Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket and Blue Moon lander proposed … as Lego toys

Which will go into commercial service first: Blue Origin's orbital-class New Glenn rocket and Blue Moon lunar lander, or the Lego toy versions? The answer will depend not only on how much progress Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' space venture makes on the real things, but on how many people support the Lego Ideas project as well. The 2,670-piece set would include a 1:110 scale version of the two-stage New Glenn and the human-capable variant of the Blue Moon lander, plus extras including a launch ...
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Officials believe vitamin E oil is playing a pivotal role in the outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses, after 39 deaths

Investigators said vitamin E acetate, an ingredient found in canola, soy, and corn oil, appears to be playing a pivotal role in the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses during a call with reporters on Friday.
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Watch Mercury move across the sun online — or in the sky, if you’re lucky and careful

The planets will be aligned on Monday for a rare astronomical event known as the transit of Mercury, and skywatching fans are sure to see it even if the skies are cloudy, thanks to this little thing called the internet. For folks in Western Washington, watching the action online will be the best bet when the tiny black dot of Mercury's disk crosses the sun. Mercury will make its first contact at 4:35 a.m. PT, when the skies will still be dark in Seattle. It'll be another two and a half h...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Western Washington

When the Andromeda galaxy crashes into the Milky Way, this is what it could look like from Earth

The Milky Way is on track to collide with the Andromeda galaxy in about 4 billion years. NASA images reveal what the night sky might look like.
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 November, 2019

My dog Sophie, watching for Amazon delivery drivers. See story, below. Good morningIt has been a busy week this week, with some of the fruits of my labors appearing in the form of not one or two but three articles appended to this morning’s newsletter.  These are the first three articles in what currently is projected to become a nine part series on dash cams.There has been more interest in this topic than I’d guessed, and perhaps that interest is well placed.  As I mention in the first part o...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Science, Fcc, Microsoft, Hotels, China, Miscellaneous, US, San Francisco, Newsletter, Bbc, David, Beijing, Canada, Current Affairs

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