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Odysseus achieves the first US Moon landing since 1972

Image: Intuitive Machines Intuitive Machines has just made history by becoming the first private aerospace company to land a spacecraft on the Moon’s surface. Following its launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last Thursday, the robotic Nova-C “Odysseus” lander built by Intuitive Machines has now touched down — also making...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 00:51
How the Supreme Court could gut environmental protections in 2024

Clean air advocates gather at the Supreme Court ahead of oral arguments in Ohio v. Environmental Protection Agency on February 21st, 2024, in Washington, DC. | Photo by Paul Morigi / Getty Images for SKDK The Verge’s guide to key environmental cases before the Supreme Court this year. Continue reading…

Thu Feb 22, 2024 21:37
No, smartwatches and smart rings can’t measure blood glucose yet

Don’t believe smartwatches or smart rings that claim to noninvasively measure blood sugar levels. | Image: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you see a smartwatch or smart ring for sale that claims to noninvasively measure your blood glucose levels, don’t believe it. Today, the Food and Drug Administration has issued...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 00:48
‘Burning Man for rednecks’: inside King of the Hammers, the gnarliest off-road race of the year

Photo by Ryan Del Ponte While the event is known as one of the biggest motorsport events in the world, it’s also a place to showcase technology, land stewardship, and just a tiny bit of nightlife. Continue reading…

Wed Feb 21, 2024 15:07
Switching to electric vehicles would be fantastic for kids’ health

Image: Hugo Herrera / The Verge A wholesale switch to electric vehicles would be a tremendous boon to the health of many people around the world. But a new report from the American Lung Association highlights the particular advantages for children, especially those vulnerable to respiratory illness. Based on a model in...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 07:05
The EU is formalizing rules for taking CO2 out of the atmosphere

The Orca carbon removal and storage facility operated by Climeworks in Hellisheidi, Iceland. | Image: Arnaldur Halldorsson / Bloomberg via Getty Images The EU took a significant step toward legitimizing technologies that suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by agreeing to set up a certification process. The European...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 22:07

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