The Mars 2020 mission’s heat shield was undergoing stress testing when it developed a crack that appeared around its entire circumference. The shield is designed to protect the rover as it enters the Martian atmosphere.
Monthly Archives: April 2018
Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin’s next rocket test flight is scheduled for Sunday morning
Blue Origin is aiming to launch its New Shepard rocket for the eighth time on Sunday, founder Jeff Bezos said in a tweet. The launch window will open at 9:30 a.m. EST, Bezos said, adding that “livestream info” will be coming soon.
The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet
Look at this amazing GIF. That snowy-looking scene wasn’t captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. That’s the view from a lander on the surface of a comet.
Fake it till you make it: meet the wolves of Instagram
Their hero is Jordan Belfort, their social media feeds display super-rich lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling? By The original Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was a rogue trader convicted of fraudulently selling worthless penny stocks to naive investors.
Marissa Mayer Is Still Here
Marissa Mayer was celebrated as a savior when she left Google to become chief executive of Yahoo in 2012. A brilliant computer scientist, Ms. Mayer was the 20th employee at Google, and influenced many of the company’s signature features — including Gmail and Google Maps.
In human cells, scientists find DNA that looks like a twisted knot instead of a double helix
For the first time, scientists have detected a DNA structure inside living human cells that looks more like a four-stranded knot than the elegant double helix we know from biology textbooks.
Robots could outnumber HUMANS in just 15 years and will feel ‘genuine emotions’ by 2028
THERE could be more robots than humans on Earth by 2033, according to a leading futurologist. Dr Ian Pearson says the risks of a robot takeover are very real, and that we’re only a few years away from robots having “genuine emotions”.
At Stripe, we’ve always been intentional about how we communicate, share information, and stay connected. Back when Stripe was smaller, it was easy for this to happen automatically. But by the time we hit around 150 people, it became hard to know everyone’s name.
Retail Rivals Amazon and Best Buy Team Up to Sell Smart TVs
Rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Best Buy Co. are joining forces to sell television sets powered by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly revealed the partnership on Tuesday at a Best Buy store in Bellevue, Wash.
The Book No One Read
I remember well the first time my certainty of a bright future evaporated, when my confidence in the panacea of technological progress was shaken.
Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, prompting millions of people to start talking to a computer. Now Amazon.com Inc. is working on another big bet: robots for the home.
Google CEO Pichai Set to Cash In $380 Million Award This Week
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai is about to have a very big week. On Wednesday, an award of 353,939 restricted shares he received before a promotion in 2014 will vest.
Reading Aloud to Young Children Has Benefits for Behavior and Attention
It’s a truism in child development that the very young learn through relationships and back-and-forth interactions, including the interactions that occur when parents read to their children.
New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience
Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible.
The anti-robot uprising is coming
“He’s back-tracked before. My guess is he’ll go back and forth some more,” said William Reinsch of the Center for Security and International Studies, who served in the Clinton administration as undersecretary of commerce for exports.
Facebook. Well contained. Keep the rest of your life to yourself.
Facebook can track almost all your web activity and tie it to your Facebook identity. If that’s too much for you, the Facebook Container extension isolates your identity into a separate container tab, making it harder for Facebook to track you on the web outside of Facebook.
How Domino’s Pizza Drove a 90x Increase in Stock Value by Acting Like a Tech Startup
Startups can learn some of the most valuable lessons on product and marketing from the growth of the world’s biggest pizza chain. The story of Domino’s Pizza is a hero’s journey. It’s a story of reinvention.
Target’s Drive Up service is now available at 270 stores
Last year, Target began piloting a new service called Drive Up that lets customers order what they need from the Target app, pick up their purchases at a Target store and have it delivered right to their car.
Scientists accidentally produce an enzyme that devours plastic
There are research teams around the world dedicated to finding a remedy for the growing plastic pollution crisis, but now it seems that one group of scientists have found a feasible answer — and they stumbled upon it by accident.
Apple has an iPhone design problem it’s getting harder to solve
Apple made waves in 2016 when it decided to get rid of the iPhone’s headphone jack, and again in 2017, when it announced the iPhone X would have a virtual home button.