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Euclid space telescope captures tens of thousands of glittering galaxies

Image: ESA Stunning new images from the Euclid space telescope show a dazzling array of starry sights, released to celebrate the first science published from the telescope’s early release observations. The mission from the European Space Agency, launched last year, aims to elucidate the mysteries of dark matter and dark...

Thu May 23, 2024 22:05
Get ready for a rough hurricane season

In this NOAA image taken by the GOES satellite, Hurricane Lee crosses the Atlantic Ocean as it moves west on September 8th, 2023. | Image: Getty Images The Atlantic Hurricane season starts on June 1st, and it’s forecast to be rough. A record number of strong storms could form with a shift from El Niño to La Niña this summer...

Thu May 23, 2024 19:06
NASA’s Psyche mission fires up its futuristic electric engines

Image: NASA NASA has turned on the electric Hall thrusters of Psyche, a spacecraft that’s now gently motoring toward a metal-rich asteroid embedded in the main asteroid belt beyond Mars. The agency says Psyche is in “full cruise” mode now, six months after launching on October 13th, 2023, on a conventional, SpaceX rocket....

Thu May 23, 2024 02:01
Big Tech thinks it can plant trees better than everyone else

An area of dense primary forest in the Loango National Park, Gabon, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022.  | Photo: Getty Images Some of the biggest names in tech are joining forces to try something that many before them have failed to do: use trees to cancel out their greenhouse gas emissions. Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Salesforce...

Wed May 22, 2024 22:04
There’s an electric salt spoon that adds umami flavor

A chunky electric spoon for your chunky low-sodium foods. | Image: Kirin If you’re cutting salt out of your diet, either for medical reasons or just trying to be healthy, low-sodium foods can be a letdown. But don’t despair — Japanese company Kirin claims to have a solution in its Electric Salt Spoon, which uses electrodes...

Tue May 21, 2024 23:01
The EPA is cracking down on cybersecurity threats

Illustration by Carlo Cadenas / The Verge The Environmental Protection Agency is ramping up its inspections of critical water infrastructure after warning of “alarming vulnerabilities” to cyberattacks. The agency issued an enforcement alert yesterday warning utilities to take quick action to mitigate threats to the nation’s...

Tue May 21, 2024 18:00

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