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Coronavirus live news: Trump calls 200,000 US deaths 'a shame'; UK restrictions could last six months

World reports just under two million Covid-19 cases in one week; UK government asks people to work from home; Madrid residents advised not to travel. Follow the latest updatesUS President Donald Trump calls 200,000 deaths ‘a shame’US reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, highest in worldWeekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHOBoris Johnson sets out new UK restrictions at ‘perilous turning point’Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says supercomputer 1.09am BST In Scotlan...
Tags: UK, Science, Scotland, US, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Dundee, Madrid, Donald Trump, Trump, Parker House, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, WHOBoris Johnson


'Unknown' space debris almost flew within 1 mile of the International Space Station. As junk builds up in orbit, the danger of collisions is growing.

The International Space Station. NASA NASA says "an unknown piece of space debris" flew uncomfortably close the International Space Station on Tuesday. The debris, which was predicted to zip past the ISS at 6:21 p.m. ET, would have come within 1.39 kilometers (0.86 mile) of the station. However, mission controllers fired the engine of an attached Russian cargo spaceship to move the orbiting laboratory out of the way. The threat of space debris has grown in recent decades more satellites laun...
Tags: Space, Science, Congress, India, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronauts, Iss, Space Junk, Space Debris, Mission Control, US Russia, Chris Cassidy


Starving Artists and Design Students Can Afford This Cheap but Accurate Real-Life Color Picker

Check the camera roll on any designer’s smartphone and you’ll find hundreds of random images they snapped for inspiration or because they simply liked a color. But it’s not the best tool for the job. A dedicated color detector is far more accurate, and with Datacolor’s new ColorReader EZ, it’s no longer an obscenely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Design, Color, Tech, Consumer Tech, Datacolor, Colorreader Ez


Microsoft Lands Exclusive License for OpenAI's Astonishing GPT-3 Model

Microsoft is having a hell of a week. On Monday, the company announced a $7.5 billion deal to acquire Zenimax and all of its big video game properties. In one move, the Xbox platform’s future suddenly looked a lot brighter. Today, Microsoft announced another deal that could also have a huge long-term impact in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Machine Learning, Openai, ZeniMax, GPT, Gpt 3


1,000-Year-Old Precursor to Stainless Steel Found in Iran, Surprising Archaeologists

Chromium steel, commonly referred to as stainless steel, is thought to be a recent manufacturing innovation, but new evidence suggests ancient Persians stumbled upon an early version of this alloy some 1,000 years ago, in what is a surprise to archaeologists.Read more...
Tags: Science, Iran, Anthropology, Materials Science, Ancient Persia, Ancient Blades, Chromium Steel, Stainless Steel Found


ISS forced to move to avoid space debris

Nasa says astronauts sheltered in the Soyuz spacecraft so they could evacuate if necessary during the ‘avoidance manoeuvre’Astronauts aboard the International Space Station were carrying out an “avoidance manoeuvre” on Tuesday to ensure the station would not be hit by a piece of debris, the US space agency Nasa announced.The debris should pass within “several kilometres” of the International Space Station (ISS), but out of an abundance of caution, its trajectory was being changed to move it furt...
Tags: Space, Science, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss


Fossils found in New Zealand suggest the ancestor of all penguins lived on Earth's lost 8th continent, Zealandia

An artist's impression of the Eudyptes atatu penguin in New Zealand 3 million years ago. Simone Giovanardi/Massey University Researchers in New Zealand identified a new, extinct penguin species via fossils. The discovery indicates that crested penguins have lived in New Zealand for millions of years. Based on this and other findings, researchers believe all modern-day penguins evolved from ancient penguins that roamed the now-sunken continent of Zealandia. Visit Business Insider's hom...
Tags: Science, News, Biology, Australia, Trends, Earth, New Zealand, Penguin, Thomas, Massey University, Moseley, Museum of New Zealand, Daniel Thomas, Zealandia, Susie Neilson, Simone Giovanardi Massey University Researchers


A New Director Has Boarded the Cassian Andor Star Wars Show

As things move ahead with Disney+’s The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Cassian Andor’s show just got a significant update.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Diego Luna, Tony Gilroy, Cassian Andor, Toby Haynes, Disney Plus


A Handful of New Emoji, Ranked

Everyone loves good emoji, am I right, folks?Read more...
Tags: Science, Emoji, Unicode, Heartburn


So Long, Supergirl

The Arrowverse is about to get a bit smaller. The CW has announced that Supergirl will be coming to an end after its upcoming sixth season, bringing the story of Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) to a close.Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Cw, DC Entertainment, Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, Kara Danvers Melissa Benoist, Dc Cw Verse


iPad Who? For Under $200, You Should Buy an Android Tablet

Top Product: Amazon Fire HD 10 | $110 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Android, Science, Tablets, Fire Tablets, Android Tablets, Best Android Tablets


CMU’s MoonRanger robot rover will be the first to search for water ice on the Moon in 2022

Carnegie Mellon University and spinoff space startup Astrobotic are developing a robotic rover to look for water on the Moon, and the little bot just passed the crucial preliminary design review phase, putting it one step closer to its inaugural mission planned for 2022. MoonRanger is aiming to be the first robotic detective to investigate whether buried ice is present in sufficient quantities to be useful to future lunar explorers. MoonRanger could well be the first, provided it sticks to...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Robotics, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Carnegie Mellon University, Viper, Outer Space, CMU, Masten Space Systems, Masten


Amazon's Error Dogs, Ranked

The video game world spent a significant portion of the morning trying to score an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. More often than not, folks were met with error screens telling them their efforts were in vain.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Dogs, Xbox, Kotaku Core, Lists, Ranked, Preorder, Ranked Lists, Underexplained Lists, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Hell Yes, It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Friends: The time has come. It’s the first day of fall, and you can partially fill the coronavirus-vaccine-shaped hole in your heart by getting a flu shot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Public Health, Flu, Vaccines, Flu Shot, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Nvidia RTX 3080 eBay Debacle Exposed a Scalper Bot Civil War

Last week, RTX 3080 scalpers pissed off a lot of Nvidia GPU fans by buying up all the graphics cards and attempting to resell them for hundreds of dollars more than the actual MSRP. Unfortunately, this is a common scalper tactic: Buy up as many items of a single product as possible, create a false scarcity, and sell…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ebay, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Gpus, Scalpers, Nvidia GPU, RTX 3080, Not Today Satan


Content Moderator Exposed to Child Assault and Animal Torture Sues YouTube

Long since report after report indicated that emotional trauma is an occupational hazard of content moderation, YouTube is still hurling low-wage workers into a daily emotional onslaught, allegedly with limited mental health safeguards. In a class action suit filed yesterday, a former moderator claims that a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Lawsuits, Content Moderation


I Lost My Mind Customizing My iPhone Home Screen for the Aesthetic in iOS 14

I don’t care how cute the photos look. I don’t care how easy Instagram and TikTok tutorials make it seem. For the love of God, please, please, please practice self-care and do not customize your iOS 14 home screens for the aesthetic. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apps, Science, Widgets, Home Screens, Ios 14, App Library, Turn Back From Aesthetic Hell


All the New and Returning Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Other Genre Shows Coming to Your TV This Fall

Thank goodness for TV, our go-to entertainment resource when new movies are mostly unavailable, and leaving the house at all feels like a generally bad idea. While some 2020 shows have been postponed due to production delays, the fall slate of sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre shows is still pretty darn jam-packed.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, South Park, Pandora, Supernatural, Streaming, Utopia, The Simpsons, Unsolved Mysteries, Fear The Walking Dead, The Stand, Animaniacs, Primal, Bobs Burgers, His Dark Materials, Star Trek Discovery


NASA just unveiled its step-by-step plan to land astronauts on the moon via the Artemis program — then build a lunar base

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks at a briefing on the Artemis lunar exploration program, September 11, 2019, in Washington, DC. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani NASA just unveiled its first full plan for its Artemis program, a series of missions to return people to the moon for the first time since 1972. The program would launch an uncrewed mission around the moon in 2021, followed by a crewed moon flyby in 2023, then a lunar landing in 2024. The plan also calls for NASA and other agencies t...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, House Of Representatives, Orion, Mars, Artemis, South Pole


Pentagon Got $1 Billion to Fight Coronavirus, Bought Drones, Jet Parts, and Body Armor Instead: Report

The Pentagon has spent the $1 billion it received through the CARES Act on personal protective equipment, medical gear, and other emergency response supplies to support the nation’s teetering healthcare system. Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, War, Military, US military, Pentagon, Military Industrial Complex, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, CARES Act


The Indie Team Behind Beast Heart! Strikers Tells Us About Bringing the Tokusatsu Spirit to Comics

Tokusatsu is, by its very nature, a practical medium. It’s people in Spandex and rubbery monster suits, it’s special effects, it’s models of cities being blown the hell up by Kaiju. But despite being a genre ripe with superheroic figures—from Super Sentai teams, to Kamen Riders, to Ultraman—it’s never really been a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Preview, Power Rangers, Hank Jones, Kamen Rider, Tokusatsu, Super Sentai, Joe Hunter, Lan Pitts, Beast Heart Strikers, Frank Cvetkovic, Swordshark Press, Tokusatsu Spirit to Comics


China Just Made A Major Carbon Neutrality Promise

As a way to avoid making commitments to address climate change, U.S. leaders will often make the bad faith argument that their actions aren’t as important as those of the world’s top carbon emitter, China. Well, America, I hate to break it to you, but China just massively upped its climate commitments. Your move.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, United Nations, Greenhouse Gases, Carbon Pollution, China Well America


The One Good Scene in: Beneath the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes is a classic. Of course, I’m talking about the original (the Tim Burton remake is another “one good scene” post in the making). There was huge demand for a sequel, one that would expand the story’s world and mythos following that dynamic ending. That didn’t quite happen with Beneath the Planet of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tim Burton, Fox, Planet Of The Apes, Charlton Heston, James Gregory, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, James Franciscus, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Maurice Evans, One Good Scene, Ted Post


Facebook Follows Up Vow to Fight Climate Change With 'Mass Censorship' of Climate Activists

Just last week, Facebook launched an initiative to uplift climate science. It was wildly misguided, yes, but the company was trying to show it’s down for the cause or something. Now, the company is proving just how devoted to climate activism it is by, um, booting environmental justice organizers from the platform.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Censorship, Organizing, Climate Denial, Wetsuweten


Xbox Series X Pre-Orders Have Been A Debacle So Far

Despite advance notice, a set time, and links set up for all of the retailers who would be selling the Xbox Series X and Series S today, trying to pre-order Microsoft’s next-gen console has been a massive headache.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, Kotakucore, Target, Gamestop, Pre Order, Next Gen, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


Facebook's Newest TikTok Clone Is A Bummer

Today in things that nobody asked for: Facebook is testing the waters with yet another app that copies one of TikTok’s core features. Those keeping track at home might notice this marks the third time this year that Mark Zuckerberg has slyly attempted to rip off the same app he’s been doing all he can to politically…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, This Shit Again, Tiktok, Three Whole Panels


NASA Finally Puts a Price Tag on 2024 Moon Landing

NASA revealed new details about the Artemis moon landing program yesterday, including a detailed budget, project timelines, and an ambitious plan to build a permanent base at the lunar south pole.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Artemis, Moon Landing, Lunar Missions


If You Hate Your Ears, Then Why Not Build a Portable Floppy Disk Walkman?

There have been a lot of questionable portable music player formats over the years (does anyone remember the Iomega HipZip?), but Terence Eden’s homebrew Walkman that plays entire albums off of old-school 3.5-inch floppy disks is an obscure masterpiece. If you consider yourself an audiophile, you’ll want to look away…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Tech, Hacks, Walkman, Floppy Disk, Terence Eden


Coronavirus live news: US passes 200,000 Covid deaths; EU summit postponed after president quarantined

Charles Michel’s bodyguard tests positive; Italy introduces border tests for French visitors; Madrid residents advised not to travelUS reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, highest in worldWeekly number of new cases at highest level, says WHOBoris Johnson sets out new UK restrictions at ‘perilous turning point’Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says supercomputerUK coronavirus updates – live 5.38pm BST The Czech Republic will further limit the number of spectators at sporting event...
Tags: UK, Science, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Czech Republic, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Madrid, Charles Michel, Coronavirus outbreak, WHOBoris Johnson, 10pm Mlada Fronta Dnes


New Tallest Skyscrapers Plans

French architectural studio, Rescubika, proposes skyscraper that would be the tallest building in New York. The building design is called Mandragore and it would be a 2400-foot-tall tower. It would... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, Future, World, Cities, Innovation, Skyscrapers, Buildings, Rescubika



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