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NASA's Nuclear Idea, Apple's Irreparable Flaw, and More News



Nuclear missiles can be rolled into space, a researcher has discovered a massive and irreparable defect on the iPhone, and US police forces are using door cameras to fight crime. Here's the news you should know in two minutes or less.

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NASA wants to send nuclear missiles to the moon and Mars

NASA is reviewing an idea that first ignited in the 60's: nuclear propulsion. A nuclear rocket engine would be twice as efficient as the chemical engines powering rockets today, but space travel is dangerous enough without worrying about a nuclear collapse. NASA increasingly believes that the risks are worth the reward. "You can do chemical propulsion to Mars, but it's really difficult," says nuclear propulsion expert Bill Emrich. "Going farther from the moon is much better with nuclear propulsion." But can't a nuclear explosion on the launch pad be a Chernobyl disaster? Don't worry, a simple chemical propulsion rocket will lift the ship into orbit; the nuclear engine will not ignite until it enters space.

Unmanaged iOS device operation is Apple's latest security crash

For years, "breaking the jailbreaker" of the iPhone ̵

1; or destroying Apple's security so that the device can run any software – was a rare and challenging feat. Today, a security researcher showed that it is possible to jailbreak almost any iOS device released between 2011 and 2017, including most iPad, Apple Watch, iPod Touch and Apple TV models. How bad is this for Apple? "It's probably the biggest thing that has to cross most iOS security researchers' desks in their entire careers so far," says Thomas Reed, Mac research and mobile malware specialist.

Quick Fact: 400

That's how many police in the US work with Amazon-owned Ring, which makes cameras equipped with cameras for your home. After promoting the devices and applications of the Ring, cops can ask citizens for footage of their cameras that can be linked to a crime – even without a warrant.

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