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Watch SpaceX’s Top Secret Zuma Mission Launch Today

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Usually, when a SpaceX thing unexpectedly goes boom, it grounds the company for months and raises questions about safety and reliability. On Sunday, November 5, SpaceX was preparing for an experimental engine test at its facility in McGregor, Texas when a propellant leak ignited, damaging the test stand. But despite the explosion, Elon Musk’s spaceflight company will push on with its planned launches uninterrupted. The first mission following the failure will fire off ... Read More
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PayStand Secures $6M Series A Funding to Disrupt B2B Financial Services Industry

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Payments-as-a-Service Platform Uses Blockchain to Automate, Secure B2B Systems SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 16, 2017– PayStand, the B2B payment platform for the future of business, today announced a $6M Series A round led by BlueRun Ventures with participation from Cervin Ventures, Serra Ventures, TiE and Capital for Founders. “With technology advanced enough to give us self-driving cars and rockets... Read More
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Can humans cope with long space travel? Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year as a guinea pig

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A year in space isn’t for the faint of heart. Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, author of a new book, “Endurance,” sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss the physical effects of a long space mission and what we’ve learned about how humans can thrive despite the grueling conditions.Detected Closed Captioning: HARI SREENIVASAN: It's A Dream Many Have Had, Traveling Into Space, And Then Even Living There For Some Period Of Time. Just A Small Group Of People On The Planet Have Done It. That Includes American Astronaut Scott Kelly. Naturally, Our Miles O'Brien Had Lots Of Questions About What Happens To The Human Body, And To The Person, Once Back On Earth. It... Read More
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Elon Musk Shouldn’t Build Cities On Mars

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In September 2017, SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk revealed his latest aspirations for colonizing Mars. His plan is to send the first humans to Mars in 2024 to build the foundations for the first Martian city. But is Mars really the best place for humans to settle?Some scientists, like Amanda Hendrix believes we should be looking somewhere else like Titan, a moon slightly bigger than our own that orbits Saturn. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai... Read More
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Elon Musk asks Rolling Stone journalist to help him find love

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Rolling Stone published a many-thousand-word profile of Elon Musk this morning, written by journalist, author, and motivational tweeter Neil Strauss, and it is, in a word, incredible. The profile contains dozens of adverbs and an extensive psychoanalysis of Musk based on his posture, breathing patterns, and a “ring of red” that spontaneously appears around his eyes in the middle of a sentence. It gives Musk a handful of nicknames including “a titan, a visionary, a hum... Read More
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Neil deGrasse Tyson And Kickstarter Cofounder Yancey Strickler Talk Crowdfunding Origins

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Watch more Rising Stars here: http://bit.ly/2yAtWNdNeil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Yancey Strickler, the co-founder of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Watch them talk about everything from the 18th century origins of crowdfunding — Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad — to how the world could kick-start a mission to Mars. "Rising Stars" is a one-on-one interview series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The renowned astrophysicist and host of S... Read More
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New York and Toronto business leaders discuss an ‘east coast alliance’

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Silicon Valley may still be the most well-known tech hub in the United States, but startup leaders New York City and Toronto are betting that by building a super connected “east coast corridor” that they can lure more talent and money from the west coast. Earlier this month, New York accelerator Grand Central Tech announced that it was partnering with MaRS, a Toronto-based innovation hub, to offer support, services and physical workspace to Canadian technology ventures looking to expand to New York City. At an event on Tuesday hosted at Grand Central... Read More
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Andy Weir on his new novel Artemis, building a lunar civilization, and why he avoids politics in his stories

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Andy Weir scored an unexpected best-seller with his debut novel The Martian. Originally self-published online and then brought to print in 2014, it became an Oscar-nominated blockbuster movie, and propelled Weir into the forefront of the science fiction world. Today, he’s releasing his second novel Artemis, a heist thriller set on the Moon. At San Diego Comic-Con, Weir told me that following The Martian was scary, and that he shifted his expectations with writing it. Artemis trades the scenery of Mars and Mark Watney for the Moon and Jazz... Read More
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Life on Mars: Return to Earth

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In the series finale of our 360 video series, "Life on Mars," the six crew members living in isolation for a NASA-funded research study exit their habitat in Hawaii after eight months. Follow their return from Mars-like conditions and how they adjust to everyday life.... Read More
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We Are Still In: Local US Reps Stand for Climate Action in Bonn

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This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Deep schisms in the US over climate change are on show at the UN climate talks in Bonn—where two sharply different visions of America’s role in addressing dangerous global warming have been put forward to the world. Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the ... Read More
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Airbus to build, SpaceX to launch Turkey’s 2 new satellites

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has geared up its satellite programs as it consecutively signed new deals with one European and one U.S. aerospace concern. Turksat, Turkey’s state-run satellite operator, signed on Nov. 9 a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for two new-generation communications satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B. Both satellites are based on the latest electric orbit-raising version of Airbus’ Eurostar E3000 pla... Read More
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How Andy Weir Scienced the Lunar Colony in His New Book *Artemis*

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In Elon Musk’s fever dreams, we’re already looping around the moon in spaceships. And possibly even vacationing in an elaborate lunar colony like the one Andy Weir imagines in his new novel, Artemis. Being Weir—he of the meticulously researched space-survival thriller The Martian—you know he just had to science the shit out of it. On picking a setting that’s more realistic than Mars: “I wanted to choose the most likely location for the first off-Earth settlement. You can have shipping and trade with the moon, as well a... Read More
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Twenty Years after His Death, Carl Sagan Is Still Right

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Twenty years ago I called Carl Sagan to ask him why people believed crazy stuff. Sagan—astronomer, creator of the “golden record” messages to any aliens who might find the Voyager space probes, creator and host of Cosmos, novelist, arguably one of the best-known scientists of the 20th century—would’ve been 83 years old today. Me, I was a fact-checker on the science desk at Newsweek, which meant I mostly did reporting for other people’s stories. In mid-1996 the magazine spun up a cover on th... Read More
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The IndieBeat: Desert Child storms Kickstarter with hoverbikes and ramen

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The last month has bombarded us with huge games like Super Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and Call of Duty: WWII. But away from all the internet buzz, triple-A budgets, and million-dollar TV spots, there are to... Read More
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China to Launch Reusable Spacecraft in 2020

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Detected Closed Captioning: China Says Its Reusable Spacecraft Will Make Its Maiden Voyage In 2020. State Media Reports The China Aerospace Science And Technology Corporation Made The Announcement Late Last Month. In A Statement, The Corporation Went On To Say The Spacecraft Will Be Used To Transport Passengers And Large Amounts Of Cargo Beyond Our Planet's Atmosphere And Into Its Orbit Before Returning To Earth. Chen Hongbo, A Researcher With The Project, Said The Space Vehicle, Which Combines Elements Found In Both A Spacecraft And A Space Shuttle, Is Designed To Be Reused More Than 20 Times. He Also Said The Reusable Design Will Make Launches Cheaper And Space Travel More Widely Available. The Announcement Of The 2020 Laun... Read More
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NASA plans to send humans to the Moon and Mars

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The Trump administration has set out ambitious goals for space exploration. It's directed the U.S. space agency with taking humans back to the Moon and on to Mars.NASA plans a manned mission to the lunar orbit by 2023, with the goal of sending humans to the Red Planet 10 years after that.CGTN's Steve Mort reports.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Six scientists in a pod: 17 days on a simulated space mission

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Six scientists are spending the next 17 days locked inside a pod in the Russian capital, Moscow, in an experiment that tests the psychological effects of a mission into deep space.It could be a significant step towards a manned mission to Mars.Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports from Moscow.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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NASA’s Long, Lonely Mission Inside a Fake Spaceship

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When Timothy Evans, Andrew Mark Settles, James Titus, and John Kennard touched down at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, they looked a little pale. The four men had just spent 45 days voyaging millions of miles through the galaxy to collect soil samples from a near-earth asteroid. Yet, they hadn't been to space. Instead, they'd simulated a fake mission inside the Human Exploration Research Analog, a 636-square-foot metal capsule that helps NASA understand how humans behave when cooped up in a spacecraft for so long. Space may be infinite, but spaceships are kinda small. No one would blame you for feeling a little irritable after being trapped inside a 300-cubic foot metal capsule for days, though... Read More
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The Atomic Theory of Origami

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In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. The pattern of creases forms a tessellation of parallelograms, and the whole structure collapses and unfolds in a single motion—providing an elegant way to fold a map. It also proved an efficient way to pack a solar panel for a spacecraft, an idea Miura proposed in 1985 and then launched into reality on Japan’s Space Flyer Unit satellite in 1995. Back on Earth, the Miura-ori has continued to find more uses. The fold imbues a floppy sheet with form and stiffness, making it ... Read More
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How space affects astronaut bodies and brains

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A NASA-backed study looked at astronaut brains before and after different durations of spaceflight.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73272/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Space Can Really Mess With An Astronauts Body And Apparently It Can Change The Structure Of Their Brain To A NASA Vac Study Looked At How Long-term And Short-term Space Travel Affects The Brain Particularly How Changes In Brain Structure From Spaceflight Might Contribute To Certain Symptoms Astronauts Experience MRI Scans Showed The Brains ... Read More
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Cold bands of dust surround the closest star to our Solar System — and maybe more planets

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Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our Solar System, may not have just one planet orbiting around it; the star may host a whole complex planetary system. Astronomers have detected belts of cold dust surrounding Proxima Centauri, indicating that the star is home to many more objects — such as rocks the size of asteroids and even more planets that we haven’t seen yet. That would mean another complex planetary system is right next door to us — cosmically speaking. Located just over 4 light-years from Earth, Proxima Centauri is the closest star to Earth apart from the Sun. Last year, ... Read More
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The Stan Collymore Show: Joy of Iceland, anguish of Syria and Iranian wonder kid (E1)

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In Episode 1 of “The Stan Collymore Show,” we traveled to Iceland, as the small nation sealed its first-ever qualification for the World Cup; we took a look at a heroic push by the Syrian national team to be in Russia next year; and interviewed the Iranian football wonderkid, Sardar Azmoun.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! htt... Read More
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Fly Around Mars With Physics: Work-Energy vs. Momentum Principles

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Recently, I gave my introductory physics course a fairly standard problem, based on the Matter and Interactions textbook. I've modified the question, but it goes something like this: You have a spacecraft with a mass of 100 kilograms, moving near Mars (the planet, not the candy bar). At one point, it is traveling at a speed of 1,100 m/s, flying 5 x 107 meters from the center of the planet. At a later point, the spacecraft reaches a new altitude, flying 8.6 x 107 meters from the center. What is the speed of the spacecraft at this second position? Oh, the mass of Mars is 6.39 x 1023... Read More
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Mars 2020 rover will have 23 cameras

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NASA unveiled a detailed design of its new rover, which is expected to launch in July or August 2020.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73208/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: NASA's 2020 Mars Rover Will Have More Eyes Than Any Rover Before It NASA Unveiled A Detailed Design For Its Newest Rover And It'll Have 23 Cameras To Put That In Perspective The Spirit And Opportunity Rovers Each Have 10 Cameras And The Curiosity Has 17 But It's Not Just About The Number Of Cameras Many Are Better Quality The New Rovers En... Read More
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New Virtual Reality Website Lets You Explore Mars Without Leaving Home

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Google and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory's OnSight software teamed up to create a virtual reality tour of Mars using images and information collected by the Curiosity Rover.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Have You Ever Wondered What It's Like To Rove Around The Red Planet Introducing Access Mars It's Given Anyone With internet Access A Virtual Tour Of Our Martian Neighbor This Site Was Developed by Google And NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories On-site Software 360 Degree Views Of Mars Were Captured By NASA's Curiosity Rover This Light Opens With A Short Animated Video About Curiosity's Landing In 2012 Visitors Then Enter The Harsh Martian Landscape They Can Click on Flags Marking Places Of Interest Narrated... Read More
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16 science fiction and fantasy books to read this November

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It’s November, which means that winter is well on its way. It’s a good time to curl up on the couch or a comfy chair and dig into some of the books that you’ve been meaning to read. I recently interviewed horror author Joe Hill, and he discussed some modern day horrors on social media and technology as it related to his new book, Strange Weather. Even though Halloween is now behind us, fall is a great time to pick up the book. It includes four short novels — Snapshot, Loaded, Aloft, and Rain — each of which d... Read More
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Spending time in space may cause astronauts’ brains to float upward

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Spaceflight is known to take a toll on the human body, and now it seems that living in zero gravity can even reposition a person’s brain in their head. Brain scans of astronauts have revealed that long stays in space can cause the brain to shift upward in the skull and lessen the amount of protective fluid surrounding the brain. It’s unclear exactly how these brain changes affect an astronaut’s health, but the findings could have implications for how NASA keeps crew members healthy during deep-space missions. The findings, detailed today in the New England Journal of Medicine, are from one of the biggest studies y... Read More
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NASA engineers create a parachuting pumpkin for their annual Halloween contest

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It’s that time of year again when NASA scientists compete to make the most creative, the most technologically challenging, and the most impressive pumpkin display of them all. This year, pumpkins spun, floated, and sailed like ships in the seventh annual (unofficial) pumpkin carving contest at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The rules of the pumpkin carving contest are simple, says Pete Waydo, deputy section manager of spacecraft mechanical engineering at JPL and a judge of the contest. Contestants can pick up their pumpkins a week before the competition and start assembling their displays, but only on the day of the... Read More
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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Enlarge this image Michelle Kondrich for NPR Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children. The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy. Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know you... Read More
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Armchair Astronauts: Walk around on Mars trails with NASA’s new VR project

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NASA and Google launch ‘Access Mars’ virtual reality program that lets users explore Mars online.Thanks to this VR project, people can skip an extremely stressful rocket trip and immerse themselves in a mission to the Martian world – all from the comfort of their own home.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.y... Read More
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Space Photos of the Week: These Are The Moons You’re Looking For

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The moons of the solar system got a bit greedy during this week’s space photo round-up. Our own moon was captured blocking out the sun for 45 minutes, making for an epic lunar photobomb. A bit further out in the solar system, Jupiter showed a dark blemish on its surface, a shadow cast by its tiny moon Amalthea. The small Jovian moon was captured by the Juno spacecraft in orbit around the banded gas giant. Jupiter’s moons help feed its faint rings, and Amalthea is no exception. This irregularly shaped moon loses material, providing dust and particles that form the Amalthea Gossamer Ring. Planets have other kinds of pseudo-moons, too. Mars has Phobos and Deimos, of course, but it's also orbited by many... Read More
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Polls close as violence mars Kenya election rerun

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At least three people have been killed and a dozen others injured in election violence in Kenya.Most of the casualties were in the opposition stronghold of Kisumu, a city that along with several other areas did not receive election materials. Kisumu and three other opposition areas will now have their vote on Saturday.Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on ... Read More
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SpaceX will return to scene of its last explosion in December

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SpaceX will fly its next mission to the International Space Station in December from launchpad SLC-40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, marking the first flight from the pad since a Falcon 9 rocket exploded there in September 2016. The private spaceflight company will use a previously used Dragon spacecraft for this flight, too, one that first flew on the sixth commercial resupp... Read More
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Violence Mars Kenyan Election Rerun

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Amid a presidential election rerun, opposition supporters have boycotted the vote, with some protesters blocking polling stations and clashing with police, resulting in at least 3 deaths so far.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Kenyon's Head To The Polls In A Presidential Election Rerun Marred By Violent Clashes Between Police And Opposition Protesters The Original Election Was Nullified After The Supreme court Found Irregularities However Earlier This Month Opposition Candidate Riley Odinga Dropped Out Of The Race Saying No Electoral Reform Had Been enacted He Has Called On Supporters To Boycott The Vote And Stay Home However In Some Opposition Strongholds Crowds Of Protesters Blocked Access To Polling Stations... Read More
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Myanmar Agrees to Halt Migration of Rohingya to Bangladesh

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Myanmar came to an agreement with Bangladesh on Oct. 24 to help "restore normalcy" to Rakhine state.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Associated Press Reports Lamar Has Agreed To Stabilize The Flow Of Roja Muslims Into Neighboring Bangladesh government Officials From Both Countries met In Numerous Capital Navy Talk On October 24th The Two Countries Said In A Statement That Nima Will Quote Restore Normalcy In Rakhine To Enable Displaced Myanmar Residents To Return More Than 600 Thousand Mahindra Muslims Have Fled Me American State Since August 25 That's When Rihan's Militants Attacked Police outposts Sparking A Massive Conflict with Numerous Military The Religious A Numerous Military Has Been Killing Were Inj... Read More
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NASA to take millions of ‘people’ to Mars for free

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NASA is giving people the chance to say they've been to Mars! Sort of. They're sending a microchip filled with names to the red planet in 2018. You can add your name to list by signing up before November 1, 2017.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Prezi’s Augmented Reality Presentation Software Wants to Kill Boring PowerPoints

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When Peter Arvai founded Prezi in 2009, he didn't set out to topple PowerPoint. He just wanted to see better presentations. With the right tools, he figured, he could help people create visual aids that felt more engaging. Arvai was sick of sitting through slide decks containing walls of text and bullet-pointed lists, listening to the speaker ramble on while the audience squinted at the words on the screen. So he, along with co-founders Péter Halácsy and Adam Somlai-Fischer, set out to build something that looked more like a digital poster board. You could pepper i... Read More
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NASA joins a host of nations and companies that want to go to the lunar surface

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Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence made NASA’s new goal clear: the space agency is tasked with sending humans to the surface of the Moon again, this time to create a foundation for deep space missions. Though it’s unclear exactly how the administration plans to pull this off, the new mission is a big change for NASA, which has been focused on going to Mars without a return to the lunar surface. But while NASA is shifting its focus, everyone else has also been looking to the Moon for some time now. Numerous international state agencies have ambitions to send either spac... Read More
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Tech Tree Board Games Buying Guide: Mega Civilization, Innovation, Leaving Earth, Pandemic, Power Grid, Netrunner

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A game mechanic common to board games and computer games is the "technology tree"—a sequence of upgrades your character or team earns as it gathers knowledge, acquires new equipment, and gains the powers necessary to attain the game's ultimate goal. It usually involves some tough decision-making as you're forced to invest in one technology over another, and if you make the wrong choice, you may find yourself stranded, inadequately equipped, and outmaneuvered. If you're a student of history or if you work with technical concepts, the tech tree feels obvious. Of course agriculture begat animal husbandry. Of course you need to build the CPU before y... Read More
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Bigelow Aerospace wants to put an inflatable space habitat in orbit around the Moon

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Bigelow Aerospace, a company devoted to manufacturing inflatable space habitats, says it’s planning to put one of its modules into orbit around the Moon within the next five years. The module going to lunar space will be the B330, Bigelow’s design concept for a standalone habitat that can function autonomously as a commercial space station. The plan is for the B330 to serve as something of a lunar depot, where private companies can test out new technologies, or where astronauts can stay to undergo training for deep ... Read More
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Lunar Scientists Want to Hitch a Ride on America’s Next Moonshot

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At the beginning of the month, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the US, at long last, will go back to the moon. At least, some day. Pence didn’t give a date, details, or even a ballpark cost during his speech at the opening of the National Space Council. But he did give a morale boost to 200 attendees (a record) at NASA’s Lunar Exploration Advisory Group, which held its annual meeting this week in Columbia, Md. These scientists hope to piggyback onto any future US moonshot so they can answer questions about the origin of the solar system, as well as test the kind... Read More
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Here’s what Elon Musk revealed about the ITS and SpaceX’s Mars ambitions in his Reddit AMA

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Last month, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made a presentation before the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, a followup to his 2016 talk where he unveiled SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System and his ambitions to colonize Mars. This year’s presentation showcased some updates and design changes to his plans and the rocket itself — he wants to put ... Read More
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Astronaut Scott Kelly’s book is the closest you’ll get to experiencing space yourself

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If you’ve ever wondered what space smells like, think about sparklers on the Fourth of July. “Slightly burned, slightly metallic” is how former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly describes it in his new book Endurance, about his year in space. Between 2015 and 2016, Kelly spent 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS) — the longest any American has ever spent in free fall around our planet. The purpose of the mission was to study how long periods in zero gravity ... Read More
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Game Boss interview: Oculus’ Jason Rubin expects a Triple-A VR game from Titanfall maker

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Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to reach a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. Speaking at the fourth annual Oculus Connect event, he said that Facebook is moving VR in that direction with new models such as the $200 standalone VR headset Oculus Go and the upcoming wireless version of the Rift, dubbed Project Santa Cruz. VR’s fate likes in these new devices, as the industry fluctuates between optimism and despair. Jason Rubin, head of studios at Oculus, believes that games will be as necessary as new hardware to enticing new people into VR. That’s why Oculus is work... Read More
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Space Photos of the Week: For a Red Planet, Mars Has Some Pretty Blue Craters

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Ever wanted to hop on a spaceship and head to Mars? This week the red planet rules the space photos. Often thought of as a dead planet, Mars is actually a pretty active place, with winds and active erosion just like here on Earth. First up on this week’s space rounds is a dive into a Martian crater—and it’s not red, but blue. The dark blue areas are being eroded away and shifting small grains of sand to form dunes, similar to those in the Sahara. There’s a lot of sand and dust all over Mars, and scientists are still unsure where all of the material comes from. But erosion like this might help solve that riddle. That first image is from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is just one of many or... Read More
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Is America Facing Another Sputnik Moment?

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Sixty years ago today, on a drab steppe in southern Kazakhstan, the Soviet Union launched humanity’s first artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit. It was a shiny sphere of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium, twenty-three inches in diameter and weighing about as much as an adult man, and it was equipped with the barest essentials of spaceflight: a radio transmitter, a battery, and a fan to keep it cool. With its four elongated antennae, the satellite resembled a B-movie insectoid, an impression strengthened by the high-frequency screeches it emitted every three-tenths of a second. (Perhaps ... Read More
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SpaceX launches communications satellite, lands booster

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has launched and landed its second rocket in three days, this time from the U.S. East Coast. The unmanned Falcon — recycled following a February flight — blasted off with a communications satellite Wednesday evening from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Minutes later, the leftover booster landed on an offshore barge. Successfully placed in orbit, the dual-mission satellite will be shared by Colora... Read More
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Myanmar blocks UN investigators from areas of reported Rohingya atrocities

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The UN is accusing Myanmar's security forces of torture, killings and the rape of children, as part of what it says were "well-organised, coordinated and systematic attacks" against Rohingya Muslims. It says those "clearance operations" began before an attack by Rohingya fighters on August the 25, which was the reason given for the military crackdown. More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since August and many more are on the way.Al Jazeera's Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Yangon.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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NASA’s visitor center offers a video game filled with bad facts and grammar errors

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A video game at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is designed to teach young people about space exploration, but it’s riddled with factual and typographical errors. Cosmic Quest, developed by a gaming company called Creative Kingdoms, officially opened at the visitor complex in March 2016. The game costs $19.95, and allows players to “launch a rocket, redirect an asteroid, build a Martian habitat, and perform scientific experiments aboard the International Space Station.” But it doesn’t seem to have been properly vetted. Cosmic Quest teaches players bad math about the size of solar arrays, and gives false instructions for an important process used to ... Read More
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If Mike Pence wants to send NASA back to the Moon, he’ll need to find a way to pay for it

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Last week, Vice President Mike Pence announced a bold new mission for NASA: creating a sustained human presence, perhaps like a lunar base, on the Moon’s surface. It’s a big change for the agency, which has been focused on going to Mars for the last seven years. But just saying NASA is going to do something isn’t enough for the space agency to actually accomplish a task. Ambitious programs require extra money and sustained commitment from Congress in order to become a reality. Fortunately, NASA is already working on new hardware for deep space missions that could be used to go ... Read More
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Meet The X-Ray Visionary Looking for Signs of Life on Mars

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Abigail Allwood is a translator. But instead of reading ancient texts, she reads ancient rocks, and for the past decade, the Australian astrobiologist has been exploring the most remote wilderness on earth in search of microscopic fingerprints of life. She uses a tool called the PIXL, which she invented as a postdoc: It fires a hair’s-width x-ray beam at a rock. That energy stirs up the atoms on the surface, which then shoot back their own distinct x-rays. Combined, those x-rays create finely detailed maps of the rock, potentially revealing the past presence of microbes. She previously used the method to study rocks in Australia’s Pilbara region. "I stood barefoot on a seashore that was formed 3.45 b... Read More
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Microsoft mixed reality guru Alex Kipman believes communication will be VR’s killer app

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When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality (which Microsoft calls mixed reality) would create a new era in computing. Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft and the researcher behind Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset, went on stage at an event in San Francisco and answered questions from a group of journalists. He did his entire presentation while wearing a new Samsung HMD Odyssey mixed reality headset, and he predicted that communications would be the killer app for mixed reality. That’s why Microsoft acquired ... Read More
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Space Photos: On Mars, Clues About the Origin of Life

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How life formed on Earth remains a mystery—meanwhile, scientists are still wondering whether life ever existed on Mars. The first photo in this week's roundup could harbor clues to both. Captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the image reveals a swath of Martian terrain covered in deposits that may have formed when volcanic activity combined with standing water—conditions similar to those on Earth, when early life was evolving here. Next, in the spirit of spooky season, is an eerie photo of star clusters swarming a massive galaxy named NGC 4874. Its gravitational pull is strong enough to attract more than 30,000 globular clusters of stars—more than any known galaxy. Back in our own ... Read More
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Pence: US Will Return to the Moon and Beyond

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has vowed to once again send astronauts to the moon and eventually to Mars.Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] US Vice President Mike Pence Has Vowed To Once Again Send Astronauts To The Moon And Eventually To Mars Speaking In Front Of The Space Shuttle Discovery Penn Said On October 5th That The Trump Administration Is Committed To Sending astronauts To The Moon Which Will One Day Act As A Stepping Stone And Training Ground For Human Space Exploration To Mars And Beyond We Will Once Again Astonish The World As We Boldly Go To Meet Our Future In The Skies And In The Stars Pence Also Talked About The So-called Dark Side Of Space Policy saying That The United States Has To Develop Ways... Read More
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Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar

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Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which powers several smaller islands, could be scaled up to work for Puerto Rico.The island's governor responded to Mr Musk with the message: "Let's talk"."Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your Tesla technologies? Puerto Rico could be that flagship project," the Governor ... Read More
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Pence says Americans will return to the moon

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Vice President Mike Pence says the administration wants NASA to focus on a return to the moon, not to Mars.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72554/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: We Will Return American Astronauts To The Moon Not Only To Leave Behind Footprints And Flags But To Build The Foundation We Need To Send Americans To Mars And Beyond that's One Of The Promises Vice president Mike Pence Made Thursday At A Meeting Of The National Space Council but A Return To The Moon Would Be A Major Shift For NASA T... Read More
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Pence pledges that US will go to the moon, Mars and beyond

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WASHINGTON — Seated before the grounded space shuttle Discovery, a constellation of Trump administration officials used soaring rhetoric to vow to send Americans back to the moon and then on to Mars. After voicing celestial aspirations, top officials moved to what National Intelligence Director Dan Coats called “a dark side” to space policy. Coats, Vice President Mike Pence, other top officials and outside space experts said the United States has to counter and perhaps match potential enemies’ ability to target U.S. satellites. ... Read More
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Space Council Chooses the Moon as Trump Administration Priority

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Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, far from describing a neglected space program in the United States, highlighted her company’s meteoric rise in recent years, with 13 launches in 2017. “In short, there is a renaissance underway right now in space,” she said.The focus on the moon marks an expected turn from the priorities of the Obama administration, which had downplayed the moon and instructed NASA to instead aim for an asteroid and then Mars. The approach is more of a return to the path described by President George W. Bush in 2004 ... Read More
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NASA will put humans on the Moon again, Mike Pence tells space council

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After months of hinting, Vice President Mike Pence finally made it clear today that the Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish a more permanent presence on the lunar surface. It's a return to the vision of President George W. Bush, which was deferred when President Obama reoriented the space agency toward a journey to Mars. Pence made the administration’s intentions known in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, as well as a speech he gave during the inaugural meeting of the Nationa... Read More
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Mike Pence is meeting with industry leaders today to figure out America’s space agenda

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Today, Vice President Mike Pence will host the first meeting of the newly-resurrected National Space Council — a group of prominent politicians tasked with guiding the US agenda for space. As the head of the council, Pence will hear testimony from various experts in the space community on topics ranging from national security to commercial enterprises. The National Space Council is meant to help decide what the US should focus on for space policy, though it can’t pass laws or change budgets. The very first iteration of the council existed from 1958 through 1973, when it ... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for October 2017

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Aries – Venus opposite natal Sun – you’ll be more concerned with the problems of a partner, mate or associate than with your own. A domestic arrangement has to be worked out; you can’t continue on the same path without a collision. Be ready to make concessions; to listen more than you talk. Taurus – ruling planet in the 6th house – don’t keep your talents to yourself; display them. Your artistic and diplomatic skills are especially needed and will win you the recognition you’ve been seeking. A relative has the ability to pull strings for you. Accept this offer. Contact a Libra. Gemini – Saturn opposite natal Sun – many changes take place in the greater w... Read More
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The New Bedtime Story Is a Podcast

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Getting kids to listen in, though, is harder than it sounds. Podcast makers are trying to create an entirely new form — one that needs to train kids and parents to follow entirely new family traditions. Sticking a kid in front of the morning cartoons may carry a whiff of stigma now, but it’s just as easy as it ever was. Also, it’s free. Partly because children’s podcast creators are claiming the moral high ground on screen time, advertising is controversial for the medium. Pinna is charging $7.99 a month for its ad-free offerings. Whether parents will pay up remains to be seen.... Read More
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Snapchat and Jeff Koons Collaborate on Augmented Reality Art Project

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Photo A new Snapchat Lens will allow users to project Jeff Koons’s sculptures onto international landmarks. Here, his “Rabbit” appears next to the Eiffel Tower. ... Read More
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Young Mars warmed by methane bursts might have flowed with water

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Billions of years ago, when Mars was a frozen ball of ice, massive plumes of methane might have caused mysterious warm spells that let liquid water flow, a new study says. The research could help scientists understand how and when conditions on Mars were suitable for life. These transient bouts of global warming may be connected to Mars’ wobbly axis, according to a new model of young Mars’ climate published today in the journal Nature Geosciences. The planet’s shifting tilt exposed more of its surface to the Sun’s rays, thawing subsurface reservoirs of frozen methane, the study suggests. The me... Read More
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Long Island Concerts & Events October 2-5

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Bruno Mars ScreenagersA documentary exploring how screen time impacts kids’ development and suggests how parents can help them find balance. Screening includes a panel discussion with local parenting experts, a pediatrician and social service provider. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $11-$16. 6 p.m. Oct. 2. Marilyn Manson POSTPONEDThe ever-controversial rocker will surely be playing some songs off his new album, Heaven Upside Down—which critics have said is a throwback to his debut Portrait of an American Family—slated to drop th... Read More
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Moon Mission: Russia & US to build space station orbiting Moon

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Russia and the US are teaming up for a project to build a space station orbiting the Moon. RT spoke to former International Space Station commander Leroy Chiao, who thinks the project will help the nations to improve their relations on Earth.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like... Read More
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Can SpaceX afford its new Mars rocket — and will there be a market for it?

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On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk laid out his vision for SpaceX’s future: the company is going all-in on a next-generation vehicle called the BFR, or Big Fucking Rocket. This rocket, which will be capable of going to the Moon and Mars, will eventually become SpaceX’s primary vehicle for launching satellites and traveling to the International Space Station, too. It’s a radical move for the company, which has a fairly reliable rocket already. But can SpaceX afford this change? In his presentation, Musk discussed how SpaceX plans to fund the cost of developing the vehicle — though he didn’t mention any dollar figures — as well as what it will be used for when it’s complete. His ideas may be enough... Read More
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Elon Musk Proposes Terrestrial Rocket Travel

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Published on Sep 29, 2017SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Sept. 29 his company plans on building a rocket that could take passengers from London to New York City in 29 minutes. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: On... Read More
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Watch Elon Musk reveal SpaceX’s most detailed plans to colonize Mars

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Elon Musk wants to build a metropolis on Mars starting in 2024. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] [Music] [Music] birth Mars Synchronization Happens Roughly Every Two Years So Every Two Years There's An Opportunity Just To Fly To Mars So Then In 2024 We Want To Try To Fly For Ships Two Of Which Would Be crude And To Which To Cover And And Two To Crew The Goal Of The Of These Initial Missions Is To Is To Find The Best Source Of Water That's What The First Mission And Then The Second Mission The Goal Is To Build The The Propellant ... Read More
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Elon Musk talks ‘BFR,’ Mars at space conference

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SpaceX is working on a rocket concept called "BFR" that could travel quickly anywhere on Earth and maybe even take people to Mars.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72400/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: If You Build A Ship That's Capable Of Going To Mars What If You Take That Same Ship And Go From One Place To Another On earth You On Musk Says SpaceX Is Working on A Rocket That Could Take You Anywhere on Earth In Less Than An Hour Musk Spoke At The International Astronautical Congress About One Of SpaceX's Pro... Read More
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Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plan Now Includes Intercity Rocket Travel

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Elon Musk still wants to colonize Mars—and he's willing to sacrifice SpaceX's existing fleet of spacecraft to do it. Musk revised his plan to transport people to the red planet today in Adelaide, at the International Astronautical Congress, nine years to the day since SpaceX's first successful rocket launch. At the center of that plan is an updated version of the company's Interplanetary Transport System (codenamed BFR, for Big Fucking Rocket). Funding it, Musk says, will require "cannibalizing" the rest of SpaceX's products. The new BFR is smaller than the interplanetary launch vehicle Musk descr... Read More
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Elon Musk Unveils Plans to Put Humans On Mars

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled plans to put humans on Mars as early as 2024. Musk said SpaceX's upcoming BFR mega-rocket can take dozens of people to the moon and to Mars and can also fly from New York to Tokyo in less than 30 minutes. (Sept. 29)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Elon Musk is building a “big freaking rocket” to colonize Mars

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SpaceX CEO Elon musk has some "big freaking" plans for his latest rocket project.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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‘Mars colonisation’ dominates International Astronautical Congress

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Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin wants to set up a base camp on Mars, while Space X founder Elon Musk intends to colonise the red planet much sooner than previously thought.This is all happening at the International Astronautical congress in Australia.Al Jazeera’s Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Adelaide, Australia.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

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Not content to overturn almost every notion we have about transportation, Elon Musk today unveiled an even more insanely transformative vision with the goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes. Musk offered details of this future while speaking at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, according to Bloomberg. He then shared pieces of this vision on this Instagram account. Musk has already launched Space X and electric car startup Tesla, seeded the Hyperloop tran... Read More
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Elon Musk’s Mars Vision: A One-Size-Fits-All Rocket. A Very Big One.

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“Now we think we have a better way to do it,” he said Friday.The new rocket and spaceship would replace everything that SpaceX is currently launching or plans to launch in the near future. “That’s really fundamental,” Mr. Musk said.The slimmed-down rocket would be nine meters, or about 30 feet, in diameter instead of the 12-meter behemoth he described last year. It would still be more powerful than the Saturn 5 rocket that took NASA astronauts to the moon. Mr. Musk called it B.F.R. (The “B” stands for “big”; the “R” is for “rocket.”) The B.F.R. would be able to li... Read More
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Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled revised plans to travel to the Moon and Mars at a space industry conference today, but he ended his talk with a pretty incredible promise: using that same interplanetary rocket system for long distance travel on Earth. Musk showed a demonstration of the idea on stage, claiming that it will allow passengers to take “most long distance trips” in just 30 minutes, and go “anywhere on Earth in under an hour.” Musk proposed using SpaceX’s forthcoming mega-rocket (codenamed “Big Fucking Rocket) to lift a massive spaceship into orbit around the Earth, which would then settl... Read More
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Elon Musk plans to put all of SpaceX’s resources into its Mars rocket

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Today, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he plans to finance his plans to colonize Mars by making SpaceX’s entire fleet of vehicles — the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon spacecraft — obsolete. Speaking at the International Astronautical Congress, Musk said that SpaceX will eventually start stockpiling these vehicles and then focus all of its resources into developing the company’s next monster vehicle: the Interplanetary Transport System, codenamed the BFR (for Big Fucking Rocket). Developing... ... Read More
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Elon Musk’s Mars colonization update: start time, streaming, and what to expect

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One year after Elon Musk unveiled his grand plans to send humans to Mars, the SpaceX CEO is ready to make some refinements. Musk is returning to the same annual space conference where he made that original announcement, the International Astronautical Congress, to detail the new version of those plans. His speech starts tonight at 12:30AM ET (September 29th), and you can watch it above (or right here on YouTube). We already know Musk’s revamped solar system colonization plan will now include a focus on the Moon, because earlier this evening ... Read More
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Elon Musk teases pictures of a SpaceX Moon base and Martian city

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Just before his scheduled presentation about colonizing Mars, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared a rendering on Instagram of his monster interplanetary rocket sitting on the surface of the Moon. Captioned simply with “Moon Base Alpha,” the photo hints that Musk will discuss how his vehicle, known as the Interplanetary Transport System, could be used to establish a human presence on the lunar surface. Mo... Read More
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Elon Musk Set to Update His Plans for Colonizing Mars

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Major improvements & some unexpected applications to be unveiled on Friday at @IAC2017 in Australia Prev ideas for paying ~$10B dev cost incl. Kickstarter & collecting underpants, which turned out to be um... less lucrative than expected Plan is to do powered landings on Mars for sure, but with a vastly bigger ship ... Read More
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US and Russia agree to research future lunar space station

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NASA and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos have signed a joint statement indicating their willingness to work together on a future lunar space station. The document reflects the two agencies’ “common vision” to send crewed missions to explore the Solar System, but doesn’t include any firm plans or budgets and nor does it commit either party to building the space port in question. The statement was signed at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, and is part... Read More
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What to expect from Elon Musk’s Mars colonization update this week

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On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be giving a “major” update on his plans to colonize Mars during a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. His talk is meant to add to the one he gave at last year’s IAC conference in Mexico, when he revealed the full architecture of his plans to send thousands of peoples to the Martian surface. This time around, it seems his speech may revolve around making the concept more feasible — mainly by scaling things down. Musk has only dropped a few hints about what he’ll talk about this week, but we can probably expect the announcement of a smaller launch vehicle, as well as ideas for how to pay for the high costs of developin... Read More
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Dubai starts testing flying taxis

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(Reuters) — Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation. The flying taxi developed by German drone firm Volocopter resembles a small, two-seater helicopter cabin topped by a wide hoop studded with 18 propellers. It was unmanned for its maiden test run in a ceremony arranged for Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Meant to fly without remote control guidance and with a maximum flight duration of 30 minutes, it comes with plenty of fail-safes in case of trouble: back-up batteries, rotors and, for a worst case scenario, a couple of parachutes.... Read More
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A crew member on a fake Mars mission details what it was like to say goodby to Earth for 8 months

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Last weekend, a group of six people emerged from a white dome on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, feeling the fresh outside air for the first time in eight months This was the crew of HI-SEAS — an experiment simulating what it might be like to live on Mars for an extended period of time. Run by the University of Hawaii, the analogue mission is funded by NASA, to learn what it takes for people to live together in a confined space for months. For the experiment, crews lived in a white dome in Hawaii for eight months, working together on projects and simulating a deep space expedition. Crew members were not allowed to leave the habitat, unless they ... Read More
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Racing, mech piloting, and Final Fantasy fishing: PSVR at TGS 2017

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It’s hard to tell just how well PlayStation VR is doing in Japan, but demand is still outstripping supply — the headset remains extremely difficult to buy in Sony’s home country almost a year after going on sale. Sony isn’t exactly discouraging people to try their luck with the infrequent in-store lotteries, either, announcing a price cut and some new VR releases ahead of Tokyo Game Show this week. I spent some time at the VR section of Sony’s booth this afternoon; here’s what I played and thought. (No, Neko Atsume wasn't th... Read More
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The most attractive place for tech outside of Silicon Valley is… Canada

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It’s no secret that Google searches for “how to move to Canada” surged after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But there’s now new data that Canadian startups are seeing more interest from U.S. workers than ever before, as fist reported by Axios — and many of them are attributing it to dissatisfaction with U.S. politics. MaRS, an innovation hub in Toronto, asked startups in the city if they’ve seen a surge in applicatio... Read More
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UN demands access to Myanmar’s Rakhine amid Rohingya crisis

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A landmark speech on the Rohingya crisis by Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has done little to placate the international community. UN investigators are demanding full access to Myanmar to investigate claims of human-rights violations by security forces.UN staff in Bangladesh have started collecting testimonies from Rohingya Muslims who have fled the violence. More than 400,000 people have left their homes. Al Jazeera's Duncan Crawford explains.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Scientists Complete 8-Month Isolation Experiment in Mars-Like Habitat

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Published on Sep 19, 2017On Sept. 17, a NASA-backed research crew completed an 8-month-long simulation of Mars in which they lived on a remote Hawaii volcano. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: What's It... Read More
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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner brings VR mech fighting to PC

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Giant fighting robots typically aren’t spry in fiction or in real life (I’ve seen documentaries about Area 51 on the History Channel), but only the fastest mech suits are welcome in Konami’s latest PC port. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Mars is an updated version of the 2003 PlayStation 3 classic, and it is heading to Steam this spring. Zone of the Enders is a sci-fi fighter where players control a massive robot from behind. It was unique at the time, and we haven’t seen a lot of games like it since — although Nintendo’s Arms has some similar elements. This isn’t just a straight port of the me... Read More
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Trilobites: Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultation

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Here are the best places to see the lunar occultations, according to the International Occultation Timing Association.• Venus will be most visible in Australia, New Zealand and parts of the Southeast Pacific. But because Venus is very bright, it is still visible during the daytime without a telescope.• Regulus will be most visible in India, the Middle East and parts of Southeast Asia.... Read More
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Hulu’s Emmy wins mark its emergence as a major entertainment player

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Going into the 69th Emmy awards Sunday night, online streaming services were poised to make a statement. Original programming from Netflix, Amazon Studios, and Hulu earned more than 125 nominations this year. Netflix earned 92 of them on its own, buoyed by huge showings for Stranger Things and The Crown. With Game of Thrones out of the running due to its release dates falling outside the Emmy window, the door was open for Netflix to finally take home the biggest prize of the evening: Outstanding Drama Series. Instead, a very different dynamic unfolded over the... Read More
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8-month Mars isolation study ends

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa used an area near one of the world's largest volcanoes as a proxy for Mars.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72130/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Eight Months On Hawaii Might Be Idyllic But Eight Months Of Isolation Probably Isn't On Many People's Wish Lists Thanks To Funding From NASA The University Of Hawaii At Manoa Used An Area Near One Of the World's Largest Volcanoes As A Proxy For Mars And On September 17th Six Test Subjects Finished Their Long Stint In The Isol... Read More
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In space, no one can hear your nervous breakdown

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s lonely out in space. And the mental health of astronauts embarking on long-term missions to the final frontier is a paramount concern for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is funding a new clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool that could relieve astronomical anxiety, star stress and deep-space depression. The study, led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor in conjunction with Australian researchers, officially kicked off Sept. 18, featuring 135 earthbound but “astronaut-like” individuals, according... Read More
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This VR app lets you walk on Mars

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Lockheed Martin has released a virtual reality app that will let you experience Mars. Check out a space station or explore the Martian landscape!Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More