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As the space around Earth becomes more crowded with satellites and other spacecraft, NASA has a plan for a sustainable future within the cosmos. The space agency recently released the first part of its integrated Space Sustainability Strategy, marking initial progress for NASA on the issue at hand. It feels like... Read more...
While the 2024 total solar eclipse has come and gone, NASA wants everyone to know there are plenty more eclipses on the horizon ahead of the next total solar eclipse in North America in August 2044. Over the next two years, folks willing to travel can catch an annular solar eclipse in South America this fall, and a... Read more...
Logitech G has unleashed its new compact professional-grade Logitech G Pro X 60 wireless gaming keyboard. The company touts its new 60 percent keyboard as one that meets the evolving needs of pro-gamers, which is a vague claim, but it's underpinned by some nifty features. When it comes to gaming keyboards, many... Read more...
A new scathing report suggests that Google and other AI companies have been training AI models on YouTube videos, calling into question whether the companies have been violating the content creators' copyrights. The report dives into the depths companies like OpenAI and Meta have gone to in order to scrape the barrel... Read more...
With the day of the total solar eclipse finally upon us, many may be wondering what time they need to head outside to view the celestial event. So, if you are in Mexico, or all the way up at the Island of Newfoundland, be sure to know exactly when to look up at the sky (which hopefully won’t be falling), with proper... Read more...
The upcoming total solar eclipse has been making plenty of headlines as of late, leaving some to wonder how agencies such as NASA devise the maps predicting the path of totality. Well, it all comes down to knowing the precise shape and position of the Moon, and a few other key features and environmental aspects... Read more...
A Google Pixel camera expert shares tips and tricks for capturing the upcoming total solar eclipse with a smartphone. The total solar eclipse will make its way across North America on April 8, 2024, with an estimated 115-mile wide path of totality. Michael Specht, a Pixel Camera product manager and image quality... Read more...
Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have devised a brain-computer interface (BCI) to help improve the lives of people with motor disabilities. The new study differs from Musk-backed Neuralink’s BCI in a couple of ways, with it being external and its ability to be used by multiple patients. Brain-computer... Read more...
ViewSonic has announced its LDC series customizable all-in-one mega LED displays, which enable adaptable display configurations in various aspect ratios and sizes up to a whopping 760 inches. The company says these new displays are flexible in customizable configurations, and make things such as installation... Read more...
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is celebrating the completion of the largest camera ever built for astronomy and astrophysics. The mammoth 3,200-megapixel (3.2-gigapixel) prime focus digital camera will soon ship to Chile and be mounted on a telescope inside the Rubin Observatory. The Legacy Survey of Space... Read more...
With the upcoming total solar eclipse, Moon buggy showdowns, and even the White House wanting to give the lunar destination its own celestial time zone, the Moon has been making a lot of headlines as of late. The total solar eclipse will occur in just a few days on April 8, 2024. It will darken the land across... Read more...
OpenAI has dropped the need for having to sign into an account in order to use its ChatGPT website, but there are caveats in doing so. The no-need to sign in way to access ChatGPT is currently rolling out to a select few markets, and will gradually become available worldwide. ChatGPT has become a go-to method for... Read more...
As NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover arrives at Gediz Vallis channel, scientists are intrigued with the possibility of finding clues about the history of water on the Red Planet. Gediz Vallis channel may have been home to an ancient and winding river, with potential evidence that would confirm how the channel was... Read more...
As people prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse, a rare and sinister sounding comet, nicknamed the “devil comet,” is crashing the celestial party. Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, also known as the “Mother of Dragons” comet, is now visible in the northern hemisphere night sky for the first time in around 70... Read more...
Last month, Samsung announced that Galaxy AI would be integrated with Bixby, and now it appears the company wants to add generative AI to that list. New details surrounding Bixby comes from a high-ranking executive at the company, who says Samsung is looking for new ways to separate itself from the rest of the pack... Read more...
More leaks have emerged regarding the upcoming Sony Playstation 5 Pro. Prior leaks have pointed to a console with more RAM, an overclocked mode, and an upgrade to AMD's RDNA 3 graphics architecture. As PC gaming becomes more affordable and accessible, many console gamers are having a harder time justifying the... Read more...
LinkedIn is experimenting with the idea of bringing TikTok style short-form video to its business-centric social network. The Microsoft-owned social media network is playing around with the video shorts idea in hopes it will bolster video content in a timely and easily discoverable manner. It is no secret that... Read more...
The long-awaited announcement of when RCS messaging would become available on Apple’s iOS platform has come from an unexpected source, none other than Google. Until Google’s surprise and short-lived announcement, Apple had only remarked about the arrival as being “later next year,” following its announcement of RCS in... Read more...
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that its Smart Lunar Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) had successfully reawakened following a chilling second lunar night, which equates to two weeks back here on Earth. SLIM was even capable of transmitting images of the surrounding lunar landscape... Read more...
Nikon just introduced a new camera lens to its lineup that might just be what some shutterbugs are looking for. The Nikkor 28-400mm f/4-8 VR is a high-magnification full-frame zoom lens that is compatible with the Nikon Z mount system. Every photographer seeks out at least one lens that can serve as an all around... Read more...
A photography expert has shared some vital techniques and practices to capturing the upcoming total solar eclipse in stunning fashion. The April 8th event will be Stan Honda’s third time photographing a total solar eclipse. Stan Honda, who has worked 34 years as a photojournalist, will be in Fredericksburg, Texas... Read more...
A new image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has astronomers excited about magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), as well as it hinting at a hidden jet. The image showed Sgr A* in polarized light for the first time, revealing a magnetic... Read more...
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