US, Europe and SpaceX launch a satellite to track rising global sea levels

By Climate Change, engadget, environment, esa, gear, green, nasa, ocean, satellite, sentinel-6, sentinel-6 michael freilich, space, spacex

Scientists should soon have an easier time studying rising sea levels as climate change takes hold. NASA and the ESA have partnered with SpaceX to launch the Sentinel 6 Michael Freilich ocean tracking satellite. The spacecraft will gauge sea l…

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E3 will return June 15th, 2021

By 2k, Amazon, av, bandai namco, coronavirus, covid-19, devolver, e3, e32021, engadget, esa, games, gaming, google, personal computing, personalcomputing, sega, square enix, STADIA, thq nordic, Twitter, video games

The Entertainment Software Association may have cancelled E3 2020 due to COVID-19, but it's still committed to holding an event next year. The organization has announced that E3 will return between June 15th and June 17th, 2021. It c…

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NASA and ESA will team up to deflect Earth-bound asteroids

By aida, asteroid, asteroid impact deflection assessment, dart, double asteroid impact test, engadget, esa, gear, hera, liciacube, nasa, science, space, video

If humanity is going to stop dangerous asteroids, countries will likely have to work together — thankfully, that might just happen. NASA and ESA teams are meeting in Rome next week to discuss progress on on the Asteroid Impact Deflection Ass…

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European astronauts plan to take pics of a comet from the dawn of time

By 3d model, ariel, comet, comet interceptor, engadget, esa, european space agency, fast-class, flyby, mission, photograph, solar system, space, spacecraft, tomorrow

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to photograph a yet-to-be-discovered comet as it approaches Earth’s orbit for the first time. To do so, it’s developing “Comet Interceptor,” a composite made of three individual spacecraft, which will separate to…

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Scientists may have found liquid water on Mars

By aoloriginals, dailyshow, engadget, engadgettoday, engadgetvideo, entertainment, esa, europeanspaceagency, liquidwater, mars, marsexpress, marsis, space, tomorrow

Today, scientists announced that they have detected what could be a large reservoir of liquid water under the surface of Mars. The “lake” measures 20-km across and is located about 1.5 km below Mars’s southern polar ice cap. An article about th…

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The UK’s spaceport ambitions inch closer to reality

By commercialspacetravel, draftspaceflightbill, engadget, esa, europeanspaceagency, satellite, space, spaceindustryact, spaceindustrybill, spaceport, tomorrow

The UK government’s goal to play host to the first spaceport in Europe is taking a baby step closer to fruition today. After being introduced just over a year ago as the Draft Spaceflight Bill, the rebranded Space Industry Bill is receiving royal ass…

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For the people in the back: Video games don’t cause violence

By donaldtrump, engadget, entertainmentsoftwareassociation, esa, gaming, Guns, gunviolence, Microsoft, nintendo, nra, politics, Sony, videogameviolence, violence, whitehouse

Video games do not cause violent behavior. There is no scientific, consensus-backed research supporting the idea that playing video games — even bloody, realistic shooters — leads to real-life acts of brutality.

However, this misguided theo…

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The ESA says preserving old online games isn’t ‘necessary’

By Business, california, copyrightinfringement, copyrightoffice, dmca, electronicarts, engadget, entertainmentsoftwareassociation, esa, gaming, Internet, made, Microsoft, museumofartanddigitalentertainment, nintendo, Sony, theesa, ubisfot

The video game industry as a whole does a poor job of preserving its history — especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association — responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Ubiso…

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ESA picks two tiny spacecraft to study the dark side of the Moon

By cubesat, engadget, esa, gear, lumio, lunarmeteoroidimpactorbiter, lunarvolatileandmineralogymappingorbiter, moon, science, space, vmmo

Tiny cube spacecraft aren’t just useful around Earth’s orbit. The European Space Agency has chosen two winners in a competition to build cubesats that will study the dark side of the Moon. The first, the Lunar Meteoroid Impact Orbiter (Lumio), woul…

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Lights out on a ghostly James Webb Space Telescope inspection

By canadianspaceagency, cleanroom, contamination, engadget, esa, jameswebbspacetelescope, nasa, science, space, spacetelescope, thenewbigpicture, tl17webb, ultraviolet

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) might be the most important scientific instrument ever developed. It’ll peer back in time over 13 billion years to the early universe and look for signs of life around the recently discovered TRAPPIST-1 planetary…

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