Crew Immersed in Space Science as Cargo Dragon Nears Launch

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The upgraded version of SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft is seen before it rolls out to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The upgraded version of SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft is seen before it rolls out to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Expedition 64 is getting ready for over 6,400 pounds of cargo due to arrive this weekend aboard the next-generation SpaceX Dragon space freighter. All seven Inte...

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An Elegy for India’s Single-Screen Cinema Palaces

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    It was an unplanned detour that started the whole thing. On a lazy winter afternoon in January 2019, photographer Hemant Chaturvedi walked over to Allahabad University, an architectural landmark from the 1800s in the northern Indian city, to take a few images. En route, he remembered that t...

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Later this month, look up to see Jupiter and Saturn appear closer together than they’ve been since the Middle Ages

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On Monday night, December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will look closer together than they've appeared since March 4, 1226, almost 800 years ago. This event, taking place on the December solstice, is known as a "great conjunction.""On the evening of closest approach on Dec 21 they will look like a do...

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Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland

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    <img alt="The original entrance to legendary Mountain Studios. " data-width="912" data-height="436" width="300" height="200" src="https://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzAxNmE3YjdlLWE5MWUtNDE3YS1iMjMzLWYwNmYwN2Y4NDJhNzQ2N2E5ZDNjY2U4ZTAzNWIwNF9JTUdfMjAyMDA4MzBfMTIzMjQwLTAxX3Jlc2l6ZWRfMjAyMDA4MzBfMDE0NjA1NzU0LmpwZWciXSxbInAiLCJjb252ZXJ0IiwiIl0sWyJwIiwiY29udmVydCIsIi1xdWFsaXR5IDgxIC1hdXRvLW9yaWVudCJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwiMzAweDIwMCMiXV0/IMG_20200830_123240-01_resized_20200830_014605754.jpeg" /></p> <p>Starting in June 1967, Montreux Casino began to host the Montreux Jazz Festival. The annual event and featured legends such as Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, and Ella Fitzgerald. On December 4, 1971, the original Casino building burned down—during a Frank Zappa concert, after a...

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Magnificent burst of graffiti bombing on NYC subways

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Over the weekend, graffiti artists bombed at least two dozen New York City train cars resulting in a traveling gallery of magnificent pieces reminiscent of subway art's 1970s heyday. From The City:
The bulk of the hits occurred during the nightly 1 a.m.-to-5
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Android Auto expands to more countries in Europe, Indonesia, more — here’s the full list

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Google’s Android Auto platform has become a standard part of many new cars, much to the benefit of users. Now, Google is expanding where Android Auto is officially available, opening the platform up to quite a few new countries across the continent of Europe and more.more…The post An...

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Data of 243 Million Brazilians Exposed Online via Website Source Code

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The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians, including alive and deceased, has been exposed online after web developers left the password for a crucial government database inside the source code of an official Brazilian Ministry of Health's website for at least six months. From a re...

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People with quadriplegia use brain-computer interfaces to compete in a cyborg olympics

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Cybathlon 2020 was a recent cyborg Olympics in which people with physical disabilities compete while using exoskeletons, bionic limbs, and other technology. For example, in one race, competitors with quadriplegia donned scalp sensors that detected their brain waves to steer vehicles on the scr...

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GlassDuo adds a theremin to their ethereal glass harp music

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This beautiful etude gets a modern update as glass harp masters Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec are joined by thereminist Grégoire Blanc.
Szymanowski is one of our favorite Polish composers. Even though he originally wrote his Etude in B-flat minor for piano, we are certain that he would have...
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