Japanese Space Capsule Carrying Pristine Asteroid Samples Lands in Australia
For the second time ever, humanity has brought asteroid samples down to Earth. The samples were snagged millions of miles from Earth by Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission, which studied the 3,000-foot-wide (900 meters) Ryugu up close from June 2018 to November 2019.
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Cyberpunk 2077 is huge, ambitious, and safe
“Night City was like a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button.” That line, from William Gibson’s 1984 novel Neuromancer, helped define the genre now known as cyberpunk.
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Ford’s autonomous cars are delivering fresh produce in Miami
Ford’s long-running Miami self-driving car tests might just prove vital during the pandemic. The automaker, Argo AI and The Education Fund are running an eight-week pilot program that uses autonomous Fusion Hybrid cars to deliver fresh produce to Miami-Dade County students learning at home.
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Lunaz is turning ‘classic’ Range Rovers into EVs
Electric cars are undeniably the way of the future, but a company called Lunaz has been bringing that technology to older, classic vehicles like the Jaguar XK120 and Rolls-Royce Phantom V.
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3 Ways to Make Your Photos Pop in Lightroom
Making images “pop” is something most photographers strive for, but there is a fine line between eye-catching and gaudy. This great video tutorial will show you three ways to make your photos pop using tools in Lightroom.
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Google is now blocking the ads publishers sell if they don’t meet Google’s standards
On some recent business day, The New York Times sold an ad to a company.
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LG developing sliding doors made of transparent OLED displays
LG has partnered with Swedish manufacturer Assa Abloy Entrance Systems to develop automatic sliding doors with built-in transparent OLED displays, the company announced today.
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The Mandalorian’s unique rifle is Nerf’s latest foam-firing Star Wars toy
If you have a 12-year-old, you might want to make sure they’re not reading over your shoulder right now — otherwise you’ll be spending some quality time explaining why they’re not getting a $120 toy blaster this holiday season.
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Apple reportedly working on a 32-core processor for high-end Macs
Apple is working on a new ARM-based processor with as many as 32 high-performance CPU cores that could appear in a Mac in late 2021, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The processor could also appear in a new “half-sized Mac Pro” in 2022.
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