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Unchecked Carbon Dioxide Is Shrinking Earth’s Upper Atmosphere

(Photo: Astro Alex/Wikimedia Commons)We’re already aware of the consequences of unmitigated carbon emissions, particularly as they relate to climate change here on Earth. But according to two new studies, greenhouse gas buildup affects more than just our immediate surroundings. Researchers… Continue Reading →

TSA Discovers Knife Cleverly Hidden in the Guts of a Gaming Laptop

(Photo: TSA)Just because something is impressive doesn’t mean it’s right. Case in point (pun intended): this knife (above) that was “artfully” hidden inside of a gaming laptop, when the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted it last week. The discovery… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison for Theranos Fraud

A few short years ago, media reports were holding up Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes as the next Steve Jobs, a comparison she clearly invited with her trademark black turtleneck and deep speaking voice. However, the company’s supposedly revolutionary… Continue Reading →

Mushroom Skin Could Hold the Key to Biodegradable Printed Circuit Boards

(Photo: Nina Filippova/Wikimedia Commons)Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, serve as the heart of many devices by connecting a network of electrical components together. But despite PCBs’ omnipresence, few of us think about what happens to this internal hardware once it… Continue Reading →

This Week in Space: NASA, NOAA, and Long March 9

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft aboard is seen at sunrise atop the mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as preparations for launch continue, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Mulls Energy-Saving Game Modes With Lower FPS, Resolutions

(Photo: Kamil S/Unsplash)Xbox and PC gamers might soon have the option to reduce their machines’ energy consumption—if they can handle the trade-off, that is. Based on a new Xbox Insider Program survey, Microsoft is eyeballing energy-saving game modes that would… Continue Reading →

You Can Now Buy an iPhone 14 Pro With an Embedded Rolex Watch for $133K

(Photo: Caviar)When you picture the word “luxury,” what do you see? What about “obscene luxury?” For some, the resulting image is of a brand-new iPhone with a Rolex embedded in the back, thanks to a bespoke smartphone customization company that… Continue Reading →

Falcon Heavy Rocket Aces First Launch in 3 Years

SpaceX has just nailed yet another rocket launch, but this one is unusual. Most of SpaceX’s launches utilize the Falcon 9, but this latest mission for the US military’s Space Systems Command required the extra oomph of the Falcon Heavy…. Continue Reading →

This Week in Space: Insight News, the ISS Dodges Debris, and NASA Picks Its UFO Team

Welcome back, space fans, first-time readers, and all folks in between. The first few days of the week were a bit quiet, space-ifically speaking, but there were some late-breaking items of interest, especially for fans of InSight and Mars exploration… Continue Reading →

Scientists Develop Mouthguard Input Device That Responds to Bite Force

(Photo: NUS)Most mouthguards are used to protect the teeth during contact sports and sleep. Thanks to scientists at the National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University, however, they’re gaining a new function: helping people with disabilities communicate. Chemists and engineers… Continue Reading →

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