Space

The robot looking for love

Dhaka: Is this the droid you’re looking for? It may be best known for Walkmans, Playstations and cameras, but Japanese electronics giant Sony has its sights set on robotics. The firm has revealed its plans to get back into robotics, a full decade since its last foray – in the form of robo-dog Aibo. Sony’s chief executive Kazuo Hirai said ...

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Nasa balloon breaks flight record

Dhaka: A scientific balloon launched by Nasa to study bursts gamma rays from space has broken a record for the longest flight to be completed by such an aircraft. The giant super-pressure balloon traveled from New Zealand to Peru in a flight that took 46 days, 20 hours, and 19 minutes. The test flight is seen as a significant step ...

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