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Rover Gathers Rocks on Active Volcano to Simulate Moon Mission

The four-wheeled, two-armed Interact rover spent four days collecting rocks on Mount Etna. photo: THIS While working out of a hotel room in Italy, astronaut Thomas Reiter commanded a four-wheeled robot to pick up rocks from the surface of an active volcano on the Sicilian east coast, and he did so while role-playing as though …

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Astronauts Can Suffer a Decade of Bone Loss During Months in Space, New Research Suggests

The new research found that human bones, like the wrist bone pictured here, suffers from accelerated loss of density as the result of long-duration missions in space. picture: L. Gabel et al., 2022 Long-term exposure to microgravity results in the loss of bone density, and New research reveals the disturbing extent to which this happens …

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Delta and Heathrow Really Don’t Want You Flying on July 4

photo: DANIEL SLIM/AFP (Getty Images) Looking for a little bit of independence this Fourth of July weekend? Good luck. Already, passengers are experiencing packed airports and plans, canceled flights, and rough customer service trying to get from here to there. Late on Wednesday, the Heathrow airport in London — one of the world’s busiest airfields …

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Delta and Heathrow Really Don’t Want You Flying on July 4

photo: DANIEL SLIM/AFP (Getty Images) Looking for a little bit of independence this Fourth of July weekend? Good luck. Already, passengers are experiencing packed airports and plans, canceled flights, and rough customer service trying to get from here to there. Late on Wednesday, the Heathrow airport in London — one of the world’s busiest airfields …

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This Optical Mic Can Record Multiple Instruments Separately

Although the sensitivity and performance of microphones has improved quite a bit since Alexander Graham Bell first patented them, they still have one big drawback that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University may have finally overcome by using a pair of run-of-the-mill video cameras. Put a microphone in a room with a bunch of musicians, and …

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