Tag Archives: Space

Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going to fundamentally overhaul the game. EA’s Patrick Söderlund wrote: Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was ...

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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going to fundamentally overhaul the game. EA’s Patrick Söderlund wrote: Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was ...

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VR Space Shooter From Other Suns Open Beta Live Now

The open beta for space-age VR shooter From Other Suns is now live on Oculus Rift. Gather your friends and get ready for a joyride through the Milky Way. From Other Suns pits you as a pilot destined to save humanity…or, uh, let it die. You’ll have to manage your ship as robots, aliens, and pirates come to destroy you. Do so with up to two friends, or all on your own. The title is procedurally generated, so every playthrough should feel unique and fresh. The randomization doesn’t just apply ...

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Beaming Heat into Space Could Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Researchers all over the world are engaged in the search for better forms of energy as the demands of society continue increasing, but improving efficiency is necessary as well. Around 14 percent of total US energy production goes toward cooling homes and businesses, so that’s a good place to start. A company called SkyCool Systems is leveraging an interesting quirk of physics to improve cooling efficiency by beaming heat into space. All it takes is ...

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NASA Funds Ultra-Thin Spacecraft for Clearing Space Junk

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Humanity has been launching probes, spacecraft, and even entire space stations into orbit around the Earth for decades, and we’re getting pretty good at it. We’re not so good at getting objects back down to Earth, though. That’s becoming a problem as more and more space junk piles up in orbit, posing a danger to future missions. Various solutions to the problem have been suggested, but The Aerospace Corporation says its Brane Craft will be ...

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Inside the Kennedy Space Center as Irma nears

Irma approaches Florida as Category 3 storm Just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey pummeled Johnson Space Center in Houston, Hurricane Irma is headed for Kennedy Space Center, which sits on an island due east of Orlando. The two complexes are key for NASA’s human spaceflight programs. The Houston base handles mission control operations, but Kennedy is home to a sprawling launch complex where rockets take flight. The Apollo missions, including the moon landing mission, launched from here. It’s also a frequent launch site for the United State’s burgeoning commercial space ...

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SpaceX Prepares to Launch Air Force’s Secretive X-37B Space Plane

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The US Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane is set to go off on another secret mission in space, but its trip into space will come courtesy of a new partner: SpaceX. The launch is currently scheduled for September 7th at Cape Canaveral, just days ahead of the potential landfall of Hurricane Irma. There’s a chance the launch will be postponed due to weather, and no one knows what the X-37B will get up to ...

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Two NASA astronauts slated to return from space to Houston after devastating floods

Astronauts Jack Fisher and Peggy Whitson are due to return home from the International Space Station on Saturday. Jack Fisher hovered 200 miles above Earth while his family, friends and coworkers were tormented by a gruesome storm. Fisher was one of six astronauts on International Space Station. He looked down on his hometown of Houston — headquarters for NASA’s human spaceflight operations — as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. “Harvey fills the window creating a path of destruction as it traverses the Gulf. Praying for the people ...

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The rise of the female-focused co-working space

Co-working space, complete with coding bootcamp When you think “old boys club,” you think wood-paneled rooms, suit jackets and an ever-present cloud of cigar smoke. When you think “co-working space,” you probably think fiberglass meeting rooms, beer on tap and a crowd of guys in hoodies. “I use co-working and ‘broworking’ interchangeably,” says Ambika Singh, founder of the wardrobe subscription service Armoire and a member of The Riveter, a co-working space in Seattle. A new crowd of female-focused co-working spaces are hoping to change that. Many cater to specific goals ...

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Elon Musk unveils the first SpaceX space suit

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX has shown off its rockets at all stages of development as it moves toward manned flights, but what are people going to wear on board those vessels? Now we have a pretty good idea courtesy of SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk. Musk posted an image on Instagram of the new SpaceX space suit, and it’s a lot more slick than you’d probably expect. In fact, it looks like something straight out of Mass ...

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