Science News

2016 Sets Record As The Hottest Year On Record

Our planet has experienced three years in a row of the highest global temperatures on record. A report from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says 2016 was the hottest year on record. The UK's Met office confirmed that conclusion.

SpaceX Will Take Flight Again Next Week

SpaceX's first Falcon 9 launch since its September accident is expected to take place on January 8. The company has been grounded for five months due to a rocket explosion in Cape Canaveral that destroyed a Falcon 9 and a $95 million internet satellite.

Mars One Delays Its Mars Mission

Mars One, a project that'll probably never put humans on Mars, has adjusted its timeline yet again. Its manned mission has a new launch date of 2031, five years later than before. The delay will allow Mars One to raise additional money and avoid large expenses for a longer time.

SpaceX Not Launching Again Until January

SpaceX has pushed back its next launch until early January. It was reportedly planning to launch in mid-December, but it now says a Falcon 9 rocket will bring up the Iridium-1 satellite next month. This will be its first launch since a rocket exploded in September.

Uber Forming An AI Research Lab

Uber is forming an AI research lab following its acquisition of Geometric Intelligence, an AI startup based in New York. The research is centered around technologies that'll be useful in the autonomous vehicle space. Geometric's 15 specialists are joining the lab to assist Uber.