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Launch Pad will increase England’s Space industry capablitesThe UK Space Agency has granted £23.5 million towards the construction of a vertical launch spaceport in Sutherland.Lockheed Martin, working with spaceflight company Orbex, will build the launch pad on the north coast of Scotland.Successful construction will give the UK its first launchpad to launch satellites.The government has been mulling the idea of home spaceports for a decade now, and has updated the legislation that would make them possible.There is a vibrant small satellite manufacturing sector in the UK, and enabling customers to launch their spacecraft locally should give an added boost to the industry.
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Instead, the $2.65 million vessel was named RRS Sir David Attenborough, a British broadcaster who pushed the button to launch the ship, the BBC reported.“To see this magnificent hull with my name on it is the greatest possible honour,” Attenborough said, according to a British Antarctic Survey tweet.Attenborough, 92, is a brother of the late filmmaker Richard Attenborough, director of "Gandhi," "Jurassic Park," and many other films, who died in 2014.Jane Francis, director of the British Antarctic Survey, talked about why the ship was named for David Attenborough.“This is a serious science ship that required the name of a serious scientist,” Francis said, according to the Guardian.“Its name recognises all the love and esteem the British public holds for Sir David Attenborough.”
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The remnant thunderstorms from former Tropical Storm Beryl were bringing some areas of heavy rain to the Bahamas when the GPM satellite passed overhead.The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall being generated from Beryl's remnants on July 11 at 8:31 a.m. EDT (1231 UTC).GPM found two areas of heavy rain where rain was falling at more than 1.6 inches per hour.When GPM passed overhead, Crooked Island was experiencing the heaviest rainfall.The other area of heavy rainfall was over the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Crooked Island.GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency known as JAXA.
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Adam Smith, who illuminated their function on the first page of The Wealth of Nations, offered the celebrated example of a pin factory: “I have a seen a small manufactory… where ten men only were employed, and where some of them consequently performed two or three distinct operations.[They] could make among them upwards of forty-eight thousand pins a day… Separately and independently… they certainly could not each of them have made twenty, perhaps not one pin a day.”But the benefits of factories suggest their limitations.In another industrial revolution, humans are making new things in novel ways into hitherto impossible shapes, using the technology of a fizzled craze: 3D printing.This summer, I visited the future of manufacturing at the headquarters of Desktop Metal, a startup in Burlington, Massachusetts, which is building printers that make metal parts.Co-founded in 2016 by the serial entrepreneur Ric Fulop and four MIT professors, including Emmanuel Sachs (who first coined the term “3D printing”), Desktop Metal has raised over $277 million from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, General Electric, BMW, and Ford, and is valued at more than $1 billion.
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Google is making several updates to Google Pay, its recently-rebranded service for all its different payments tools.Most of these updates were announced earlier this year, but now, Google says they’re actually going live in the app.One of the additions is peer-to-peer payments.You could already pay or request money from a friend through Google Pay Send, but as of today, you can also do it into the main Google Pay app.Gerardo Capiel, Director of Product Management at Google Pay, noted that this makes it easier to split the bill with your friends — if you bought something with Google Pay, you can tap on the purchase and then request payment from up to five people.Since Google is basically combining two apps, it sounds like Google Pay Send isn’t long for this world — as Capiel put it, “We want to basically bring everything into Google Pay,” but he said the timing is “TBD” on when Pay Send might be shut down.
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If you watch Ant-Man and the Wasp hoping for clues to the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, you’ll probably be disappointed: Although the just-released film coming out a few months after Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp actually takes place earlier, and it’s focused almost entirely on the personal struggles of its heroes.In fact, after Infinity War, there was at least one article wondering, “How the hell are we supposed to care about Ant-Man and the Wasp now?” In other words, after you’ve watched armies of Marvel heroes battling for the fate of the universe, how can you care about an adventure that takes place earlier, with a mere two superheroes?At the same time, it’s also a sequel, and the 20th (!)Instead, she’s putting on her own costume, fighting crime directly and searching for her long-lost mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer).In many ways, Hope proves to be a more competent superhero than Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), who took on the mantle of Ant-Man in the previous film.Rather remarkably, this is the first time a female superhero has made it into the title of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film (Marvel characters like Black Widow and Gamora have thus far been limited to team movies, or appeared as supporting characters in someone else’s story).
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When Google introduced Google Duplex, its AI assistant designed to speak like a human, the company showed off how the average person could use the tech to save time making reservations and whatnot.A report from The Information suggests Google may be making a play to find other applications for its human-sounding assistant and has already started experimenting with ways to use Duplex to do with away roles currently filled by humans — a move that could have ramifications for millions of people.Citing a person familiar with Google’s plans, The Information reported the company is already in conversation with at least one potential customer that would like to integrate Duplex into its operations.A spokesperson for Google told Gizmodo the following:We’re currently focused on consumer use cases for the Duplex technology where we can help people get things done, rather than applying it to potential enterprise use cases.Duplex is designed to operate in very specific use cases, and currently we’re focused on testing with restaurant reservations, hair salon booking, and holiday hours with a limited set of trusted testers.
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Amazon Prime members have just been given yet another great extra for their subscription fee – exclusive access to the brand new HTC Desire 12.For any Prime members that like the look of the new handset, they will be able to pre-order the Desire 12 ahead of the general release date of July 14.That means a decent mid-range smartphone for a relatively meagre £149.Exclusive pre-orders are a new departure for Amazon, and could herald its greater participation in future phone launches."Seeing Amazon dip their toe in the mobile phone pre-order deal waters is an unexpected move from the retail giant," said Adam Marshall, Editor of Subscriptions and Services at TechRadar, "We can't imagine every phone manufacturer would want to limit the reach of their handsets at pre-order phase, but making a handset appear more exclusive in this way could work for some brands and devices.It also feels like a nice little promotional perk for Amazon ahead of Prime Day in just a couple of weeks' time."
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Since launching in 2009, the Founder Institute has helped launch over 1,310 new technology companies across 85 cities, 40 countries, and six continents.These companies have gone on to do great things, and create over 10,000+ new jobs.Over the past week, GoFar and MakerBloks achieve crowdfunding goals within two days on Kickstarter, Mywedhelper selected as a winner of the MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship program, and more Grad News.Below is a roundup of recent Founder Institute Graduates in the news:GoFar Hits Goal on Kickstarter within 48 hrs to Make Every Car a "Smart Car": GoFar - Improve your car's mileage by up to 22% (Kickstarter): GoFar, a Sydney Graduate, makes every car a "smart car", providing any driver with real-time feedback to help them reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions, improve safety on the road, and cut time in traffic.For more information read their complete story!
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Both Facebook and Twitter announced today a series of transparency features that they hope will boost trust in the social platforms and deter bad actors.Twitter announced in a series of tweets the launch of a ‘political campaigning policy,’ that will show anyone, regardless of whether they have an account or not, billing information, ad spend, demographic data, and impression data.Today, we are launching our Political Campaigning Policy in the U.S. to provide clear insight into how we define political content and who is advertising political content on Twitter.— Twitter Public Policy (@Policy) May 24, 2018In a more-detailed blog post, Twitter also said that information will include whether an advocacy group or other entity posting political ads on the platform were officially endorsed by a candidate.Facebook, as rumored from earlier this week, released two added measures to a plan it laid out in May to be more transparent with any advertising displayed on its platforms, a follow-up to a post the site made in May specifically for midterm elections.
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Regeringen skjuter till 900 miljoner kronor till Uppsala kommun för bygget av Ulltunalänken, det vill säga spårväg mellan Bergsbrunna och Södra staden i Uppsala, rapporterar P4 Uppland.– Det möjliggör att bygga upp till 33.000 bostäder i södra Uppsala, säger bostadsministern Peter Eriksson (MP) till radiokanalen.Det miljöpartistiska kommunalrådet Maria Gardfjell säger till P4 Uppland att spårvagnslinjerna i Uppsala kommer att vara utbyggda om tio år.
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Det nya teamet uppges komma att kombinera tidigare arbeten inom hälsovårdsinnovation genom artificiell intelligens och molndata med fokus nu på partnerskap och strategier över koncernen, rapporterar Engadget.Samtidigt som Microsoft väljer att göra detta rustar man även på personalsidan.Bland andra hämtar man Joshua Mandel som tidigare jobbat för Verily Life Sciences, som ägs och drivs av Alphabet som ju också äger Google.Mandel blir arkitektchef för den nya gruppen inom Microsoft och han kommer att jobba med det öppna molnet som hälsosystemen kommer att kunna använda, uppges det.Microsoft väljer att kalla hela den nya teamsatsningen för Microsoft Healthcare, skriver tekniksajten.
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The Elgato Eve product line already has a number of smart home sensors designed to work with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform.As of Wednesday, Elgato Systems will focus exclusively on its HomeKit-centric smart home line and will rebrand as Eve Systems.Before developing smart home products, Elgato first became known for video game accessories.That branch of the company, and the Elgato name, have been sold to Corsair -- another manufacturer of gaming peripherals.You might already have a couple of products in the Elgato Eve product line.Eve Room measures temperature and humidity.
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Following an announcement last month about four new Pokémon games coming to the Nintendo Switch, the first has now arrived on mobile as a free-to-play title.It’s called Pokémon Quest, and it takes you to a new environ called Tumblecube Island that’s filled with the mini monsters, as well as collectibles to power them up for battle.The game features cute voxel art-style graphics, with plenty of colorful, blocky flora and fauna filling your screen.You’ll start off exploring the island with a single Pokémon, who you can send off on expeditions to fight other monsters, and collect items for boosting itself and stocking up your base camp.As you progress through levels, you’ll grow your squad of Pokémon, level them up, and fortify your base to attract more powerful monsters.From the first hour I played, I found the action easy enough to get into with dead-simple controls – but I’m not sure there’s much more to this game than tapping special move buttons, and powering up your characters.
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Youtube beats on the big drum and making a dark comedy series called On Becoming a god in Central Florida.We will see Kirsten Dunst in the lead role and the series will be produced by George Clooney and his production company, Smokehouse Productions.Kirsten Dunst, who also will be executive producer, will play Krystal Gill.A new ye widow who becomes bankrupt.”A recently widowed, impoverished Orlando water park employee schemes and cons her way up the ranks of the multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme, which ruined her financially in the first place.”the Series will premiere on the newly launched Youtube Premium sometime in 2019.
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Mapping apps have long allowed us to measure the distance between multiple locations around the globe – but if you’re looking for more precise figures, you’ll want to try the latest feature in Google Earth.The new Measure tool lets you plot as many points as you like on a part of the globe to find out the distance between two points or calculate the perimeter and area between more points.It works like a charm in the Android app and in Chrome on your desktop; here’s me trying to measure the office space TNW takes up in Amsterdam, and the race course in my hometown of Bangalore, India:Naturally, you can measure larger spaces like parks and race tracks, and even distances as-the-crow-flies between major cities and landmarks.If you’ve ever been curious about how big or small the various public facilities in your town are, this is a great way to find out.You can try Measure right now in Google Earth for Chrome and Android; it will soon come to the iOS app as well.
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Google Photos now includes a new Love Story video theme.The theme automatically makes a movie with pictures and videos of yourself and your significant other.The inclusion of Love Story brings the total number of themes to 10.Up until now, Google Photos automatically created movies with nine different themes.That number increased to 10 today, reported 9to5Google, thanks to the addition of the new “Love Story” theme.Senior Living in Mountain View Can Be Surprisingly Classy
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In the unfolding family separation crisis at the US-Mexico border, one thing has become increasingly clear; the federal government lacks any real plan for reuniting children with their parents.On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order that would keep children and their parents together, though in indefinite detention.As WIRED and others have reported, the haphazard policy enactment has left asylum-seekers in a labyrinthine, multi-agency system rife with opportunities for records linking families to go missing or lack information.Amidst the turmoil, some concerned citizens have proposed an unlikely fix: Ship a bunch of spit kits to the border and start a DNA trail.“We’re reaching out to anyone we can speak to at the relevant government agencies, including Ivanka Trump’s office, to find anyone who can assist with the logistics,” a MyHeritage spokesperson told WIRED.For one thing, there’s no legal precedent for using the kind of technology 23andMe and MyHeritage employ, called genotyping, to determine familial relationships.
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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court decided that law enforcement generally needs a warrant to collect and access phone location data.At the heart of the case is whether phone location data falls under Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.In a win for privacy advocates and a blow to law enforcement officials, the Supreme Court ruled that the police generally need a court-approved warrant to gather phone location data as evidence for trials.Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowThe 5-4 ruling fell in favor of Timothy Carpenter, who was convicted in a string of armed robberies of Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Ohio and Michigan.In addition to witnesses, prosecutors also relied on months of data obtained from Carpenter’s phone provider.
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Även om YouTube-användare har kunnat schemalägga förinspelade videor i många år har det hittills inte funnits ett smidigt sätt att bygga förväntan på dessa videoklipp.På VidCon 2018 presenterades det en ny funktion kallad YouTube Premieres, som kommer att förändra det.Det här nya verktyget gör det möjligt för youtubers att bygga hype med en dedikerad, offentlig landningssida som de kan länka till innan en video är live på sin kanal.Just nu använder YouTube-skapare andra sociala webbplatser som Instagram eller Twitter för att låta deras följare veta om inkommande videor, men nu finns det alltså ett sätt för dem att rikta folk till en viss sida på YouTube.Ung go-getter som till vardags knackar kod.Stort intresse för teknik, stadsplanering, mobilitetslösningar och branding.
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