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  1. The new law that will guide the future of information processing

    The law of small numbers could impact the next generation of tools that deal with data.

  2. Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes

    To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.

  3. Battery breakthrough: Doubling performance with lithium metal that doesn’t catch fire

    Longer-lasting drop-in replacements for lithium ion could be on the horizon.

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  4. Intel processor vulnerability could put millions of PCs at risk

    Patches can provide protection.

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  5. Touching the Sun to protect the Earth

    A Q&A with Justin Kasper on going where no probe has gone before.

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  6. Part 7: The end of the mission

    The clock on the Parker Solar Probe will start ticking when it runs out of fuel used to make the attitude adjustments necessary to keep the craft’s key components protected behind the heat shield.

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  7. Part 6: The big send-off

    The power and fuel capacity of the Delta IV, along with an eventual gravity assist from Venus, will get the solar probe velocity down to a point where it can orbit the sun.

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  8. Part 5: Sunblock and instrumentation

    The extreme conditions of the corona are one of the main reasons a solar probe mission like this hasn’t been undertaken before. But Parker features a series of innovations that will allow the probe to get close enough to do what needs to be done.

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  9. Part 4: Using the gravity of Venus to reach the sun

    While NASA never intended for the probe to return to Earth, Venus represents a point of no return.

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  10. Part 3: Parker’s record-breaking ride

    The probe will make multiple passes through the corona, utilizing seven gravity assists from Venus to bring its orbits closer and closer to the sun.

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