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Former Facebook and Pinterest exec Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs

Last month, former Facebook and Pinterest executive Tim Kendall told Congress during a House hearing on the dangers of social media that Facebook made its products so addictive because its ad-driven business model relies on people paying attention to its product longer every day. He said much the same in the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” in which Kendall — along with numerous other prominent early employees of big tech companies — warns of the threat that Facebook and others pose ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, Congress, Senate, Social Media, Tech, Earth, Netflix, House, Venture Capital, Doj, Yelp, Moment


‘The Midnight Sky’ Teaser Asks “Is Anyone Out There?” Ahead of This Week’s Full Trailer

George Clooney‘s new Netflix movie The Midnight Sky is dropping its full trailer later this week. But first, here’s an enigmatic little teaser that gives absolutely nothing away, but does put Clooney’s name in big letters. It’s the teasiest of teasers – 43 seconds of footage that essentially winks at the audience and says, “Check back with us later!” In the film, Clooney plays a scientist trying to stop a group of astronauts from returning to Earth because of a global catastrophe. Watch The Mid...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Netflix, Arctic, George-Clooney, Movie Trailers, Jupiter, David Fincher, Iris, Chadwick Boseman, Clooney, Sullivan, Ma Rainey, Mission Control


The forest of unread books: A future library in Norway

She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves and soil lumps, drawing a pattern on the sandy pathway. The whiteness of the cloth contrasted with her black attire and the dark thick forest. As the path went up and down, the crowd following the woman at a distance would lose sight of her, only to see her again in a short while, like a white signpost. Once the procession reached the clearing...
Tags: Books, New York, India, Future, US, History, Nasa, Earth, Library, Pakistan, Sociology, Innovation, Dubai, Literature, Amazon Rainforest, Norway


NASA Confirms Water Molecules On Moon

NASA has confirmed the presence of water on the moon's sunlit surface, a breakthrough that suggests the chemical compound that is vital to life on Earth could be distributed across more parts of the lunar surface than the ice that has previously been found in dark and cold areas. From a report: "We don't know yet if we can use it as a resource," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, but he added that learning more about the water is crucial to U.S. plans to explore the moon. The discovery com...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Boeing, Sofia, Jim Bridenstine, Casey Honniball, Stratospheric Observatory


‘The Spaceman of Bohemia’ Will Unite the Director of ‘Chernobyl’ With Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is heading to space in his next Netflix movie. But despite its somewhat goofy title, The Spaceman of Bohemia will not be a comedy like Hubie Halloween, Murder Mystery, or The Ridiculous 6. Instead, it’s a drama that’s being directed by Johan Renck, the filmmaker behind HBO’s excellent, ultra-serious limited series Chernobyl. Talk about an unexpected combination of elements. Deadline reports that Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Vikings) is set to direct The Spaceman o...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Earth, Netflix, Adaptation, Adam-sandler, Venus, Johan-Renck, Chopra, Bohemia, Sandler, Jaroslav Kalfar, Colby Day


NASA spacecraft will stow asteroid sample to stop it from leaking into space

A week after collecting a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will stow the sample on Tuesday to protect it from leaking into space.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn


How To Find A Job You Love

Key Takeaways Figuring out your career path can take years, but patience is part of the process. Narrow down your job search step by step, starting with an honest self-assessment and industry research. Invest in yourself by building your skills, networking, and learning how to sell your personal brand. Most people spend around a third of their lives working, which is why it’s a worthy endeavor to find an engaging, energizing job.  Maybe you’re just getting started on your career jou...
Tags: Miscellaneous, Marketing, Linkedin, Earth


‘Moon Knight’: Oscar Isaac Will Star in Marvel’s Latest Disney+ Series

Oscar Isaac, one of the very best actors of his generation, is about to step into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He’s currently in talks to star in Moon Knight, a forthcoming Disney+ series about a psychologically unstable mercenary who may or may not communicate with a lunar god who bestows the powers of super strength. This sounds like one of the darkest MCU characters yet – and weirdly, it will be the second Egyptian-themed Marvel character that Isaac will play if the deal goes through. V...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Disney, Earth, Fox, Marine, Egypt, Oscar Isaac, Marvel Studios, Variety, Llewyn Davis, Isaac, Kevin Feige, Spector, Comic Book/Superhero


NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon — take a look at SOFIA

NASA's flying observatory, nicknamed "SOFIA," just made one of its most consequential discoveries to date. NASA Photo/Jim_Ross/DVIDS & Skitch Data from NASA's flying observatory, nicknamed "SOFIA," was responsible for finding molecular water (H2O) on the moon. Housed inside the former Pan Am and United Airlines Boeing 747 is a far-infrared telescope that can detect star formations, distant galaxies, and the formation of new solar systems. The discovery is among the most consequential t...
Tags: California, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Boeing, Ames Research Center, Artemis, United Airlines, Sofia, Pan Am, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Southern Hemisphere, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Jim Ross


Asteroid Bennu has been hanging out with Earth for over a million years

The near-Earth asteroid Bennu has been in an orbit that brings it near to Earth for 1.75 million years, based on a study of craters on the asteroid's surface.
Tags: Earth, Cnn, Bennu


Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall Adds Donald Sutherland & Eme Ikwuakor

Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall adds Donald Sutherland & Eme Ikwuakor As shooting gets underway on the estimated $120 million sci-fi project, Roland Emmerich is expanding his already star-studded cast of Moonfall with the additions of Donald Sutherland (Ad Astra) and Eme Ikwuakor (Marvel’s Inhumans), according to Deadline. RELATED: Stanley Tucci and John Bradley Join Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.g...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Nasa, Earth, Donald Sutherland, Stuart Ford, North America, Montreal, Halle Berry, Stanley Tucci, Roland Emmerich, Golden Globe, Emmerich, Centrópolis, John Wick, Astra


Nokia and NASA’s 4G lunar network will mess up radio astronomy

As you drive down the road leading to Jodrell Bank Observatory, a sign asks visitors to turn off their mobile phones, stating that the Lovell telescope is so powerful it could detect a phone signal on Mars. Radio telescopes are designed to be incredibly sensitive. To quote the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan, “The total amount of energy from outside the solar system ever received by all the radio telescopes on the planet Earth is less than the energy of a single snowflake striking the ground.” T...
Tags: Startups, Nokia, Nasa, Earth, Carl Sagan, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Syndication


All Jacked Up

Gather ’round the campfire and pull your loved ones in close. It’s time for a ghost story more haunting than the Winchester Mystery House, more frightful than Frankenstein, and more bewitching than the lovely ladies of Salem. I’m talking about the tale of Stingy Jack. Naysayers may call it a myth, but legend has it that Stingy Jack was classic con artist, scraping by on someone else’s dollar while swindling his way into another man’s coin purse. He was already a man on the fringes of society, ma...
Tags: Food, Sweet, Halloween, Cook, Earth, Salem, Baking, Pie, Jack, Dessert, Pumpkin, Vegan, Devil, Coconut Oil, Pastry, Frankenstein


Vint Cerf Is Working on an Internet for Outer Space

"TCP/IP doesn't work at interplanetary distances," 77-year-old Vinton Cerf tells Quanta magazine. "So we designed a set of protocols that do." Specifically, bundle protocols: a disruption/delay-tolerant networking (DTN) protocol with nodes that can also store information: A data packet traveling from Earth to Jupiter might, for example, go through a relay on Mars, Cerf explained. However, when the packet arrives at the relay, some 40 million miles into the 400-million-mile journey, Mars may not...
Tags: California, Germany, Tech, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Iss, Jpl, Quanta, TCP, Cerf, Vint Cerf, Australia Spain, Vinton Cerf, Mars Cerf


Superwhite Paint Will Reduce Need for Air Conditioning and Actually Cool the Earth

Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their ambient surroundings – almost like a refrigerator does, but without consuming... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Earth, Innovation, Purdue University


NASA's Probe Sampled Too Much From Asteroid Bennu and Now It's Leaking

Iwastheone shares some space news from OPB: A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect a sample of rock and dust from an asteroid has nabbed so much that it's created an unexpected problem. Rocks are jammed in the device in a way that's keeping a Mylar flap open, creating a gap that's letting some of the collected pebbles and dust drift out into space. "We had a successful sample collection attempt — almost too successful. Material is escaping," says Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona, th...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, University Of Arizona, ANN, Empire State Building, CU Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, Bennu, Dante Lauretta, Jay McMahon, University of Colorado Boulder s OSIRIS, Daniel Scheeres, Scheeres


This American astronaut voted from space. Here's how she did it

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casting her vote from some 200 miles above Earth should be all the motivation you need to make a plan to vote this year.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Kate Rubins


AMSAT 2020 Symposium now online

The 38th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting was held online on October 17, 2020. I’m kinda bummed about this because I just joined AMSAT, but somehow, I managed to miss this event. Fortunately, the symposium was recorded and is now online, and I’ve been enjoying watching the video (see below).  The video includes updates on AMSAT projects and presentations on amateur satellite technology. For details on presenter names and presentation titles, visit the AMSAT website. ...
Tags: Videos, Earth, Radio, Satellites, AMSAT, LunART Luna Amateur Radio Transponder, Open Source Electric Propulsion for Nanosats, ARISS Amateur Radio, AMSAT Education, Eric Skoog


This American astronaut just voted from space. Here's how she did it

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins casting her vote from some 200 miles above Earth should be all the motivation you need to make a plan to vote this year.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Kate Rubins


The first satellite with AI onboard is now in orbit, and its tech could completely change how we respond to wildfires

Researchers inspect the computing and camera assembly of the FSSCat/Phi-sat-1 satellite. Tim Herman/Intel Corporation This week the European Space Agency (ESA) and Intel announced they had successfully put the first satellite with on-board AI-processing into space, PhiSat-1. The PhiSat-1 uses Intel's Movidius Myriad 2 chip, which was not originally designed for space travel. PhiSat-1's on-board AI is able to select and automatically delete photos of Earth if they are too obscured by cloud....
Tags: South Korea, Trends, Intel, Earth, Esa, Cern, Switzerland, Satellite, European Space Agency, Ai, Mars, Magic Leap, Business Insider, French Guiana, European Space Agency ESA, Furano


NASA just picked a winner in its space-toilet competition. The $20,000 prize awards the best 'lunar loo' for moon-bound astronauts.

Left: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide performs maintenance on the toilet in the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. Right: A space shuttle toilet simulator. NASA/Dave Mosher Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.  The agency's "Lunar Loo" contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface. The space agency announced the contest winner this week, ...
Tags: Space, Science, Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronaut, Toilet, Contest, US Air Force, Atlanta Georgia, Morse, Pats, Davidson


Physicists made a superconductor that works at room temperature. It could one day give rise to high-speed floating trains.

When squeezed between two diamonds, a material made of carbon, sulfur, and hydrogen can become a superconductor. J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester Superconductors are materials that effortlessly conduct electricity. Until now, they've only worked at temperatures of minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  But researchers recently found a superconductor that works at ambient temperatures when under immense pressure. They're now trying to make it work without that pressure. Widespread supercondu...
Tags: US, Trends, Earth, Chicago, Ibm, Electric, Business Insider, University Of Illinois, University of Rochester, Dias, Hemley, Susie Neilson, Russell Hemley, The New York Times Read, Ranga Dias, J Adam Fenster University of Rochester


Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Critical For GPS, Seen In Distant Stars

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered that "gravitational redshift" exists in two stars orbiting each other in our galaxy about 29,000 light years (200,000 trillion miles) away from Earth. Gravitational redshifts, where light is shifted to redder colors because of gravity, "have tangible impacts on modern life, as scientists and engineers must take them into account to enable accurate positions for GPS," reports Phys.Org. From the report: The intriguing system known...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Einstein, Chandra, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Earth Gravitational


NASA is rushing to hold onto its first sample of asteroid dust before too much leaks into space: 'Time is of the essence'

A rotating mosaic of asteroid Bennu, composed of images captured by NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft over a four-hour period on December 2, 2018. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft briefly landed on an asteroid called Bennu on Tuesday to collect samples of its rock. But now a valve on the probe's sample-collecting arm won't close, and the bits of asteroid it grabbed are floating away. The team is frantically trying to store the asteroid dust in a safer place be...
Tags: Science, News, Time, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rex, Asteroid, Spacecraft, Lauretta, Bennu, Mount Doom, Science Mission Directorate, Dante Lauretta, Osiris-Rex, Thomas Zurbuchen


Some of NASA's asteroid sample is leaking into space

The historic collection of a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Tuesday was almost too successful.
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Stories, Bennu


NASA successfully collected a sample from asteroid Bennu, but some of it is leaking into space

The historic collection of a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Tuesday was almost too successful. While the spacecraft collected a subsantial sample, some of it is leaking into space.
Tags: Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Bennu


NASA collected a sample from asteroid Bennu, but some of it is leaking into space

The historic collection of a sample from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Tuesday was almost too successful.
Tags: News, Nasa, Earth, Stories, Bennu


Asteroid samples escaping from over-filled NASA craft

By Marcia Dunn | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space, scientists said Friday. Scientists announced the news three days after the spacecraft named Osiris-Rex briefly touched asteroid Bennu 200 million miles away. The mission’s lead scientist, Dante Lauretta, said Tuesday’s operation collected far more material than expected for return to Eart...
Tags: Japan, News, Time, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Associated Press, Fla, Lauretta, MARCIA DUNN, Bennu, National News, Dante Lauretta, Osiris Rex, Thomas Zurbuchen


‘Skylin3s’ Trailer: The Wild Sci-Fi Trilogy Comes to an End

Who knew, when the science fiction disaster film Skyline was released in 2010, that it would spawn a series that spanned a decade, to end with the appropriately and hilariously titled third film Skylin3s? Probably not many people, because most people probably don’t remember that the Skyline series exists. But here’s the new trailer for the latest (and final) film. Watch the Skylin3s trailer below. Skylin3s Trailer Vertical Entertainment has released an official trailer for sci-fi action...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Sequels, Movie Trailers, Skyline, Cobalt, Alexander Siddig, Frank Grillo, Rhona Mitra, Liam O Donnell, Hydraulx, Joshua Cordes, Skylin3s, Beyond Skyline O Donnell, Lindsey Morgan Jonathan Howard Alexander Siddig


Headsup: Lorne Greene, a Young Queen, and Halloween

“One of the longest running and most popular classic Western series, Bonanza follows wise patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene, ‘Earthquake’) and his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts, ‘Trapper John, M.D.’), Hoss (Dan Blocker, ‘Cimarron City’) and Little Joe (Michael Landon, ‘Little House on the Prairie’). The Cartwright family runs and defends the Ponderosa, their thousand-square mile ranch above the shores of Lake Tahoe, while helping the surrounding community.” – from CBS Bonanza: The Eleve...
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