This new time crystal lasts 10 million times longer than before

Plus, sounds of space.
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Bizarre time crystal oscillates for an unprecedented 40 minutes | New Atlas

“Time crystals are a strange state of matter with properties that sound impossible, but they have been created. Now, German scientists have made one that lasts 10 million times longer than in previous experiments. If we wanted to make an everyday object sound sci-fi, it could be said that what we commonly call crystals are actually ‘space crystals.’ Those things in your jewelry or just your salt shaker get their shape thanks to their atoms arranging themselves in a pattern that repeats across space. But since space and time are often treated as two components of the same ‘fabric,’ does that mean there are also crystals with patterns that repeat in time?”

Unlocator - Spoof your location and watch TV from around the world | [Partner]

Traveling is cool… until you lose access to all your favorite shows thanks to geoblocking. And even if you’re not abroad and up against IP-based restrictions, everyone deals with ads. Well, everyone except those with VPNs. This one from Unlocator was made for not only supreme online protection but for virtual anonymity. It includes a smart DNS which means easy location spoofing. AKA, easy access to your favorite U.S. and U.K. streaming services — Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, Disney+, and more — whenever and wherever you want. So, go ahead, globe-trot with impunity; Unlocator has got your digital back. [Ad]

Listen to three breathtaking NASA images | Popular Science

“Space produces some otherworldly sounds — black hole songs, Martian dust tornadoes, and meteorites crashing into the Red Planet to name a few. Now, NASA has released three new sonifications of images taken from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. The new sonifications highlight different celestial objects observed by NASA telescopes.”

Microsoft is draining an Arizona town's water supply for its AI | The Byte

“A massive Microsoft data center in Goodyear, Arizona is guzzling the desert town's water supply to support its cloud computing and AI efforts, The Atlantic reports. A source familiar with Microsoft's Goodyear facility told the Atlantic that it was specifically designed for use by Microsoft and the heavily Micosoft-funded OpenAI.”

iScanner - Throw everything away. Well, scan it first, then throw it away | [Partner]

Holding onto paper files isn’t just messy and inconvenient; it’s 100% more likely to cause a paper cut than going digital. The only problem is that not everyone is on the same page (pun intended) when it comes to nixing printouts, and scanners are pretty costly. With iScanner, you only need your phone to scan physical documents into the virtual world. Just snap a pic of any photo, ID card, receipt, or file and let the app’s AI-powered tools detect borders, straighten pages, and recognize text for easy markups and editing. Perfect for businesses, remote workers, or anyone who hates paper clutter, iScanner is your solution for easy and affordable scanning. [Ad]

I'm ugly and I'm proud: New limited-edition Xbox goes all-in on SpongeBob | PCMag

“SpongeBob SquarePants fans will soon be able to buy the cartoon character in Xbox form. On Monday, Microsoft introduced a limited-edition Xbox Series X model that features SpongeBob’s face and body plastered all over the console’s casing. The company is releasing the Xbox to promote Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, a game similar to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series. The main difference is that All-Star Brawl 2 features characters from across Nickelodeon’s animated shows, including SpongeBob, along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

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