Science and Technology

Latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including medical breakthroughs, space exploration, and new gadgets and software.

Here Are the Secret Locations of ShotSpotter Gunfire Sensors

Finding shell casings can be extremely difficult. A Los Angeles Police Department officer not authorized to speak to the media tells WIRED they’ve spent “hours” searching for bullet casings. Just because officers don’t find evidence of gunfire, they say, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. While SoundThinking says its alerts are reviewed by its Incident Review […]

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NYT ‘Connections’ hints and answers for February 23: Tips to solve ‘Connections’ #257.

Connections is the latest New York Times word game that’s captured the public’s attention. The game is all about finding the “common threads between words.” And just like Wordle, Connections resets after midnight and each new set of words gets trickier and trickier—so we’ve served up some hints and tips to get you over the

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Watch Odysseus attempt the first US Moon landing since 1972 at 6:24PM ET

Intuitive Machines has just made history by becoming the first private aerospace company to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s surface. Following its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last Thursday, the robotic Nova-C “Odysseus” lander built by Intuitive Machines has now touched down — also making it the first US spacecraft to successfully

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Elon Musk’s Battle with Swedish Unions Now Extends to Tesla’s Charging Network

For the past several months, Tesla has been locked in a battle of wills with the labor unions of Sweden. The company’s refusal to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with a small number of workers associated with the Swedish union IF Metall has led to boycotts by other regional unions, turning what should have been

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‘Odie’ makes space history with successful moon landing

After troubleshooting some communications issues, Odysseus has officially become the first privately constructed spacecraft to land on the moon. Mission Director Tim Crain announced that “Odysseus has a new home.” The uncrewed lunar lander likely touched down near at an impact crater by the moon’s south pole called Malapert A at 6:24 p.m. EST on

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Odd quantum property may let us chill things closer to absolute zero

There is a brand new way to keep things cool Botyev Volodymyr/Shutterstock A new type of cooling relies on an exotic quantum mechanical property rather than putting objects into cold environments like refrigerators – and it might one day help us chill things to temperatures lower than any we have reached before. How cold or

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Intel’s CEO Says AI Is the Key to the Company’s Comeback

When veteran engineer and executive Pat Gelsinger returned to Intel as CEO in 2021, the once-great chipmaker was in a slump. After failing to adapt to the mobile era and then missing several steps in cutting-edge microprocessor manufacturing, it was now also falling behind in supplying chips to feed the tech industry’s growing hunger for

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Intuitive Machines makes history by landing the first commercial spacecraft on the moon

Intuitive Machines has landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface, in a historic first for a private company. Flight controllers confirmed the landing at 5:23 PM CST, though the exact condition of the spacecraft is unclear as engineers work to refine their signal with the lander. “What we can confirm without a doubt is that

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