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Spacewalking astronauts boosting station’s solar power

Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits. NASA stressed that astronaut Shane Kimbrough was safe the entire time, despite problems with his suit’s display control panel and a potential pressure issue. Mission Control […]

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Hubble Space Telescope halts amid computer trouble

The Hubble Space Telescope has been hit with computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said Wednesday. The orbiting observatory has been idle since Sunday when a 1980s-era computer that controls the science instruments shut down, possibly because of a bad memory board. Astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld during an extravehicular […]

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Brood X cicadas interfere with cars, planes, weather radar

Cicadas have taken over large swaths of the United States, interrupting sleep, causing car crashes and even bombarding President Biden on Wednesday as he prepared to board Air Force One. Trillions of the insects have emerged after 17 years underground in approximately 15 states, leaving nymph exoskeletons littered around city parks and backyards. WHITE HOUSE […]

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Photos show China’s Mars rover on red planet

The dusty, rocky Martian surface and a Chinese rover and lander bearing small national flags were seen in photos released Friday that the rover took on the red planet. The four pictures released by the China National Space Administration also show the upper stage of the Zhurong rover and the view from the rover before […]

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National Geographic recognizes Southern Ocean as fifth ocean

For the first time since beginning to make maps more than a century ago, the National Geographic Society said it would recognize the Southern Ocean as the world’s fifth ocean.  The nonprofit has previously recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic.  The Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, has long been recognized by scientists, but […]

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Deliveroo couriers can train to spot crimes

“The solution to this is definitely not more policing. Couriers, the majority of whom are BAME, are already subject to disproportionate police stops and immigration checks. We know the courier community is safest when it is united, not divided. This project will be divisive.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57428966