After launching in July 2020, NASA’s Perseverance landed on Mars around 3:55 p.m. EST yesterday, after a smooth descent to the surface. Perseverance engineering cameras shared footage of the landing site shortly after touchdown, that you can see here. If you’re expecting high-resolution images for your next PC or smartphone wallpaper, you’ll have to wait a bit longer on NASA.
Perseverance will use imaging and ultraviolet cameras to track down a promising excavation site somewhere inside Jezero Crater, a 28-mile section of Mars that was once an ancient river or lake. NASA estimates that a body of water, roughly the size of Lake Tahoe, existed there between 3 and 4 billion years ago. The space agency hopes to find signs of ancient microbial life, possibly preserved organic molecules, when Perseverance pierces the crater surface.
If you are particularly inspired by the Mars rover mission, we have profiled how some NASA engineers got to where they are now.
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Simpler gesture navigation and haptic feedback.
As some of us try new emoji in the beta of iOS 14.5, the developer preview of Android 12 is approaching. While this is mostly dense documentation for developers, we’ve taken a few details out. Gesture navigation will be simplified and more consistent while you play a game, read a book, or watch a video. And while developers can still only show the translucent navigation bar (to avoid accidental full screen swipes), any app that doesn’t have it will recognize a side or bottom swipe by default as back or back to the top. House.
Android 12 will also support “audio-coupled haptic feedback”. This means developers can create experiences such as simulating rough terrain in a racing game or allowing custom ringtones associated with vibration patterns to allow the user to identify the caller when the device is in the ring. user’s pocket.
This initial preview is intended for developers only, which is why Google limits it to manual downloads. But if you’re a developer or feeling risky, you can install the preview today by flashing the system image of a device on a Pixel phone (Pixel 3 and newer).
Prices increase for Performance variants.
As Reuters , Tesla cut entry-level prices and electric car. A standard range Plus 3 model now starts at $ 36,990 (down from $ 37,990), while the standard range Y model has fallen more sharply to $ 39,990 (previously $ 41,990). The company just made the Y model more accessible by introducing the Standard range , so a drop in price is quickly a surprise.
Like a sock and a Pokemon had a baby.
Panasonic has co-developed a spherical robot called Nicobo, which actually has less functionality than other robots. He can recognize faces and even respond to certain verbal cues, but sometimes he just intentionally ignores you. He can’t move, but he likes to laze in the sun (he has built-in light sensors). He also has gas problems, despite not even eating. Is it endearing?
Rickrolling will never be the same again.
YouTube user Revideo took the internet phenomenon and upgraded the lightly smudged and completely 80s music video to 4K resolution, smoothing out shimmering arms and glowing hair at 60 fps. The effect is weird, which makes the 1988 video look like something done over the past two years. It helps that a lot of the fashion choices of the time are back in fashion.
But did not access customer data, according to the report.
The tech giant has its investigation and determined that the hackers did not get their hands on customer data. He also said he found no indication that hackers were using his systems to attack his other victims – and there were plenty of them, nine federal agencies and some 100 private sector companies.
According to the latest report, bad actors accessed and downloaded the source code for three products in particular: its cloud computing service, Azure; its cloud-based management solution, Intune, and its mail and calendar server, Exchange. In all three cases, Microsoft said the attackers only managed to gain access to a small number of files, despite using search terms indicating that they were focusing on finding company secrets. .
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