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NASA's Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo earlier this month that looks like a hidden entrance to an underground alien base. The grainy black and white image was captured on May 7th by the rover's Mastcam. The thought of a secret Martian base beneath the surface of the red planet has been the fodder for many a... Read more...
Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 6a, which reportedly features a new, better fingerprint sensor. While real-world, independent tests haven't been performed on the Pixel 6a's fingerprint sensor just yet, the hope is that it will perform more accurately than its predecessor. Pixel fans were excited for the... Read more...
Elon Musk tweeted that his $44 billion deal for Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details that support the social media platform's calculation that spam/fake accounts make up less than 5% of its users. Twitter stock fell more than 20% following his tweet, but since his follow-up tweet stating he was still committed to the deal, the Read more...
Scientists at the University of Florida (UF) have been able to grow plants in soil from the moon for the first time ever. This milestone in lunar and space exploration could prove vital as we look to travel to the moon and beyond. UF researchers have shown that plants can successfully be grown in lunar soil... Read more...
Google's new AR glasses can translate and display information in the user's line of sight, allowing people to overcome language barriers. The new technology appears to be the next generation of Google Glass. During the Google I/O 2022 event, the tech giant revealed its vision for augmented reality. That vision... Read more...
Scientists have captured the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). The global research team, known as Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is hopeful they will eventually be able to capture video of the black hole as well. During a live stream event hosted by... Read more...
Elon Musk confirmed his plan to reinstate Donald Trump's Twitter account if the sale of the social media platform goes through. The tech mogul currently has a $44 billion bid to buy Twitter. The potential of Trump's account being reinstated has been the source of ire for some, and jubilation for others. While... Read more...
An X-class solar flare erupted on the Sun that caused a fierce X1.5-class solar flare on May 10th. The radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth's atmosphere, instigating a shortwave radio blackout around the Atlantic Ocean and may have slung a complicated CME toward Earth. In the last month, the Earth has... Read more...
Boston Dynamics' robot dog, Spot, is well known for busting a move on the dance floor, but the company doesn't want you to forget it is not a one-trick pony. Er, umm, dog. Spot has become well known for its dance routines featured on Boston Dynamics' YouTube channel. In one video, Spot even mimics Mick Jagger as he... Read more...
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...
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