​SpaceX launches 64 satellites in mission that breaks 2 world records

It was "one of the most complex and intricate endeavors" SpaceX has ever undertaken.

  • SpaceX launched 64 satellites, belonging to various public and private organizations, into low orbit on Monday.
  • The company launched the satellites aboard its reusable Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Some of the satellites deployed on the mission come from companies seeking to revolutionize the Internet of Things.
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How the marketplace of ideas went rogue

Opinion ruined journalism and Facebook killed truth—but there's a way to make it right.

  • The marketplace of ideas is a better metaphor than it's intended to be, notes Eli Pariser. As any good economist will tell you, the best product doesn't always rise to the top.
  • The institutional gatekeepers and experts who once kept checks and balances on the marketplace of ideas have been replaced by social media algorithms that reward emotion and outrage over expertise and truth.
  • How can media institutions like Facebook make this right? By reevaluating the business model that serves advertisers instead of readers, and by clearly stating their values—even if that means losing some of those 2 billion users.

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Why SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is launching 64 tiny satellites into orbit

The companies launching satellites aboard the SpaceX rocket hope to revolutionize the Internet of Things.

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  • SpaceX is providing the rocket for the mission, while a Seattle-based company organized the payload.
  • The mission will deploy satellites from various providers, including startups and government agencies.
  • Most of these providers hope to be the first to build a new kind of network to support the Internet of Things.
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Google employees sign open letter demanding end to Project Dragonfly

Project Dragonfly aims to help the Chinese government build a censored search engine that would "blacklist" information that officials don't like.

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  • More than 80 employees have signed the letter so far.
  • The protest comes in the wake of Google employees protesting sexual misconduct within the company and Project Maven, in which Google was helping the U.S. government analyze military drone footage.
  • Google employees are planning walkouts over Project Dragonfly, according to reports.
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Inventions: 7 ways to come up with money-making ideas

Learn how to enter into the mindset of a successful inventor.

  • Inventors come up with brilliant ideas through bucking trends and fostering creative mental spaces.
  • Applied observation and deep thought is a necessity if you're going to invent something.
  • Having an open mind to many ideas is a key starting point towards coming up with new ideas.
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