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The First Sounds From Mars

Rovers have already given us the ability to see and touch, and sensors provide taste and smell. The only part we’ve been missing is the ability to hear on Mars, but that will change with Perseverance! The new rover has been outfitted with two microphones in order to hear the red planet. Two other rovers in the past have had […]

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See Perseverance’s First Images From Mars

On February 18th, 2021, NASA’s latest Mars rover, dubbed Perseverance, touched down on the dusty rock of the red planet. In the tradition of NASA’s Viking missions and many others since, Perseverance immediately began taking photos, video, and audio to send back to Earth. If you want to learn more about the Perseverance mission or the transmitted audio, you can […]

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Why is Texas Experiencing Arctic Temperatures?

According to the National Weather Service, the United States is seeing an “arctic outbreak”. This conundrum is due to the lack of low pressure systems up north, which allowed arctic air to travel through Canada and into the US. Texas, a state known for its droughts, deserts and excruciating heat waves, is unexpectedly one of the states most affected by […]

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EPIC Sues Apple in the EU Too

Back in July, the Epic Games corporation sued Apple and Google over their app store practices, a story we’ve covered a few times already. Now, however, after the complaint failed to fare well in early stages in US courts, Epic Games has announced that they have also formally filed an antitrust complaint against Apple in the European Union court system. […]

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College Board Ends SAT Subjects Tests and Essay

As more and more students every year aspire to attend top universities like Harvard, Princeton, and MIT, the number of coveted acceptance letters will disappear – but thankfully, so will SAT subject tests and the essay-writing part of the SAT. SAT Subject tests have been losing popularity for years. They are essentially hour long, multiple choice tests that cover 21 […]

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Mysterious Monoliths Discovered in Utah, Romania, California

Milky Way Galaxy, Sol System, Planet Earth, Utah, [Redacted]”N [Redacted]”W: On a bright November day, the Department of Wildlife Resources dispatched a helicopter crew to assess wild sheep populations in a remote part of the Utah desert. What they found instead was something inexplicable: a 12 foot tall, featureless steel monolith tucked inside an isolated canyon, nearly impossible to find […]

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Ahead of the Carve: A Turkey Pardon History

Ahhhh, Thanksgiving. For many people, the last week has been a time of joyous celebration, reflection with gratitude on the past year, feasting with those closest to us, and appreciation for the blessings we have received. These traditions bring people closer together. During times of COVID-19, however, many of these traditions are simply impractical, and were moved to virtual zoom […]

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Baby Yoda’s Trip to Space

This past Sunday marked the second ever manned flight of a SpaceX spacecraft! The launch carried astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi to the International Space Station. While the team was en route, a live stream revealed another passenger aboard the craft, Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian! Or at least a plush version of him! Astronauts […]

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Zoom Settles With FTC Over “Deceptive” Practices

Despite being the most popular video conferencing choice for online classes at City, and one of the global leaders in the industry, Zoom has come into conflict with the Federal Trade Commission for “deceptive practices”. Zoom has long claimed in its advertising that its calls are protected by “end-to-end encryption”, but according to the FTC this is misleading. According to […]

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A Victory for V-Bucks

Did you forget about the war between Apple & Epic Games? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But luckily for you, the City Voice is here to keep you up on every detail of this long and complicated story. If you forgot why Apple and Epic Games were arguing, here is a somewhat-brief summary: Epic Games noticed that Apple was taking […]

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GR Ford International Airport First in US to Introduce UV Disinfecting Robot

As technology advances at a blistering pace, new products, ideas, and innovations seem to happen on the regular these days. From self-driving cars to surgery on a grape, technology, and, more specifically, computers and robots have come a long way. However, the next chapter of innovation in the field of robotics isn’t coming out of MIT or Stanford’s laboratories, but […]

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Meet the Whale Plane

Sometimes when the going gets tough, engineers and designers everywhere have to think outside of the box, or, in some cases, the cylinder. Enter the Celera 500l, aerial startup Otto Aviation’s hyper-efficient answer to the massive amounts of pollution generated by air travel. The Celera provides 18-25 miles per gallon in fuel efficiency, about 9 times higher than that of […]