Entrepreneurs create a space “academy” as commercial space flourishes

Entrepreneurs create a space “academy” as commercial space flourishes

Enlarge / An artist’s rendering of Star Harbor Academy in Colorado. Star Harbor A group of astronauts, engineers, and business executives is betting on a vibrant space economy by launching a new initiative called “Star Harbor.” Among several planned activities, this spaceflight campus would train future astronauts and make facilities such as a neutral buoyancy …

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COVID anti-vaxxers refuse vaccines despite evidence: Shots

COVID anti-vaxxers refuse vaccines despite evidence: Shots

West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus vaccine. But many of his clients distrust the needle. John Burnett/NPR hide caption toggle caption John Burnett/NPR West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus …

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Joel Embiid asks 'what else I have to do' to win MVP, says all energy now focused on 'bigger picture' of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

Joel Embiid asks ‘what else I have to do’ to win MVP, says all energy now focused on ‘bigger picture’ of helping Philadelphia 76ers win NBA title

12:59 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid congratulated Nikola Jokic on winning the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a second straight season, adding Tuesday night that there was “no right or wrong” answer among several serving candidates. But Embiid also said that, going forward, he’ll steer his focus toward …

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NASA ICON Finds Effects of Massive Tonga Volcanic Eruption Reached Space

The GOES-17 satellite captured images of an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA and NESDIS When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga …

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Lenovo launches faster versions of its Legion 7 and Legion Slim 7

Lenovo launches faster versions of its Legion 7 and Legion Slim 7

Lenovo’s highest-end gaming laptops for 2022 have been unveiled. The 16-inch Legion 7 and 7i (the “i” denotes Intel CPUs) can be configured with the current best of the best in terms of processors and graphics. The Legion 7 is one of a few gaming laptops that can be configured with AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX …

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‘Significant uptick’ in California coronavirus outbreaks brings new warnings

Palisades Charter High School students ride the Expo line after school on April 21. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Coronavirus conditions are likely to worsen, with case rates continuing to rise and hospitalizations starting to increase, according to the top health official in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most populous county. “We are also seeing a …

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NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

NBA great Bob Lanier, Hall of Fame center for Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said in a statement that the legendary NBA center died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer and eight-time NBA All-Star had …

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Balenciaga selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850

Balenciaga selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850

Written by Hannah Ryan, CNN Luxury fashion house Balenciaga has unveiled a new campaign promoting a series of roughed up sneakers with an eye-watering price tag, and the internet has thoughts. The images, shot by photographer Leopold Duchemin for the brand, of severely tattered, distressed shoes have gone viral following Monday’s launch of the couture …

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Google, AMD Release Security Audit of Epyc Processors Used in Google Cloud's Confidential Computing

Google, AMD Release Security Audit of Epyc Processors Used in Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing

An unusual partnership between Google and AMD may offer a blueprint for how the tech industry can better tackle processor security risks before they spiral out of control. The only problem? The setup requires an equally rare level of trust, which may be hard for other companies to replicate. On Tuesday, Google Cloud is releasing …

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