Emerging Tech

Daredevil ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes dies in launch of latest homemade rocket

Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes died on Saturday, February 22, after an accident during the latest launch of his homemade, steam-powered rocket near Barstow, California. Hughes had already piloted his rocket to several thousand feet in a successful test launch in 2018, but Saturday’s effort, which was being filmed for a new Science Channel series called […]

Emerging Tech

Katherine Johnson, ‘Hidden Figures’ pioneer of early spaceflight, dies at 101

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at Langley Research Center in 1966. NASA Pioneering mathematician Katherine Johnson, responsible for the computations used in some of NASA’s earliest forays into spaceflight and for the Apollo mission to the moon, has died. She was a trailblazer for Black Americans and women in science […]

Gears & Gadgets

Edge dies a death of a thousand cuts as Microsoft switches to Chromium

Enlarge @AndreTelevise As reported earlier this week, Microsoft is going to use Google’s Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine in its Edge browser, largely ending development of its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and Chakra JavaScript engine. This means that Microsoft will be using code from—and making contributions to—the Chromium open source project. The company’s […]