Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

Enlarge / Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will have to put another dollar in the swear jar when he hears the news. (credit: Netflix) Just one week ago, Netflix surprised us all by canceling Iron Fist after a much-improved second season. Now we can add Luke Cage to the casualties. Netflix unexpectedly pulled the plug on […]

Cadillac’s Hazy Diesel Engine Program Tentatively Bites the Dust

It’s looking increasingly like the compression ignition engine won’t get an opportunity to redeem itself at Cadillac. After making diesel a dirty word in the early 1980s with the help of Oldsmobile’s cantankerous, oil-burning 5.7-liter V8, GM’s luxury arm dived back into diesel development towards the end of the last decade. A recession and bankruptcy […]

Burning Man entry wait times reportedly hit 10 hours after dust storms forced organizers to close the gates

Jim Bourg/Reuters Thousands of people arrived in Black Rock City, Nevada, over the weekend for Burning Man, which officially began on Sunday. Dust storms caused dangerous driving conditions that day, prompting a three-hour closure of city gates. Wait times peaked around 10 hours and were still six to seven hours-long on Monday morning. During the […]

How to get rid of dust mites and other insects from your home – including deadly scorpions

Dust mites and other insects found in Britain are not usually thought to be dangerous, but a shocking report has revealed the potentially deadly bugs that are in the country this summer. With so many Britons spending more time outdoors and leaving windows and doors to their homes open, the risk of coming into contact […]

New MacBook Pro keyboard design may fix dust problems after all

Enlarge / The keyboard on the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) While Apple’s redesigned keyboards in the new MacBook Pro models are made to be quieter, they also appear to be designed to prevent another problem. According to a document sent to Apple Authorized Service Providers and obtained by MacRumors, the new keys have […]

Lost Opportunity?: NASA rover threatened by intense Martian dust storm

Fears for NASA’s Opportunity rover are growing after engineers lost contact with Mars’ oldest mechanical explorer during a raging dust storm. NASA confirmed that Opportunity’s subsystems had been knocked off as the Martian storm, which is enveloping the Red Planet and blocking out the sun, continues to intensify. Solar power is essential for the rover […]

‘To Dust’ Review: A Uniquely Humorous Hasidic Jewish Story of Death and Life [Tribeca]

Death makes fools of us all because it exposes the limitations of human knowledge. We may have strong beliefs about what happens after our final breath, but none among us truly knows what happens. That uncertainty can gnaw away at those left behind with little more than the memory and the body of the recently […]

Apple filed a patent for a keyboard that isn’t ruined by dust

When Apple unveiled its 2015 MacBook, reviewers quickly discovered its keys were flatter than ever, with single-digit millimeters of travel between their pressed and unpressed states. At first, we heralded this as a miraculous accomplishment in ever-thinner laptop computing, which carried over virtually unchanged into the next years’ models. But all was not well. The […]