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NASA Tests Emergency Abort System For Its Future Super Heavy Moon Rocket

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Launch Abort System (LAS) sits at the very top of the gigantic rocket, and is tasked with forcefully pulling the crew out of harm's way in the event of a life-threatening mission failure.

Apple May Finally Be Working On A Much Cheaper IPhone For China

Posted in Business, Hardware on 3rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

If any iPhone rumor seems to persist year after year, it’s this one: Apple is working on a China-specific iPhone with sub-flagship features at a lower price point.

RealWear Raises $80 Million For AR Headset For Connected Workers

Posted in Business, Hardware on 2nd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

RealWear has focused on products, like the HMT-1 headset, that are specifically designed to improve job satisfaction, productivity, and safety for the connected enterprise workforce.

AI And Machine Learning Dominate World Economic Forum’s List Of 2019 Technology Pioneers

Posted in Business, Software on 2nd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The World Economic Forum today announced its list of 56 companies selected as Technology Pioneers, and this year’s class demonstrates the growing embrace of artificial intelligence and machine learning across a broad range of sectors.

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Gets Robotic Arm To Search For Life On The Red Planet

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Mars 2020 mission is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020 and land on Mars on February 18, 2021.

Which Will Be First To Space – The SpaceX Starship Or The SLS?

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX is talking with three companies about the first commercial launch of the fully reusable Super Heavy Starship with a 2021 target date.

SpaceX Aims To Provide Commercial Starship Launches By 2021

Posted in Business, Science on 29th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also previously said that the company is looking at 2023 as the earliest target date for providing a Moon circuit space trip to his first paying tourist customer, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa.

Apple Design Chief Jony Ive Is Leaving To Form His Own Company

Posted in Business on 29th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Ive joined Apple in 1992 and led Apple’s design teams since 1996. He became chief design officer in 2015.

Bacteria In The Ocean Can Significantly Alter Your Skin Microbiome After A Short Swim

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

This is a solid reminder that the ocean is not akin to a sterile salt water bath.

SpaceX Just Aced A Critical Air Force Test Of Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

Posted in Business, Science on 26th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX had a lot on its plate with Tuesday morning's Falcon Heavy launch. Once again, the company recovered the two side-mounted Falcon 9 first stage boosters at a landing site along the Florida coast.

Mars Curiosity Detects High Methane Levels Which Could Be Life

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Microbial life is an important source of methane on Earth, but methane can also be created through interactions between rocks and water.

Two Quintillion Tons Of Metal Or Dense Oxides Found On The Moon

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

Computer simulations of large asteroid impacts suggest that, under the right conditions, an iron-nickel core of an asteroid may be dispersed into the upper mantle (the layer between the Moon’s crust and core) during an impact.