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Google pledges $1 bn for housing crisis in Bay Area

Google on Tuesday pledged to commit more than $1 billion to help address the severe housing crisis in the region that includes its headquarters and Silicon Valley.


Chief executive Sundar Pichai announced the initiative, saying the internet colossus wants to be "a good neighbor" in the area bursting with technology companies.

首席执行官桑达尔 · 皮查伊宣布了这一计划,他说这个互联网巨头希望在这个充斥着科技公司的地区成为"一个好邻居"。

The move comes with Silicon Valley firms under pressure over the spike in real estate prices, lack of affordable housing and growing homeless problem in the San Francisco Bay region.


The region has attracted thousands of highly paid tech workers that has strained the housing supply and led to an explosion in prices.



Scientists just spotted a pair of planets that may be surprisingly similar to Earth

A new research effort has yielded not one, but two potentially life-supporting new planets, and they happen to be sitting right in our galactic backyard.


The planets are orbiting a nearby star known as Teegarden’s Star. The star was first discovered back in 2003, but it wasn’t until much more recently that scientists have been able to see what may be orbiting it.

这些行星围绕着附近一颗被称为 Teegarden 的恒星旋转。 这颗恒星最早于2003年被发现,但直到最近科学家才能够看到它的轨道。

Teegarden’s Star is only around 12 light-years away, and it’s also incredibly old. Researchers believe the star to be at least eight billion years old, meaning that the planets surrounding it have likely had plenty of time to foster life. The star is rather tiny compared to our own Sun, with a mass less than 10 percent of our home star.

Teegarden 的恒星只有12光年远,而且它非常古老。 研究人员认为这颗恒星至少有80亿年的历史,这意味着它周围的行星可能有足够的时间来孕育生命。 与我们的太阳相比,这颗恒星相当小,质量不到我们的母恒星的10% 。


‘Avengers: Endgame’ is being rereleased with deleted scene
《复仇者联盟: 终局之战》将重新上映,并加入被删减片段

Disney is making one final push to make “Avengers: Endgame” the highest-grossing film of all time.

迪斯尼正在做最后的努力,使《复仇者联盟: 终局之战》成为有史以来票房最高的电影。

According to reports by Screen Rant and Comicbook.com, both of which cite Marvel head Kevin Feige, the massive blockbuster will get a theatrical rerelease with extra footage that wasn’t included in its initial release.

根据 Screen Rant 和 comicbook 网站的报道,这两家网站都引用了漫威公司的负责人 Kevin Feige 的话 —— 这部大片将会在影院重新上映,其中有一些额外的镜头没有包括在最初的发行中。

“Not an extended cut, but there will be a version going into theaters with a bit of a marketing push with a few new things at the end of the movie,” Feige told Screen Rant. “If you stay and watch the movie, after the credits, there’ll be a deleted scene, a little tribute, and a few surprises.”

Feige 告诉 Screen Rant 说:”不是延长版,但是会有一个版本进入影院,并在影片结束时加入一些新的东西进行一些市场推广。”。 ”如果你留下来看这部电影,在演职员表之后,会有一个被删除的场景,一个小小的致敬和一些惊喜。”

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Amazon launching new Kindle Oasis eReader July 24
亚马逊7月24日将推出新款 Kindle Oasis 电子书阅读器

Need a new ereader for your summer vacation? Amazon just introduced a new Kindle Oasis you might want to consider.

暑假需要一个新的电子阅读器吗? 亚马逊刚刚推出了一款新的 Kindle Oasis,你可能想要考虑一下。

Starting $249.99 for the 8GB version with special offers (aka ads on the lockscreen), the new Kindle Oasis is pretty steep for an ebook reader. But the previous generation is a PCMag Editors' Choice product, and this new model promises to be even better, offering with an extra perk designed for nighttime reading.

起价249.99美元的 8G 版本提供特别优惠(也就是锁屏广告) ,新的 Kindle Oasis 对于一个电子书阅读器来说是相当昂贵的。 但是上一代产品是 PCMag Editors'Choice 的产品,这款新型号有望更好,为夜间阅读提供额外的优惠。

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I Spy, Via Spy Satellite: Melting Himalayan Glaciers
间谍卫星: 喜马拉雅冰川的融化

The world's glaciers are melting faster than before, but it still takes decades to see changes that are happening at a glacial pace.


To look back in time, researchers are turning to a once-secret source: spy satellite imagery from the 1970s and 1980s, now declassified. "The actual imagery is freely available for download on the USGS website, and people can use it," says Josh Maurer, a doctoral student at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

为了回顾过去,研究人员正转向一个曾经的秘密来源: 20世纪70年代和80年代的间谍卫星地图,现在已经解密。 哥伦比亚大学拉蒙特-多尔蒂地球天文台的教授的博士生学家 Josh Maurer 说:"美国地质勘探局的网站上可以免费下载实际的图像,人们可以使用。"。

Over the next 80 years, according to a 2019 study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, up to two-thirds of the Himalayan glaciers are projected to melt because of climate change.

根据2019年对 Hindu Kush Himalaya 地区的一项研究,在未来80年里,由于气候变化,预计多达三分之二的喜马拉雅冰川将融化。

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