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NASA’s VIPER mission delayed to 2024, is designed to look for origin of water on Moon
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NASA’s VIPER mission delayed to 2024, is designed to look for origin of water on Moon

NASA has requested the Astrobotic and VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) team to adjust VIPER’s delivery to the Moon’s South Pole from November 2023 to November 2024. VIPER is a rover that will return measurements that will provide insight into the origin and distribution of water on the Moon and help determine how future human space exploration missions can harvest the Moon’s resources. VIPER is part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, which allows the acquisition of lunar delivery services from American companies for payloads for the moon that advance science, exploration or commercial development capabilities. Through CLPS, NASA contracted Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic to deliver VIPER to the lunar surface on the company’s Griffin lander....
“Everyone wants to look for a signal that goes beyond the standard physics model”: Scientist at Large Hadron Collider
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“Everyone wants to look for a signal that goes beyond the standard physics model”: Scientist at Large Hadron Collider

Nicola Neri, a senior member of the LHCb experiment, spoke to indianexpress.com about the Large Hadron Collider, the three new particles it discovered and why scientists are hoping it will yield discoveries that break the standard model of particle physics. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the biggest and most complex machine ever built by mankind, began operations again in April this year after nearly three years of maintenance and upgrades. After the particle accelerator began smashing together particles at an unprecedented energy level, CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) announced that the LHC has helped find three previously never-before-seen particles: a new kind of “pentaquark” and a pair of “tetraquarks,” which have never been observed before. Nicola Neri, a...
iPhone Wont Turn Off – Why and How to Fix it
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iPhone Wont Turn Off – Why and How to Fix it

Many would argue that the iPhone is better than the Android due to a secure ecosystem, good hardware, design, and more. However, minor and common problems, like the iPhone screen lagging or freezing and not turning off, can make the user experience feel compromised. For such an error, there can be multiple scenarios. Is your entire touchscreen frozen and unresponsive to the power button? Or is your touchscreen working just fine, but only the power button is not working? Or is your phone lagging and stops turning off only sometimes? Not only does this error make up for an uncomfortable experience, but the lengthy screen time can also be taxing on the battery health. To fix this, we’ve got a comprehensive article below on why your iPhone is not turning off, along with effective solu...
Intel Bets 17 Billion Euros on a Tech Revival in Eastern Germany
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Intel Bets 17 Billion Euros on a Tech Revival in Eastern Germany

The company is building a new semiconductor factory in the city of Magdeburg, but skeptics abound. This article is the fourth in an occasional series about the New Geography of Technology. You can read the first installment on Milan here, the second on the new U.S. tech economy here, and the third on Tel Aviv here. Magdeburg knows a few things about comebacks. The East German city was destroyed three centuries ago during the Thirty Years’ War and then rebuilt into a flourishing industrial center. At the end of World War II, allied bombs pulverized its baroque facades, but Magdeburg reinvented itself as a center of heavy machinery, only to fade again after reunification. Now the city, a two-hour drive west of Berlin, is plotting its latest revival, this time with the help of semico...
Volkswagen expands EV components production in Germany
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Volkswagen expands EV components production in Germany

Volkswagen Group Components are expanding EV parts production at the Braunschweig plant in Germany. They target making 800,000 battery systems for the Group’s MEB and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year there once the factory is further geared up. VW Group Components considers the Braunschweig site a competence centre within the Volkswagen Group “thanks to its many years of expertise in development, planning and production” of battery systems. Apart from the target of 800,000 battery systems per year in future, today’s statement left out further details on the conversion’s exact scope or timing. Preparations for the future SSP platform have also already begun. The ‘Scalable Systems Platform’ is Volkswagen’s next-gen electric, digital and highly scalable vehicle platform on which the Group...