China Unveils First Mars Photos From Zhurong Rover
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China has released the first photographs taken by its Zhurong rover, which touched down on Mars late on May 14 as part of the country’s Tianwen-1 mission. Space.com reports: The China National Space Administration (CNSA), which runs the mission, has released two Mars photographs taken by the rover: one in color and one in black […]

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Sparkwing solar panels selected to power Aerospacelab's first Very High Resolution satellite
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Leiden, Belgium (SPX) Apr 01, 2021 By selecting Sparkwing for their first Very High Resolution (VHR) mission, the Belgian space company Aerospacelab is the launching customer for the novel off-the-shelf solar panels. The satellite is a first step towards Aerospacelab’s VHR constellation and will be equipped with two standardised and readily available Sparkwing solar arrays […]

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Xiaomi Haylou Solar LS05-1 Smart Watch Black First impression review.
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Features Model: Xiaomi Haylou Solar LS05-1 1.28 Inch Round TFT Screen Real-time Heart Rate Monitor IP68 Waterproof, Metal Body Multiple Sports Modes N.B. This video is just an impression review not a full review.

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DNV publishes world's first recommended practice for floating solar power plants
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Arnhem, Netherlands (SPX) Apr 01, 2021 DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider has published the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants. The Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0584) will provide commonly recognized guidance based on a list of technical requirements for […]

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NASA's Mars Helicopter Survives First Cold Martian Night On Its Own
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“NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has emerged from its first night on the surface of Mars,” reports NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was deployed from the belly of NASA’s Perseverance rover on April 3rd. In the days to come, Ingenuity will be the first aircraft to attempt powered, controlled flight on another planet. […]

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NASA plans first flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity on April 8
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As exciting as the entire Perseverance mission to Mars is, one of the events most looked forward to by us Earthlings must be the first flight of Ingenuity. After conducting numerous checks and double-checks, the Perseverance team has set April 8 as the date on which they hope to attempt the first controlled powered flight […]

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California Plans World's First 3D-Printed Housing Community, Powered by Solar and Tesla Batteries
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“Mighty Buildings is using robots and 3D printers to build a $15 million community of homes in California,” reports Business Insider: Mighty Building’s upcoming project in Rancho Mirage, California will have the title of “world’s first planned community of 3D printed homes,” according to its maker… The tech-forward housing development will consist of 15 homes […]

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Aptera Promises The World's First Mass-Produced Solar Car This Year
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California-based Aptera Motors “is rolling out the first mass-produced solar car this year,” reports the Washington Post, after successfully crowdfunding a restart of their development effort: It’s a three-wheel, ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle covered in 34 square feet of solar cells. The car is so efficient that, on a clear day, those cells alone could provide […]

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The First Black Hole Ever Discovered is More Massive Than We Thought
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Neel V. Patel, writing at MIT Technology Review: Einstein first predicted the existence of black holes when he published his theory of general relativity in 1916, describing how gravity shapes the fabric of spacetime. But astronomers didn’t spot one until 1964, some 6,070 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation. Geiger counters launched into space detected […]

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