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open Scientists spot startlingly close black holes in Hyades star cluster 40
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open Ford, BMW, Honda to steer bidirectional EV charging standard 92
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open Scientists trace tiny moonquakes to Apollo 17 lander – left over from 1972 104
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open US amends hypersonic weapons strategy: If you can't zoom with 'em, boom 'em 17
open James Webb spies distant exoplanet that could be wet, wild, and Hycean 12
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open X marks the spot where free speech clashes with Californian transparency 26
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open Lithium goldrush hits sleepy Oregon-Nevada border 20
open China iPhone curbs reportedly extend to local government and state-owned businesses 7
By DS999
open Okay, SMART ePANTS, you tell us how to create network-connected textiles 31
open Atari pulls nostalgia power move and buys homebrew community forum 11
open NASA rockets draining its pockets as officials whisper: 'We can't afford this' 84
open SK hynix says no Huawei its memory should be in Chinese wonder-phone 21
open Musk's mighty missile is ready for launch once FAA says OK 96
open UK rejoins the EU's €100B Horizon sci-tech funding program 156
open Scientists turn to mid-20th century tech for low-power underwater comms 19
open DXC Technology named as participant in bid-rigging cartel 3
open Japan's 'Moon sniper' and its two ejectable landers make it into space 5
open Judge greenlights $5.9M unpaid overtime Citrix wage deal 2
open India's Chandrayaan-3 Moon mission hibernates to see out a long lunar night 9
open Europe's Ariane 6 takes rocket science seriously by testing patience before engines 10
open 2023 World Solar Challenge entrant welcomes clouds – not the fluffy white ones 15
open BOFH: What a beautiful tinfoil hat, Boss! 108
open NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is returning with its first-ever asteroid sample 27
open Grant Shapps named UK defense supremo in latest 'tech-savvy' Tory tale 98
open Germany's wild boars still too radioactive to eat largely due to Cold War nuke tests 137
open Meteorite is 4.6 billion years old and still rocking the solar system dating scene 4
open Let's give these quadruped robot dogs next-gen XM7 rifles, says US Army 34
open India set to launch Sun-spotting satellite on Saturday 5
open NASA to outdo most Americans on internet speeds, gigabit kit heading to the ISS 10
open Japan complains Fukushima water release created terrifying Chinese Spam monster 107
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open US and China to keep talking about chip bans, just not when they'll end 2
open Samsung realizes behaving ethically is good for business, says compliance boss 8
open Silicon Valley billionaires secretly buy up land for new California city 70
open UK flights disrupted by 'technical issue' with air traffic computer system 159
open Foxconn founder Terry Gou to run for Taiwan's presidency 19
open Uncle Sam accuses SpaceX of not considering asylees and refugees for employment 69