Bezos’ Blue Origin conducts successful test flight for tourism rocket

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, at New Shepard's West Texas launch facility
Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, at New Shepard’s West Texas launch facility

Blue Origin, the US space company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, succeeded Tuesday in its latest test flight of its rocket aimed at one day taking tourists to space, even as the date of the first crewed launch remains unclear.

The New Shepard capsule, which was propelled over the boundary of space by a small reusable launch vehicle that returned to land vertically, will one day carry up to six passengers.

It attained an altitude of 66 miles (106 kilometers) above sea level, before descending back to the surface using parachutes and landing in a cloud of dust in the desert of West Texas.

Its total flight time was 10 minutes and nine seconds.

Blue Origin previously unveiled the capsule’s interior: six seats with horizontal backrests, placed next to large portholes, in a futuristic cabin with swish

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ConnecTechAsia Wraps Up Successful First Live Virtual Event

SINGAPORE, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ConnecTechAsia, Asia’s leading Infocomm Media and Technology event concluded last week after three days of insightful conference sessions and exhibitions on the latest solutions and trends empowering the digital economy.

More than 6800 attendees participated in the first fully virtual iteration of the event that featured some 200 conference sessions, 280+ speakers and 323 exhibitors. ConnecTechAsia also expanded its content to include new shows, conferences, competitions and award ceremonies.

New Awards and Competitions

One of the highlights of the event, the inaugural CommunicAsia Awards, recognised innovation and achievement across global service providers. The virtual award ceremony was held on 30 September and featured winners in the categories of:

  • Best RAN Technology, won by Huawei Technologies with their Massive MIMO Enabling Superior 5G Experience.
  • Most Innovative 5G Trial in APAC, taken by the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Thailand for
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The world’s first successful identification and characterization of in vivo senescent cells

The world's first successful identification and characterization of in vivo senescent cells
The research team generate a p16-Cre ERT2 – tdTomato mouse model to uncover the in vivo dynamics and properties of p16high cells. Single-cell RNA-seq analyses of various tissues from early middle-aged p16-CreERT2-tdTomato mice reveal that p16high cells exhibit heterogenous senescence-associated phenotypes, while elimination of p16high cells ameliorates steatosis and inflammation in a NASH model. Credit: The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo

Cell senescence is a state of permanent cell cycle arrest that was initially defined for cells grown in cell culture. It plays a key role in age-associated organ dysfunction and age-related diseases such as cancer, but the in vivo pathogenesis is largely unclear.


A research team led by Professor Makoto Nakanishi of the Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo, generated a p16-Cre ERT2 -tdTomato mouse model to characterize in vivo p16 high cells at the single-cell level.

They found tdTomato-positive p16 high cells detectable

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1st successful test launch of the German A4 rocket (AKA the V-2)



a large ship in a body of water with smoke coming out of it: The launch of a German V-2 rocket.


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The launch of a German V-2 rocket.

On Oct. 3, 1942, Germany did the first-ever successful test launch of a ballistic missile. 

This missile was officially named Aggregat 4 (A4) but more commonly known as the V-2. The V-2 was designed by the famous German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, and it proved to be a super deadly weapon during World War II. 

It launched from an island off the Baltic coast of Germany called Peenemünde and reached an altitude of 52.5 miles (84.5 kilometers) before safely landing right on target 118 miles (190 km) away.

Each year, the first week of October kicks off the United Nation’s World Space Week, which celebrates the world’s achievements in space since the dawn of the Space Age on Oct. 4, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. Find out how to celebrate World

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The One Smartphone That Can Defeat Apple’s Successful iPhone SE

With the launch of the iPhone SE, Apple knew it would have a hit on its hands. The diminutive SE matched the power of the iPhone 11 family with the A13 bionic chip, packed into a smaller device at a competitive price. That combination kept overall iPhone sales high as the coronavirus pandemic closed in on the world.

The iPhone SE’s marketing was built around matching performance. There’s very little performance difference here between the SE and the entry-level ‘regular’ iPhone. That’s about to change, as Tim Cook grabs the target market away from the iPhone SE.

When the first iPhone SE was launched in

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Greenwich Associates research identifies key trends for successful technology transformation

LONDON, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Financial services firms relying on technology upgrades to make them more competitive and profitable must review their exploration stages to ensure success, according to new research from Greenwich Associates, commissioned by Finastra.

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The new report series, Ensuring Successful IT Transformations in 2020 and Beyond, examines technology transformation firms and the critical elements involved. It identifies the key drivers of success to help financial services companies complete their transformations effectively, on budget and on time.

For instance, almost half of technology executives believe that better defined scope and goals are needed to improve success rates in technology transformation programs, and 31% noted that setting realistic timeframes and budget would improve the ability to meet their strategic objectives.

Key findings focus on ensuring success in major technology projects:

  • Technology professionals at some of the world’s largest financial services companies report that the

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Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. Technology Division Announces Successful Preliminary Hemp Testing on its HyGrO Technology

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2020 / Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. (OTC PINK:TOMI) has made significant advances on its technology division under HyFrontier Technologies, Inc. The company is currently testing its HyGrO technology on many applications and plants. The company is pleased to announce the preliminary results on our CBD Hemp test with Colorado Hemp Services which is being grown with the HyGrO technology against a Control Test, now underway in Pueblo Colorado.

Travis Nelson, Principal of Colorado Hemp Services, states, “We are overly satisfied with the results we are seeing from watering our plants with HyFrontier Technologies’ HyGrO unit. We are approaching harvest soon and we are seeing a much larger flower set. We look forward to testing all the flowers at a certified testing facility to compare cannabinoid profiles after harvest. So far, the leaves on the HyGrO side of the test are greener and

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