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China’s Chang’e moon probe: We finally know exactly where spacecraft landed
The craft landed on the far side of our natural satellite months ago. Until now, we didn’t know exactly where.
ARTICLE BY ERIC MACK SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 3:49 PM PDT
Foldable phones deserve foldable batteries, say scientists working on the tech
These stretchy prototype batteries could also be used in rollable displays and even smart clothing.
ARTICLE BY SHELBY BROWN SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 3:40 PM PDT
Nuclear weapons lab buys D-Wave’s next-gen quantum computer
Los Alamos National Laboratory will install D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit Advantage system in 2020.
ARTICLE BY STEPHEN SHANKLAND SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 12:15 PM PDT
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows off gymnastics skills in new video
Atlas sticks the landing.
ARTICLE BY SHELBY BROWN SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 11:27 AM PDT
Global Climate Strike protesters rise up in Sydney
Vantablack swallows everything it’s painted on
See the Perseid meteor shower make a celestial scene worldwide
Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship
Boston Dynamics launches Spot robot dog sales with splashy video
You’ll want to buy a Spot of your own after watching the promo video.
ARTICLE BY AMANDA KOOSER SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 8:39 AM PDT
NASA black hole safety video warns you’ll be stretched into a giant noodle
Don’t be fooled by the adorable black holes in this video.
ARTICLE BY AMANDA KOOSER SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 8:15 AM PDT
Seaweed is gobbling up Mexican beaches
Sargassum, a brown algae, is dangerous to coastal ecosystems and to humans.
ARTICLE BY MEGAN WOLLERTON SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 5:00 AM PDT
Facebook buys startup working on technology that lets you control computers with your mind
Typing on a screen could become a thing of the past.
ARTICLE BY QUEENIE WONG SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 4:31 PM PDT
Watch the Volocopter air taxi make its debut urban flight
WeWork’s Wi-Fi security is trash (The Daily Charge, 9/19/2019)
This machine creates artificial vision for the blind
Facebook ready to hide likes, SpaceX satellite almost crashes
NASA orders up fresh batch of Orion moon mission spacecraft
The space agency plans to drop at least $4.6 billion on six new spaceships.
ARTICLE BY AMANDA KOOSER SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 3:18 PM PDT
Cats really do give a damn about their caregivers, scientists say
Dog lovers can quit lording it over us now.
ARTICLE BY AMANDA KOOSER SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 1:54 PM PDT
SpaceX Starship’s new fins bode well for Elon Musk and his Mars rocket
Starship Mk1, a cross between a Dragon, Falcon and a skydiver, is coming together quickly in Texas.
ARTICLE BY ERIC MACK SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 12:00 PM PDT
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