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A black hole formed by a lopsided merger may have gone rogue

A black hole formed by a lopsided merger may have gone rogue

Astronomers have uncovered the first solid evidence that merger events between black holes can deliver a “kick” powerful enough to send a black hole spinning out of its galaxy. The team, which included Vijay Varma, a physicist at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Albert Einstein Institute, Germany, examined gravitational-wave data from the merger event …

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A researcher's avatar was sexually assaulted on a metaverse platform owned by Meta, making her the latest victim of sexual abuse on Meta's platforms, watchdog says

A researcher’s avatar was sexually assaulted on a metaverse platform owned by Meta, making her the latest victim of sexual abuse on Meta’s platforms, watchdog says

A nonprofit advocacy group says a researcher’s avatar was raped in the metaverse. Other Meta users have also said they were sexually harassed or abused in the metaverse. Meta investors wanted a report on harms facing metaverse users, but shareholders rejected the idea. Loading Something is loading. A researcher entered the metaverse wanting to study …

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A mysterious intergalactic force is pushing against the Milky Way

A mysterious intergalactic force is pushing against the Milky Way

An artist’s depiction of superclusters in the universe. (Image credit: Mark Garlick/Science Photo Library) Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of “Ask a Spaceman“ and “Space Radio,” and author of “How to Die in Space.” It sounds like the premise of a bad sci-fi movie: There’s some …

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Triangle Strategy Producers Talk HD-2D And Why Other Devs Haven't Used it

Triangle Strategy Producers Talk HD-2D And Why Other Devs Haven’t Used it

Image: Squa With the release of Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy — and the upcoming Live A Live and Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake — Square Enix has become synonymous with a new style of retro-inspired visuals. Combining rich HD 3D backdrops with SNES-inspired pixel art characters and monsters, HD-2D’s colour palette, lighting, and beautifully …

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Nintendo Switch Memorial Day Sale live blog: these are the best deals

Nintendo Switch Memorial Day Sale live blog: these are the best deals

Refresh 2022-05-30T10:38:11.399Z (Image credit: Nintendo) Save a huge $96.60 on this unique Nintendo Switch OLED with Mytrix full body skin for the console, dock and Joy-Cons. You can easily apply and remove these colourful sushi designed stickers from the console, creating a unique design. Buy this Nintendo Switch OLED bundle at Walmart $516.59 now $419.99. …

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Low-Cost Gel Harvests Drinking Water From Dry Desert Air

Researchers have developed a low-cost gel film that can pull water from the air in even dry climates like the desert. More than a third of the world’s population lives in drylands, areas that experience significant water shortages. Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a unique solution that could …

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How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars

How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars

LONDON/BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) – The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. Some predict it could hasten the downfall of combustion cars. Supplies of the auto part were choked by the war in Ukraine, which is home to a significant chunk of …

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The 2022 SEC Baseball bracket, schedule, scores from the tournament

The 2022 SEC Baseball bracket, schedule, scores from the tournament

Share Here is the final bracket from the 2022 SEC Baseball tournament, played May 24-29 in Hoover, Ala., at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. No. 1 seed Tennessee beat No. 7 Florida, 8-5, in Sunday’s championship game for the program’s fourth SEC title. Twelve SEC teams have made the last ten men’s CWS finals, including all-SEC …

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Antarctica's only active volcano shows how CO2 allows volcanoes to form persistent lava lakes at the surface

Antarctica’s only active volcano shows how CO2 allows volcanoes to form persistent lava lakes at the surface

Left: 3D visualization from the magnetotelluric scan of Erebus interior (red is most conductive and magma rich); Right: schematic depiction of magmatic processes. Upward flow from a deep crustal valve zone undergoes episodic breakthrough of CO2 and entrained magma. Spatially continuous upflow of CO2-dominated magma is in contrast to depth-limited magma zones of H2O arc …

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