Relativity Space, a three year old start up, that wishes to send 3D printed rockets to space have finally received a launchpad in Cape Canaveral. Cape Canaveral is America’s busiest spaceport. Relativity is reportedly taking over a site called LC-16. This pad was previously used by the US military to launch Titan and Pershing ballistic missiles at a point in time. The announcement was made by the company on Thursday. According to the company, they have a five-year agreement with US Air Force to operate out of the launchpad in Cape Canaveral.
Relativity will be the fourth company to gain access to the popular [...]
Researchers in a recent study have revealed that an observation was made of a mysterious bright object that lit up the night sky. This sudden glow spotted from Earth, 200 million light years away disappeared as quickly as it had appeared. Scientists believe it may have been the exact moment that a star collapsed into a compact object. This might be the birth of a black hole or a neutron star.The Cow
Nicknamed ‘The Cow’, the formation of a blackhole is the direct result of a star’s death. The scientists also said that such a phenomenon, the birth of a black hole, has never been witnessed before. Raffaella Margutti, was [...]
After a few disastrous incidents of flight delays, cancellations and near misses, UK is all set to put regulations in place for drone flights near airports. It is also reported that all major UK airports now have or will soon have military grade anti-drone equipment.UK’s Drone Regulations
Very recently the military were called in to help when drone sightings causing massive delays at Heathrow Airport. Another such incident involved Gatwick airport when drone flights caused major disruption affecting 140,000 passengers just before Christmas. UK government wishes to or already has technology installed at other critical infrastructure such as prisons, power [...]
SpaceX, short for Space Exploration Technologies Corp is a privately owned American company that manufactures aerospace vehicles and offers space transportation services. The company was founded in 2002 and has since developed two lineups of aerospace vehicles which are Falcon and Dragon. SpaceX has successfully developed orbital rockets that are capable of being reused. This feature allows SpaceX rockets to drastically reduce the costs of launching satellites in and around earth’s orbit. On 11 January 2019, the company successfully launched its first rocket of the year.Falcon 9 Successfully Launches The Last Batch Of Iridium Satellites
SpaceX previously signed a [...]
The past week has been a bit troublesome for Google & CEO Sundar Pichai. Recently, more than 20,000 Google employee’s participated in a mass protest. The protest was against the unequal treatment of sex offenders based on their post within the company. The issue has its origins leading to Andy Rubin, the founder of Android. He left Google in the year 2014 after sexual assault charges from a female colleague; which was proven true later. But, he was given a severance of $ 90 Million before his exit. The amount which he would receive in the form of $ 2 million monthly instalments for the upcoming four years.Cause Of Protest
The New York Times recently [...]
Twitter was ablaze with users commenting about how they had suddenly been logged out of their Facebook apps. This seemed to be faced by a lot of users, and you might be one of them too. The reason is the latest breach into Facebook’s security system which affected almost 50 million accounts.
Also Read: Sony Introduces PlayStation Classic, With 20 Pre-Loaded GamesThe Hack:
The breach was detected by Facebook on 25th September. A hacker or some hackers had used a vulnerability in the code of the social networking giant to gain access to user accounts. This was done by gaining control of the access tokens for the accounts. The access tokens are basically what allow [...]
Panasonic has announced two models of its first full-frame mirrorless camera. The Lumix S1 and S1R cameras support 4K video at up to 60 fps. The devices will use the new L-Mount lenses from Panasonic and have a 35 mm full-frame image sensor.
The cameras were introduced at Photokina 2018 is claimed to be ‘dedicated to professionals’ by the company and form the base of the Lumix S series of cameras. The Lumix S1R has a massive 47 Megapixel sensor while the S1 has a 24 Megapixel sensor. The cameras are also equipped with Dual I.S image stabilisation. This enables handheld shots for dark or distant scenes which would otherwise require a [...]
A Samsung Galaxy Note 9 caught fire inside of a woman’s purse in New York, earlier this month. This claim was made in a lawsuit filed by the woman against Samsung. The woman hopes for a restraining order on the sales of the Note 9.
The report was filed by Diane Chung, who claims that she was in an elevator when this incident took place. She noticed that her Galaxy Note 9 had become incredibly hot and therefore stopped using her phone and dropped it into her purse. After a while she heard a ‘whistling and screeching sound’ and saw ‘thick smoke’ appearing from her bag. She then emptied her purse on to the floor of the elevator. However, it [...]
3D printing has a come long way since its inception. From developing straightforward and simple products to now printing intricate and massive structures, there has been quite a growth in the field of 3D printing.
Militaries from all over the world have recognised the utility of 3D printing as a cost effective resource for the future. They’ve eyed 3D printing for printing up replacement parts for warplanes, grenade launchers, and even meals for soldiers. The US Navy recently, teamed up with Oak Ridge National to develop a concept submersible which was printed under 4 weeks.
Using 3D printing to develop weapons sounds futuristic, but, it will be a viable option in [...]
A Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge unit has appeared on the Dubai counterpart of Craigslist called Dubizzle. It’s being sold for 4500 AED or approximately $1100 (about Rs.75,000). The phone comes with all accessories inside the box.
There have been lots of leaks over the last couple of days, outing design details of the Galaxy S7 Edge and this latest development shows this S7 Edge unit to be in line with them. But nobody can really be sure of the authenticity of this device which has been “imported from USA”. It may very well turn out to be a dummy unit.
According to reports so far the Galaxy S7 Edge will come equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display when it [...]
There is no end to the data that is being produced every single day all over the planet. From selfies to controversial art to international documents of utmost secrecy, to name a few -the data being produced and stored regularly is equivalent to the space on 10 milliion Blue-ray discs.
As data production continues to increase exponentially, there also arises an urgent need to find a way to store all of it. However, it looks like the University of Southampton may have just found the solution. A team of researchers at the university have developed a tiny 5-dimensional (5D) disc capable of storing 360 terabytes of data over 13.8 billion years. Yes, they like their numbers [...]
The unthinkable has happened. Researchers have managed to develop a 3D printer that is capable of bioprinting tissues to be used in transplants. These transplants can include muscle, bone, cartilage and even an entire human ear, which is precisely what the team has achieved.
The study has been published by researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and has provided modern medicine with a 3D printer called the integrated tissue-organ printer (ITOP). It is the first of its kind printer capable of printing human-scale tissue constructs.
Even though the technology has still not been tested on humans, the team has tried it with lab rats where 3D printed [...]