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ASUSTOR's Nimbustor 2 AS5202T may be the best two-bay NAS ever and definitely one of the most noteworthy we have ever tested.

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Intel Core i9-13900K processor allegedly on sale, hits black market

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Tue, Jun 28 2022 6:28 AM CDT

Intel might as well launch its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs now, given that we've got early reviews of the Core i9-13900 and now an engineering sample of the Core i9-13900K has allegedly hit the black market.

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The new Intel Core i9-13900K processor is being sold somewhere in China, in engineering sample (ES) form stating that the chip can overclock, has 8 large cores and 16 small cores with 32 threads of CPU power. That's because the new Intel Core i9-13900K in flagship Raptor Lake form has 8 Performance cores (updated to the Raptor Cove CPU architecture) while the 16 Efficiency cores are on the Gracemont CPU architecture.

The seller says the Core i9-13900K processor is working on the ASUS ROG Z690 APEX motherboard, while the picture of the Raptor Lake CPU has its CPU SPEC code and QR codes removed, obviously. As for the price, we're looking at only $426 or so (2850 RMB) which is a steal considering this is a next-gen 13900K chip.

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NASA reveals plan to squeeze extra life from dying Mars lander

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 6:05 AM CDT

NASA's InSight Mars Lander first landed on Mars on November 26th, 2018, and took its first selfie ten days later.

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Its final selfie was taken on April 24, 2022, and comprises multiple images taken by its Instrument Deployment Camera and stitched together. All of the dust now covering InSight and its solar panels has dramatically reduced its power output. Therefore, it was scheduled to gradually shut down its remaining instruments until running out of power around December.

The seismometer, Insight's last operational science instrument, was to be automatically shut down by the end of June to conserve power. However, the team has decided to allow the lander to continue using the seismometer until either the end of August or early September so that it can continue to gather scientific data for longer. Unfortunately, while remaining active to detect more marsquakes, InSight's batteries will discharge more quickly, and the spacecraft will ultimately completely lose power sooner.

Continue reading: NASA reveals plan to squeeze extra life from dying Mars lander (full post)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX on sale in China, costs over $7000

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Tue, Jun 28 2022 5:35 AM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs are already hitting the market, and while you won't find them on the shelves stateside, the new processors are already on sale in China.

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The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs are true number-crunching monsters, with the flagship Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX processor rocking 64 cores and 128 threads of processing power, and costing around $7029 according to @AnhPhuH on Twitter.

AMD's second-best Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX processor has 32 cores and 64 threads of CPU power, and is available in China for around $3589, while the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX can be had for around $2572 in China offering 24 cores and 48 threads of CPU power. AMD only recently announced that it would be launching some of its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs into the DIY market, but this was pretty dang fast.

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Monkeypox found to have 'accelerated evolution,' more than it should

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 5:34 AM CDT

A study on the evolution of monkeypox titled "Phylogenomic characterization and signs of microevolution in the 2022 multi-country outbreak of monkeypox virus" has been published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Monkeypox found to have 'accelerated evolution,' more than it should 01 | TweakTown.com

Researchers from Portugal have completed a genetic study of 15 samples of the monkeypox virus, which has surfaced in over fifty countries so far, despite normally being relegated to Africa. Monkeypox comes from the same genus as smallpox and comes in two main varieties of monkeypox; the West African and Congo Basin forms.

Prior research has shown monkeypox ends up mutating once or twice yearly. However, new samples from 15 patients have revealed the virus is currently mutating about 6 to 12 times more frequently than expected. The accelerated mutation rate may suggest that the virus is now infecting people via a new pathway, compared to the traditional transmission methods through open wounds, bodily fluids, or airborne droplets.

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Intermittent fasting could help repair nerve damage, new study shows

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 5:03 AM CDT

A study on fasting and nerves titled "The gut metabolite indole-3 propionate promotes nerve regeneration and repair" has been published in the journal Nature.

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Researchers from the Imperial College London have observed an increased ability in mice to recover from nerve damage, owing to gut bacteria changes resulting from intermittent fasting. Gut bacteria produce more of a metabolite called 3-Indolepropionic acid (IPA) in response to fasting. This metabolite is required to regenerate axons, the nerve fiber part of a neuron (nerve cell).

The particular bacteria which produces IPA, Clostridium sporogenesis, is found in both human guts and that of mice, so the mechanism will hopefully apply in potential future human trials. In the study, half of the mice ate on alternating days, while the other half ate as they pleased. The mice had their sciatic nerves, which run from the spine down the leg, severed, and within 24 to 72 hours, the fasting group experienced ~50% greater regrowth in their axons.

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U.S. boosts ISS for the first time without needing Russia to help

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 4:32 AM CDT

The International Space Station (ISS) periodically requires boosts from external spacecraft to help it maintain its orbit.

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The ISS weighs 444 tonnes and continues to expand, while orbiting at an altitude of about 250 miles (400 kilometers). However, atmospheric drag brings the space station closer to Earth by about one mile (1.6 kilometers) each month, and consequently, it needs to be lifted back up.

The task is currently Russia's responsibility, for which they use the thrusters on the Progress cargo spacecraft and the ISS' Zvezda module. However, Russia's future with the ISS is unclear, with the nation potentially withdrawing from the space station in 2024 despite NASA's commitment to keep it operational until 2030. Therefore, the remaining countries need a way to manage the space station responsibilities currently left to Russia.

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NASA's Curiosity rover just found a key ingredient for life on Mars

Adam Hunt | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 4:01 AM CDT

A study on organic carbon on Mars titled "Organic carbon concentrations in 3.5-billion-year-old lacustrine mudstones of Mars" has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

NASA scientists have measured the total organic carbon present in Martian rocks for the first time with the help of data from the Curiosity rover. Organic carbon refers to the carbon found in organic compounds, which consist of carbon and hydrogen, and form the basis of all known forms of life. Organic carbon does arise on Mars as a result of non-living sources, however, such as volcanic activity or meteorites.

The Curiosity rover has found organic carbon and evidence of water existing long ago on Mars in the Gale crater, where it has been exploring and collecting samples. These conditions in the crater, as well as low acidity, and the presence of chemicals like oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, show Mars could have supported life at some point.

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Hackers announce war has now begun on anti-abortion states

Jak Connor | Hacking & Security | Tue, Jun 28 2022 1:35 AM CDT

A group of hackers have announced a digital war has begun on anti-abortion states with gigabytes of data already reportedly stolen.

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The hacking group is called SiegedSec, and according to reports, in the past, has concentrated on stealing/destroying portions of user data held by private companies. The group announced on its Telegram that it will be launching attacks against government bodies and organizations that don't hold their pro-choice views. Notably, the group declared that they are "pro-choice" and "one shouldn't be denied access to abortion".

Adding to the announcement, the group said that it has already hacked government servers in Arkansas and Kentucky, claiming that they have already stolen approximately 8 gigabytes of data that contains government workers' personal information. Taking to Telegram, SiegedSec declared that the attacks will continue and that their targets are any "pro-life entities", which will include any government servers within states that have anti-abortion laws.

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NASA drops update for James Webb Telescope and its coming completion

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Tue, Jun 28 2022 1:04 AM CDT

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is closing in on its goal of calibrating all of its extremely sensitive and highly advanced instruments.

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NASA has taken to its blog to update the public on the progress being made on the agency's next-generation space telescope. According to NASA, one of the four primary scientific instruments aboard the observatory is known as the Near-Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph instrument (NIRISS), and the testing of the final "mode" on the instrument, the Single Object Slitless Spectroscopy (SOSS) capability, was recently completed - leading NASA engineers to give the thumbs up for science operations.

The space agency explains that the SOSS mode is a specifically designed prism that absorbs the light from the cosmos and splits it into three separate rainbows. The observatory will be able to capture more than 2,000 infrared colors from a single observation, which will allow researchers to lock onto planets and probe their atmosphere for certain molecules. Observing exoplanets and determining their atmospheres will be the main task of the SOSS mode, according to NASA.

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TikTok of man AirDropping his nudes to plane passengers goes viral

Jak Connor | Online Video | Tue, Jun 28 2022 12:31 AM CDT

A video posted to the TikTok account @daddystrange333 shows a man aboard a plane being accused by flight attendants of sending lewd images of himself to passengers.

@daddystrange333 explains that she was aboard a flight when she noticed that she had an AirDrop request on his phone. The man that was seated next to @daddystrange333 that she was speaking to told her not to open the request, but she was curious as she could see that the AirDrop request was coming from a man she calls "Larry". @daddystrange333 realized that Larry was sending the images with his iPad, and once she accepted the request, she immediately notified staff aboard the flight.

Flight attendants approached Larry and asked him if he sent explicit images of himself to passengers, to which he agreed to doing by nodding. The flight attendants then followed up by asking him why he would do that, and he said he was "just having a little fun". @daddystrange333 can then be heard saying directly to Larry, "It's sexual harassment, disgusting, it is assault". Before the video ends, Larry can be heard apologizing for his actions.

Continue reading: TikTok of man AirDropping his nudes to plane passengers goes viral (full post)

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