Emerging Tech

Scientists are beginning to worry about bacteria found in Space Station toilet

The toilet on the International Space Station (ISS) is home to strains of Enterobacter bacteria that are similar to recently discovered multi-drug resistant bacteria on Earth. That’s the result of a recent study out of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. The five strains identified on the ISS showed patterns of antimicrobial resistance […]

Emerging Tech

Time for test-tube turkey? Everything you need to know about lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown burger from Memphis Meats Memphis Meats The word meat has new meaning. Where it once referred exclusively to animal flesh harvested from a carcass, today a lab-grown variety is calling that definition into question. A handful of enterprising startups have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the concept of lab-grown meats, […]

Photography

Nikon gets serious about mirrorless with new Z7 and Z6 cameras, available now

After celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, Nikon is starting a new chapter with the introduction of its Z-series cameras, the Z7 and Z6. The full-frame models represent Nikon’s big push into the mirrorless category, which has been hotly anticipated for some time. After launching the Z7 first, the availability of the Nikon Z6 followed with a […]

Gears & Gadgets

Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPad+Pro+11-Inch+Teardown/115457 Following the controlled destruction of the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, iFixit turned its gaze to the new 11-inch iPad Pro. Its teardown reveals lots of adhesive, even more magnets, and only a few surprises inside the newest Apple tablet. Unsurprisingly, the super-narrow bezels make the new iPad Pro harder to get into […]

Gaming

Video: What First Man does and doesn’t say about Neil Armstrong

[embedded content] What First Man tells you about Neil Armstrong—and what it doesn’t. Video shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. (Transcript available) Welcome to “The Unbearable Critic,” a new video series we’re trying out. In it, our intrepid culture reporter and person-with-lots-of-opinions Sam Machkovech applies his critical eye to movies, books, TV, and anything else […]

Photography

Stop missing the mark — here’s what you need to know about autofocus settings

Gannon Burgett/Digital Trends Despite modern advancements in photography making it easy for every man, woman, and child to get their Annie Leibovitz on, taking breathtaking photos isn’t always quite as simple as just hitting the shutter button. To make the most of your camera, you should understand a wide range of prerequisites, skills, and advanced functions in order to get […]