Tech Tuesday: 3D-printed rocket takes flight, makes history
A rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts made its launch debut last week, lifting off amid fanfare but failing three minutes into flight, far short of orbit.
But it was a celebratory mood at mission control anyway, given that the rocket, known as Terran 1, met several objectives, even though the rocket fell far short of orbit.
A contentious congressional hearing last week laid bare the chief concern swirling around ByteDance subsidiary TikTok — that it’s a covert spying operation of the Chinese government.
But TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew pushed back on that narrative, saying the company has spent two years building a firewall to protect user data from foreign access, in this case, China.
Most lawmakers didn’t buy his reassurances.
The future of America’s most popular — and some say most dangerous — app hangs in the balance as Congress ponders a national ban.
New technology is improving how smart speakers work, and the newly released Sonos Era 100 is an example of this trend.
Its integration of Bluetooth connection and stereo sound marks a big improvement over Sonos One.
- Olivier de Weck, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Will Oremus, Staff Writer for The Washington Post
- Russell Holly, Managing Editor for Commerce for CNET
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