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Hyperloop One Unveils 11 Routes in USA

Hyperloop One test track

Executives from Hyperloop One joined leading policymakers and transportation experts here today to reveal details of select Hyperloop routes in the United States and to initiate a nationwide conversation about the future of American transportation. Of more than 2,600 participants in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, 11 teams presented routes, linking 35 states and covering more than 4,200 miles. They ...

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NASA at Saturn: Cassini’s Grand Finale

NASA grand finale cassini space probe

The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by ...

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Cutting the Cord: Considerations

Cutting the cord

My wife and I have been discussing cutting the cord for years and after another maddening interaction with our satellite television provider and increasing monthly costs – we may be letting them loose next Monday. Read the ‘Cutting the Cord’ Series: Part I: Considerations Part II: Trial Evaluation Part III: One Month Review (coming May 2017) We have been formulating ...

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Another SpaceX History Maker: Successful Launch and Landing of Used Falcon 9 Booster

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

SpaceX made history twice in one launch as it launched and recovered a previously flown and recycled first stage booster. The launch went off without incident or delay at 6:27 pm eastern time on Thursday evening from the Kennedy Space Center. The mission, SES-10, carried a communications satellite from Luxembourg-based communications company SES. The first stage successfully performed a re-entry burn, re-entered ...

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Two ways to watch tonight’s historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch 02-19-2017

SpaceX will, for the first time ever, launch a rocket Thursday night that has a first stage booster that Elon Musk’s commercial space company has successfully launched and landed previously. Static fire test complete. Targeting Thursday, March 30 for Falcon 9 launch of SES-10. pic.twitter.com/0tZ7u6gngI — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 27, 2017 The Falcon 9 launch, SES-10, is scheduled for 6:27 ...

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WATCH LIVE: NASA conducts a spacewalk at the International Space Station

ISS Space Walk

NASA conducts a spacewalk at the International Space Station to prepare for the future arrival of commercial spacecraft. WATCH LIVE: NASA spacewalk at the International Space Station WATCH LIVE: NASA conducts a spacewalk at the International Space Station to prepare for the future arrival of commercial spacecraft. Posted by NBC News on Thursday, March 30, 2017

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NASA to Preview ‘Grand Finale’ of Cassini Saturn Mission

Cassini the Grand Finale

NASA will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini’s final mission segment, known as the Grand Finale, which begins in late April. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Cassini has been orbiting Saturn since June ...

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Watch Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Unveiling

Samsung Galaxy S8 unveiling

Samsung held an event Monday during which it unveiled the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. What’s included: Infinity display that curves around edges Home button changed to a soft button eliminating the lost visual area at the bottom of the phone face Initially launching in five colors ‘Bixby’ – intelligent voice-interactive interface Multi-level touch sensitivity Multi-frame image ...

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NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public

NASA makes searchable video and image library public

NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov. The NASA Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location. NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure ...

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Oops! Driverless Uber involved in serious crash

Uber headless car crash

As if Uber didn’t have enough bad news with scandals and such, photos posted to twitter Friday show a driverless uber on its side after a collision with another car. BREAKING: Self-driving Uber vehicle on it’s side after a collision in Tempe, AZ. Photos by @fresconews user Mark Beach pic.twitter.com/5NCF2KG0rW — Fresco News (@fresconews) March 25, 2017 Uber just started ...

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Watch: How Catching a Real Ball in Virtual Reality Can Change You

Catching a ball in virtual reality

Disney Research is putting some effort into bringing together virtual reality and real reality. We present a system enabling users to accurately catch a real ball while immersed in a virtual reality environment. We examine three visualizations: rendering a matching virtual ball, the predicted trajectory of the ball, and a target catching point lying on the predicted trajectory. In our ...

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Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere?

Does Water Swirl the Other Way in the Southern Hemisphere

The idea that water going down a drain or flushed down a toilet swirls in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres has a long history but few have ever done the experiment. Youtubers Destin from Smarter Every Day and  Veritasium performed identical experiments in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. They found that the direction of water swirl in ...

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