View photosMoreUnited Launch Alliance ULA has devised a plan that could enable a robust space economy based on the refueling of spacecraft away from Earth.GOLDEN, Colorado — A major American launch provider has outlined a plan that the company says will help enable a space economy based on refueling spacecraft in Earth orbit.The concept stems from an analysis and ongoing technical work by United Launch Alliance ULA , a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co. that provides launches aboard Atlas and Delta rockets.This liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen upper stage is designed to be reusable and can be refueled, perhaps by propellant made using water extracted from Earth's moonor asteroids.Moon Base Visions: How to Build a Lunar Colony Photos A road map to attain the Cislunar 1,000 Vision was detailed at the seventh joint meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, which was held here from June 7 through June 9.
If you own a smartphone and live in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Germany or the UK, chances are you ve been playing Pokemon Go this week.It s one of the biggest mobile gaming phenomenons in history, but as would any app that requires the screen to be turned on and constantly pulls GPS information over the air, it s prone to killing batteries and data plans.Now, if you have a sizable data plan, Pokemon Go probably won t make a dent, but if your plan is somewhat limited, you might want to keep track of the amount of data the game is using.Thankfully, there s an app for that.DON T MISS: How to save battery life and cut down on data usage while playing Pokémon GoDataMan Next which was recently featured in one of our free apps features is a free app that allows you to track your data usage in real time in order to make sure you aren t approaching or surpassing your data limit.
Engineers at Arizona State University have built a system that allows a single person to control a small swarm of quadcopters with just their brain.A traditional joystick is great for controlling a single craft, but it's less useful for controlling multiple drones at once."You can't do something collectively" with a joystick, said Panagiotis Artemiadis, director of the university's Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab.So Artemiadis developed a technique that can, using a skullcap adorned with 128 electrodes.The electrodes measure brain activity, lighting up in particular patterns when the wearer of the cap is thinking of different things."If the user is thinking about decreasing cohesion between the drones, we know what part of the brain controls that thought," Artemiadis said.
There area number of reasons why healthcare has a long way to go before there's a total digital disruption.But to track how far along it's come, the Adobe Digital Insights team compiled a report based on anonymized data from health insurer and health information websites, along with billions of site visits, and a 1,000-person survey.
Chrome: If you tend to bounce between a lot of different videos or sounds online, you know how much a pain it can be to have sound coming from multiple tabs.Smart Tab Mute ensures only one tab can play sound at a time.If you re playing audio in one tab, then start in another, Smart Tab Mute automatically mutes the first one until the second is done playing.When it s finished, it ll start playing the last thing you had playing.If you listen to music in your browser, this is a great way to cut out the step of pausing it when you want to watch a video.
Many PPC marketers are frustrated.Because they feel like AdWords is no longer an option.Over the past few years, CPCs have increased by 3X in some verticals — that s even with a Quality Score of 9 or 10.According to WordStream data, the average cost per click in AdWords across all industries is $2.32 on the search network.Meanwhile, the average cost per action CPA is $59.18 on the search network.But if you re in an industry where it takes multiple clicks before someone purchases, you easily could be burning through hundreds or thousands of dollars on paid search advertising.
What are the biggest opportunities & challenges in mobile tracking and targeting for next 1-2 years?But with such benefits come pitfalls and risks, such as violating consumer privacy by collecting information without their knowledge and using the information to develop individual profiles and draw conclusions based on where consumers go, how long they stay, and where they continue on.There is no doubt that the combination of emerging and more refined technology with advertisers' insatiable appetite for data will continue to clash with consumer and regulatory privacy concerns.Explain the recent FTC settlement with InMobi?The FTC charged InMobi with engaging in deceptive data collection practices and violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by tracking hundreds of millions of consumers without their knowledge.As the long-standing direct marketing adage goes, the data don't lie.
But the real Nils Sjöberg — one of them, anyway — lives in Sweden, and he s... honestly, he s pretty chill about the whole debacle.Her representative finally confirmed the whisperings today, and also verified that the name Nils Sjöberg , one of the single s credited writers, was in fact Swift s pseudonym.Then Harris went kind of batshit on Twitter, and Katy Perry actually tweeted something kind of funny about it.A couple of weeks ago I heard about this on Swedish TV, a journalist had found out that Swift uses Nils Sjöberg as an alias and used it when co-writing This Is What You Came For with Calvin Harris.Earlier I had been tagged in people s tweets about This Is What You Came For awesome song!but didn t connect the dots how could I know Swift used my name?
Our Lives in Data free exhibition asks how ethical is our sharing of personal information and showcases future of Big Data in VRCan marketing companies guess your personality from your Facebook likes?How does virtual reality help scientists visualise massive sets of data?These are the questions posed by a free new exhibition at London s Science Museum, which opens to the public on Friday July 15.Our Lives in Data explores the mostly invisible revolution of big data, from smartphones to social networks to public transport.On display are a myriad of demonstrations on just how many possibilities there are with big data, and the societal implications mass collection of personal data causes.
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We should all be using sunscreen, but when it comes down to picking one, there s no key to the language on the bottle, and SPF isn t the only thing to look for.Here s a guide to the other biggies: UVA, UVB, and broad spectrum.Most of us probably base our decision to choose one sunscreen over another on SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, which is an estimate of how effectively sunscreen can reduce the time to sunburn.That s fine, because the American Academy of Dermatology recommends SPF 30.SPF 15 is the absolute minimum, but beyond 15 the differences in sun protection become less and less significant.Other terms you ll find on a typical sunscreen bottle typically include UVB , UVA , and broad spectrum , which all have to do with ultraviolet radiation UV from the sun:
Your browser does not support HTML5 videoPlayPausePlayPauseMute0%00:00 / 00:00FullscreenSmallscreen Close Embed Feed Twitter reacts to Boris Johnson being appointed as new Foreign Secretary WochitOn 14 July, the world was still digesting the fact that former London mayor and pro-Brexit conservative Boris Johnson had been assigned the role of Foreign Secretary in Prime Minister Theresa May's new cabinet.That means, for better or worse, Johnson is suddenly the minister responsible for the activities of MI6 and GCHQ while also having to represent the UK in its numerous dealings abroad.However, based on one leaked diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks in 2011, it's clear that Boris Johnson has been on the political radar of the US government for years.In the memo, from the time of the 2008 mayoral election, Johnson is branded "gaffe-prone, but popular."The memo, dated 16 April 2008 and sent from US diplomatic officials in London to the US Secretary of State's office, provides additional insight into how nations profile key characters such as high-profile politicians.
focused on the benefits of embracing failure in business.Over the course of an hour, our guests covered an array of questions ranging from how to boost self-confidence when overcoming a challenge at work, to how to cultivate growth and push past fear as a professional.Several motivational speakers and career coaches took part in the conversation including: Chandresh Bhardwaj, storyteller & spiritual advisor; Chelsea Krost, millennial spokesperson, brand consultant & keynote speaker; Chuck Gallagher, CEO of the Ethics Resource Group; and Marianne Williamson, internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer.Check out highlights from the chat in the Storify below.Image: Mashable Composite, Lauren ManckeHave something to add to this story?
Join us for a free, live webinar and learn how to drive revenue with content marketing.The internet has radically transformed how we build and promote businesses: We have access to far more resources and far more potential than ever before.Technically, yes, but you ll be missing out on enormous potential by doing so.People expect you to have these things in place, and if you don t have them, they may think less of your company.None of these strategies is particularly hard or complicated; there may be a bit of a learning curve, but on some level, these are accessible strategies.You won t have to spend much money on any of these strategies, making them easy to pick up even for tight-budget startups.
Only with an HTC Vive strapped to my face am I a crack shot with dual revolvers, a deft-handed swordsman and surprisingly spot-on with a mallet.Of course, I'm talking about VR Funhouse, the storied chip maker's first ever videogame developed in collaboration with its own LightSpeed Studios.The free-to-download, soon-to-be-open-source PC game for HTC and Valve's headset started as a tech demo to showcase the firm's various VR software technologies.After spending quite a while with the game recently courtesy of Nvidia, I'm amazed at how intuitive the company has managed to make it feel.When you start VR Funhouse within a painted wooden circle beset by various carny game stands, there isn't so much as a sign with directions to get you started.But when my hands essentially transform into revolvers in VR Funhouse, I'm shooting clay objects fired out of a moving cannon in seconds – with 95% accuracy.
Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan says the European Commission has offered no clues of the scale of any repayment order that may be imposed on Apple Inc. over the iPhone maker s tax arrangements in Ireland.Noonan met with EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager in Brussels this week to discuss her probe into Ireland, and was told a decision may come in September or October.We ve no indication which way it s going to go yet, Noonan told reporters in Dublin on Thursday.We ll get information in due course and then we ll see.Ireland continues to brace for an adverse finding following the meeting with Vestager, a person with knowledge of the matter said.Ireland will appeal any repayment decision, no matter how much Apple must repay, the person said, who declined to comment because the process is still ongoing.The EU opened the Apple probe in 2014, and, in preliminary findings, said its tax arrangements were improperly designed to give the company a financial boost in exchange for jobs in Ireland.Apple told a European Parliament panel earlier this year that it has paid every cent of tax that is due in Ireland.
Uber has made hailing a cab as easy as pushing a button, saving countless passengers from wandering the streets in search of a ride.There are still some gaps in the Uber experience though—and Up Hail is happy to plug one of them.It s a price comparison service for ride-hailing services, but you can actually use the site as a way to see how far you can get on a specific budget in an Uber or a Lyft .Open up the left-hand menu, click on Discover which is actually still in beta , and the next screen lets you set a starting point, a service, and a budget.The red circle that appears is how far you can get, roughly.The feature doesn t take into account surcharges, so you re going to need to factor those in yourself, but it does give you a handy estimate as to how far you can get with the money you ve got left in your bank account and it does include current traffic conditions .
But the real Nils Sjöberg — one of them, anyway — lives in Sweden, and he s... honestly, he s pretty chill about the whole debacle.Her representative finally confirmed the whisperings today, and also verified that the name Nils Sjöberg , one of the single s credited writers, was in fact Swift s pseudonym.Then Harris went kind of batshit on Twitter, and Katy Perry actually tweeted something kind of funny about it.A couple of weeks ago I heard about this on Swedish TV, a journalist had found out that Swift uses Nils Sjöberg as an alias and used it when co-writing This Is What You Came For with Calvin Harris.Earlier I had been tagged in people s tweets about This Is What You Came For awesome song!but didn t connect the dots how could I know Swift used my name?
What value to you would that be in your next round of negotiations with the president of the United States?Hillary Clinton traveled to 19 foreign locations during her first three months in office, inlcuding China, South Korea, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and a meeting in Switzerland with her Russian counterpart.She transmitted data over wireless networks in those countries, networks almost certainly already monitored 24/7 by intelligence and security officials.Her use of a personal email domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent...But No Hacking was Really NeededOnline security company Venafi TrustNet has the world s largest database of digital certificates and associated metadata, allowing it to go back in time and identify how digital certificates were used in the past, a kind of forensics capability for IT security.
Late Wednesday evening, the California Air Resources Board rejected Volkswagen Group s plan to fix 3.0L diesel Volkswagens, Audis, and Porsches that were discovered last year to be illegally circumventing the cars emissions control systems.In two letters one addressing Volkswagen and Audi cars PDF , and the other addressing Porsches PDF , CARB called the company s recall plan substantially deficient and said VW Group submitted documents that fall far short of meeting standards that would bring the cars up to code.It has been estimated that a total of 85,000 3.0L diesel Porsche, Audi, and Volkswagen cars are still on the road without a recall or a buyback plan.In June, VW Group proposed a massive settlement in which it would buy back almost 500,000 2.0L diesel vehicles and compensate owners and lessees with a cash award.In CARB s Wednesday letters to VW Group, the air regulator claimed that subsidiaries Audi and Porsche failed to disclose and provide a complete description of all defeat devices on the cars, even after CARB rejected an earlier plan in February and reminded the automakers of what they needed to submit to get CARB to approve a recall plan.CARB also said that VW Group didn t describe in enough detail how the fix would work, or how it would impact the car s emissions after the fix.