Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

Jeff Bezos has unveiled Blue Origin’s lunar lander

https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613512/jeff-bezos-has-unveiled-blue-origins-lunar-lander/ He revealed details about the company’s new rocket, engine, and lunar lander at a private event in Washington DC today. Behind curtain number one… Jeff Bezos unveiled Blue Moon, the company’s lunar lander that has been in the works … Continue reading

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CIA ‘Ninja bomb’ replaces explosives with six long blades

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/us-knife-missile/ The US apparently has a unique approach to minimizing bystander casualties from drone strikes: replace the warhead with old-fashioned knives. The Wall Street Journal has learned that both the CIA and the Pentagon have been using a variant of … Continue reading

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Drones used missiles with knife warhead to take out single terrorist targets

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1502389 Enlarge / A see-through model of the original Hellfire missile. Imagine the center replaced with a set of pop-out blades, and you’ve got the “Flying Ginsu.” Lockheed Martin 17 with 14 posters participating Drone strikes have been the go-to … Continue reading

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The Evidence Is Strong: Air Pollution Seems to Cause Dementia

https://www.wired.com/story/air-pollution-dementia This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A few years ago I stood in a cramped trailer beside the busy 110 freeway in Los Angeles as researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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A Camping Tent With Inflatable Supports That Can Be Pitched In A Minute

https://geekologie.com/2019/05/camping-tent-with-inflatable-supports-th.php This is the Kickstarter campaign for the TentTube ($250 – $300 early bird special, $500 retail, also includes pump and four stakes), a 3kg (~6.5-pound) three person camping tent with an inflatable geodesic support structure that can be blown … Continue reading

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Samsung sensor paves the way for 64-megapixel smartphone cameras

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/09/samsung-64-megapixel-smartphone-camera-sensor/ Samsung has leapt ahead of Sony in the smartphone megapixel wars with the launch of the ISOCELL Bright GW1, the world’s’ first 64-megapixel sensor for smartphones. The chip, while packing more resolution than Samsung’s current 48-megapixel sensor, will use … Continue reading

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