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Rocket Report: Vega soars, Delta 2 end nears, hearing a Falcon Heavy launch

Rocket Report: Vega soars, Delta 2 end nears, hearing a Falcon Heavy launch

/ The Rocket Report is published weekly. Share this story Welcome to Edition 1.14 of the Rocket Report! This week, we‘ve got lots of news to share about small rockets for big airplanes, the last flight of the venerable Delta 2 rocket, and a report on whether any new technologies might be coming along soon to supplant rockets. (Spoiler alert: […]

Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot

Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot

/ A technician inspects a Waymo vehicle. Share this story Many people worry that the development of self-driving technology will put taxi drivers and truck drivers out of work. What often gets missed is that self-driving technology companies are going to create plenty of jobs, too. Most obviously, high-end jobs will spring up for engineers designing the necessary hardware and […]

Is a hot climate or a dry climate key for forest fire risk?

Is a hot climate or a dry climate key for forest fire risk?

/ Wildfire risk is set to increase, but regional differences in risk are incredibly important for fire management. Share this story As smoky, apocalyptic-looking skies spread across western North America, researchers are scrambling to improve their predictions of wildfire risk. A changing climate means not just higher temperatures but also new patterns of rain and snow, which interact in complex […]

Working on this Singer 911 restoration “turns” Williams F1 engineers

Working on this Singer 911 restoration “turns” Williams F1 engineers

Share this story A 1989 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design using results of Dynamics and Lightweighting Study [DLS] undertaken with Williams Advanced Engineering and other technical partners. Singer The Singer DLS is truly a thing of beauty. Singer The Porsche 4.0L air-cooled flat-six with 4-valve cylinder heads, showing carbon fiber airbox, fan shroud, and intake trumpets with CFD-optimized […]

Infiniti looks to an all-electric future with the Prototype 10 concept

Infiniti looks to an all-electric future with the Prototype 10 concept

Share this story This is Prototype 10, the latest all-electric concept car from Infiniti. The unbroken surfaces of Prototype 10 are meant to reference the uninterrupted nature of electric power delivery. “We all feel a certain degree of passion when talking about roadsters and speedsters. We are equally passionate about the potential that electrification holds for the future of our […]

Dealmaster: Take 20% off video game pre-orders with Prime while you can

Dealmaster: Take 20% off video game pre-orders with Prime while you can

Share this story Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at , we have another round of deals to share. Today‘s list is headlined by more of a PSA than an out-and-out deal: as earlier this week, Amazon is changing its video game pre-order discount policy for Prime members. Currently, subscribers can take 20 percent off pre-orders for upcoming physical copies […]

Comcast/Charter lobby asks FTC to preempt state broadband regulations

Comcast/Charter lobby asks FTC to preempt state broadband regulations

Share this story Having succeeded in killing federal net neutrality rules, broadband lobby groups are now asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to avoid imposing stricter regulations on the industry. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai claimed that his net neutrality repeal won‘t hurt consumers because the FTC will left by the FCC‘s deregulation of broadband. But as things stand […]