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The SpaceX BFR Project: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket managed a successful takeoff in early 2018, orbiting the Earth with a Tesla car inside and completing its …

Elon Musk

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Dementia

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a pre-order campaign for barebones (just the propeller module and two …

Model Aircraft

SpaceX Will Launch the First of Its Global Internet Satellites

Last week, SpaceX realized a decade-long dream of successfully launching the most powerful rocket in the world. The Falcon Heavy’s achievement, …

Space Exploration

Ancient city's LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than they previously thought. LiDAR gave …

Archaeology

If You Think Netflix Has Cash Flow Problems, Wait Until You See Hulu and Amazon

The streamer is taking flak for its cash burn, but its financials look much better than those of its closest rivals.<p>While <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX) …

Investing

18 Really Interesting Facts You Probably Never Knew About Nickelodeon

Have you ever wondered what the slime was made of?

Busta Rhymes

SpaceX's satellite plans include a Tesla twist

SpaceX (Private:SPACE) pushed the launch of its Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base to Feb. 21.<p>The company's rocket is taking the Microsat 2a and …

Space Exploration

Breakthrough as scientists grow sheep embryos containing human cells

Advance brings us closer to growing transplant organs inside animals or being able to genetically tailor compatible organs, say researchers<p>Growing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep embryos containing …

Genetics

Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

It's been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C.<p>That could be changing, according to <i>The</i> …

Elon Musk

It doesn’t look like much, but this black box pulls energy out of thin air

Melanie Gonick<p>In the search for sustainable energy solutions, no idea is too big or too small to consider. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen …

Nanotech

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of human fuel beyond carbs, fat, and protein — and it could have key health implications

One swig of the stuff and I'd had enough. The colorless, odorless liquid tasted like nail polish remover — but I was told it offered unparalleled benefits for my body, so I chugged away, if somewhat skeptically.<p>The small plastic bottle contained pure ketone ester, a substance that a team of …

Diabetes

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lillium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Transportation

I drove the Model 3 for a couple of hours — and it's now my favorite Tesla

I've driven every car Tesla has ever made, from the original Roadster to the Model X SUV. I've sampled Ludicrous Mode acceleration, experimented with Autopilot self-driving tech, and even once "run out of gas" in a Model S.<p>And while it's true that I'm very much looking forward to the bonkers-fast …

Tesla

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of …

Creativity

Why SpaceX Might Attempt a Splashy, Ocean Rocket Landing on Sunday

SpaceX’s next launch is set for Sunday morning, when a Falcon 9 rocket will send a Spanish security & defense satellite to low-Earth orbit after it …

Space Travel

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the …

Space Exploration

Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds

Thanks to ultra-capacitors and hot Hoosiers<p>We offered bemused coverage of this unknown Japanese electric supercar when it first appeared at last year’s Frankfurt show claiming 2-second 0-62-mph acceleration from pretty modest-sounding power and torque output. Then the other day Aspark’s …

Sports Cars

Mercedes' 1,000+ hp Project One hypercar inspires 3,100-hp powerboat

Who said you have to wait for a supercar to be fully prepared before building a boat in its honor? Mercedes-AMG revealed a Project One concept car at …

Frankfurt Motor Show

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on DJI's Mavic Air

If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and the result is the Mavic Air. Not to give you any spoilers, but the Mavic Air does well on all the …

Drones

How Augmented Reality Is Shaping the Future of Play

If you ask 13-year-old Keanu Snyder what he wants for his birthday, he won't tell you about Nerf blasters or Playstation games. He’ll tell you all …

Augmented Reality

Hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow is about to launch a new spaceflight company

Robert Bigelow, who made billions forming the hotel chain Budget Suites of America, is gearing up to launch a new spaceflight company called Bigelow Space Operations.<p>Bigelow, age 72, already owns Bigelow Aerospace, which he founded in 1999. That company built an inflatable room, called the Bigelow …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk’s massive ‘internet in space’ gets underway

If you blink, you could easily miss one of Elon Musk’s many SpaceX projects. The man has so many plates in the air, it’s a wonder they don’t all come …

Elon Musk

How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it

What will happen when the International Space Station ends?<p>The Trump administration wants to end direct NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025 — but that doesn’t necessarily mean the US will stop sending people into orbit around Earth by then. Instead, NASA hopes to transition the …

Space Exploration

This New Graphene Invention Makes Filthy Seawater Drinkable in One Simple Step

2.1 billion people still don't have safe drinking water.<p>Using a type of graphene called Graphair, scientists from Australia have created a water …

Graphene

Physics Creates New Form Of Light That Could Drive The Quantum Computing Revolution

For the first time, scientists have watched groups of three photons interacting and effectively producing a new form of light.<p>In results published in</i> …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Gear & Gadgets

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets.<p>Last year, NASA …

Energy

These Deep Sea Worms Without Butts Likely Haven't Evolved For Millions of Years

So... how do they poop?<p>Long before we were bipedal mammals with skeletons and brains, we were primitive, sack-like sea creatures with no internal …

Biology

Roche To Buy Big Data Upstart Flatiron Health For $1.9 Billion

Roche, the Swiss drug giant, will buy New York-based Flatiron Health, which has become a leader in applying big data approaches to medicine, for $1.9 billion.<p>Roche already owned a 12% stake in Flatiron; in total the deal values Flatiron at $2.1 billion.<p>Flatiron was founded by Nat Turner and Zach …

Biotechnology