Meta cancels its smartwatch development, and Portal

Meta’s decision to fire off 11,000 workers late last week grabbed headlines, even more so than Twitter’s recent huge layoffs. Some of the social media giant’s most ambitious ventures were bound to fail when a decision like this was made. A recent in-depth Reuters story has provided us with new details on this front. The news agency says that Meta has abruptly halted work on the Portal smart display and

Lucid, an electric vehicle manufacturer, suffers a quarterly drop in orders

In a statement released after market close on Tuesday, Lucid Group Inc. said demand for its luxury electric cars had dropped in the third quarter from the second. This decline was attributable in part to cancellations and individuals fearing a lengthy waiting period. After cancelations and car deliveries totaling over 1,400, the company claimed having over 34,000 orders in the reported period, a decrease of 3,000 from the second quarter.

As Hurricane Nicole approaches Florida, NASA will ground its $4.15 billion rocket

NASA’s Artemis I mission will remain at the launch pad on Florida’s east coast as subtropical storm Nicole crossed the Atlantic Ocean into the state on Monday afternoon. It has been decided that the Space Launch System rocket and Orion will remain at Launch Pad 39B “based on current forecast data,” the agency said. However, as Nicole gains power, the dangers to these expensive and bulky vehicles appear to increase.

The solar panels of Cygnus are unable to deploy

Hours after its Nov. 7 launch, one of the two solar arrays on the Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft failed to deploy. NASA is currently debating whether or not the vessel can safely approach the International Space Station. The NASA Cygnus spacecraft, which was carrying out the NG-18 mission, was supposed to release its two circular UltraFlex solar arrays roughly three hours after liftoff from Virginia atop an Antares rocket.

Growing ideological divide in US seen in public's faith in science

  The newest round of the Pew Research Center’s polls of Americans’ attitudes toward science and scientists was issued on Tuesday. Basic public trust in scientists has declined since the peak of the pandemic in 2020, according to their observations. However, when the numbers are looked at closely, the issue is always more complicated than it appears. Scientists’ declining popularity during this time period reflects a larger trend of declining

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AI can't be patented, declares U.S. court

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Webb images reveal the peculiar rings created by big stars

Nature Astronomy has just published a piece that exemplifies the type of research that the Webb Telescope is expected to accomplish. In the beginning, the new telescope was aimed at a pair of enormous stars in tight orbit around one another. It was already known from ground-based observations that these giants’ interactions formed at least one ring, but the Webb has since determined that at least 17 concentric rings of