Monthly Archives: May 2017

NASA plays it safe for SLS rocket’s first flight

NASA has broken the news to the White House and the world that speeding up the first crewed flight of its exploration launch system wouldn’t be worth the added cost and risk. That means the first launch of NASA’s heavy-lift … Continue reading

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200th spacewalk is short but does the job

A small water leak cropped up in one of the hoses designed to keep NASA astronaut Jack Fischer’s spacesuit cool while he waited to begin today’s 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station. That had a domino effect on the … Continue reading

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Elon Musk posts views of his first tunnel tests

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, demonstrated once again that he’s serious about boring tunnels beneath Los Angeles. But not boringly serious. In a series of Twitter and Instagram posts, the billionaire brainiac showed off pictures of The Boring Company’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s cybersecurity plan points to the cloud

President Donald Trump today signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity at federal government agencies – with a shift of computer capabilities to the cloud as a key part of the strategy. “We’ve got to move to the … Continue reading

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Drone sets long-distance delivery record

Team Roadrunner, a Nevada-based drone consortium, says it set a record for long-distance drone delivery last week in Texas. The team’s fixed-wing drone flew more than 97 miles on May 5, during a circuitous trip that headed southward from Austin … Continue reading

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Toys that listen spark privacy concerns

The kids who play with internet-connected toys such as Hello Barbie and CogniToys Dino may not fully realize their voices are being recorded – but when they find out, University of Washington researchers say even the little ones understand the privacy … Continue reading

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Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofs

Tesla has started taking orders for traditional-looking glass roof tiles that soak up solar power to generate electricity. Installations are to start next month, beginning with California and gradually rolling out to other U.S. markets, Tesla said. Overseas markets will be … Continue reading

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