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What's the best design for splash-free urinal?  Physics now has the answer

What’s the best design for splash-free urinal? Physics now has the answer

Enlarge / Can you spot the urinal design with the optimal splash-reducing angle? It’s the one second from the right. Mia Shi/University of Waterloo Scientists at the University of Waterloo have determined the optimal design for a splash-free urinal: a tall, slender porcelain structure with curves reminiscent of a nautilus shell, playfully dubbed the “Nauti-loo.” …

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NASA leaves its Artemis I rocket exposed to winds above design limits

NASA leaves its Artemis I rocket exposed to winds above design limits

Enlarge / The upper part of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft likely faced the strongest wind gusts on Thursday morning. Trevor Mahlmann Early on Thursday morning, Hurricane Nicole made landfall near Vero Beach on Florida’s eastern coast. Because Nicole had a very large eye, nearly 60 miles in diameter, its strongest …

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China's New Megarocket Design Shows NASA's SLS Is Already Obsolete

China’s New Megarocket Design Shows NASA’s SLS Is Already Obsolete

The launch of a Long March-2F Y12 rocket on June 17, 2021.Photo: Ng Han Guan (AP) Reusable rockets, whether large or small, are the future, and as a newly unveiled model of a Long March 9 launch vehicle suggests, Chinese rocket scientists are coming around to the idea. A team in China presented its updated …

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astronaut samantha cristoforett leaning on the multi-pane cupola window on the space station and looking outside

Rooms with a view: Astronauts have design ideas for new space stations

Wraparound windows and clever design should be key features in the next generation of space stations, say astronauts. The SpaceX Crew-4 cohort of four astronauts, who returned to Earth on Oct. 14, have several years of spaceflight experience between them working on the two-decade-old International Space Station (ISS). They told reporters in a press conference …

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Prosser: iPhone SE 4 to Use iPhone XR's Design

Prosser: iPhone SE 4 to Use iPhone XR’s Design

The fourth-generation iPhone SE will feature almost exactly the same design as the iPhone XR, according to leaker Jon Prosser. In a video on his Front Page Tech YouTube channel, Prosser said that the fourth-generation ‌iPhone SE‌ will effectively share the design of the ‌iPhone‌ XR from 2018. The change is plausible given that the …

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New Apple TV is Thinner and Weighs 50% Less With Fanless Design

New Apple TV is Thinner and Weighs 50% Less With Fanless Design

The new Apple TV 4K with the A15 Bionic chip introduced today features a fanless design, resulting in the device being over 10% thinner and weighing around 50% less than the previous-generation Apple TV 4K. Apple’s tech specs indicate the new Apple TV 4K is 1.2 inches tall, compared to 1.4 inches for the previous …

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Stoke Space aims to build a rapidly reusable rocket with a completely novel design

Stoke Space aims to build a rapidly reusable rocket with a completely novel design

Enlarge / Stoke Space tests 15 thrusters that will fly on the upper stage of a fully reusable rocket. Stoke Space Andy Lapsa went to the best aerospace engineering schools. He then worked very hard to help advance the development of some of the most advanced rocket engines in the world at Blue Origin. But …

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Apple publishes new design guidelines for Live Activities on the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island

Apple publishes new design guidelines for Live Activities on the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island

iOS 16.1 is currently available in beta testing and includes support for the Live Activities API, which allows developers to add real-time notifications to the Lock Screen and Dynamic Island. As iOS 16.1 nears a public release sometime this fall, Apple has now published its full Human Interface Guidelines that outline best practices for developers …

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