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Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed.

Solar Orbiter sends back first measurements from space just days after launch

European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter sends back its first measurements, confirming its instruments for measuring electromagnetic fields are working correctly.
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SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites, but things didn’t go as planned

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed 60 more Starlink satellites from a Falcon 9, bringing the total number of satellites in the network to nearly 300.
Starlink satellites ready to deploy.

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites today: Here’s how to watch

SpaceX will launch the next batch of 60 satellites on Monday as part of its Starlink program, which aims to build a low-cost, global broadband network. Here's how to watch
Moonset, around 2:30 a.m., at the Very Large Array on the Plains of San Agustin, about 50 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico. The VLA is teaming up with the SETI Institute to capture data that can be searched for intelligent signals.

Searching for evidence of intelligent life at the heart of the Milky Way

A new trove of data on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has been released, with the public invited to view and analyze the data for themselves.
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Space tourism: Watch Virgin Galactic’s space plane arrive at new base

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity space plane has arrived at its new base in New Mexico ahead of final preparations for its $250,000-a-seat space tourism service.
The spiral galaxy NGC 2008 sits centre stage, its ghostly spiral arms spreading out towards us, in this image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble captures a beautiful spiral galaxy with loose, open arms

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 2008, located 425 million light-years away in the constellation of Pictor.
The new fast 3D printing technique developed by researchers at EPFL.

3D-printing technique produces tiny, highly detailed objects in seconds

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with a method for printing highly-precise miniature objects with different textures.
Mars is very much a world of two halves – as highlighted by this new image from ESA’s Mars Express, which shows where the planet’s dramatically different hemispheres come together as one.

Mars Express image shows the boundary between the planet’s hemispheres

The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter has captured this image of the Martian surface, showing the boundary between the planet's hemispheres.
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft launched on an Antares 230+ rocket from the Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at Wallops at 3:21 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020

Resupply mission to the ISS carries cheese and gummy sweets to hungry astronauts

After a delay, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft was successfully launched yesterday from Virginia, carrying supplies to the International Space Station.
Artist's conception of a massive planet orbiting a cool, young star.

Baby gas giant discovered wandering far from its parent star

Astronomers have recently spotted a "baby" gas giant planet only 300 light-years away, making it the nearest young massive planet to Earth discovered to date.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for Demo-2 arrived at the launch site on Feb. 13, 2020.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule arrives in Florida for first crewe mission

The launch of the Crew Dragon capsule in a few weeks will be a significant step for U.S. spaceflight, as the first launch from American soil since 2011.
The Very Large Array (VLA) is a collection of 27 radio antennas located at the NRAO site in Socorro, New Mexico. Each antenna in the array measures 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter and weighs about 230 tons.

The Very Large Array will search for evidence of extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is getting a boost, using existing radio telescopes to search for indicators of life elsewhere in the universe.
A rendering of Mars 2020 rover, to be launched on its journey to Mars next year.

Mars 2020 rover leaves home on 2,300-mile journey to Florida for launch

NASA's Mars 2020 rover has completed fabrication and assembly and has been transported across the U.S. in advance of its launch to Mars in a few months.
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Most distant object ever explored gives clues to how planets form

Arrokoth is the furthest object humanity has ever reached. Now, the object provides evidence of how building blocks of planets first formed in our solar system.
This image, obtained with the VISIR instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, shows the infrared light being emitted by the dust surrounding Betelgeuse in December 2019.

Why the star Betelgeuse has dimmed to just 36% of its normal brightness

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope have captured the dimming of Betelgeuse with a pair of images taken one year apart.
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This 3D-printed four-legged robot is ready to take on Spot — at a lower price

There are plenty of four-legged, dog-inspired robots about. Could 3D printing make them more ubiquitous? Ghost Robotics and 3D printing company Origin think so.
Deep Space Network This artist's concept shows what Deep Space Station-23, a new antenna dish capable of supporting both radio wave and laser communications, will look like when completed at the Deep Space Network's Goldstone, California, complex.

NASA’s newest Deep Space Network antenna will receive laser signals from Mars

Last week, officials broke ground on the site of a new 112-foot-wide antenna dish in Goldstone, California, which will form part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
Artist concept of the solar system.

Four proposed NASA missions could reveal unknown secrets of the solar system

Four new mission studies are being considered as part of NASA's Discovery Program to learn more about the strange and wondrous objects of our solar system.
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Revamped photo of ‘Pale Blue Dot’ reminds us how small we are

NASA updated the famous photo Pale Blue Dot taken by the Voyager 1 mission 30 years ago using modern technology, and it reminds us how big the universe is.
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Deep learning A.I. can imitate the distortion effects of iconic guitar gods

Researchers have created a deep learning A.I. that accurately reproduces the sounds of iconic guitar amps. That's a way more challenging problem than you might think.
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Fake news? A.I. algorithm reveals political bias in the stories you read

Are you aware of the political bias in the news stories you read? A new artificial intelligence algorithm can tell you -- with a reported accuracy level of 96%.
LAFD's electric fire truck.

LA fire department to go electric with first battery-powered fire truck in U.S.

The Los Angeles Fire Department will become the first in the U.S. to deploy an electric-powered fire truck, with the vehicle set for its debut run in 2021.
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Researchers create artificially intelligent ears for cars to improve road safety

Researchers have developed tech that enables vehicles to understand and respond to nearby noises, giving the driver greater awareness of their surroundings.
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MIT’s latest artificial intelligence can rewrite outdated Wikipedia pages

Researchers at MIT have created a system that scans Wikipedia articles and replaces outdated text with the latest information.

New lawsuit accuses Juul of targeting kids on Nick Jr. and Cartoon Network sites

A new lawsuit against Juul alleges that the e-cigarette company advertised on websites like Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Seventeen Magazine, and Cartoon Network. 

Automated app helps ordinary citizens sue pesky robocall scammers

The legal-tech whiz kid behind the DoNotPay parking ticket-fighting A.I. has created a tool that helps regular citizens sue robocall scammers. Here's how it works.
Solar cells on top of greenhouses.

Semitransparent solar cells could power tomorrow’s self-sustaining greenhouses

Cutting-edge semitransparent organic solar cells could play a crucial role in tomorrow's greenhouses by generating power even as they let in light.
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NASA hasn’t been to the moon in almost 50 years. Now, it’s going back annually

NASA hasn’t been to the moon since 1972, but starting in 2021, the agency plans to make trips every year through 2030, with the goal of landing humans in 2024.
Unreal Deli Corned Beef

I tried a plant-based corned beef sandwich and it held up to the real thing

Sarge's Deli in Manhattan recently started selling plant-based meat and sandwiches to a discerning audience.
Spot, a robot dog.

Boston Dynamics’ remarkable robot dog has landed its first gig

Spot the remarkable robot dog has landed its first job, carrying out various tasks for a Norwegian oil producer. The quadruped robot will start work soon.
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Job opening: NASA hiring new astronauts for moon and Mars missions

Looking to pack in the 9-to-5 grind? NASA is looking for new astronauts who could find themselves on upcoming missions to the moon and even the Red Planet.
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Smart microneedle insulin patch could make it easier to treat diabetes

Close to 10% of the U.S. population suffer from diabetes. A new microneedle patch treatment delivery system could help make it easy for them to stay on top of it.
A classic Reuben sandwich

Fake meat comes to a hallowed industry: New York’s Jewish delis

Fake meat is all over America's big food chains, appearing in grocery stores, burger joints, even KFC outlets. Now, the fake meat revolution has come to an iconic, traditional sphere: New York's Jewish delis. The decades old Sarge's Deli is serving a plant-based corned beef sandwich, and we're eager to try it.
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A brain scan could help reveal if antidepressants will work for a patient

Researchers have developed an algorithm which can look at brainwave data and use it to predict whether patients are likely to benefit from antidepressants.