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2 Red Objects Found In the Asteroid Belt. They Shouldn't Be There.

Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot quotes the New York Times: Two red things are hiding in a part of the solar system where they shouldn't be. The space rocks may have come from beyond Neptune, and potentially offer hints at the chaos of the early solar system. Scientists led by Sunao Hasegawa from JAXA, the Japanese space agency, reported in The Astrophysical Journal Letters on July 26, 2021 that two objects, called 203 Pompeja and 269 Justitia, spotted in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter ...
Tags: Colorado, Tech, Nasa, New York Times, Mars, Lucy, Neptune, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Northern Arizona University, JAXA, Southwest Research Institute, Levison, Sunao Hasegawa, Hal Levison, Josh Emery


Cozy Futurism – False Choices Without Substance

There is a new meme called “Cozy Futurism” which is pretending that there a choice between colonizing Mars and fixing Earth-based poverty, inequality and homelessness. I think they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Technology, Climate Change, Environment, Future, World, Innovation, Mars, Colonization


How technology is changing advertising

A shopping mall in San Mateo, California, the United States, May 19, 2021. Wu Xiaoling/Xinhua/Getty Images Technology has upended the advertising business. Changes in ad tracking and evolving consumer habits are ending longstanding ways of ad targeting. Here's a breakdown of Insider's coverage of how these changes are impacting ad buyers and sellers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The advertising industry is going through big changes as technology changes upend ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Home Depot, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Nike, Unilever, United States, Mars, Instacart, Publicis


The Geek in Review Ep. 126 – Leigh Vickery on Creating Top-Shelf Customer Experience in Legal

In an industry focused on revenue and profit, where does something like customer experience stand in the priorities of legal providers? Leigh Vickery, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Level Legal, as well as CEO and founder of Queso Mama, says that we need to look at the corporate and legal industry world differently. Instead of putting shareholders and partners first, they need to fall much further down the list. If you take care of your employees and your customers first, there will st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Utah, Podcast, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, Uncategorized, David Letterman, Customer Service, Chicago, Creativity


Quake-Measuring Device on Mars Gets Detailed Look at Red Planet's Interior

"A quake-measuring device on Mars is providing the first detailed look at the red planet's interior, revealing a surprisingly thin crust and a hot molten core beneath the frigid surface," reports the Associated Press: In a series of articles published this week, scientists reported that the Martian crust is within the thickness range of Earth's. The Martian mantle between the crust and core is roughly half as thick as Earth's. And the Martian core is on the high side of what scientists anticipa...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Associated Press, Mars, Red Planet


Virtual Comic-Con Includes Trailers For 'Blade Runner' Series, 'Dune' Movie - and NASA Panels

Comic-Con went virtual again in 2020. (San Diego businesses will miss the chance to profit from the 100,000 visitors the convention usually attracted.) And NPR reports the convention has gotten smaller in other ways: Both Marvel Studios and DC are staying away; as it did last year, DC is again directing its resources towards its own event, DC FanDome, set for mid-October. But fans of shows like Doctor Who, Dexter and Comic-Con stalwart The Walking Dead will have lots to look forward to. Rotten...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Netflix, San Diego, Npr, Mars, Dc, Marvel Studios, Dexter, Alcon Television Group, Moon Mars, Dune J J Abrams


10 things in tech: Larry Page in Fiji - Zuck's metaverse - Web outages

A host of high-profile websites including UPS and Airbnb went dark yesterday. Screenshot Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. A lot of websites went dark yesterday. UPS, FedEx, US Bank, Airbnb, and other major websites saw outages beginning around noon yesterday, but the issue was fixed within an hour. What we know about what happened.2. Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to turn Facebook into "a metaverse company."...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Disney, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, UPS, Larry Page, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, Mars


WeWork founder Adam Neumann once argued to Elon Musk that getting to Mars would be easy but "building community" there was the hard part, new book says

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for WeWork WeWork founder Adam Neumann told SpaceX CEO Elon Musk getting to Mars was easy, a new book says. "The Cult of We" adds that Neumann said building community on the Red Planet was the hard part. Musk "was unimpressed and lectured Neumann," who wanted to collaborate on Mars plans, the book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. WeWork founder Adam Neumann has some unconventional thoughts about space, a new b...
Tags: Apple, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Cook, Softbank, US, Trends, Airbnb, WeWork, Mars, Son, Blackstone, Brian Chesky, Musk


The space race is back on – but who will win?

Alliances are shifting as states led by China and Russia compete with the US and tech entrepreneurs Liu Boming took in the dizzy view. Around him lay the inky vastness of space. Below was the Earth. “Wow,” he said, laughing. “It’s too beautiful out here.” Over the next seven hours Liu and his colleague Tang Hongbo carried out China’s second spacewalk, helped along by a giant robotic arm.Mission accomplished, the two taikonauts – China’s astronauts – clambered back into their home for the next ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, China, Russia, US, World news, Earth, Beijing, Richard Branson, Mars, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Liu


SCOTT GALLOWAY: No industry is more ripe for disruption than banking, and this herd of upstart unicorns is ready to trample the establishment

A herd of unicorns is at the stable door, looking to trample Wells Fargo and Chase, writes Scott Galloway. Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway explains how and why fintechs are taking over banking, investing, and crypto. See more stories on Insider's business page. My ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mexico, US, Trends, Paypal, Dave, Chase, American Express, Goldman Sachs, Mars, Department Of Justice, Zillow, Goldman, PPP, Intuit


NASA Astronauts Used CRISPR Gene Editing Technology For the First Time in Space

India's CNN-News18 reports: [P]revious research has found that how cells pick a particular repair strategy can be influenced by the microgravity conditions in space. Scientists are concerned that DNA repairs influenced by microgravity conditions may not be adequate, and can lead to harmful consequences. To study the DNA repair process in space, scientists have developed a new technique that uses CRISPR/Cas9 — a gene-editing technology — to recreate precise damages so that cells can be observed ...
Tags: India, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Mars, First Time, Engadget, Sarah Stahl Rommel


12 pieces of advice from Jeff Bezos, from dealing with failure to shunning the phrase 'work-life balance'

Jeff Bezos. Alex Wong/Getty Images Bezos will step down as Amazon's CEO on July 5 and will be replaced by Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy. Bezos founded Amazon 27 years ago, and the company now has a market cap of over $1.73 trillion. Here's a roundup of Bezos' 12 most notable nuggets of advice from his time as Amazon's CEO. See more stories on Insider's business page. Failure is important. Jeff Bezos. Reuters "As a company grows, everything needs to s...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Advice, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Amazon Web Services, Bill Gurley, Reuters, Don, Bezos


Glauconitic-Like Clay Found On Mars Suggests the Planet Once Had Habitable Conditions

A team of researchers from Spain, France and the U.S. has found evidence of a glauconitic-like clay on Mars that suggests the planet once had habitable conditions. Phys.Org reports: In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the group describes their study of clay minerals extracted from Gale Crater by Curiosity rover back in 2016 and what they found. Back in 2016, NASA's Curiosity rover drilled into the Martian surface inside of Gale Crater. The rover then extracted samples of th...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Mars, Spain France, Gale Crater, Nature Astronomy


SpaceX is losing money on its Starlink terminals, but sees lower costs ahead

It may be a little while longer until Starlink hits profitability. The SpaceX project, which aims to deliver global high-speed broadband via a satellite network, sells its beta kits to customers for around $500 dollars despite it costing much more to produce them, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview Tuesday. The kit includes a user terminal, a kind of dish, that connects the customer to the satellites and enables broadband access. “To be totally frank, we are losing money on that terminal right n...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Barcelona, Mars, Aerospace, Musk, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Starship, StarLink


Elon Musk turns 50 on Monday. Here's how the Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worth $184 billion. He who was born in South Africa, has been married three times, and has six sons. Musk is a controversial leader who has incited lawsuits and SEC investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On June 28, 2021, Elon Musk will hit yet another milestone: turning 50. Over the past five decades, Musk has managed to become the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, founder of The Bor...
Tags: Transportation, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Microsoft, Australia, California, Ebay, White House, Ipo, Time, US, Los Angeles


China Releases Video and Audio Footage From Its Rover on Mars

"China has released landing process footage from its Zhurong rover as well as video and sounds of the vehicle roving on Mars," reports Space News: Footage of the entry, descent and landing shows deployment of a supersonic disk-gap-band parachute, separation of the backshell, followed by powered descent, a hazard-avoidance hover phase, and landing... Video of the descent of the Zhurong rover from its landing platform, including sounds made by the vehicle's egress, was included in the release. ...
Tags: China, Tech, Mars, Engadget, Eastern, Tianwen, Utopia Planitia, Zhurong


China Plans Its First Crewed Mission To Mars In 2033

Hmmmmmm writes: China aims to send its first crewed mission to Mars in 2033, with regular follow-up flights to follow, under a long-term plan to build a permanently inhabited base on the Red Planet and extract its resources. The ambitious plan, which will intensify a race with the United States to plant humans on Mars, was disclosed in detail for the first time after China landed a robotic rover on Mars in mid-May in its inaugural mission to the planet. Crewed launches to Mars are planned for 20...
Tags: China, Russia, Tech, United States, Mars, Wang, Red Planet, Wang Xiaojun, China Space News, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology Read


Max Q — China’s space station gets a staff

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. This week, China started staffing up its own space station, and Rocket Lab got the nod from NASA to develop small satellites for the purposes of exploring Mars. Meanwhile, space startups continue to raise money and it doesn’t look like the pace of that is going to slow much heading into summer. China delivers 3 astronauts to its space station Image Credits: China News Ser...
Tags: TC, Space, China, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, International Space Station, Agriculture, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Wildfire, Mars, Astronaut, Iss


Apple AirTags UX teardown: The trade-off between privacy and user experience

Peter Ramsey Contributor Share on Twitter Peter Ramsey is CEO of Built For Mars, a UX consultancy that helps customers build better product experiences. More posts by this contributor Clubhouse UX teardown: A closer look at homepage curation, follow hooks and other features Spotify Group Session UX teardown: The fails and their fixes Apple’s location devices — called AirTags — have been out for ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Mars, Peter Ramsey, Instead Apple


China launches 3 astronauts to its new space station core module

Three Chinese astronauts have docked at China’s space station core module, named Tianhe, for the first time. The three astronauts flew to space as part of the Shenzhou 12 mission, China’s first crewed mission since 2012. They will call the core module of the Tiangong space station home until September, making it the longest crewed space mission in China’s history. The three men, Commander Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, arrived to their final destination just over seven hours after tak...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Congress, China, Tech, Bbc, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Nie, Shenzhou, Zhurong, Ji Qiming, Shenzhou Program, Tiangong Space Station


Rocket Lab to design two orbital spacecraft for NASA to study Mars

Rocket Lab is developing two spacecraft based on its Photon platform to orbit Mars, studying the planet’s magnetosphere in order to gain a better understanding of the ways in which Mars’ climate has changed over time. The science mission was awarded through NASA’s Small Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) program, and will fly to Mars in 2024, aboard a yet-to-be-identified commercial lunch vehicle contracted by NASA as a rideshare rocket. This is a noteworthy development for ...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Curie, Rocket Lab, Photon, Rocket Lab s Photon


Elon Musk says he's selling his last remaining house, a 'special place' in California that he wants a large family to buy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he's selling his final house. Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted that he planned to sell his last remaining house, located in California's Bay Area. Musk said that he has already sold all his other houses to fund a Mars colony. Musk called the property a "special place" and said he wanted to sell it to a large family. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said Monday that he planned to sell his "last remaining house."...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bay Area, Mars Colony, Mars Colonization, Mathias Döpfner


10 things in tech: Bezos' mystery passenger, Instacart ad business, bitcoin conference

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft has bid $28 million for the privilege. The winner's name will be released in the coming weeks, and they will sit aboard the craft with founder Jeff Bezos and his brother. More on the auc...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Congress, Americas, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Miami, Travis Kalanick, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Instacart, Trump, Elon


China's 'Zhurong' Rover Takes a Selfie on Mars

The BBC reports: China's Zhurong rover has sent back a batch of new images from Mars — including a "selfie". The robot, which landed in May, positioned a wireless camera on the ground and then rolled back a short distance to take the snap. To Zhurong's right is the rocket-powered platform that brought the six-wheeled vehicle to a soft touchdown. Both display prominent Chinese flags... It weighs some 240kg. A tall mast carries cameras to take pictures and aid navigation; five additional instrum...
Tags: China, Tech, Bbc, Mars, CNSA, Zhurong, Perseverance Slashdot, InfiniteZero


Elon Musk said he'd sell all his houses to fund colonizing Mars - but he's kept one in California that he rents out for 'events'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk said he owns a house in California's Bay Area that he rents out for events. Musk said on Twitter that he rents his primary residence in Boca Chica, Texas, from SpaceX. Musk had previously said he would sell all his houses and most material possessions to fund a Mars colony. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tech billionaire Elon Musk said he would sell all his houses to fund a colony on Mars - but has now revealed that he...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Space Travel, Mars, Axel Springer, Musk, Bay Area, Mars Colony


10 things in tech: Bezos tax credits, Facebook smartwatch, Mars helicopter landing

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Jeff Bezos reportedly claimed a tax credit intended for families earning less than $100,000 - but he was worth $18 billion. In 2011, Bezos received a $4,000 tax credit for his children, according to tax documents obtained by ProPublica. We explain how he was able to do that.2. Facebook's first-ever smartwatch is slated to roll out next s...
Tags: Facebook, Senate, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Pegasus, Miami, Silicon Valley, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Newsletters, Tech Insider, Frank Slootman


10 things in tech: Apple WWDC, Trump's suspension, SpaceX tardigrades

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin/WireImage/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Apple's annual WWDC is expected to reveal new features for iOS 15, MacOS 12, and WatchOS. The developer conference will be a virtual event for the second year running. Here's how to watch the event from 1 p.m. ET on June 7.2. Apple employees wrote a letter protesting Tim Cook's return-to-office order. Cook has a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Cook, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Tim Cook, Mars, Donald Trump, Robinhood, Oracle, Newsletters


Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to-play waters

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Twitter wants your money;Oracle's feared cloud boss;What it's really like working with angel investor Jason Calacanis. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to The Toasters' "Weekend in LA" This week: Twitter dips its toes in the pay-to...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hollywood, Enterprise, Media, Supreme Court, Australia, La, Finance, Disney, Newsletter, Trends, Nasa, Netflix


NASA Plans Blockbuster Return To Venus

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Venus can no longer wait. NASA will send two new robotic missions to Earth's hothouse twin, the agency's new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced this afternoon at his "State of NASA" speech here at the agency's headquarters. The missions, together costing up to $1 billion, mark NASA's first visit to the planet since the early 1990s, whereas nearby Mars has seen a host of robotic visitors. They're expected to launch by the decade's end. The sc...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Venus, Bill Nelson, Science magazine


Apple Design Award Finalists Revealed Ahead of WWDC 2021

WWDC 2021 kicks off in six days, and ahead of time, Apple has announced the 36 finalists for this year's Apple Design Awards. The awards honor excellence in innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design. The complete list of finalists: Inclusivity - 1Password - A Monster's Expedition - Alba - HoloVista - Me: A Kid's Diary by Tinybop - Voice Dream Reader Delight and Fun - Little Orpheus - Pok Pok Playroom - Poolside FM - RakugakiAR - South of the Circle ...
Tags: Apple, Mars, Apple Design Awards, Tinybop Voice Dream, Wonderbox Social Impact Alba, Universe Apple



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