Siemens has signed a partnership agreement with chip designer Nvidia to create an industrial metaverse - an enhanced virtual reality for companies to reduce the costs of running their factories, buildings and speed up new product design.
NASA intentionally crashed its Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft into an asteroid. The collision created a plume of dust and debris that astronomers call ejecta. Follow-up observations show the dust is being pushed away from the asteroid by the solar wind. The tail is at least 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) long.
Russia is in talks to continue its participation in the International Space Station beyond 2024. Roscosmos head Yuri Borisov announced earlier this summer that Russia would withdraw from the station program by mid-decade. The ISS is operated in collaboration between the US, Russia, Canada, Japan and Europe.
Gatorade has designed a smart water bottle that can monitor hydration levels. The Smart Gx Bottle has LEDs that run around the cap to help you monitor your hydration. The bottle can also be used to track your post-workout recovery. The company is also selling pods that can be mixed with water to help replenish electrolytes and carbohydrates.
Blizzard says its servers are under a "mass DDoS attack" following launch of the game. Players have reported unexpected server errors and difficulties joining games. Some players claim to be
experiencing queues of up to 40,000 other players. Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra had earlier thanked players for their patience and pledged to "get [them] into the fun"