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America to get world’s ‘most powerful’ AI supercomputer to create the most detailed 3D map of the universe yet

Nvidia on Thursday unveiled what it called the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer yet, a giant machine named Perlmutter for NERSC, aka the US National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.
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Are you free next thursday? Then go to Canada and behold a ring eclipse.

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Surviving eclipse season and resurrecting 25-year-old software with Windows for Workgroups 3.11: One year with Mars Express

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The concept shown in the film was developed by the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it’s part of an installation currently on display at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of Biennale in Venice, Italy. This year’s theme is, “How will we live together.” Experts from the European Space Agency and retired NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, currently a professor at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, provided technical support for the project.
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Perserverance Mars rover sets off on its first mission, to boldly drill and return samples as no rover has drilled before

NASA has finished the Perseverance Mars rover’s post-landing shakedown and the vehicle has therefore embarked on its first sample collection mission, the space agency confirmed on Wednesday.
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Orbex is creeping towards orbit from a UK launchpad, but first there are courts, birds, and billionaires to overcome

Honda links arms with JAXA to prepare humans for life in outer space with ‘circulative renewable energy system’

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Artemis I core stage finally pointing in the right direction at Kennedy Space Center

Engineers have hoisted the core stage of NASA’s mega-rocket, the Space Launch System, vertical ready to bolt on its boosters and roll the stack to the launchpad later this year.
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Fancy the ultimate no-Air-outside-bnb? NASA willing to rent out ISS for two weeks

Roundabout $164,000 a day per person.

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Ultra-wealthy get to enjoy taxpayer-funded orbital hotel

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