NASA mission will put scientific payloads on the far side of the moon

NASA mission will put scientific payloads on the far side of the moon

NASA has announced that it has chosen three different scientific payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, which is a component of the Artemis program. The Artemis program aims to send humans back to the moon for the first time since the Apollo era. One of the three missions NASA has chosen will be landing on the far side of the moon facing away from Earth.

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite Internet may soon power in-flight Wi-Fi

SpaceX's satellite Internet service Starlink may soon power Wi-Fi services on some flights, offering travelers a new option for connecting to their favorite services while traveling. According to SpaceX's VP Jonathan Hofeller, Starlink has already performed some demonstrations of an 'aviation product,' which the company says it aims to finalize for use on aircraft soon.

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Netflix’s first Cuphead trailer shows off Wayne Brady as King Dice

Netflix’s first Cuphead trailer shows off Wayne Brady as King Dice

In summer 2019, Netflix announced an upcoming original series called The Cuphead Show that, as its title suggests, is based on the hit game Cuphead. The series will be a comedy that features the same retro art style as the game, which was inspired by the Fleischer cartoons of the 1930s. Fast-forward two years and Netflix has finally released a teaser trailer for the show.

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Alpha Wolf+ Cloudbreak has an innovative camper tent from Heimplanet

Alpha Wolf+ Cloudbreak has an innovative camper tent from Heimplanet

The Alpha Wolf and Wolf+ (Wolf Plus) have yet to make it to production, but the California-based startup is already working on an overlanding version of its first all-electric small truck. Alpha Motor Corporation (AMC) has collaborated with German outdoor specialist Heimplanet in creating a bespoke Cloudbreak tent that neatly integrates into the truck bed.

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Windows 11 is the next big OS – What you should know

Windows 11 is the next big OS – What you should know

If you are from the camp who thinks Windows 10's next version is long due, there is an exciting development in the Microsoft quarters. The Silicon Valley giant is working on the next major update after Windows 10 which debuted way back in 2015.

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Vulture becomes first bird to get permanent bionic limb replacement

Vulture becomes first bird to get permanent bionic limb replacement

Experts with the Medical University of Vienna have announced the first 'bionic bird.' Building on work previously only see on humans, the 000 implanted a permanent bionic limb in a bearded vulture, restoring its ability to walk and fly via a prosthetic foot. The procedure involved osseointegration, which involves attaching the bionic limb directly to the skeleton.

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DARPA’s non-explosive drone takedown system uses giant ‘party streamers’

DARPA’s non-explosive drone takedown system uses giant ‘party streamers’

DARPA has wrapped up work on a system designed to take down small drones operating over places where an explosive countermeasure wouldn't be acceptable. Put simply, this system involves launching a device into the air that, once it detects a drone, launches giant streamers into the air, not unlike the kind you may see shooting out of a small cannon at a party.

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Epic wants to see Fortnite players’ best UFO photography

Epic wants to see Fortnite players’ best UFO photography

Epic has announced its first Fortography contest for its new Chapter 2 - Season 7. This new challenge, as you'd expect, revolves around the new alien theme in the game, including its UFOs, futuristic weapons, and alien characters. It's no surprise that Epic is making this theme the subject of its Fortography challenge kicking off this season.

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is crumbling faster than expected

A newly published video shows the dramatic increase in ice chunks breaking free from the large ice shelf holding back the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. With the rate of icebergs breaking free increasing over the past few years, scientists warn that the time it takes before the glacier falls into the ocean may be significantly reduced.

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Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer Opus X headset serves up ANC at a surprising price

Razer today announced a follow-up to its Opus wireless headset, which launched a little over a year ago. This new over-the-ear headset is simply called the Razer Opus X and, like its predecessor, it offers a number of features including Active Noise Cancellation. The headset is even launching today, so Razer is wasting no time rolling this product out.

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AA and Virgin Atlantic want this eVTOL aircraft for “flying taxi” city hops

AA and Virgin Atlantic want this eVTOL aircraft for “flying taxi” city hops

American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are looking to much shorter flights to expand their future services, each inking deals that could see them piloting electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in the US and UK, respectively. The airlines have partnered with startup Vertical Aerospace, which is working on the eVTOL VA-X4 aircraft that can leap vertically into the air and fly for over 100 miles on a single charge.

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McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald’s is the latest major company hit by cyberattack

McDonald's revealed today that it suffered a security breach that exposed some data on an 'internal security system.' The hack impacted the company in the US, Taiwan, and South Korea, resulting in the acquisition of some data, including on customers in the latter two markets. Unlike other recent high-profile cyberattacks, however, this one did not involve ransomware.

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