Daily Archives: 23.09.2021

EU plans universal charger in setback for Apple

The USB-C connector is set to become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld videogame consoles The European Union aims to have a common charging port for mobile phones, tablets and headphones under a European Commission proposal, with the move impacting iPhone maker Apple more than its rivals. The move has been more than ...

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NASA Robots Compete in DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge Final

Led by NASA JPL, Team CoSTAR will participate in the SubT final this week to demonstrate multi-robot autonomy in a series of tests in extreme environments. Eight teams featuring dozens of robots from more than 30 institutions, including NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, will converge in a former Kentucky limestone mine from Sept. 21 to 24 to participate ...

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NASA completes swing arm test on SLS launch platform

A view of NASA’s Space Launch System inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. This picture was taken Sept. 17 after retraction of work platforms ahead of the Umbilical Release and Retract Test. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux The swing arms on the mobile launch tower for NASA’s Space Launch System released and retracted Sunday night inside the Vehicle Assembly ...

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Astronomers Discover an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole as it Destroys a Star

Supermassive black holes (SMBH) reside in the center of galaxies like the Milky Way. They are mind-bogglingly massive, ranging from 1 million to 10 billion solar masses. Their smaller brethren, intermediate-mass black holes (IMBH), ranging between 100 and 100,000 solar masses, are harder to find. Astronomers have spotted an intermediate-mass black hole destroying a star that got too close. They’ve ...

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