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Virgin Orbit Just Launched a Rocket From a 747

On Sunday morning, Virgin Orbit became the third privately funded American rocket company to reach orbit—and the only one to accomplish the feat from...

Share Streaming Accounts? Set Up Separate User Profiles

Streaming video services have transformed the way that we watch content at home and on the go, but the perennial problem of what to...

Former DOD Head: The US Needs a New Plan to Beat China on AI

On Wednesday, I hosted a discussion with former secretary of defense Ashton Carter, who is now the director of the Belfer Center for...

Want to Write a Book This Year? These Tools Can Help

2020 was not the year I wrote my first book—but it was the year I started thinking about it. And in typical freelance writer...

17 Best Camera Bags, Straps, Inserts, and Backpacks (2021)

There is no such thing as the perfect camera bag. I once spent two hours inside a B&H trying to fit all my photo...

The US Government Needs to Invest in Digital Design

Imagine if, when the president addressed the nation in those early, frightening days of March 2020, he had announced the launch of a user-friendly...

The Crooked, Complex Geometry of Round Trips

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if Earth weren’t shaped like a sphere? We take for granted the smooth ride through...

Climate Change Needs an Operation Warp Speed

In the dismal early days of the pandemic, a vaccine seemed depressingly far off. Historically, the average time to develop a new vaccine...