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Test flights on tap for Space Perspective’s luxury high-altitude balloon

Enlarge / Space Perspective's first test capsule, Excelsior, has a diameter of approximately 16 feet (4.9 meters). (credit: Space Perspective) Space Perspective could begin test flights of its privately owned capsule suspended under a high-altitude balloon within the next couple of months, the company's co-founder told...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 04:09
iMessage gets a major makeover that puts it on equal footing with Signal

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) iMessage is getting a major makeover that makes it among the two messaging apps most prepared to withstand the coming advent of quantum computing, largely at parity with Signal or arguably incrementally more hardened. On Wednesday, Apple said messages sent through iMessage will now be protected...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 04:09
Unvaccinated Florida kids exposed to measles can skip quarantine, officials say

Enlarge / Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo speaks during a press conference at Neo City Academy in Kissimmee, Florida. (credit: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) A sixth student at Florida's Manatee Bay Elementary School outside of Fort Lauderdale has a confirmed case of measles, health officials...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 02:13
Ala. hospital halts IVF after state’s high court ruled embryos are “children”

Enlarge / Nitrogen tanks holding tens of thousands of frozen embryos and eggs sit in the embryology lab at New Hope Fertility Center in New York City on December 20, 2017. (credit: Getty | Carolyn Van Houten) The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) health system is halting in vitro fertilization treatment in the...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 02:13
Blue Origin has emerged as the likely buyer for United Launch Alliance

Enlarge / The first Vulcan rocket fires off its launch pad in Florida in January 2024. (credit: United Launch Alliance) The rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, has emerged as the sole finalist to buy United Launch Alliance. The sale is not official, and nothing has been formally announced....

Thu Feb 22, 2024 00:55
Google launches “Gemini Business” AI, adds $20 to the $6 Workspace bill

Enlarge (credit: Google) Google went ahead with plans to launch Gemini for Workspace today. The big news is the pricing information, and you can see the Workspace pricing page is new, with every plan offering a "Gemini add-on." Google's old AI-for-Business plan, "Duet AI for Google Workspace," is dead, though it never...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 00:55

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