SpaceX Has Received Permission From the US Government To Launch Elon Musk’s Car Toward Mars

SpaceX this week is preparing to launch Falcon Heavy, the biggest rocket in the company’s history, for the first time. From a report: The 230-foot-tall three-booster launcher is scheduled to blast off Tuesday between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. ET. SpaceX says Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world. SpaceX’s founder, Elon Musk, wanted this test launch to happen as early as 2013, though he recently said it…

February 5, 2018
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Baidu launches a CryptoKitties-like service that allows for adoption and trade of digital puppies, works on a blockchain called Achain, using its ACT currency (MIX/The Next Web)

February 5, 2018

MIX / The Next Web: Baidu launches a CryptoKitties-like service that allows for adoption and trade of digital puppies, works on a blockchain called Achain, using its ACT currency  —  Chinese Google rival Baidu is the latest corporation to make its foray into blockchain tech – and its first undertaking … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Savannah, Charleston ports launch another chassis pool

The chassis pool would supplement the existing fleet operated by the South Atlantic Chassis Pool (SACP), Photo credit: Shutterstock. The port authorities running the Savannah and Charleston ports, concerned about the quality and availability of chassis to serve their growing volumes, have agreed to create a new chassis pool with a… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 5, 2018
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Aiming for 2021 finish, Jacksonville begins deepening harbor

The St. Johns River deepening won regulatory approval despite criticism of the project’s environmental impact. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Dredging began Friday on the first section of a $483 million project to deepen the Port of Jacksonville’s40-foot shipping channel to 47 feet in order to allow larger ships to call the Florida… Source: http://www.joc.com

February 5, 2018
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Cloudflare Terminates Service To Sci-Hub Domain Names

While Sci-Hub is praised by thousands of researchers and academics around the world, copyright holders are doing everything in their power to wipe the site from the web. From a report: Last weekend another problem appeared for Sci-Hub. This time American Chemical Society (ACS) went after CDN provider Cloudflare, which informed the site that a court order requires the company to disconnect several domain names. “Cloudflare has received the attached…

February 5, 2018
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Nvidia and German auto supplier Continental AG team up to develop a self-driving system based on Nvidia’s AI platform (Alexandria Sage/Reuters)

February 5, 2018

Alexandria Sage / Reuters: Nvidia and German auto supplier Continental AG team up to develop a self-driving system based on Nvidia’s AI platform  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp and German auto supplier Continental AG said on Monday they had teamed up to develop a self-driving system based … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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