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Jeff Bezos now richest person in the world

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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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I’m not ready for ‘Amazon Key’ – are you?

Amazon Key delivery

Perhaps I’m old-fashioned, but I’m not ready to let strangers open the front door of my house especially when I’m not there and that’s exactly what Amazon Key is hoping to get us to do. Like many Americans, I am an Amazon Prime member. Our family uses the service to watch movies and get super fast delivery for free, if ...

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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]

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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

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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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WATCH: See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps) [video]

See through suppressor in super slow motion

Youtuber Destin of “Smarter Every Day” used his super high-speed cameras to show just what happens inside a firearm suppressor by filming a see-thru suppressor at 110,000 frames per second. Stunning visuals show just how they capture the gasses that make firearm reports so loud and what happens when things don’t work as expected – all in super slo-mo. Want ...

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