NASA’s toaster-sized device can make oxygen on Mars

If humans want to explore Mars in the future, they’ll need to create oxygen. Now, a small device the size of a toaster is on the planet doing just that. In a study released this week in the journal Science Advances, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource […]

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‘Food is medicine’ interventions should be the main course at White House nutrition conference

Much of the public’s perceptions around food as an intervention for health are dated. So are the U.S. government’s perceptions and its health care policies. Not by a matter of years, but by decades. The last time the nation focused on food — from the top — was the 1969 White House Conference on Food, […]

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The new Ring Intercom will help make your apartment intercom smart

Smart door locks and video doorbells are great conveniences for those who live in single-family homes, but what about the millions of people who live in flats, apartments, and condos? They might also like to answer their front door from their phone — whether they’re home or not — and perhaps buzz their visitor in […]

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Serena Williams marches on in US Open singles play with win over world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit

Serena Williams, playing what could be the last US Open of her storied career, won her second-round singles match Wednesday evening, downing world No. 2 Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. “After I lost the second set, I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness, I got to give my best […]

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As rents skyrocket, massive federally funded rental assistance program to ramp down in Vermont

Apandemic-era rental assistance program that has doled out more than $160 million in federal funds to keep Vermonters in their homes is abruptly set to begin ramping down, booting thousands as soon as Oct. 1. The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program will also stop taking new applications for rent and other housing expenses on that […]

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Apple Watch Pro 2022: All the Rumors About Apple’s Rugged Sports Watch

The rumored Apple Watch Pro could be one of several new products Apple announces on Sept. 7. If reports from Bloomberg and other sources turn out to be accurate, the Apple Watch Pro will have a larger screen, longer battery life and a sturdier design compared to the standard Series 8. It’s said to be […]

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Next iPhone SE to look like the iPhone XR, iPhone 14 Pro to get new ultrawide camera

The next iPhone SE will finally drop its current design and switch to one that will allegedly be identical to that of the iPhone XR from 2018. That is, if a new rumor on the matter is to be believed. Its source is Jon Prosser, talking on the Geared Up podcast, and he has provided […]

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After making V8s more efficient, Tula turns its hand to EVs

SAN JOSE, CALIF.—Electric vehicles are all about small gains in efficiency leading to increased range. Reduce the drag, tweak the acceleration curve, and increase the regenerative braking, and you get a few more miles. Car tech company Tula has come up with another solution to enhance efficiency. Called Dynamic Motor Drive (DMD), the system pulses […]

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Facing quality and pacing issues, Apple reportedly delays iPadOS 16

Apple will delay the release of the iPadOS 16 software update for iPads well into October, about a month after the September release of the iPhone’s iOS 16. The news comes from a report in Bloomberg citing people with knowledge of the matter. Typically, Apple releases iPadOS—which is closely related to iOS—very close to or […]

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More building companies to ‘topple over’, as display home giant Metricon sheds staff to survive

One of the nation’s most prominent builders is set to shed almost a tenth of its workforce, as concerns mount about Australia’s construction industry. Metricon was forced to defend itself against insolvency rumours just a few months ago. The company has now told its roughly 2,500-person workforce that it is restructuring. The move will impact […]

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