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Watch NASA's Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Barrel Towards Earth

Something just popped into one NASA telescope’s view, and it isn’t a star or a meteor—it’s one of our spacecraft. It’s hurtling towards planet Earth right now.

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Declutter Your Chrome Browser Tabs or This Tamagotchi Clone Will Die

Google cleverly designed Chrome to prevent inevitable website crashes from bringing down the entire browser. But that stability comes at the cost of tremendous RAM usage when you’ve got countless tabs open. There are tools you can use to help curb Chrome’s memory appetite, but turning tab maintenance into a game

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Cassini's Last Look at Titan Is Breathtaking and Bittersweet

The end is nigh for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the intrepid probe that’s been studying the Saturn system for the last 13 years. On Friday, September 15th, Cassini will plunge itself into Saturn’s atmosphere with its antenna pointed toward Earth, becoming part of the place it’s called home all these years.

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A Smart Pump Used by Hospitals to Deliver IV Drugs Is Vulnerable to Wireless Attacks

The last place you should have to worry about being hacked is laid out in a hospital bed. But as wireless devices continue to fill patient rooms, those fears can’t help but grow.

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The Frame by Samsung Is Not a Work of Art, But It Sure Is a Fine TV

The Frame by Samsung is about as pretentious as a television could be. It’s a $2,000 4K TV that doubles as a digital display for works of art. You can even hang it on your wall with a “no gap” mount and attach faux wood panels to the sides so that it looks like painting. Neat idea, sure, but inevitably, The Frame by…

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China Wants to Ban Sales and Production of Fossil Fuel-Powered Cars

China announced plans to end sales of all fossil fuel-powered cars. Bloomberg reported over the weekend that Xin Guobin, vice-minister of the Industry and Information Technology Ministry, is finalizing a timetable for ending production and sales of gas-powered cars while stepping up incentives for hybrid and electric…

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Tim Cook: Steve Jobs Once Spent $10 Million 'on One Textbook to Show What Was Possible'

This morning Fortune published a lengthy interview between its executive editor Adam Lashinsky and Apple’s own turkey bacon-wanter, Tim Cook. Did Tim say some highly questionable things? Lets find out.

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Upgrade to One of the World's Most Popular Routers For Just $70

While mesh routers have broken through in 2016, the Wirecutter-recommended TP-Link Archer C7 though is one of the best “traditional” routers you can get, and it’ll only cost you $70 today, a match for Black Friday, and the best price we’ve seen.

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Genetic Analysis Offers First Strong Evidence of Female Viking Warriors

Stories and poems from the Medieval era contain accounts of fearsome female Viking warriors, yet historians and anthropologists have argued that such accounts are based in myth. A DNA analysis of a 10th century skeleton found in an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave suggests there’s some truth to these old tales—and that…

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