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Russian space agency plans German X-ray telescope Space-Jack

A view of the eROSITA X-ray telescope before final packaging in its carbon fiber structure. Photo: MPE The Russian space agency has announced plans to unilaterally take control of a German telescope mounted on a Russian-built spacecraft. It’s a terrible, irresponsible idea, like even Russian scientists will admit. The German developer of the eROSITA telescope, …

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Smash Bros. Ultimate is rocked by its own wave moment

Screenshot: nintendo Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans are obsessed with ranking the game’s vast crossover cast of video game characters into tier lists. The tier lists constantly change to reflect changes to the game’s meta, caused by balance updates released by Nintendo, but also by players finding new techniques. The smash The community recently discovered …

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Researchers in Japan just set a staggering new speed record for data transfers

Although high-speed wireless technologies like WiFi 6E and 5G dominate the news headlines, analog and optical cables are still the backbone of the internet, and for good reason. Researchers in Japan have just established a new record for optical fiber data transmission with a technique that compatible with existing cable infrastructurewhich means that a real-world …

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Retro game collector accused of selling complex counterfeits for $100,000

Photo: BBPCGC The retro PC game collecting scene was rocked by an unexpected scandal last week when a prominent community member, who was also a moderator of a major Facebook group, was accused of selling fake copies of classic games. Enrico Ricciardi, who for years has been an active member of the community as a …

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NASA is moving forward with the wild solar sail concept

Artist’s impression of the diffractive light veil. The rainbow-like patterns are said to be similar to how CDs show similar patterns when held under a light. Drawing: mackenzi martin A project to develop diffractive solar sails has moved into the third and final phase of NASA’s Advanced Concepts Program. The team behind the project now …

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