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Bad news? Space travel will mess with your gut bacteria

Bad news? Space travel will mess with your gut bacteria

Don’t go into space; it’ll wreak havoc on your gut. At least, that’s one possible takeaway from a piece of research coming out of Northwestern University, where investigators have been exploring the impact of spaceflight on the gut microbiome. Here's what they have discovered.
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This scarily accurate blood test knows if you’re going to die in the next decade

This scarily accurate blood test knows if you’re going to die in the next decade

Have you got another 5 or 10 years of life ahead of you? Researchers in Germany and the Netherlands have developed a blood test that can warn of impending mortality. In tests involving data from thousands of people, it’s proven to be around 83% accurate in its assessment.
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Bulls E-Stream EVO FS 2 27.5 Plus Review: Conquer tarmac and dirt with equal ease

Bulls E-Stream EVO FS 2 27.5 Plus Review: Conquer tarmac and dirt with equal ease

Bulls E-Stream EVO FS 2 27.5 is a solid electric mountain bike, but its easy-going manners and pavement-friendly features make it a jack of all trades. Can this electric mountain bike also rule everyday riding?
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India’s Chandrayaaan-2 lunar lander sent back a gorgeous photo of the moon

India’s Chandrayaaan-2 lunar lander sent back a gorgeous photo of the moon

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft just captured a mesmerizing photo of its view of the moon. The spacecraft reached the moon’s orbit on August 20, after launching on July 22. On Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation tweeted the first photo of the moon the uncrewed mission has captured. 
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Next-gen wearables will analyze your sweat, and UC Berkeley has prototypes

Next-gen wearables will analyze your sweat, and UC Berkeley has prototypes

Your sweat can say a whole lot about you -- and a next-gen wearable skin sensor promises to tell you just what that is. Developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, this wearable sweat-sipper could have a surprisingly wide range of applications. Here's what it could reveal.
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Philisophical Russian-built robot is headed to the International Space Station

Philisophical Russian-built robot is headed to the International Space Station

The International Space Station is about to get its latest guest, in the form of a Russian humanoid robot that will fly to the ISS this week. From carrying out useful tasks to cracking jokes and chatting with crew about the philosophy of space, here's what it will be doing.
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NASA confirms it’s heading to Europa in the 2020s to unlock its icy secrets

NASA confirms it’s heading to Europa in the 2020s to unlock its icy secrets

NASA is heading to Europa, Jupiter's icy (and potentially life-supporting) moon, in the next decade. The mission could be ready for launch as soon as 2023, the agency said in a statement, although it is currently committed to being launch-ready by 2025. The discoveries could be game-changing.
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Elon Musk likes Newt Gingrich’s $2 billion moon base prize

Elon Musk likes Newt Gingrich’s $2 billion moon base prize

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk really likes former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's idea to award a $2 billion prize to anyone who can build and run a base on the moon. Gingrich proposed the contest, which would allow private space companies to compete to see who can establish and run the first lunar base. 
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Move over Spot. There’s a new robo-dog on the block — and it’s waterproof

Move over Spot. There’s a new robo-dog on the block — and it’s waterproof

ANYbotics, the Swiss robotics company behind the four-legged, oil rig-inspecting ANYmal robot, has released its latest autonomous, legged robot. And it’s boasting a shiny new red coat of paint, and a plethora of other under-the-hood improvements, too. Check it out in action.
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India’s lunar mission just got one giant leap closer to the moon

India’s lunar mission just got one giant leap closer to the moon

India’s uncrewed lunar mission entered into the moon’s orbit on Tuesday, bringing it within striking distance of its historic goal, according to an announcement from the Indian Space Research Organisation. The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is expected to land on the surface of the moon on September 7
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Autonomous robot deliveries are coming to 100 university campuses in the U.S.

Autonomous robot deliveries are coming to 100 university campuses in the U.S.

Pioneering autonomous delivery robot company Starship Technologies is coming to more university campuses around America. The robotics startup announced that it will expand its service to 100 university campuses in the United States over the next 24 months. Here's how its tech works.
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On the fence about buying solar panels? Tesla now offers them for rent

On the fence about buying solar panels? Tesla now offers them for rent

With solar rental Tesla says “customers get the best from solar power — clean, cheap energy to power homes and vehicles — without upfront costs or decades-long agreements. In fact, customers can get solar power with one click, instead of lengthy consultations and piles of paperwork.”
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Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Bernie Sanders calls for a ban on police use of facial recognition

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a complete ban on the use of facial recognition by law enforcement. While other candidates have also expressed concerns about facial recognition software and how it’s been used, Sanders is the first to specifically call for a ban.
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Wreckage, reefs, and robots: The high-tech quest to find Amelia Earhart’s plane

Wreckage, reefs, and robots: The high-tech quest to find Amelia Earhart’s plane

Over 80 years ago, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to fly around the world. Now a cutting edge expedition is trying to find out what happened to her -- and it's calling in an impressive autonomous water-based robot to help find some answers. Here's how.
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Starman on Tesla Roadster makes first orbit around sun, braces for loneliness

Starman on Tesla Roadster makes first orbit around sun, braces for loneliness

Starman, the passenger of the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent to outer space last year, has completed his first orbit around the sun. The people on Earth may be able to catch a glimpse of the cherry-red electric vehicle on November 2020, after which Starman will go through a rough patch of loneliness.
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Parker Solar Probe makes a second orbit of the sun, captures solar wind on video

Parker Solar Probe makes a second orbit of the sun, captures solar wind on video

The Parker Solar Probe, launched last year, has completed its second orbit around the sun. To celebrate, the team has released a video from one of the instruments, the Wide-Field Imager for Solar Probe, which has captured the solar wind in action as the structures stream out from the Sun.
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Hubble captures a beautiful cosmic jellyfish made of glowing gas

Hubble captures a beautiful cosmic jellyfish made of glowing gas

A new image from Hubble might look like a deep-space jellyfish, but it's not a sign of extraterrestrial life -- in fact, it's a planetary nebula called NGC 2022, located in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter). A planetary nebula is made of ionized gas which glows and creates an expanding shell.
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NASA’s satellite projects will study the sun using solar sailing

NASA’s satellite projects will study the sun using solar sailing

Small satellites can be used for anything from collecting images of Earth to exploring the Solar System. NASA has been searching for ideas to push ahead the capabilities of the hardware, and now the agency has announced two new projects to demonstrate the potential of small satellites.
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SpaceIL’s crashed lander may have sent thousands of tardigrades to the moon

SpaceIL’s crashed lander may have sent thousands of tardigrades to the moon

When the SpaceIL craft Beresheet crashed into the moon earlier this year, it left more than just an impact mark. Part of the lander's payload was a lunar library, about the size of a DVD case, which included an archive of human history. And there were thousands of tardigrades along for the ride too.
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The black hole at the center of our galaxy is flaring and no one knows why

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is flaring and no one knows why

At the heart of our galaxy lies a supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*. Normally this giant monster is relatively docile, but recently it's been a hotbed of unexpected activity. Astronomers have noticed it emitting bright flares of energy, rapidly glowing 75 times brighter than normal.
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Eric Geusz: Apple engineer by day, spaceship designer by night

Eric Geusz: Apple engineer by day, spaceship designer by night

An Apple software engineer by day, artist Eric Geusz spends his nights drawing everyday household objects as amazing, science fiction-style spaceships. The results have cultivated him an impressive online community of fans. Geusz told Digital Trends how it all got started.
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NASA wants to send two more missions to Mars to collect rock samples

NASA wants to send two more missions to Mars to collect rock samples

With its Mars 2020 mission, NASA hopes to collect samples from the surface of the planet when it launches next year. The challenge is how to get those samples back to Earth. Now, NASA has revealed its plans for two followup missions to Mars which would collect the sample and bring it home.
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NASA selects landing site candidates for OSIRIS-Rex to sample asteroid Bennu

NASA selects landing site candidates for OSIRIS-Rex to sample asteroid Bennu

Last year, the OSIRIS-REx craft arrived at asteroid Bennu and imaged it, beginning the process of selecting a site from which to collect a sample from the asteroid to be brought back to Earth. Now, the NASA team has selected four potential sites to choose from for the sampling mission.
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Mars 2020 rover now has a rotating array of drill bits for sampling Martian rock

Mars 2020 rover now has a rotating array of drill bits for sampling Martian rock

The Mars 2020 is in its final year of engineering before it will be deployed to the red planet next year. With most of its key components ready to go, the next phase of construction was to install the bit carousel, an important mechanism for the gathering and sorting of samples from the Martian surface.
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Artificial tree promises to suck up as much air pollution as a small forest

Artificial tree promises to suck up as much air pollution as a small forest

Mexico-based startup Biomitech has developed an artificial tree that it claims is capable of sucking up the equivalent amount of air pollution as 368 living trees. In doing so, it could be a game-changer for polluted cities lacking enough free space to plant a forest of real trees.
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The best DNA tests

The best DNA tests

DNA tests aren’t just limited to ancestry. You can test for your risks for certain diseases, the best workouts and diets for your health and fitness, and more.
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Astro the dog-inspired quadruped robot can sit, lie down, and… learn?

Astro the dog-inspired quadruped robot can sit, lie down, and… learn?

Move over Spot! Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory have built a new dog-inspired quadruped robot called Astro. Thanks to A.I. and some powerful onboard computers, it promises to be able to learn just like a real dog.
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UPS partners with TuSimple to test self-driving semi-trucks

UPS partners with TuSimple to test self-driving semi-trucks

UPS has been carrying truckloads of goods in self-driving semi-trucks since May. The vehicles are being tested in Arizona routes between Phoenix and Tucson for better service and efficiency for UPS delivery. The shipping giant has partnered with TuSimple, an autonomous driving company.
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The U.S. Army is developing A.I. missiles that can choose their own targets

The U.S. Army is developing A.I. missiles that can choose their own targets

The U.S. military wants to equip itself with a new type of artificial intelligence-guided missile, which will use A.I. smarts to pursue its targets. Several contractors are hoping to win the Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition bid, with prototypes to be shown off in 2021.
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Amazing app promises a full fitness checkup from a 30-second selfie

Amazing app promises a full fitness checkup from a 30-second selfie

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a mobile app that's able to gather vital health information about users with nothing more invasive than a 30-second selfie. Here's what it's able to predict, how it works, and when you'll be able to get your hands on it.
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Digital Trends Live: Snapchat’s 3D video camera, LG’s Z-fold phone, and more

Digital Trends Live: Snapchat’s 3D video camera, LG’s Z-fold phone, and more

It’s Digital Trend Live – from Savannah, Georgia! On this episode, host Greg Nibler and Nicole Raney dive into the biggest trending stories in tech, including Snapchat’s new 3D video glasses, the Switch could be getting a wireless SNES controller, patents surface for LG’s foldable phone, and more.
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Amazon’s facial recognition updates can detect fear, among other emotions

Amazon’s facial recognition updates can detect fear, among other emotions

Amazon’s facial recognition software can detect emotion on people’s faces, including fear. The company announced improvements in gender identification and emotion detection, including: Happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm, confused, and fear.
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Google’s soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport

Google’s soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport

Think the player A.I. in FIFA ‘19 was something special? You haven’t seen anything yet! That’s because Google is developing its own soccer-playing artificial intelligence. And, if the company’s history with machine intelligence is anything to go by, it’ll be something quite special.
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DARPA’s next robotics competition is an obstacle course in an abandoned mine

DARPA’s next robotics competition is an obstacle course in an abandoned mine

Kicking off this week, the DARPA Subterranean Challenge will put 11 robotics teams through their paces in a simulated disaster scenario in a defunct mine system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The ultimate goal is to create robot rescuers able to navigate effectively underground.