Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Work begins on rocket engines for SLS flights a decade from now

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Work begins on rocket engines for SLS flights a decade from now

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RS-25s are alive — This represents quite a long lead-up time for these engines. Eric Berger – Aug 1, 2018 1:41 pm UTC Enlarge / NASA conducts a test of an RS-25 rocket engine on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center.NASAOne of the primary criticisms of NASA’s Space Launch System is that the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | “P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P

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But we’re still doing snack codenames, right? — Some of the people building Android P plug us in on new power and energy tweaks. Ron Amadeo – Aug 1, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Enlarge / This interview is all about battery life. With the last version of the Android P Developer Preview released, we’re quickly…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 3D-printed gun website yanks CAD files after federal judicial order

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | 3D-printed gun website yanks CAD files after federal judicial order

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Trigger warning — Washington AG lauds temporary restraining order as a “victory.” Cyrus Farivar – Aug 1, 2018 8:35 am UTC DEFCAD, the world’s best-known online repository for 3D-printed gun files, went dark on Tuesday evening in the wake of a decision by a federal judge in Seattle, who granted a temporary restraining order hours…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Services drove Apple’s best third quarter ever, but iPhone sales aren’t growing

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Apple Earnings Q3 2018 — CEO Tim Cook addressed concern about trade between the US and China as well. Samuel Axon – Aug 1, 2018 1:10 am UTC Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017.Apple reported very strong earnings…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Man accused of sabotage at Tesla brings his own lawsuit over defamation

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Man accused of sabotage at Tesla brings his own lawsuit over defamation

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Qui sème le vent, récolte le sabot? — Martin Tripp says he reported waste but was punished for it, among other claims. Cyrus Farivar – Jul 31, 2018 10:53 pm UTC Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks on stage during the Westworld Featured Session during SXSW at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2018 in Austin,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo pilot program shows how self-driving cars could boost transit

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Waymo pilot program shows how self-driving cars could boost transit

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Last mile — Self-driving cars could strengthen public transit—or replace it. Timothy B. Lee – Jul 31, 2018 10:00 pm UTC Enlarge / One of the earliest families in Waymo’s public trial in Phoenix poses with a Waymo minivan.Waymo is about to launch a pilot program to explore how self-driving cars can be used in…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Facebook’s latest meddling disclosure: “We expected the organization to evolve”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Facebook’s latest meddling disclosure: “We expected the organization to evolve”

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Resister from another mister? — 32 accounts shut down on Tuesday thanks to connection to 2016 IRA meddling. Sam Machkovech – Jul 31, 2018 8:05 pm UTC Facebook took the unusual step of announcing an ongoing, incomplete investigation into “inauthentic” behavior on Tuesday, complete with implications that Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) may have been…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Australian Chain Reintroduces Free Plastic Bags, Bucking Global Trend

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A Coles supermarket advised its customers of its single-use plastic bag ban in Sydney in July. On Wednesday, after some customers complained, the chain dropped the ban.CreditPeter Parks/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesColes, a major Australian supermarket chain, on Wednesday reversed its decision to ban single-use plastic bags after its customers complained, a move that bucked…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Terraforming Mars Is Impossible — For Now

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Terraforming Mars Is Impossible — For Now

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Terraforming Mars Is Impossible — For Now This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Red Planet (via Aynur-zakirov/Pixabay) It’s long been a feature of speculative fiction, but terraforming Mars — like for real — is probably going to be harder than we’d probably hoped. At least…