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My Glitchy, Glorious Day at a Conference for Virtual Beings

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 14:00
Spectators spent much of the time debating who was real and who was fake.
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How to See Comet Neowise Before It’s Gone

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 13:34
The comet will make its closest approach to Earth on Thursday before it fades into black. Here's how you can catch a glimpse.
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Camera Deal: DJI's Osmo Action Is $100 Off Right Now

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:29
The company's compact action camera is a worthy GoPro competitor, especially at this discounted price.
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How Quickly Can Atoms Slip, Ghostlike, Through Barriers?

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 11:00
A new experiment on how rapidly atoms can tunnel through a barricade revives a physics debate about how time passes on the quantum scale.
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China's First Mars Rover Launch Could Make History

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 10:59
If the nation's mission is successful, it will become only the second country to ever deploy a rover on the surface of the Red Planet.
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The Many Faces of Bad Science

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 09:00
In his new book, psychologist Stuart Ritchie paints a portrait of the modern system of research, and all the ways it gets undermined.
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Thieves Are Emptying ATMs Using a New Form of Jackpotting

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 09:00
The new hardware-based attack, which has targeted machines across Europe, can yield a stream of cash for the attacker.
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Optoma UHD50X Review: Bring the Movie Theater Home

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 08:00
The company's latest consumer projector looks better than ever and even offers a 240-Hz refresh rate for PC gamers.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 08:00
Early results from the team in the UK show their approach is safe and provokes an immune response. But that doesn't mean it works.
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How to Stay Productive When the World Is on Fire

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 07:00
It feels impossible to get anything done right now. Here's how to keep your head above water—without falling into the busy trap.
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AI Text Generator GPT-3 Is Learning Our Language—Fitfully

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 07:00
The new program from OpenAI shows how far the field has come—and how far it has to go.
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Chinese Hackers Charged in Decade-Long Crime and Spying Spree

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:40
From defense contractors to videogame companies, the indictment details an astonishing array of victims.
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Covid-19 Vaccines With 'Minor Side Effects' Could Still Be Pretty Bad

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 12:55
The risk of nasty side effects in the Moderna and Oxford trials should be made clear now, before it ends up as fodder for the skeptics.
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4 USB Audio Interfaces for Your Home Studio, Reviewed (2020)

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 09:00
These PC accessories allow you to plug microphones and instruments into your computer. They're the nerve center of any studio—from your bedroom to Abbey Road.
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It's Time to Defund Social Media

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
The algorithmically-warped information crisis can't be fixed with half-measures.
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Apple Sets Climate Goals for 2030, Joining Amazon and Microsoft

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
If anything, these new initiatives show that earlier efforts just weren’t enough.
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How NASA Built a Self-Driving Car for Its Next Mars Mission

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 08:00
It’s hard enough to get an autonomous vehicle to work on Earth. It’s even harder on another planet.
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To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 07:00
Is going to the dentist more dangerous than grocery shopping? Public health groups want to help us weigh everyday risks with to easy-to-read guides.
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A Summer Without Blockbusters

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 07:00
This year, there are no great movies uniting film fanatics. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
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Covid Is Pushing Some Mass Transit Systems to the Brink

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 07:00
Riders are skittish. Cleaning costs are soaring. Some, like the Bay Area's Caltrain system, face an existential crisis.
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