Jewish Journal

SpaceX Dragon capsule returns from space station

by Irene Klotz, Reuters

2 weeks ago

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station successfully capture the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the robotic arm as the station travels over the Mediterranean Sea on Jan. 26. Photo from NASA TV/Handout via Reuters

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a parachute return into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, while high winds in Florida scrapped plans for the company's Falcon rocket launch, NASA said.

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  • Apple’s health tech takes early lead among top hospitals

    by Christina Farr, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.

    Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's...

  • Recharge your phone in 30 seconds? Israeli firm says it can

    by Ori Lewis and Rinat Harash, Reuters

    November 24, 2014 | 10:21 am

    An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.

    Using nano-technology to synthesise artificial molecules, Tel...

  • Start-up Nation takes on disabilities

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    November 6, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Voiceitt, an Israeli start-up developing voice-translation technology for people with disabilities, was named recently the audience favorite at a Wall Street Journal-sponsored international technology conference.

    The company’s new app, called Talkitt, converts the utterances of...

  • NASA’s unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch


    October 28, 2014 | 3:36 pm

    An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after lift off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

    The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, bolted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. EDT/2222 GMT. It exploded seconds later. The cause of the accident was not immediately available.

    Reporting by Irene Klotz; Editing by Sandra Maler

  • No magic bullet: Technology has much to offer in the classroom, but it can’t fix everything

    by Ellie Herman

    October 20, 2014 | 11:31 am

    I’m sold on technology in the classroom. I really am. I mean, books, paper and pens are a form of technology — they’re just a comparatively inert and messy form. 

    I’m not sentimental about physical books. I’m sure when they came around, some poor slob was sitting in a corner...

  • Apple’s new iPads sport modest upgrades; minis start at $399

    by Christina Farr, Reuters

    October 16, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    Apple, Inc. introduced a faster, slimmer iPad Air 2 on Thursday, tacking on modest improvements such as a fingerprint sensor to its mainstay tablet in time for what is expected to be a hotly contested holiday season for mobile devices.

    Pre-orders start Friday for the larger iPad...

  • Tel Aviv now the global leader in app startups

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    July 9, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Silicon Valley may be known as the hotspot for tech, but halfway across the globe, Tel Aviv is making its mark. According to Forbes, Tel Aviv has more startups per capita than anywhere else in the world. 

    App startups make up a large portion of this growing tech community. One in...

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