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open Saturnian moon Mimas: Crunchy on the outside, sub-surface ocean on the inside 8
open CERN is training robot dogs to spot radiation hazards at Large Hadron Collider 28
open Japan's second-ranked mobile telco to buy convenience store chain from Mitsubishi 5
By albaleo
open Ford pulls the plug on EV strategy as losses pile up 255
open Hundreds of workers to space out from NASA's JPL amid budget black hole 26
By ian 22
open India to launch android into space to test crewed launch capability 6
open India probes SAP and IBM over ancient Air India ERP tender 1
open Apple Vision Pro is creating a new generation of glassholes 55
open CERN seeks €20B to build a bigger, faster, particle accelerator 101
By Tom 38
open Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong acquitted of stock manipulation charges 5
open US research body sues chip tech company Japan’s government plans to buy 4
By Dasreg
open Tesla power steering probe upgraded after thousands more incidents reported 86
open Save the Mars Sample Return mission, plead Congresscritters 19
open Building a 16-bit CPU in a spreadsheet is Excel-lent engineering 23
open A Space Shuttle goes vertical for one last time 10
open Scientists don thinking caps in wearable tech breakthrough 14
open DeepMind AI helps cook up 'novel' compounds – with sides of controversy 8
By druck
open Japanese space lasers aim to clean up orbital junk 33
open Add bacteria to the list of things that can run Doom 28
open Robots with a 'Berliner Schnauze' may appear more trustworthy to locals 22
open ESA salutes Galileo satellite system meeting aviation standards 12
By aks
open Windows 3.11 trundles on as job site pleads for 'driver updates' on German trains 107
By wegie
open Techie resurrects teletext on a vintage BBC Master 20
By ethump
open Elon Musk's brain-computer interface outfit Neuralink tests its tech on a human 69
open DEA nabs $150M from dark web drug lord based... in Coventry 15
open ESA gives gravitational wave space probe LISA the nod for a 2035 launch 12
open Eyeing China, US may require clouds to report when foreign actors rent kit to build AI models 5
By Lurko
open The pen is mightier than the keyboard for turbocharging your noggin 31
open We put salt in our tea so you don't have to 204
open Hubble telescope spots tiniest water-rich world in orbit 12
open Mars Helicopter Ingenuity will fly no more, but is still standing upright 36
By KarMann
open BOFH: Looks like you're writing an email. Fancy telling your colleague to #$%^ off? 87
open JAXA releases photo of SLIM lander in lunar faceplant 42
open AI-driven booze bouncers can ID you with face scan 27
open Tiny asteroid's earthly fireworks predicted with pinpoint accuracy by NASA 12
open UK Civil Aviation Authority ponders vertiports for flying taxis 18
By RPF
open Apple's Vision Pro costs big bucks to buy and repair ... just don't mention the box design 7
open 'Birthplace of Amazon' on the market for $2.28M 21
open United Airlines’ patience with Boeing is maxed out after repeated safety issues 90
open OSIRIS-REx's stuck asteroid sample canister finally cracked open by NASA 30
open France fines Amazon €32M for watching staff so much they'd have to 'justify each break' 13
open DPD chatbot blasts courier company, swears, and dabbles in awful poetry 48
open Meta accused of enrolling undecided EU users in ad-sponsored platform 26
open Japan recovers moon lander data, puts craft to sleep due to solar panels' bad attitude 18
open Tech bros are playing God, Catholic Church's AI priest complains 14
open Sierra Space bursts full-scale inflatable space habitat module 23
open NASA lost contact with Mars helicopter Ingenuity, then managed to find it again 18
open Japan's lunar lander is dying before our eyes after setting down on Moon 47
open Peregrine bows out with a bang as SLIM aims for Moon's rocky runway 8