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Sat, 21 May 2022 11:45:34 GMT | David Szondy

Starliner approaching the ISS

Boeing is back in the business of human spaceflight after its uncrewed CST-100 Starliner passenger spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) at 8:28 pm EDT, fulfilling the key objective of Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2).

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Sat, 21 May 2022 04:30:01 GMT | C.C. Weiss

Flowcamper beats VW to offering an all-electric Bulli camper van

All-electric camper vans have been slow to materialize, limited to concept cars and a very select few compact vans scattered about Europe. What the world has really been wanting to see is a pop-up Volkswagen Bulli camper van with comfortable floor plan and pure battery power. VW has one in its plans, but that won't happen for a few more years. In the meantime, German converter Flowcamper steps in with the Frieda Volt. Based on the VW T5/T6, the new van swaps its combustion engine for an all-electric powertrain and gets a flexible, modular interior that seats five and sleeps up to four. And, yes, there's even a toilet.

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Sat, 21 May 2022 01:07:15 GMT | David Szondy

Voyager 1 has been in service for 45 years

The 45-year-old Voyager 1 deep space probe is showing its age as NASA engineers try to determine why it is sending back invalid telemetry data from its attitude control system as it hurtles through interstellar space, never to return.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 15:18:11 GMT | Paul Ridden

The HU915QE ultra-short-throw laser projector display a 90-inch 4K HDR picture on a wall or screen from just 2.2 inches away

LG has followed the release of the HU715Q CineBeam 4K ultra-short-throw projector with a new flagship aimed at "serious movie lovers." The HU915QE boasts a tight throw ratio, a triple-laser light source, high brightness and a built-in sound system.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 13:06:56 GMT | Adam Williams

Prospect Place's rippling facade is designed to ensure many of the apartments have a view of the historic power station

Homeowners have begun moving in to the first ever UK residential development by the original "starchitect," Frank Gehry. Named Prospect Place, the eye-catching project is defined by a rippling facade that twists and turns to maximize views of the nearby Battersea Power Station.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 11:20:14 GMT | Paul Ridden

The customizable and repairable Framework Laptop has been upgraded to 12th Gen Intel Core processors

Laptops of yesteryear were never the easiest things to upgrade or repair yourself, but today's machines are even less so. The Framework Laptop is very much designed for user tweaking, and has now been upgraded to 12th Gen Intel Core processors.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:57:57 GMT | Adam Williams

The Petrichor measures a total length of just 6 m (20 ft) and serves as full-time home to its owner and their cat in the Vendée, western France

A lot of the tiny houses we cover are actually quite large and have a modern minimalist design, but the Pétrichor, by France's Baluchon, harks back to the small living movement's roots with a towable home that incorporates traditional tiny house styling and features a compact and unfussy interior layout for up to two people.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 09:18:24 GMT | Loz Blain

The Proteus WAM-V: 100 ft long, 50 ft wide, 30-knot top speed, and the bottom of the pontoons sit just 16 inches under the surface

California's Marine Advanced Robotics has made considerable progress on its remarkable Wave-Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) since we first saw these wild spider-boats 16 years ago on a list of urban legends. Legends and photoshops they were not – indeed, the giant 100-ft Proteus laid the foundations for the smaller, smarter machines the company is making today.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 08:57:28 GMT | Michael Irving

Over 30 years of data from the Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers calculate the rate of expansion of the universe more precisely than ever before

NASA has released a huge new report that astronomers are calling Hubble’s magnum opus. Analyzing 30 years of data from the famous space telescope, the new study makes the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding.

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Fri, 20 May 2022 07:08:02 GMT | Nick Lavars

The US is investing further in the technology needed to remove carbon dioxide from the air

As part of its ambitions to move to a net-zero economy by 2050, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has been ramping up its plans to facilitate removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and drive down the cost of the technology required to do so. These efforts are set to receive a massive cash injection, with the Biden administration announcing US$3.5 billion in funding for a set of regional direct air capture hubs.

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