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open Brainwaves rock! Scientists decode Pink Floyd tune straight from the noggin 38
open DARPA wants interoperability standard for Moon living 5
open Downloading the Webb Scope's data starts with a 6-month scheduling scramble 8
By short
open Boffins reckon Mars colony could survive with fewer than two dozen people 129
open So much for CAPTCHA then – bots can complete them quicker than humans 79
open Can you raise $100M+ from AI investors with no product? SEC says yes 20
open Saturn's mega-storms challenge planetary formation models 3
By tip pc
open Cage match: Zuck finally realizes Elon is full of twit 50
open X-rated auction sells last vestiges of pre-Musk Twitter 23
By Bebu
open If you're Russian to the Moon, expect traffic: Moscow's Putin a lander into orbit 25
By Timbo
open Indian authorities reject Infosys 'COVID ate my homework' excuse 3
By johnfbw
open Curiosity finds evidence of wet and dry seasons on ancient Mars 38
open Virgin Galactic sends oldest-ever Brit and first mother-daughter duo into space-ish 34
open Think International Space Station dust is obviously free of bad chemicals? Wrong 29
open Don't shoot! DARPA wants to capture future spy balloons in one piece 34
By jake
open Have you ever suspected your colleague doesn't hope this email finds you well?* 57
By Stevie
open Infosys launches 'sonic identity' – an aural logo to 'reinforce brand purpose' 32
open Most distant observed star is blue – and it isn't alone 32
By mirachu
open Biden administration restricts US investment in tech China's military might employ 6
open Never mind room temperature, LK-99 slammed as 'not a superconductor at all' 29
open US Supreme Court allows 'ghost guns' to fall under federal purview 49
open Researchers discover algorithm to create shapes that roll down pre-determined paths 4
open Pope goes fire and brimstone on the dangers of AI 56
open We need to be first on the Moon, uh, again, says NASA 148
open Boeing abandons plans for crewed Starliner flight in 2023 23
open NASA's ice-hunting cubesat lunar mission is over, thanks to a stuck valve 7
open Scientists strangely unable to follow recipe for holy grail room-temp superconductor 106
open Lawrence Livermore lab repeats fusion breakthrough – yep, still kinda works 25
By dwieske
open Graphene foam is the future of IoT power, maybe 8
open We'd pay good money to see... oh dear, Elon Musk 'needs an MRI scan' 62
open Hide and seek in outer space highlights a battle here on Earth 43
By bazza
open Experiment arrives at the ISS to see if astronauts can keep things cool 24
By Snowy
open Astronaut-menacing sunstorm spotted rippling across inner solar system 24
open Judge throws out EE's £25M 5G contract suit against Virgin Media 2
open Official science: People do less, make more mistakes on Friday afternoons 63
open Big Tech's going to love India's new personal data protection bill 6
open NASA and pals complete Artemis II recovery dress rehearsal 3
open Google Street View car careens into creek after 100mph cop chase 85
open Airbus to help with International Space Station replacement 46
open After fears that Europe's space scope was toast, its first images look mighty fine 30
By Filippo
open Voyager 2 found! Deep Space Network hears it chattering in space 82
open Japanese boffins slice semiconductors from diamonds – with lasers! 19
open MIT boffins build battery alternative out of cement, carbon black, water 98
open First US nuclear power plant built this century goes online 32
open Bacterial byproducts may help stop the stink in future spacesuits 10
open SEC lawsuit against Terraform Labs and cofounder Do Kwon lives to fight another day 2
open Astronomers testing next-gen asteroid-hunting algorithm discover potentially hazardous object 6
open Aspiration to deploy new UK nuclear reactor every year a 'wish', not a plan 263
open Farewell, Aeolus: Doomed ESA weather sat reenters atmosphere over Antarctica 5