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NASA's Super-Sized Space Launch System Might Be Doomed

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:00
The space agency's ill-fated SLS was meant to be the biggest rocket in the world. Now the 'rocket to nowhere' may have lost its last reason for being.
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With Tech on the Defensive, SXSW Takes an Introspective Turn

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:00
Elizabeth Warren took a shot at Big Tech. And people who are already concerned with the industry’s size, privacy issues, and ethical conundrums want solutions.
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For Pi Day, Calculate Pi Yourself Using Two Colliding Balls

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 06:00
On this day of numerical glory, get to know pi in an unusual way: using the elastic collision of two different masses and a wall.
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Boeing's Grounded 737s Won't Cause Massive Flight Delays

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:45
The aviation industry is used to disruptions, and knows how to keep customers—especially fancy ones—moving.
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Boeing Plans to Fix the 737 MAX Jet With a Software Update

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 20:26
But a plan that seemed straightforward has been complicated by the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
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When Facebook Goes Down, Don't Blame Hackers

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 19:18
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp spent several hours offline in many parts of the world today. Just don't call it a DDoS attack.
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Colleges Need Influencers, but Do Influencers Need College?

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:18
About a third of Gen Z wants to grow up to be YouTubers. Which doesn't really require a college education.
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Verizon 5G Is Coming for Real, but It Will Cost You

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 17:56
Verizon said it will introduce 5G wireless service in selected areas in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, for an additional $10 a month.
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How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:58
Google has spent more money on lobbying in each of the last two years than any other company. But that's only the tip of the firm's efforts to influence federal policy.
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Spotify's Apple Complaint Cuts to a Core Antitrust Issue

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 14:03
Rather than arguing Apple shouldn't own the App store, as Elizabeth Warren has proposed, Spotify just wants the company to change its conduct there.
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Internal Docs Show How ICE Gets Surveillance Help From Local Cops

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:22
Documents obtained by the ACLU show how ICE uses unofficial channels to access billions of license plate location data points—including some sanctuary cities.
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'Captain Marvel' Shows How Trolls Lost Their Edge

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:22
They've been trying to sabotage the movie's success from the beginning. Their failure proves they're played out.
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China Is Catching Up to the US in AI Research

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:00
Chinese researchers publish more papers about artificial intelligence than their US counterparts. A new study finds the quality of Chinese research is improving too.
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Photos of Ordinary Objects Sliced in Half With a Water Jet

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:00
Inventor Mike Warren uses a 60,000-psi water Jet to reveal the cross-sections of ordinary objects.
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When It Comes to Disease, Why Wait for a Pandemic to Respond?

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:00
Simulated real-world outbreaks are key to understanding how humans respond to outbreaks—and they provide valuable STEM education to boot.
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How to Use Twitter's New In-App Camera Feature

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:00
Starting today, users will be able to take photos straight from the native Twitter app.
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The Departure of HBO's Boss Reveals AT&T's Plan for Empire

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:00
With Time Warner in the fold, AT&T is now a three-headed conglomerate of media and communications.
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The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:00
China’s decision to no longer accept the world’s recycled waste has left countries scrambling to adapt. They have a long way to go.
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Somewear Global Hotspot Review: A Good Hiking Companion

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:00
We review a simple, easy-to-use safety beacon that pairs to your phone via Bluetooth, so you can text or call anywhere on the planet using the Iridium satellite network.
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Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 07:30
"Codec avatars," as Facebook researchers call them, are all but indistinguishable from the humans they represent—and may be a staple of our virtual lives sooner than we think.
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