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A Million-Mile Battery From China Could Power Your Electric Car

The Chinese behemoth that makes electric-car batteries for Tesla Inc. and Volkswagen AG developed a power pack that lasts more than a million miles — an industry landmark and a potential boon for automakers trying to sway drivers to their EV models…


Ground-Penetrating Radar Reveals Entire Ancient Roman City

For the first time ever, archaeologists have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire city while it’s still beneath the ground…


It Took 7 Years, But Lego Finally Has a New Mindstorms Kit

Lego’s Mindstorms kits have stood out as some of the best robotics and programming education tools for years. They’ve also been some of the slowest to evolve, with the most recent kit, Lego Mindstorms EV3, coming out in 2013. Now, after seven years, Lego has finally unveiled a new Mindstorms kit: Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor…


NASA Edges Closer to First Flight of All-Electric X-57 Plane

As of writing, NASA is completing tasks for the X-57’s ground testing at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California β€” with aims toward taxi tests and flight testing, according to a post on NASA’s website…


Bloomberg: Apple to Announce Its First ARM Mac Chips at WWDC, as It Starts Transition Away From Intel

Apple is reportedly going to announce its transition from Intel to ARM chips for its line of Macs at WWDC, according to Bloomberg. The event kicks off on June 22nd (hosted virtually this year), and is the usual venue where Apple announces its big platform shifts. This year, we are expecting the unveiling of iOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS 7 and more…


SpaceX Launches Its Third Rocket in Two Weeks

6am ET Saturday Update: Just before sunrise along the Florida coast, a Falcon 9 rocket successfully lifted off on Saturday. The rocket performed nominally, ultimately delivering its payload of three SkySats and 58 Starlink satellites into orbit. This was the eighth flight of the current design of Starlink satellites, and the ninth launch of a large batch of them…


Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Finally Deliver Seamless Multi-Device Switching

Samsung is now rolling out an update to its Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds that finally gives users seamless multi-device switching. Promised at the gadget’s initial launch, that means that users can now move the buds between devices more easily. That’s without having to disable Bluetooth on the current device or enter pairing mode…

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