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Chinese Lunar Rover

China made history in 2018 when it landed the Chang’e 4 mission on the lunar surface. The lander deployed a plucky little rover known as Yutu-2, which is still trundling around the far side of the moon—a first for humanity. Late last year, the rover spotted something unusual in the …

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Micron Memory Shortages

If you were considering upgrading your gaming rig to Intel’s new Alder Lake platform, and dropping in some DDR5 memory modules, memory manufacturer Micron has some bad news for you. The company confirmed in an earnings call recently that production of the next-gen memory modules is quite difficult at this …

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Google Pixel 6

Google’s recently released Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are huge steps forward for the company’s smartphones. Google is finally getting serious about its hardware by offering big batteries, great displays, and a custom ARM chip called Tensor. Google even boosted the Pixel series’ anemic charging speed, although, it’s not …

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Nvidia Confirms GPUs

  Nvidia has released a preview of its Q1 2021 revenue figures and a statement indicating the GPU shortage that’s bedeviled the market since September 2020 isn’t going away any time soon. The good news is, Nvidia expects to earn more than the $5.3 billion it previously predicted. Nvidia doesn’t …

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Asteroid Mission Samples

  Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission wrapped up last week when the sample container parachuted down in Australia. The mission certainly looked like a success at every step along the way, but the true test is whether or not it collected the sample it flew out there to get. Today, the Japanese …

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Intel Rocket Lake Blasts Off

  Intel’s John Bonini, Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, writes that Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake platform will debut in Q1 (other rumors say March), putting it about five months away. Beyond support for PCIe 4.0 and an emphasis on Intel’s continued ability to …

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Machine Learning AI

  Spotting exoplanets isn’t as simple as pointing a telescope at the sky and picking out the planet-shaped things. The worlds orbiting distant stars are too dim and tiny for that, but we can detect them with the help of planet-hunting satellites like TESS and the dearly departed Kepler. These …

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Micron Introduces HBMnext

  Micron has made a pair of announcements around next-generation memory technologies, HBMnext and GDDR6X. The latter will debut with the upcoming RTX 3090, which will offer 12GB of onboard RAM. There has been talk that Nvidia might bump high-end RAM capacities (and there’s no mention of an RTX 3090 …

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AMD Confirms All on Schedule

  One of the best outcomes of Lisa Su’s tenure as CEO of AMD has been the company’s roadmap execution. Under her predecessors, AMD’s roadmaps were often more like a guidelines than an actual rule (to steal a phrase). According to AMD’s quarterly earnings call this week, however, the company …

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Chicxulub Asteroid

Chicxulub Asteroid Caused End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction, New Study Confirms The end-Cretaceous mass extinction 66 million years ago eradicated roughly 75% of the animal and plant species on Earth, including whole groups like non-avian dinosaurs and ammonites. Debate lingers over what caused this extinction, with intense volcanic activity in India’s Deccan …

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