An ‘arm made for walking’ is about to arrive at the space station
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An ‘arm made for walking’ is about to arrive at the space station

The International Space Station (ISS) is preparing to take delivery of the European Robotic Arm (ERA) later this week. The 11-meter-long robot launched on a Russian Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 21, and is scheduled to dock with the ISS on Thursday. Due to its large size, the ERA was Read more

Watch this young Paul McCartney deepfake turn into Beck
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Watch this young Paul McCartney deepfake turn into Beck

Paul McCartney is 79 but in his latest music video released just a few days ago he’s been “de-aged” to appear as the fresh-faced Beatle of yesteryear. Complete with mop top. The clever deepfake video is promoting Find my Way, a track made in collaboration with Beck that’s on the recently released remix album McCartney Read more

How to watch Boeing launch its 2nd Starliner test flight on Friday
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How to watch Boeing launch its 2nd Starliner test flight on Friday

NASA is gearing up for a crucial test flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission is ready for launch on Friday, July 30, and will involve sending Starliner on a five-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) 250 miles above Earth. The upcoming flight follows a failed attempt Read more

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has now flown a mile across Mars
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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has now flown a mile across Mars

NASA’s impressive Mars helicopter has now clocked up a mile of flight across 10 separate missions. Ingenuity reached the milestone during its latest flight on Saturday, July 24. The space agency’s team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which is overseeing the current Mars mission, said Ingenuity’s 10th and most recent flight was the most Read more

Olympic medals made from recycled electronics finally get a chance to shine
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Olympic medals made from recycled electronics finally get a chance to shine

Chinese rifle shooter Qian Yang became the first athlete to receive a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics just hours after the first events kicked off on Saturday. She’s also the first-ever athlete to receive a gold medal made from recycled electronics. With the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee announcing more than four years ago its Read more

Check out Omega’s extraordinarily creative Olympics ad
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Check out Omega’s extraordinarily creative Olympics ad

Whether or not you’re planning to dive into the festival of sport that is the Tokyo Olympics, do take a moment to enjoy Omega’s wonderfully creative ad, titled Timekeeping and tradition: Omega meets Japan. The exquisite 60-second sequence (below) uses Imagine Dragons’ 2015 song Dream for the soundtrack cleverly combines elements of Japanese culture with Read more

Here’s a vital astronaut skill you may not have considered
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Here’s a vital astronaut skill you may not have considered

With a stay on the International Space Station (ISS) usually lasting around six months, today’s astronauts have to be ready to deal with all sorts of happenings on the orbiting outpost 250 miles above Earth, including dental emergencies. Think about it — if one of your molars starts aching real bad while you’re in space, Read more

Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application is now in an unusual auction
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Steve Jobs’ 1973 job application is now in an unusual auction

Even giants of the tech world had to start somewhere, evidenced by a job application (below) filled out by the late Apple chief Steve Jobs in 1973 at the tender age of 18. The one-page document is currently in an auction that closes on Wednesday, July 28, with moneyed fans of the tech giant expected Read more

This amazing Milky Way image was taken on an iPhone
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This amazing Milky Way image was taken on an iPhone

Astronomer and author Tom Kerss recently pointed his iPhone 12 Pro Max skyward to nail a wonderful shot (below) of the Milky Way. It’s the latest example of just how far smartphone camera technology has come in recent years. “We need to talk about the astrographic potential of modern smartphone cameras,” the London-based stargazer said Read more

Major Twitter hack in 2020 results in another arrest
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Major Twitter hack in 2020 results in another arrest

Police in Spain have arrested a 22-year-old British man in connection with a major Twitter hack last year that targeted high-profile accounts as part of a Bitcoin scam. Joseph O’Connor was picked up by police in the resort town of Estepona about 280 miles south of Madrid following a request by the U.S. authorities to Read more