What would Elon Musk do with Twitter?  The answer is in his texts

What would Elon Musk do with Twitter? The answer is in his texts

Musk’s lawsuit against Twitter has already brought some interesting details about the billionaire’s life into the public eye. But first, let’s take a step back. Remember when Elon Musk bought Twitter? He initially seemed very serious about buying the platform and even signed a legal agreement to acquire the company. Eventually, Musk backed out of …

What would Elon Musk do with Twitter? The answer is in his texts Read More »

Alvin will help scientists unravel the mysteries of the ocean 4 miles deep |  CNN

Alvin will help scientists unravel the mysteries of the ocean 4 miles deep | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — Famous explorer Robert Ballard scoured the depths of the sea for decades in search of its mysteries. Fascinated by Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’ as a child, the …

Alvin will help scientists unravel the mysteries of the ocean 4 miles deep | CNN Read More »

Scorn is true to Giger's work, but needs more dicks

Scorn is true to Giger’s work, but needs more dicks

Image: Reflux software Contempt is a hard game so far. It’s slow, sends you through winding labyrinths with little guidance, offers no narrative comfort (at least initially), and takes place in a dramatically uncomfortable and grotesque world clearly inspired by the works of Swiss artist HR Giger. I found it not fun, painful live. But …

Scorn is true to Giger’s work, but needs more dicks Read More »

An illustration of a SpaceX Starship entering Mars

Landing on Mars: stay straight and fly right to achieve the Martian touchdown

Landing safely on Mars is a real nail-biting event. Those gripping, jaw-dropping entry, descent, and landing (EDL) moments of dread after months of cruising to the Red Planet are scary business indeed. The EDL community is busy working on new ideas on how to pierce Mars’ atmosphere, slow down speed, and drop payloads. A big …

Landing on Mars: stay straight and fly right to achieve the Martian touchdown Read More »

Webb Space Telescope discovers strange cosmic 'fingerprint'

Webb Space Telescope discovers strange cosmic ‘fingerprint’

The two stars in Wolf-Rayet 140 produce shells of dust that look like rings every eight years, as shown in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Each ring was created when stars came together and their stellar winds collided, compressing gas and forming dust. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, JPL-Caltech A new Webb …

Webb Space Telescope discovers strange cosmic ‘fingerprint’ Read More »

Record-breaking gamma-ray burst may be the most powerful explosion ever recorded

Record-breaking gamma-ray burst may be the most powerful explosion ever recorded

Thanks to a quick response from observers and personnel, near-simultaneous sightings were made of GRB221009A from Gemini South in Chile. The image is a combination of 4 exposures in I, J, H, K with two instruments taken on the morning of Friday, October 14, 2022. Credit: Gemini International Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. O’Connor (UMD/GWU) & J. Rastinejad & …

Record-breaking gamma-ray burst may be the most powerful explosion ever recorded Read More »

Launch of Hotbird-13F aboard Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral - NASASpaceFlight.com

Launch of Hotbird-13F aboard Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral – NASASpaceFlight.com

The Eutelsat Hotbird-13F geostationary communications satellite was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon 9 booster 1069-3, which carried out the CRS-24 and Starlink 4-23 missions, launched the Hotbird satellite into geostationary transfer orbit. The launch took place at the end of the window on Saturday, October 15 at 1:22 …

Launch of Hotbird-13F aboard Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral – NASASpaceFlight.com Read More »

Living brain cells playing pong in a dish could shed light on the mechanics of the mind

Living brain cells playing pong in a dish could shed light on the mechanics of the mind

Scientists have created a gaming opponent — out of cells, in a lab. A team of researchers led by Australia placed 800,000 live human and mouse brain cells in a dish, connected them to electrodes and a simulation of the classic game Pong. The scientists then observed that the mini-mind quickly learned the game and …

Living brain cells playing pong in a dish could shed light on the mechanics of the mind Read More »