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Watch: Facebook Purge of Dissenting Voices Could Lead To Its Demise

Alex Jones has been banned, the Mind Unleashed disappears, Diamond and Silk got hit… Will Facebook’s continued purge of dissenting voices on the platform lead to its demise? Investigative journalist Ben Swann thinks so: But, maybe the fall of Facebook has been in the cards for a while. Facebook’s own employees now fear that the “golden years are over.” “There are ...

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Twitter’s Censorship Problem Looks Like It’s Here To Stay

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  by Peter Hasson Twitter sparked backlash after suppressing Republican congressmen as part of an algorithm change that cracks down on “bad-faith actors” Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an FEC complaint against Twitter and Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is looking at “any legal remedies” available Other conservatives have faced censorship and suppression as well Twitter has stepped up its speech ...

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Watch: How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Survive the Sun

Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is heading to the Sun this summer. Over the course of seven years of planned mission duration, the spacecraft will make 24 orbits of our star. On each close approach to the Sun it will sample the solar wind, study the Sun’s corona, and provide unprecedentedly close up observations from around our star — and armed with ...

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Here’s what you need if you want to design your own PCBs

Arduino microcontroller

If you are looking to taking your Arduino or other electronic projects beyond prototyping boards, printed circuit boards (PCB) will get you there, but what do you need to design PCB’s and how can you turn your design into a finished board? What are PCBs? Electronic circuit boards and circuits in the engineering industry are generally manufactured on Printed Circuit ...

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WATCH: ‘Transparent Aluminum’ technology from Star Trek is a real thing

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the crew travels back to 20th century Earth and needs to build an aquarium onboard their ship. Scotty delivered the formula for a future technology called transparent aluminum to a manufacturer in trade for the materials they need to finish their mission. 21st-century scientists have now made a high-strength, lightweight, optically-clear material called ...

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Watch: SpaceX launches Telstar satellite on block 5 Falcon 9

Spacex Launch Falcon 9 CRS-15

SpaceX is set to launch the newest version of it’s Falcon 9 rockets early Sunday morning in a mission to put a Telstar communications satellite into orbit. The launch is scheduled within a window between 1:50 a.m. EDT and 5:50 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This will be the second launch of a block 5 ...

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Aerospike Engines – Why Aren’t We Using them Now?

X-33 with Aerospike engine

Over 50 years ago an engine was designed that overcame the inherent design inefficiencies of bell-shaped rocket nozzles, but despite much research in the 60’s, 70’s and 90’s and was to power the replacement for the Space Shuttle. But 50 years on and it still yet to be flight tested. So why aren’t we using Aerospike rocket engines?

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Report: Apple Moves User Data To China, Despite Privacy Concerns

  by Eric Lieberman Apple recently gave control of certain user data to a Chinese state-owned telecommunications operator, after moving the information earlier in the year, according to multiple reports. Based off of a social media post published Tuesday by China Telecom, the company has taken charge of Apple’s iCloud system for Chinese users, TechCrunch reports. Before, users in that country had their ...

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10% of U.S. Broadband Households Watch Esports, and 62% Play Video Games at Least One Hour Per Week

New research released Tuesday on the rise of esports, shows that 10% of U.S. broadband households are watching this new form of content. Parks Associates’ new industry report Digital Natives: The Rise of Esports and the 360 Deep Dive Sports vs. Esports: Audience, Spending, and Consumption define esports as professionally or semi-professionally organized competitive video gaming events, including popular gaming titles such as “League of Legends,” ...

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Google Maps Nearly 6x More Popular Than Other Navigation Apps, Says New Survey

Google Maps is almost 6x more popular among smartphone owners than other navigation apps, according to new survey data from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Nearly 70% of smartphone owners use Google Maps the most, compared to 12% who use the second-most popular app, Waze. Google Maps’ dominance is attributed to its in-depth data curation and attention to ...

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