Monthly Archives: October 2016

DARPA provides last contract award on current hypersonic programs but will start new hypersonic programs and have two 2019 test flights

DARPA awarded Raytheon a $174.7 million contract today for a program designed to develop technologies that would enable weapon systems to fly more than five times the speed of sound — the third and final contract expected for the agency's

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New materials and technology will make a new supersonic passenger jet four times cheaper than the Concorde

Times have changed since the supersonic Concorde was made. Eli Dourado is the director of the Mercatus Center’s Technology Policy Program discusses the changes in technology that will make a new commercial supersonic passenger jet. Modern materials such as carbon

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Bill de Blasio ‘Confused’ By Former Top Homelessness Official’s Criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Lilliam Barrios-Paoli’s attacks on his indigent policies puzzled him, since she designed so many of them.

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“I Have Outlived My Own Life”: Living Under Siege in Aleppo

In the early hours of September 23rd, Omar Dawood was sleeping in a second-floor bedroom in eastern Aleppo with his wife and three children when a rocket hit their building. Three of four structures housing the White Helmets, a volunteer

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Web Pioneer Tries to Incubate a Second Digital Revolution

Twenty years ago, Brian Behlendorf helped kick-start the Web—now he’s betting the technology behind Bitcoin can make the world fairer.

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Review: PowerUp FPV drone looks good, on paper

In a world of remote-controlled toys, PowerUp has stood out by reinvigorating the oft-forgotten pastime of folding and flying paper airplanes. Back in 2013, the company had released its third-generation paper airplane conversion kit, which offered direct control via mobile

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Review: PowerUp FPV drone looks good, on paper

In a world of remote-controlled toys, PowerUp has stood out by reinvigorating the oft-forgotten pastime of folding and flying paper airplanes. Back in 2013, the company had released its third-generation paper airplane conversion kit, which offered direct control via mobile

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Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code

 A startup called Primo Toys today began online and retail sales of its latest educational product, the Cubetto, a programmable wooden robot for kids as young as 3. The London startup, which is a graduate of the PCH Highway 1

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Asia-focused dating app Paktor lands $32.5M to push into ‘social entertainment’

 Paktor, a Tinder-like app for dating from Singapore, has raised $32.5 million in new funding as it aims to diversify into new kinds of mobile entertainment. Read More Go to Source

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Comptroller Says City’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Program ‘More of the Same’

Scott Stringer gave the city a D+ for the second year in a row on his annual MWBE report card.

Posted in Future News

Kingston Digital 256GB waterproof Class 10 UHS-I microSDXC card has lifetime warranty

Believe it or not, I am still amazed by the small physical size of microSD cards. I am from an era where 100MB Zip Disks were revolutionary, so having multiple gigabytes on a card that is smaller than a postage stamp

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Why Is Donald Trump in Michigan and Wisconsin?

According to the polls, Donald Trump has been trailing Hillary Clinton badly in Michigan and Wisconsin for months. In Michigan, two surveys taken last week showed Clinton leading by seven percentage points. In a third poll, the margin was six points. It’s

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Cloud development platform Nitrous.io shuts down

 Nitrous.io, an online development environment and IDE, today announced that it is shutting down its service on November 14. The service is now closed for new signups and the team says it will refund any payments made after October 16. Nitrous’

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Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji 🎉

 Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new gender and race options with

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How do you Celebrate From Dusk Till Dawn’s 20th Anniversary? With a Movie Screening

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Robert Rodriguez teamed up with Quentin Tarantino and got George Clooney to agree to a (spoiler alert) absurd vampire movie? Yes, From Dusk Till Dawn […] Go to Source

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How nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

The strength of spinach isn’t only in its nutrients, but also in its ability to be hacked to function as a sensor, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An MIT team used wonder-material carbon nanotubes to give

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How nanobionic spinach plants can detect explosives

The strength of spinach isn’t only in its nutrients, but also in its ability to be hacked to function as a sensor, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. An MIT team used wonder-material carbon nanotubes to give

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What you need to know about business intelligence

Business intelligence, like military intelligence, is sometimes jokingly described as being a contradiction in terms. But in fact, in the era of big data and the Internet of things, the potential benefits to be gained from BI are greater than

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Ride-Hailing Apps Have a Racism Problem

Travelers with African-American-sounding names suffer longer waits and more cancellations than their white-sounding counterparts.

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Tips & tricks for optimizing iOS 10

iOS 10, Apple’s latest mobile software, rolled out last month. Like past Apple updates, it mostly maintains the previous operating system’s clean-and-cool exterior, but packs in new features that are not always immediately apparent. Here’s a primer on how to

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