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Welcome to the “Sci-Tech” news update from Hawaii Science Digest.

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Accessed on 25 September 2019, 0400 UTC.


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<p>Detail from panoramic image of the far side of the moon by China's Chang'e 4 lander</p>

China’s Chang’e moon probe: We finally know exactly where spacecraft landed

The craft landed on the far side of our natural satellite months ago. Until now, we didn’t know exactly where.


<p>Niederberger's device looks more like taffy than a battery.&nbsp;</p>

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.


<p>D-Wave is trying to bring quantum computing out of the research lab. This is one of its chips.</p>

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.


<p>Could we see a robot at the Olympics in the future?</p>

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows off gymnastics skills in new video

Atlas sticks the landing.




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    Global Climate Strike protesters rise up in Sydney

  • <p>It's a real shame I used Spinal Tap's "none more black" joke a few weeks ago, but then again, who could have predicted this?</p>

    Vantablack swallows everything it’s painted on

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    See the Perseid meteor shower make a celestial scene worldwide

  • <p>Elon Musk's photo of the actual Starship prototype looks very close to this rendered version he <a href="">shared in a tweet on Jan. 5</a>. The render shows a smoother skin, which highlights the retro sci-fi look of the design.</p>

    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.


<p>NASA knows a thing or two about black holes.</p>

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.


<p>Facebook is purchasing neurotechnology startup CTR-labs.&nbsp;</p>

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.


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    Watch the Volocopter air taxi make its debut urban flight

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    WeWork’s Wi-Fi security is trash (The Daily Charge, 9/19/2019)

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    This machine creates artificial vision for the blind

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    Facebook ready to hide likes, SpaceX satellite almost crashes

<p>Lockheed Martin may be making a lot more Orion capsules for NASA.</p>

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.


<p>Warm and fuzzy.</p>

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.”


<p>An illustration of the business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype.</p>

SpaceX Starship’s new fins bode well for Elon Musk and his Mars rocket

Starship Mk1, a cross between a Dragon, Falcon and a skydiver, is coming together quickly in Texas.


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