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SpaceX’s Starhopper takes its first rocket hop, marking another step toward Mars

After weeks of preparation, the prototype test vehicle for SpaceX's monster spaceship, known as Starhopper, fired up its methane-powered Raptor rocket engine for the first time today and lifted ever so slightly off its Texas launch pad. "Starhopper completed tethered hop," SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported in a tweet. "All systems green." The round-topped rocket is meant to serve as a testbed for SpaceX's interplanetary-class Starship, just as earlier testbeds known as the Grasshopper and th...
Tags: Spacex, Texas, Science, Mars, Falcon, Grasshopper, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Brownsville Texas, Boca Chica

SpaceX has completed the first tethered hop for the “Starhopper”

SpaceX has completed the first tethered jump for its Starship prototyped, Elon Musk confirmed in a tweet Wednesday evening. Called the Starhopper because it’s making limited hops to test the landing capabilities of the Starship vehicle, the tethered jump represents the first firing of a rocket engine at the company’s Boca Chica launch site. The hops are similar to the testing that preceded the commercial development and use of SpaceX’s reusable Falcon 9 rockets. Those tests, the Grasshopper a...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Space Tourism, Mars, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Grasshopper, Outer Space, Boca Chica, Starship

Grasshopper’s Dream, A Cafe With Two Giant Grasshoppers At The Train Station In South Korea

lifeoutsideoftexas Here’s a Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe at the Gujeol-ri train station near Jeongseon, South Korea. Housed in a train, the cafe is the shape of a grasshopper. Also, there is another cafe in the shape of female grasshopper. minty_sky minty_sky fakharhyu dong2013 dong2013 dong2013 dong2013... Source
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Design, Architecture, Train, Korea, Station, Cafe, Grasshopper, Grasshoppers, Gujeol, Jeongseon South Korea Housed

‘Let It Die’ Reaches Five Million Downloads Worldwide

Free-to-play hack-and-slash game “Let It Die” has reached five million downloads worldwide on the PlayStation Store. This comes just two years after its release on PlayStation 4 from GungHo Online Entertainment America and Grasshopper Manufacture. In commemoration of this milestone, “Let It Die” is holding a celebratory event “in and out of the game,” according […]
Tags: News, America, Ps4, Grasshopper, GungHo Online Entertainment, Grasshopper Manufacture, Let It Die, Kazuki Morishita

US Trailer for Heddy Honigmann's Service Dog Documentary 'Buddy'

"It was such a revelation that I could surrender myself to him." Grasshopper Film has debuted an official US trailer for a documentary titled Buddy, the latest film made by renowned Dutch-Peruvian filmmaker Heddy Honigmann. The film is a poignant and carefully composed portrait of six service dogs and their owners. "Fascinating, multi-talented, indispensable dogs and their loving masters." Heddy spends time with six disabled (or elderly) individuals, many of them from the Netherlands, and sh...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Netherlands, Documentaries, Grasshopper, To Watch, HEDDY, Grasshopper Film, Heddy Honigmann

The world's watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail

Simple idea, stunning result: the world's watersheds in glorious coloursThe maps are the work of Hungarian cartographer Robert SzucsHis job: to travel and map the world, one good cause at a timeThese maps are both data-rich and absolutely gorgeous. You're looking at watershed maps, showing the flow of tributary streams into main rivers, and of those water courses into the sea (or final destinations inland). The streams are shown in the Strahler Stream Order Classification, which uses width to in...
Tags: Environment, Water, Bbc, Nature, Alaska, Innovation, Map, Rivers, Borneo, Caribbean, Natural Resources, Grasshopper, Eurasia, Louisiana State University, St Eustatius, Szucs

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Tintin inspired 'Starship'

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Tintin's Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the 'Starship Hopper' test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the shimmering, stainless steel construction were 'not a rendering'. The Tintin comparison is not an accident. In ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Hopper, Grasshopper, Vtol, Boca Chica, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Musk SpaceX

New year, new skills: learn how to code with Grasshopper in 2019

It's the first week of January, and the ink is barely dry on those New Year’s resolutions you wrote down. Often, resolutions involve learning a new skill, so while you're in the mood to try something new, what about learning to code?Grasshopper teaches adults to learn to code through fun puzzles and quizzes. It’s just one of the many projects built within Area 120, Google’s workshop for experimental projects. Over 1.6 million people have downloaded Grasshopper, and as we’ve been hearing more fee...
Tags: Google, Grasshopper, Area 120

YD JOB ALERT: Bang & Olufsen is looking for a CMF Designer

Bang & Olufsen was founded by Peter Bang and Sven Olufsen in 1925, starting with manufacturing radios and growing to become one of the world’s best producers of high-end audio equipment with a design style that’s sculptural, and that puts form on a pedestal, without sacrificing function. B&O has a distinctive design appeal that Wired described as “quality media delivery via striking objects”. The company is looking for a seasoned CMF designer to join their team in Copenhagen, Denmark. THE OPPORT...
Tags: Design, Audio, Speakers, China, Singapore, Designer, Job Board, Product Design, Grasshopper, Portable Audio, Copenhagen Denmark, Olufsen, Bang Olufsen, Peter Bang, CMF, Bang And Olufsen

Elon Musk says there's a '70 percent chance' he'll personally travel to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said there's a "70 percent chance" he'll personally travel to Mars.  Musk told Axios that he believes Mars exploration is more than just a fantasy dreamed up by the super-wealthy who may want to use space travel as an "escape hatch."  He also added that the risks of space travel are real, and there is a high-probability of death, even if you land safely. Still, he said he would not hesitate to travel there. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said there's a "70 percent chance" he'll per...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Hbo, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Boeing, Mount Everest, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Grasshopper, Red Planet, Google Pixel

Elon Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch people to Mars within 6 years — here's the full timeline of his plans to colonize the red planet

Elon Musk is hell-bent on colonizing Mars. That's the spirit with which he founded SpaceX, his rocket company, in 2002. Musk was frustrated that NASA wasn't doing more to get people to the red planet — and concerned that a backup plan for humanity wasn't being developed (for when Earth becomes an uninhabitable wasteland). Since then, SpaceX has developed several impressive aerospace systems: Falcon 1, its first orbital rocket; Grasshopper, a small self-landing test rocket; Falcon 9, a reusable ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Port Of Los Angeles, Arizona, Reddit, Mars, Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon Heavy

This speculative SpaceX timeline reveals roughly when, where, and how Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars

Elon Musk lives and breathes to colonize Mars. That's the spirit with which he founded SpaceX, his rocket company, in 2002. Musk was frustrated that NASA wasn't doing more to get people to the red planet — and concerned a backup plan for humanity wasn't being developed (for when Earth becomes an uninhabitable wasteland). Since then, SpaceX has developed several impressive aerospace systems: Falcon 1, SpaceX's first orbital rocket; Grasshopper, a small self-landing test rocket; Falcon 9, a reusa...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Port Of Los Angeles, Arizona, Reddit, Mars, Panama Canal, Gulf of Mexico, Musk, Falcon Heavy

Here are the 5 best VoIP phone services for small businesses

VoIP telephone systems run over the internet rather than traditional phone lines, and are often the most suitable and cost-effective solution for small businesses. Here's our rundown of the five best available VoIP options. The post Here are the 5 best VoIP phone services for small businesses appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Business, Trends, Grasshopper, 8x8, Buying Guides, Ringcentral, Nextiva, Ooma, VoIP Services

FLYING LOCUST. Analog Motorcycle’s ‘Grasshopper’ Royal Enfield Scrambler

Written by Martin Hodgson When you are given the chance to be the first you only have one shot, so you better make it count. With the launch of the all new Royal Enfield twin, the builders chosen to produce a custom for the company had a chance to produce the bike in their chosen style for the very first time. Keen to avoid the well-worn path and not follow trends, Tony Prust of Chicago’s Analog Motorcycles had an idea he knew would be different in the best possible way. Nicknamed ‘Grasshoppe...
Tags: Facebook, Chicago, Motorcycles, Michelin, Scrambler, Grasshopper, Tony, CNC, KTM, Enfield, Magura, Martin Hodgson, Royal Enfield, Motogadget, Analog Motorcycles, Tony Prust

‘FG42’ Profiles Revolutionary, Near-Forgotten Classic in Words and Pictures

“A study of WWII Germany’s innovative FG42, a technological breakthrough…” USA – -( “Germany’s Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 advanced the infantry rifle from the slow, stodgy, 19th Century bolt action to a Science Fiction-era “machine rifle” in one step,” author Jeff John observes. That and the SMG Guns reproduction of “this unique and nearly forgotten WWII classic” are the subjects of his new book, “FG42,” the first volume in his planned “The Art in Arms Book Series.”It's “A study of...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Books, England, Guns, Germany, Britain, John, Whitney, Winchester, Grasshopper, Jeff, John Moses Browning, David Codrea, Luftwaffe, Gun Rights News

Spirit Awards Nominee ‘Distant Constellation’ Bought by Grasshopper (EXCLUSIVE)

Grasshopper Film has bought North American distribution rights to “Distant Constellation,” Shevaun Mizrahi’s documentary on the residents of a Turkish retirement home, Variety has learned. The distributor plans an Oscar-qualifying run, starting with Metrograph in New York City on Nov. 2 before expanding to other markets, followed by a release on VOD and home video in […]
Tags: News, New York City, Awards, Grasshopper, Metrograph, Spirit Awards, Grasshopper Film, Shevaun Mizrahi, Distant Constellation

Japan Space Agency will copy 2012 SpaceX Grasshopper rocket tests in 2019

In 2019, Japan will be copying what SpaceX did in 2012 with the Grasshopper rocket tests. Japan, China, Europe and Russia and other US competitors are all in a panic over the complete domination that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Russia, US, Innovation, Grasshopper, Japan Space Agency, Japan China Europe

MakerBot Design Series: The 3D Printed Skateboard

This story is part four of MakerBot's series of design studies, exploring the relationship between designers and their tools.We started this design series taking a look at iterative design with bikes, and now we're ready to shift gears (hah!) to tackle an increasingly popular and more radical form of transportation: the skateboard. There's a long history of 3D printed skateboards online, from the daredevils at Braille Skateboarding who will skate absolutely anything to the early board designs on...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, 3d Printing, PLA, Grasshopper, Digital Fabrication, Andrew, Lane, Occam, Prototyping

Smoke some shoes? The DEA's list of slang terms for cannabis

The US Drug Enforcement Agency has released its latest edition of "Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel." Predictably, some of the terms are rather questionable. From Reason: A few of the terms, like "terpenes" and "MMJ" (short for medical marijuana), are not actually slang terms. Other names on the list, like "shoe," appear to be completely made up. Worse, "Devil's Lettuce" is italicized in the report, revealing that the relatively old term was only added i...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Marijuana, Flower, Green, Domestic, MMJ, Herb, Cannabis, Bud, Gigi, Language, New York Times, Arizona, Angola

Best Sales Strategies to Implement for Driving Better Business in 2018

As a business you need to make as many sales as possible. With this in mind, here are some sales strategies that will really help you boost your bottom line. Body Meeting sales targets requires meticulous planning and budgeting. This process is known as sales management. It’s what helps extract your employees’ best work, so you can effectively achieve your company’s sales goals. While this may sound like an endless circle, there are some points you’ll want to pay special attention to along the w...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales, Google Voice, Voice, Google Apps, Grasshopper, Gmail Google, Nextiva, Oomal

Dodgers fall short again as Marlins take series with 8-6 win

Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Sou...
Tags: California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Miami, Marlins, Oklahoma, Los-angeles-dodgers, Miami Marlins, Grasshopper, Alexander, Springfield, Dodgers, Los Angeles California

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their cute new app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming. It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on their own. By solving simple challenges and answering quiz questions, you’ll soon get the hang of basic JavaScript. The gamified app, named after programming pioneer Grace Hopper, currently includes thre...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Grasshopper, Grace Hopper

Grasshopper, a learn-to-code app from Google’s Area 120 incubator, goes live

Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, is today releasing its next creation: a learn-to-code mobile app for beginners called Grasshopper. At launch, the app teaches would-be coders how to write JavaScript, via short lessons on their iPhone or Android device. The goal is to get coders proficient in the basics and core concepts, so they can take the next steps in their coding education – whether that’s taking online classes, attending a bootcamp, or playing around in Grasshopper’s own online playg...
Tags: Google, Learn To Code, Programming, Mobile, Apps, Youtube, Tech, Javascript, Coding, Bangladesh, Grasshopper, Grace Hopper, Area 120

Traveling With Kids: 5 Tips for Staying Safe

Last week I got an email from a subscriber to the RTW 30 Family Edition, our free e-course designed to help families plan a longterm adventure. She was encouraging me to remind people to be careful with kids on the Paris subways. There are pick pockets and the potential for a child to get separated from the family on the platform. Both of those are real risks. Her email got me thinking about the risks that we take with our kids, at home, and abroad, and how we minimize those, or rationalize them...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Featured, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Africa, Syria, Thailand, Atlantic, Morocco, Paris, Algeria, Tunisia, Borneo, Dad, Mediterranean

It's Cliffjumper Season - Grasshopper Is The Next Unofficial Autobot Mini Vehicle

Unofficial product of Transformers characters do seem to come in groups, don't they? Currently we are in The Cliffjumper Cycle, as joining a recent batch of Masterpiece-alike Cliffjumper analogues, we now have Grasshopper, from group Mister Moon. Though their product line is called "Mini Master Series", this looks like something in the Legends size range rather than another to fit a Masterpiece shelf. So far we have render images of robot and vehicle (we enhanced the robot image to better see...
Tags: Toys, Grasshopper

Viral Crowdfunding

I recently wrote about the powers of Crowdfunding and how it not only provides money to entrepreneurs and business owners, but it provides customers and a massive marketing push.But, I didn't have time to discuss one of the keys of Crowdfunding success, which is to effectively market your Crowdfunding raise to others.It is important to always remember that the best product or service doesn't always win; usually it's the company who best MARKETS its product or service that wins.Likewise, it's oft...
Tags: Startups, Groupon, Alex, Grasshopper, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Facebook, Blendtec, Dave Lavinsky, Alex Tew

DA Revolver Inspection - The Right Way

Wheelgun 101 Based upon the repeated questions from readers here and elsewhere and my having to repost common knowledge, it is apparent that basic knowledge of DA revolver inspection has largely been lost. I've attempted here to post a tutorial of the basics. Not comprehensive for professionals "in the trade" but a tutorial for the non-professional user, covering the normal aspects of revolver annual inspection as was practiced by police armorers back in the day when your life depended upon y...
Tags: Weapon, Customs, Border Patrol, Pistol and Revolver Forum, Grasshopper, Max, Buddha, Colts, Ruger, ATF, Picatinny Arsenal, DA Revolver Inspection The Right Way, FBI US Customs, FLETC, Pistolsmith Guild

MakerBot Design Series: The Running Shoe

This story is part one of MakerBot's series of design studies, exploring iterative design and the relationship between designers and their tools. So far we've explored form development with the bike saddle and reverse engineering with the drone rebuild—now it's time to push into something a bit more futuristic.Footwear design is Footwear design is a deceptively complex category that has much more in common with automotive design than it does with most fashion disciplines. There's ergonomics,...
Tags: Design, Diy, Adidas, Brooklyn, Grasshopper, Digital Fabrication, Parametric, Prototyping, Makerbot Labs

5 Best VoIP Apps for Apple and Android

Curious about VoIP apps for business or personal use? It’s not surprising – these applications offer quite a few advantages over traditional landline service as well as standard cell service, particularly when it comes to cost savings and the ability to make calls using Wi-Fi when you’ve got no cell service. With a robust VoIP app for your Apple or Android device, you can make phone calls for less, including cheap international calls. Additionally, you may be able to take advantage of other serv...
Tags: Apple, Sales, Tech, Bitcoin, Allstate, Grasshopper, McDonald

Gorgeous street library in Bulgaria offers 1,500 books for free

Nature inspired this stunning street library in Bulgaria, but it was computers that made the design possible. A team of young architects and designers created Rapana, the first street library in the city of Varna, using parametric design tools Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The Rapana street library is built from 240 CNC-milled timber pieces fitted together into a curvaceous pavilion that provides shade, seating, and room for 1,500 books. The team of designers—Yuzdzhan Turgaev, Boyan Simeonov, Ib...
Tags: Design, Library, Architecture, Gallery, Bulgaria, Grasshopper, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Public Space, 3d Modeling, CNC, Varna, Rhinoceros, European Youth Capital, Parametric Design, Louverwall