Two spacecraft drifted closer to one another far above planet Earth, as they prepared to dock.USA Cap Com-Huston: Go ahead.The plot concerned a NASA mission in which a US spacecraft ran into problem.The three crew members on board were saved by a Soviet mission also in orbit.It is planned that the first experimental flight to test these systems be conducted during 1975, envisaging the docking of a United States Apollo-type spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz-type spacecraft with visits of astronauts in each other s spacecraft.The implementation of these projects will be carried out on the basis of principles and procedures which will be developed in accordance with the summary of results of the meeting between representatives of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the USSR Academy of Sciences on the question of developing compatible systems for rendezvous and docking of manned spacecraft and space stations of the USA and the USSR dated April 6, 1972.
Transport and communications minister Anne Berner among the insurance trade magazine interview that motoring costs will be reduced in the next year, when part of the tax euros from the change in bus use fees.at the Same time, new bodies begin to produce motorists and heavy transport services, bus maintenance, rehabilitation and construction.at the Same time it becomes possible for new infrastructure projects co-financing, for example, the EU, the Nordic investment bank and the European investment bank.Also foreign heavy traffic will pay.so far, motorists bear the burden of yet to self-fuel taxes and vehicle-, car - and use the power to tax."the Calculations are very long and we will tell you the details mid-January.
A heads-up display, which projects information such as the car's speed and battery life in front of the driver, could prevent drivers from looking at the 15ins display while driving and therefore help them focus on the road.Despite its focus on autonomous technology, the driving experience in the Model 3 “remains enjoyably analogue”, says Car magazine, while the vehicle's acceleration performance easily matches its more expensive sibling, the Model S.Drivers may find themselves using only their right foot to drive the Model 3, thanks to its regenerative braking system, which automatically applies the brakes when coasting in order to charge battery.The batteries themselves come in two different options, says Top Gear - offering a 220-mile-per-charge range or 310 miles per charge.As there are no dials behind the steering wheel to show your road speed, Mashable says you need to focus on the touchscreen in the centre console to see how fast you're going.TechCrunch concludes that the Model 3 "is a well-designed, mid-sized sedan that managed to simplify the Tesla design ethos with luxury in mind and without making it feel any less a part of the Tesla family."
Ornamo awarded the service designer Mikko koivisto for today, Monday the design field recognition, Ornamo award.hello, I as the lead service designer and customer experience manager at working Koivistoa will be held in Finnish service design industry as a pioneer, who has contributed to the growth of the industry in Finland."the customer companies want for themselves more and more service design expertise, and service design agencies offer organisational development related services.Projects are more strategic, we do services strategies – we are not the individual service in the development of catch up but we're filing the entire service business.When the first service design companies started operating in Finland in the early 2000s, they focused mainly on services and processes, i.e., how their services were used.Later in the service design, expanded product innovation and the value of the promises.
A file picture of a prototype Chinese maglev train operating in a vacuum tube.Photo: SCMP PicturesChina and the United States are neck and neck in the race to develop military applications for an ultra high-speed Hyperloop transport system, according to a Chinese researcher involved in one of the projects.It will use magnetic levitation, or maglev technology, to raise the vehicle above a track and reduce friction.A major drive for the research comes from military demand, Zhao said.Most Chinese researchers used maglev systems to lift the vehicle into the air to avoid physical contact with the rail, which would generate enormous friction and heat at high speed.The maglev approach is less popular in the US, according to Zhao.
Rockstar Games will be taking the wraps off some new projects soon, according to Take-Two s recent financial report.The publisher mentioned Rockstar in its report, saying that it has exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.Rockstar, of course, is behind some quite popular games, most notably Grand Theft Auto.No one can say for sure at this point, as the unveiling hasn't happened yet.Some are anticipating an announcement for a Red Dead Redemption sequel, but it's anyone's guess at this point.As noted by Gamespot, Take-Two s CFO Lanie Goldstein mentioned that the publisher is anticipating a 75/25 revenue split with 2K and Rockstar for the present fiscal year.
Among his many abilities is to tengyun , or mount a cloud and fly.The company we re introducing today is called Zhubajie .Scaling up the platform and innovating our products involved a strong element of trial-and-error along the way, said Zhu Yueming, founder and CEO of Zhubajie.Zhu Mingyue, founder and CEO of Zbj.com photo from Zhubajie But Zhu soon found that mere product innovation was not sufficient, as users tended to avoid paying commission and leave the platform once they privately set up contacts.Its major projects fall in three categories: graphic design, web construction, and marketingEmployers can publish a task in either a rewards system, where a best solution is chosen from all submissions, or in a bidding system, where a service provider is chosen for its qualifications and rate before the service is provided.Similar to Witkey, where users share knowledge, share experience, and purchase services and information, Zhubajie used to have three major income sources: commission, ad revenue, and membership fees.The program will negotiate with 120 cities and cover 36 of them within this year, and the company will establish a VC fund to support local enterprises.To build trust between customers and the platform, Zhubajie offers online services called Fuwubao , which guarantees that money is transferred effectively, and that compensation is available should a contract be breached.The platform now has over 15 million users, among which 10 million are service providers and five million are domestic and overseas employers, creating revenue of RMB 7.5 billion in 2015.Top photo screened from Zhubajie s official site Zbj.com
The PredatorArnold Schwarzenegger could appear, according to Shane Black:These things all happened in 1990, but now it s 25 years later.Coming Soon X-ForceX-23, the female clone of Wolverine and current Wolverine in Marvel s comics , is on the cards to appear in the film, according to Bryan Singer—who phrases it in the most alien manner he could:I have discussed that with the studio.Marvel TelevisionIn an extensive interview for The Hollywood Reporter, ABC s new Entertainment Chief Channing Dungey discusses the recent tumultuous news about the network cutting Agent Carter and passing on Marvel s Most Wanted for a second time, leaving Agents of SHIELD as ABC s sole Marvel venture.Here s the good news: According to the site, Dungey challenged claims that the network was distancing itself from Marvel output by revealing that the network is currently working on several undisclosed TV projects with Marvel presumably one of these was the previously uncovered Damage Control comedy , with the aim of creating new shows that would be beneficial to both brands.KryptonA very early and still unreleased teaser for Syfy s new DC prequel series was shown at NBC s upfronts presentation.GothamFinally, pictures from the season finale, Transference, have been released.
A developer known for impressive gaming technology is helping development teams that are doing cool things with and for its engine.Develop Epic Games has given out $75,000 in total to five teams as part of its Unreal Dev Grants program, which it created to reward innovative projects built for and with its Unreal Engine 4 development tool.Simply put, we succeed when you succeed, Epic notes on the Unreal Dev Grants website.Unreal Dev Grants can give you the boost you need to take your project beyond working prototype.Epic wants to help you focus more on creation and worry less about keeping the lights on.The recipients, consisting of game and plugin makers, include:
A file picture of a prototype Chinese maglev train operating in a vacuum tube.Photo: SCMP PicturesChina s scientists are looking to develop military applications for experimental technology behind an ultra high-speed vacuum transport system, according to a researcher involved in one of the projects.It will use magnetic levitation, or maglev technology, to raise the vehicle above a track and reduce friction.A major drive for the research comes from military demand, Zhao said.Most Chinese researchers used maglev systems to lift the vehicle into the air to avoid physical contact with the rail, which would generate enormous friction and heat at high speed.The maglev approach is less popular in the US, according to Zhao.
Entertainment veterans from DreamWorks Animation have started their own virtual reality startup with $3 million in funding.The Santa Monica, California-based Spaces is headed by chief executive Shiraz Akmal and chief technology officer Brad Herman, two veterans who worked on DreamWorks Animation s early VR experiences through 2015.Spaces is already working with such companies as Microsoft, NBCUniversal, Big Blue Bubble and The Hettema Group, among others, to develop and produce a wide range of projects across all VR and mixed reality platforms.Among the target platforms are the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR and Google Cardboard.Virtual reality spaces offer creative challenges we ve never seen before: to build fully dimensional spaces in which viewers can completely interact, Akmal said, in a statement.Herman also said, In every respect, VR is creating new horizons, and we re eager to help companies explore them.Spaces is combining remarkable capabilities, tools and creativity to push the boundaries of the VR frontier.Akmal has been the vice president of operations-product development for the now-defunct video game company THQ, and executive creative director Dean Orion has a career that has included writing for television and creating interactive, location-based attractions for DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering.The Spaces team has the ability and the background to make an enormous impact on VR and MxR, and I am eager to see what they accomplish, said Kai-Fu Lee, founder and CEO of Sinovation Fund, in a statement,The Spaces advisory team includes Dan Offner, attorney, angel investor and former general counsel for Oculus; Keith Boesky, former president of Eidos Interactive and the principal of Boesky & Company; and Indian film actor and entrepreneur Rana Daggubati, star of Baahubali: The Beginning, the highest-grossing film in India s history.
The Dark Souls board game – the biggest Kickstarter UK project ever.The money has come from more than 1.2 million individual backers, spending an average of £53.80 per pledge across 20,651 individual projects, according to data provided exclusively to the Guardian by the crowdsourcing company.Taking a significant chunk of the £26m pledged to games in Kickstarter s British projects is one single project: the Dark Souls board game, which is the most backed project in Kickstarter s British history.Of those, technology also managed to secure the highest average pledge, at over £80.At the other end of the scale, journalism, crafts, and dance projects still aren t your ticket to the big bucks, even through crowdfunding.Barely £500,000 have been pledged to journalism projects, and crafts and dance projects have raised less still.
It might finally be time for use to dig out our virtual saddles and gun holsters.In its financial report for fiscal 2016, publisher Take-Two noted that developer Rockstar Games is working on exciting future projects that will be revealed soon.The company is behind some of the most successful games of all time, including Grand Theft Auto V.Fans expect the studio s next release to be a sequel to Red Dead Redemption, the open-world Western that came out back in 2010.That game shipped over 14 million copies for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.We seem due for a sequel.In fact, a supposed map for such a game leaked last month.Of course, Take-Two specifically said projects, indicating that Rockstar is working on more than one game GTA V came out in 2013, after all .We ll have to wait to see exactly what s going on, but we might find out more during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next month.
And though expanding our knowledge of the subatomic realm remains her main focus, she s acutely aware that she is now a high-visibility role model for women around the world.The range of issues I have to deal with is much broader than before and includes scientific strategy and planning, budget, personnel aspects, relations with a large variety of stakeholders, etc.There is the question of the lack of role models, and there is the question of making workplaces more family friendly.We need to enable parents, men or women, to take breaks to raise families and we need to support parents with infrastructure and facilities.What are your goals for CERN during this period?CERN recently signed a set of agreements with the U.S. outlining U.S. participation in the upgrade of the LHC and CERN participation in neutrino projects at Fermilab in the U.S.
News: Four years after its launch, Kickstarter unveils where backers' money is going to.During the last four years, more than 1.2 million backers have presented over 1.8 million pledges, according to the organisation.Other countries from where backers supported British entrepreneurs include the US, Germany, Australia and Canada.London's entrepreneurs take the lead in terms of the amount of projects put forward.To date, the most successful project has been Dark Souls - The Board Game, a tabletop game based on the immensely popular Dark Souls video game.This was followed by the technology sector with over £20m of crowdfunding, design nearly £15m and film and video £12m .
20 percent of queries on Google are performed via voice search.Because voice assistants, such as Google Now, are making up progressively larger percentages of our searches, Google wants to ensure its industry leading voice processing natural language processing platform is up to the task.It s designed to work with Google Home, an Alexa-like always-on listening device that helps you manage everything from search, to playing music or even having a conversation with Google — or so it says.The digital assistant is designed to provide an on-going two-way dialogue with Google and the company wants to handle your most mundane tasks and searches without any real input from you, outside of your voice.The demo was rather impressive, featuring Google Assistant using contextual clues when performing a search about The Revenant, that led to information, trailers, reviews and ultimately a QR code to buy the tickets based on conversational language.If the timeline is the same as other products announced today, expect fall to be a busy season at Google.
Google is known for pursuing moonshot projects.From self-driving cars to drone delivery, the tech giant always seems to have a futuristic project in the works.So we decided to dig through a bunch of the company's patent filings to see what big ideas the company may pursue next.Now, it's always important to take patents with a grain of salt.Many times a company will file a patent for a device that will never see the light of day.However, we stumbled across some pretty wacky patents that we just had to share.Some are cool, some are creepy, but they are all pretty zany.Take a look:  View As: One PageSlides
Fitbit s not investing in Coin s current product offering, Coin 2.0, but instead bringing the company s near-field communication, mobile, and wireless talent on board for as-yet unspecified future projects.The Y Combinator-backed Coin made a lot of buzz back in November of 2013 when it unveiled the eponymous Coin card, a universal card replacement capable of storing and switching between the magnetic strip information of debit, credit, loyalty, and gift cards.After a meteoric start — it blew past its initial funding goal of $50,000 in less than 40 minutes — and several delayed shipments, its first production product, Coin 1.0, debuted in April of last year.Coin is halting production and sales of Coin 2.0 cards, it said in a blog post, and ceasing development on Coin 2.0 s firmware, the Coin mobile companion app, and its Coin Rewards and Coin Developer programs.Current Coin users can expect their cards to work for the duration of their built-in battery s lifetime, Coin said — an estimated two years.Increased competition is likely also at fault — thanks to aggressive pushes by Apple, Garmin, Xiaomi, and others, Fitbit s share of the wearables market dropped from 38 percent in 2014 to 27 percent last year.
We want to invite you to a growth hacking experiment and introduce you to Mink and see if we can grow it together with the GH community.Mink is a revolutionary platform that provides insight into your team, organization or business.Check out our demo video https://mink.io/blog/wtf-is-mink/We want to invite the GH community to be a part of our 'open growth team' that will help us launch Mink to the world.We want the best growth ideas out there and we know this is the place to do it.Meaning anyone will have access to the ideas we create, how we test those ideas and how we measure them.We will award the winner of the most effective growth idea/hack with a USB Missile launcher so you can bomb your co workers.
Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, was a major flop that cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.But according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Fire Phone is a "tiny little blip" compared to some of the larger experiments his company is working on now.And some of them are going to make the Fire Phone look like a tiny little blip," Bezos said in an interview with The Washington Post's executive editor, Martin Baron, on Wednesday.Bezos is famous for his knack of taking experiments and accepting failure as a learning experience.He reiterated his thinking during the interview.And so every single important thing that we have done has taken a lot of risk taking, perseverance, guts, and some of them have worked out, most of them have not.That has to happen at every scale level, all the way down, and you have to take shots...you always learn something and you move on.This approach has led to a number of failed projects, like its hotel-booking site, Amazon Destinations, and auction site, Amazon Auction.But it's also led to massive successes, such as its Amazon Web Services and the Amazon Echo, which is why Bezos likes to call the company "the best place in the world to fail."Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.NOW WATCH: Ford is partnering with Amazon to let you control your house from your carLoading video...
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