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What We Know About NASA's Supposedly 'Successful' Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, …

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Apple Patent Explores Phone Charging Touch Keyboard

Apple Patent Explores Phone Charging Touch Keyboard

MacBook Pro 14Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Apple’s MacBooks haven’t changed much over the past decade or so. Some of the latest models were recently redesigned with modern features, but their form remains that of traditional laptops. That isn’t due to a lack of ideas. Between each model refresh is a flood of patents conjured up by …

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The Mites That Live and Breed on Your Face Have Anuses, Genome Study Finds

The Mites That Live and Breed on Your Face Have Anuses, Genome Study Finds

An illustration of Demodex folliculorum. Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists have finally unraveled the genetic secrets of humanity’s coziest roommates: Demodex folliculorum, also known as the skin mite. Among other things, the findings confirm that these moths actually do have uses, contrary to previous speculation. They also indicate that the microscopic animals may not be as …

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Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn't Go as Planned

Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn’t Go as Planned

The Cygnus space freighter approaching the ISS on February 21, 2022. Photo: NASA NASA is currently evaluating the ability of docked Cygnus spacecraft to serve as boosters for the International Space Station, but a recent test of the concept was quickly stopped, for reasons that aren’t yet clear. The engine firing of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus …

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Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn't Go as Planned

Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn’t Go as Planned

The Cygnus space freighter approaching the ISS on February 21, 2022. Photo: NASA NASA is currently evaluating the ability of docked Cygnus spacecraft to serve as boosters for the International Space Station, but a recent test of the concept was quickly stopped, for reasons that aren’t yet clear. The engine firing of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus …

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New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

New Strain of Extensively Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Appears in Austria

An illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Tea rise of super gonorrhoea continue unabated. Scientists in Europe say they’ve recently discovered a new strain of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhea—the second such strain to be found worldwide in recent years. The bacteria was detected in April in a man from Austria, who likely caught it while traveling …

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Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

A Southeast Greenland polar bear on glacier, or freshwater, ice at 61 degrees north in September 2016.Photo: Thomas W. Johansen/NASA Oceans Melting Greenland Researchers have identified a previously unknown population of polar bears living in isolation Southeast Greenland. The bears hunt for seals in fjords, on freshwater ice shelves, instead of on rapidly receding sea …

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New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

New and Used GPU Prices Continue to Fall as Crypto Collapses

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 TiImage: Nvidia Bad news for crypto miners is good news for gamers. While GPU prices have steadily fallen over the past few months, the ongoing cryptocurrency crash appears to be expediting the return to MSRP. As Tom’s Hardware reports, GPU prices decreased by around 15% in May following drops of 10% …

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You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

You Can Narrate Life Like Morgan Freeman With Augmented Voice

The Voicemod app now includes voices for rough approximations of Morgan Freeman, HAL-9000, and more.Screenshot: Voicemod I wanted to see how alike I could be to HAL-9000 in my own, ragged rendition of the song Daisy Bell. It turns out, I actually sound better as the vague approximation of the demented artificial intelligence from 2001: …

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