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NASA faces a quandary with its audacious lunar cargo program

Enlarge / Intuitive Machines released this photo of its Odysseus lander in space after launch. (credit: Intuitive Machines) Most of NASA is a pretty buttoned-down place these days. Nearly 70 years old, the space agency is no longer the rambunctious adolescent it was during the race to the Moon in the 1960s. If you go to...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 14:34
Court blocks $1 billion copyright ruling that punished ISP for its users’ piracy

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | OcusFocus) A federal appeals court today overturned a $1 billion piracy verdict that a jury handed down against cable Internet service provider Cox Communications in 2019. Judges rejected Sony's claim that Cox profited directly from copyright infringement committed by users of Cox's cable...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 01:31
After years of losing, it’s finally feds’ turn to troll ransomware group

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) After years of being outmaneuvered by snarky ransomware criminals who tease and brag about each new victim they claim, international authorities finally got their chance to turn the tables, and they aren't squandering it. The top-notch trolling came after authorities from the US, UK, and...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 00:16
Musk claims Neuralink patient doing OK with implant, can move mouse with brain

Enlarge / A Neuralink implant. (credit: Neuralink) Neuralink co-founder Elon Musk said the first human to be implanted with the company's brain chip is now able to move a mouse cursor just by thinking. "Progress is good, and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill effects that we are aware of. Patient...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 23:08
Walmart buying TV-brand Vizio for its ad-fueling customer data

Enlarge (credit: Vizio) Walmart announced an agreement to buy Vizio today. Irvine, California-based Vizio is best known for lower-priced TVs, but its real value to Walmart is its advertising business and access to user data. Walmart said it's buying Vizio for approximately $2.3 billion, pending regulatory clearance and...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 23:08
Frozen embryos are “children,” according to Alabama’s Supreme Court

Enlarge / January 17, 2024, Berlin: In the cell laboratory at the Fertility Center Berlin, an electron microscope is used to fertilize an egg cell. (credit: Getty | Jens Kalaene) The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday ruled that frozen embryos are "children," entitled to full personhood rights, and anyone who destroys them...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 23:08

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