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How NASA keeps its astronauts safe and sane in space

Astronauts endure one of the most dangerous, high stakes, high stress professions on (or off) the planet — a job matched in isolation, confinement and extremity perhaps only by arctic field scientists and ballistic missile submarine crews. Of…

Twitter will help explain missing tweets in conversations

Twitter will soon do a better job of explaining missing tweets in your conversations. The social network is adding context to “this tweet is unavailable” notices in conversation threads to help explain just why a given post isn’t readable. While Tw…

The best turntable

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‘Sky: Children of the Light’ is finally available on iOS

Thatgamecompany’s Sky: Children of the Light is finally available on iOS. The title, from the creators of Journey, was announced years ago and has lived in beta limbo for a long time. Last month, Thatgamecompany said Sky would arrive on July 11th, an…

Lyft adds NYC subway directions to its app

Lyft’s support for public transportation will soon include one of the biggest mass transit systems on the planet. The ridesharing firm is rolling out access to real-time New York City subway directions through its app over the months ahead, giving lo…

NASA’s plan to return to the Moon with Project Artemis

On July 21, 1969, the first humans set foot on the Moon. With Neil Armstrong’s simple words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” the world changed irrevocably. For a few hours, we existed on multiple worlds. That was fifty years ago…

The best personal EVs for any commute

My commute isn’t too bad. I have to walk a mile or so to the metro, ride it for about 25 minutes, and then it’s a short walk from the station to the office. Driving would be exponentially more annoying (traffic) and costly (there’s a $5 bridge fa…

Huawei’s supposed Android alternative isn’t meant for smartphones

When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But that’s not the case. Catherine Chen, a Huawei board member and sen…

‘Iron Man VR’ developers explain the game’s free-roaming flight

Gamers have been eagerly awaiting Marvel’s Iron Man VR game since a hands-on demo was made available in February, and now more details have been revealed about the upcoming title. Developer Camouflaj talked to PlayStation Blog during San Diego Comic…

NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11’s 50th

You knew NVIDIA couldn’t resist reviving its GPU-based Apollo 11 recreation for the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Sure enough, the tech firm has updated the demo to take advantage of its RTX ray tracing technology, allowing a more faithful rendit…