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Where Toronto sees smart sidewalks, residents see ‘1984.’ So what now?

Where Toronto sees smart sidewalks, residents see ‘1984.’ So what now? Google-parent Alphabet is partnering with Toronto to develop a new, smart neighborhood, but some are concerned about privacy and the company’s motives. Could residents derail the project? The post Where Toronto sees smart sidewalks, residents see ‘1984.’ So what …

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Gases around black holes form dynamic fountains, not rigid donuts

Gases around black holes form dynamic fountains, not rigid donuts The rings of gas that surround black holes were previously thought to be donut-shaped. But now it seems that the gases around the black hole are in constant circulation, forming a shape like a water fountain. The post Gases around …

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‘Oumuamua isn’t alone: More interstellar objects found in our solar system

‘Oumuamua isn’t alone: More interstellar objects found in our solar system The ‘Oumuamua space object made headlines when it was revealed to originate from outside of our Solar System, and now a new paper argues that there could be hundreds of ‘Oumuamua-sized interstellar objects in our Solar System. The post …

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Video Shows ‘Alexa in Space’ Aboard the International Space Station

Video Shows ‘Alexa in Space’ Aboard the International Space Station Back in June an artificial intelligence (A.I.) robot called CIMON was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to act as a voice-powered assistant to the astronauts there. Now the European Space Agency has released a video showing CIMON interacting …

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