Daily Archives: January 7, 2019

Atlis XT electric truck promises 20,000-pound towing and a 15-minute charge

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/07/atlis-xt-pickup/ Electric pickup trucks are definitely on their way and EV startup Atlis is showing its XT pickup truck in these renderings. The Atlis truck claims some interesting specs and features, with a clear intent of providing some real-world solutions … Continue reading

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The Weather Channel app has been accused of tracking users and then selling their data

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612719/the-weather-channel-app-has-been-accused-of-tracking-users-and-then-selling/ The Weather Channel app has been accused of tracking users and then selling their data The City of Los Angeles is suing The Weather Channel, claiming it collects, shares and sells users’ location data without their consent. The … Continue reading

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Behold! SpaceX’s 1st Crew Dragon Spaceship Is On the Launchpad

https://www.space.com/42916-spacex-first-crew-dragon-spaceship-launchpad.html A crew access arm reaches toward SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon spacecraft atop its Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Pad 39A of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Jan. 3, 2019 ahead of an uncrewed test flight. … Continue reading

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Laser-Blasted Plasma Is Cooler Than Deep Space…Literally

https://www.space.com/42909-plasma-cooled-with-lasers.html Rice University physicists reported the first laser-cooled neutral plasma, a breakthrough that could lead to simulators for exotic states of matter that occur at the center of Jupiter or white dwarf stars. Credit: Brandon Martin/Rice University Researchers who … Continue reading

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Spanwise Adaptive Wing

https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/1304-tb/techbriefs/aerospace/33614-lew-tops-124?Itemid=690 NASA’s Glenn Research Center developed a novel means of articulating the outboard portion of an aircraft wing to create the optimal geometry for given flight conditions. The Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) concept employs a high-force, solid-state Shape Memory Alloy … Continue reading

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Renew Your TSA Precheck Membership Online Up to Six Months Before it Expires

https://lifehacker.com/renew-your-tsa-precheck-membership-online-up-to-six-mon-1831448787 Photo: John Moore/Getty Images If your TSA Precheck is set to expire soon, renewing it might be a bit easier than you think. The TSA is now allowing fliers to renew their enrollment in the program online and up … Continue reading

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HQ Trivia Doesn’t Always Pay Players Their Winnings And Won’t Say Why

https://kotaku.com/hq-trivia-doesnt-always-pay-players-their-winnings-and-1831495451 For months, players in HQ Trivia, a trivia app that offers cash prizes, say they have been having issues getting their money. HQ Trivia is basically Bar Trivia: The App. Twice a day, every day, there’s a live trivia … Continue reading

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