A Leaky Component Caused the SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion

Ever since the space shuttle program ended in 2011, American astronauts bound for the International Space Station have had to hitch a ride with the Russians. It’s a costly arrangement—$75 million per seat—and depends on cordial relations between Moscow and Washington. That’s why the US space program has made it a priority to return crewed…

By NIKESHOE July 16, 2019 0

The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries

The flashier fruits of Albert Einstein’s century-old insights are by now deeply embedded in the popular imagination: Black holes, time warps and wormholes show up regularly as plot points in movies, books, TV shows. At the same time, they fuel cutting-edge research, helping physicists pose questions about the nature of space, time, even information itself.…

By NIKESHOE July 15, 2019 0

Which Amazon Echo or Alexa Speaker Is Best?

Amazon's family of Echoes keeps growing. From the first can-shaped Echo, to the big-screen Echo Show, and even the cute Echo Dot, you can get Alexa into your home any number of ways. These devices can answer your questions, help you order essentials for your home, play all sorts of audio content, and even function…

By NIKESHOE July 14, 2019 0

Gulf Fisheries Are Under Siege—Now Comes Tropical Storm Barry

This story originally appeared on HuffPost and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years. First came Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 monster storm that devastated her small fishing community in Plaquemines Parish before roaring…

By NIKESHOE July 13, 2019 0

This Chrome Extension Calls Out Sponsored YouTube Videos

Search for “best headphones” on YouTube, and a video by Marques Brownlee, a popular tech YouTuber with nearly 9 million subscribers, will likely be one of the first to appear. Published last November, his video “My Favorite Wireless Headphones | 2018!” has over 2.7 million views. In it, Brownlee describes his favorite pairs of Bluetooth…

By NIKESHOE July 13, 2019 0

Which Amazon Fire Tablet Is Best for You?

Amazon’s Fire tablets are seductive. Most of us already use Amazon, and the Fire tablets are some of the only high-profile, affordable tablets around. Their prices seem too good to be true—and in some ways, they are—but Fire tablets are also completely functional, capable devices. To help you decide if a Fire tablet is right…

By NIKESHOE July 13, 2019 0

Which Amazon Fire Tablet Is Best for You?

Amazon’s Fire tablets are seductive. Most of us already use Amazon, and the Fire tablets are some of the only high-profile, affordable tablets around. Their prices seem too good to be true—and in some ways, they are—but Fire tablets are also completely functional, capable devices. To help you decide if a Fire tablet is right…

By NIKESHOE July 12, 2019 0