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China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?

When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more bluntly, this time the Americans showed us …

Space Exploration

SpaceX's first internet satellites are set to launch Sunday

Elon Musk's rocket company has been working on getting satellite broadband off the ground for years. Now, the Falcon 9 is set to launch the first test Sunday.<p>On Sunday, a week after successfully launching its huge Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX is set to blast off another test of a long-awaited new …

Space Travel

Author who studies millionaires: How to get rich and then stay rich

Being rich, or becoming financially independent, boils down to a two-step process:<p>Accumulate wealth<br>• Keep the wealth you've accumulated<p>In my book …

Self-improvement

#MeToo movement 'long overdue' says Nigerian author Adichie

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie poses during a photo session on January 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP<p>FRANCE – The …

Feminism

Nigeria: 'Third Force' Launches in Abuja, Considers Political Party Status

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria<p>Hundreds of people, yesterday, trooped to the Yar Adua Centre in Abuja, for the official launch of what …

Africa

Holograms Might Become a Big Part of Your Life Sooner Than You Think

Companies are developing augmented reality technology they hope will be used by everyone from soccer players to your doctor.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>From where I'm standing, I can see Tom twice. The broad-shouldered sales manager is standing next to me, beaming as watches …

Augmented Reality

A College Professor Refuses to Believe Australia Is a Real Country

A sociology student failed a major assignment after correctly stating that Australia is an independent nation.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i>.<p>People don’t really “get” Australia. I can’t blame them. Our branding is unfortunate: It's a confused mix of <i>Crocodile Dundee</i>, racism, and …

Australia

Runways, rockets and Russell’s teapot

Stonehenge tunnel | Ants and acid | Lost from the Guardian | Yorkshire pudding | Elon Musk<p>Would it be possible to have a free gamble on which major public work will be completed first: the Stonehenge tunnel or Heathrow’s third runway (First proposals for Stonehenge’s £1.6bn road tunnel revealed, 8 …

Tesla Roadster

Launching Elon Musk's car toward Mars was a backup plan — here's what SpaceX actually wanted to do with Falcon Heavy's first flight

SpaceX on Tuesday launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, for the first time.<p>The payload on top was a red Tesla Roadster owned by the company's founder, Elon Musk. His electric car (and some cleverly placed trinkets) is now in space, helmed by a spacesuit-clad …

Space Travel

Elon Musk's record-breaking 'virtual power plant' will see 50,000 homes given free solar panels and Tesla batteries

Elon Musk has agreed to build what is being hailed the "world’s largest virtual power plant", by rolling out solar panels and Tesla batteries to …

Tesla

Without profit, Elon Musk’s coming back to earth

Last night, eccentric billionaire Elon Musk sent one of his own Tesla sports cars into outer space with the launch of the most powerful operational …

Elon Musk

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

Anthropology

5 hottest work-from-home jobs — that don’t require previous experience

How to get paid decently to sit on your couch<p>You’ll feel right at home with these jobs.<p>The number of workers who work from home is on the rise: 43% …

Employment

Tesla’s big battery is undercutting Australia’s energy cartels

When Tesla installed the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia last year, it came with the promise that it would revolutionize the way electricity is produced, stored and sold in a region known for blackouts and market monopolizing. Less than two months later, that promise has been …

South Australia

Falcon Heavy: Elon Musk's giant SpaceX rocket makes triumphant launch

SpaceX rocket lifts off on trailblazing deep space mission At least two of three reusable rockets return safely to Earth Space oddity: how Elon Musk and SpaceX sent a car towards Mars Space X Falcon Heavy launch – as it happened<p>The world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens …

Space Travel

7 Powerful Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

What you say about yourself has much to do with how you will succeed.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my bestselling book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Behind South Korea's chip boom, worries over future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work.<p>Soaring demand for microchips used in smartphones, computer servers and …

South Korea

Study says e-cigarettes increase risk of cancer and heart disease

Regulators may have had a change of heart about the danger of using e-cigarettes, but scientists would beg to differ. A newly published New York University School of Medicine study indicates that vaping may put you at a "higher risk" of cancer and heart disease. Mice subjected to the equivalent of …

Public Health

Time to transform: investing in better customer experiences now for a more profitable future

<i>Your customers are getting harder to impress, at a time when their satisfaction is more important to your business than ever. What can you do to make</i> …

Customer Experience

Natural gas killed coal – now renewables and batteries are taking over

To avoid dangerous climate change, we can’t rely on natural gas replacing coal<p>Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). It’s been replaced by natural gas (up 45%, or 400 TWh), …

Tesla

#LetsTalkSex: Does Masturbating Twice a Day Result in Muscle Loss?

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our sexual health campaign. As promised, we have got experts to answer them for you.<p>This week, <b>Dr Rajinder</b> …

Fertility

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

Physics

Tesla Mega battery made about 650,000 euros in two days

Less than a year ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted to say that he could fix a huge power problem in Australia by installing a giant battery. And if that wasn’t a big enough challenge, he said he’d do it within 100 days or he’d give the whole plant away for free.<p>The $50 million USD bet must have …

Clean Energy

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

China has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In several cities, thick layers of smog are common, resulting in thousands of deaths every year.<p>According to a 2016 study, the top contributor of air pollution-related deaths in China is the burning of coal. The team of Chinese and American …

Renewable Energy

14 money lessons rich parents teach their kids

Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has spent a lot of time studying the ultra wealthy. He's interviewed more than 1,200 millionaires and …

Self-improvement

Elon Musk's Huge Battery in South Australia Made $1 Million in Profit in Just a Few Days

Fast, clean, reliable.<p>On December 1, Tesla's 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk's self-imposed …

South Australia

Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power

<b>The world is rapidly "running out of computing capacity", the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned.</b><p>Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems.<p>Mr Nadella cited the quest to create a catalyst …

Quantum Computing

‘NATO Means War’ Says Russia Ally Caught Between U.S. Military and Conflict in Ukraine

The head of Moldova has said joining Western military alliance NATO would bring conflict to his country, something he wished to avoid by seeking good …

Russia

UK Credit and Debit Card Fee Ban: What you really need to know

<b>The European Union will introduce a blanket ban on card surcharges on Saturday, January 13 – and the United Kingdom has vowed to retain the law when</b> …