Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Boeing says its composites R&D center will be turned to other purposes, ending an...

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Boeing says it’ll be repurposing the Seattle-area facility that has served as the focus for research into the composite materials used in aircraft ranging from the B-2 Stealth b...

Fraud allegations fly in dispute over brain-scanning tech made famous on Netflix’s ‘Making a...

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Neuroscientist Larry Farwell doesn’t read minds, but he can usually catch a liar. For decades, Farwell refined and promoted a system that measures brainwaves to see if someone r...

Boeing agrees to pay $2.5B to resolve criminal fraud case in 737 MAX crisis

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Boeing says it’s entered into a $2.51 billion agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a criminal charge related to the Federal Aviation Administration’s evaluati...

FCC awards SpaceX $886 million for satellite internet network

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The Federal Communications Commission announced $9.2 billion in awards to companies providing broadband internet to rural areas across the US, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX was one of t...

SpaceX flies Starship prototype rocket to highest altitude yet — but doesn’t stick the...

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During a test flight on Wednesday, SpaceX flew a prototype of its next generation Starship rocket to its highest height yet in the skies above Texas — but failed to stick the lan...

Virgin Galactic aborts first powered spaceflight from New Mexico spaceport

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This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic had to abort its first powered test flight of its spaceplane from the company’s home in New Mexico, bringi...

The pandemic couldn’t keep the space industry down

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As most of the world slowed to a pandemic-induced halt this year, the space industry rocketed forward. A pair of astronauts launched to orbit on a private spacecraft for the first ...

Japan confirms its asteroid mission returned samples of space rocks

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This morning, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, confirmed that its mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth did indeed bring home some space rocks. Engin...

Startup Astra reaches space for the first time — but barely misses orbit

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Astra, a California-based startup aimed at launching small satellites, successfully launched its rocket to space for the first time yesterday from Alaska, but the vehicle barely mi...

Amazon’s Project Kuiper reveals design of antennas customers will use for internet-from-space constellation

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Today, Amazon revealed the design of the antennas its customers will use to tap into the company’s upcoming massive satellite constellation, Project Kuiper, designed to provide b...
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Amazon Prime Video rolling out individual profiles to allow users to...

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Amazon Prime Video is embracing personalization, allowing users to create and manage multiple profiles within accounts, the company announced Tuesday. The move by the streaming se...

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