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Rocket Lab launched seven small satellites

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2018 08:04 PM
by Alex Muller
The mission, named 'It's Business Time,' marks Rocket Lab’s second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites.
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SpaceX will be going all in to launch unmanned BFR to Mars by 2022

Posted in Hardware on 18th Nov, 2018 07:58 PM
by Alex Muller
All SpaceX rocket development decisions are to accelerate the earliest completion of the SpaceX BFR.
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Anti-aging compounds targeting Alzheimer’s move closer to human trials

Posted in Medicine on 17th Nov, 2018 12:31 PM
by Alex Muller
It's hoped two new compounds on the cusp of human trials could combat Alzheimer's disease by slowing the body's aging processes.
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NASA certifies SpaceX's Falcon 9 for its most expensive missions

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2018 05:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Falcon 9 Block 5, the rocket's newest iteration recently earned LSP's Category 3 certification, which enables the company to launch the agency's highest-priority payloads.
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OpenAI launches reinforcement learning training

Posted in Software on 9th Nov, 2018 03:19 AM
by Alex Muller
OpenAI today announced the launch of Spinning Up, a program designed to teach anyone deep reinforcement learning.
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Plan to find and explore Ocean Worlds and search for life

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2018 03:58 AM
by Alex Muller
The exploration of ocean worlds like Europa and Ceres over the next several decades.
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+18

Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2018 01:18 AM
by Alex Muller
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could help surgeons to remove the cancer safely, a trial suggests.
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Space Force will be more about putting up new space weapons and not space marines

Posted in Business on 6th Nov, 2018 01:11 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. military is creating the Space Force as a sixth branch.
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MDMA therapy achieves astounding 76% success rate for treating PTSD

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Nov, 2018 05:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Phase 2 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy have proven extremely successful; FDA-treatment approval expected by 2021.
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Apple Q4 2018 earnings call: iPhone XS and Apple Watch fueled growth

Posted in Business on 3rd Nov, 2018 05:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Apple’s revenues for the quarter were up sharply, roughly 20 percent over the year-ago quarter.
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China plans moon missions and a space station

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2018 04:14 AM
by Alex Muller
China space program has several moon missions, a three-module space station by 2022, robotic mission to Mars and more.
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SpaceX Borrowing to Global Internet and BFR future

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2018 08:23 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX is raising $500 million in a loan which will help fund the SpaceX BFR and the buildout of the Starlink satellite network.
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VentureBeat: You've closed your financing round. Congratulations. Now what?

Posted in Business on 29th Oct, 2018 08:14 AM
by Alex Muller
Before you settle back into your day-to-day tasks, make time for these four critical post-financing actions:
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SpaceX heading to two to four Falcon Heavy paid launches per year

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2018 02:19 AM
by Alex Muller
Viasat has contracted a SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch a ViaSat-3 Satellite.
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Bright Machines raises $179 million for factory automation with robots

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2018 06:14 PM
by Alex Muller
Bright Machines operates on the belief that low-cost manufacturing in developing nations has reached its limits.
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Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of 'Rift 2' headset

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2018 08:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Iribe is leaving Facebook after the cancellation of the company’s 'Rift 2' PC-powered virtual reality headset.
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+7

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