Cow Herder Use Drones to Collect Livestock

Cow Herder Use Drones to Collect Livestock

An Australian citizen herds a thousand cattle by lifting only one finger. The herder is one of hundreds of breeders who use drones to make their work more efficient and for some, to make their work safer.

Grazing cattle at Calliope Station, Queensland has never been easier. Instead of using three people who ride a quad bike, a four-wheeled motorbike which is also often called an ATV to herd cattle, Will Wilson simply does it with a drone.

"If we think about methodology, industry and try to be at the forefront, we have to look at the latest technology and try and then use it," he explained.


After successfully collecting all the livestock using a drone for the first time, Wilson is now considering practicing it permanently on his land.

According to Wilson, technology will not be able to replace jobs in the field. A number of workers are still needed to herd the cattle to the field. But drones can help keep herders from harm.

“We've been injured from falling from a motorcycle before, also of course from a previous horse. So far, I have dropped several drones and I have not been injured. So, there are arguments that suggest this is a safer way to shepherd, ”said Wilson.

The Farmsafe industry group is encouraging producers to look for new ways to make agriculture a safer workplace. Charles Armstrong, chairman of Farmsafe explained, "Anything that can replace a dangerous vehicle or machine like a quad bike and make work more effective is worth it."

Drones are not only used for livestock purposes. Farmers also use it to check plant health and moisture content. With the development of technology, drones are increasingly being used in these two industrial fields.

Meg Kummerow, an agricultural drone specialist has helped hundreds of herders incorporate technology into their work. “I think drones will be something they can use in the future. That will be one of the tools in the farmers' toolbox, ”he explained.
Virgin Orbit Fails on First Rocket Launch

Virgin Orbit Fails on First Rocket Launch

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Monday (5/25), failed in a new rocket test by Boeing 747 and was launched over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.

The initial launch seemed to go well until just after the rocket was released from under the left wing of the jumbo jet dubbed Cosmic Girl

"We confirm the release of the rocket from the aircraft. However, the mission was stopped immediately to the flight. Cosmic Girl and the flight crew were in a safe state and returned to base," Virgin Orbit said via an official Twitter account commenting on the launch.

There was no further notice of possible obstacles with the rocket carrying the test satellite.

Modified jumbo jets take off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles and glide just outside the Channel Islands, where the rocket release takes place.

The rocket should have fallen for a few seconds before the first step of the two stages was ignited and pushed it ashore towards the South Pole to load the displayed charge into low Earth orbit.

The Virgin Orbit flight aims to collect data at each step of the launch process rather than using orbiting satellites.

These efforts were carried out after five years of development of the 21.3 meter LauncherOne rocket .
Hundreds of Israeli Websites Have Been Hacked, Allegedly by Iran

Hundreds of Israeli Websites Have Been Hacked, Allegedly by Iran

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, cyber attacks between countries have also become more widespread (photo: illustration).

Cyber ​​or cyber attacks have taken place quickly and are getting worse around the world during these days of global uncertainty due to the corona virus. Countries accuse one another of involvement in cyber warfare, and each also claims to be a victim of cyber attacks. International organizations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have also been targeted.

The situation can be illustrated like a high-stakes cyber ping-pong game. Israel's National Cyber ​​Directorate announced that hundreds of Israeli websites had been hacked, possibly by Iran.

The contents of these websites have been replaced with warnings in Hebrew and English that "the countdown to the destruction of Israel has begun."

US will Launch Astronauts Again into Space

US will Launch Astronauts Again into Space

Two NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (left) and Doug Hurley pose at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, Wednesday (5/20).

United States Space Agency or NASA and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida welcomed the arrival of two astronauts who are scheduled to be launched into space Wednesday (5/27) next. They are the first humans to depart from the US in the last 9 years.

NASA pilot pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived from Houston on a NASA jet on Wednesday (5/20). They will make history as the first astronauts to fly into space using commercial aircraft.
Japan Launches New Unit to Increase Space Defense

Japan Launches New Unit to Increase Space Defense

Japan has launched a new space defense unit on Monday (5/18) to monitor and overcome threats to its satellites.

The Space Operations Squadron, which is part of the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces, currently only has 20 members, and is expected to expand to around 100 members as soon as the unit is fully operational in 2023.

The role of the unit is mainly to monitor and protect Japanese satellites from enemy attacks or space junk, such as fragments of satellites and rockets.
Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono (left) handed the flag of the Space Operations Squadron unit to unit head Toshihide Ashiki (right), at a launch ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Monday.

The unit will also control satellite-based navigation and establish communications with other military units in the field.

The launch of the new unit took place amid growing Japanese concern about China and Russia trying to find ways to interfere in, disable and destroy satellites.

The unit will collaborate with the US Space Command formed by President Donald Trump last year, and Japan's Space Exploration Service, said Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kano.

This new unit is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ambition to encourage the Japanese Self-Defense Forces to enhance its international capabilities and role. He wants Japan to increase cooperation and compatibility of its weapons with the US in the face of China and North Korea which have increased military capabilities.
NASA Contracts 3 US Companies for Landing on the Moon

NASA Contracts 3 US Companies for Landing on the Moon

American national space agency, NASA, gave contracts to three American companies to make spacecraft to land humans on the moon in 2024.

In a long-distance press conference on Thursday (30/4), NASA announced it was choosing Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos's space exploration company, which also owns the Washington Post and newspapers; Dynetics, a research company, a subsidiary of Leidos, based in Huntsville, Alabama; and SpaceX, a company based in Hawthorne, California, owned by Elon Musk.

NASA says the three companies will compete to design and develop a system for the agency's Artemis program, which aims to land humans on the moon for the first time since the 1970s. The project will also create a system in 2028 that can be used to explore the solar system.

In a statement, NASA said the three commercial partners would improve the landing concept in the months to February 2021. The agency would evaluate which contractors would carry out the initial demonstration mission, and from that mission, NASA would determine the final lunar landers.

The Washington Post reported that both NASA and the White House still had to convince Congress to fund the program, which was projected to cost 35 billion dollars by 2024.
Alabama High School Students Name NASA Mars Helicopters

Alabama High School Students Name NASA Mars Helicopters

Nasa'S American Space agency, named  "Ingenuity " for its revolutionary new Mars helicopter. The name was proposed by Vaneeza Rupani, Tuscaloosa County High School student in Alabama.

Rupani proposed the name and explained the motivation behind the name in the NASA essay contest  "Name the Rover. " The contest asked participants to name the helicopter and explorer Mars which will be combined when departed for the Red Planet, possibly later this year.

Last March, NASA chose the name  "Perseverance " For Mars Explorers, based on essays by students from Virginia. They returned to the essays that came in to also choose a name for the helicopter.

Rupani explained, he proposed Ingenuity because the name highlights the ability of humans to  "Do cool things like sending robots to other planets and doing science on Mars. " NASA agreed, and phoned him this week, notifying the news.

The Helicopter was designed as the first aircraft to try powered flight on another planet. If The 31-day trial trip was successful, the small helicopter would prove that powered flights could be carried out on Mars and paved the way for future aircraft.

NASA is preparing for Ingenuity and Perseverance to be launched in July or August.

Hubble Telescope, 30 Years Observe Space

Hubble Telescope, 30 Years Observe Space

Friday (4/24) marks 30 years since the Hubble Telescope, the first optical telescope in space, was sent into orbit.

Hubble was launched into orbit by boarding the shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990 and then being positioned by the shuttle crew.

The telescope, which took the name of American astronomer Edwin Hubble, was made because astronomers in the US space agency NASA wanted an observatory that was free of the Earth's atmosphere and the light produced by humans.

But the initial excitement about Hubble soon turned to disappointment when it was discovered that the Telescope's primary mirror was made incorrectly, thus obscuring hubling's optics.

Space shuttle astronauts have visited Hubble five times, from 1993 to 2009, to improve and improve the 13-meter observatory. This improvement came to fruition soon, and since then, Hubble has made more than 1.4 million significant observations and findings.

Among other things, Hubble proved the existence of a very massive black hole and found its location at the center of most galaxies. Hubble also helped determine the exact age of the universe at 13.8 billion years, by determining the current rate of expansion of the universe with a level of uncertainty of only three percent.

The Hubble replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope, was originally going to be launched in 2018, but has been delayed several times, and now will be launched as soon as 2021.

Australia will Force Google, Facebook to Pay for News Content

Australia will Force Google, Facebook to Pay for News Content

Australia says Facebook and Google will soon have to pay news media for their content.

Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg announced Monday (20/4) that the government monitoring organization, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), will launch a mandatory code of conduct next July that will discuss disparities between the news media and internet giant companies in terms of online advertising revenue. Facebook and Google accept almost all online advertisements spent in Australia.

The new rules will be enforced following 18 months of talks with US technology companies about voluntary codes of conduct failing to produce an agreement. Australia will be the third Western country to implement such a plan, following similar steps by Spain and France.

Australian media companies lost millions of advertising revenue in the last month alone due to the Corona virus pandemic.

Facebook issued a statement that the company was  "disappointed " by the government's decision, saying it had started investing millions of dollars in the Australian news industry, while Google said it would continue to work with Australian news media, the ACCC and the government, to compile a code of conduct.
Artificial Intelligence in Technology Will Increase Unemployment?

Artificial Intelligence in Technology Will Increase Unemployment?

Many people worry that increasing the use of robots in our daily lives will only increase the amount of unemployment. Many advantages possessed by robots, for example, can work without stopping, never complaining or asking for salary.

An example of using robots that have taken over thousands of human jobs is in the car industry. When we go to a modern car factory, most of the work is done by robots, from printing parts of car bodies, welding and assembling to painting cars.

All of that work was done by humans, but robots can do it more quickly and efficiently.

There are obviously workers or laborers affected by this automation. But This is not the first, and certainly not the last. Still remember the telephone system in the 1950s? When It is to call someone, the owner of the telephone at home picks up the receiver and he will be connected to the operator at the telephone office. This will connect your telephone to the telephone number requested.

Since then telephone technology has continued to advance, starting with a rotary telephone system, where users have dialed the dial on phones equipped from zero to nine. Then go one step further with the push button telephone, which greatly speeds up the connection, without the assistance of the operator, and now almost everyone has a smart phone, which is not wired and can work automatically with the owner's voice command.

That is just automation, but now more and more used what is called artificial intelligence or artificial intelligence in making robots.

Artificial intelligence is the opposite of human intelligence, meaning that humans can do things using the brain and hands. Robots equipped with artificial intelligence are computer-driven robots that have software that can analyze their environment using a number of formulas or regulations, and act when they ensure that all the rules are met.

Robots like this can also be equipped with machine learning software so that he can make decisions based on parameters or information contained in his computer.

For Many people, robots who have artificial intelligence often remind stories in science fiction where the computer or robot they command has been so advanced and can even defeat human ability.

Artificial intelligence that is currently popular is the technology used to make self-driving cars, which are cars that can drive themselves, after the user gives instructions to the computer. For example,  "Take Me to the Sarinah shop on Jalan Thamrin. " The computer in the car will check the database and find the store in question.
2 NASA Astronauts, 1 Russian Cosmonaut Return to Earth

2 NASA Astronauts, 1 Russian Cosmonaut Return to Earth

Two astronauts from the US Space Agency (NASA) and a Russian cosmonaut landed Friday in Kazakhstan after months of being on the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronauts Andrew Morgan and Jessica Meir and Russian Space Agency Cosmonaut Roscosmos Oleg Skripochka left the ISS with the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft Friday morning (17/4).

Three hours later, the three landed with parachutes on the steppes in Kazakshtan, outside the remote town of Dzhezkazgan. After a post-landing inspection, the three were flown by helicopter to the Russian Space Center in Baikonur.

Morgan's 272-day mission began on July 20, 2019, while Meir and Skripochka left Earth on September 25 last year. 
Australian People Urged to Use the Corona Positive Tracking Application

Australian People Urged to Use the Corona Positive Tracking Application

Australians are urged to install controversial applications on cellphones that will track their movements, while a number of top state officials have warned Friday that people's lives will be confined for another year due to the corona virus outbreak.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said downloading the smartphone software-which denounced civil liberties advocacy groups as an invasion of privacy-was initially voluntary. However, he refused to remove the possibility of requiring the use of the application called  "TraceTogether ".