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NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after suit flap in spring

The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a suit-sizing flap led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station's two women will pair up for a spacewalk later this month. Astronauts Christina Koch and the newly arrived Jessica Meir will venture out Oct. 21 to plug in new, upgraded batteries for the solar power system.
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NASA picks 25 space technologies for testing by Blue Origin and other companies

NASA's Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 promising space technologies for testing aboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rocket ships — including Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and headquartered in Kent, Wash., will be involved in testing 11 of the technologies. The company has been providing flights for suborbital space experiments since 2016 at its West Texas spaceport. The latest projects...
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NASA picks 25 space technologies that Blue Origin and other companies will test

NASA's Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 promising space technologies for testing aboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rocket ships — including Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft. Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and headquartered in Kent, Wash., will be involved in testing 11 of the technologies. The company has been providing flights for suborbital space experiments since 2016 at its West Texas spaceport. The latest projects...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, West Texas, Kent Wash


After spacesuit mix-up, NASA once again will attempt the first all-female spacewalk

With two medium-size spacesuits now available, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to embark on their spacewalk Oct. 21, NASA said.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir


PayPal Drops Support for Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Scheme

A few days after the Wall Street Journal reported that a few corporate supporters of Facebook’s cryptocurrency were considering bowing out of its so-called “crypto mafia”, PayPal became the first to do so Friday, announcing that it will no longer participate in the Libra Association.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Paypal, Wall Street Journal, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Libra Association Read


Nearly 25 Percent of Your Cable Bill Is Bullshit Fees, Survey Finds

A new survey has found that an exorbitant number of cable customers may be paying their TV providers hefty hidden fees amounting to hundreds of dollars annually.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Comcast, Broadcast TV, Hidden Fees


Microplastics cause NO harm to life on earth! So take it easy.

The craze about microplastics has become a crescendo. Once again, there is a need for rational voices, which appear to be the rarest commodity on earth. See my note. I have studied biology and know that there is NO WAY for large string molecules to be transported into cells. Only medium sized molecules, e.g. proteins that […]
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NASA calls for input on Moon spacesuits and plans to source them commercially in future

NASA issues a new formal request for info from industry specifically around spacesuits. The agency is hoping to gather information in order to help it figure out a future path for acquisition of spacesuit production and services from external industry sources. That doesn’t mean it’s outsourcing its spacesuit design and production immediately – NASA will build and certify its own spacesuits for use in the first Artemis missions, including Artemis III which is the one that’ll see the next Ameri...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Space Technology, Outer Space, RFI


Here's More Evidence That Earth Got Hit by Something Huge 12,800 Years Ago

New evidence from South Africa is adding further credence to the idea that a large asteroid or comet struck Earth during the Pleistocene—an event that possibly triggered the extinction of many large animals while also disrupting human populations at a global scale.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, South Africa, Meteorites, Asteroids, Asteroid Impacts, Mass Extinctions, Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis


What We 'Know' About Facebook

On Friday, Gizmodo uncovered shocking new evidence that Facebook is using its platform to suppress stories about CEO Mark Zuckerberg... or maybe his janky, busted-ass website is just bugging out again for no reason. It’s hard to say, really. That’s sort of the problem.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Mysteries, Gizmodo


State Fair Hot Tubs Probably Spread Deadly Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in North Carolina

State fairs are a mixed bag in the best of times. But for a hundred or so people who attended the North Carolina Mountain State Fair this past September, it was a nightmare. State health officials have traced an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease to the fair, with the most likely source of infection being contaminated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, North Carolina, Legionnaires Disease, Outbreaks, North Carolina Mountain State Fair, Hot Tub Legionnaires Machine


Sleeper Hit? Not Quite, as Bose Discontinues Its $250 Sleepbuds

After just over a year on the market, Bose has now discontinued its $250 Sleepbuds, citing issues with the product’s built-in batteries and faulty charging. Read more...
Tags: Science, Headphones, Earbuds, Bose, Sleepbuds, Bose Says Goodnight To The Sleepbuds


'Outrage': New Video Shows Bulldozers Destroying America's Most Iconic Cacti to Build Trump's Border Wall

The Trump administration has run roughshod over environmental laws in a rush to build an unnecessary border wall. And in footage that emerged on Friday, construction efforts are just running roughshod over the environment, period.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Desert, Trump, Border Wall, Trump Administration, Wanton Destruction, Organ Pipe National Monument


Get Inside Your Gadgets With This $7 Screwdriver Set

TEKTON 2830 Everybit (TM) Precision Bit and Driver Kit | $7 | AmazonRead more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 4, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Someone 'Highly Motivated' Tried to a Hack 2020 Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Warns

Someone tried to hack at least one 2020 presidential campaign as well as journalists and government officials, according to a new warning from Microsoft. And that “someone” might be a group of hackers working for the Iranian government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Iran, Hacking, Two Factor Authentication, Phosphorous, 2020 Presidential Election


Um, This Anker Projector Is Ringing Up At Just $37 Right Now on Amazon

Anker Prizm Projector | $37 | Amazon | Promo code SDEXPRM1 + $20 clippable couponRead more...
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Edible sensor helps TB patients take their meds: study

An ingestible sensor that allows doctors to remotely monitor tuberculosis patients' intake of medication has the potential to save millions of lives and revolutionise treatment for the world's most deadly infectious disease, researchers said Friday. A randomised trial of 77 patients in California, published in the journal PLOS medicine, found that 93 percent of patients using the sensor were taking their daily treatment doses, compared with 63 percent who did not. Around 10 million people cont...
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The Third Time Was the Charm for Star Wars Triple Force Friday

Every few years, Star Wars has its own toy holiday. It’s a day for fans to buy merchandise for a movie they haven’t seen yet—and a day collectors prepare for like it was a final exam. I’m talking, of course, about Force Friday, when Disney releases the first wave of merchandise for its next Star Wars movie.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Hasbro, Target, Funko, Black Series, Star Wars Triple Force, Forcefriday


The Sony Xperia 1 Is the Most Underappreciated Phone of 2019

It feels like 2019 has been all about moving towards phones with fancy features like bezel-free screens, foldable displays, or nifty in-display fingerprint readers. But the Xperia 1 has none of these things. With its sizable forehead, extra tall 21:9 display, and a row of buttons and sensors running down its right…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Review, Smartphones, Xperia, Consumer Tech, Sony Xperia, Eye AF, Sony Xperia 1 Review


Bet You Thought You'd Seen the Last of Me

There are some truly extraordinary grifts, and then there’s Theranos, the fraudulent blood-testing startup that promised the moon to some very rich people, potentially endangered some considerably poorer people, and then went up in flames spectacularly as its founder Elizabeth’s Holmes’s web of lies came unraveled.Read more...
Tags: Science, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Elizabeth, Old Friends, Holmes


Algae Demand Our Attention

Algae is hot right now, and not just because global warming is exacerbating massive algae blooms (you'll understand later). If you've been paying attention to recent design trends, you've likely become aware of the growing popularity of algae in design. This year, the Nature Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York and the Cube Design Museum in Kerkade, Holland, as well as Paola Antonelli's Broken Nature exhibition at the Design Triennale Milano, have exhibited a number of projec...
Tags: New York, Science, Design, China, US, Materials, Canada, North Atlantic, Luma, Fashion Design, Cooper Hewitt, Agar, Paola Antonelli, Japan Korea, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Arles France


Yellow cedar trees denied for US threatened species listing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that yellow cedars do not warrant additional protections the area affected by climate change represents less than 6 percent of the tree’s range. A […]
Tags: Science, News, US, Nation, Alaska, Northwest, Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska AP


NASA sets 1st all-female spacewalk after spring suit flap

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first all-female spacewalk is back on, six months after a flap over spacesuits led to an embarrassing cancellation. NASA announced Friday that the International Space Station’s two women will pair up for a spacewalk later this month. Astronauts Christina Koch (Cook) and the newly arrived Jessica Meir will venture […]
Tags: Science, News, Nasa, Nation, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, Jessica Meir, Christina Koch Cook


All About SpaceX's Ambitious New Starship

I’m very excited about the SpaceX Starship, mostly because it represents the first spacecraft being designed for general-use space travel that goes beyond Earth orbit, and, well, that’s exciting. Currently, SpaceX has built a rough steel full-size prototype called Starship Mark 1, which they plan to launch in a…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Earth, Starship, Spacelopnik, SpaceX Starship, Starship Mark


Dakota Access Protestors Could Get 110 Years in Prison

Nearly three years after two women began allegedly plotting to disrupt the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is charging them with several federal crimes that could land them behind bars for 110 years. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Civil Disobedience, Dakota Access Pipeline, Direct Action


Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store [Updated]

Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, disappeared from Apple’s App Store without an explanation from Amazon on Friday. According to an Amazon spokesperson, the issue resulted from a “technical issue,” adding that the app should be restored soon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video


Simulations Show Black Holes Have Surprisingly Intimate Relationship With Host Galaxies

A new study is shedding light on the way galaxies interact with the incredibly massive black holes at their centers.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, Supermassive Black Holes, Host Galaxies, Galaxy Formation


Amazon's Prime Video App Has Gone Missing From the Apple App Store

Prime Video, the Amazon app that hosts all of its streaming content, has disappeared from Apple’s App Store without explanation from Amazon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Read


Peruvian authorities: 12.3 million dried seahorses seized

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities in Peru say they’ve detained a ship carrying 12.3 million dried seahorses with a $6 million export value in an unprecedented operation. Peruvian marines followed the Adonay ship for several days before intercepting it about 200 miles (322 kilometers) off the Pacific coast. On board, authorities found 55 boxes filled […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Peru, Pacific, LIMA Peru



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