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SpaceX Selected by NASA To Launch First Two Elements of the Lunar Gateway

NASA selected SpaceX to deliver the first two segments of the moon-orbiting Lunar Gateway space station on Wednesday, the second high-profile contract the government agency awarded the private aerospace manufacturer this week.Read more...
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Gina Carano Is No Longer a Part of Star Wars

Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, will no longer be on the show.Read more...
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Washington hospitals unknowingly bought 300,000 counterfeit N95 masks. At least 4 other states bought fakes too.

Nurse Dana Simmers dons a 3M N95 mask. Bing Guan/Reuters The Washington State Hospital Association unknowingly bought 300,000 counterfeit 3M masks. The fake N95 masks, which passed physical inspection and testing, got distributed to 40 hospitals. Hospitals in at least four other states bought fakes too, according to federal investigators. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Healthcare workers in at least 40 hospitals across Washington state may have been using fake N95 ...
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Alexa Can Share Songs You're Listening to With Friends

Love a song and want to share it with a pal? You can do it with your Alexa device now.
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Toyota Will Introduce its First All-Electric Vehicles in the US This Year

After years of resisting all-electric vehicles, Toyota announced on Wednesday plans to debut its first mass-market all-electric vehicles in the United States later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Cars, US, United States, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Toyota, Toyota Prius, Motor Vehicles, Compact Cars, Sedans, Business Finance, Plug In Hybrid, Hatchbacks, Electric Vehicle Conversion


California is now the 4th state to report cases of the more infectious coronavirus variant found in South Africa

Alameda County workers line up to receive coronavirus vaccines outside St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California on January 8, 2021. Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images California is the latest state to report cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant found in South Africa The variant, first identified in in October, has been found in at least four US states. The variant seems to partially evade immunity gained in response to vaccines or infection with the o...
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Unreal Engine's MetaHuman Creator Is Like The Sims 4 on Steroids, and I Love It

Epic’s Unreal Engine is making it easier for game developers to create and customize realistic human-like characters with its new MetaHuman Creator, which gives devs the ability to fine-tune facial features, skin complexion, and work from preset body types, hair, clothing, and even teeth. Watching it in action, I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Motion Capture, Unreal Engine, Unreal, The Sims, Windows Games, Life Simulation Games, Video Gaming, Creative Works, Electronic Arts Games


A newly discovered space object called 'Farfarout' is the most distant thing in our solar system

An artist's interpretation of Farfarout. NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva Astronomers discovered a planetoid orbiting the sun further than any known object in the solar system. Called "Farfarout," the object orbits the sun every 1,000 years. Objects like Farfarout could help astronomers figure out whether a massive planet hides in the outskirts of our solar system. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Astronomers have discovered the most distant object ever found in our ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Hawaii, Asteroids, Pluto, Neptune, Solar System, Dwarf Planet, Au, International Astronomical Union, Planet 9, Northern Arizona University


Israel to open leisure facilities to vaccinated – as it happened

WHO recommends AstraZeneca jab ‘even if variants present’; Israel to open hotels and gyms to those who have had vaccine or recovered from virus. This blow is now closed – follow our new one belowCoronavirus live updates 12.09am GMT We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all the day’s developments on our new blog below: Related: Coronavirus live news: Two masks 'substantially reduce' exposure; Italy to reopen ski resorts 11.38pm GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Israel, World news, Italy, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Commercializing deep tech startups: A practical guide for founders and investors

Vin Lingathoti Contributor Share on Twitter Vin Lingathoti is a partner at Cambridge Innovation Capital, where he focuses on technology investments. A software engineer by background, Vin has spent more than a decade in Silicon Valley working with tech companies. Before joining CIC, he led venture investments and acquisitions for Cisco Systems in London and San Jose. As a deep tech investor, I have often noticed that deep tech...
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NASA: We should look for polluted planets if we want to find smart ETs

And you shall know them by the pollution in their skies: A team of NASA-funded researchers may have developed a new method for sussing out intelligent extraterrestrial life. TL;DR: It’s nitrogen-dioxide. Up front: Finding evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life in an infinite universe is, perhaps, the most monumental undertaking a scientist can endeavor to. In order to narrow the field down from trillions of stars, we need search filters. The NASA-funded team decided to look for signs of t...
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Check Out All of Lelo’s New Releases and Work Your Way To a Big “O”

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VTubing Is More Than Just Livestreaming With Cute Anime Avatars

There’s a new type of livestream building steam: It’s called VTubing, and for many people, it might only exist as thumbnails in YouTube’s recommended videos section. But VTubing is way more involved than just clips that feature kawaii anime avatars. It’s an important evolution of our social media landscape.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Films, Avatar, Streaming, Virtual Reality, Livestreaming, Otaku, Kizuna Ai, Video Game Live Streaming, Virtual YouTubers, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Hololive Production, Internet Broadcasting


Life on Mars? Escaping water vapour offers new clues

Researchers detected water emanating high up in thin atmosphere of red planet while Tianwen-1 probe entered orbit on WednesdayResearchers have observed water vapour escaping high up in the thin atmosphere of Mars, offering tantalising new clues as to whether the red planet could have once hosted life.The traces of ancient valleys and river channels suggest liquid water once flowed across the surface of Mars. Today, the water is mostly locked up in the planet’s ice caps or buried underground. Con...
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The Siberian Tundra Is Doing That Exploding Thing Again

The Siberian tundra is still out here exploding. A new study from the Woodwell Climate Research Center has identified three new craters in the region’s increasingly volatile permafrost, and the climate crisis is to blame.Read more...
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The Most Iconic Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films Streaming on HBO Max

So, you’ve got an HBO Max subscription. Maybe you got it to watch Wonder Woman 1984 and are gonna hold on to it until Godzilla vs. Kong comes out. Maybe you’ll keep it going until the fourth Matrix or the new Dune. But what can you watch in the meantime? Is there more than just all of HBO’s old shows and some upcoming…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, Batman, Godzilla, Kong, King Kong, Zilla, MonsterVerse, HBO Max, Creative Works, English Language Films, Godzilla Films, Japanese Language Films, Science Fiction Film, Entertainment Culture


CDC Releases New Advice and Data on Double-Masking

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance about the best ways to use masks to help prevent transmission of covid-19. One key recommendation highlights the added benefits of using a more snugly fitting mask or pairing a cloth mask with a surgical mask. Experimental data collected by…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of February 10, 2021

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This Researcher Hacked Into 35 Major Tech Companies, Including Microsoft, Tesla, and Netflix

Alex Birsan, a Romanian threat researcher, recently made over $130,000 by virtuously breaking into IT systems at dozens of major tech companies.Read more...
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Kid Cosmic's Craig McCracken Is Over Superheroes Trying to Be Cool

After decades of working in the animation industry and creating series like The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Craig McCracken’s latest project, Kid Cosmic, crash-lands onto Netflix at a time when the world’s anything but hurting for even more streaming service superhero content. And yet,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Netflix, Superheroes, Craig McCracken, The Powerpuff Girls, Toonami, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


After 17,000 Years, a Rediscovered Conch Horn Is Played Again

The seashell has been collecting dust on a museum shelf in Toulouse for the past 80 years, and before that, it had spent all of recorded history, plus a few millennia, on the floor of a cave in the Pyrenean foothills of Southern France. Now, the Marsoulas conch has been dusted off and played—and you can hear its eerie…Read more...
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Twitter Clarifies That Trump Can't Just Run for President Again to Get His Account Back

Donald Trump’s account is dead, kaput, slain, slaughtered, drawn and quartered, left out to rot and never coming back, according to Twitter.Read more...
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Scientists Have Created a Recyclable, Self-Healing Wearable That Could One Day Power Gadgets

No one wants their gadget to have crappy battery life, but it’s particularly annoying with wearables. If that new fitness tracker needs to be recharged too often, it’s going to collect dust in a drawer somewhere. Well good news, everyone. Scientists have figured out how to build a wearable thermoelectric generator…Read more...
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A Previously Undetected Chemical Reaction Has Been Spotted on Mars

For the first time ever, scientists have spotted hydrogen chloride on Mars. The source of this colorless gas remains unclear, but going theories include volcanic activity or a previously undetected chemical cycle tied to the Red Planet’s epic dust storms. Read more...
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Conch shell in French museum found to be 17,000-year-old wind instrument

Conch, unearthed in cave in Pyrenees in 1931, had been carefully drilled and shaped to make musicA 17,000-year-old conch shell that lay forgotten for more than 80 years in a museum collection has been discovered to be the oldest known wind instrument of its type, after researchers found it had been modified by its prehistoric owners to be played like a horn.First unearthed in a richly decorated cave in the Pyrenees in 1931, the large shell was initially overlooked by archaeologists, who assumed ...
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If You Hate Side Buttons, Asus' Joystick Gaming Mouse Is Perfect

There aren’t many gaming mice that incorporate a joystick into the design. The Razer Naga Trinity and Corsair Scimitar include multiple buttons on the left side, but those are designed for games like World of Warcraft or League of Legends. Binding abilities to those buttons can be more convenient for some, but…Read more...
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Mini Nuclear Reactor at Government Lab Shut Down After Radiation Leak

A small-scale nuclear reactor at a government neutron research facility was shut down last week after it began to spew elevated amounts of ionizing radiation. No employees received dangerous doses of radiation, according to officials, who are now devising a plan to determine the cause of the leak.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Radioactivity, Carcinogens, Physical Sciences, Nuclear Reactor, Energy Technology, Plutonium, Nuclear Physics, Neutron, Radiation Protection, Energy Conversion, Nuclear And Radiation Accidents And Incidents, Ionizing Radiation


Amazon Is Creating an Empire of Trash

Amazon has been making a mint during the pandemic. That business has resulted in multi-billion dollar pay days for the company’s soon-to-be former CEO, and millions of the company’s iconic cardboard boxes being left on doorsteps, and in lobbies and mailboxes every day. And when those piles of boxes climb higher, the…Read more...
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The Dick Jail Is 'Safe' Again, but Use at Your Own Risk

Last October, security researchers warned that the Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage had a serious security flaw that could allow hackers to turn a chastity device into a dick jail. Now, the device’s European distributors are saying the problem’s been fixed and your dicks are safe.Read more...
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New York's indoor sports arenas and concert venues can open at limited capacity on February 23, Gov. Cuomo announced

Masked tourists walk in front of Madison Square Garden in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that indoor sports and concert venues could re-open on February 23. Capacity will be limited to 10%, and attendees will have assigned seats spread apart. Guests will also need to get a negative COVID-19 test prior to entry, and must wear face coverings. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York state just gave sports stadiums and indoo...
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