Monthly Archives: October 2018

Jealous: Dad Builds Light-Up Star Destroyer On Bicycle For Son’s Halloween Costume

https://geekologie.com/2018/10/jealous-dad-builds-light-up-star-destroy.php This is a video demonstration of the bicycle-based Star Destroyer costume father Andrew Guy built for his son Aidan. He says it took several months of planning and construction to have ready for Halloween, and includes a hidden speaker … Continue reading

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Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1404099 An alleged hacking conspiracy targeted designs for a turbofan engine similar to this one. 1 Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges that accused two Chinese government intelligence officers and eight alleged co-conspirators of conducting sustained computer intrusions into 13 … Continue reading

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Waymo gets California OK to test self-driving cars with no backup driver

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/31/waymo-california-self-driving-testing-no-backup-human/ WASHINGTON — Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit on Tuesday became the first company to receive a permit from the state of California to test driverless vehicles without a backup driver in the front seat, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles … Continue reading

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Toyota and Pizza Hut collaborate on truck-mounted autonomous oven

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/30/toyota-pizza-hut-pie-pro-truck-oven-sema/ If you can’t bring more customers to your pizza oven, bring more pizza ovens to your customers. That seems to be the idea behind Pizza Hut’s Pie Pro, a Toyota Tundra with an automated robotic pizza oven mounted in … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch’s Rocket Carrier, the Biggest Airplane Ever Built, Aces Fastest Runway Test Yet

https://www.space.com/42281-stratolaunch-rocket-mothership-runway-test-video.html The biggest airplane ever built, which will tote a variety of satellite-launching rockets into the sky, just got a step closer to flight. Stratolaunch Systems, which was established in 2011 by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, … Continue reading

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Just Smashed Two Records in a Single Day

https://gizmodo.com/nasa-s-parker-solar-probe-just-smashed-two-records-in-a-1830094588 Artist’s depiction of the Parker Solar Probe. Image: NASA NASA’s historic mission to “touch the Sun” just reached two important milestones: It now holds the record for the closest approach to the Sun by a human-built object—and also the … Continue reading

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Heads Up, Some DJI Drones Are Just Falling Out of the Sky

https://gizmodo.com/heads-up-some-dji-drones-are-just-falling-from-the-sky-1830097643 DJI booth at CES Las Vegas 2018Photo: Getty DJI has revealed that one of its drone products is having issues that are causing some to plummet from the sky. The company released a warning on Friday: DJI is aware … Continue reading

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