On Monday, a company called Rocket Lab used a helicopter to grab a huge booster section of a rocket out of the air as it fell from space. Like SpaceX, Rocket Lab hopes to lower the costs of rocket launches by reusing parts.
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One of the challenges facing the world as it fights the climate crisis is how to remove pollution from the air, and store it so that it's harmless. Today, NFK looks at the promise and challenges of "capturing carbon".
A company called OpenAI has recently announced a new version of its AI artist, DALL-E 2. Given just a short sentence describing a picture, the tool can create complicated images in many different styles.
In today's news roundup, the US Senate approves Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court justice, Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that its prime minister can face a no-confidence vote, and a drone company plays an April Fools joke on the city of Dallas.
Starlink, a new satellite internet system from the company SpaceX, is changing the world more quickly than many people expected. The system can be very useful in remote areas and emergency situations, but it also presents several important problems.
As the world depends more and more on computers and smart phones, many countries are thinking about making a digital version of their currency. These "digital currencies" could offer many advantages, but they also have a number of downsides.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
In today's news roundup, the United States marks one year since its Capitol was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump, five major nuclear powers say a nuclear war should never be fought, and BMW shows off an electric car that can change colors.
To recap 2021, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some stories that show how technology is changing our world.
Last Thursday, the world's first self-driving, electric container ship made its first trip to Oslo, Norway. The ship's owners aim to cut pollution by moving large amounts of products by water on the southern coast of Norway instead of by truck.