Tianwen1 probe sends back its first picture of Mars

Chinese spacecraft aiming to enter orbit in days before putting down lander and rover months laterChina’s Tianwen-1 probe has sent back its first picture of Mars, the Chinese space agency has said, as the mission prepares to touch down later this year.The spacecraft, launched in July around the same time as a US mission, is expected to enter Mars orbit around 10 February. Continue reading...
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Apple Has Reportedly Hit Pause on Electric Car Talks with Hyundai and Kia

For Apple fans eagerly waiting for the long-rumored Apple car to become a reality, I have some good news and bad news. The good news: Word is Apple has been chatting with Hyundai and Kia about collaborating on an electric vehicle. The bad news: Those talks have apparently stalled. Read more...
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Amazon Fails to Stall Unionization Vote in Alabama

A last-ditch attempt by Amazon to delay a vote on unionization at one of its larger warehouses has failed, paving the way for the first serious effort to organize workers at the tech giant since a failed attempt in Delaware in 2014.Read more...
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Researchers Just Looked at Neanderthal Poop to Understand Their Guts

Around 50,000 years ago, a bunch of Neanderthals made a home—and a bathroom—out of what is now a rocky escarpment south of Valencia, Spain. Over the last few years, some of those paleo-poops, the oldest known to come from a human species, have been excavated and analyzed. Now, researchers have caught a glimpse of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Microbiome, Gut, Gut Flora, Valencia Spain, Environmental Microbiology, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Microbiomes, Branches Of Biology, Early Modern Human, Bacteriology, Microorganism

Let's Break Down That WandaVision Opening Credits Sequence, Shall We?

As long as we got each other / We got the world spinnin’ right in our hands - Wanda Maximoff, basically.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Vision, Elizabeth Olsen, Maybe, Human Interest, Scarlet Witch, Deniece Williams, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters, WandaVision, Entertainment Culture, Family Ties

Americans will soon have access to 9 at-home COVID-19 tests. Here's how to get them and use them.

Ellume and Abbott Laboratories expect to deliver millions of at-home COVID-19 tests in 2021. Ellume, Jeffrey Rosenthal, Andrea Michelson Six companies are joining the effort to make home COVID-19 testing widely available. The White House plans to boost production of 60 million home tests by summer 2021. Lucira Health, Ellume, and Abbott Laboratories have already been authorized to produce at-home tests. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House COVID-19 Response T...
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Which of the Rejected Names for Space Force Members Should've Made the Cut?

The Biden administration is doing what it can to rapidly reverse the policies of Donald Trump and contain the coronavirus pandemic. That’s left little room for the White House to think about the future of Space Force—one of Trump’s favorite bragging points. But we have fresh intel on the creation of the military…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, White House, Guardian, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Biden, Marvel Comics, Donald Trump, Trump, Starlord, Space Force, Creative Works, Trekkie

Nvidia's $40 Billion Arm Acquisition Is Under Scrutiny

As expected, Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm is nowhere near a done deal.Read more...
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The Real-World Covid-19 Vaccine Data Is Looking Really Good

Covid-19 vaccines have been available to the general public for about two months now, though far too few people have been vaccinated. But the real-world data from these vaccines are starting to become clear, and the news is encouraging so far. New reports from the UK and Israel this week suggest that these vaccines…Read more...
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Plex Media Has a Big Security Flaw

Plex Media might be best known as the streaming service suited for creating custom TV channels, but it turns out those servers can be abused for more nefarious purposes. On Thursday, the cybersecurity firm Netscout reported that the same custom servers used to host these channels are also being used to beef up denial…Read more...
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Variant first found in UK now accounts for 6% of German cases – as it happened

This blog is now closed. We’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus – latest updates 10.45pm GMT You can keep reading along on our new blog, run by Graham Readfearn in Australia. Here it is: Related: Coronavirus live news: Greece limits AstraZeneca jab to under 65s; close contacts of Melbourne hotel worker test negative 10.34pm GMT We’re shutting down this blog now, but you can follow along for all the latest developments on our new blog. I’ll post a link when it’s up and...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Greece, Australia, Mexico, Americas, US news, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Graham Readfearn, Coronavirus

The 10 Best Deals of February 5, 2021

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Open Channel: Show Us Your Super Bowl Setup

The big game is coming up this Sunday, and more than any year ever before, it’s probably best enjoyed at home with comfy seating and an excellent snack spread.Read more...
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Here's How to Unlock Your iPhone While You're Wearing a Mask With the iOS 14.5 Beta

So, you’ve heard about a new feature that will allow you to unlock your iPhone while you’re wearing a mask, and you want it. (Who could blame you?!) The good news is, you can access it with a public beta that’s now available. The bad news is that you’ll have to jump through a few hoops before you’re able to use it.…Read more...
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Christopher Plummer, Acting Legend and Qo'noS' Finest Shakespearean, Has Died

Christopher Plummer, one of the greatest actors of all time, has passed away at the age of 91. It happened at his home in Connecticut with his wife of 53 years, Elaine Taylor, by his side.Read more...
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Dril Is Making a Video Game for 'True and Brave Gamers Only'

There are celebrities, and then there are influencers, and then there is Dril. And now, he’s making the “next great gaming classic.”Read more...
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Democrats' New Section 230 Bill Could 'Devastate' the Internet, Experts Say

New legislation introduced Friday by three Democratic senators purportedly aimed at holding social media companies accountable for harassment and discrimination on their platforms could have dire consequences unforeseen by the bill’s authors, experts said.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Internet Access, Ron Wyden, Mazie Hirono, Section 230, Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, Communications Decency Act, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Earn It Act, United States Federal Legislation

Long Sheets of Paper-Thin Printed Speakers Could be the Future of Surround Sound

A proper surround sound setup usually involved a room filled with boxy speakers in every corner, but researchers at Germany’s Chemnitz University of Technology have developed a way to print long strips of paper loudspeakers that can be rolled up into a 360-degree surround sound experience more immersive than even a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Germany, Articles, Paper, Printing, Science and Technology, Consumer Electronics, Audio Engineering, Flexible Electronics, Emerging Technologies, Loudspeaker, Electronics Manufacturing, Chemnitz University of Technology, Technology Internet, Lamination

WandaVision Just Pulled Out a Few Shockingly Big Guns

WandaVision hit a major turning point last week when it showed the state of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe outside of Westview, New Jersey by looking back on how Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Paris), Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), and Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) all came to be involved in the situation. This week’s “On A…Read more...
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Parler Cancels Its Own CEO

Parler, the social media network for right-wingers who had already successfully alienated their family and friends on other sites, has canned its CEO John Matze.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Dan Bongino, Rebekah Mercer, Parler, John Matze, Alt Tech, Universal Windows Platform Apps, John Matze Read

This Electric Duster Will Motivate You to Clean Your Disgusting PC

You may be asking: Tom, why are you reviewing an electronic dust blower? Well, there are multiple reasons why I decided to pick up an XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro. They’re pretty simple: I’ve come to truly hate ordering compressed air cans, especially when I forget to do so until dust becomes a problem, and I’ve sat idly by…Read more...
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Xiaomi's Latest Concept Phone Has Quadruple Waterfall Edges, but No Ports

Xiaomi’s no stranger to far-out concept phones. In a new teaser, the Chinese phone maker is pushing things to the extreme with a concept handset that features waterfall edges that wrap around all four sides of the device.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Xiaomi Mi 5, Technology Internet, Xiaomi Mi 11

Coronavirus live news: variant first found in UK now accounts for 6% of German cases; Israel to ease lockdown

Germany warns new variants are set to spread; Israel to keep borders closed; Von der Leyen compares UK vaccine ‘speedboat’ to EU ‘tanker’Von der Leyen: UK is Covid vaccine ‘speedboat’ while EU is ‘tanker’US records more than 5,000 Covid deaths in a day after auditIsrael: vaccinated grandparents play with grandchildren againUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.34pm GMT The Czech government faces the threat that parliament may tie its hands in efforts to combat the p...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Mexico, Germany, Israel, Americas, US, Eu, US news, Belgium, Vaccines and immunisation, Communist Party, Reuters, Andrej Babis, von der Leyen

China's new Mars probe took its first photo of the red planet as the mission prepares to make history

A black-and-white image of Mars taken by China's Tianwen-1 probe, released by China on February 5, 2021. China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft has beamed back its first photo: a black-and-white snapshot of Mars. The probe is one of three Mars missions arriving at the planet this month. Tianwen-1 aims to deploy a radar-equipped rover and seek underground water sources that may harbor alien microbes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. China's first interplanetary probe is n...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Water, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Aliens, Rover, Alien Life, Mars, Solar System, Extraterrestrial Life, Mars Mission

Once the World’s Largest Iceberg, A68a Is Now a Shattered Mess

The latest satellite imagery suggests iceberg A68a is in its death throes, as the once-colossal iceberg has deteriorated rapidly over the past week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Icebergs, South Georgia, Water Ice, Ice Shelf, Glaciology, A68, Physical Geography, Geography Of Antarctica

Space Sweepers Is a Wild Space Action Movie With a Meandering Core

The first and last half-hours of Space Sweepers, Jo Sung-Hee’s new Netflix movie, have some of the grandest, most fun space action we’re likely to see in a movie this year. It’s got a bit of a problem, though: in between those chunks is another hour-plus of movie that can’t really decide what it wants to be until it’s…Read more...
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The Brain-Bending A Glitch in the Matrix Questions Both Reality and Sanity

If you’re familiar with the work of documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher—The S From Hell, Room 237, The Nightmare—you know he excels at focusing on topics that stir up excitement and existential dread all at the same time. His latest, A Glitch in the Matrix, probes simulation theory with similar intent.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, The Matrix, Glitch, Matrix, Rodney Ascher, Tin Man, Software Bugs, Digital Electronics, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Computer Errors, Simulated Reality In Fiction

Google Pays News Platforms in Australia to Prove No Law Is Needed to Make It Pay News Platforms

Australians suffering through anxiety caused by the looming threat of having to switch to Bing for their search results received a bit of welcome news on Friday. As the country’s lawmakers move forward on plans to force Google to pay news providers, the tech giant has launched a small paid news platform in Australia. Read more...
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Oxford Covid vaccine almost as effective against Kent variant, trials suggest

Scientists say it offers only slightly lower protection compared with original CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is nearly as effective against the Kent variant as it is against older forms of the virus, according to preliminary research results.Researchers analysed swabs from trial volunteers who developed asymptomatic or symptomatic infections to determine which variant of the virus they had ...
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