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NASA reveals DIY projects it will launch on Orion mission

CubeSats were developed by citizen inventors for NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge Each were awarded $20,000 for their satellites about the size of a shoebox They’ll deploy with the first integrated launch of the SLS rocket and Orion craft In the next step, they’ll take part in the first-ever deep spaceRead More

The Walking Dead revealed as the biggest TV show

Monitored social media activity three hours before and after the show started Found there was a total of 2.9 billion interactions about television programs The Walking Dead had 2M per episode, followed by Empire with 860,000 The Grammys and the Super Bowl topped the charts for events and sport shows Read More

Uber fires 20 employees in workplace culture investigation

Ride-sharing company announced the news to its 12,000 employees at a company-wide meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday Staff were told Uber had investigated 215 claims of discrimination and harassment as part of its investigation Fifty-seven claims are still be investigated and 31 employees given counselling Seven other employees have beenRead More

India´s most powerful rocket launches satellite into orbit

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III launched from India on June 5 Carried GSAT-19 weighing nearly 7,000lbs, heaviest India has tried to put in orbit The launch is a step in the direction of India’s hopes for a future manned mission  By Reuters India launched a communication satellite using itsRead More

‘Cold new world’ found 100 light years from our sun

Object was first spotted by four citizen scientists in Tasmania, Russia, Serbia, US Observations with NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii have confirmed it Experts say it’s a brown dwarf – a ‘new cold world,’ just 100 light-years from sun  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Earlier this year, NASA launchedRead More

Trump misrepresented MIT climate research, officials say

President Trump announced Thursday the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate agreement He said even if all complied ‘it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100’ Called it a ‘tiny, tiny amount’   He appearedRead More

Trump announces US is pulling out of Paris climate deal

Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement that Barack Obama entered President says he is protecting American jobs and accuses treaty of being designed to redistribute U.S. wealth to other countries ‘I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh not Paris,’ he saidRead More

AI will outperform humans in all tasks in just 45 years

Researchers surveyed 352 machine learning experts to forecast AI progress They say there’s a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in all tasks in 45 years And, they they also found a 50% chance machines will take all jobs in 120 years  AI will outperform humans at translation, truck driving,Read More

America’s missile defense system WORKS

U.S. military shot down mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific in a successful test fire exercise Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor was fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and successfully struck its target today  Exercise comes amid high tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over their continuedRead More

BMW smart scooter always knows where you want to go

‘BMW Motorrad Concept Link’ uses electric battery packs, and even features a reverse gear Has a touchscreen dashboard, and can be paired with a new smart motorcycles jacket that can change settings on the bike with a swipe on its sleeve Can integrate with online calenders to automatically set destinations,Read More