Who needs the gym when you have this sparring robot?
Who needs the gym when you have this sparring robot?
Pictures just won’t do these places justice.From Popular Mechanics
Yep, this really works.
Maybe aliens are just better engineers.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it’s targeting the fourth quarter of 2022 for the first flight of its orbital-class New Glenn rocket — which marks a major schedule shift. The company had previously planned to conduct its first New Glenn launch from Florida by the end of this year, although it was becoming increasingly clear that timeline wouldn’t hold. In a blog posting, Blue Origin said its team “has been in contact with all of our customers to ensure this baseline meets their launch needs.” Blue Origin noted that the updated timeline follows the U.S. Space… Read More
Older doesn’t mean better.
The latest crop of NASA-backed concepts for far-out space exploration includes “borebots” that could drill as far as a mile beneath the Martian surface in search of liquid water, and a nuclear-powered spacecraft that could intercept interstellar objects as they zip through our solar system. Researchers in Washington state are behind both of those ideas. The borebots and the interstellar-object checker are among 16 proposals winning Phase I funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, or NIAC. For more than two decades, NIAC (which started out as the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts) has backed early-stage projects that could… Read More
Twenty years after the first human genome sequence was published, an international research team has kicked the sequencing game to the next level with a set of 64 reference genomes that reflect much higher resolution and more genetic diversity. Since the Human Genome Project completed the first draft of its reference genome, decoding the human genetic code has been transformed from a multibillion-dollar endeavor into a relatively inexpensive commercial service. However, commercial whole-genome sequencing, or WGS, often misses out on crucial variations that can make all the difference when it comes to an individual’s health. “As a metric, 75% of… Read More
Stoke Space Technologies, the Renton, Wash.-based company founded by veterans of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, has attracted $9.1 million in seed investments for extending rocket reusability to new frontiers. The first goal will be to develop a new kind of reusable upper stage, Stoke co-founder and CEO Andy Lapsa said. “That’s the last domino to fall in the industry before reusability is commonplace,” Lapsa told GeekWire. “Even right now, I think space launch is in a production-limited paradigm.” Rocket reusability is the watchword, to be sure — not only at Blue Origin, where Lapsa was an award-winning rocket… Read More
Six-packs. For your six-pack. From Popular Mechanics
The U.S. intelligence report finds Prince Mohammed ordered an operation resulting in the journalist’s death, but the administration has chosen not to punish him personally.
“A happy life is very simple,” the 97-year-old Munger said during the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of the Daily Journal Corporation.
Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Melrose Industries PLC...
From 1999 to 2015, revenue across the entire music industry was in a steady state of decline. Here's why DistroKid could be a massive game-changer for not only Spotify but the music industry at large. In Sept. 2018, Spotify introduced a private feature that would allow artists to bypass the labels and instead upload their music directly to Spotify.
The company has built a pipeline of Korean original content including sci-fi thriller "The Silent Sea", reality series Baik's Spirit and sitcom "So Not Worth It", Netflix said in a blog post. Netflix, which had 3.8 million paid subscribers in the country at the end of 2020, has already invested nearly $700 million, feeding off the global popularity of the pop culture machine of South Korea. It has created more than 70 Korean-made shows, including the hit zombie thriller "Kingdom" and documentary series "Black Pink: Light Up the Sky" about the highest charted female K-Pop act.
When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, you can make far...
In our latest field guide, we reached out to a range of people to get their insights on the impact of Jeff Bezos on tech, e-commerce, and management as he prepares to step down as Amazon’s CEO. Another way to gauge the breadth and depth of his legacy? By asking Amazon.
SoftBank, the new owner of the office-sharing firm, did not disclose terms of the settlement. Media reports earlier this week indicated the deal includes a nearly $500 million cut in Neumann's payout from SoftBank. The legal tussle between SoftBank and Neumann started in 2019, when SoftBank agreed to buy around $3 billion in WeWork stock belonging to Neumann as well as current and former WeWork employees.
On Wednesday, Dunkin' revealed an entry into the world of the culturally relevant brunch staple, avocado toast.
British government bond prices recorded their sharpest fall in years this month, as investors bet on a rebound in growth and potentially inflation, days before finance minister Rishi Sunak sets out hefty new borrowing plans. The month's sharp declines largely reflect a global sell-off led by U.S. Treasuries.
Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant coronavirus cases there. Germany's disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, said it would add Moselle to the list of “variant of concern” areas that already includes countries such as the Czech Republic, Portugal, the United Kingdom and parts of Austria. Travelers from those areas must produce a recent negative coronavirus test before entering Germany.