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Industry packs big tech into miniature satellites

When you think of satellites, spacecraft like Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite, launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, comes to mind. These days, the satellite industry is all about miniaturization – and so-called ‘CubeSats’ are all the rage.

Woman in a gas mask smelling flowers.

The history of Earth Day

Earth Day began in the United States in 1970 as a national day to unite on causes affecting the health of the planet – and those who live on it.


UN Chinese Language Day: What it takes to learn Chinese

April 20th is UN Chinese Language Day, which aims to celebrate cultural diversity. It’s a fitting theme here in the United States, where more and more people are trying their hand at Mandarin – including many of our colleagues here at CGTN America. Here’s a look at what it takes to learn Chinese.


Moon pushes for third Kim-Trump summit

President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea visited the White House Thursday, hoping to revive stalled talks between the U.S. and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea over nuclear disarmament. Those negotiations broke down in February when President Donald Trump walked away from a meeting […]