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NOAA’s JPSS-1 finally launches

ULA Delta II with JPSS-1 weather sat

NASA launched a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket with NOAA’s JPSS-1 satellite early Saturday morning after three previous launch attempts had been scrubbed. “Launching JPSS-1 underscores NOAA’s commitment to putting the best possible satellites into orbit, giving our forecasters — and the public — greater confidence in weather forecasts up to seven days in advance, including the potential for ...

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Killer robots? Not yet, but imagine trying to get away from these [video]

Atlas doing backflip

Futurists and technology leaders have warned that robots with artificial intelligence will take over most human jobs in coming years. Others have warned that once the robots no longer have a need for humans, they may see them as little more than pets or pests, neither sounding particularly pleasant. Boston Dynamics is at the forefront of building intelligent robots with ...

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MacBook Pro and Lenovo Get Highest Ratings for Laptops

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It’s not too soon to be thinking about holiday purchases, and if you want to buy the best laptop that is out there, go for the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. That is the advice from RESCUECOM president David Milman, whose company repairs tens of thousands of computers annually. The Touch Bar, available exclusively on the MacBook Pro, offers a revolutionary way ...

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SpaceX releases promo showing off its McGregor, TX facility – and it rocks!

SpaceX promo McGregor Texas facility

SpaceX released Monday a video showing off its testing facility in McGregor, Texas and without a doubt, Musk’s rocket company knows how to rock. One commenter put it succinctly: If NASA made this video. It would be 45 minutes long, filled with long, montone speeches and long explanations. SpaceX? Nah! ROCK N’ ROLL AND ROCKETS! Footage of the small, large ...

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Watch: Google’s Waymo car service to hit the streets with no one in the driver’s seat

Watch Googles Waymo car service to hit the street with no one in the drivers seat

Google’s self-driving cars have featured a human in the driver’s seat in case something went wrong – but that’s in the past. Waymo, which started as the Google self-driving car project in 2009, is ready for the next phase. Starting now, Waymo’s fully self-driving vehicles — the most advanced self-driving vehicles on the road today — are test-driving on public ...

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Watch: SpaceX Launches Koreasat-5A on Falcon 9 Rocket

Falcon 9 launch Koreasat-5A SpaceX

SpaceX launched Koreasat-5A from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida on Monday, October 30 at 3:34 p.m. EDT, or 19:34 UTC. Koreasat is a communications satellite operated by KT-Sat, South Koreas sole satellite provider. It contains 36 Ku-band transceivers and will provide coverage for southeast Asia and the Middle-East.The satellite was deployed into a geostationary orbit approximately ...

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Jeff Bezos now richest person in the world

amazon logo

Three months ago in July,  Jeff Bezos was for a brief moment the world’s richest person. This time, Amazon’s CEO and founder may hold onto that title for a while longer. On Friday, Amazon stock shot up an extraordinary 13 percent, an incredible amount for such a well-known company, after Amazon easily outpaced its third-quarter earnings expectations. Via Cnn Money: Bezos owned nearly 80 million ...

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Bad Rabbit Ransomware Taking Over Computers Worldwide

Cybersecurity experts issued warnings Wednesday that a new ransomware attack, Bad Rabbit, is infecting computers around the world. Bad Rabbit poses as a phony Adobe Flash Player installer to infect the computer. It then encrypts the contents of the infected computer making the data and programs useless and demands the owner pay a ransom in Bitcoin – an untraceable cyber ...

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NASA Tests RS-25 Rocket Engine – The Engine to Mars

NASA conducted a 500-second test Thursday afternoon of an upgraded Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 rocket engine that will power future spaceflights on the Space Launch System (SLS.) The test was held at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi at the A-1 test stand. What is the RS-25 Rocket Engine RS-25 liquid-fueled rocket engines feature 4 turbopumps that push massive ...

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Billionaire Richard Branson Invests Heavily in the Hyperloop

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. Mr. Branson is the seventh-wealthiest British billionaire by net worth. On Thursday the billionaire placed another bet on the future with an investment in Hyperloop One, which is developing super high-speed transportation systems. Richard Branson’s Virgin Group to take ...

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SpaceX Launches Second Falcon 9 in a Week [Live Stream]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Echostar 105 SES-11

SpaceX launches another Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday evening just 2 days after another successful launch. This launch will launch from the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 49A in Florida to put the Echostar 105/SES-11 satellite into low Earth orbit. Falcon 9’s first stage for the EchoStar 105/SES-11 mission previously supported SpaceX’s 10th resupply mission to the International Space Station (CRS-10) ...

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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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