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ULA Atlas V rocket launched payloads for U.S. Air Force

ULA Atlas V rocket launched payloads for U.S. Air Force

Science
April 14 (UPI) -- The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket successfully launched a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night.Blast-off was at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The Air Force Space Command mission, AFSPC-11, features two spacecraft. The primary payload is the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM, or CBAS, a geostationary communications satellite.The satellite will lend communications support to the Air Force, relaying messages between leaders back at base and commanders in combat."The mission of CBAS is to augment existing military satellite communications capabilities and broadcast military data continuously through space-based, satellite communications relay links," the U.S. Air Force said.Behind t...
Satellite launched to harpoon 'dangerous' space junk

Satellite launched to harpoon 'dangerous' space junk

Technology
A mission demonstrating how to salvage potentially dangerous junk orbiting the Earth has been launched by a British-led consortium.The satellite, called RemoveDEBRIS, will be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) and carries a net to capture space litter and a harpoon that is able to spear and haul in bigger objects.On Monday, a Space X 9 rocket carrying the box-like craft took off from the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida.The RemoveDEBRIS is currently on board the capsule and is due to arrive at the ISS on Wednesday.A consortium led by the University of Surrey designed and built RemoveDEBRIS, which is funded by the European Commission and is the first practical attempt to try out clean-up technology.The launch came less than a day after Chinese space station T...
Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Investigation launched into Facebook data breach

Technology
The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users. It comes as a whistleblower told a newspaper how Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump's election team, used personal information taken without permission in early 2014 to build a system that could profile US voters so they could be targeted with personalised political advertisements.The company is owned by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer and was led at the time by Mr Trump's key adviser Steve Bannon.Christopher Wylie, who worked with an academic at Cambridge University to obtain the data, told The Observer: "We exploited Facebook to harvest millions of people's profiles and built models to exploit what we knew about them and ...
SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

Health
SoulFuel is made with almonds, oats, coconut, macadamia, and pineapple—yum. There is just something about SoulCycle. The indoor cycling chain has a way of cultivating die-hard fans. And now they’ve got a new reason for folks to flock to their studios. Today Soul Cycle announced SoulFuel, a cookie designed to help "power your ride." Developed in collaboration with Christina Tosi, owner and chef at the award-winning bakery Milk Bar, SoulFuel is available at 20 studios across New York, Los Angeles, and the DC Metro area, as well as at milkbarstore.com ($ 5).“We're always thinking of new ways to surprise and delight our riders, and as there's a significant focus on wellness and nutrition in addition to fitness today, we're thrilled to te
SpaceX has launched recycled spacecraft

SpaceX has launched recycled spacecraft

Technology
SpaceX has launched its first ever completely recycled spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida.The technology company broke new ground by flying a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft that had both been used before.The recycled rocket doesn't add any extra risk, according to NASA's International Space Station manager, Kirk Shireman.But the launch was "still a dangerous business", he said, and although the Falcon 9 has been extensively inspected by NASA's experts, there is never "zero risk" when it comes to rocket launches.Minutes after launch, the Falcon 9 first stage landed successfully after delivering the Dragon into orbit. Its landing back at Cape Canaveral marked SpaceX's 20th recovery of a first stage booster.Image:The Falcon 9 first stage landed successfully. Pic: SpaceXThis was ...