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“Finicky” Raptor Engine Failed to Ignite SpaceX’s Starhopper on August 26 1

“Finicky” Raptor Engine Failed to Ignite SpaceX’s Starhopper on August 26

On July 25, 2019, SpaceX unveiled its new prototype called the Starhopper which the company claims could carry the first humans into Mars. Its much-anticipated demonstration flight was aborted at the last possible second on August 26 in the hopes of trying it again later.  Starhopper is a reusable prototype for SpaceX’s Starship vehicle. It …

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DeepMind is Losing Lots of Money – but should Proponents of AI worry?

DeepMind is one of Alphabet’s AI projects that will ‘solve new problems’ and ‘advance the cause of mankind’, according to their home page. The good news is that the artificial intelligence company made twice as much revenue in 2019 as it did in 2018. The bad news is that its gains mean nothing when compared …

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The largest panoramic photo in the world: 320 gigapixel 3

The largest panoramic photo in the world: 320 gigapixel

360Cities the largest online collection of geo-referenced panoramic photos, scored a record in its portfolio: the largest panoramic photo in the world – a gigantic panorama of London taken from the BT Tower in central British capital. BT (British Telecom) 360Cities selected to create the image to mark the official end of its involvement in the Olympic Games …

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Triton: A Mask that lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks 5

Triton: A Mask that lets you breathe underwater without oxygen tanks

Jeabyun Yeon, South Korea, has designed a device called Triton which, he claims, can extract oxygen from water, so people can breathe comfortably during diving. The designer was inspired by the famous “rebreather” used by James Bond. To use Triton, swimmers would bite down on a plastic mouth piece, which draws oxygen. The two arms (extension side) of …

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World’s Fastest Car: Hennessey Venom GT reached 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph) 6

World’s Fastest Car: Hennessey Venom GT reached 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph)

A new speed record was set by Hennessey Venom GT that managed to reach 435.31 km/h (270.49 mph). The previous record was 434.29 km/h, obtained by a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 4 years ago. The 1,244bhp Venom clocked its record-breaking figure in the hands of test pilot Brian Smith on February 14 on Florida’s Space …

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The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use 7

The bad sleep epidemic semi somnia triggered by stress and computer use

The human body Published on November 27th, 2012 0 The bad sleep epidemic: ‘semi-somnia’ triggered by stress and computer use While it does not have unbearable symptoms of acute insomnia, which can lead to depression, weakened immune system, hypertension or heart disease this condition, recently observed by specialists called “semi-somnia”, is also associated with an …

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Wireless brain-computer interface will allow us to move objects with the power of thought (VIDEO)

Interface developed by the researchers at Brown University, USA, is the first device of its kind – an implantable, rechargeable and able to wirelessly transmit information. After 13 months of successful experiments performed on monkeys and pigs, the device may soon be tested on humans. Constructed of titanium, the new interface does not require attachment …

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