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NASA’s NEO Surveyor to Launch Later and Cost More Than Expected

An illustration of the Near Earth Object Surveyor, which is scheduled for launch in June 2028.Illustration: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s plan for an upcoming infrared asteroid-hunting telescope, called Near Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor, has officially changed. NEO Surveyor’s expected price tag has doubled from an estimated high of $600 million to a whopping $1.2 billion, while the …

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NASA Developing Robotic Arm to Withstand Moon’s Frigid Nights

An engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory observes the COLDArm being tested in a bed of simulated lunar soil.Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech It can get cold on the Moon—so cold in fact that these temperatures are likely to impede the abilities of some current NASA engineering. As a result, the space agency is testing out a new …

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House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On …

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How to Instantly Measure Someone’s Height on Your iPhone

Photo: wavebreakmedia (Shutterstock) Many of us have been using iPhones since the beginning, and its “hidden” or “secret” features are things we’ve known about for ages. But every once in a while, I learn something new about iOS. This timeit’s a feature that lets you instantly measure someone with just your iPhone’s camera. This feature …

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Cooler Master’s Orb X Is an Immersive Gaming (or Work) Pod

Three years and counting of a global pandemic has put the strain on a lot of people’s social lives: a problem that Cooler Master has decided to further exacerbate, rather than resolve, with a new multi-purpose computing pod called the Orb X that lets users further shut out distractions like co-workers, family, and friends to …

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Sirius XM Bug Lets Researchers Hijack Hondas, Nissans, Acuras

Photo: Sam Curry How do you hack a car? Through its infotainment system, apparently. Newly revealed research shows that a number of major car brands, including Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, and Acura, were affected By a previously undisclosed security bug that would have allowed a savvy hacker to hijack vehicles and steal user data. According to …

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