Russia Blocks Tor, Accusing It of Enabling Illegal Content

Russia has decided to block the Tor network, accusing it of facilitating the access to illegal content. Tor is short for The Onion Router. It is a free global service aiming to conceal users’ locations and traffic; allowing them to avoid lawful and unlawful monitoring.

Japan to Build Wooden Satellites to Avoid Space Junk

Sumotomo Forestry Wooden Satellites Project

Sumitomo Forestry, a Japanese wood processing company, has started developing wooden satellites, in partnership with Kyoto University. The project is proposed as a solution to the space junk problem. Thus, end-of-life wooden satellites would fully burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere without leaving any harmful debris.