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Lockheed Martin’s Mars Base Camp would stage Mars surface missions

Lockheed Martin shared more information about its Mars Base Camp (MBC) architecture and operation plans at this year’s International Astronautical Congress, as reported by Space. The concept images shared by Lockheed reveal a platform from which large interplanetary ships, as well as surface landers which can ferry passengers back and ...

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Scientists record a fourth set of gravitational waves

Let’s review a little before we dig into the huge benefits that come with having three detectors rather than two. First, gravitational waves are essentially ripples in spacetime. When some major event occurs in the universe — like, for example, when two black holes merge into one — a ripple ...

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Roku prices IPO at $14, valuing company at $1.3 billion

Digital streaming business Roku has priced its IPO at $14 per share, raising close to $220 million. This values the company at about $1.3 billion. This is good news for Roku, which had proposed a range of $12 to $14. Earlier reports suggested that the company had been targeting a $1 ...

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Twitter experiments with doubling its character limit

In a blog post, Product Manager Aliza Rosen said that those who use certain East Asian languages on Twitter don’t suffer the same restraints as English-speaking users. “We see that a small percent of tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters (only 0.4 percent). But in English, a much higher ...

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