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  • Elon Musk's xAI selects southern city for 'world's largest' supercomputer site

    06/07/2024 8:06:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    MSN Via Fox News ^ | 06/06/2024 | Aislinn Murphy
    XAI has its sights set on creating the world’s largest supercomputer and, according to a recent announcement, the Elon Musk-founded artificial intelligence company has selected Memphis for its site. The Greater Memphis Chamber revealed the southwestern Tennessee city had landed the planned project on Wednesday, saying it will be the "largest capital investment by a new-to-market company in Memphis history." The supercomputer will be called the "Gigafactory of Compute," the group said. Musk said it's "true" in a reply to an X post that contained footage of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s press conference announcing plans for Memphis to get the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 6/6/2024 Newsdump Thursday*French Instructors To Ukraine*Biden Links World War II To Ukraine War*Putin: Notion Russia Attacking NATO "Dumb As A Table"*

    06/06/2024 8:38:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/6/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    The US Central Command reporting destruction of seven aerial drone and two drone boats launched from Yemen... In South Africa a decision by the African National Congress to seek a broad-based national unity government... Two explosions near a merchant vessel in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen... French trainers (instructors) will go to Ukraine to train a Ukrainian brigade of 4,500 soldiers... Macron also announcing transfer of five French Mirage 2000 warplanes to Ukraine... Russian authorities arresting a French citizen accusing him of spying... US politics an Emerson poll showing Trump at 46 percent to Biden's... The UN...
  • Spacex Super Heavy has splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico

    06/06/2024 10:40:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Jared Isaacman @rookisaacman · 4h Unreal SpaceX team.. great job. You just brought the most powerful booster in the world one step closer to reusability.
  • SpaceX Starship Flight Test 4

    06/06/2024 5:07:02 AM PDT · by 6ppc · 128 replies
    SpaceX ^ | 6/6/2024 | Various
    SpaceX is targeting 8:50 am EDT, 7:50 am CDT for Starship Flight Test 4. Didn't see where a live thread had been started, so thought I would do it. Link above goes to https://www.spacex.com/launches which will redirect to X.com You can also watch on Nasa Space Flight's Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJRzQsLZGg
  • Space Ping! SpaceX Launch Starship IFT4 Flight Test! Elon Musk gives update on Starship!

    T-minus FOUR minutes!!
  • Remote Amazon tribe finally connects to internet — only to wind up hooked on porn, social media

    06/05/2024 9:36:35 AM PDT · by billorites · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2024 | Andrew Court
    A reclusive tribe in the Amazon finally got hooked up to the internet, thanks to Elon Musk — only to be torn apart by social media and pornography addiction, elders complain. Brazil’s 2,000-member Marubo tribe has been left bitterly divided by the arrival of the Tesla founder’s Starlink service nine months ago, which connected the remote rainforest community along the Ituí River to the web for the first time. “When it arrived, everyone was happy,” Tsainama Marubo, 73, told The New York Times. “But now, things have gotten worse. Young people have gotten lazy because of the internet, they’re learning...
  • Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz says Elon Musk "hates me and goes out of his way to interfere with my life." Elon Musk says he "never heard of her."

    05/20/2024 6:28:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 19, 2024 | Libs of Tik Tok
    Libs of TikTok @libsoftiktok · 21h Taylor Lorenz says Elon Musk goes out of his to f*** with her and interfere with her life. Literally what?? - - Elon Musk @elonmusk Never heard of her
  • Blastoff! Blue Origin launches space tourists for first time in almost 2 years

    05/19/2024 6:00:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 19, 2024 | VideoFromSpace
    A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket launched the NS-25 mission from Texas on May 19, 2025. Full Story...According to Space.com, the Six people aboard were Ed Dwight, the U.S.'s first-ever Black astronaut candidate; venture capitalist Mason Angel; Sylvain Chiron, the founder of French craft brewery Brasserie Mont Blanc; entrepreneur Kenneth L. Hess; retired accountant Carol Schaller; and pilot and aviator Gopi Thotakura.Credit: Blue OriginBlastoff! Blue Origin launches space tourists for first time in almost 2 years | 11:58VideoFromSpace | 1.77M subscribers | 45,450 views | May 19, 2024
  • Elon Musk says there are too many non-technical managers at Boeing

    05/07/2024 11:30:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Yahoo UK ^ | 6 May 2024 | Erin Snodgrass
    Elon Musk is chiding Boeing on social media for employing "too many" non-technical managers amid a wave of ongoing layoffs at his own company, Tesla. Musk fired off his thoughts on X this week, responding to reporting on Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, which is set to make a launch attempt on Monday evening after years of delays and setbacks. In 2014, NASA granted Boeing $4.2 billion and Musk's SpaceX $2.6 billion to develop a commercial crew system that could transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Despite working with a little more than half of the money that Boeing received, SpaceX...
  • Geometers Engineer New Tools to Wrangle Spacecraft Orbits

    05/06/2024 4:02:36 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 15 replies
    Quanta ^ | 15APR2024 | Leila Sloman
    Mathematicians think abstract tools from a field called symplectic geometry might help with planning missions to far-off moons and planets. In October, a Falcon Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying NASA’s Europa Clipper mission. The $5 billion mission is designed to find out if Europa, Jupiter’s fourth-largest moon, can support life. But because Europa is constantly bombarded by intense radiation created by Jupiter’s magnetic field, the Clipper spacecraft can’t orbit the moon itself. Instead, it will slide into an eccentric orbit around Jupiter and gather data by repeatedly swinging by Europa—53 times in total—before...
  • Solar eclipse as you have never seen it before: View from SpaceX satellite

    04/09/2024 9:50:34 PM PDT · by linMcHlp · 36 replies
    DailyMail UK via YouTube video ^ | 04/09/2024 | DailyMail UK
    View from a SpaceX satellite; followed by view from an aircraft.
  • Incredible map shows the places on the moon where US, China and Russia are racing to find 'infinite energy' or trillions of dollars in minerals by 2030

    03/30/2024 6:45:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/30/24 | Rob Waugh
    Incredible map shows the places on the moon where we might find ‘infinite energy’ or trillions in minerals by 2030. A new space race is warming up after half a century, with Russia, China and America racing to put robots, human astronauts and even lunar trains on the moon. The prize is enormous, with resources ranging from ‘rare earth’ minerals used in electronics to Helium-3, a potential energy source which could power a nuclear fusion revolution offering infinite clean energy. Morgan Stanley has previously suggested that the global space industry could be worth $1 trillion annually by 2040 - and...
  • Elon Musk says US will be 'toast' without 'red wave'

    03/26/2024 4:35:38 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 52 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 March 2024 | ALEX NITZBERG
    Business magnate Elon Musk asserted in a post on X that the U.S. will be "toast" if there is not a "red wave." "I voted 100% Dem until a few years ago. Now, I think we need a red wave or America is toast," Musk wrote. The term "red wave" refers to a dominant performance by Republicans during an election cycle.
  • DARPA aims to build a lunar railroad in its latest effort to establish a human colony on the Moon

    03/25/2024 8:13:03 AM PDT · by Twotone · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 23, 2024 | Collin Jones
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has set its sights on the Moon, recently choosing defense giant Northrop Grumman to work on concepts for building a lunar railroad network, according to the Debrief. The recent development is DARPA's latest announcement concerning their 10-year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) Capability Study. The ultimate goal is to reportedly establish a human colony on the Moon and a "thriving lunar economy." DARPA published the following statement about the development: The 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LunA-10) will explore the rapid development of foundational technology concepts designed to move away from individual scientific efforts within isolated, self-sufficient systems...
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Building Global Satellite Surveillance Network for U.S. Intelligence Agency

    03/17/2024 3:11:31 AM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 16, 2024 | sundance
    According to a recent Reuters report, Elon Musk signed a $1.8 billion contract in 2021 with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to launch a system of orbiting surveillance satellites.According to the report, “if successful, the sources said the program would significantly advance the ability of the U.S. government and military to quickly spot potential targets almost anywhere on the globe.”Remind me again exactly when Elon Musk bought the Twitter platform.WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) – SpaceX is building a network of hundreds of spy satellites under a classified contract with a U.S. intelligence agency, five sources familiar with the program said,...
  • How 13 Different News Outlets Covered Elon Musk’s Successful SpaceX Launch

    03/15/2024 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | March 14, 2024 | Staff
    A new step toward the future of mankind was taken this week following another successful launch from SpaceX. As with other major news stories, it can be interesting and informative to see how it was covered by different media outlets. Here is a rundown of how 13 major news sources covered Elon Musk's latest successful launch: CNN: Musk Chooses Space Exploration Over Ending World Hunger Salon: I Lived It: I Inhaled Musk's Rocket's Fumes And They Killed Me Snopes: Fact check: did Elon Musk's rocket successfully launch? Mostly false. Not the Bee: EEEEK! ELON MUSK LAUNCHED A ROCKET INTO SPACE...
  • SpaceX successfully launches the ginormous Super-Heavy Starship in 3rd flight test. Watch clips here.

    03/14/2024 8:48:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 102 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | March 14, 2024 | Staff
    On Thursday, March 14, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the third test flight of its Starship Super-Heavy rocket, the platform the company is pushing to take humans to the moon and Mars. Clips: VIDEOS AT LINK..................
  • Musical Interlude topic for March 2024

    03/01/2024 8:48:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    YouTube etcetera ^ | March 9, 2009 etcetera | Jordan Christopher & The Wild Ones et al
    "Wild Thing" Original Version by Jordan Christopher & The Wild Ones (1965) | 2:41Cantabrigidian | 3.27K subscribers | 342,559 views | March 9, 2009
  • NASA Juno spacecraft picks up hints of activity on Jupiter's icy moon Europa...The close approach to reveal possible proof of recent surface activity in the Jovan system.

    01/27/2024 12:31:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | 25 January 2024 | By Andrew Jones
    (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute) NASA's Juno spacecraft made a close flyby of Jupiter's intriguing moon Europa in 2022, revealing potential hints of present day surface activity. The spacecraft's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU), which is a star camera designed to assist Juno's onboard attitude determination, was used to image Europa's surface with high resolution while being lit up by Jupiter-shine, or sunlight scattered off Jupiter. The SRU image from the flyby is explored in an article published in the journal JGR Planets on Dec. 22, 2023. The image shows an oddly-shaped area of the icy surface, measuring 23 miles by 42...
  • The U.S. just sold its helium stockpile. Here’s why the medical world is worried.

    01/26/2024 6:15:56 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/25/2024 | Caroline Hopkins
    On Thursday, the U.S. government sold the Federal Helium Reserve, a massive underground stockpile based in Amarillo, Texas, that supplies up to 30% of the country’s helium. Once the deal is finalized, the buyer — which will likely be the highest bidder, the industrial gas company Messer — will claim some 425 miles of pipelines spanning Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, plus about 1 billion cubic feet of the only element on Earth cold enough to make an MRI machine work. Regulatory and logistical issues with the facility threaten a temporary shutdown as it passes from public to private ownership, and...