The Daily Populous

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 evening edition

image for SpaceX to launch its satellite internet prototypes this weekend

In its recent letter to the FCC, SpaceX says that two experimental satellites -- Microsat-2a and -2b -- will launch on one of its Falcon 9 rockets, which will also be carrying Paz, a radar observation satellite belonging to the Spanish government.

A static fire of that rocket took place this weekend and Paz, Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b are currently scheduled for a February 17th liftoff.

The Falcon 9 will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:17AM Pacific, according to a notice on the base's website.

Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting February 17 launch of PAZ from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

While these things are always subject to delays, SpaceX plans to have all of its internet-providing satellites up in orbit by 2024.

So in looking in the long term, and saying what's needed to create a city on Mars, well, one thing's for sure: a lot of money. »

A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

Authored by nytimes.com

“Now that the technology is out of the box, all sorts of neuro-modulation algorithms could be used in this way,” he added.

Some lists were memorized with the brain stimulation system turned on; others were done with it turned off, for comparison.

“Ideally we can find other, less invasive ways to switch the brain from these lower to higher functioning states,” he said. »

Death on San Jacinto Peak

Authored by backpacker.com
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Eventually, he moved in with an unmarried aunt who took him along to the swank hotel restaurant where she waited tables.

Donovan had originally planned to hike the PCT with Ken Baker, a good friend from the Old Dominion ATC.

In spring 2005, Baker told Donovan he wanted to postpone the start of their PCT trip by 3 weeks. »

‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Hires ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Art Director

Authored by slashfilm.com

Paul Inglis, art director of Blade Runner 2049, has just been hired for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed sequel.

Paul Inglis, art director on Skyfall, Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Children of Men, and of course, Blade Runner 2049, is headed to a galaxy far, far away for Star Wars: Episode 9.

Art directors oversee the entire art department on a film, and help realize the production designer’s overall vision. »