Masten files for bankruptcy after NASA moon contract struggle

Masten files for bankruptcy after NASA moon contract struggle

Lunar-focused company Masten Space Systems filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, with the venture winnowed down to a handful of people after layoffs and furloughs. The space company declared as its debts ballooned, tracing back to a NASA contract awarded to Masten two years ago. Once seen as a major win for the … Read more

Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Opinion: Is Mark Zuckerberg taking the first step toward turning Facebook into Yahoo 2.0?

Yahoo was once the most popular website on the planet, the only place that everyone on the internet seemed to touch at least once an online session. After an ignominious slide, however, Yahoo is just another site that has some fans in certain parts of Asia and offers some niche products. Has Mark Zuckerberg launched … Read more

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

Scientists Are Using Dead Spiders as Horrifying Claw Grabbers

We’ve likely all killed a spider or two in the past, but what if that arachnid’s corpse could be repurposed into something useful? Well, researchers at Rice University in Texas think it can and are pioneering the field of “necrobotics” by injecting dead spiders with air to use them to grasp small objects. When Rice … Read more

Scientists Create Necrobotics to Turn Dead Spiders into Undead Zombie Robots

Scientists Create Necrobotics to Turn Dead Spiders into Undead Zombie Robots

If you think spiders are creepy when they’re alive, just wait until you see what they can do when they’re dead. A team of engineers at Rice University in Texas successfully reanimated dead spiders to serve as mechanical grippers. That’s right. In proof that we have permanently strayed from God’s light, the team published a … Read more

Aerial View and Other Features Come to Google Maps

Aerial View and Other Features Come to Google Maps

Photo: BigTunaOnline (Shutterstock) Google Maps is getting three new features intended to help you coordinate your plans like checking out a landmark without leaving your house or keeping tabs on your friends locations at a festival. Previous features included an area busyness feature or grocery pickup, but these three new features: photorealistic aerial view, cycling routes, … Read more

Anti-Vax Dating Site Unjected Suffers Data Breach

Anti-Vax Dating Site Unjected Suffers Data Breach

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/Unjected These days, if you’re single and ready to mingle, there are a wealth of dating apps to choose from—depending on what you’re looking for. For one-night stands, there’s Tinder; for respectful brunch dates, there’s Bumble; and for people who believe in both, there’s Hinge. Oh, but don’t forget Unjected—a dating app for … Read more

Opinion: Google and Microsoft earnings show the bar has been lowered for Big Tech

Opinion: Google and Microsoft earnings show the bar has been lowered for Big Tech

Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp. both reported results that missed Wall Street’s expectations Tuesday, but not only did investors not melt down, both actually saw their stocks rise in after-hours trading. Amid troubling economic signs, tech stocks have been battered so far this year, and fears about a slowdown among Big Tech names had Wall … Read more

Ex-US congressman among 9 charged in insider trading cases

Ex-US congressman among 9 charged in insider trading cases

NEW YORK (AP) — A former U.S. congressman from Indiana, technology company executives, a man training to be an FBI agent, and an investment banker were among nine people charged in four separate and unrelated insider trading schemes revealed on Monday with the unsealing of indictments in New York City. It was one of the … Read more

National Football League’s new streaming service NFL+ launches at $4.99 per month

National Football League's new streaming service NFL+ launches at $4.99 per month

Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals makes a catch over Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. Gregory Shamus | Getty Images The National Football League now has its own streaming service. Premiering Monday, the NFL is launching NFL+ … Read more

UBS on how to invest in EVs, rising electric vehicle adoption

UBS on how to invest in EVs, rising electric vehicle adoption

Demand for electric vehicles is expected to boom in the coming decades — and UBS has identified a theme for investors to cash in on that electrification. UBS said that increasing amounts of electronic content within vehicles will lead to new supply chains, as automakers increasingly work directly with semiconductor firms and new tech players. … Read more