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High-speed rail trains are stalled in the US—and that might not change for a while

From cities in the sky to robot butlers, futuristic visions fill the history of PopSci. In the Are we there yet? column we check in on progress towards our most ambitious promises. Read the series and explore all our 150th anniversary coverage here. In just the past year, countries around the world have continued rolling out high-speed trains. France…

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NASA, SpaceX Proceeding to Crew-5 Launch to International Space Station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon Endurance spacecraft atop, is vertical at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 1, 2022, ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 launch. Liftoff is targeted for noon EDT on Wednesday, October 5. Credit: SpaceXNASA will provide live coverage of the upcoming launch activities for…

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Pioneering Quantum Physicists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Nobel PrizeBy Charlie WoodOctober 4, 2022Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger have won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking experiments with entangled particles.From left: John Clauser, Anton Zeilinger and Alain Aspect.(left) Courtesy of John Clauser; Jacqueline Godany; Ecole polytechnique Université Paris-SaclayThe physicists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger have won the…

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NSF congratulates laureates of the 2022 Nobel Prize in physics

The U.S. National Science Foundation congratulates Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger on their 2022 Nobel Prize in physics. The groundbreaking work of all three researchers has revealed the strange nature of quantum entanglement and paved the way to a new field of research: quantum information science.  NSF is proud to have supported…

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Amazon brings thousands of hours of free content to Fire TV

As more streaming services launch and prices continue to increase, viewers are increasingly turning to free, ad-supported streamers to get their binge on. The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV, and others offer thousands of hours’ worth of classic and modern TV, movies, and more free of charge. Now, Amazon is dipping its toes in the…

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Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket lifts off with two SES communications satellites

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch the commercial SES 20 and SES 21 communications satellites toward geosynchronous orbit. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live A United…

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Uncovering the hidden legends along Ireland’s southern coast

ByKerry WalkerPhotographs ByDaniel AlfordPublished October 4, 2022• 12 min readWaves whip off the Celtic Sea, crashing against rock and bringing a strong hit of brine to the wild Garrarus Beach on Ireland’s Copper Coast. Exposed by the tide, the shore is webbed with seaweeds, which, to the untrained eye, all appear identical. “Look,” my foraging guide,…

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Eyeing China, India unveils high-altitude helicopters

India unveiled on Monday its first batch of locally-made attack helicopters, designed primarily for use in high-altitude areas like the Himalayas where its troops clashed with China in 2020. The Light Combat Helicopters are seen as another milestone in Indian efforts to reduce dependence on Russia, its main source of arms, and other suppliers. The…

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SteelSeries Launches Its Next-Gen Apex Pro TKL Keyboards

News @andrew_andrew__ Oct 4, 2022, 12:34 pm EDT | 1 min read SteelSeries Available today, the next-gen SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL builds on its predecessor’s greatest features with new and customizable OmniPoint 2.0 switches. There’s also a wireless model, though of course, budget-minded shoppers may want to stick with the wired version. We’re always impressed…

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Wildlife, Plants, and Climate Star in Winning Photo Awards

Buddy lions, thriving lizards, and glowing mushrooms make an appearance. Published October 3, 2022 10:43AM EDT A pair of friendly lions stroll affectionately in Kenya. A factory in Greece takes the beach away from vacationers. Ghost mushrooms emit an eerie glow in an Australian forest. These are some of the winning images in the Nature…