NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalk

NASA will provide live coverage on Wednesday, Aug. 17, of a spacewalk with two Russian cosmonauts to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the International Space Station’s Nauka laboratory. Original Post

NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalk

SpaceX’s Starship won’t launch on 1st orbital test flight this month

The first orbital test flight of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle won’t get off the ground in August. SpaceX is targeting a six-month window that opens on Sept. 1 for the highly anticipated mission, according to a radio-spectrum license application (opens in new tab) that the company filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). That license …

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spacex rocket firing in static test on launch pad

New tragic details of US child who died from tropical bacteria in room spray

Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it’s the causative agent of melioidosis. The fourth person affected by a bacterial outbreak linked to imported aromatherapy room sprays sold at Walmart last year occurred in a previously healthy 5-year-old boy in Georgia, who …

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New tragic details of US child who died from tropical bacteria in room spray

A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: The democratization of ‘expertise’

In this series we examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts. Previous articles include Misaligned Objectives, Artificial Stupidity, Wall-E Syndrome, Humanity Joins the Hivemind, and Killer Robots. We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series (see above), but nothing comes close to our next topic. The “democratization of expertise” might sound …

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Pentagon space chief condemns ‘irresponsible’ launch of Russian inspector satellite

The Pentagon is speaking out against Russia’s launch of a spy satellite believed to be shadowing one of its American counterparts closely in the same orbit. The Russian satellite, known as Kosmos 2558, launched on Aug. 1 and appears to have been placed in nearly the same orbit as a classified American reconnaissance satellite that …

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A Russian Soyuz rocket takes off at night, its exhaust plume glowing bright red.

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