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NASA's climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

10 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

This weekend, NASA is launching a new, high-tech satellite to monitor the planet's glacier and sea ice levels - with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will be a huge boon for climatologists, and it's also a bittersweet occasion: it will be the final launch aboard the trusty Delta II rocket, which has been putting birds in the air for nearly 30 years.
Takeoff is set for 5:46 AM Pacific Time Saturday morning, so you'll have to get up early if you want to catch it. You can watch the launch live here , with NASA coverage starting about half an hour before.
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Inside Planet Labs' new satellite manufacturing site

Inside Planet Labs' new satellite manufacturing site

10 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in funding it's amassed to expand. In the basement of a nondescript office building in the middle of Harrison street in San Francisco, Planet is hard at work building low-orbit satellites that take images of our changing planet, and now the aerospace imaging company more room to do so, claiming that the new facility is the most prolific satellite manufacturing spot in the world.
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How to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

How to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Courtesy NASA July 20, 2019 at 4:17:40PM ET marks exactly fifty years from when the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle touched down on the Moon. There are going to be events and... Read more ...

Qualcomm fined $272M in latest EU antitrust fine

Qualcomm fined $272M in latest EU antitrust fine

Photo by Ramon Costa/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a... Read more ...

Slack resets thousands of user passwords four years after hack

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Pokemon Masters trailer shows off more 3-on-3 trainer battles

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Pokemon Sword and Shield will probably wind up being two of the biggest releases of the year, but ahead of their launch, Nintendo is plotting a new Pokemon mobile game. Dubbed... Read more ...

Il recrée les bureaux de la Dundler Mifflin de The Office dans Far Cry 5

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Microsoft's new HoloLens hologram can do language translation

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Microsoft has further developed its HoloLens hologram technology to include a language translation feature. This new capability was demonstrated this week at the Microsoft... Read more ...

Bon plan: le casque Bose SoundLink II à 179€ au lieu de 229€

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Accessible et sans fioritures, le Bose SoundLink II est tourné vers la performance et offre un rapport qualité-prix très intéressant. Read more ...

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Macworld reader hot takes on the MacBook Air, Apple Maps, Jony Ive, and more

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