This morning, Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is set to conduct another test launch of its New Shepard rocket, a reusable vehicle designed to take paying tourists to the edge of space and back. Just like New Shepard test flights of the past, no people will be on board this trip, but the rocket will be carrying a dozen research payloads to space for NASA.
Today’s test will mark the 13th launch of the New Shepard program and the seventh overall flight for this particular rocket. But it’s been a long time since the New Shepard fleet has seen any action, with the last test flight (featuring the same rocket launching today) taking place back in December 2019. In April, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the company had hoped to conduct another New Shepard test launch, despite concerns voiced by employees at the time.
Driver fatigue brought on by the monotonous drone of road roar and wind noise could soon be a thing of the past, as Jaguar Land Rover reveals new noise-cancelling technology.
Similar to how headphones with ANC (active noise cancelling) work, the new system uses sensors on each wheel to monitor vibrations. These are then used to produce a sound wave through the car’s audio system that cancels out the unwanted noise, particularly low-frequency sounds up to 300Hz.
The system debuts on the new Jaguar F-Pace, new Jaguar XE, and Range Rover Velar, but is likely to soon roll-out across the rest of the JLR range.
JLR explains how the system “calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the
There are many places in this world that are hard for researchers to study, mainly because it’s too dangerous for people to get there.
Now University of Washington researchers have created one potential solution: A 98 milligram sensor system — about one tenth the weight of a jellybean, or less than one hundredth of an ounce — that can ride aboard a small drone or an insect, such as a moth, until it gets to its destination. Then, when a researcher sends a Bluetooth command, the sensor is released from its perch and can fall up to 72 feet — from about the sixth floor of a building — and land without breaking. Once on the ground, the sensor can collect data, such as temperature or humidity, for almost three years.
The team presented this research Sept. 24 at MobiCom 2020.
(Reuters) – Tesla’s upcoming quarterly report could put another $3 billion in Chief Executive Elon Musk’s pocket.
The electric car maker on Tuesday saw the six-month average of its stock market value hit $250 billion, a milestone toward triggering the fourth of 12 tranches of options to buy Tesla stock at a discount, granted to the billionaire in his 2018 pay package.
Musk’s compensation is exclusively made up of a series of potential stock options rewards based on market capitalization and operational goals. To secure Musk’s fourth tranche, Tesla still must hit a goal related to revenue or profitability, and that could happen in the company’s third-quarter report, the date of
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International Land Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: ILAL) announced today the engagement of p2klabs, a CleanSpark, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSK) company for marketing, branding, and design services.
p2klabs (p2k) is a marketing, design, and innovation consulting firm that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses. p2k is owned by CleanSpark, which ILAL has a partnership with to create sustainable power solutions through microgrid development for its properties.
International Land Alliance has previously announced multiple new developments near the California border, specifically Baja California, Mexico, which is known for its beautiful beaches, outstanding golf resorts, and abundant wineries. The properties are being visited and purchased mostly by Mexican-Americans and retirees from the Southwest United States. These unique residential resort communities: Costa Bajamar, Plaza Bajamar, Valle Divino and the Oasis Park
The spacecraft will carry out the collection attempt autonomously due to communication delays. If successful, the collection could be the largest sample recovery in decades, according to NASA.
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has been tasked with traveling billions of kilometers to an asteroid, collect a sample of its surface, and return the material back to Earth.
Last week, NASA announced the “countdown” to the craft’s upcoming asteroid “Touch-And-Go” (TAG). OSIRIS-REx is scheduled to attempt its first TAG on Oct. 20. If successful, the attempt could yield the largest space material since the Apollo era, according to NASA.
In September 2016, the OSIRIS-REx Mission launched aboard an Atlas V 411 rocket en route to its asteroid target, Bennu. After more than two Earth years in transit, OSIRIS-Rex arrived at Bennu in December of
Big congratulations are in order for Magawa, an African giant pouched rat just awarded a gold medal for “life-saving bravery” for his work detecting dangerous land mines.
Born in Tanzania in 2014, Magawa has since age 2 enjoyed a highly successful career detecting land mines in Cambodia. So far, he’s found 39 land mines and 28 items of unexploded ordnance, according to Apopo, a global nonprofit started in Belgium that trains rats for humanitarian work such as sniffing out land mines and tuberculosis.
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Magawa’s impressive record makes him Apopo’s most successful working rat, or “HeroRat,” to date. It also makes him the first rat in UK animal charity PDSA’s 77-year history of honoring critters to win a coveted PDSA Gold Medal. Other animals to get the
The range of remote jobs is broadening thanks to the massive shift in working from home during the pandemic.
Major global tech companies including Dell Technologies, SAP, Salesforce, and Twitter are increasingly hiring remote employees.
To find these remote roles, experts recommend doing a quick keyword search — remote, virtual, work from home, etc. — to learn more about companies that value remote-work culture.
Be upfront on your resume and in your video interview that you are actively seeking remote roles.
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Not long ago, getting a job at a big tech company meant you had to live in one of the tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, or Boston. Even if you planned to work from home most or all of the time, you would likely need to be located near to the company’s offices, or at least in the
Dubai, UAE: The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has successfully commenced talks for a collaboration with The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA). This will include utilising AASTS’ capabilities and the expertise of its staff to develop the UAE’s maritime sector. The move supports AASTS’ vision to strengthen the Arab maritime sector by training national cadres and providing research and development services. It also supports AASTS’ strategy to strengthen the UAE’s position as a leading maritime hub globally.
The meeting was attended by H.E.Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director of Maritime Transport at FTA. Dr. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean of Maritime Transport and Technology College, AASTS; Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, IMO Goodwill Ambassador and Corporate Communications Director at