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US regulators will share automated vehicle test data with the public

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a new initiative that will give you access to more information on automotive vehicle tests conducted by various companies. It’s a voluntary effort called Automated Vehicle Transp… Engadget RSS Feed

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Boeing will send Starliner on another uncrewed test flight

Boeing will conduct another unmanned test flight to demonstrate the Starliner spacecraft after its first attempt failed to reach the ISS. According to The Washington Post, the repeat flight will take place in October or November, which means the aero… … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon reportedly in talks to test warehouse workers for COVID-19

Amazon might follow up its COVID-19 safety measures with full-fledged testing for the associated virus. Reuters has obtained notes that reportedly reveal discussions with Abbott and Thermo Fisher about the prospect of testing warehouse workers, incl… Engadget RSS Feed

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SpaceX parachute test failure could further delay crewed flight

SpaceX's hopes a human-occupied Crew Dragon flight this May are fading fast. A parachute test for the capsule failed on March 24th after a helicopter pilot was forced to drop the test vehicle early when it became unstable, threatening the … Read the rest of this entry

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Ancestry lays off 100 employees as DNA test demand dwindles

Ancestry has announced that it had to lay off six percent of its workforce, or around 100 workers, due to "a slowdown in consumer demand across the entire DNA category" over the past year and a half. The news comes … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch Boeing’s Starliner capsule launch abort test at 9AM ET

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule is about to take a step closer toward taking people to orbit, and you can watch this step unfold first-hand. NASA and Boeing are streaming live coverage of the Starliner's pad abort test on November 4th … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported… … Read the rest of this entry

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Porsche Taycan test drive shows the EV’s repeatable launch control

You'll have to wait to September for the Porsche Taycan's official unveiling, but the automaker is at least ready to answer one burning question: how well would the EV fare in a drag race? Quite well, apparently. Fully Charged has … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX’s Starhopper test vehicle successfully makes its first bounce

After completing zero of two launch attempts on Wednesday, SpaceX went two for two on Thursday. Its Dragon spacecraft is making a third trip to the ISS, while its Starhopper test vehicle took a tiny jump from its test pad … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA’s LEMUR robot escaped Death Valley in its last field test

While rovers like Curiosity are doing a bang-up job exploring extraterrestrial terrain, they don't have the capability to scale cliffs and other hard-to-reach places. That's a job best left to climbing robots like LEMUR, a technology developed by eng… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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