The 2021 top-rated outdoor and sports gear
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The 2021 top-rated outdoor and sports gear

SCIENCE NEWS: . The past year and half has shown us how important it is for us to get out and be active, whether that’s a short hike or a long day of mountain biking. These adventures are safer, more enjoyable, more inclusive, and more accessible thanks to the year’s best gear. There are new…

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch provides a ‘raft for life’ for marine animals in open ocean
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch provides a ‘raft for life’ for marine animals in open ocean

Every year, at least 14 million tons of plastic garbage enter the world’s oceans and cause all kinds of problems for the wildlife that eat, suffocate on, or become entangled within it. Scientists have reported that there is another side effect to all the trash in marine habitats. This was mostly ignored until now. It…

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox controller review: A wired revival
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Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma Xbox controller review: A wired revival

Since 2017, Razer’s Wolverine Ultimate gamepad has been one of the best upgrades you can get for the Xbox One, Xbox Series S, or Xbox Series X. Although it is wired only, some players are hesitant about its effectiveness. However, its customizable components and mechanical buttons make it an excellent gamepad that’s worth the “Elite”…

NASA spends big on commercial space destinations
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NASA spends big on commercial space destinations

NASA has inked three new agreements with private companies in order to expand its space real estate. The government agency announced Thursday that it’s providing an estimated $415.6 million to Blue Origin, Nanoracks LLC, and Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to create their own “commercial, independent” space stations that will be open to government and private-sector…

Debt collectors can now harass you on Facebook, Twitter and more
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Debt collectors can now harass you on Facebook, Twitter and more

SCIENCE NEWS: News @andrew_andrew__ Dec 2, 2021, 5: 40 pm EST 3 min read pedrorsfernandes/Shutterstock Thanks to new financial regulations passed November 30th, debt collectors can now slide into your DMs, shoot you a text message, or email you to collect an unpaid bill. If you don’t pay your bill within 30 days of receiving…

Google’s First Pixel Smartwatch Could Launch in 2022
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Google’s First Pixel Smartwatch Could Launch in 2022

News @andrew_andrew__ Dec 2, 2021, 3: 50 pm EST 1 min read These are not photos of the rumored Pixel Watch. Google After working with Samsung to develop a new, less-sucky version of Wear OS, it seems that Google is finally working on its first Pixel Watch. It will likely feature a round, bezel-less display…

How to change your home address on Google Maps
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How to change your home address on Google Maps

Google Maps lets you set up a home and work address so that you can quickly get directions from your home. You should also update Google Maps when you move. We will show you how. Keep your address up-to-date in Maps so you always get the correct directions from and to your home. This will…

Samsung takes on Motorola with the $250 Galaxy A13 5G
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Samsung takes on Motorola with the $250 Galaxy A13 5G

News @andrew_andrew__ Dec 2, 2021, 2: 25 pm EST 1 min read Samsung Over the last year, Motorola has launched a series of devices that absolutely dominate the sub-$300 smartphone market. Samsung wants to get a piece. Its latest device, called the Galaxy A13 5G, costs just $250 but features 5G connectivity, a 90Hz display,…

Microsoft Office’s New Look
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Microsoft Office’s New Look

. Microsoft Microsoft started testing a new user interface for Office a few months ago. The new look and feel better aligns with Windows 11 and now it’s making its way to all Office 365 and Office 2021 users. RELATED: Here’s What’s New in Microsoft Office 2021 (and How Much It Costs) One of the…

FRONT PAGE: Lego Down! Focused Vibrations Knock Over Minifigures #ASA181
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FRONT PAGE: Lego Down! Focused Vibrations Knock Over Minifigures #ASA181

Newswise — SEATTLE, December 2, 2021 — A tabletop covered in miniature Lego minifigures. There is a whooshing sound, a pause, and then a single minifigure in the center of the table topples over, leaving the remaining minifigures standing.Brian Anderson, of Brigham Young University, will discuss how this is achieved in his presentation at the…

FRONT PAGES: Physics Exploit Space And Symmetries In Order To Control Quantum Materials
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FRONT PAGES: Physics Exploit Space And Symmetries In Order To Control Quantum Materials

Newswise — Physicists from Exeter and Trondheim have developed a theory describing how space reflection and time reversal symmetries can be exploited, allowing for greater control of transport and correlations within quantum materials.Two theoretical physicists, from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (in Trondheim, Norway), have built…

FRONT PAGE: Scientists Identify Another Reason Why Batteries Can't Charge In Minutes
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FRONT PAGE: Scientists Identify Another Reason Why Batteries Can't Charge In Minutes

Newswise — Researchers find new issue complicating fast charging.Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. Such a maxim may be especially true of batteries, thanks to a new study that seeks to identify the reasons that cause the performance of fast charged lithium-ion batteries to degrade in electric vehicles.In new research from the U.S. Department…

FRONT PAGE: Filtering Unwanted Sounds From Baby Monitors #ASA181
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FRONT PAGE: Filtering Unwanted Sounds From Baby Monitors #ASA181

Newswise — SEATTLE, December 2, 2021 — New parents often keep a constant ear on their children, listening for any signs of distress as their baby sleeps. Baby monitors make that possible, but they can also inundate parents with annoying background audio.In his presentation, “Open-Source Baby Monitor,” T.J. Flynn, of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory,…

FRONT PAGES: Light-Powered Soft Robotics Could Clean Up Oil Spillages
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FRONT PAGES: Light-Powered Soft Robotics Could Clean Up Oil Spillages

Newswise — A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water.Powered by light and fueled by water, the film could be deployed indefinitely to clean remote areas where recharging by other means would prove difficult. “Our motivation was to make soft robots…

FRONT PAGE: Global Climate Trend Since Dec. 1 1978: +0.14 C Per Decade
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FRONT PAGE: Global Climate Trend Since Dec. 1 1978: +0.14 C Per Decade

Global Temperature Report: November 2021 (New Reference Base, 1991-2020)Global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.14 C per decadeNovember Temperatures (preliminary)Global composite temp.: +0.08 C (+0.14°F) above seasonal averageNorthern Hemisphere: +0.11 C (+0.20 °F) above seasonal averageSouthern Hemisphere: +0.06 C (+0.11 °F) above seasonal averageTropics: +0.14 C (+0.25 °F) above seasonal averageOctober Temperatures (final)Global composite…

SpaceX will launch its next Starlink fleet tonight and 2 BlackSky satellites. Live coverage!
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SpaceX will launch its next Starlink fleet tonight and 2 BlackSky satellites. Live coverage!

SCIENCE NEWS: Home News Spaceflight CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its next stack of Starlink satellites from the East Coast tonight (Dec. 2) as part of a rideshare mission, and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 48 Starlink satellites on one of its…

NASA astronauts replace damaged antenna on spacewalk
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NASA astronauts replace damaged antenna on spacewalk

Home News Spaceflight NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, riding at the end of the Canadarm2 robotic arm, works to replace a faulty S-band antenna outside of the International Space Station on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. (Image credit: NASA TV) Two NASA astronauts on a spacewalk replaced a faulty antenna outside the International Space Station, restoring one…

Today’s rocket launch! Watch SpaceX and Arianespace launch back-to-back missions tonight
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Today’s rocket launch! Watch SpaceX and Arianespace launch back-to-back missions tonight

Home News Spaceflight A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites into orbit alongside two small Earth-watching satellites tonight, Dec. 2, and you should be able to watch it live here, courtesy of SpaceX. Liftoff is set for 6: 12 p.m. EST (2312 GMT). The Falcon 9 rocket will…

Rocket Lab’s next-gen Neutron rocket will be reusable (and have a ‘Hungry Hippo’ nose cone)
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Rocket Lab’s next-gen Neutron rocket will be reusable (and have a ‘Hungry Hippo’ nose cone)

Home News Spaceflight Rocket Lab’s next generation Neutron rocket will have a fully reusable first stage with an integrated fairing that opens like a flower. (Image credit: Rocket Lab) Rocket Lab’s plans for its biggest rocket yet promise to take reusability to the next level, complete with a ‘Hungry Hippo’ nose cone designed for easier…

Sky Tonight app review
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Sky Tonight app review

Sky Tonight, an excellent augmented-reality iOS and Android app that pinpoints night sky features and helps you identify what you are looking at. For AR views of the Sky Choose the most fascinating features For Won’t rotate into landscape Information on individual stars is lacking Sky Tonight, an excellent augmented-reality iOS and Android app that…

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