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‘It was a little Wild West early on’: SpaceX’s president says the rocket company’s failures have prepared it to launch its first NASA astronauts

NASA’s is preparing to launch astronauts from American soil, with an American rocket and spaceship, for the first time in nearly a decade. SpaceX plans to launch the astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, on May 27 through a Commercial Crew Program mission called Demo-2. Gwynne Shotwell, the president and COO of SpaceX, told Business […]

Emerging Tech

Impossible’s new plant-based sausage is here, but only at Little Caesar’s

Impossible Foods Plant-based food startup Impossible Foods is launching its first new meat-free product since its upgraded Impossible Burger. Get ready for … The Impossible Sausage. Created as part of a collaboration with pizza chain Little Caesars, the vegan, halal, and kosher-friendly faux sausage debuts today on the chain’s new Impossible Supreme Pizza. It’s available […]

Emerging Tech

Little Sophia is the pint-sized robot buddy that promises to teach kids to code

The brainchild of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, Sophia is the Audrey Hepburn-inspired humanoid robot who has met all manner of politicians and celebrities, and once promised to, err, destroy all of humanity. Now Sophia has a precocious little sister — and she’s ready to teach kids all about STEM subject (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and coding. […]

Gaming

There’s suspense but little magic in new teasers for Amazon’s Hanna

[embedded content] Amazon Prime’s Hanna teaser. Not everyone was a fan of Director Joe Wright’s 2011 film Hanna, with its strange mix of revenge thriller and dark coming-of-age fairytale. But it’s one of my recent favorites for precisely those elements, driven by an exquisitely unsettling performance by Saoirse Ronan in the titular role. Now Amazon Prime is […]