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Add Bluetooth to the Long List of Border Surveillance Technology

By Matthew Guariglia, Cooper Quintin and Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) A new report from news outlet NOTUS shows that at least two Texas counties along the U.S.-Mexico border have purchased a product that would allow law enforcement to track devices that emit Bluetooth signals, including cell phones, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, and car entertainment systems. […]

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‘Vast and Rich:’ Studying the Ocean With NASA Computer Simulations

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A tool developed at NASA’s Advanced Supercomputing division provides researchers with a global view of their ocean simulation in high resolution. In this part of the global visualization, the Gulf Stream features prominently. Surface water speeds are […]

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NASA’s Roman Space Telescope’s ‘Eyes’ Pass First Vision Test

This photo shows the entire optics system for NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. It consists of 10 mirrors, including the 7.9-foot (2.4-meter) primary mirror seen at the base in this image, and is called the IOA (Imaging Optical Assembly). Engineers recently integrated and tested the IOA at L3Harris Technologies in Rochester, New York. Credit: […]

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NASA’s SERT II: ‘A Genuine Space Success Story’

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) An illustration of the SERT II spacecraft, which was comprised of the Agena upper stage, the experimental thrusters and associated equipment, and two large solar arrays. Credit: NASA “A genuine space success story,” is how Experiments Manager William Kerslake described NASA’s second Space Electric […]

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NASA Selects First Lunar Instruments for Artemis Astronaut Deployment

Artist’s concept of an Artemis astronaut deploying an instrument on the lunar surface. Credits: NASA NASA has chosen the first science instruments designed for astronauts to deploy on the surface of the Moon during Artemis III. Once installed near the lunar South Pole, the three instruments will collect valuable scientific data about the lunar environment, […]