The unparalleled success of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has helped Elon Musk’s aerospace firm deploy a megaconstellation of Starlink satellites in just a few years. The service has been available to consumers for several years, and speeds were impressive at launch, but it’s slowing down as more users get on the network. SpaceX’s solution was to implement a 1TB data cap. They were supposed to go into effect this month, but customers have gotten a short reprieve.
CEO Elon Musk hosted a celebratory event at Tesla’s Nevada “Gigafactory” on Thursday. The event, which was streamed live via Twitter, allowed a select group of shareholders to view the company’s first production electric Semis in person. Pepsi representatives were present to receive the keys to the company’s first few units, some of which had Pepsi and FritoLay graphics on the tractor [...]
Bats are perhaps the most recognizable echolocators, or creatures that use reflected sound waves to understand the world around them. Most people know bats use chirps and clicks to echolocate, but some bats also employ their vast, seven-octave vocal range to growl. Despite these growls’ vital role in navigation and communication, scientists [...]
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The Mars of the past was very different from the one NASA’s Viking 1 lander found when it made history as the first lander on the Red Planet in 1976. A new study suggests that Viking 1 landed at the margins of a megatsunami deposit from the planet’s earlier, wetter phase. Researchers say they have found the remains of a crater left 3.4 billion years ago when an asteroid impacted. It was this, they say, that produced a 250-meter wall of water that washed over the landscape and altered Viking 1’s landing zone.
When planning the Viking 1 landing, NASA [...]
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