Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Scientists Reconstruct an Object by Photographing Its Shadow

https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-reconstruct-an-object-by-photographing-its-shadow Vivek Goyal isn’t a professional photographer, but he and his colleagues have developed an intriguing party trick: they can capture the image of an object completely out of sight. They demonstrated the trick in a windowless room on the … Continue reading

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China’s Latest Cloned-Monkey Experiment Is an Ethical Mess

https://gizmodo.com/chinas-latest-cloned-monkey-experiment-is-an-ethical-me-1831987348 The cloned monkeysScreenshot: Science China Press Chinese researchers have cloned five gene-edited monkeys with a host of genetic disease symptoms, according to two scientific papers published today. The researchers say they want to use the gene-edited macaques for biomedical … Continue reading

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Amazon starts testing its ‘Scout’ delivery robot

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/23/amazon-scout-delivery-robot/ Amazon Amazon is working on delivery robots, and it’s already bringing the self-driving machines to the streets. Starting today, six Amazon Scout devices are delivering packages in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, north of Amazon’s Seattle home base. … Continue reading

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Xiaomi Just Revealed Its Prototype Dual Foldable Phone and a Bit of the Future

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/01/23/xiaomis-just-revealed-its-prototype-dual-foldable-phone-and-a-bit-of-the-future/ Flexible or foldable phones are coming, more than likely with Samsung leading the way. Don’t forget about companies like Xiaomi, though, who just showed off a prototype of a foldable phone that looks like a future I’m not … Continue reading

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New Shepard makes 10th launch as Blue Origin aims to fly humans late in 2019

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1445243 Enlarge / The New Shepard launch system is prepared for Wednesday morning’s flight. Blue Origin 42 with 23 posters participating Under clear West Texas skies on Wednesday morning, Blue Origin’s autonomous New Shepard launch system made what appeared to … Continue reading

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The Sensible Math of Knocking Over Absurdly Large Dominoes

https://www.wired.com/story/the-sensible-math-of-knocking-over-absurdly-large-dominos Everyone has probably played with dominoes. At some point in your childhood, chances are that you tried this game: Line up a bunch of dominoes in a row and then knock one over. Soon the rest of the dominoes … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab to Launch DARPA Satellite in February

https://www.space.com/43090-rocket-lab-will-aunch-darpa-satellite.html A Rocket Lab Electron lifts off Dec. 16 from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The next Electron launch is now scheduled for late February, carrying an experimental smallsat for DARPA. Credit: Rocket Lab/Trevor Mahlmann WASHINGTON … Continue reading

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