Daily Archives: January 28, 2019

Richard Branson Expects Commercial Virgin Galactic Flights to Begin in Mid-2019

https://www.space.com/43113-richard-branson-virgin-galactic-commercial-flights-2019.html Richard Branson said Jan. 24 that he expects to go into space on the first SpaceShipTwo commercial flight in the middle of this year, after at least three more test flights in the coming weeks. Credit: MarsScientific.com & Trumbull … Continue reading

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In Photos: Indian Satellites Soar in the Country’s 1st Space Launch of 2019

https://www.space.com/43131-india-pslv-rocket-launch-photos-january-2019.html India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, the PSLV-C44, completed its 46th successful launch and flight on Jan. 24, 2019 and you can see amazing photos of the launch here! The rocket lifted off from a pad at the Indian Space … Continue reading

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Canadians found a safer way to transport oil and, yes, it looks like a hockey puck

https://www.popsci.com/hockey-puck-tar-sands-canada?dom=rss-default&src=syn Our northern neighbors have invented a quintessentially-Canadian way of transporting oil from tar sands: They’re forging it into solid, hockey-puck-like briquettes. Dubbed ‘CanaPux,’ these bitumen-based blocks patented by the Canadian National Railway might make transporting oil by rail safer, … Continue reading

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Tinder Settles for $17 Million After Making People 30 and Older Pay Double

https://gizmodo.com/tinder-settles-for-17-million-after-making-people-30-a-1832054403 Tinder is supposed to dish out $17.25 million dollars worth of cash and in-app features to users over the age of 29 who were required to pay extra for their subscription services. In 2015, the Tinder dating app launched … Continue reading

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Opioid Expert Accuses FDA of ‘Willful Blindness’ After It Approves Powerful New Painkiller

https://gizmodo.com/opioid-expert-accuses-fda-of-willful-blindness-after-it-1832064463 FDA chief Scott Gottlieb, above, testifying at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing onthe opioid crisis in 2017Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) An expert tasked with helping the Food and Drug Administration weigh potential new opioid drug approvals … Continue reading

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‘Whisper’ laser tech sends audible messages to specific people

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/28/whisper-laser-tech-sound-to-targeted-people/ vladimir_n via Getty Images Researchers from MIT have discovered a way to send highly targeted audio signals directly to someone’s ear at a distance using laser beams. The system works using the “photoacoustic” effect, where water vapor in the … Continue reading

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As scooters gain popularity, injuries pile up

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/28/scooter-sharing-rental-injuries/ There is no such thing as transportation without risks. Some forms are riskier than others, but they all have hazards, including the most recent transportation trend, shared scooters. Bloomberg recently highlighted a small-sample study in California from JAMA Network … Continue reading

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