Emerging Tech

Watch live as SpaceX launches (and lands) another Falcon 9 rocket today

[embedded content] SpaceX is due to perform its latest rocket launch and landing this afternoon. The rocket in question is one of SpaceX’s used Falcon 9 rockets. It will be employed to launch Qatar’s Es’hail-2 communications satellite, which will be provide communications for the Middle East and parts of North Africa. The satellite will also […]

Emerging Tech

The worst rocket crashes in history

Bill Ingalls Getting to space is hard. Really hard, in fact. There’s just not a lot of room for error. For every space flight that’s ever gone smoothly, there are dozens of botched missions that remind us how fine the line is between success and failure. To make things worse, when things do go wrong with […]

Gaming

Rocket League preps for China, cross-platform parties, and 4K on Xbox One X

Rocket League continues to thrive as a live service. Developer Psyonix is now detailing its plans for the rest of 2018. The vehicular soccer game is going to soon enter the world’s largest gaming market. It’s also getting an updated version for Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The studio has also revealed that it is delaying […]

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‘Bloodhound’ rocket car needs a speedy cash injection to survive

Bloodhound A company bidding to drive a car at an eye-watering 1,000 mph has been forced to put the brakes on the project while it seeks extra funds to help it reach its goal. The U.K. team behind the rocket-powered Bloodhound car needs investment of 25 million British pounds (about $ 33 million) in the […]

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Here’s why the spectacular SpaceX rocket launch in California looked so incredible

Previous Next The combination of Elon Musk and social media haven’t exactly been a winning recipe for most of 2018. Last night’s SpaceX satellite launch took steps to help rectify that, however — as Twitter users who lived in the vicinity of the launch posted jaw-dropping photos and video of the spectacular event and the […]

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Orbiting satellite offers a unique view of a recent rocket launch

Rocket launches are spectacular whichever way you look at them. In fact, they’re so darn impressive they can even cause drivers to take their eyes off the road, occasionally leading to all kinds of unwanted metallic entanglements. While footage of most launches is shot by cameras on the ground, we occasionally get a glimpse of […]

Gaming

Fortnite and Rocket League show just how wrong Sony is about crossplay

Fortnite: Battle Royale is easily the biggest thing in the gaming world since … well, maybe anything. Some might say it’s so big because of the low barrier to entry or the simple and quick gameplay loop. Others might say it’s just a fad. But if that’s the case, it’s a fad with very long […]

Gaming

Latest ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ trailer shows off a double-barreled rocket launcher

[embedded content] In most video games, a rocket launcher is the ultimate tool of destruction, with a single rocket capable of taking out most enemies with ease. Destiny 2 isn’t most video games, however, and in the latest trailer for the Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion, we see that two rockets are definitely better than one. The weapon […]

Emerging Tech

Blue Origin reaches a big milestone, lands rocket booster and crew capsule

[embedded content] Blue Origin is inching ever closer to sending folks into space. With tickets slated to cost somewhere between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000, it’s safe to say that folks are getting antsy for their opportunity to blast off. Earlier this week, Jeff Bezos’ space endeavor completed its most important test yet in the […]

Gaming

It’s so realistic, ‘Surviving Mars’ is turning rocket scientists into gamers

Stretched across the wind-blasted plains lie a string of bubble-domes, neatly wrapped in dancing wind-powered turbines. This was the first colony. Peaking through clouds of burnt-orange dust, the limbering colony survived. Weather-worn, and certainly not without casualties, it remained a testament of humanity’s resolve; it was the triumph of the engineers, the physicists, the botanists, […]