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Moment Air brings an anamorphic lens to DJI’s drones for cinematic flair

Own a DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom? Moment, maker of lenses for smartphones, has expanded its expertise to lenses for drones. You can now use its anamorphic lens for a cinematic look to your drone footage.
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SpaceX wins contract to launch NASA’s new X-Ray observatory in 2021

NASA has announced it will be contracting SpaceX to launch its newest X-Ray observatory into space. The Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) will consist of three telescopes which will investigate cosmic X-rays.
News

Amazon takes another step toward being your home internet provider

Amazon subsidiary Kuiper Systems filed an application with the FCC on Thursday to obtain permission to launch 3,236 broadband satellites into low-Earth orbit. The goal of the satellites would be to cover the majority of the United States…
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Japanese researchers use deep learning A.I. to get driftwood robots moving

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have figured out a way to take everyday natural objects, like pieces of wood, and get deep learning algorithms to figure out how to make them move.
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Want your child to learn STEM skills? These fun robotics kits can help

Hoping to pick up a robotics kit so your child can learn while they play? We've rounded up some great options, whether you're looking for something that falls under the STEM initiative or utilizes the Arduino platform.
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This robot arm for a wheelchair does everything from open doors to apply makeup

Canadian tech company Kinova Robotics's robot arm wheelchair attachment can be used for carrying out a wide range of everyday tasks that a lot of would take for granted. Check it out.
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How do you kill a jellyfish galaxy? With a supermassive black hole

Jellyfish galaxies have tendrils of stars that stream away from the main body of the galaxy like tentacles. Now, an astronomer has investigated what happens to these galactic jellies when they interact with supermassive black holes.
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A.I. can spot galaxy clusters millions of light-years away

Galaxy clusters are enormous structures of hundreds or thousands of galaxies. But despite their size, they are hard to identify because they are so far away. Now, a British Ph.D. student has created a deep learning A.I. which could help.
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Cosmic dust feeds star formation in this week’s Hubble image

This Hubble image shows the rosy glow of a dusty spiral galaxy where stars are being born. Cosmic dust is responsible for the false dawn phenomenon on Earth, and contributes to the formation of stars.
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Exploding star system revealed through ultraviolet Hubble image

A new Hubble image shows a double star system 7500 light-years away, which has been exploding in slow motion for more than a hundred years. The system contains at least two stars which glow five million times brighter than our Sun.
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Installation of SuperCam Mast Unit on Mars 2020 rover is a towering success

The Mars 2020 rover reached another milestone this week, when technicians installed its mast, the SuperCam Mast Unit. The rover already has its wheels and a robotic arm, and the next step was to add the mast.
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Track Bill Nye’s LightSail 2 solar spaceship in real time as it makes history

The LightSail 2 has sent its first signals back to Earth, and The Planetary Society has made it possible for enthusiasts to track those signals from home through an online dashboard. The spacecraft is expected to remain in orbit for a year…
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What’s that liquid? IBM’s flavor-identifying ‘e-tongue’ will tell you

IBM Research has developed an A.I.-assisted e-tongue, capable of identifying different liquids based on their taste alone -- whether it's bottled water, industrial products, or even bodily fluids.
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See last week’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch in gorgeous slow motion

SpaceX had success last week with their most difficult ever Falcon Heavy launch. Now a video shows the launch in unique slow motion, and cinematographer Ryan Chylinski spoke with Digital Trends about how the recording was made.
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Animal-A.I. Olympics will test bots against the latest animal intelligence tests

The Animal-A.I. Olympics is a competition which aims to test top artificial intelligence agents by putting them through cognition tests designed for animals. Here's how you can enter.
Computing

A learning bias found in kids could help make A.I. technology better

Researchers at New York University think that a type of learning bias that is present in kids could help make A.I. better when it comes to learning tasks like understanding language.
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The founding fathers gave us more than just independence. They gave us tech too

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and other Founding Fathers were very interested in science and technology. In the midst of founding a nation, they also performed experiments and made innovations to gadgets.
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SpaceX rocket fairing creates a spectacular light show on return to Earth

SpaceX has posted a video showing a beautiful light show created by its rocket fairing as it returned to Earth. The video was shot from the fairing itself during last month's Falcon Heavy mission.