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Wednesday July 27th, 2022 night edition

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Today, our operation in the Pacific Ocean reached an exciting milestone: The Ocean Cleanup has now officially removed more than 100,000 kg of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).

According to our 2018 study in which we mapped the patch, the total amount of accumulated plastic is 79,000,000 kg, or 100,000,000 kg if we include the Outer GPGP.

Thus, if we repeat this 100,000 kg haul 1,000 times – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will be gone.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Ocean Cleanup (@theoceancleanup).

An example of what 1 kg of ocean plastic can look like.

I’m proud of The Ocean Cleanup team for crossing this milestone, which is all the more remarkable considering System 002 is still an experimental system.

Right now, we’re scaling up to the next phase in our cleanup with System 03. »

Russia says it will quit the International Space Station after 2024 and build its own

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As tensions continue to grow between Russia and the West over the ongoing war in Ukraine, Moscow has announced it will quit the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024.

The decision, reported by the Russian media, was announced during a meeting between Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Yuri Borisov, the newly-appointed Director-General of Roscosmos - Russia’s space agency.

International cooperation on the station will continue between NASA, Japan’s JAXA, Europe’s ESA, and Canada’s CSA space agencies. »

Uvalde school district suspends Robb Elementary School principal

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Mandy Gutierrez, principal of Robb Elementary School in Texas, was suspended with pay Monday, her attorney, Ricardo Cedillo, confirmed to ABC News.

Principal Mandy Gutierrez speaks to reporters outside a committee hearing on Robb Elementary shooting investigation, Uvalde, Texas, June 16, 2022.

Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo, third from left, stands during a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, May 26, 2022. »

Early look at the user experience for PlayStation VR2

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As we continue with our launch efforts, today, we’d like to offer a quick peek at some of the user experience features you’ll discover on PS VR2.

With PS VR2, you can see your surroundings while wearing the headset with our new see-through feature.

The Card in the Control Center also gives quick access to other PS VR2 settings, such as adjusting your play area. »

Pence's former chief of staff hits back at Matt Gaetz, saying he'll likely be 'in prison for child sex trafficking' — in what looks like a growing schism in Trumpworld

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"It's more likely that he'll be in prison for child sex trafficking by 2024," Short said of Gaetz.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence's ex-top aide took a swing on Monday at the embattled Florida congressman Matt Gaetz. »