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Duncan is a science and technology editor for CDN. Any opinions expressed in his articles are his own and not necessarily shared by CDN, its staff, officers, or their pets.

Watch: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 with PAZ satellite

spacex falcon 9 on pad

SpaceX is hoping to launch the next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday morning carrying Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite into low-Earth orbit. The private space company is targeting 9:17 a.m. EST for the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with satellite deployment to occur 11  minutes after launch. The rocket’s first stage was previously used to lunch FORMOSAT-5 in August ...

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Watch: Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster is in outer space

Star Man Tesla Roadster above Earth

update: SpaceX has shut down the live stream likely due to reception issues as the Tesla continues on its journey away from Earth. The 4.5-hour video captured during the live stream is included below. Elon Musk’s private space transportation company, SpaceX, successfully launched their first Falcon Heavy rocket with a payload entirely made up of Mr.Musk’s midnight-red Tesla Roadster and ...

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Watch: Elon Musk sends his car to Mars … sort of

Falcon Heavy launch of Tesla Roadster to Mars

Video of the launch and current live stream available at the bottom of the post SpaceX has scheduled the first Falcon Heavy launch for Tuesday the goal of which is to put CEO Elon Musk‘s midnight-cherry red Tesla Roadster in an orbit going between Earth and Mars repeatedly. The Falcon Heavy launch would place the Roadster into a heliocentric orbit, meaning that ...

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eSports Athletes Won Over $2.7 Million in 2017

Grossing over $2.7 million in total prizes, the top 10 mobile video game player rankings were dominated by women who accounted for 70% of the list. The top mobile athlete claimed tournament prizes totaling over $420,000 in 2017, placing her in the top 25 highest-earning eSports athletes in the world, according to eSportsEarnings.com. Top Skillz Competitors of 2017 Ranking Username State Prizes Won 1 yutourmaline ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launch of GovSat-1/SES-16 on 1-31-18

SpaceX SES-10 Falcon 9 used booster launch 3-30-17

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday afternoon for a Falcon 9 launch of the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Elon Musk’s successful private space launch company expects to launch during a 2-hour and 31-minute window beginning at 4:25 p.m. EST. The payload will be delivered to a transfer orbit ...

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SpaceX Launched 10 Satellites Monday [Video and Images]

SpaceX launch Iridium-3 10-9-17

SpaceX, a private aerospace manufacturer and transport service, launched another payload into low Earth orbit Monday morning using a Falcon 9 rocket. Ten Iridium Next satellites, numbers 21 thru 30, represent the third such launch for the SpaceX/Iridium partnership as the satellite communication company looks to build its next-generation constellation for voice and data. The Falcon 9 spacecraft lifted off on ...

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Google Announces Awesome, Must See Technology [Video]

Google event oct 4 2017

Google announced a slew of new gadgets and capabilities at its event in San Francisco on Wednesday and while a some are yawn-worthy, many are absolutely amazing (read to the end for “amazing”.) The event began with advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, shared updates on existing products and announced some brand new products. The event was heavily focused ...

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SpaceX to Launch and Land Two Falcon 9 Rockets Next Week

Falcon 9 FORMOSAT-5 8-24-17

Update: The Falcon 9/SES-11/Echostar 105 launch set for Saturday has been delayed until Oct 11. SpaceX will no longer have two launches in a 48-hour window. The Iridium mission set for Monday is still a go. SpaceX is set to launch and land two Falcon 9 rockets next week after pushing a planned Saturday launch to Wednesday. The launches will ...

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Watch: What Happens When You Use Sound to Deflect a Laser Beam?

Laser visualization of sound

Steve Mould uses a ballon, bowl, laser, and piece of a mirror to reveal some of the amazing patterns that sound can create. This wasn’t Steve’s first foray into sound visualization. In March, he uses couscous, a metal plate and a violin bow to visualize two-dimensional standing waves with Chladni figures. See more Steve Mould videos HERE.

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How To Learn Faster

How to learn faster

Should you write or type notes? How to alternate sleep and studying? Read out loud or silently? AsapScience answers these questions and many more as they show you several great techniques to learn just about anything faster.

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SpaceX: BFR Will go from any city to any other city on Earth in under an hour

BFR ITS SpaceX mars vehicle

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday that his company’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) is capable of taking people from any city on the planet to any other city on Earth in less than an hour. In this PR video, SpaceX shows travelers going from New York to Shanghai in just 39 minutes (not counting the ferry ride.) SpaceX’s Falcon 9 ...

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FCC Chairman Asks Apple to Turn on FM Radio Chips in iPhones

Apple logo

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai urged Apple on Thursday to activate FM radio receiver chips in iPhones to assist those during and after natural disasters. “It is time for Apple to step up to the plate and put the safety of the American people first,” Pai said. Apple is the last of the major phone manufacturers to leave the ...

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