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This is the next big company with massive plans for the metaverse

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Mon, Jan 17 2022 3:33 AM CST

The Metaverse is being eyed by many companies around the world, and now one very well-known company has announced its plans to join.

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According to a report from CNBC, Walmart filed several trademarks application with the US Patent and Trademark Office in December 2021 that state an intention for the company to sell virtual merchandise. One of the trademark applications states that Walmart intends to sell various virtual goods that fall under the following categories; electronics, appliances, apparel, home goods, toys, and personal care products.

Notably, another filing shows that Walmart is interested in creating its own cryptocurrency payment system as well as developing its own collection of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). According to trademark attorney Josh Gerben, who spoke to Business Insider, the language that is used throughout the trademark filings shows "there's a lot of planning going on behind the scenes about how they're going to address cryptocurrency".

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Volcanic eruption causes big tsunami to hit Tonga knocking it offline

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 3:01 AM CST

A powerful underwater volcano located about 40 miles south of Tonga has erupted, spawning a tsunami that has now impacted the mainland.

The eruption happened on January 15 and was captured on film from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-West Earth-observing satellite. The footage showcases a large mushroom cloud of toxic ash erupting from the ocean and climbing as high as 12 miles in altitude. The eruption caused a sonic boom and a 4-foot tsunami to hit Tonga's capital of Nuku'alofa.

Tongan Olympian, Pita Taufatofua, has announced a GoFundMe page dedicated to providing relief for all Tongans affected by the tsunami. According to the description on the GoFundMe page, the eruption has "devastated Tonga," and that all communications with the island have been cut off.

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Tonga volcano eruption caught on video from space, triggers tsunami

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 2:31 AM CST

On January 15, an underwater volcano located in Tonga erupted, and the violent explosion was captured from a satellite in space.

The video posted by Space.com was captured by the GOES West Earth-observing satellite that's currently operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The above video showcases an extremely large explosion occurring, followed by a plume of smoke floating up into the atmosphere to an altitude of 12 miles.

The Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcanic eruption immediately spawned a four-foot tsunami that hit Tonga's capital of Nuku'alofa that's located around 40 miles south of the volcano. Additionally, tsunami warnings and evacuation orders were issued for neighboring countries. The Associated Press has reported that there have been no injuries following the eruption, but added that Tonga's internet access was interrupted following the explosion.

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Asteroid 3,400 foot-wide will approach Earth, track it with NASA here

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 2:02 AM CST

NASA has its eyes on space and is constantly looking for anything that may pose as a threat to our little blue planet.

The space agency recently confirmed via an entry in its Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) that an asteroid dubbed 7482 (1994 PC1) will be making its closest approach with Earth on January 18, 2022. The space rock is estimated to be around 3,400 feet wide and will safely zoom past Earth at 47,000 mph and at a distance of five times the distance between the Earth and the moon (1.2 million miles).

BusinessInsider reports that the 1994 PC1 is around half a mile wide, which is around the size of the Empire State Building in New York. Due to its size and its "close" approach with Earth, NASA is tracking the whereabouts of the space rock and has recently announced that you can join in on the tracking as well by heading over to the NASA Eyes website. Additionally, the space agency explains that asteroid 1994 PC1 is "very well known and has been studied for decades by planetary our defense experts".

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Human DNA used to create world's smallest 'easy-to-use' antenna

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 1:33 AM CST

Human DNA contains the genetic code for what makes up a human, and now it's being used to create an "easy-to-use" antenna.

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The team of chemists behind the world's smallest antenna comes from the University of Montreal, and according to the researchers, the nanoantenna will be used to assist scientists in identifying new drugs. The nanoantenna will do this by monitoring the motions of proteins and observing the structural changes that take place over a period of time.

The researchers explain that this "device" is outfitted with a five-nanometer-long antenna that has fluorescent molecules located at the end. The fluorescent molecules aren't just for show, as study author Scott Harroun explained that the nanoantenna signals a change in the structure of a protein by changing the color of light that it's emitting.

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Experts claim water vapor has been discovered on another planet

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 1:02 AM CST

A new study details the discovery of water vapor being present in the atmosphere of a planet that's a little bigger than Neptune.

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The study comes from a team of astronomers at the University of Kansas, and according to the researchers, the exoplanet that has become of high interest to researchers is a gas giant called TOI-674 b. This exoplanet is believed to be 1.3 times the size of Neptune and has a close orbit with its host star. Due to the planet's orbit being so close to its star, completing a full circle of the star in just two days, researchers don't believe the planet is harboring any life.

However, researchers believe that analyzing the chemical makeup of an exoplanet's atmosphere can assist astronomers and fellow researchers in figuring out how planets form and how distant planets compare to planets located closer to home. Notably, this isn't the first time that water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of another planet, as NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered water vapor on a faraway planet called K2-18b in 2019.

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A cryptocurrency CEO just became one of the world's richest people

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 12:33 AM CST

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos may have a new competitor when it comes to who holds the crown for the world's richest individual.

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Changpeng "CZ" Zhao, the co-founder and CEO of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has just jumped some places on the world's wealthiest individuals list. According to a report from Bloomberg, Zhao's latest net worth valuation is $96 billion, which places him under some prominent figures such as Oracle founder Larry Ellison at $109 billion and Steve Ballmer, LA Clippers owner, and former Microsoft CEO, at $112 billion.

Notably, Bloomberg writes that Zhao's $96 billion net worth is likely far higher as the valuation didn't include the earnings or Zhao's current cryptocurrency holdings. Binance gave a statement to Bloomberg that explained that due to the constantly changing dynamic in the cryptocurrency space, it's difficult to give an accurate estimation. Anyone involved in the cryptocurrency space understands this volatility that Binance is mentioning.

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China to build 'artificial Moon' that simulates low-gravity

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jan 17 2022 12:03 AM CST

Reports out of China indicate that the nation is looking towards creating its own base on the moon that will rival plans set out by the United States.

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A new report from the South China Morning Post states that the nation is moving towards building its own "artificial moon" that will simulate a low-gravity environment. According to the report, the artificial moon will be built in just a few months and will be used by researchers to test out any equipment or tools that may perform differently in a low-gravity environment.

Notably, the artificial moon will measure in at just 60 centimeters in diameter, and while that is very small compared to the actual moon, it will still provide researchers and engineers a suitable testing environment. The artificial moon and the low gravity on it are slated to be created by placing the moon in a vacuum chamber that simulates space. The gravity will be simulated with a strong magnetic field.

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Sony's latest backwards compatibility patent isn't new, just revised

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Jan 16 2022 10:41 PM CST

Reports say that Sony has filed a new patent for backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 5. The patent isn't actually new, but a revised version of older patents that stretch back to 2015.

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Loud proclamations have been made about Sony's recently-published backwards compatibility patent and gamers believe it could push Sony one step closer to PS3 emulation on the PS5. The latest patent, which concerns Sony's use of cycle counters matching spoof clocks to adjust CPU and GPU frequencies for error-free backwards compatibility emulation, isn't entirely new.

This is the latest in a long line of patents; Sony has been filing this particular backwards compatibility patent--Backward Compatibility Through Use of Spoof Clock and Fine Grain Frequency Control--since 2015. There are 24 related patents (family members) released in multiple regions like Taiwan, Japan, Europe, and even China. This patent is a continuation of all those old patents (which are in turn continuations of their forebears).

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GTA V may be delayed on PS5, Xbox Series X over technical difficulties

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Jan 16 2022 5:37 PM CST

Rockstar Games may have delayed the new next-gen version of GTA V by as much as two months.

A bit ago, Rockstar Games pushed its GTA V Expanded & Enhanced version to March 2022. Now according to Portuguese Rockstar news tracker Matheusvictorbr, it's possible GTA V could be delayed as far as May 2022 on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

"I received some information recently regarding the title: Grand Theft Auto V: Expanded And Enhanced: The development was complicated. At the moment its [release] is still in March, but there are great chances that it will be delayed to April/May," Mathheus said on Twitter.

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