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Private space company Blue Origin had a doubly successful outing with its New Shepard rocket today, reusing the same booster for a record seventh time and doing so with a particularly important payload onboard. The return trip to space was used to test out a suite of lunar landing sensors for NASA for the first time, which will be key to the agency’s ambitions to return to the Moon.Continue Readi
ESA has awarded Airbus a €491 million (US$522 million) contract to design and build the Earth Return Orbiter, which will return the first samples collected from the Red Planet by NASA's Perseverance rover to Earth.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: ESA, Airbus, Mars
Peugeot pulled out of Le Mans endurance racing after the 2011 season, despite having a pretty tasty hybrid race car ready to roll in the 908 Hybrid 4. Financial difficulties on the back of a bad year of street car sales put a bullet in the race program, and the French company was forced to pull out of the best-known motorsport event in France.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: L
For a relatively young space startup, Rocket Lab has made some impressive strides since first reaching orbit in January of 2018, delivering satellites to orbit for NASA, DARPA, the US Air Force and a number of others. A booster failure in early July threatened to derail this momentum, but the company now appears to have taken the setback in its stride with a successful return to the launchpad tod
Four years after abandoning the realm of smartphones, Microsoft has thrown its hat back into the ring. This time the company is gunning for a piece of that double-screen pie with the Surface Duo, a hinged phone that has a focus on multitasking.Continue ReadingCategory: Mobile Technology, TechnologyTags: Microsoft, Phone, Mobile Phones, Smartphones, smartphones, Android, Dual-screen, New Atlas Aud
Plex'eat is a protective plexiglass face shields designed by Christophe Gernigon that would dangle over diners in restaurants so they share a table after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
The American Institute of Architects has released a tool kit that provides strategies for limiting exposure to coronavirus in buildings as restrictions begin to ease. Read more
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The organizers of Photokina 2020 have finally announced what we expected all along: the 2020 trade show has been cancelled due to public health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus. The show will not take place again until May 2022.The news is currently trickling out over email, but should pop up on the Photokina website shortly. In an email forwarded to us by photographer Adrian Murray, th
It’s confirmed—just three weeks after announcing everything was set to go on as scheduled, Photokina 2020 has been canceled. In an email sent to DPReview, Koelnmesse GmbH, the organizers of the international trade show, announced the event won't be taking place this year, due to ongoing concerns and restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other factors.While the writing is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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