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Accessed on 25 September 2019, 0400 UTC.
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Foldable phones deserve foldable batteries, say scientists working on the tech
These stretchy prototype batteries could also be used in rollable displays and even smart clothing.
Nuclear weapons lab buys D-Wave’s next-gen quantum computer
Los Alamos National Laboratory will install D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit Advantage system in 2020.
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows off gymnastics skills in new video
Atlas sticks the landing.
Global Climate Strike protesters rise up in Sydney
Vantablack swallows everything it’s painted on
See the Perseid meteor shower make a celestial scene worldwide
Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship
Boston Dynamics launches Spot robot dog sales with splashy video
You’ll want to buy a Spot of your own after watching the promo video.
NASA black hole safety video warns you’ll be stretched into a giant noodle
Don’t be fooled by the adorable black holes in this video.
Seaweed is gobbling up Mexican beaches
Sargassum, a brown algae, is dangerous to coastal ecosystems and to humans.
Facebook buys startup working on technology that lets you control computers with your mind
Typing on a screen could become a thing of the past.
Watch the Volocopter air taxi make its debut urban flight
WeWork’s Wi-Fi security is trash (The Daily Charge, 9/19/2019)
This machine creates artificial vision for the blind
Facebook ready to hide likes, SpaceX satellite almost crashes
NASA orders up fresh batch of Orion moon mission spacecraft
The space agency plans to drop at least $4.6 billion on six new spaceships.
Cats really do give a damn about their caregivers, scientists say
Dog lovers can quit lording it over us now.
Indonesia fires turn sky a horrifying blood red
“This is Earth, not planet Mars.”