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NASA developed a new method of predicting volcanic eruptions using satellites

NASA developed a new method of predicting volcanic eruptions using satellites

It's notoriously difficult to predict volcanic corruptions. There are often signs that a volcano is likely to erupt in the future, including an increase in seismic activity, changes in gas emissions, and sudden ground deformation but accurately predicting eruptions is hard. Part of the challenge is that no two volcanoes behave exactly the same way before they erupt and another part is because only a few of the active volcanoes around the world have monitoring systems in place.

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The Roman Space Telescope will help NASA detect solitary black holes

The Roman Space Telescope will help NASA detect solitary black holes

NASA is talking about a new space telescope that will launch in the mid-2020s. The new telescope is the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, or simply the Roman Space Telescope. It's an infrared telescope that will help NASA peer into the infrared universe in an unprecedented fashion. One of the most important things that the Roman Space Telescope will allow NASA to do is detect solitary small black holes for the first time.

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A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

Researchers at Stanford University conducted the first large-scale study that examined the full extent of a phenomenon known as Zoom fatigue. Zoom is a common video conferencing platform used by businesses around the world. Zoom has been increasingly used during the pandemic as people have been forced to work from home instead of the office as we did in the past.

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Nissan reveals the Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition with 600 horsepower

Nissan reveals the Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition with 600 horsepower

Nissan has revealed a new version of the iconic GT-R sports car at an event in Yokohama, Japan. The new car is called the GT-R NISMO Special Edition. It comes with an exclusive Stealth Gray exterior color only available on NISMO models, along with 20-inch Rays forged aluminum alloy wheels with red accents exclusive to the Special Edition. The car also has a clear-coated carbon fiber hood, and for the first time, the GT-R has the new Nissan logo on the trunk lid and wheel center caps.

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule may not carry astronauts into space until next year

Boeing’s Starliner capsule may not carry astronauts into space until next year

Boeing has been evaluating a new target launch date for its next Starliner mission over the last several weeks. The next test flight for the Starliner capsule won't have crew aboard. The mission will launch aboard an Atlas V rocket and dock with the ISS, spending about a week on the orbiting space station before returning to Earth. This test flight is expected to happen in July or early August, but no official date has been announced.

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LG Electronics and Magna International tie-up is reportedly close to an Apple Car deal

LG Electronics and Magna International tie-up is reportedly close to an Apple Car deal

One of the most interesting rumors that has come out of Cupertino in the last several years has nothing to do with smartphones or computers. The most interesting rumor swirling around having to do with Apple is the long-rumored Apple EVr. The EV was first rumored years ago, and subsequent rumors claimed the project was dead, but it appears to be at a more advanced stage at this point.

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Sony Xperia 5 III packs impressive photography capabilities and audiophile sound

Sony Xperia 5 III packs impressive photography capabilities and audiophile sound

Sony unveiled a trio of new smartphones today, and one of the offerings is the Xperia 5 III. It's almost identical in features to the Sony Xperia 1 III that we mentioned earlier this morning. One of the smartphone's big highlight features is the variable telephoto lens paired with a dual PD sensor. The smartphone offers object tracking in photography mode.

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Researchers create special light waves that penetrate opaque materials

Researchers create special light waves that penetrate opaque materials

Researchers from Utrecht University and TU Wien (Vienna) have created special light waves that can penetrate opaque materials as if the material wasn't there. The beam of light can pass through a distorted medium and project the same picture onto a detector that would be detected without the medium in the way.

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Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car for the second year in a row

Ford Mustang is the world’s best-selling sports car for the second year in a row

Ford is celebrating a big milestone this coming weekend as the Ford Mustang celebrates its 57th birthday. As part of its celebration, Ford has announced that the Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car for the second year in a row. The car also retained the title of best-selling sports coupe for the sixth straight year.

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MIT uses the structure of a spiderweb to create music

MIT uses the structure of a spiderweb to create music

While lots of people out there don't want anything to do with walking through a spiderweb or the arachnids themselves, at some point, most of us have probably stood back and admired the complexity of a spiderweb. Spiders can weave strands of silk into incredibly intricate 3D webs serving as both the home for the spider and hunting grounds for prey. Scientists at MIT have translated the structure of a spiderweb into music.

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Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail edition celebrates the Lone Star State

Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail edition celebrates the Lone Star State

The biggest truck market in the entire country is the State of Texas. Jeep has launched a new version of the Gladiator that's exclusively available within the state to celebrate that massive market. The truck is called the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail, and it features a unique Texas Trail hood and tailgate detail with the year 1836, which is a nod to the Texas Declaration of Independence.

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NASA’s Ingenuity team has a software solution to fix the helicopter

NASA’s Ingenuity team has a software solution to fix the helicopter

Not long ago, we mentioned that NASA ran into a problem when it began to run a test of the Ingenuity Helicopter on the surface of Mars. On April 9, mission controllers were performing a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter's rotors. During that test, an issue arose, and NASA previously announced the test flight was delayed until at least April 14. NASA has now confirmed the delay will be longer.

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