Musk to reveal improved plans for ambitious Mars colony

Elon Musk is set to reveal more details of his ambitious plans to establish humanity’s first colony on Mars. The SpaceX billionaire first announced plans to create the ‘Interplanetary Transport System’, a reusable rocket-and-spaceship hybrid powered by 42 SpaceX Raptor engines, back in June. Now Musk says he will be unveiling an updated version of the system at a conference on Friday – hinting at … Continue reading Musk to reveal improved plans for ambitious Mars colony

Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

Project London aims to build a London-like city in GTA 5. Can’t be hard, right? “I got a message the other day,” says modder Kieran. “from some guy asking if the roads could be done—if the cars could be swapped to the opposite side in the style of British road networks. I sat down and calculated the work for that. I’m looking at 210 hours … Continue reading Project London is GTA 5’s most ambitious overhaul mod yet

NASA Is Moving Ahead With an Ambitious Plan to Deflect an Asteroid

GIF A mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique just got a NASA promotion to the design phase. Called DART, the plan would see a refrigerator-sized spacecraft smash into a non-threatening asteroid, causing it to move ever so slightly from its original orbital path. The project is seen as an important first step in developing a planetary shield against incoming asteroids. DART, which stands for … Continue reading NASA Is Moving Ahead With an Ambitious Plan to Deflect an Asteroid

NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Principal Investigator Natalia Alexandrov makes the pitch to a group of NASA aeronautics managers for her team’s study, ATTRACTOR, which will explore how to embed reliability into algorithms that are used over time to inform autonomous systems in aviation. Credit: NASA/Andrew Carlsen Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the … Continue reading NASA selects three aeronautics teams to explore ‘ambitious’ ideas

Cyber attackers are more ambitious than ever, Symantec warns

2016 was marked by extraordinary cyber attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists and overt attempts to disrupt the US electoral process by state-sponsored groups, say researchers. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, … Continue reading Cyber attackers are more ambitious than ever, Symantec warns