“Hope” probe launches Sunday, beginning seven-month journey to Mars

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Enlarge / Spectators watch a screen broadcasting the launch of the “Hope” Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai on Sunday.

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On Sunday, a Japanese-built rocket launched a 1.35-ton probe sponsored by the United Arab Emirates into low-Earth orbit. The spacecraft is now on its way toward Mars, where it is intended to enter orbit around the Red Planet in February, 2021.

The “Mars Hope” mission represents a partnership between the Arab country—which seeks to inspire a future generation of scientists and engineers—and several US academic institutions, including the University of

Blurry Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leak hints at camera upgrades and gold model

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A leaked and extremely blurry photo of what appears to be Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 2 has appeared online. Phone leaker Ice Universe has published two photos of the device, revealing that the successor to the Galaxy Fold will likely arrive in a gold model and with some camera upgrades. It’s not clear exactly what the camera array consists of at the rear, but rumors have suggested the Galaxy Fold 2 will adopt the same camera as the Galaxy S20 Plus — which includes a 64-megapixel telephoto camera.

The leaked image also shows the cover display on the front of the

Dyson Pure Hot and Cool HP04 Air Purifier Review: Clean air, pure flair

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If it wasn’t obvious before, the ongoing lockdowns have given us a very clear-cut picture of just how much pollution is released into the air. As cities get back to work, air pollution levels are rising again, and this is particularly true in Asian countries where safety standards aren’t quite as airtight. In India, pollution levels are known to cross hazardous levels and an air purifier or a few is a must-have.

The Dyson Pure Hot and Cool, however, strives to be more than just an air purification tool. With a design and a price that is bound to raise

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