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Why Are Blue Whales So Gigantic?

Why Are Blue Whales So Gigantic? “We are truly living in a time of giants.” Lofty language like this doesn’t happen often in scientific literature. But the person who wrote them, biologist Jeremy Goldbogen, understands: When it comes to writing about whales, the scale and mystery of their lives can […]

A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world

A stowaway helicopter on NASA’s Mars rover will attempt the first flight on another world When NASA’s latest Mars rover, Perseverance, launches this week, the robot will have a tiny stowaway on board: a small box-shaped helicopter. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/29/21339544/nasa-mars-helicopter-ingenuity-perseverance-rover-flight-date

Strongest Evidence Yet Shows Air Pollution Kills

Strongest Evidence Yet Shows Air Pollution Kills As California’s Camp Fire raged in 2018, soot and other pollution filled the skies. Particulate matter concentrations widely surged above 12 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3), pushing them into the Environmental Protection Agency’s “unhealthy” range. Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strongest-evidence-yet-shows-air-pollution-kills/

Sony α7S III: Hands-On & First Impressions

Sony α7S III: Hands-On & First Impressions The new and exciting features found in the Sony α7S III provide creators with limitless possibilities to create. Several had already had the opportunity to test out the α7S III in advance of its announcement and are sharing their first impressions of the […]

Movies Anywhere is the latest service to add a viewing party feature

Movies Anywhere is the latest service to add a viewing party feature Movies Anywhere is rolling out a new “Watch Together” viewing party feature for its movie locker apps, allowing multiple users to sync up and enjoy a film together. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345413/movies-anywhere-viewing-party-feature-watch-together-screen-pass-lending-app

Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores

Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores Drugstore chain Rite Aid secretly deployed facial recognition software across a network of security cameras in hundreds of locations in the US, according to a new investigation from Reuters published on Tuesday. Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/28/21345185/rite-aid-facial-recognition-surveillance-spying