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Recent articles by Georgina:

Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns of dangers of A.I. and calls for more regulation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has warned about the dangers of unchecked A.I. and has said in an op-ed in the Financial Times that he believes that the area should be more tightly regulated, citing concerns such as the rise of deepfakes and potential abuses of facial recognition technology. → Read More

Studio Ghibli Movies Are Coming to Netflix, but Not in U.S. or Canada

Japanese animation fans will be pleased to hear Studio Ghibli movies are coming to Netflix, but only for an international audience. U.S. viewers will be able to stream Ghibli movies on HBO Max, but viewers outside of Northern America and Japan will be able to watch the movies on Netflix starting next month. → Read More

Watch NASA astronauts spacewalk to replace space station batteries today

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station will shortly begin a spacewalk to perform upgrades, and you can watch the event happen live. Jessica Meir and Christina Koch will be suiting up and heading out of the station to replace batteries as part of a long-term project to update the station's power system. → Read More

Kyoto fireball was caused by a chunk falling off potentially hazardous asteroid

On April 29, 2017, something strange appeared over Kyoto, Japan: A bright, slow fireball streaking through the in the sky. At the time, astronomers were baffled as it what it could have been. But now, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have figured out what it was and where it came from. → Read More

Lexus concept designs show what lunar transport could look like in the year 2220

f you've ever found yourself wondering what transport of the future will look like, Lexus has some concept sketches to feed your imagination. Designers were invited to create a lunar mobility concept for everything from personal transportation for traveling across the moon's surface to spacecraft concepts. → Read More

The nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, may host a second planet

Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a second exoplanet in orbit around the nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri. The planet candidate is called Proxima c, its mass is around half that of Neptune, and it orbits its star at a distance 1.5 times greater than the distance between the Earth and the sun. → Read More

See Video of Boeing's Starliner Orbital Flight Test From Inside the Capsule

Boeing's first Starliner orbital test flight might not have gone as planned, with the craft failing to reach the correct orbit. However, there's still plenty to be learned from the test. Boeing has released a video of highlights of the test, showing the interior of the capsule and the view from the window. → Read More

Terrifying Clearview App Could Be the End of Anonymity in Public Places

New facial recognition technology could be used to identify anyone, anywhere, and it's already in use by police in the U.S. A tiny company called Clearview developed the app that can use an existing photo of a person to search for other photos of them online, along with links to where those photos are hosted. → Read More

Asteroid discovered orbiting inside Venus for the first time

Most asteroids in our solar system orbit around the sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, or in a cluster in the orbit of Jupiter called the Trojans. Plus, there are Near-Earth asteroids that come close to the orbit of Earth. Now, for the first time, an asteroid has been discovered orbiting inside Venus. → Read More

Scientists Image the Progression of a Solar Flare for the First Time

Our sun occasionally flashes brighter than usual in electromagnetic eruptions called solar flares. Now, scientists have released data on the first-ever flare captured moment by moment, pinpointing the exact time and place the flare burst out of the sun's surface with energy equivalent to 1 billion degrees. → Read More

Scientists come up with a method to make oxygen from moon dust

The moon is covered in fine dust called regolith which sticks to absolutely everything and causes all sorts of technical problems. But now, the European Space Agency has come up with a plan for the tricky substance: Turning it into oxygen to be used by lunar explorers for breathing and for the production of fuel. → Read More

Europe's ExoMars rover completes environmental tests ahead of launch

NASA's Mars 2020 rover isn't the only robotic explorer set to head to the Red Planet this year. It will also be joined by the European Space Agency's Rosalind Franklin rover, as part of the ESA and Roscosmos ExoMars mission. The rover has now completed its final environmental tests before launch in July this year. → Read More

Apple addresses iPhone 11 location services controversy with iOS 13.3.1 toggle

Apple has introduced an option into the beta version of iOS 13.3.1 to disable a controversial Ultra Wideband feature which would seek out user location information on iPhone 11 devices, even when all individual settings for apps and services using location services were toggled off. → Read More

Astronomers discover bizarre stretchy objects unlike anything else in our galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a mysterious new class of objects at the heart of the Milky Way which are unlike anything else found in our galaxy. They start off small and compact but are elongated when they approach the supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy. → Read More

How to watch SpaceX blow up a rocket for its in-flight abort test this Saturday

This weekend, SpaceX is planning a dramatic test of its Crew Dragon capsule, in which it will blow up a Falcon 9 rocket to test the capsule's emergency escape system. The launch will take place from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and you can watch it happen live. → Read More

Apple may have to ditch lightning cables if European regulators have their way

Members of the European Parliament are proposing that mobile phone chargers should be standardized, with calls for the European Commission to bring in regulation. This could oblige Apple to ditch its lightning chargers and switch to a standard format instead. → Read More

UK government opens trial for wirelessly charged taxis

Britain's push toward sustainable transport options has included wireless charging for electric buses and the introduction of electric taxis, which help improve... → Read More

Nike will sponsor Korea’s best ‘League of Legends’ team

With esports continuing to grow in popularity, Nike has sponsored its first esports team -- Korean League of Legends team SKT T1. SKT is the team of Faker, the... → Read More

Bose is closing down all of its US and European stores

Popular audio brand Bose has announced it is closing a significant number of its stores. The Verge reports that the company made the decision due to the popular... → Read More

Here's Why SpaceX Plans to Blow Up a Rocket This Weekend

This week SpaceX is testing out its Crew Dragon capsule, which will eventually ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, in a particularly dramatic demonstration of the capsule's emergency systems: it will perform an "In-Flight Abort Test," which involves blowing up a Falcon 9 rocket. → Read More