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Moon Express targets trips to the moon at $10,000 per person by 2026 and will use rocket with 3D printed parts
Naveen Jain, founder of Moon Express, sees moon exploration as part of a larger, ten-year vision that could span anywhere from research facilities for needed Mars-bound technologies to honeymoon destinations. That, and he’s eyeing SpaceX as a natural launch...
Naveen Jain, founder of Moon Express, sees moon exploration as part of a larger, ten-year vision that could span anywhere from research facilities for needed Mars-bound technologies to honeymoon destinations. That, and he’s e...
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A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Robots from Siemens move like spiders and communicate with a hive mind. Oh, and they’re 3D printers, too.
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For the first time ever a computer has managed to develop a new scientific theory using only its artificial intelligence, and with no help from human beings
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Eureka, perhaps.

Also, it's not secret if you can examine it. 
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What's Up in the Solar System

A wonderful map by Olaf Frohn (updated for December 2016).

The Planetary Society recently published this interesting map: a diagram, updated once a month, of active space missions traveling beyond Earth orbit.
The web page contains links to past diagrams, all created by Olaf Frohn.

Go to "The Planetary Society" web page>> http://bit.ly/1kWiBHB

Go to Olaf Frohn's web page, where you can find the map of all active and future Solar System Missions as of December 1st 2016 >> http://bit.ly/2h1KNeI

► This map is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)>>
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

#SpaceExploration, #SolarSystemMissions, #Maps, #Diagrams, #Space, #Astronomy
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Brain implant helps woman with locked in syndrome communicate Thanks to a brain implant, a paralysed woman in the Netherlands with locked in syndrome as a
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A Physicist's Thanksgiving: @seanmcarroll gives thanks for the speed of light. http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2016/11/24/thanksgiving-11/ 
This year we give thanks for a feature of the physical world that many people grumble about rather than celebrating, but is undeniably central to how Nature works at a deep level: the speed of ligh…
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More Future, please. 
Researchers from Caltech and UCLA have developed a new approach to removing cellular damage that accumulates with age. The technique can potentially help slow or reverse an important cause of aging.
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Real life robotic bll drone has been tested by US marines and is like Jurassic World and the BBC The Prisoner
GuardBot Inc. is a cutting edge engineering company focusing on the design and development of amphibious, spherical robotic vehicle systems. Guardbot was initially conceived for a planetary mission on Mars, and can operate in many demanding situations, as i...
GuardBot Inc. is a cutting edge engineering company focusing on the design and development of amphibious, spherical robotic vehicle systems. Guardbot was initially conceived for a planetary mission on Mars, and can operate in...
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Lost and Found: The Rediscovery of Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, Op. 5
thelistenersclub.com

It isn’t every day that a score by a major composer disappears for 108 years and then, miraculously, resurfaces. But that’s what has happene

Time in distributed systems – Plumbr
plumbr.eu

Handling the concept of time in a distributed system is apparently a completely different from having to deal with just one system clock. Th

Eyeballed it
vinodkumaar.wordpress.com

In the film ‘Sully’ when the captain is interrogated about what measurements he made that made him decide to ditch the plane in the river in

19 Companies as Great as Google
www.themuse.com

19 Companies as Great as Google - The Muse: These 19 companies are just as cool as Google, ...

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software
www.infoq.com

Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define t

Metrics Hygiene
agilewarrior.wordpress.com

Thanks again to Jonathan Yeo for sharing this great article on how to think about metrics. Call it a mission or a raison d’être or a value s

Morpheus: Towards automated SLOs for enterprise clusters
blog.acolyer.org

Morpheus: Towards automated SLOs for enterprise clusters Jyothi et al. OSDI 2016 I’m really impressed with this paper – it covers all the ba

Generational disparity in garbage collection
mydailyjava.blogspot.de

For the last year, I have been helping the startup Instana to create a Java agent that traces executions within a Java application. This exe

Proving Programs Correct Using Plain Old Java Types | Lambda the Ultimate
lambda-the-ultimate.org

Tools for constructing proofs of correctness of programs have a long history of development in the research community, but have often faced

Jeff Desjardins
www.visualcapitalist.com

Jeff Desjardins is a founder and editor of Visual Capitalist, a media website that creates and curates visual content on investing and busin

Max Richter: November
thelistenersclub.com

November is the ninth track on Max Richter’s 2002 debut album, Memoryhouse. Words like &qout;neoclassical&qout; and &qout;post-minimalist&qo

Mistaeks I Hav Made: A Whirlwind Tour of the Kotlin Type Hierarchy
www.natpryce.com

A Whirlwind Tour of the Kotlin Type Hierarchy. Kotlin has plenty of good language documentation and tutorials. But I've not found an article

xkcd: Interplanetary Experience
xkcd.com

xkcd.com is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 4.0 or below on a Pentium 3±1 emulated in Javascript on an Apple IIGS at a screen resolution

Hearing Aids Enter The 'Autonomous Listening' Age
www.forbes.com

There are many hearing aid manufactures like Miracle-Ear, Beltone, ReSound, ZOUNDS and Oticon, but the Signia Pure hearing aids are a revela

The New Minimalism
prog21.dadgum.com

The New Minimalism. You don't know minimalism until you've spent time in the Forth community. There are recurring debates about whether loca

If you can have crystals in space, why not also in time? Now you can as ...
www.technologyreview.com

Time crystals were first predicted in 2012. Now researchers have created time crystals for the first time and say they could one day be used

Autumnal Fauré
thelistenersclub.com

Autumn is the subject of one of Gabriel Fauré’s most celebrated art songs. The season becomes a metaphor for the elusiveness and inevitabili

A Big Little Idea Called Legibility
www.ribbonfarm.com

James C. Scott’s fascinating and seminal book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, examines

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Solid local diner. Super dog friendly.
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Best sports bar/casual in Houston. Amazing burgers and fries. Solid oysters, chicken tenders. Heights location is open on three sides with good booths and hightop tables.
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One of the best cafes in the city. Good and varied food, fine coffee and drinks, interesting live music and arts events. Very well managed. Comfortable. Try the homemade potato chips.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Solid, popular cafe/restaurant. Good coffee, decent somewhat upscale food. Limited but very reasonable drinks list. Can be crowded but still ok for conversation.
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