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Rocket Report: South Korea just misses orbit, Ariane 5 to set payload records

"We do not see any meaningful positive catalysts for the stock." Enlarge / The Orion spacecraft is stacked atop NASA's Space Launch System rocket. (credit: NASA) Welcome to Edition 4.21 of the Rocket Report! Plenty of news thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaOct 22nd, 2021

Twitter Admits "Coordinated and Malicious" Activity Weaponizing Its New Privacy Policy

CNN reports: Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" report.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

A year lasts just 8 hours on tiny, hellish planet bombarded by radiation

Astronomers have discovered a terrifying planet: Smaller than Earth and so close to its star that it completes an orbit in just eight hours......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 31 min. ago

NASA picks 3 companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

See a stunning view of today’s solar eclipse as captured from Antarctica

A solar eclipse passed over parts of the southern hemisphere early this morning, including parts of South Africa, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

International Space Station Fired Its Thrusters Friday To Dodge More Space Debris

"The International Space Station dodged a fragment of a decades-old rocket body early Friday morning," reports Space.com, "continuing a stretch of space debris threats to the orbiting laboratory." On Friday (Dec. 3) at around 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT),.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 31 min. ago

NASA picks three companies to design private space stations

NASA continues its push to commercialize low-Earth orbit, with the announcement of three companies which have been chosen to design private space stations......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Israel Halts Disputed Omicron Tracing Through Phone Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Israel said on Thursday it was halting the use of mobile phone tracing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, a practice that had been challenged by privacy watchdogs. Prime Minist.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 31 min. ago

Fake Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Are Being Advertised On the Dark Web

Criminals have been selling fake vaccine certificates online and may be able to fool an EU system designed to verify the certificates' validity, researchers warn. BankInfoSecurity reports: [A] report released last week, "COVID-19 Vaccination Certific.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 31 min. ago

Debt Collectors Can Now Text, Email and DM You On Social Media

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: New rules approved by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that took effect on Tuesday dictate how collection agencies can email and text people as well as message them on social media to seek repayme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

Apple AirTags Being Used By Thieves To Track High-End Cars To Steal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, Canadian police announced that car thieves have been using AirTags to track vehicles they want to steal. York Regional Police (which serves an area north of Toronto) revealed that it h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S10 Series to get One UI 4 Beta for Android 12

Samsung has started trials for the Android 12-based One UI beta for the Galaxy S10 series in South Korea......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

ISS just had to swerve out of the way of space junk left over from 1994

The International Space Station just swerved out of the way of space junk in Low Earth Orbit, demonstrating the increasing danger of the growing debris field around the planet......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

The Coronavirus in a Tiny Drop

To better understand the coronavirus's journey from one person to another, a team of 50 scientists has for the first time created an atomic simulation of the coronavirus nestled in a tiny airborne drop of water. From a report: To create the model, th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Chinese Rideshare App Didi To Delist From NYSE

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: The Chinese rideshare app Didi announced Friday that it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange just months after its initial public offering. The company's brief announcement on the microblog W.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

FBI Says the Cuba Ransomware Gang Made $43.9 Million from Ransom Payments

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations said today that the operators of the Cuba ransomware have earned at least $43.9 million from ransom payments following attacks carried out this year. From a report: In a flash alert sent out on Friday, the Bure.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Musk Says Tesla"s Cybertruck Will Have Four-motor Variant

Tesla boss Elon Musk said on Friday the electric-car maker's much-anticipated Cybertruck would come with a high- end four-motor variant. From a report: "Initial production will be 4 motor variant, with independent, ultra fast response torque control.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

German Coalition Backs Ban on Facial Recognition in Public Places

Germany's incoming government is throwing its weight behind a ban on the use of biometric identification technologies such as facial recognition in public places. From a report: According to their coalition deal, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

NASA sets sail into a promising but perilous future of private space stations

NASA selects a mix of large and small US companies, and old and new players. Rendering of Northrop Grumman's (as yet) unnamed low Earth orbit space station. [cr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Microsoft Backtracks on Windows 11"s Controversial Default Browser Changes

Microsoft is backtracking on changes it made to Windows 11 that made it more difficult to switch default browsers. From a report: A new test build of Windows 11 now allows users of Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers to set a default browser with a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Jimmy Wales is Selling His First Wikipedia Edit as an NFT

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is selling a non-fungible token (or NFT) based on his first edit of the free encyclopedia. From a report: Auction house Christie's will hold a sale of the token from December 3rd to 15th, auctioning it alongside the S.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021