Jul 4, 2017

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Watch SpaceX’s Intelsat 35e launch live right here

 SpaceX has another window to attempt its Intelsat 35e launch today starting at 7:38 PM EDT (4:28 PM PDT). This is the third attempt for the launch for client Intelsat, after it was aborted once on July 2 and then again on July 3, due to automated countdown clock stoppage with 10 seconds remaining prior to launch. SpaceX took July 4 to fully investigate the cause and review its systems, and it… Read More


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Fingervision is robot skin made from cheap, off-the-shelf components

 Fingervision isn’t much to look at. At first glance, it appears as though someone MacGyvered a GoPro case out of some clear food wrap and bits of plastic, attaching the creation to the end of a $25,000 industrial robot — and honestly, that’s not all that far from the truth. The system is cheap by design, making what it can do all the more remarkable. Read More

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5 years after the Higgs boson, the Large Hadron Collider is just getting started

 It’s been five years since physicists at CERN reported that they had observed a particle “consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson.” The discovery capped decades of theory and was an important triumph for the Large Hadron Collider, the means by which the elusive particle was found. But they didn’t close up shop and go home after that — the LHC is just getting up… Read More

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Tesla drops 7% after Goldman Sachs says the stock is worth $180

 If you follow Tesla’s performance in public markets you’re no doubt aware of the ongoing bull versus bear battle between analysts who follow the company. While analysts from major investment banks typically disagree on future price targets for stocks, it’s much rarer for analysts to be totally split on if a company’s stock will go up or down. Read More

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Torc Robotics unveils self-driving system for consumer cars

 Another entrant has joined the field of those offering self-driving tech to consumer car makers — but this one likely has a bit more experience than most. Torc Robotics has been working on autonomous vehicle tech since 2007, and has applied autonomy in a range of commercial, industrial and military applications. Now Torc is setting its sights on the consumer car market. Read More



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Blue Apron falls 9% on fourth day as a public company

 Blue Apron sends you the ingredients to help you cook delicious meals, but some investors are considering its shares unsavory. The meal kit delivery company, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange last week, has had a rough debut on the stock market. After significantly lowering its IPO price range, the company priced its IPO at $10 per share. The stock closed Wednesday below $9. Read More

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The need for industry-wide investor/founder sexual harassment policy

 Startup founders deserve formal protection from sexual harassment by investors. Yet despite the clear power imbalance between these groups, traditional harassment law does not adequately shield founders because they are not technically employees of the venture capitalists. To fill this gap, VC firms should adopt formal investor/founder sexual harassment policies that can be enforced. Read More