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NASA’s Dust-Choked InSight Lander Likely Won’t Make It to the End of the Year

NASA announced in May that its InSight Mars lander — a spacecraft that has spent nearly four years investigating Martian geology and seismic activity — would likely cease scientific operations in mid-summer and terminate all operations by the end of the year, due to low power levels. Now, the agency plans to stretch InSight’s scientific …

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wants a Tunnel in Texas

The company that built a 1.7-mile long, one-lane, 35mph car tunnel underneath the Las Vegas convention center and called it transportation innovation is making new moves in Texas. Elon Musk’s Boring Company has applied to build a private tunnel beneath Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin. The building applicationfirst identified in a report from Electrek, was filed …

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Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ + Owned Businesses

Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ + Owned Businesses

Businesses can now choose to self-identify on Google Maps.Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack (AP) Google has introduced a new label in Maps and Search that allows businesses to self-identify as LGBTQ + owned, adding to a series of labels already on Google Maps that are meant to help people locate and support local businesses. It also …

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First 1.5TB microSD Card Will Destroy Your Budget

First 1.5TB microSD Card Will Destroy Your Budget

Although as inevitable as death and taxes, yesterday Micron revealed that its new industrial-grade i400 microSD will come in capacities ranging from 256GB to 1TB, and for the first time ever, a never-before-seen 1.5TB option that will undoubtedly be devastatingly expensive. Officially announced at the Embedded World 2022 conference currently taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, …

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The Mites That Live and Breed on Your Face Have Anuses, Genome Study Finds

An illustration of Demodex folliculorum. Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists have finally unraveled the genetic secrets of humanity’s coziest roommates: Demodex folliculorum, also known as the skin mite. Among other things, the findings confirm that these mites actually do have anuses, contrary to previous speculation. They also indicate that the microscopic animals may not be as …

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SpaceX Just Pulled Off Three Launches In 36 Hours

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched Germany’s SARah 1 military imaging satellite into orbit on June 18.Photo: SpaceX It was a busy weekend for SpaceX, with the private space company launching three of its Falcon 9 rockets into orbit over a period of three days. SpaceX’s final launch may even have been carrying a classified government …

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NASA Selects Astronauts to Fly on First Crewed Starliner Test Flight

In anticipation of Boeing’s first crewed test flight of Starliner, NASA has chosen two astronauts to fly on board the troubled spacecraft, in a mission that could launch later this year. On Friday, NASA announced that veteran astronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore will fly on board the Crew Flight Test (CFT), the launch date …

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