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SpaceX tried to launch a Mars spaceship prototype on its first big flight, but the test was cut short after ignition

An aerial view of SpaceX’s Starhopper rocket ship prototype after it aborted launch attempt from Boca Chica Beach, Texas, on July 24, 2019.SpaceX/YouTube SpaceX tried to launch and fly its gleaming Starhopper rocket ship prototype into the skies of south Texas on Wednesday, but an as-yet unexplained issue cut short …

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The deadly poison sarin was detected in a mail bag at Facebook’s offices in California

In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, media and guests tour Facebook’s 130,000-square-foot offices, which occupy the top three floors of a 10-story Cambridge, Mass. building.AP Photo/Elise Amendola The deadly poison sarin has been detected at a mail facility for Facebook in Menlo Park, California, prompting FBI involvement. On Monday, routine …

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Some tech execs want to find a UFO and reverse-engineer it for the betterment of mankind

Fan wears &quotI want to believe” UFO t-shirt in front of FOX’s &quotThe X-Files” UFO episode event featuring UFO model.Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images Vice talked to a handful of technologists who are fascinated with the tech behind UFOs. “If we pay close attention and reverse these technologies to bring …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory network was hacked by targeting a Raspberry Pi that wasn’t supposed to be connected to it

Flickr/abuakel A hacker accessed a NASA lab’s network in April 2018, by targeting an unauthorized Raspberry Pi, a pocket-sized computer that connects to the Internet. During the April 2018 attack, the hacker stole about 500 megabytes of data from 23 files, two of which contained information related to a Mars …

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Cheating Death: Inside the Cryonics Institute, Where Your Body Is Frozen With Hopes of Revival

Until the day he died, in 2011, Robert Ettinger hoped humanity would figure out a way to cheat death. Today, his body is stored in a cryonic vessel filled with liquid nitrogen and frozen to –196 degrees Celsius. He lies in cryopreservation at the Cryonics Institute in Michigan—which he founded—alongside …

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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in an epic, years-long feud over space travel. Here’s a timeline of the billionaires’ most notable battles.

Blue Origin; NASA; Win McNamee/Getty Images; Mike Blake/Reuters; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have feuded for years over each other’s space-related ambitions and activities. The two billionaires weren’t always so adversarial; in 2004, they even had dinner together. But tensions between them have risen with the growth …

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I immersed myself in Equinox’s world of eucalyptus towels and infrared saunas to discover why people drop thousands of dollars on a gym membership

Shayanne Gal/Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Equinox has branded itself as one of the top luxury gyms in the world, with typical members in New York City paying over $3,000 a year. I visited every Equinox location in the city to see if it lived up to the hype. I found that …

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Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities – and their famous landmarks – could be underwater in 80 years

Getty Images/Andrew Burton The more scientists study sea-level rise, the more daunting their predictions for coastal cities become. A few years ago, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted that the world’s sea levels would rise an additional 3 feet by 2100. But earlier this week, a study in …

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