NASA, the United States space agency is now busy preparing plans to land humans on the moon and experts believe that this is the first step to achieve the ultimate goal - Mars colonization. Even though there are uncertainties regarding funding, NASA aims to land on the moon by 2023 and Mars in 2033. However, several experts believe that landing humans on Mars will be undoubtedly a Herculean task, and NASA may not achieve this goal within the stipulated deadline. "A lot of people want us to have an Apollo moment, and have a president stand up like Kennedy and say, we've got to do it and the entire country comes together. If that happened, I would actually say 2027. But I don't think that's going to happen. I think in our current approach, we are going to be lucky to do it by the 2037 date," said Robert Howard, a researcher who works at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Phys.org. Howard also suggested that this deadline may be extended to 2060s if the space agency faces various other … [Read more...] about NASA’s Mars colonization mission may be delayed, experts say
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SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG: Chip experts are calling out Huawei for its claims that it could ensure a steady supply chain without U.S. help, saying the technology the Chinese telecoms network gear maker buys from American companies would be "hard to replace".The Trump administration officially added Huawei to a trade blacklist on Thursday, enacting restrictions that will make it difficult for the tech giant to do business with American firms, in its latest broadside against the company that U.S. officials have labeled a threat to national security.The head of Huawei's HiSilicon chip division on Friday shrugged off concerns about disruptions to supply, saying it has long been preparing for this kind of "extreme scenario".Huawei will aim to be technologically "self-reliant" going forward, He Tingbo said in a letter to staff.But that is easier said than done, industry experts say."I would be surprised if HiSilicon can make it without any U.S. suppliers," said Linda Sui, a Strategy Analytics … [Read more...] about Tall chip tale? Huawei’s backup plans leave experts unconvinced
By Tara Deschamps Special to the Star Mon., April 29, 2019 New European rules that will make tech firms liable for copyright violations on their platforms have been both lauded by musicians and artists and lambasted by those who champion intellectual freedom. But one thing that’s not in dispute is that similar rules won’t be coming to Canada any time soon, experts say. The copyright directive, endorsed by 19 European countries in mid-April, will compel companies such as Google and Facebook to ensure copyrighted content — everything from music and films to news and books — isn’t posted on their platforms without a creator’s permission. Some tech firms may have to acquire licences to host such material. The EU’s 28 member states now have two years to adopt the rules and create their own policies. The reforms have been touted as a way to rein in powerful tech firms and restore revenues to creative industries, often paid fractions … [Read more...] about Canada likely won’t copycat EU copyright rules, experts say. So what’s next?
Slow tax revenue growth of 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, a major decline from the 9.9 percent growth posted in the same period in 2018, could result in an increase in government debt, an expert has said. Government debt reached Rp 4.57 quadrillion (US$321.97 billion) as of March, a growth of 10.4 percent from the same period in 2018. Securities firm Samuel Sekuritas Indonesia analyst Ahmad Mikail expressed concern about government debt increasing if the government fails to boost state revenue in the coming months. “It is true that the government’s debt ratio is relatively low, namely about 30 percent to the gross domestic product (GDP). However, this does not include the debts of state-owned enterprises,” said Mikail on Sunday as reported by kontan.co.id. The Finance Ministry revealed in a report that, as of March, government spending reached Rp 452.1 trillion or 18.37 percent of the entire year's … [Read more...] about Slow tax revenue growth could increase govt debt, expert says
The EC last week resolved to press a charge against Thanathorn, accusing him of violating electoral laws by owning or holding 675,000 shares in V-Luck Media Company while registering as a party-list candidate for the general election. Both the Constitution and the MPs Election Act prohibit MP candidates from holding shares in media companies. If found guilty, Thanathorn would be disqualified as an MP and face a possible jail term of one to 10 years as well as a ban from running in elections for 20 years. Thanathorn is scheduled to give testimony to defend himself before the EC today. The legal question over whether the EC is authorised to investigate Thanathorn, who is the No 1 party-list candidate for Future Forward, has been debated for more than a week. One camp, including the Future Forward legal team, insists that the EC has no authority to now probe qualifications of party-list MPs, as that period had already passed or had to be completed before the March … [Read more...] about EC should pass Thanathorn case to the Constitutional Court, expert says