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InSight Lander Records the Sound of Martian Wind

Several days ago, a gust of wind swept across Elysium Planitia on the surface of Mars. This has happened uncountable times over the eons, but never before was a robot on hand to record the sound of that wind.

Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After Discovery of New Security Hole

This bug was similar to the one reported in October, but it had the potential to affect many more users; 52.5 million vs. just 500,000. So, Google is going to kill G+ faster.

ET Deals: Dell Green Monday, $400 off GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop, $200 Netgear Orbi Mesh Router

Looking for a nice mobile machine that won't stretch your wallet to its breaking point? Right now, you can pick up a six-core MSI GV62 gaming laptop for $699, a 9.7-inch 32GB iPad for $250, and a 7.9-inch 128GB iPad Mini 4 for $250.

50 Years Ago, ‘The Mother of All Demos’ Showed Us How Tech Would Transform the World

In the space of 90 minutes, Doug Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute showed off revolutionary concepts like the mouse, word processing, and hyperlinks.

Scientists Turn Wasp Venom Into Potentially Groundbreaking Antibiotic

There are plenty of chemicals that will kill bacteria, but many of them are toxic to humans as well. That's the case with many compounds in wasp venom, but a team from MIT has managed to tweak one of these molecules to be safe for people and toxic to bacteria.

Epic Launches New PC Games Store With Handful of Titles

Epic has launched its own gaming store, with a handful of games now, and free releases for PC gamers every two weeks.

Google Finally Ends Support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

It's the end of an era. After seven years, Google is ending support for Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

New DXR Patch Substantially Improves Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing Performance in Battlefield V

The latest update for Battlefield V brings mammoth ray tracing performance improvements.

MIT’s ‘Sun in a Box’ Could Solve Our Energy Storage Woes

Battery technology has lagged for years, but a team from MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology may have the answer. They call it a "sun in a box."

ET Deals: Get Loads of Steam Games for $35, Help Charity

The Yogscast Jingle Jam has become a top-notch way to pick up games while helping charity. As long as you pay a threshold amount, you'll end up with over $800 worth of Steam games with every dollar going to non-profits.

Probe Headed for Mercury Fires Most Powerful Ion Drive Ever Built

BepiColombo has fired its ion drives in preparation for Mercury orbital injection over the next seven years.

ET Deals: Apple iPad 6th Gen, 50-inch 4K Vizio for $300, Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $13

As we burn quickly through December, the runway for gift buying is shrinking. You can still find great deals like the Wi-Fi-only iPad and Qi wireless chargers, but you'll need to order soon if you want to ensure that all of your packages arrive in time for Christmas.