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September 9, 2023


NASA’s mighty SLS megarocket for Artemis moonshots ‘unaffordable’ for sustained exploration, audit finds

NASA needs to be more transparent about the costs and schedules associated with its Space Launch System (SLS) moon rocket, a newly released audit has found. SLS is NASA’s rocket of choice for its Artemis program, which aims to establish a permanent, …

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BBC News

Roblox coming to PlayStation 4 and PS5

The massively popular children’s gaming platform Roblox has announced plans to launch on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. Roblox has more than 60 million players a day, according to the firm, but it has come under criticism over concerns about poor …

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USB-C vs. Lightning: What iPhone Owners Need to Know

Thinking about buying a new iPhone? Get ready to swap your Lightning cable for USB-C. The iPhone 15 models that Apple will introduce on Sept. 12 are widely expected to have a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port, which the company has used since …

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Roblox plans PlayStation debut, new world-building AI tools

The expansion is part of a plan to make Roblox available “anywhere users are trying to use it,” including mobile, desktop and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) devices, Roblox Chief Product Officer Manuel Bronstein told Reuters ahead of the company’s …

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Australia to require Google, Bing to clamp down on AI-created child porn

Australia has unveiled regulations requiring internet search engines to crack down on child sexual abuse material created by artificial intelligence. The online safety code announced on Friday will require services such as Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and …

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The Guardian

Washington DC-based group targeted in apparent Pegasus hack

An individual employed by a Washington DC-based organization with international offices was targeted with powerful hacking software made by NSO Group, researchers have claimed, raising new concerns about the proliferation of spyware that can infect Apple …

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End of Supervised Swim Season

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The Magazine

Time out: our new Chronosprint viewed by Gennaro Lewis Grassi

The timepiece merges history, precision and innovation. In 1963, the very first Porsche 911 took just 9.1 seconds to go from 0 to 100km/h. And so, as a tribute to that remarkable feat, the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronosprint x Porsche emulates the acceleration …

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Apple voices support for California climate bill proposing strict emissions reporting

Apple “strongly believes” that companies’ corporate climate emissions disclosures should include the emissions that come from their supply chain, or what’s called Scope 3 emissions. Mike Foulkes, Apple’s director of state and local government affairs, …

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Public Radio Tulsa

The US is caught between climate-friendly technologies and growing water scarcity

Julia Simon is the Climate Solutions reporter on NPR’s Climate Desk. She covers the ways governments, businesses, scientists and everyday people are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. She also works to hold corporations, and others, accountable …

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