Framework refines its laptops and adds a cute way to reuse old parts

Framework refines its laptops and adds a cute way to reuse old parts

Framework is one of a few companies leading the charge against disposable electronics, in particular laptops. It just showed off some new models, but also a unique case that you can slot your old parts into to form a new (old) desktop or home media PC. After reviewing last year’s Framework 13 and finding it […]

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Blue Origin launch aborted after mid-flight anomaly

Blue Origin releases report on launch anomaly and plans to fly again ‘soon’

It’s been nearly 6 months since Blue Origin’s 23rd suborbital launch experienced an anomaly, and the company has finally released the results of its investigation. The good news is the escape function worked great! But there was definitely a nozzle problem. The September flight, NS-23, was carrying a number of science payloads and no space […]

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The Monarch could be the next big thing in Braille

The Monarch could be the next big thing in Braille

For many people around the world, braille is their primary language for reading books and articles, and digital braille readers are an important part of that. The newest and fanciest yet is the Monarch, a multipurpose device that uses the startup Dot’s tactile display technology. The Monarch is a collaboration between HumanWare and the American […]

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Spy agency pumps billions into orbital imagery companies BlackSky, Maxar and Planet

FCC proposes satellite-to-phone rules to eliminate ‘no signal’ once and for all

The FCC has officially proposed, and voted unanimously to move forward with, a framework under which satellites can communicate directly with smartphones in a structured and useful way. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, circulated earlier this month and formally voted on today, is essentially a complete first public draft of what the FCC hopes to […]

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Virgin Orbit’s botched launch highlights shaky financial future

Virgin Orbit pauses operations for a week to conduct a search for cash

Virgin Orbit is halting all operations for a week to save money while it “conducts discussions with potential funding sources and explores strategic opportunities,” the company announced in an SEC filing. The company has been struggling financially and a recent launch failure clearly exacerbated those issues. The January launch was accompanied by much fanfare, as […]

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Behold the new Moon Suit

Behold the new Moon Suit

NASA and Axiom Space just showed off the latest iteration of the spacesuit astronauts will wear on the surface of the Moon when the Artemis III mission takes the first Americans to visit it since 1972. Improved in every way over the classic EVA suits of the Apollo era, the new Axiom Exploration Extravehicular Mobility […]

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SepPure’s nanofilters massively reduce energy cost of industrial separation processes

SepPure’s nanofilters massively reduce energy cost of industrial separation processes

As pressure grows on companies to reduce reliance on gas and oil, established processes even at industrial scales are being questioned, offering an opportunity for tech to step in. SepPure is looking to replace the complex gas-based distillation of oils with a membrane engineered at the nanometer scale, and its approach has attracted $12 million […]

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Review: PlayStation VR2 is a huge leap that still can’t escape its niche

Review: PlayStation VR2 is a huge leap that still can’t escape its niche

The PlayStation VR2 is a simultaneously exciting and disappointing development in the virtual reality space. Well-specced, easy to set up, and reasonably light and comfortable, Sony’s latest still can’t shake the fundamental issues that have prevented VR from going mainstream: a lack of compelling content and despite a brand new 4K OLED display, distracting image […]

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One faulty fuel filter scuttled Virgin Orbit’s big UK launch debut

One faulty fuel filter scuttled Virgin Orbit’s big UK launch debut

Launch is hard, but at least now that every rocket is sending extremely detailed live telemetry back to HQ, teams can know what led to a failed launch within days or weeks. Case in point: Virgin Orbit’s much-hyped first launch from U.K. soil last month, which did not achieve orbit — apparently due to a […]

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NASA will launch a Mars mission on Blue Origin’s New Glenn

NASA will launch a Mars mission on Blue Origin’s New Glenn

NASA is planning a science mission to Mars that will ride up aboard a New Glenn — Blue Origin’s first big government contract for the as-yet-untested launch vehicle. New Glenn is the much, much larger sibling of the suborbital New Shepard rocket that so many celebrities and rich folks have gone to the edge of […]

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