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NASA Mars helicopter set for grand journey back to its original airfield

06-Nov-2021 02:30

It's like Homeward Bound, but with a helicopter on Mars.

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Alphabet's Isomorphic Labs Says It Will Use AI to Discover New Drugs

06-Nov-2021 02:20

Alphabet has spun off a new company called Isomorphic Labs which seeks to use artificial intelligence to discover new pharmaceutical drugs. The commercial venture will reportedly build off of advancements made by Alphabet’s DeepMind, which used a model called AlphaFold2 to predict the shape of proteins in the human…

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features

Some new BMWs won't have touchscreens thanks to chip shortage

06-Nov-2021 02:15

Image: BMW

BMW is dropping touchscreens from many of its new cars due to the chip shortage, according to a and later confirmed by the car company to and . While we’ve seen other auto manufactures have to or cut other features, this omission is a big deal — nowadays, touchscreens are a fairly standard feature in cars, and not having one will affect how you interact with the car almost every day.

According to the BimmerFest post, some affected vehicles (which include the 3 Series sedans, and X5, X6, and X7 SUVs / crossovers) will also lose access to the as well, which automatically backs into spots for you after recording how you drove through them going forward. The...

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The US has big, new plans to pull CO2 out of the air

06-Nov-2021 02:14

Collector containers at the ‘Orca’ direct air capture and storage facility, operated by Climeworks AG, in Hellisheidi, Iceland, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Startups Climeworks and Carbfix are working together to store carbon dioxide removed from the air deep underground to reverse some of the damage CO2 emissions are doing to the planet. | Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Despite the efforts of delegates at this month’s , the world is still potentially catastrophic levels of global warming. Now, some countries and corporations are turning to new technologies to pull carbon out of the air.

Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a bold new to make those technologies, called carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, cost-effective and scalable with the launch of a new “Carbon Negative Shot” initiative. Through this initiative, the agency seeks to bring the cost of CDR down dramatically this decade — to less than $100 a ton — so that it can be deployed at a big enough scale to remove “gigatons,” or billions of tons, of carbon dioxide from the...

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hardware

Kroger says release about accepting Bitcoin Cash was fake

06-Nov-2021 02:01

The grocery chain is that latest to get tangled up in a cryptocurrency scam.

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hardware

Google Pixel 7: what we want to see

06-Nov-2021 02:00

The Google Pixel 7 is already leaking, and we also have a list of what we want from it.

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hardware

Peacock TV: Everything to know to stream Yellowstone, Premier League, NFL and more

06-Nov-2021 02:00

Peacock has the first three seasons of Yellowstone to binge, but it won't be streaming the fourth season's new episodes. Here's everything to know.

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reviews

Spencer (the Princess Diana movie) isn't streaming on HBO Max, sorry

06-Nov-2021 02:00

Marvel's Eternals isn't streaming there, either.

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features

Eternals post-credits scenes, explained and future MCU possibilities they create

06-Nov-2021 02:00

We get two extra scenes and some epic cameos to set up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The PS5 and Xbox Series X are now available online at Walmart (update: sold out)

06-Nov-2021 01:59

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Update 3:50PM ET, November 5th: Walmart’s restock of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles came and went in about 40 minutes, which seems to be par for the course these days. We saw its newer queue system at play, and while the first 20 minutes seemed to count down correctly, we noticed that the queue began to hang and slow down if it did not drop entirely. While many folks have probably seen the “We are having technical issues” message that spells certain doom, hopefully some lucky ones landed their console of choice. We will continue looking out for more console restocks to give you advance notice whenever possible.

It’s November, and the holiday shopping season is well upon us. have already begun, and...

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