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NASA and Blue Origin Developing Artificial Gravity Trick
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NASA and Blue Origin Developing Artificial Gravity Trick

Blue Origin’s rockets are going for a spin. Spinning Out Blue Origin and NASA have teamed up to develop a new artificial gravity system within a spacecraft, stemming from a rapidly-spinning capsule that generates centrifugal force like a carnival ride. The plan, it seems, is to basically find a way to turn Blue Origin’s New...

Walrus Falls Asleep on Iceberg, Drifts Across Ocean
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Walrus Falls Asleep on Iceberg, Drifts Across Ocean

A hapless walrus had a rude awakening — it woke up on an iceberg floating off the northern shore of Ireland, where walruses do not typically live, after drifting all the way from the North Pole. At least, that’s the prevailing theory explaining why the confused walrus was spotted by a young girl on her...

Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset is a mic-drop moment
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Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset is a mic-drop moment

Microsoft’s new $99 Xbox Wireless headset isn’t perfect, but it’s the best attempt at being an Xbox gaming headset and an everyday set of wireless headphones I’ve tried yet. It’s compatible with the Xbox Wireless protocol, making it easy to pair with any Xbox One or Xbox Series X / S console. It’s also compatible...

The climate controversy swirling around NFTs
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The climate controversy swirling around NFTs

Famed auction house Christie’s just sold its first “purely digital piece of art” for a whopping $69 million. For that price, the buyer got a digital file of a collage of 5,000 images and a complex legacy of greenhouse gas emissions. Individual pieces of crypto art, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), are at least partially responsible for...

5 Common Beginner Mistakes in Test Automation
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5 Common Beginner Mistakes in Test Automation

@bormandoDmitrii Bormotov Skilled QA Automation Engineer with full-stack development experience Hello everyone! I was inspired to write this article by my students and also I wanted to arrange my thoughts about hiring new test automators since I’m a QA Automation Lead on the current project. Plan So let’s define these things that expose juniors and...

React Component Testing Guide: Jest and RTL
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React Component Testing Guide: Jest and RTL

@jaydeeJake Dowie Jake is an experienced tech professional and founder of JDLT Testing React components gives you confidence the component will work when the user interacts with it. As a junior full-stack developer on my first job, I found it extremely useful in helping me understand our current codebase as well as allowing me to...