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SpaceX’s ‘Falcon’ feat may be just a prelude to the main event

According to SpaceX, the BFR will generate 11.8 million pounds of thrust and be able to carry a 150-ton payload. That far surpasses any rocket now in production, outstripping even the promised capabilities of NASA’s enormous Space Launch System, or SLS. (The names of the two rockets speak volumes about the difference between the cultures of NASA and SpaceX.) Even more important than BFR’s size will be its cost. SpaceX says the Falcon Heavy will cost about $90 million per launch but aims to make BFR cheaper than that —…

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Technology 

Tesla Model 3 production targets now in German hands – Roadshow

Tesla’s Model 3 production troubles are, at this point, well documented. While the carmaker’s CEO Elon Musk maintains that the ramp up is imminent, it would be easy to dismiss that as bravado for shareholder’s sake. On the Tesla Q4 earnings call on Wednesday, Musk mentioned that the first production bottleneck that is currently stopping production from reaching 2,500 cars per week would be solved by the end of March. He then said that the solution was in Germany. “That’s got to be disassembled, brought over to the Gigafactory, and…

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Space 

Space station supporters prepare for budget battle

WASHINGTON — As the administration prepares to release a fiscal year 2019 budget proposal that may call for ending International Space Station operations in the mid-2020s, advocates for the station in Congress and industry are making the case for keeping the station operating well beyond that. The budget proposal, scheduled for release Feb. 12, is rumored to contain language calling for the end of NASA funding for ISS operations by 2025, based on a draft of a budget document leaked last month. Neither NASA nor the administration have confirmed those…

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Sport 

Real Madrid news: Lionel Messi does not think Real will sign PSG outcast

Guedes broke on to the scene at Benfica in 2014 and was linked with moves to a host of European big boys off the back of a string of impressive performances. Last January PSG convinced the Portuguese giants to sell as they splashed out around £26m (€30m) to take him to the Parc des Princes. Guedes was farmed out on loan to Valencia just eight months later but flashes of quality at the Mestalla have seen him tipped for big things. Reports in Spain indicate Cristiano Ronaldo is a fan…

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How To 

How to set up your Apple HomePod – CNET

After a slight delay, Apple’s HomePod is here. The Siri-touting speaker began arriving at customers’ homes and on store shelves on Friday. Now Playing: Watch this: Apple’s HomePod brings the bass, Siri voice control 2:36 Once you get home, you need to set up the speaker before it’s time to jam out with one of the best-sounding speakers out there. The process takes just a couple of minutes, just make sure you have an iOS device handy — you can’t set it up without one. Also, make sure it’s up…

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Science 

Asteroid 2018 CB LIVE STREAM: Watch asteroid pass earth tonight HERE

Asteroid 2018 CB is estimated to be between 15 to 40m long and will fly close to Earth at 5.30pm EST (10.30pm GMT) on Friday. It will pass within 39,000 miles (63,000 km) of Earth, which is less than one-fifth of the distance of the moon. The giant rock was only spotted by NASA last Sunday and experts predict it is larger than the celestial object which exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia in 2013. An object measuring roughly 17m in diameter exploded above the town while hurtling through Earth’s atmosphere, shattering…

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Americans are abusing over-the-counter painkillers, too, study shows

Americans aren’t just abusing prescription opioid painkillers — they’re taking too much of the over-the-counter stuff as well. Nearly one in five users of popular headache remedies like Advil or Aleve admitted exceeding the recommended daily maximum dose during a one-week period, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Health researcher. And while people who pop too many non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like these aren’t likely to move on to heroin the way patients who get hooked on opioids have, they raise their risk for…

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Sport 

Fantasy Premier League tips: FPL Scout selection ahead of GW27 – Salah, Kane, Giroud

With Alvaro Morata sidelined with a troubling back injury, Chelsea new boy Olivier Giroud could be the man to help the Blues bounce back from their shocking defeat to Watford.  The Frenchman is set to get his home debut against West Brom on Monday evening and the FPL Scout is backing the striker to impress. Unsurprisingly, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah retains his spot in midfield as he continues his impressive debut season for Jurgen Klopp’s side.  But which other players is the Scout backing this week?  Take a look through…

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Technology 

Looks like Galaxy S9 will keep the headphone jack alive – CNET

A render of the Samsung Galaxy S9 connected to a new DeX dock, according to noted leaker Evan Blass. Evan Blass (@evleaks) Notice anything interesting about this alleged render of the Samsung Galaxy S9?  No, I’m not talking about that weird block underneath the phone, or the return of the Bixby button. (Drat?) I’m talking about the perfectly round hole in the bottom-left corner.  It’s a headphone jack. A headphone jack on the Galaxy S9. Our precious 3.5mm port ain’t dead yet, folks!  That’s assuming these renders are legit, of…

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Science 

This Company Wants to Sequence Your Genome, Put It On a Blockchain—And Pay You For It

Blockchain and cryptocurrency mania has engulfed the Internet in the past year. But could the digital ledger tech (and its offshoot applications) also help spur drug development, ensure genetic privacy, and make consumers some crypto-money on the side—all in one fell swoop? That’s the ambitious quest driving Nebula Genomics, a company founded and advised by a crew of geneticists and Harvard grads. Genomics expert George Church and his colleagues released a new white paper this week detailing the logic behind the enterprise, which seeks to sequence genomes for less than…

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