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Eutelsat Quantum: breakthrough reprogrammable satellite launches

Transmission beams can be reconfigured from the ground, whereas most commercial satellites are hard-wired before launchThe world’s first commercial fully reprogrammable satellite has been launched, ushering in a new era of more flexible communications.Unlike conventional models that are designed and “hard-wired” on Earth and cannot be repurposed once in orbit, the UK-engineered Eutelsat Quantum allows users to tailor it almost in real-time. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, Technology, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, Eutelsat Quantum


Google Fi Purportedly Isn’t Letting Subscribers Call Poison Control for Some Weird Reason

Considering the amount of poisonous substances in this world, which can range from mundane things like nail polish to unlikely things like house plants, it’s pretty important to be able to call Poison Control if you’re exposed to something potentially toxic. Unfortunately, if you’re a Google Fi user, that might not be…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Chrome Os, Poison, Computing, Reddit, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Poison Control Center, Computer Architecture


How Donald Bren’s $100 million gift powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund the research. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s S...
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$100M gift from Irvine Co.’s Bren powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund Caltech’s research. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Calte...
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Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 210 cases; Queensland announces snap lockdown of 11 LGAs after six new infections

Victoria records two new cases as NSW police set up exclusion zone and threaten fines over protestCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.22am BST Hazzard is aske...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Central Coast, NSW, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: Queensland announces snap lockdown of 11 LGAs after six new cases; NSW police brace for Sydney protest

Victoria records two new cases as NSW police set up exclusion zone and threaten fines over protestCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.23am BST Young:I expect ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, PA, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, University Of Queensland, Sunshine Coast, NSW, Royal Brisbane, Coronavirus


Delta variant cases have spiked in the UK, but deaths have not - a sign vaccines are working

People walk along the River Thames in London, July 27, 2021. The Delta variant is driving a surge of COVID-19 cases in UK, like in many other places. But deaths in the UK have not spiked nearly as much as they did during prior surges. The UK has fully vaccinated 72% of its population, and that's kept deaths down even as cases rose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The highly contagious Delta variant is spurring surges of COVID-19 across the globe.But in the UK, where ...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Delta, Astrazeneca, Vaccines, River Thames, Johnson Johnson, Matt Dunham, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Delta variant


Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Read more...
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This Is the Way...to the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Lego heading back to The Mandalorian, old favorites heading back to Ghostbusters, some very pretty Uno cards, and Hasbro taking another crack at the “build-your-own lightsaber” toy. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Barack Obama, Lego, Hasbro, Shepard Fairey, Lightsaber, Ray, Mattel, Peter, Luke, Darth Maul, Jedi, Andre, WINSTON, Obi Wan


Covid Australia live news update: NSW police brace for lockdown protests as Victoria records two new cases

Anti-lockdown protests planned in Sydney after Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders back pathway out of rolling lockdownsCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefi...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Bondi, NSW Police, Coronavirus, Bondi Rumba Bondi Tony, North Bondi FishBondi Rumba


81 Million Americans Are Suffering Under Heat Watches and Warnings

Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service.Read more...
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Gov. Abbott banned COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state

In this Wednesday, March 17, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference about migrant children detentions, in Dallas. Associated Press/LM Otero Texas Gov. Abbott signed a new executive order on Friday banning mask mandates and vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Texas Gov. Abbott signed on Friday, banning COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates in Texas, despite cases continuing to rise in the state.The order bans government entitie...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, Trends, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Texas Gov Abbott, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk, Dallas Associated Press LM Otero Texas Gov Abbott, Department of Health This


I Accidentally Recorded At Least 682 Gigabytes of Video of Myself Without My Knowledge

It’s happened to all of us: You’ve been browsing your hard drive and found hundreds of gigabytes of lengthy video files of the inside of your office, apparently filmed without your awareness. Dozens or possibly hundreds of hours of footage of whatever you’re up to when you don’t think you’re being observed, and you…Read more...
Tags: Science, Software, Webcam, Computing, Free Software, Dick, Edward Cullen, Tom McKay, OBS Studio, Andrew Couts, Videotelephony, Free And Open Source Software, Screencasting Software


The CDC's leaked document is 'largely reassuring' for vaccinated people, says a Brown University public-health expert

Medical staff member Gabriel Cervera Rodriguez raises his fist to celebrate receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 21, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images An internal CDC document suggests the Delta variant poses a mounting threat in the US. But Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown School of Public Health, called the document "reassuring." The bottom line, Jha wrote, is that Delta is "really bad," but our vaccines are "really good." See...
Tags: England, Science, News, Cdc, Scotland, Brown University, Israel, US, Trends, Cases, Arkansas, Delta, Deaths, Pfizer, Louisiana, The Washington Post


A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Congress, California, US, Articles, Economy, Labor Rights, Overtime, John Mcdonnell, Full Time Job, Labor Relations, Wages and Salaries, Fair Labor Standards Act, Mark Takano, Working time


Taika Waititi's Flash Gordon Film Might Be Live-Action Now

Filmmaker Taika Waititi is involved with so many things it’s very easy to forget one or two. For example, you probably remember he’s making Thor: Love and Thunder, and he’s supposed to do a Star Wars movie. You may even know he’s a bad guy in the new Ryan Reynolds movie Free Guy and produces What We Do in the Shadows,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Films, Boy, Thor, Ryan Reynolds, George Lucas, What We Do In The Shadows, Thunder, Flash Gordon, Gordon, Collider, Taika Waititi, John Davis, Waititi, Taika


A Séance Goes Alarmingly Awry in This Spooky Excerpt From A Lesson in Vengeance

It’s a known fact that we here at io9 are quite fond of stories set at spooky boarding schools, so we’re very excited to be sharing an exclusive excerpt from Victoria Lee’s witchy new boarding school-set novel A Lesson in Vengeance, which blends queer themes with Gothic chills.Read more...
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CDC document offers more evidence that booster shots could help immunocompromised people in the face of Delta

Elsa Gavina gets the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru on April 26, 2021. Raul Sifuentes/Getty Images Delta will make breakthrough cases more common among immunocompromised people, a CDC document says. The document says mRNA vaccines are far less effective at preventing hospitalizations among people with weakened immune systems. US regulators may eventually recommend booster shots for immunocompromised people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disease experts have long ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, France, Israel, US, Trends, Cnn, Immune System, Delta, Disease, Ohio, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


10 Quick Questions: glued to Australia’s Covid-19 press conferences? Prove it

Reporter Matilda Boseley tests your knowledge of the funniest and most bizarre moments from Australia’s Covid pressers in our new Saturday quiz seriesAustralians the country over have adopted a dark and destructive pastime. It may be vital to our very survival, but overindulge and you will find yourself a nervous wreck, rocking back and forth, or – even worse – falling in love with a chief health officer.I am of course talking about the daily spectacle of the Covid-19 press conference. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian media, Coronavirus, Matilda Boseley


Will Everyone Be Exposed to Covid-19 Eventually? It's Complicated

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance on masking for those fully vaccinated against covid-19, recommending that people living in areas of high transmission once again don masks while inside public spaces. The move came after the CDC obtained new data concerning the Delta…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, United States, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Immunology, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Biotechnology, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


Google’s ‘time crystals’ could be the greatest scientific achievement of our lifetimes

Eureka! A research team featuring dozens of scientists working in partnership with Google‘s quantum computing labs may have created the world’s first time crystal inside a quantum computer. This is the kind of news that makes me want to jump up and do a happy dance. These scientists may have produced an entirely new phase of matter. I’m going to do my best to explain what that means and why I personally believe this is the most important scientific breakthrough in our lifetimes. However, for the...
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Astronomers Spot Two Unusually Red Objects in the Asteroid Belt

They’re red, they’re reasonably big, and they have no business being in the main asteroid belt, but their discovery confirms the complex conditions in place when the solar system was still forming. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Asteroid, Solar System, Kuiper Belt, Planetary Science, Applied Sciences, Space Science, Asteroid Belt, Technology Internet, Extraterrestrial Water, Formation And Evolution Of The Solar System, Sunao Hasegawa, Planetesimal, 269 Justitia


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Speedo's Ridiculously Expensive Swimsuit for Olympians Actually Made Me Swim Faster

The sporting goods world is rife with hype. Can these basketball shoes make you jump higher? Can this jersey cut through the air and make you run faster? Usually, the answer is no. So when Speedo pitched me on its current high-end racing swimsuit, which some prominent Olympians are currently wearing, I didn’t think…Read more...
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Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Black Widow Lawsuit Escalates as Scarlett Johansson's Team Fires Back at Disney

Like a battle in a Marvel movie, Disney and Scarlett Johansson continue to exchange punches. Read more...
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Top 5 Places to Try to Escape Societal Collapse

Everybody needs a plan to survive the zombie apocalypse, climate apocalypse, financial apocalypse, or all of the above. You need your shotgun, your go-bags, and your pickup truck but mostly you just need a good place to hide out while all the shit goes down—a refuge from systemic, global collapse. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, World, Iceland, Countries, The Lord Of The Rings, Technological Change, Renewable Resource, Renewable Energy Technology, Low Carbon Economy, Member States Of The United Nations, Island Countries


So, This Is What It Takes to Get Tim Cook to Say ‘F*ck’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not known for losing his cool. He’s had stern words for Facebook, and people trying to make a TV show based on Gawker for Apple TV+, but generally speaking? Cook comes off as a genial, if surprisingly swole, gent—your wholesome tech grandpa. At least, until you put him on the phone with Tesla CEO…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cook, Tesla, Tim Cook, Corporate Governance, Donald Trump, Hyperloop, Epic Games, Ashlee Vance, Businesspeople, Tim Higgins, Tesla Inc


Batman: The Movie Remains as Goofy and Entertaining as Ever

Even if you know what to expect, watching 1966's Batman: The Movie today is shocking. After years of being pummeled with serious, gritty, big-budget superhero spectacles, it’s hard to fathom a film as innocent and self-aware as the one based on the popular TV show. Everyone involved is so game for silliness, so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Todd, Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Tim Burton Batman, Cesar Romero, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne


Australian Court Rules That Yes, AI Can Be an Inventor

In what can only be considered a triumph for all robot-kind, this week, a federal court has ruled that an artificially intelligent machine can, in fact, be an inventor—a decision that came after a year’s worth of legal battles across the globe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Invention, Human Behavior, Inventor, Patent, Patent Law, Cognition, European Patent Office, Stephen Thaler, Dabu, Ryan Abbot, Dabus, Mental Processes, United States Patent Law, Jonathan Beach



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