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Jeff Bezos offers to cover "billions" in NASA costs for chance to take part in moon missions

In an open letter to NASA, Jeff Bezos has offered to waive billions of dollars in payments from the space agency in order to ensure his company Blue Origin gets to take part in its upcoming moon missions......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsJul 28th, 2021

YouTube TV in 4K: Everything you need to know

YouTube TV is one of the few streaming services that offers any content in 4K resolution. Here's what you need to know to get it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 49 min. ago

Twitter Adds Bitcoin Tipping, Pushes Further Into NFTs

Twitter will let users send and receive tips using Bitcoin as part of a broader push to help users make money from the service. From a report: Twitter also said Thursday that it's looking into authenticating users' nonfungible tokens -- digital goods.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 49 min. ago

A glimpse into the ocean"s biological carbon pump

Oceans play a key role in the global carbon dioxide balance. This is because billions of tiny algae live there, absorbing carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and incorporating it into their biomass. When these algae die, they trickle down—along w.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

Mapping of magnetic stripes to discover how fast ocean crust is created

Two University of Wyoming researchers are part of the first-ever mapping of magnetic stripes—one of the foundations of plate tectonics—within the lower gabbroic section of fast-spreading oceanic crust......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 49 min. ago

Semiconductor firms can’t find enough workers, worsening chip shortage

Material costs are rising too, and the shortage will continue into 2022. Enlarge / Don't expect cheaper chips anytime soon. (credit: Tommy/Getty Images) The semiconductor chip shortage that has so vexed the auto industry looks set to continue.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 17 min. ago

Life support cooked up from lunar rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases. A laboratory demonstrator, developed by a consortium of the Politecnico Milano, the European Space Agency, the It.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 49 min. ago

An experimental loop for simulating nuclear reactors in space

Nuclear thermal propulsion, which uses heat from nuclear reactions as fuel, could be used one day in human spaceflight, possibly even for missions to Mars. Its development, however, poses a challenge. The materials used must be able to withstand high.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 Review: Fast but not flawless

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 accomplished what it sets out to do, offers the most powerful ThinkPad you can buy. But it's not class-leading......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 17 min. ago

Judge Releases Redacted Lunar Lander Lawsuit From Bezos" Blue Origin Against NASA-SpaceX Contract

ytene writes: As reported by CNBC, the US Court of Federal Claims has released a redacted version of the lawsuit, filed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, in a complaint against NASA. Earlier this year, the agency had awarded a $2.9 billion contract to Spac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 17 min. ago

Jeep, Fiat, Ram to raise money for fighting pandemics in deal with Bono brand company

The Stellantis brands will release special edition vehicles as part of a multiyear partnership with Red, a brand licensing company that raises money to fight global health emergencies......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

The new Microsoft Surface Go is out, so Amazon discounted the original by $250

The Microsoft Surface Go is light, portable, and reliable; attach a Type Cover and this nifty tablet becomes a powerful 2-in-1 laptop......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA"s NIAC Program Gives a Sneak Peek at the Future of Space Travel

As the agency develops plans for exploring the moon and Mars, it's seeking cutting-edge research that could turn science fiction into reality......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA finds 2021 Arctic summer sea ice 12th-lowest on record

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer. The summertime extent is the 12th-lowest in the satellite record, according to scientists at the NASA-sup.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA"s James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Wind energy can help Earth blow back climate calamity

The answer to climate change—or at least part of it—is blowing in the wind, according to research published Aug. 28 in the journal Climate......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA"s InSight finds three big marsquakes, thanks to solar-panel dusting

On Sept. 18, NASA's InSight lander celebrated its 1,000th Martian day, or sol, by measuring one of the biggest, longest-lasting marsquakes the mission has ever detected. The temblor is estimated to be about a magnitude 4.2 and shook for nearly an hou.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Rare rhino horns go up in flames in India anti-poaching campaign

Nearly 2,500 rare rhino horns were destroyed Wednesday in the first ceremony of its kind in northeastern India as part of an anti-poaching drive to mark World Rhino Day......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The new Surface Duo 2 costs $1,499, and that’s probably OK

Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 debuted with a $1,499 price tag. In light of last year's debacle, you might think that's a mistake. It's not......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Unveiling galaxies at cosmic dawn that were hiding behind the dust

When astronomers peer deep into the night sky, they observe what the universe looked like a long time ago. Because the speed of light is finite, studying the most distant observable galaxies allows us to glimpse billions of years into the past when t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Researchers explain how nanomaterial aids antibody response

The researchers' original task was to figure out how certain polymer nanomaterials provided for a low-inflammatory immune response and yet were able to boost antibody production as part of a single dose of vaccine......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021