Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

“If you look at hot pavement or asphalt at two o’clock in the afternoon in direct sunlight, the temperature is usually somewhere around 170 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.” – Some doctor In case you haven’t heard, it’s hot out there. Damned hot. Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Yeah. Unconfirmed reports state… Read More Doctors warn of burns from asphalt as heat wave hits US West

“Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia

Russia has announced that – due to recent U.S. technology embargoes – Roscosmos may be unable to launch its Soyuz-MS spacecraft to service the International Space Station. “We have more than enough rockets but nothing to launch them with,” Rogozin said, in a rare admission by a senior Russian official that Western sanctions are seriously… Read More “Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia

Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report

I doubt this was the first time. The drone, which can be directed to detonate on impact, was operating in a “highly effective” autonomous mode that required no human controller, the New York Post said. Some weird mix of “follow me” and “failsafe” modes. Oh, and the put a claymore on the drone. Source: A… Read More Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report

Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ reveals a $530 million bet against Tesla

Player Two has tagged in! Burry, one of the first investors to call and profit from the subprime mortgage crisis, is long puts against 800,100 shares of Tesla or $534 million by the end of the first quarter, according to the filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. How interesting! He threw in an… Read More Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ reveals a $530 million bet against Tesla