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The hidden story behind one of SpaceX’s wettest and wildest launches

Enlarge / Is that sooty rocket lifting off with the CRS-3 mission in 2014 a reused booster? No, it is not. (credit: SpaceX) Ten years ago today, when a Falcon 9 rocket took off from Florida, something strange happened. Dramatically, as the rocket lifted off, a fountain of dirty water splashed upward alongside the vehicle,...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
All the pieces are in place for the first crew flight of Boeing’s Starliner

Enlarge / Technicians inside United Launch Alliance's Vertical Integration Facility connect Boeing's Starliner spacecraft to the top of its Atlas V rocket Tuesday. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Ground teams on Florida's Space Coast hoisted Boeing's Starliner spacecraft atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
This app tries to do what Apple couldn’t: Multiple Mac monitors on Vision Pro

Enlarge / Here it is: two virtual Mac displays in Vision Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple's Vision Pro headset holds the promise to be a powerful extension of your Mac workflow, but the Mac integration it shipped with is just neat, not a big step forward. Now, an app by established independent developers Jordi Bruin, Mathijs...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
OpenAI winds down AI image generator that blew minds and forged friendships in 2022

Enlarge / An AI-generated image from DALL-E 2 created with the prompt "A painting by Grant Wood of an astronaut couple, american gothic style." (credit: AI Pictures That Go Hard / X) When OpenAI's DALL-E 2 debuted on April 6, 2022, the idea that a computer could create relatively photorealistic images on demand based on...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:46
Life-threatening rat pee infections reach record levels in NYC

Enlarge / A rat looks for food while on a subway platform at the Columbus Circle - 59th Street station on May 8, 2023, in New York City. (credit: Getty | Gary Hershorn) A life-threatening bacterial infection typically spread through rat urine sickened a record number of people in New York City last year—and this year...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 02:52
Kremlin-backed actors spread disinformation ahead of US elections

Enlarge (credit: da-kuk/Getty) Kremlin-backed actors have stepped up efforts to interfere with the US presidential election by planting disinformation and false narratives on social media and fake news sites, analysts with Microsoft reported Wednesday. The analysts have identified several unique influence-peddling groups...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 01:53

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