Tag Archives: Gizmodo

Let’s ruin the moon

The Moon visible from Duisburg, Germany in January 2020.Photo: Marcel Kusch / DPA / AFP (Getty Images) The Moon makes fun of us. It is very far away, which has historically protected it from the innate desire of the human species to desecrate it. Fortunately, NASA announced Thursday it has …

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Neanderthals didn’t use their thumbs like modern humans do

Reconstructions of a Neanderthal man and woman. Photo: Martin Meissner (AP) An analysis of Neanderthal hand bones suggests that these extinct humans possessed the thumbs best suited for power take-offs, as opposed to precision grips, which could mean they used their hands differently to us. Researchers found fundamental physical differences …

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Uber is reportedly looking to sell its self-driving division

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Uber is in talks to sell its scandal–ridden the self-driving vehicle branch, Advanced Technologies Group, according to a Friday TechCrunch relationship. And it looks like Aurora Innovation, a startup founded by veterans of the self-driving vehicle industry, is the first in line to collect the …

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A wind chime-based dark matter detector seems odd enough to work

Illustration: Jim Cooke Dark matter physicists may have one of the most frustrating jobs in science. Their work deals with something that, according to almost all models of the universe, must exist. But we have never found any direct evidence for dark matter. Where other scientists can capture their subjects …

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