Maybe an X-37B clone? ... "After a period of in-orbit operation, the spacecraft will return to the scheduled landing site in China. It will test reusable technologies during its flight, providing technological support for the peaceful use of space," the Xinhua report stated following the launch. The plane landed after about two days in space. This Twitter thread by NPR's Geoff Brumfiel provides more interesting details about where the mission landed. (submitted by Ken the Bin) … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Delta IV Heavy gets a new date, SpaceX to destroy test tank
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Are we not a priority? ... VOX Space was one of six companies that were notified in June that they would collectively receive $116 million in contracts to launch small satellites for the US government. The DoD apparently withdrew the awards due to widespread complaints about the process for selecting those six companies. Vaughn said that notifying companies of contract awards and immediately rescinding them shows "a little bit of discombobulation" and sends a message to the industry that DoD does not consider it a priority. (submitted by platykurtic) … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: SpaceX seeks 20km hop license, why Rocket Lab funder left
Big Data Azure Synapse Analytics: A progress report 5 reasons AI isn't being adopted at your organization (and how to fix it) InfluxData becomes the embedded IoT database for PTC, adds Azure support How MIT and IBM are fighting COVID-19 with AI (ZDNet YouTube) Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. You can find and delete it now. (CNET) One key to hiring your next data scientist (TechRepublic) … [Read more...] about Your digital privacy is under attack. Can anything be done to protect it?
Buried structures like ditches, foundations, and walls usually stand out in aerial photos because crops and grass tend to grow taller and greener over the loose soil of filled-in ditches and postholes (or shorter over buried walls or roads). A wetter or dryer year, or a certain angle of the sun, can hide or reveal these features, though. Casana and his colleagues say that’s probably why their newly rediscovered “council circle” appears in only a couple of aerial and satellite photos taken in the last decade. And it’s why looking beyond the visible spectrum of light is an important way to find the hidden remains of the past. … [Read more...] about Archaeologists with drones discover pre-Columbian earthworks in Kansas
"This is just the first iteration" of the city's biometric regulations, Hardesty said before the new rules were officially adopted. "We know we will be monitoring this implementation, and nothing stops us from making it stronger and better if we find out there are public or private actors trying to work their way around the city's ban. I suspect this will be just the first time the city council votes on strengthening privacy rights for Portlanders as we move forward." … [Read more...] about Portland, Ore. passes first-of-its-kind facial recognition ban