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Apple Still Pursuing VR-Based Vehicle Motion Sickness Solution With Contributions From Mark Rober

Back in 2018, it was revealed that noted YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober had been quietly working in Apple's special projects group on several projects related to virtual reality. While Rober has since left his position at Apple, the company has continued to pursue patent applications based on his team's work, and a newly published application today relates to the team's efforts to create VR-based solutions for motion sickness experienced by riders in vehicles. The patent, which...
Tags: Apple, Nasa, Youtuber, Mark Rober, Rober


SpaceX reveals plans for a Texas spaceport resort in new job ad

SpaceX has big plans for its Boca Chica, Texas site – where it’s currently building and testing Starship, the company’s next-generation passenger and cargo spacecraft. A new job posting spotted by CNBC’s Micheal Sheetz seeks a “Resort Development Manager” to be based out of Brownsville, the nearest neighboring town to the small Boca Chica area where SpaceX has built out its existing test and development site. The job posting seeks a manger to “oversee the development of SpaceX’s first reso...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Commercial Spaceflight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Could Spacecraft of the Future Be Powered By 'Lattice Confinement' Nuclear Fusion?

schwit1 writes: Researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have now demonstrated a method of inducing nuclear fusion without building a massive stellarator or tokamak. In fact, all they needed was a bit of metal, some hydrogen, and an electron accelerator. The team believes that their method, called lattice confinement fusion, could be a potential new power source for deep space missions. They have published their results in two papers in Physical Review C... "What we did was not cold fusion,"...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Glenn Research Center, Forsley, Lawrence Forsley


NASA Ditching 'Insensitive' Nicknames for Cosmic Objects

NASA is "reconsidering how we talk about space," reports CNET: NASA gave two examples of cosmic objects it'll no longer use nicknames for. Planetary nebula NGC 2392 has been called the "Eskimo Nebula." "'Eskimo' is widely viewed as a colonial term with a racist history, imposed on the indigenous people of Arctic regions," NASA explained. NASA already added a note to a 2008 image release showing NGC 2392 that explains the decision to retire the nickname. The agency will also use only the offici...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Cnn, Washington Dc, Arctic, Cnet, International Astronomical Union, NGC, Barnard, NASA s Science Mission Directorate, Horsehead Nebula, Thomas Zurbuchen, Eskimo Nebula Eskimo


How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program

One of the best kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early stage founders and inventors — and all you have to do is ask. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, so here’s a guide to getting in the door of the massive Small Business Innovation Research program. First, as a bit of background: SBIR is a large network of programs, spread across a dozen federal agencies and the military, established some 40 years ago ...
Tags: TC, Finance, Government, Funding, Defense, America, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Noaa, Epa, Defense Department, Department Of Energy, Health And Human Services, Jpl, Company


NASA Researchers Demonstrate the Ability To Fuse Atoms Inside Room-Temperature Metals

Researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center have now demonstrated a method of inducing nuclear fusion without building a massive stellarator or tokamak. In fact, all they needed was a bit of metal, some hydrogen, and an electron accelerator. IEEE Spectrum reports: The team believes that their method, called lattice confinement fusion, could be a potential new power source for deep space missions. They have published their results in two papers in Physical Review C. "Lattice confinement" refers t...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Glenn Research Center, Benyo, Theresa Benyo, Oppenheimer Phillips


SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet

SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed cap that will appear on the final version, and without the control fins that will appear lower down on its sides), achieving an initial fligh...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


Big YouTube accounts are being plagued by hackers promoting Bitcoin scams resembling the hack that compromised Twitter (GOOGL)

Hackers appear to have taken over several big YouTube channels in recent weeks, changing the channels' names to topics like "SpaceX" or "Elon Musk" and promoting Bitcoin scams. The hacked channels, some of which have tens or hundreds of thousands of subscribers, post videos urging people to send Bitcoin in order to be paid back double — a common scam tactic. It bears similarities to the tactics used by hackers who compromised hundreds of high-profile Twitter accounts last month. Unlike the Twi...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Kim Kardashian, Youtube, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Bitcoin, Business Insider, Breslau, Rod Breslau, MarcoStyle


Astronauts Made Prank Calls From SpaceX Crew Dragon

PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from CNET: NASA's Doug Hurley and his crewmate Bob Behnken had a satellite phone at their disposal after splashdown on Sunday. At a press conference later that day, Hurley filled us in on what they did with their spare time as they floated around. "Five hours ago we were in a spaceship bobbing around making prank satellite phone calls to whoever we could get ahold of," Hurley said. "Which was kind of fun, by the way." Hurley suggested the satellite phone bill s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Nasa, Cnet, Hurley, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


Virgin Galactic uses space tech to create new supersonic jet

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic announces a partnership with Rolls Royce.The space tourism company will create a new supersonic jet for super-fast travel on Earth. The aircraft will travel at Mach 3 – three times the speed of sound. Virgin Galactic made the hearts of all speed enthusiasts beat faster by announcing a new agreement with Rolls-Royce to create a supersonic passenger jet.The space tourism company founded by billionaire Richard Branson revealed an enticing look at the aircraft's de...
Tags: Travel, Space, Technology, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Virgin, Richard Branson, Invention, Airplane, Supersonic, Faa, Mach, Rolls Royce, Cosmos, George Whitesides


Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend, Microsoft confirmed reports that it’s in talks to acquire TikTok, the popular mobile video app currently owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It sounds like the outcome of those talks may ultimately have less to do with Microsoft and m...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Spacex, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Policy, Netflix, United States, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump


Virgin Orbit to fly 11 satellites for NASA on second orbital launch demo later this year

Virgin Orbit’s first attempt at an orbital launch demo may not have gone entirely to plan (the LauncherOne rocket released as planned but its flight was cut short just after that), but it has booked a payload for its next try – 11 science satellites selected by NASA and primarily designed and built by U.S. universities. Virgin says that it will fly this second launch demo, complete with its cargo, sometime “before the end of the year.” After the first attempt was cut short prior to the planne...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Tech, Nasa, United States, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Aircraft, Virgin, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Outer Space, Virgin Orbit, LauncherOne


Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

Virgin Galactic is making strides towards its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 – faster than the average cruising speed of around Mach 2 that the original Concorde achieved. This concept design comes alongside a new partnership for Virgin Galactic, by way ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Aircraft, Concorde, Virgin, Aviation, Rolls Royce, Aerospace, Mach, xB


The Perseverance rover is our best bet for finding life on Mars

Next spring is going to be a busy time for Mars. In close succession, three spacecraft will arrive at the planet, joining the dozen or so craft already circling Mars. Two of the spacecraft were launched in the past couple of weeks by newcomers to martian exploration: the United Arab Emirates’ Al-Amal (meaning Hope) and China’s Tianwen-1 (which means Question to Heaven). The third vessel will be NASA’s Mars 2020, containing the Perseverance rover, which just took off successfully from Florida. Wh...
Tags: Startups, Space, Florida, Science, China, Tech, Nasa, United Arab Emirates, Mars, Syndication, Al Amal, Tianwen


SpaceX and NASA successfully return Crew Dragon spacecraft to Earth with astronauts on board

SpaceX and NASA have made history once again, successfully completing the crucial final phase of their Demo-2 mission for the Crew Dragon spacecraft, SpaceX’s first spacecraft made for human flight. This marks the end of this last demonstration mission, which flew NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 30, where they remained for two months prior to making the return trip on Sunday. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have performed exactly as int...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico


NASA Astronauts Fire Deorbiting Burn. Watch Splashdown Back to Earth

After travelling all night to return from the International Space Station, two NASA astronauts will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 11:48 PT, reports CNET. "There will be about an hour of excitement prior to that moment as Crew Dragon deorbits and re-enters Earth's atmosphere..." That 11-minute deorbiting burn should begin in five minutes (at 10:56 PT), and you can watch it live on SpaceX's YouTube channel before the splashdown 52 minutes later. CNET notes that "This will be the first crew...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Gulf of Mexico, Cnet, Reuters


Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splash down in the Atlantic Ocean live as astronauts return to Earth

SpaceX and NASA are getting ready to complete their most important joint mission to date – Crew Dragon Demo-2, which is the culmination of the partners’ work on their Commercial Crew program designed to certify a SpaceX spacecraft for regular human spaceflight operations. NASA astronauts are already on board Crew Dragon making their way back to Earth during a multi-hour descent, and later on Sunday will be splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. Behnken and Hurley un...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Gulf of Mexico, Spacecraft, Atlantic Ocean


NASA Astronauts Are Undocking SpaceX's Crew Dragon from ISS, Returning to Earth

"NASA and SpaceX are going ahead with plans to bring NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken home from the International Space Station for a splashdown this weekend, even though Hurricane Isaias is heading for Florida's Atlantic coast," reports GeekWire. "Fortunately, SpaceX's Dragon capsule is heading for waters off Florida's other coast." NASA said weather conditions are all systems go for the targeted site in the Gulf of Mexico, close to Pensacola, as well as for an alternate site off t...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola, Isaias, PANAMA CITY Fla, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Megan McArthur


Astronauts successfully depart the ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon, starting their trip home

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully undocked from the International Space Station, which is the first crucial stage of their return to Earth. Next, they’ll travel on a coast phase that will take them on a descent course back through the atmosphere from space, shedding speed as they prepare to deploy the parachutes of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and drop into the Atlantic Ocean for recovery. The undocking, coast and splashdown phase are all meant to be perfor...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronaut, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Station, Atlantic Ocean, Hurley


Spacecraft Made From Ultra Thin Foam Could Reach Proxima Centauri In 185 Years

An anonymous reader quotes Newsweek: A hypothetical spacecraft made from an extremely thin layer of a synthetic foam could technically make it to our closest neighboring star Proxima Centauri in just 185 years, scientists have said. If Voyager were to make the same journey, it would take around 73,000 years, according to NASA. In a study that is due to be published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, René Heller from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, and colleag...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Proxima Centauri, Heller, Astronomy Astrophysics Ren


William English, Engineer Behind 'The Mother of All Demos', Dies at 91

An anonymous reader quotes The Los Angeles Times: On Dec. 9, 1968, the then-small world of computer engineering was shaken to its core by a presentation of new technologies projected onto a screen in a San Francisco hall. The attendees at the historic event saw demonstrations of video conferencing, the first public use of a computer mouse, hyperlinking in which clicking a word in a document transported the user to an entirely new document — and more. The man who was the star of the hands-on show...
Tags: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Nasa, Xerox, Sri, Sun Microsystems, Menlo Park, Roberta, Doug, Palo Alto Research Center, Menlo Park California, Engelbart, Douglas Engelbart, William K English, Bill Engelbart


Watch live as SpaceX brings NASA astronauts back from the Space Station aboard Crew Dragon

SpaceX and NASA are now in the final stages of preparation for the conclusion of its Demo-2 Crew Dragon mission, which will see astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley depart the International Space Station and return to Earth. Behnken and Hurley launched aboard the Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s first human spacecraft, on May 30 and have been working as part of the Station’s crew since then. The Crew Dragon is set to depart from the ISS at 7:34 PM EDT (4:34 PM PDT) tonight, but NASA is planning a day ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Atlantic Ocean, Hurley, Outer Space, Behnken


WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1

WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years. “SpaceX and NASA are targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 for Crew Dragon and the two astronauts to depart the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth,” tweeted SpaceX late Friday evening. From SpaceX, here is the timeline for...
Tags: Post, Business, Video, Space, Spacex, Florida, Technology, News, US, US news, Ap, Nasa, Earth, United States, Dragon, Space Flight


Amazon’s record profits, Google Pixel 4a, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live we dive into the top tech topics, including Amazon’s record-shattering profits.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Trends, Nasa, Tiktok, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


The dangers SpaceX’s Crew Dragon will face during its return to Earth

The Crew Dragon spacecraft, produced by private company SpaceX, is scheduled to return from the International Space Station (ISS) and splash down in the Atlantic ocean on August 2. Contingent on a favorable weather forecast and a successful final week at the ISS, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will begin the undocking procedure on August 1, and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere the next day – a total of 64 days since liftoff. The historic launch took place on May 30 from NASA’s Kenn...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, World, Atlantic, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, ISS NASA, Douglas Hurley, Syndication, Robert Behnken


NASA's Big Move to Search for Life on Mars – and to Bring Rocks Home

This summer, NASA's Mars Perseverance rover is taking the next giant leap in our search for signs of life beyond Earth.
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Mars


Daily Crunch: Apple beats Q3 expectations

Apple has a strong quarter despite coronavirus, Impossible Foods is coming to Walmart and NASA launches a new Mars rover. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 30, 2020. The big story: Apple beats Q3 expectations Apple’s latest earning report suggests that the company is thriving despite COVID-19, with revenue of $59.69 billion in the third quarter of its fiscal year. That’s significantly higher than the $52.25 billion expected by analysts, and it reflects 11% growth year over year. This isn’t ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hbo, Disney, Tech, Walmart, Paypal, Nasa, Earnings, Cbs, Mars, Cvs, Sequoia, Impossible Foods, Astra


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Atlassian acquires asset management company Mindville

Atlassian today announced that it has acquired Mindville, Jira-centric enterprise asset management firm based in Sweden. Mindville’s over 1,700 customers include the likes of NASA, Spotify and Samsung. Image Credits: Atlassian With this acquisition, Atlassian is getting into a new market, too, by adding asset management tools to its lineup of services. The company’s flagship product is Mindville Insights, which helps IT, HR, sales, legal and facilities to track assets across a company. It’...
Tags: Startups, TC, Spotify, Business, Sweden, Enterprise, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Software, Computing, Atlassian, Exit, Jira, GCP, Jira Atlassian



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