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Japan vs South Africa live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere

Can the hosts continue their Rugby World Cup run with a win over the Springboks? Find out how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our Japan vs South Africa live stream guide.

Wales vs France live stream: how to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Last eight clash sees European heavyweights face off in Oita. See how to watch this Rugby World Cup match from anywhere on Earth with our Wales vs France live stream guide.

New Zealand vs Ireland live stream: how to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere

Can the Irish stop the All Blacks in their bid for a third consecutive title? Find out how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our New Zealand vs Ireland live stream guide.

England vs Australia live stream: how to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 quarter-final from anywhere

England, the Wallabies, the Rugby World Cup quarter-final! Find out how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our England vs Australia live stream guide.

Samsung Is Sending A Galaxy S10 5G Into Space, And You Can Send A Selfie Along

Samsung's latest promotional campaign for the Galaxy S10 5G will see the company launch the phone into the Earth's stratosphere. Samsung UK recently announced this "out-of-this-world" mission. The handset will gravitate for more than 200 hours at 65,000 feet above the Earth. Samsung is also offering its fans an opportunity to send a selfie along with [...] Read More... The post Samsung Is Sending A Galaxy S10 5G Into Space, And You Can Send A Selfie Along appeared first on Android Headlines.

The first all-female spacewalk is underway – watch live right here

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making history today. The pair are currently carrying out the first all-female spacewalk in the history of the International Space Station, performing some much-needed maintenance on the high-tech orbiting laboratory. As is often the case, the spacewalk is being livestreamed by NASA, with cameras attached to both astronauts as well as external cameras affixed to the ISS itself. You can watch the lengthy operation live as it happens right here. The livestre[..]

It worked! NASA’s plan to get its InSight tool digging again pays off

NASA’s InSight lander is doing some great work on Mars. It’s been listening closely for rumblings from inside the planet and even provides timely weather reports back to Earth. It’s great… but it could be even greater. Shortly after deploying its instruments it quickly became clear that one of the tools just wasn’t performing as expected. The self-burring “mole” tool, which is designed to dig up to 16 feet into the surface just couldn’t get a grip, stalling out and putting one of the mission’s objectives in[..]

US Astronauts Embark on the First All-Female Spacewalk

U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on the first all-female spacewalk. From a report: The much-anticipated milestone for NASA was achieved during a relatively routine mission to swap faulty batteries on the station's exterior. Koch and Meir, clad in white spacesuits and tethered by cords to the station some 254 miles (408 km) above Earth, stepped into outer space at 7:38 a.m. Eastern time (1138 GMT) to replace[..]

US Astronauts Embark on the First All-Female Spacewalk

U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on the first all-female spacewalk. From a report: The much-anticipated milestone for NASA was achieved during a relatively routine mission to swap faulty batteries on the station's exterior. Koch and Meir, clad in white spacesuits and tethered by cords to the station some 254 miles (408 km) above Earth, stepped into outer space at 7:38 a.m. Eastern time (1138 GMT) to replace[..]

Facing Unbearable Heat, Qatar Has Begun To Air-Condition the Outdoors

It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air felt to air-conditioning expert Saud Ghani as if God had pointed "a giant hair dryer" at Qatar. From a report: Yet inside the open-air stadium, a cool breeze was blowing. Beneath each of the 40,000 seats, small grates adorned with Arabic-style patterns were pushing out cool air at ankle level. And since cool air sinks, waves of it rolled gently down to the grassy playing field. Vents the size of soccer balls fed[..]

Facing Unbearable Heat, Qatar Has Begun To Air-Condition the Outdoors

It was 116 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade outside the new Al Janoub soccer stadium, and the air felt to air-conditioning expert Saud Ghani as if God had pointed "a giant hair dryer" at Qatar. From a report: Yet inside the open-air stadium, a cool breeze was blowing. Beneath each of the 40,000 seats, small grates adorned with Arabic-style patterns were pushing out cool air at ankle level. And since cool air sinks, waves of it rolled gently down to the grassy playing field. Vents the size of soccer balls fed[..]

Physicists Propose Listening For Dark Matter With Plasma-Based 'Axion Radio'

Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute of Physics have proposed a novel design for an "axion radio" that employs cold plasmas (gases or liquids of charged particles) to "listen" for dark matter. Their paper has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Ars Technica reports: "Finding the axion is a bit like tuning a radio: you have to tune your antenna until you pick up the right frequency," said co-author Alexander Millar, a postdoc at Stockholm University. "Rather than[..]

Physicists Propose Listening For Dark Matter With Plasma-Based 'Axion Radio'

Physicists at Stockholm University and the Max Planck Institute of Physics have proposed a novel design for an "axion radio" that employs cold plasmas (gases or liquids of charged particles) to "listen" for dark matter. Their paper has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Ars Technica reports: "Finding the axion is a bit like tuning a radio: you have to tune your antenna until you pick up the right frequency," said co-author Alexander Millar, a postdoc at Stockholm University. "Rather than[..]

Here’s what NASA astronauts will wear on the Moon

A couple of weeks back, NASA teased its new spacesuits that astronauts will wear when exploring the lunar surface in years to come. The agency plans on having crewed missions to the Moon underway by 2024, and upgrading the gear that astronauts will wear on their journey was a top priority. Now, we're finally getting our first look at real-life versions of the spacesuits that will keep NASA astronauts safe during their missions. The prototypes — including the xEMU suit for lunar exploration and the Orion Cre[..]

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues

Bosch is set to launch a new AI-based sensor system to the International Space Station that could change the way astronauts and ground crew monitor the ISS’s continued healthy operation. The so-called “SoundSee” module will be roughly the size of a lunch box, and will make its way to the ISS via Northrop Grumman’s forthcoming […]

TIME’s Award-Winning ‘Year in Space’ Documentary Is Now Available On Netflix

We followed astronaut Scott Kelly as he spent nearly a year aboard the ISS

Here’s what NASA astronauts will wear on the Moon

A couple of weeks back, NASA teased its new spacesuits that astronauts will wear when exploring the lunar surface in years to come. The agency plans on having crewed missions to the Moon underway by 2024, and upgrading the gear that astronauts will wear on their journey was a top priority. Now, we’re finally getting our first look at real-life versions of the spacesuits that will keep NASA astronauts safe during their missions. The prototypes — including the xEMU suit for lunar exploration and the Orion Cre[..]

Mars InSight's 'Mole' Is Moving Again

Iwastheone shares a report from NASA: NASA's InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as "the mole," dig nearly 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) over the past week. While modest, the movement is significant: Designed to dig as much as 16 feet (5 meters) underground to gauge the heat escaping from the planet's interior, the mole has only managed to partially bury itself since it started hammering in February 2019. The recent movement is the result of a new strategy, arrived at [..]

Mars InSight's 'Mole' Is Moving Again

Iwastheone shares a report from NASA: NASA's InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as "the mole," dig nearly 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) over the past week. While modest, the movement is significant: Designed to dig as much as 16 feet (5 meters) underground to gauge the heat escaping from the planet's interior, the mole has only managed to partially bury itself since it started hammering in February 2019. The recent movement is the result of a new strategy, arrived at [..]

Earth-Like Planets May Be Common Outside Our Solar System, Scientists Discover

Scientists have directly observed the rocky guts of exoplanets, which are worlds from different star systems, by watching the fallout of these objects crashing into the corpses of dead stars. From a report: This mind-boggling technique has revealed that exoplanets are similar in composition to planets in our own solar system, implying that worlds like Earth may be plentiful in our galaxy, according to a study published on Thursday in Science. "It's pretty cool because this is really the only way to measure [..]

Earth-Like Planets May Be Common Outside Our Solar System, Scientists Discover

Scientists have directly observed the rocky guts of exoplanets, which are worlds from different star systems, by watching the fallout of these objects crashing into the corpses of dead stars. From a report: This mind-boggling technique has revealed that exoplanets are similar in composition to planets in our own solar system, implying that worlds like Earth may be plentiful in our galaxy, according to a study published on Thursday in Science. "It's pretty cool because this is really the only way to measure [..]

Watch Rocket Lab’s next Electron rocket launch live

Rocket Lab is launching its ninth Electron rocket today, with the launch set for 00:41 UTC (8:41 PM ET/5:41 PM PT) [Update: They’re now targeting 01:22 UTC (9:22 PM ET/6:22 PM PT)]. The mission, called “As The Crow Flies,” will be taking off from the company’s LC-1 launchpad in New Zealand, carrying a payload from […]

Feast your eyes on the first interstellar comet ever directly observed

The solar system has another interstellar visitor, but there's no question of this one being an alien spacecraft. It's a true comet and the first we've ever confirmed comes from interstellar space, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured some amazing imagery of it. Good thing, too — because it's never coming back.

NASA denies finding life on Mars, countering scientist’s claims

It's been one heck of an exciting week for anyone who dreams of one day hearing about extraterrestrial life. In a recent op-ed, former NASA scientist Gilbert Levin claims that not only has the space agency found evidence of life on Mars, but it did so decades ago during the Viking missions. His claims are based on the data sent back by the Viking Labeled Release experiment, which appeared to show that microbes were "breathing" in the planet's soil. It's an interesting claim, and Levin makes a convincing arg[..]

SpaceX Says 12,000 Satellites Isn't Enough, So It Might Launch Another 30,000

SpaceX is seeking permission to launch another 30,000 low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for its Starlink broadband network, which would be in addition to the nearly 12,000 satellites the company already has permission to launch. But it's too early in the process to determine whether SpaceX is likely to launch most or all of the additional 30,000 satellites. Ars Technica reports: The Federal Communications Commission made the requests on SpaceX's behalf, as is standard practice, in a series of filings with th[..]

SpaceX Says 12,000 Satellites Isn't Enough, So It Might Launch Another 30,000

SpaceX is seeking permission to launch another 30,000 low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for its Starlink broadband network, which would be in addition to the nearly 12,000 satellites the company already has permission to launch. But it's too early in the process to determine whether SpaceX is likely to launch most or all of the additional 30,000 satellites. Ars Technica reports: The Federal Communications Commission made the requests on SpaceX's behalf, as is standard practice, in a series of filings with th[..]

League of Legends is ready for mobile and consoles, complete with brand new games

It took Riot Games a decade to realize that its popular League of Legends gameplay can be adapted for mobile and console. A 5v5 LoL version for smartphones, tablets, and consoles will be available to players come 2020, and that’s just one of the new games that Riot will release in the coming months. And yes, many of them will be coming to mobile as well. Called League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile and console version of LoL features much of the same gameplay you may be used to from PC, but Wild Rift has[..]

League of Legends studio Riot Games is making an FPS

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its outrageously popular MOBA game League of Legends, LA-based developer Riot Games announced a slew of new titles it’s been quietly working on for a while – including a tactical first-person shooter called Project A. The company is describing Project A as “a stylish, competitive, character-based tactical shooter for PC.” Instead of drawing from the League of Legends universe as it did for the other titles it announced, this FPS will feature a brand new setting in near-fu[..]

The UK is going to send a spider bot to the Moon

Despite many eyes in the scientific community focusing on Mars over the past decade, Earth's Moon still provides a huge scientific opportunity for space agencies around the globe. NASA is headed back with a crewed mission currently slated for 2024, China just broke new ground by landing on the far side of the Moon, and newcomers to the lunar space race like India and Israel have made their own attempts in 2019 as well. Now, the UK is forging ahead with a new mission that will see a first-of-its-kind lunar r[..]

David Sacks’s Craft Ventures just closed its second fund with $500 million

Craft Ventures, the venture firm launched in 2017 by serial entrepreneur David Sacks, has closed its second fund with $500 million in capital commitments, an amount the firm was said to begin targeting roughly a year ago. Craft’s debut fund had closed with $350 million. The outfit — which Sacks runs with other serial entrepreneurs […]

NASA’s new Artemis spacesuits make it easier for astronauts of all sizes to move on the Moon

NASA revealed new spacesuits, specifically created for the Artemis generation of missions, which aim to get the first American woman and the next American man to the surface of the Moon by 2024. The new design’s toppling feature is greater mobility and flexibility, in basically every respect. NASA unveiled both a full suit designed for […]

Scientists suggest creating a detailed 3D map of Earth before we mess everything up even more

Humans are affecting Earth's climate, and there's a wealth of scientific evidence to support that fact. We've already begun to see some seriously troubling trends that may be associated with our altering of the climate, including mass die-offs of ocean coral, widespread drought, and increasingly powerful and unpredictable storm systems. With all that in mind, scientists from Colorado State University are doing what they can to preserve a record of Earth before things too out of hand. It's called The Earth A[..]

Meat has been 3D-printed in space, showing ‘slaughter-free’ beef can be produced anywhere

How would you like your steak? 3D-printed with a peppercorn sauce, please.

Disney+ launch lineup: Here’s the jaw-dropping list of every show and movie coming to Disney+

Holy. Moly. That's pretty much all anyone could say when the Disney+ account on Twitter was finished tweeting out a complete list of every single movie and TV show that will be available on the hotly anticipated new streaming service at launch. That's right... Disney's dedicated Disney+ Twitter account tweeted out every single piece of content one at a time, and the final tally is jaw-dropping. Are you wondering what the full tally is? Well, here comes the spoiler: 629! That's right, boys and girls. Apple i[..]

League of Legends is ready for mobile and consoles, complete with brand new games

It took Riot Games a decade to realize that its popular League of Legends gameplay can be adapted for mobile and console. A 5v5 LoL version for smartphones, tablets, and consoles will be available to players come 2020, and that’s just one of the new games that Riot will release in the coming months. And yes, many of them will be coming to mobile as well. Called League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile and console version of LoL features much of the same gameplay you may be used to from PC, but Wild Rift has[..]

Riot teases Project A, a character-based tactical shooter

Riot Games is expanding beyond the world of League of Legends. Today, the developer announced a new title currently dubbed “Project A,” which it describes as “a stylish, competitive, character-based tactical shooter for PC.” Notably, the new game won’t be based on the expansive and fantastical League universe. Instead, it’ll be a brand-new setting. “The game is set on a beautiful near-future Earth and has a lethal cast of characters, each with unique abilities that create tactical opportunities for their gu[..]

Leo Labs and its high-fidelity space radar track orbital debris better than ever — from New Zealand

Ask anyone in the space business and they'll tell you that orbital debris is a serious problem that will only get worse,but dealing with it is as much an opportunity as it is a problem. Leo Labs is building a global network of radar arrays that can track smaller debris than we can today, and with better precision — and the first of its new installations is about to start operations in New Zealand.

Hackaday Links: October 13, 2019

Trouble in the Golden State this week, as parts of California were subjected to planned blackouts. Intended to prevent a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires, which were tied in part to defective electrical distribution equipment, the blackouts could plunge millions in the counties surrounding Sacramento into the dark for …read more

Next year, new space missions will test technologies to fix busted satellites in orbit

An artistic rendering of Northrop Grumman’s MEV 1 satellite attached to Intelsat 901. | Image: Northrop Grumman / Space Logistics Services Next year, the long-held dream of repairing satellites already in orbit around Earth will come a little closer to reality. Two new missions — from military contractor Northrop Grumman and a startup called Astroscale — will send spacecraft into orbit to rendezvous with other vehicles zooming around Earth to see if it’s possible for two satellites to delicately meet up wit[..]

Japan vs Scotland live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Will it be the hosts or the Scots through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals? Find out how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our Japan vs Scotland live stream guide.

NASA Consultant 'Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s'

"A consultant for NASA slammed the agency for deliberately ignoring the results of the experiment he handled that showed signs of alien life on Mars," reports the International Business Times. "According to the consultant, NASA refuses to conduct new life-detection tests on the Red Planet." Engineer Gilbert Levin served as a principal investigator on NASA's Viking missions, which sent two identical landers to Mars. For his role, Levin handled the missions' biological experiments known as Labeled Release (LR[..]

NASA Consultant 'Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s'

"A consultant for NASA slammed the agency for deliberately ignoring the results of the experiment he handled that showed signs of alien life on Mars," reports the International Business Times. "According to the consultant, NASA refuses to conduct new life-detection tests on the Red Planet." Engineer Gilbert Levin served as a principal investigator on NASA's Viking missions, which sent two identical landers to Mars. For his role, Levin handled the missions' biological experiments known as Labeled Release (LR[..]

Wales vs Uruguay live stream: how to watch Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Will the Welsh end the Rugby World Cup pool stage with a win? Find out how to watch the action from anywhere on Earth with our Wales vs Uruguay live stream guide.

Hitting the Books: Nero, fiddling from orbit as Earth burns

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

Ireland vs Samoa live stream: how to watch today's Rugby World Cup 2019 match from anywhere

Irish looking for a big win and Rugby World Cup knockout qualification - see how to watch from anywhere on Earth with our Ireland vs Samoa live stream guide.

Watch a Giant 3D Printer Spit out an Entire Boat

Three for One The University of Maine just set three world records in one fell swoop. Using the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, a UMaine team built the world’s largest 3D-printed boat, which also happened to be the world’s largest solid 3D-printed object — and a new time-lapse video lets you see the record-setting, […] The post Watch a Giant 3D Printer Spit out an Entire Boat appeared first on Futurism.

Our Ravenous Galaxy Keeps Stealing Smaller Galaxies

Galactic Thief Orbiting is par for the course in our universe. The Earth orbits the Sun, the Moon orbits the Earth, and more than 50 galaxies orbit the Milky Way, the biggest of those being the Large Magellanic Cloud. Now, new research indicates that at least six of the galaxies currently orbiting the Milky Way […] The post Our Ravenous Galaxy Keeps Stealing Smaller Galaxies appeared first on Futurism.

Newly-discovered asteroid could strike Earth within decades

As technology advances, scientists have become more and more skilled at spotting potentially threatening objects in space. This is great news for the human race, but it also means that when we spot a distant space rock, we may not know just how much of a threat it really is for a long time to come. That's the case with asteroid 2019 SU3, a newly-discovered space rock that doesn't appear dangerous at the moment but may end up being a serious problem several decades down the road. The asteroid, which was just[..]

Check Out This Beautiful Design for a Moon Habitat

Professor Lewis Dartnell, professor of science communication at the University of Westminster, has an ingenious plan as to how to build a human colony on the Moon. His vision features most of the creature comforts we enjoy on here on Earth, but there are plenty of sacrifices we’d have to make as well. His “Moontopia” […] The post Check Out This Beautiful Design for a Moon Habitat appeared first on Futurism.

Watch NASA astronauts spacewalking live right here

Two NASA astronauts are currently outside the International Space Station on the second of several planned spacewalks to replace batteries affixed to the outside of the spacecraft. The duo, Andrew Morgan and Christina Koch, are currently maneuvering around the exterior of the space station as they remove old batteries and attach new, more efficient replacements. As is often the case, NASA is live streaming the entire event from start to finish, giving us a glimpse at what it takes to walk in space and perfo[..]