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iPhone 13 might be able to call and text without cell signal or Wi-Fi

August 30th, 2021

There’s a very high chance that Apple will release the iPhone 13 series according to the regular schedule this year. Unlike in 2020, Apple issued no delay warnings. This must mean the iPhone 13 is on track for a mid-September announcement. Preorders should follow on the first Friday after the keynote, and the iPhone 13 …

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A decades-old NASA satellite just died in Earth’s atmosphere

September 1st, 2020

NASA’s OGO-1 satellite completed its deorbit over the weekend, meeting Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrating due to the intense friction. The satellite was launched in 1964 and spent over a half-century in space. The spacecraft was completely destroyed when it entered the atmosphere, and no pieces of it survived to make it to the ground. If …

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NASA satellites reveal full scope of Beirut devastation

August 10th, 2020

NASA has crunched the data from satellite images to show the true extent of the damage to Beirut after an explosion rocked the city last week. By comparing before and after images, the system can detect where the most serious damage occurred. Maps like this help emergency responders direct resources to areas where survivors may …

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One of NASA’s exoplanet hunters has gone quiet

January 3rd, 2020

NASA has a lot of high-tech hardware cruising around in space right now, but one of the space agency’s pint-sized exoplanet hunters appears to have gone dark. In a post by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the group explains that its ASTERIA satellite has been failing to return attempts to contact it for about a month …

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SpaceX repairs and bad weather force multiple satellite launch delays

August 5th, 2019

Sending stuff into space isn’t easy. SpaceX has made the process of making satellite deliveries into Earth orbit look incredibly easy, but there are still a million things that can derail an otherwise routine mission, and the delayed launch of the AMOS-17 communications satellite by Spacecom is a great reminder of that. The mission was …

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Recent earthquakes that rocked California dramatically scarred the Earth

July 9th, 2019

A series of powerful earthquakes and aftershocks left much of Southern California trembling over the long holiday weekend. The most powerful of the quakes, a magnitude 7.1, struck on July 5th, and it shared its epicenter with a slightly less intense magnitude 6.4 quake from the day prior. Now, using a particularly powerful high-tech instrument …