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The Hubble Space Telescope captured an awe-inspiring image of a spiral galaxy roughly 42 million light-years from Earth. Messier 99, or M99, is a part of the constellation Coma Berenices. Messier 99, or M99, is an example of a "grand design" spiral galaxy due to it being so well-defined, with prominent spiral arms... Read more...
Researchers are looking to target haptics for AR/VR at the second most sensitive and dense of mechanoreceptors, the mouth. So, if you have ever felt your VR/AR experience has been lacking a bit of taste, this will give you something to chew on. Virtual and augmented reality has been making strides in terms of... Read more...
A lunar eclipse will occur on May 15-16, as the Sun, Earth, and Moon align so that the Moon passes into Earth's shadow. Some will be privy to a total eclipse, which is often referred to as a Blood Moon due to its reddish hue. If you are wanting to view the upcoming lunar eclipse, you do not need to worry about... Read more...
Ian Goodfellow, Apple's director of machine learning, has left the company after three years of service. It is believed that a large part of his decision to leave had to do with Apple's policy on returning to in-person work in its various offices. Apple was able to sway the noted artificial intelligence expert away... Read more...
The Ferrari SP48 Unica is a gorgeous work of art on wheels, born from the mind of an anonymous owner and Ferrari's design team. This one-of-a-kind automobile was built through the Italian automaker's Special Projects program and we cannot take our eyes off of it. Ferrari's SP48 Unica is an exquisite one-off based... Read more...
Microsoft and Volkswagen are teaming up together to create new uses for the Hololens 2 augmented-reality headset. The duo is looking to enable the AR headset to be able to train drivers and eventually create new experiences for autonomous vehicles. The joint project was announced via a blog post on Microsoft's... Read more...
NASA has produced an eerie sonification from the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, and it sounds like it belongs in a Stephen King inspired flick. The release of the sonification is part of NASA's Black Hole Week this year. The black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been... Read more...
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is beefing up its Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit in an attempt to protect crypto investors and further thwart cyber-related threats. The unit, formerly known as the Cyber Unit, is adding 20 positions to its cyber-crime fighting force. The Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit has... Read more...
A pair of meteor showers should provide sky watchers plenty to be excited about in the month of May. Eta Aquariids will open up the show of fireballs, with tau Herculids closing out the show at the end of the month. Meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere are not uncommon, with most being particles that are no larger... Read more...
The latest Roblox outage has some of its fan base freaking out from their inability of being able to play the popular game. One person posted a reply to Roblox on Twitter saying, "Fix it please I'm shaking." That's probably a tongue-in-cheek tweet, but who really knows. Yesterday Spotify and Roblox announced a... Read more...
Scientists are using satellite imagery from space to study the impact of cow burps on the environment. That's right, we're talking about cattle belches, which are the focus of a new study concerning methane emissions and how they pertain to climate change. Contrary to popular belief, a cow's flatulence only... Read more...
Spotify and Roblox have teamed up to build an island in the metaverse where you can hang out with all your friends and listen to some tunes. This collaboration makes Spotify the first music streaming brand to have a presence on Roblox with the creation of Spotify Island. Roblox and Spotify have created large fan... Read more...
New data suggests that post-starburst galaxies hold onto and compress large amounts of highly-concentrated, turbulent gas, but not to form stars as expected. The new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) shows that these galaxies do not scatter all of their star-forming fuel, as previously... Read more...
A mechanical jumper just set a new record for any known jumper, engineered or biological. The jumping robot is able to leap an astounding 100 feet (30 meters) into the air. The Eliot Hawkes Lab's jumping robot is referred to as a fresh approach to the design of jumping devices. It was developed by UC Santa Barbara... Read more...
Researchers have determined that a type of rock on Mars may be the result of cataclysmic eruptions from colossal volcanic calderas. The team from Arizona State University have been scouring data collected over decades, covering several Mars missions. A team of researchers led by Steve Ruff of Arizona State... Read more...
NASA believes it has solved a 60-year-old mystery pertaining to a process known as magnetic reconnection. Scientists with the space agency's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS, have developed a theory they believe explains how the most explosive type of magnetic reconnection occurs. To put this in... Read more...
Venus and Jupiter are on what looks like a collision source in the night sky, in a rare otherworldly event. The two planets have been inching closer to one another every day this month. If you looked up at the sky this morning, you may have noticed what appeared to be two bright stars close to one another. Chances... Read more...
Snap, parent company of Snapchat, has created a new way for you to use its Snap camera, and it is taking selfies to a new height (literally) with Pixy, described as "your friendly flying camera" that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The art of taking a selfie is an ever-evolving task. Smartphones are... Read more...
End-to-end space company Rocket Lab is set to try and catch a falling booster rocket as it falls from space later today. This unique approach entails utilizing a helicopter to latch onto a cord dangling from the booster rocket's parachute as it floats toward the ocean. SpaceX and Blue Origin have capitalized on... Read more...
The XPS 13 Plus is Dell's latest introduction into the company's highly acclaimed XPS family of premium laptops. This new variant model received major updates to performance, industrial design, and materials, and it's available to purchase now. Dell announced the retooled XPS 13 Plus during CES 2022, and the... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that Meta is working on a new high-end VR headset, but it's not being made for playtime. The new headset, codenamed Project Cambria, will be "more focused on work use cases" and is set to release later this year. Meta's Quest 2 VR headset is one the most popular options on the market... Read more...
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter gathered footage recently of an 'otherworldly' wreckage site. The wreckage is actually the remains of the parachute and the cone-shaped backshell that helped Perseverance land safely on the Martian surface. The Perseverance rover landed intact on Mars back on February 18, 2021... Read more...
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