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Drone’s-eye view of SpaceX rocket landing

SpaceX’s first-ever commercial rocket launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was picture-perfect, but the landing was arguably even more photogenic – or should we say “dronogenic”? The company’s Falcon 9 rocket quickly rose into the clouds over Launch Pad 39A, the … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches from historic moon pad

SpaceX sent a rocket rising from NASA’s historic Launch Complex 39A today for the first time since the space shuttle fleet retired, marking a new chapter for a pad that served as the springboard for Apollo moon missions. The Falcon … Continue reading

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SpaceX delays its first liftoff from historic pad

SpaceX postponed the first launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011, due to concerns about a control system on the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage. The Falcon 9 had been due to loft a robotic … Continue reading

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Scientists revive weird cave crystal microbes

BOSTON – It sounds like a sci-fi tale: Scientists manage to revive strains of microbes that have been trapped inside giant cave crystals for tens of thousands of years, and find out that they seem positively alien. But this tale is … Continue reading

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5 tips about cybersecurity (and ‘Mr. Robot’)

BOSTON – It’s always risky for geeks to give advice to geeks, but when security experts who have worked with organizations ranging from Facebook to DARPA to the FBI are the ones giving advice, it’s worth listening. Two such experts are … Continue reading

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UW ‘genius’ gets health apps set for startup

BOSTON – University of Washington computer scientist Shwetak Patel’s work with sensors and smart devices has already spawned a wide range of ventures, but his latest experiments hold the promise of revolutionizing health screening worldwide. Patel and his colleagues are using … Continue reading

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How a robo-trap zeroes in on Zika mosquitoes

BOSTON – Microsoft’s robotic mosquito trap is so smart it can tell one insect species from another – and that’s good news for scientists fighting the Zika virus, dengue fever and other mosquito-borne maladies. It can also tell if you’re buzzing … Continue reading

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