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Google releases new database to aid in deepfake detection

Google releases new database to aid in deepfake detection

Many people are concerned about new advents in technology like the ability to create deepfakes that look so realistic it can be difficult to tell if the videos and images are the people they appear to be at a glance. Google wants to make it easier to know if the videos are real or deepfakes and is contributing to deepfake detection research. Google says that while many deepfakes are meant to be humorous, there is the chance that they could be harmful to individuals and society.

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NASA’s new black hole visualization shows ‘carnival mirror’ effect

NASA’s new black hole visualization shows ‘carnival mirror’ effect

NASA has released a stunning new high-resolution visualization of a black hole, specifically how its gravity distorts the way it looks. NASA describes this warping effect as similar to what one would see when looking in a carnival mirror, skewing light, twisting the appearance of surrounding material, and forming what appears to be light and dark 'lanes' in the accretion disk.

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MIT researchers create a diamond-based quantum sensor on a chip

MIT researchers create a diamond-based quantum sensor on a chip

Researchers at MIT have for the first item created a diamond-based quantum sensor on a silicon chip. The team thinks that the advance in fabrication could open the door for low-cost, scalable hardware for quantum computing, sensing, and communication. The breakthrough leverages something called "nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers."

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New interstellar object dubbed 2I/Borisov

New interstellar object dubbed 2I/Borisov

A new interstellar object has been discovered, and it is only the second such object ever discovered by astronomers. This one has been found inside our solar system and is currently being observed by astronomers from around the world. The object is described as having a comet-like appearance and has been named 2I/Borisov by the IAU.

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NASA awards major Artemis contract for at least six Orion spacecraft

NASA awards major Artemis contract for at least six Orion spacecraft

NASA anticipates a long line of Artemis missions -- as many as 12, the space agency said today -- which is why it has awareded a new contract to Lockheed Martin for as many as six Orion spacecraft. Called the Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC), this deal taps Lockheed for between six and 12 Orion spacecraft through the year 2030.

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Venus may have had liquid water until 700 million years ago

Venus may have had liquid water until 700 million years ago

When we talk about planets that had water in the distant past, Mars is usually the planet we are talking about. Scientists have now stated that it is possible that Venus was a temperate planet with liquid water on its surface for 2-3 billion years. Some sort of dramatic transformation began to happen about 700 million years ago causing the planet to become the Venus we know now.

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Researchers create a battery that bends and flexes

Researchers create a battery that bends and flexes

If smartphone makers ever get folding devices ready for the mainstream market in a significant way, one thing that the devices will need is flexible batteries. As it is today, batteries are rigid devices that can overheat when bent or broken. Scientists from ETH Zurich have created a new type of battery that is flexible.

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Researchers disprove prevailing theory on what holds DNA together

Researchers disprove prevailing theory on what holds DNA together

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have disproven a prevailing theory of what holds DNA together. The prevailing theory has been that hydrogen bonds the two sides of the DNA structure together. The researchers for Chalmers have disproven that theory and say that water is key to holding DNA together.

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NASA says Australia will help support its Artemis and Moon to Mars efforts

NASA says Australia will help support its Artemis and Moon to Mars efforts

During a ceremony held on Saturday, NASA and the Australian Space Agency announced a new commitment between the two that will result in Australia helping support NASA's efforts to return humans to the Moon. The two space agencies signed a joint statement of intent at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Under the arrangement, Australia will support US efforts in cases of 'mutual interest.'

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ESA’s new Mars image shows the Red Planet bathed in blue

ESA’s new Mars image shows the Red Planet bathed in blue

The European Space Agency has published a new image showing a 'slice' of Mars, one that ranges from the planet's white cloud-covered north pole down through a band of pocked orange landscape to dark blue southern terrain. The image results from observations made by the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, offering a unique, colorful, and highly detailed look at the barren planet.

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Nanochains could increase battery runtime and speed charging

Nanochains could increase battery runtime and speed charging

Researchers at Purdue University have announced a breakthrough that could have a significant impact on batteries of the future. The team says that the runtime for the battery in a phone or computer depends on how many lithium-ions can be stored in the negative electrode material inside the battery. When those ions are depleted, the battery is unable to deliver an electrical current.

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NASA is testing ARADS rover with a fancy drill for deep

NASA is testing ARADS rover with a fancy drill for deep

NASA has announced that it is testing a new tool that may one day head to Mars to help with the search for life on the Red Planet. The tool is attached to a rover being tested in the Atacama Desert in Chile called ARADS. The tool being tested is a drill that is meant to dig deep under the surface of Mars.

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