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Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program


How 'rain drones' in Dubai use electric shocks against clouds to trigger rain to battle extreme temperatures

Cloud seeding can increase low annual rainfall. Getty Images Dubai has launched a project to cope with high temperatures. The project is based on Dubai creating its own rain. To do this, drones that discharge electrical charges are used. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fighting the heat isn't always easy but in places like the United Arab Emirates where temperatures can easily reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit at certain times of the year.In the UAE - specifically in Dubai ...
Tags: UK, Science, International, Trends, Bbc, Emirates, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Uae, Nordic, Vanguard, University of Reading, Tech Insider, NCMS, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Elon Musk's Neuralink wants to embed microchips in people's skulls and get robots to perform brain surgery

Elon Musk. Win McNamee/Getty Images Neuralink is one of Elon Musk's strange and futuristic portfolio of companies. Neuralink developing neural interface technology - a.k.a. putting microchips into people's brains. The technology could help study and treat neurological disorders. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Elon Musk is known for his high-profile companies like Tesla and SpaceX, but the billionaire also has a handful of unusual ventures. One them, he say...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Trends, Neuroscience, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, World Health Organization, Ai, Jackson, Google Ventures, Pong, University Of California, Wall Street Journal


Elon Musk's brain-chip company Neuralink has raised $205 million, and says its tech will help quadriplegic people control phones and laptops with their minds

Neuralink founder Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke Pool / Getty Images Elon Musk's Neuralink announced Thursday it raised $205 million in a series C funding round. Neuralink said the funds will help bring its first brain-chip product to market. The chip will let quadriplegic people control digital devices with their minds, Neuralink said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk's Neuralink, the company developing microchips designed to go in people's brains, has r...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Brain, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Google Ventures, University Of California, Musk, Vy Capital, Altman, Tech Insider, Neuralink


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


Google's color-coded map shows where COVID-19 cases are spiking

People wear protective face masks outside the Google offices in Chelsea as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 31, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images Google Maps has a mapping layer that allows users to see regions color-coded by per-capita number of COVID-19 cases. The feature aims to help users "make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do." The COVID-19 layer is available to iOS an...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, News, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Chelsea, New York Times, Google Maps, Bing, Johns Hopkins, Centers for Disease Control, Tech Insider, COVID-19, Business News Desk


Russia has docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia has finally deli...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Russia has finally docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

A specialist at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center works on preparations of the Nauka module, July 31, 2020. Sergei Karpukhin/TASS/Getty Images Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle could travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

The wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this spring, he wasn't ...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


A YouTuber bet a physicist $10,000 that a wind-powered vehicle can travel twice as fast as the wind itself - and won

An image of the wind-powered Blackbird vehicle. Courtesy of Rick Cavallero A popular YouTuber filmed himself driving a wind-powered vehicle downwind faster than the wind itself. A UCLA professor bet $10,000 that the video was wrong, saying it broke the laws of physics. Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson oversaw the bet. In the end, the professor conceded and paid up. See more stories on Insider's business page. When YouTuber Derek Muller took an experimental land yacht for a spin this s...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Physics, Engineering, Arizona, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Wind Energy, Blackbird, Bill Nye, Ucla, Youtuber, San Jose State University, Müller


Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Cape Canaveral Florida


Nestle is working with a startup that produces lab-grown meat from cell cultures

Nestlé Research scientists in Lausanne are working with Israeli startup Future Meat Technologies, a leading cultured meat startup. Getty Images Nestlé has joined the growing list of firms looking into cultured meat production. The company is exploring new partnerships and emerging projects in non-GMO lab-grown meat. Future Meat Technologies produces non-GMO cultured meat components from animal cells. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nestlé is exploring alternatives offered ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, Science, India, US, International, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Gmo, United States, Retail, Cargill, Mongolia, Nestle


Jeff Bezos is offering to cover billions in costs if NASA remedies its 'mistake' and gives Blue Origin the chance to compete with SpaceX again for a moon-lander contract

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Jeff Bezos sent an open letter to the NASA Administrator offering to cover over $2 billion in costs for the Human Landing System program. Blue Origin's offer would help it compete with SpaceX for a $2.9 billion NASA contract. In the letter, Bezos criticizes NASA's original decision to select SpaceX as the sole winner. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company is offering to cover billions of...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Senate, Trends, Nasa, Getty Images, Billionaires, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Bezos, HLS, Tech Insider, SpaceX Blue Origin


How JFK's nephew became one of Facebook's most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He's also one of 12 people found to be spreading the most misinformation online. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online. He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic. Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer. See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Science, News, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Harvard, John F Kennedy, Silicon Valley, Jfk, Biden, University Of Virginia


This is 996 culture, a grueling 72-hour work week popular in China that's been criticized for ruining work-life balance

Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce giant, is one of many companies criticized for its grueling work culture. Thomas Peter/Reuters The 996 schedule compels employees to work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. The schedule is widespread in China, especially among tech companies in China's Silicon Valley. Chinese workers have blasted the policy on social media for ruining their personal lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. The brutal work schedule known as the "996" ha...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, News, China, Trends, Tech, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Github, Jack Ma, Overtime, Weibo, Tech Companies, Reuters, Ma, South China Morning Post


NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Alien Life, Jupiter, Europa, Rocket Launch, Berger, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft


Jeff Bezos' astronaut wings might only be 'honorary' after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." See more stories on...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert claim he's in the process of 'legally' buying a planet, but experts say it's 'bogus'

Lil Uzi Vert performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia On Thursday, Grimes said Lil Uzi Vert was buying WASP-127b, a planet that was discovered in 2016. Space law experts say it is not possible to own any land in outer space. But, over the past few decades many people have claimed to own land outside of Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Singer Grimes and rapper Lil Uzi Vert were trending on Twitter...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, News, Entertainment, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Travel, United Nations, Grimes, Quebec, Lil Uzi Vert, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam

The transportation of the 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. Imperial College of London Pedestrians in Amsterdam can now cross the world's first 3D printed steel bridge. The architectural work required 4.9 tons of stainless steel and four years of research. Intelligent sensors on the bridge will monitor stress, movement, vibration, and temperature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world's first 3D printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Whil...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, News, International, Trends, Research, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Nordic, Queen Maxima, Red light District, Craig Buchanan, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Business Insider España


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that.

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos' rocket looks exactly like, you know, that

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk both want to colonize space. Here are the 6 biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both have grand plans to colonize space. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand - but very different - plans to colonize space. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. See more stories on Insider's business page. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this time it's not between conflicting nat...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, London, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Iss, London Marathon


Facebook has no idea how far COVID-19 vaccine misinformation has spread.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Facebook data scientists reportedly asked for resources to measure COVID misinformation. But the company did not approve of their request, according to the New York Times. The report shows how Facebook does not know how widespread vaccine misinformation is on its platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook isn't able to exactly measure how much misinformation exists on its platform - or how much of it ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Times, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Ron Klain, Erin Scott, Tech Insider


'Whitey on the Moon' poem garners social media attention on anniversary of moon landing, Bezos's spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket takes off on July 20, 2021 with Jeff Bezos on board. Tony Gutierrez/AP Billionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Gil Scott-Heron, the revolutionary poet and soul artist, released "Whitey on the Moon" in 1970. The poem resurfaced on social media in response to the billionaire space race. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gil Scott-Heron's poem "Whitey on the Moon" has been used in ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Poem, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Billionaire, Blue Origin, Space Race, Moon Landing, Bezos


Jeff Bezos's guests describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows (left to right) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. Overall, though, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos' guest describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows. From left, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. But overall, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Or...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard



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