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President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'

President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'Donald Trump said he'll pull out of a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if he feels it’s “not going to be fruitful”


  • April 19th 2018 at 04:29

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Almost 15 years after a $10 million competition gave a boost to private-sector spaceflight, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is kicking off another launch contest with a $10 million grand prize. The DARPA Launch Challenge — officially unveiled here today at the 34th Space Symposium — won’t send people to the edge of space, as the Ansari X Prize did in 2004. But it will introduce some new twists for the launch industry. Contest rules call for teams to be given the full details about where and when they’ll launch, what kind of payload they’ll launch,… Read More


  • April 19th 2018 at 01:15

First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemies

First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemiesStronger, faster and technologically smarter, here’s a look at Long range anti surface missiles. These “super” missiles can be fired from the air or sea and is poised to deliver far more damage.


  • April 19th 2018 at 17:24

Elon Musk's seven top tips to boost business, including walking out of bad meetings

Elon Musk's seven top tips to boost business, including walking out of bad meetingsTesla boss Elon Musk says excessive meetings are "blight on business" - and also urges workers to bypass managers to get the job done.


  • April 19th 2018 at 13:00

A start-up that aims to discover new drugs for incurable illnesses is now worth $2 billion after funding

A start-up that aims to discover new drugs for incurable illnesses is now worth $2 billion after fundingBenevolentAI said the latest round of funding will help it scale drug development and its AI platform.


  • April 19th 2018 at 12:48

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their PostsIt's unclear why the oath of re-enlistment was undertaken with a dinosaur puppet


  • April 19th 2018 at 11:57

Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff Bezos

Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff BezosAmazon shipped five billion items with Prime worldwide in 2017


  • April 19th 2018 at 02:21

The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn

The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists WarnA bleak new study describes the profound damage that climate change has


  • April 19th 2018 at 02:59

Watch NASA's TESS planet-hunting satellite launch into space

Watch NASA's TESS planet-hunting satellite launch into spaceNASA’s new planet-hunting TESS satellite launched into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday. The satellite launched into Earth’s orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


  • April 18th 2018 at 19:02

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellitesA satellite company planning to launch a $1bn (£700m) network of satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" coverage of the Earth has been backed by former Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Japanese tech giant Softbank. The tech leaders are backing EarthNow, which plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in video surveillance and provide live video feedback with only one second of delay. The Washington-based satellite company has the backing of aerospace giant Airbus as well as billionaire Gates and Softbank, the Japanese conglomerate that has invested billions in tech companies from Uber to chipmaker Arm. EarthNow founder Russel Hannigan said: "Our objective is simple; we want to connect you visually with Earth in real-time." Hannigan told the Wall Street Journal the price of the project could run to $1bn, although the companies did not disclose the value of the investment. Hannigan said the first funding would cover the planning stage of the project. Softbank has invested heavily in space and satellite companies under enigmatic chief executive Masayoshi Son. t has previously invested in satellite start-up OneWeb for $1bn, whose founder Greg Wyler added his backing to the start-up. Future space exploration Some of the applications will include services for government and commercial customers, as well as tracking illegal fishing, watching weather systems or tracking natural migrations. EarthNow said it would also enable live feed of the earth to be viewable from a smartphone or tablet. "We believe the ability to see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered will help all of us better appreciate and ultimately care for our one and only home," Hannigan said. EarthNow is just the latest start-up to benefit from a wave of funding in space technologies. In 2017, there were 67 equity fundings in space start-ups to the tune of $2.9bn. Most recently, US rocket company SpaceX is reportedly raising $500m from investors. Technology intelligence - newsletter promo - EOA


  • April 19th 2018 at 12:21

U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine Explosion

U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine ExplosionPressure on the Federal Aviation Administration has mounted after an engine on a Southwest jet blew apart


  • April 19th 2018 at 07:05

Everything You Need to Know About the April 20 National School Walkout

Everything You Need to Know About the April 20 National School WalkoutIt's the second major school walkout planned in two months


  • April 18th 2018 at 23:27

President Trump Can’t Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?

President Trump Can’t Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?While Trump launches bombs — and brags about a nuclear button — Congress dithers


  • April 18th 2018 at 20:26

How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain

How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage BrainYoung people who used marijuana tended to have lower scores on memory tests


  • April 18th 2018 at 17:00

Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...

Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...The "Squawk Box" crew talks about some of the morning's top news stories, including an update on earnings, and NASA's successful launch of a satellite with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


  • April 19th 2018 at 12:43

NASA is to use 3-D-printed parts for the first time in outer space

NASA is to use 3-D-printed parts for the first time in outer spaceNASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to launch next year for a journey around the moon.


  • April 17th 2018 at 17:47
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