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An Engineer’s Guide To Disrupting The Galaxy

31 Jul 2018

Natalya Bailey’s tiny engines could change the economics of space exploration, much as the jet engine altered commercial air travel There’s a sweet spot about 22,000 miles above the planet. Only in this narrow band of space can an object achieve geosynchronous orbit, moving at the same speed as Earth’s rotation and staying fixed above […]

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Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That’s OK. (For Now.)

6 Jul 2018

VIDEO GAMES, LIKE work, are basically a series of quests comprised of mundane and repetitive tasks: Receive an assignment, travel to a location, overcome some obstacles, perform some sort of search, pick up an item, and then deliver it in exchange for a reward—and, usually, another quest, which starts the cycle all over again. You […]

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