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Jeff Bezos Unveils New Rocket Jeff Bezos Unveils New Rocket
- September 13, 2016

With New Shepard utilizing a single BE-3 engine, the company's ambitions is to accelerate into the orbital market, via the use of its more powerful BE-4 engine. Bezos broke away somewhat from his own rule of keeping quiet about plans until they bear fruit. Meanwhile, the 70,000 lb of thrust from the rocket motor will very likely destroy the booster, which has already made four successful flights. (more...)
Blue Origin Announces Huge Heavy Lift Rocket to Rival SpaceX's Falcon 9 Blue Origin Announces Huge Heavy Lift Rocket to Rival SpaceX's Falcon 9
- September 13, 2016

Both SpaceX and Blue Origin have successfully launched and returned the first stages of their rockets to upright landings on Earth, a key capability in the effort to make rockets as reusable as airplanes. The plant is expected to bring about 330 jobs to Florida's Space Coast. Bezos left us with a tease. But the orbital rockets are due to be manufactured at and launched from a rocket facility that's now under construction in Florida. (more...)
Blue Origin unveils new orbital rocket Blue Origin unveils new orbital rocket
- September 13, 2016

The New Glenn crests to 95m tall in its three-stage version - just below the world's tallest rocket , the 110m Saturn V. "And New Glenn incorporates all of those learnings". The announcement ramps up the so-called New Space race with commercial operators trying to lower the cost of access to space. But the orbital rockets are due to be manufactured at and launched from a rocket facility that's now under construction in Florida. (more...)
Blue Origin unveils new orbital rocket Blue Origin unveils new orbital rocket
- September 13, 2016

The New Glenn crests to 95m tall in its three-stage version - just below the world's tallest rocket , the 110m Saturn V. "And New Glenn incorporates all of those learnings". The announcement ramps up the so-called New Space race with commercial operators trying to lower the cost of access to space. But the orbital rockets are due to be manufactured at and launched from a rocket facility that's now under construction in Florida. (more...)
Blue Origin reveals New Glenn launch vehicle plans Blue Origin reveals New Glenn launch vehicle plans
- September 13, 2016

With a diameter of 23 feet (about half the length of a school bus) and a height ranging from 270 to 313 feet, they completely eclipse SpaceX's upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket and the United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy . Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post , said the rocket has been in the works for the past four years, and will be launched by decade's end. "It won't be the last of course", he added. (more...)
Bezos unveils design of reusable heavy lift rocket Bezos unveils design of reusable heavy lift rocket
- September 13, 2016

Here's an image Bezos shared this morning showing how the New Glenn stacks up against other similar rockets. The booster and second stage are the same for both rockets. It's the same engine that the company hopes to sell to the United Launch Alliance to power the future Vulcan rocket. New Glenn's liftoff thrust would be twice that of SpaceX's Falcon 9, which is now being used to send cargo to the International Space Station and put satellites in geosynchronous transfer orbit. (more...)
Tesla says new Autopilot would likely have prevented fatality
- September 13, 2016

The company says it's made more than 200 improvements to its software with this update, including a change that will lock inattentive drivers out of Autopilot mode if they don't take the wheel when the auto issues an audible warning three times in an hour. (more...)
Sadio Mane: I'll be happy if defenders are scared of me!
- September 13, 2016

Against Arsenal and in a 2-0 defeat by Burnley in August Liverpool's defensive deficiencies were exposed and they were caught out before the break when Jamie Vardy capitalised on Lucas Leiva's mindless ball across goal to tap in from close range. (more...)
Eagles TE Zach Ertz is out indefinitely with rib injury Eagles TE Zach Ertz is out indefinitely with rib injury
- September 13, 2016

Pederson explained that the injury is not a broken bone. Ertz caught six passes for 58 yards in the team's Week 1 win. Losing Ertz isn't ideal for the Eagles. There's a lot of, you know, now you're talking around the neck and head area, so any type of blow again could do further damage. "That's why it's a week-to-week deal to see how it heals and recovers". (more...)
JonBenet Ramsey's brother speaks to Dr. Phil about her murder JonBenet Ramsey's brother speaks to Dr. Phil about her murder
- September 13, 2016

When pressed about his lack of curiosity, Ramsey said he's not the worrying type, and that maybe part of him didn't want to know what was going on. Seeing his sister's body laid out in her casket was hard. Dr. Phil added we will also see the interrogation tapes when Burke Ramsey was questioned. JonBenet Ramsey will air as part of a two-night event, starting on September 18th and ending on September 19th. (more...)
Three Australian Airlines Ban Galaxy Note7 Users From Charging On Flights
- September 13, 2016

On Friday, the publication reported Samsung has failed to contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission about the Galaxy Note 7 and initiate an official recall through the commission. Several Australian airlines including Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia have put restrictions on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for safety reasons. (more...)
The Last Guardian hit with another delay… this time to December 6 The Last Guardian hit with another delay… this time to December 6
- September 13, 2016

This means the game will now release on December 6th, 2016. The Last Guardian was originally set to release on October 25th, 2016. The Last Guardian , the long-anticipated, long-delayed PlayStation 4 exclusive, is getting one last delay as developers work to rid the title of bugs in the final stages of development, PlayStation announced this morning. (more...)
Sony isn't allowing Fallout and Skyrim mods on PS4 Sony isn't allowing Fallout and Skyrim mods on PS4
- September 13, 2016

The company's vice president Pete Hines has been saying on Twitter that they were waiting for the result of the evaluation process being conducted on the " Fallout 4" PS4 mods by Sony. Skyrim , for instance, doesn't really need any sort of remastered edition on PC thanks to continued mod support. But a few weeks after their E3 announcement, Bethesda quickly ran into some technological trouble. (more...)
Horizon Pharma to pay 21% premium to buy Raptor Pharmaceutical Horizon Pharma to pay 21% premium to buy Raptor Pharmaceutical
- September 13, 2016

The overall goal of this transaction is to help Horizon expand their orphan business in Europe and other key worldwide markets. It also gives the company global rights to Procysbi and Quinsair. Walbert has said he wants to increase Horizon's focus on rare diseases, which would pivot the company away from primary care, where pricing pressure has been more pronounced. (more...)
Jacksonville Jaguars impress in 27-23 loss to Green Bay Packers
- September 13, 2016

Defensively, Green Bay has some questions, but the unit still finds a way to make big plays when needed despite giving up their fair share of yards. With this game nowadays, you never know. That's the biggest thing", quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt said. More is expected now. "That's something I really took out of this week. We're all glad to have him back out there with us". (more...)
Super Typhoon Meranti targets Taiwan, China Super Typhoon Meranti targets Taiwan, China
- September 13, 2016

Over the past 12 hours Meranti has had 150 mph sustained winds with gusts to 161 mph. The projected path of Meranti shows that its center might skirt Eluanbi before heading to China, and it could be at its closest to Taiwan Wednesday, according to the bureau. (more...)
Scientists find DNA of bacterium behind London's Great Plague Scientists find DNA of bacterium behind London's Great Plague
- September 13, 2016

A year ago during construction of the new Crossrail underground rail link beneath London, skeletal remains were found of people who had died from the disease after Liverpool Street excavation cut through the Bedlam Burial ground, which was used to burry infected residents between 1569 and the early 18th century. (more...)
Tropical storm Orlene rapidly strengthening into hurricane
- September 13, 2016

The last named Atlantic storm, Hermine, impacted the East Coast as a tropical storm, hurricane and post-tropical cyclone earlier this month, causing flooding, property damage and at least three deaths. Orlene is expected to strengthen and turn northwest or northward at a slow pace over the next two days. It's important to note that we are now in the height of hurricane season and in the time of year where tropical activity peaks, but as of this week, I don't foresee an overly active ... (more...)
40 who died in Pennsylvania in 9-11 attack remembered 40 who died in Pennsylvania in 9-11 attack remembered
- September 13, 2016

The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was targeted at Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field near Shanksville , Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. "P.S, Dad, I love you". Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned whether Clinton is physically fit to be president. We would like to remember this day with a sense of patriotism, our heads up high and our chest out with pride that this nation was able to overcome the deadly attacks, and that its ... (more...)
Facebook reverses course on "Napalm Girl" photo
- September 12, 2016

Initially, Facebook stood by the decision, saying it was hard to create a distinction between allowing a photograph of a nude child in one instance and not others. "Even though I am editor-in-chief of Norway's largest newspaper, I have to realize that you are restricting my room for exercising my editorial responsibility". (more...)

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