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Israel SpaceIL Has Funding For Second Moon Landing Attempt

Posted in Business, Science on 14th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The team has already been appointed and will be led by Kahn. They will already begin working on Sunday.

Oculus VR’s Cross-buy Strategy Main Goal: Facebook Platform Lock-in

Posted in Business, Games, Software on 14th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Customer lock-in is an economics idea that “makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs.”

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch And Landings Were Fully Successful

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 12th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The second SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch and first commercial launch and all three booster landings were fully successful.

Privately-owned Moon Lander Crashes In Historic Attempt

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Unfortunately in the last moments, there were issues with the main engine and they lost communications with the spacecraft, which impacted the Moon.

JUUL Electronic Cigarette Products Linked To Cellular Damage

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

JUUL e-cigarette products that have recently risen in popularity, especially among adolescents.

SpaceX Ramping Up To Production Of Starlink Satellites

Posted in Business, Hardware on 11th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX has announced a launch target of May 2019 for the first group of operational Starlink satellites.

UV-drenched Exoplanets Might Still Host Life After All

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Whether or not there's life beyond Earth is one of the most profound questions we can ask, and nearby exoplanets are among the best places to start looking. Unfortunately, some of the most likely candidates are bathed in apparently-lethal levels of radiation.

Google’s Cloud Services Platform Is Now Anthos, And It Works With AWS And Azure

Posted in Business, Online, Software on 10th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Anthos is the new name for the Cloud Services Platform, which Google introduced in beta for hybrid cloud management last year. Google also introduced Anthos Migrate in beta for portability across clouds without the need to modify apps or virtual machines.

Injecting Immune Stimulants Turns Tumors Into "cancer Vaccine Factories"

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new way of supercharging the body's immune system so that it can take the upper hand and destroy tumor cells around the body.

Google Brain’s AI Predicts Code From Your Previous Edits

Posted in Software on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

AI that can predict future source code changes from past edits might be an invaluable tool for programmers, but it’s a challenge that has yet to be fully conquered by researchers.

Why Computer Vision Is Rocking The Business World

Posted in Business, Software on 9th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Neural nets have surpassed even human abilities in many areas

The BIG Plan To Create A Floating City For 10,000 People

Posted in Business, Featured, Science on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The first self-sustained floating community Oceanix City is designed as a human made ecosystem channeling circular flows of energy, water, food and waste