ORLANDO, Fla. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Saturday from Kennedy Space Center on the 52nd successful mission of the year from the Space Coast.
The CRS-26 mission lifted off from Launch Pad 39-A on a resupply run to the International Space Station at 2:20 p.m.
A brand new cargo Dragon spacecraft is carting up 7,700 pounds of supplies ...Read more
NASA’s Orion capsule, a new spacecraft designed to carry future astronauts to deep space, successfully entered orbit around the moon on Friday.
The uncrewed spacecraft ignited its main engine at 4:52 p.m. Eastern time for one minute and 28 seconds, allowing it to enter what NASA terms a distant retrograde orbit, completing one of the primary ...Read more
A group of children and young adults including Greta Thunberg have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Swedish state for failing to take adequate measures to stop climate change.
The lawsuit is part of an international wave of climate-related legal action, some of it targeting national governments.
It follows a high-profile case in the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — As California awakens to the worsening risk of extreme climate events, researchers are shedding new light on last year's anomalous and extreme Pacific Northwest heat wave. One study published this week said such heat waves could become 20 times more likely to occur if current carbon emissions continue unabated. Another said they ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA’s Space Launch System roared off the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center and into the record books, for now.
The SLS rocket, using a combination of two solid rocket boosters with a core stage consisting of four repurposed RS-25 engines from the space shuttle program, produced 8.8 million pounds of thrust to lift the Orion...Read more
This is not the "Arkham" universe. The title of the game, "Gotham Knights," is your first giveaway of that.
Let’s be clear about that from the very start. When developer WB Games Montreal set out to develop the latest Batman (ish!) video game, instead of setting it in the "Batman: Arkham" world that’s given WB Games so much fruit in ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. — Could a solution to traffic lights going dark in big storms come from the Florida sun? The city of Tampa is looking to find out.
In a pilot program, the city has installed 84 solar panels on the surface of a downtown sidewalk near the intersection of Jefferson and Cass streets to soak up the abundant sunlight and power the ...Read more
At some point, we all need to produce top-quality audio, whether for more advanced work-from-home video meetings, conference calls, music instrument or vocal recording, or simple family FaceTime or speakerphone hands-free calls. Getting any audio isn’t problematic, and neither is top-of-the-line audio quality when using Solid State Logic’s...Read more
Last week I wrote about searching the internet to solve your tech problems.
The key to quickly finding the right answer is learning how to use some advanced search techniques.
Searching for one-word terms is easy, but as the search terms grow, so do the returns that don’t have anything to do with your query.
If you search for Dallas ...Read more
When Ryan Stevens joined Meta Platforms Inc. as a product operations manager for WhatsApp in August of 2021, he was enticed by the opportunity to help shape a messaging app used daily by 2 billion people.
He also figured tending to a service that touches so many people would translate to a degree of job security. That belief shattered when ...Read more
For decades, conservative economic thought on the virtues of the free market has reigned supreme in American jurisprudence, nourished by scholars at places such as the University of Chicago and George Mason University.
The University of Utah is looking to change that.
With a new initiative dubbed “The Utah Project on Antitrust and Consumer ...Read more
A group of Los Altos Hills, California, residents is standing up to internet giants Comcast and AT&T.
Tech-rich but internet-poor, residents of the Silicon Valley neighborhood were fed up with sluggish broadband speeds of less than 25 Megabits-per-second (Mbps) download and 3 Mbps upload — the federal definition of a home unserved by adequate...Read more
Francine Maric was inside The Venetian standing near a slot machine in the high-limit slot room, waiting for a handpay, when someone walking by recognized her.
The man whispered to his friends, and one of them tapped the shoulder of Francine’s husband, Miran, who was standing several feet away from Francine, and asked: “Is that the girl ...Read more
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the earth beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.
The destruction has raised a disturbing question: ...Read more
The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.
Using a remote-controlled submarine, my colleagues and I discovered five new species of black corals living as deep as 2,500 feet (760 meters) below the surface in the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea off the coast of Australia.
Black corals can be found ...Read more
Money transfer apps are a convenient way to send and receive money, but scammers can use them to steal your funds.
Bank of America customers earlier this month filed a class-action lawsuit against the bank claiming its use of Zelle comes with a high risk of fraud, The Charlotte Observer reported.
In October, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren released...Read more
One of the foundations of online shopping has been free returns, but not anymore.
After years of subsidizing them, more retailers are charging customers to send back unwanted goods. It’s a risky move because shoppers have become accustomed to buying an item in multiple sizes and colors and returning what doesn’t fit for free.
The list of ...Read more
The hepatitis C virus, or HCV, causes a chronic liver infection that can lead to permanent liver scarring and, in dire cases, cancer. It affects around 71 million people worldwide and causes approximately 400,000 deaths each year. While treatments are available for HCV-related infections, they are expensive, hard to access and do not protect ...Read more
Tech and biotech companies have revealed plans recently for enough job cuts to erase more than 6,000 jobs in the Bay Area, cutbacks that could weigh on the region’s economy in the weeks and months to come.
Job cuts affecting thousands of workers in the Bay Area have been submitted to California labor officials starting in early October, ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Artemis I mission brought Orion on its closest approach to the moon while blasting out on its way to an orbit that will take it farther from the Earth than any previous human-rated spacecraft.
Orion entered the moon’s gravitational influence on Sunday and used that power along with a thruster on an outbound powered burn ...Read more
- NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully enters moon's orbit
- SpaceX gives Space Coast 52nd launch of the year
- Study: Climate change is increasing the frequency and temperature of extreme heat waves
- As job cuts roil Silicon Valley, workers confront post-boom reality
- Greta Thunberg sues her native Sweden for failing to take action on climate