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SpaceX cleared for historic civilian launch next week 1
Posted Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021 by Jeff Safire

SpaceX is set to launch its first-ever all-civilian crew to space next week on a three-day journey around the Earth that will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Four private citizens will be tucked inside the Crew Dragon spacecraft when it’s launched into space by Falcon 9 on Sept. 15 as part of the…


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Linux Foundation, DARPA collaborate on open source for 5G 2
Posted Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 by Jeff Safire

The Linux Foundation has signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to establish an open source project for the U.S. government. The agreement calls for the Linux Foundation and DARPA to work together in the areas of 5G, edge, artificial intelligence, standards, programmability and IoT, among other technologies.


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Zoom to lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving for longer family hangouts 3
Posted Friday, Nov 13, 2020 by Jeff Safire

Zoom said earlier this week it would lift its standard 40-minute limit on free video chats for Thanksgiving Day to make it easier to spend time with friends and family virtually on the US holiday.


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An Open-Source Bionic Leg 4
Posted Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 by Jeff Safire

Details on the design and clinical tests of an open-source bionic leg are now freely available online, so that researchers can hopefully create and test safe and useful new prosthetics.


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A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human? 5
Posted Monday, Sep 14, 2020 by Jeff Safire

From “TheGuardian.com”   Sep 8, 2020 We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace. For more about GPT-3 and how this essay was written and edited, please read our editor’s note below.  ‘We are not plotting to…


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