NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), led by MIT, successfully completed a lunar flyby on May 17, and the science team snapped a 2-second test exposure using one of the four TESS cameras. The image reveals more than 200,000 stars.

 

NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is one step closer to searching for new worlds after successfully completing a lunar flyby on May 17. The spacecraft passed about 5,000 miles from the moon, which provided a gravity assist that helped TESS sail toward its final working orbit. 

 

 

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Developed with Vodafone, Garvan’s DreamLab app uses your phone’s processing power to speed up cancer research whenever you’re not using it.

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Dueling neural networks. Artificial embryos. AI in the cloud. Welcome to our annual list of the 10 technology advances we think will shape the way we work and live now and for years to come.

 

Every year since 2001 the people at Technology Review have picked what they call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly is meant by “breakthrough”? It’s a reasonable question—some of the picks haven’t yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the cusp of becoming commercially available. What Technology Review is really looking for is a technology, or perhaps even a collection of technologies, that will have a profound effect on our lives.

 

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Scientists have isolated the gene responsible for temperature-controlled sex determination in turtles.

 

Red-eared slider turtles, a common household pet, develop into male or female embryos according to their egg incubation temperature. This little understood process is also at work in the eggs of crocodiles, alligators and some lizards. Researchers are now one step closer to solving a mystery which has persisted for over 50 years.

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