Health Fitness

Astronomers Treasure Map

The number of known planets in our solar system has changed over time, but we’re currently sitting at eight since the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet. However, some scientists believe there is a ninth planet lurking out there in the inky blackness at the edge of the solar system. …

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Samsung Galaxy A21

(Photo: Samsung)If hopping on a plane in the middle of a pandemic isn’t nerve-wracking enough, imagine the terror of those aboard Alaskan Airlines flight 751 this week when a Samsung Galaxy A21 randomly caught fire. The phone combusted just after the plane reached the Seattle-Tacoma airport on Monday evening. The …

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Clay Debuts A New Tool

A new startup called Clay, backed by $8 million in seed funding, has built a system designed to help you be more thoughtful with the people in your life, which operates somewhat like a personal CRM. With Clay, you build a collection of the people you meet by connecting your …

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Webb Space Telescope

It has been a long, long road, but NASA has now officially completed work on the James Webb Space Telescope. This follow-up to Hubble has been in some phase of development since the late 1990s, and the cost has ballooned to $10 billion, but we’re mere months away from the …

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Einstein Ring Formation

The universe can be a confusing place. Even simple things like arithmetic can fail you when extreme physics come into play. Case in point, the latest image release from the revived Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers have used the orbiting observatory to capture a rare Einstein Ring. You might think there …

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Curiosity Rover Celebrate’s

NASA’s new Perseverance rover hasn’t even been on the red planet long enough to get dusty, so everything it does is still big news. However, the Curiosity rover is still there as well, plugging along as it sojourns up the side of Mount Sharp. NASA recently released a new panorama …

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Intel Dominate’s Server Market

ARM server CPUs have gotten a lot of attention over the last decade, as multiple companies attempted to bring competitive products to market without much success. In the past few years, the situation has changed somewhat. While ARM accounts for just a fraction of the overall server market, companies like …

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Intel’s New Arc-Branded GPUs

Intel has announced the new brand name for its consumer GPU products as well as code names for future GPU microarchitectures. The Xe microarchitecture has a new codename: Alchemist. Following Alchemist, we’ll see the launch of Battlemage, Celestial, and Druid. Intel did not disclose whether future Druid customers will be …

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Missing Rock Sample

NASA was flummoxed last week when the Perseverance rover attempted to collect its first rock core sample only to find the sample tube empty. The missing core was nowhere to be found, so the team had to take a step back and assess the situation on Mars. Now, NASA believes …

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SpaceX Buys ‘Nano Satellite’ Startup Swarm

SpaceX is the world’s largest satellite operator with thousands of Starlink internet nodes in its orbital constellation, and you can add 150 more to the tally. SpaceX has informed regulators that it’s buying a satellite internet startup called Swarm. This firm focuses on so-called “nano satellites” for IoT applications, but …

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