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NYT ‘Connections’ hints and answers for February 24: Tips to solve ‘Connections’ #258.

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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Quick thinking and a stroke of luck averted a moon lander disaster for Intuitive Machines

Intuitive Machines’ spacecraft touched down yesterday on the lunar surface . . . sideways. CEO Steve Altemus confirmed during a press conference Friday that, while it wasn’t a perfect landing, it’s nothing short of a miracle the spacecraft landed intact at all. Using a small model of the lander, Altemus demonstrated how engineers believe the spacecraft, called Odysseus, made its

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The Odysseus Lander Is Tipped Over on Its Side on the Moon

Intuitive Machines’ private lander stumbled on its way down to the lunar surface and is possibly leaning over on a rock on the Moon. The vehicle is still operational and flight engineers are working to gather more data on its less than ideal position, the company said. China’s Plan to Land Astronauts on the Moon

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Some Apple Vision Pro units reportedly developed a similar hairline crack on the front glass

Picture the scene: you’ve had an enjoyable day of playing around in mixed reality using Apple’s Vision Pro headset. Once you’re done for the night, you carefully pack the Vision Pro away while leaving the battery pack connected and soft front cover attached. But when you wake up to begin a new day of work

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Researchers taught a robot dog to open a door with its leg

Four legged, dog-inspired robots have grown in popularity among scientists and first responders in recent years thanks to their unique ability to quickly and safely maneuver areas hazardous or inaccessible to humans. Some of those robots, like Boston Dynamics’ Spot, can use large claws and other attachments to help them interact with the world around

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Playing underwater sounds could help coral reefs fight global warming

2023 was the hottest year recorded on planet Earth – and that includes the world’s oceans, where records fell like dominos. Last week, around 5000 scientists gathered in New Orleans for the American Geophysical Union’s biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting. Environment reporter James Dinneen was there to take the temperature of the researchers, who have been

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5 Apple Vision Pro issues: Reports of ‘spontaneous cracking’ and more pile up

The Vision Pro, which hit store shelves on Feb. 2, launched with electrifying fanfare — and some criticism about its $3,500 value — as Apple stepped into a brand spankin’ new product category: mixed reality. Now that several weeks have passed since the Vision Pro’s debut, early adopters have had some time with the AR/VR

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As Techstars retools, some former staffers say it lost focus on what made it successful

Well-known accelerator group Techstars announced a slew of changes to its operations this week, including the shuttering of some of its city-based programs.  Criticism from former members of its decisions lit social media channels who argued that the famed startup accelerator has lost focus on the very thing that historically made it so successful: city-based

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