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A robotic moon landing will happen today at 5:30 PM ET // The first soft moon landing of a U.S. spacecraft since Apollo 17 in 1972 will happen today, February 22, at 5:30 pm ET. NASA TV and Intuitive Machines will both host livestreams. Here's an update on the IM-1 mission:
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Why Does the Same Temperature Feel Hotter or Colder in Different Places? //
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US nears attempt at first moon landing in half century with private robot spacecraft // A spacecraft built and flown by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines sailed around the moon on Thursday headed for an attempt at the first U.S. touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever entirely by the private sector.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo
The Nova-C lunar lander designed by aerospace company Intuitive Machines is displayed at the company's headquarters in Houston, Texas, U.S., October 3, 2023. REUTERS/Evan Garcia/File Photo
The Nova-C lunar lander designed by aerospace company Intuitive Machines is displayed at the company's headquarters in Houston, Texas, U.S., October 3, 2023. REUTERS/Evan Garcia/File Photo
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US Justice Dept names first AI officer as new technology challenges law enforcement // The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday named its first official focused on artificial intelligence as the department grapples with the potentially transformative affects of AI on federal law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
FILE PHOTO: AI Artificial intelligence words, miniature of robot and U.S. flag are seen in this illustration taken December 21, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
FILE PHOTO: AI Artificial intelligence words, miniature of robot and U.S. flag are seen in this illustration taken December 21, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks as he meets with U.S. Attorney Damian Williams (not pictured), federal, state, and local law enforcement leaders in New York City, U.S., November 27, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks as he meets with U.S. Attorney Damian Williams (not pictured), federal, state, and local law enforcement leaders in New York City, U.S., November 27, 2023. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool
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Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' during San Francisco fundraiser // President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "crazy SOB" during a fundraiser in San Francisco on Wednesday, warning there is always the threat of nuclear conflict but that the existential threat to humanity remains climate."This is the last existential threat. It is climate. We have a crazy SOB like that guy Putin and others and we always have to worry about nuclear conflict, but the existential threat to humanity is climate," Biden told a small group of donors.
U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) disembark Marine One in San Francisco, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) disembark Marine One in San Francisco, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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US urges Pakistan to lift internet shutdowns, social media restrictions // The U.S. State Department on Wednesday condemned internet shutdowns in Pakistan, including restrictions on social media platforms, and urged the Pakistani government to lift such restrictions. Internet monitoring advocates have pointed out internet outages and restrictions after protests following claims of election irregularities in Pakistan.
Supporters of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), an alliance of political parties, carry flags as they gather for a sit-in protest against, what they call election rigging and are demanding free and fair results of the general elections along the main Highway in Jamshoro, Pakistan February 16, 2024. REUTERS/Yasir Rajput/File Photo
Supporters of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), an alliance of political parties, carry flags as they gather for a sit-in protest against, what they call election rigging and are demanding free and fair results of the general elections along the main Highway in Jamshoro, Pakistan February 16, 2024. REUTERS/Yasir Rajput/File Photo
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'AI godfather', others urge more deepfake regulation in open letter // Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives, including one of the technology's trailblazers Yoshua Bengio, have signed an open letter calling for more regulation around the creation of deepfakes, citing potential risks to society.
FILE PHOTO: A green wireframe model covers an actor's lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, known alternatively as a deepfake, in London, Britain February 12, 2019. Picture taken February 12, 2019. Reuters TV via REUTERS
FILE PHOTO: A green wireframe model covers an actor's lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, known alternatively as a deepfake, in London, Britain February 12, 2019. Picture taken February 12, 2019. Reuters TV via REUTERS
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Intel signs Microsoft as foundry customer, says on track to overtake TSMC // Intel said on Wednesday that Microsoft plans to use its services to manufacture a custom computing chip and that the company expects to beat an internal deadline of 2025 to overtake its biggest rival, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, in advanced chip manufacturing.
FILE PHOTO: The logo for the Intel Corporation is seen on a sign outside the Fab 42 microprocessor manufacturing site in Chandler, Arizona, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino//File Photo
FILE PHOTO: The logo for the Intel Corporation is seen on a sign outside the Fab 42 microprocessor manufacturing site in Chandler, Arizona, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nathan Frandino//File Photo
Dancers perform at an Intel Foundry semiconductor manufacturing event in San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Max Cherney
Dancers perform at an Intel Foundry semiconductor manufacturing event in San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Max Cherney
Dancers perform at an Intel Foundry semiconductor manufacturing event in San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Max Cherney
Dancers perform at an Intel Foundry semiconductor manufacturing event in San Jose, California, U.S. February 21, 2024. REUTERS/Max Cherney
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Ukraine arrests father-son duo in Lockbit cybercrime bust // Police in Ukraine said on Wednesday they had arrested a father-son duo who belonged to the cybercrime gang Lockbit, which was disrupted by an international law enforcement operation led by Britain's National Crime Agency and the FBI earlier this week.
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Private US moon lander reaches lunar orbit ahead of touchdown attempt // A moon lander built by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines reached lunar orbit on Wednesday, heading for an attempt at the first U.S. touchdown on Earth's nearest celestial neighbor in more than 50 years, and the first ever by a private spacecraft.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/ File photo
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on the IM-1 mission with the Nova-C moon lander built and owned by Intuitive Machines from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2024. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/ File photo
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