An intense launch plan ... China wants to complete construction of the space station by around 2023, Zhou said. These launches will include the core and two experiment modules, as well as four crewed spacecraft and four cargo spacecraft. The intensive launch plan was revealed following the successful test flight of the Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket May 5. The missions will be conducted using Long March 5B, Long March 2F, and Long March 7 launch vehicles. (submitted by JohnCarter17) … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit flight ends quickly, Netflix’s hybrid rocket
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Ultimately though, is all this brouhaha over India's contact tracing app more noise than substance since it ended up being open source and optional? Maybe. But consider these facts. Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat when over 2,100 Muslims were slaughtered in an orchestrated pogrom. For someone like Modi who has tight control over practically every organ of his administration, it would have been laughably impossible for him -- and his police force -- to not be aware of the bloodletting that took place over a span of many days all across the state. … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?
Joining the 1030 G7 and 1040 G7 is the new x360 830 G7, a more affordable 13.3-inch alternative that features the six-core Intel CPUs only in higher-end configurations, but is notable for its inclusion of 4x4 LTE antennas, which HP is hailing as the first for a "mainstream" business convertible. It's joined by the new clamshell-design Elitebook 800 G7 and 805 G7 notebooks, which add a 15.6-inch option to the 13.3-inch and 14-inch form factors. The 805 series will ship with AMD's new Ryzen Pro 4000 processors, with the 835 G7 getting up to a full 24 hours of battery life when configured with a Ryzen R7-4750U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, while the 800 series stays with Intel inside, and the 830 G7 nearly matches the 835 with up to 23 hours and 15 minutes of battery life when configured with a Core i5-10210U CPU. … [Read more...] about HP launches new EliteBook laptops, ZBook Firefly mobile workstations
Netflix has plenty of great licensed movies, too, and an absolute ton of originals, but right now the breadth of the HBO Max library makes an immediately exciting first impression. This feels like a real cinema lover's offering, which you'd expect from a movie studio that's been around as long as Warner Bros. That could easily change over time, though, as Netflix makes more awards contenders like Marriage Story and The Irishman and continues to secure great older movies to stream. … [Read more...] about Netflix vs HBO Max: why it’s a closer fight than you think
Although Perugia resident Rudy Guede was charged with rape and murder, Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were eventually charged in the case as well. A witness claimed that the pair had been near the apartment the night of the murder, and some DNA evidence (on a knife belonging to Sollecito and on Kercher's bra) allegedly linked them to the crime. Amidst a swarm of media attention, Knox and her boyfriend were eventually convicted of murder. … [Read more...] about How weak DNA evidence railroaded—and then rescued—Amanda Knox