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How NASA’s VIPER rover will tackle the problem of moon dust

The abrasive, electrically charged dust particles stick to everything

NASA wants your help designing a mini payload for moon exploration

Design a mini rover for the Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload challenge

NASA lays out its plans for building a long-term moon base

The base could be used to research technologies for a mission to Mars

NASA asks for the public’s help to design a robot for digging on the moon

Any bright ideas for a lightweight mechanism to collect lunar soil?

NASA’s Lunar Gateway will research radiation and space weather

Launch of the space station is set to begin in 2022

NASA funding new tech for accessing food and water on lunar missions

It includes tiny disposable satellites and bioregenerative life support systems

Enjoy NASA’s re-creation of Apollo 13’s moon mission in crisp 4K

The stunning moonscape imagery also includes a cameo by Earth

NASA hasn’t been to the moon in almost 50 years. Now, it’s going back annually

NASA hasn’t been to the moon since 1972, but the agency plans to make trips every year between 2021 and 2030. 

Researchers develop technique for analyzing moon dust from a single grain

A technique called atom probe tomography analyzes single grains which are about the width of a human hair.

State of the Union: Trump reaffirms desire to see U.S. put a flag on Mars

During his State of the Union speech, President Trump said he wanted the U.S. to be the first nation on Mars.

Lexus concept designs show what lunar transport could look like in the year 2220

Will we be riding on levitating motorbikes or traveling around in bouncing moon rollers in 200 years' time?

Scientists come up with a method to make oxygen from moon dust

They use a technique called molten salt electrolysis which produces useful metal alloys as well as oxygen.

Moon rooms made of mushrooms could be the future of space habitat

Potential future inhabitants of the moon and Mars could live in rooms made of mushrooms. NASA is looking at the possibilities of fungi as a more sustainable option to metal and glass. 

Here’s what all the movies set in 2020 predicted this year would be like

Life in the 2020s might be new to you and me, but it’s far from fresh territory for movies and TV. What did screenwriters think the world would be facing in the year 2020? Check out our rundown.

Japanese billionaire seeks significant other for SpaceX moon trip

SpaceX has already named wealthy entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa as its first paying customer for a moon trip set to take place in 2023. Now Maezawa says he's looking for someone special to accompany him.

Dark craters on moon could contain vital resources for human explorers

On the Moon, some regions are never exposed to sunlight and contain impact craters which could hold the key to future lunar missions -- compounds like frozen water and carbon dioxide.

Russia plans to build telescopes on the moon to protect against asteroids

The Russian space agency has announced its intentions to place telescopes on the southern pole of the moon so it can monitor dangerous asteroids and comets.

NASA unveils its plans for a lander to deliver rovers to the moon

NASA has unveiled plans for a mid-size and as-yet-unnamed lander that could deliver a rover to the polar regions of the moon, where water ice is located.

NASA’s charge-dissipating paint provides a potential solution to a dusty problem

The fine dust which covers the moon's surface causes a range of technical problems. Now, NASA has come up with a solution which could help alleviate the problem.

See a photo of the strange gel-like substance found on the far side of the moon

China's space program discovered an oddly-colored gel-like substance of unknown origin on the far side of the moon earlier this year, and here's a photo of it.

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This 21-inch HP monitor is yours for only $89.99

Despite the loosening restrictions and opening of various states, it looks like a lot of us will maintain a work-from-home routine for the foreseeable future. While this might lead to a few personal comforts, it can also expose problems.How good is your home computer monitor? It’s probably not as new or nice as the one you’ve been using at work. Maybe you’ve been using just one and are finding it’s time to add a second display to your home office setup.The refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor, on sale for just $89.99, is an inexpensive way to increase your productivity.The 20.7-inch monitor boasts full HD resolution and anti-glare properties and offers up a 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio along with a 5ms response time. That means it’s sharp, easy on the eye, and doesn’t have any blurring. Yeah, we know you watch Netflix instead of filing TPS reports.20.7″ widescreen display: Enjoy a better viewing experience than before1920×1080 resolution: Love the sharper, clearer graphics on the 1080p screen16.7 million colors at 60Hz: See your content w/ more vivid huesDVI & VGA inputs: Easily connect w/ other source devices such as desktops, laptops, and more-5° to 20° tilt range: Adjust the screen for more comfortable viewingVESA wall mounting holes: Ease your way w/ more installation optionBuy Yours!Pick up a certified refurbished HP 21kd 20.7″ LED Full-HD Monitor for just $89.99 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store today.The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Google enables bedtime tools for Android to help you sleep better

Sleep is an essential part of everyone’s routine. With the lockdown situation, there has been a rise in search queries related to “insomnia”, and “can’t sleep” for the months of April and May. To address this, Google has introduced a few bedtime tools to help achieve better sleep with the help of your phone.While we are all familiar with Digital Wellbeing, a feature introduced in Android 10, is now a dedicated app. And the app’s new “Bedtime mode” is more useful than ever.Google has introduced a few useful bedtime tools to help make sleeping and technology work together instead of against each other.A dark room, and quiet are essential to start the sleep cycle. Bedtime mode (formerly Wind Down) in Digital Wellbeing, your phone turns off visuals and audio to help you sleep. With the help of Do Not Disturb to turn off notifications for calls, texts, and other interruptions. The addition of Grayscale helps fade the colors on your phone to black and white and reduce the chance of you staying up.You can now schedule Bedtime mode, and even have it trigger automatically, or as soon as you plug your phone in for charge. Bedtime mode can also be added to your phones Quick Settings and is easier to reach than before. If you want to stay up a little longer, you can pause Bedtime mode and not interrupt the schedule in the app.Adding Clock into the sleep cycleSleeping and waking up at a fixed  time (even on off days) helps your body set a steady circadian rhythm, and significantly boost the quality of your sleep. If you use Google’s Clock app, there is now the addition of a Bedtime tab. You can set your daily sleep and wake times here and make the first step to a steady sleep schedule.Setting a sleep schedule and adjusting to bedtime habits with the help of Clock. It’s best to establish a wake-up time first in the Clock app and using that to decide the right bedtime schedule. Clock now lets you see your calendar for tomorrow and tell you how many hours of sleep you’ll get, letting you adjust your bedtime if needed.To help with sleep, you’ll now receive a reminder before your bedtime and get the option to play sounds from a complementary app like Spotify, YouTube Music, Calm, etc. If you combine Clock and Digital Wellbeing, you can limit interruptions when in sleep. If you do feel restless and use your phone past bedtime, you’ll be able to see how long and which apps you used in that period.The Sunrise Alarm & YouInstead of the traditional loud alarms, a gentler alarm tone helps wake you up more calmly. Using the Sunrise Alarm, you get a visual cue 15 minutes prior to your intended alarm. The tone can also be customized to a song you enjoy or any sound you prefer.YouTube and Bedtime Tools – Reducing binge watching before bedExclusive to Pixel devices, and coming to other Android devices later in the summer, you can set a bedtime reminder while using YouTube. If you indulge in watching videos close to your bedtime, YouTube will now pause to push notifications alerting you about your bedtime. You can choose to extend your bedtime but this will be logged in your Bedtime Mode.Bedtime Tools and Family LinkWith the combination of Bedtime and Family Link, you can manage your family’s screen time, in-app purchases, app downloads, and schedule bedtimes for their devices. Setting bedtime schedules and adjusting it from your app for everyone in the Family Link. Bedtime will lock the devices in the family device when bedtime comes, but the device can still be used to call if needed.With all these features in mind, Google has made it easier than ever for Android users and their families to achieve better sleep. The culmination of all the apps working together can help curb sleep problems and help families live healthier.

Father’s Day 2020 discounts from Mobvoi

Mobvoi, the maker of TicWatch and TicPods is offering discounts on its line of products once again for Father’s Day 2020.TicWatch DiscountsThe TicWatch C2, with the Snapdragon Wear 2100 and featuuring a classic design and 2-day battery life, is discounted from now until June 30th. It is usually $169.99,but it is now 25% off at $149.99.The S2, which is geared more towards outdoors users, is $152.99, 15% off of its usual price. The Pro 2020, with military-grade durability and 2-30 days of battery life, is $220.99, a 15% savings from the usual $259.99 price point.The Pro 4G/LTE, with cellular connectivity, is available for 20% off of its original price of $299 at $239.20.TicPods DiscountsThe TicPods 2, with touch controls, 23-hour battery life, fast charging, and noise cancellation, are 15% off at $84.99.The TicPods 2 Pro, with voice commands, voice assistant, and head gesture controls are normally $139.99, are $118.99, a 15% discount.These Father’s Day discounts are available from June 10th to the 21st, except where otherwise noted for the TicWatch C2.

Samsung Galaxy A51 review: Great screen, bad performance

The Samsung Galaxy A51 has a great display and good build quality, but is severely hindered by sluggish performance.