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Max Q: The New Space new year
TechCrunch

Welcome back for the first Max Q of 2020! As should be expected, the holiday and New Year’s weeks didn’t produce all that much news in the space industry – but that changed fast as the decade got underway last week. 2020 promises to be a huge year for commerc… more…

Trump supporter and Giuliani associate discussed surveilling Yovanovitch
CNN

A tranche of documents made public Tuesday as part of the House impeachment inquiry introduced a colorful new participant in the push last year by Rudy Giuliani and his associates to oust US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, an effort that is at the ce… more…

Economists are slashing 4th-quarter GDP forecasts — citing poor holiday sales and warm winter weather
Business Insider

Economists are lowering their fourth-quarter GDP expectations as holiday sales arrive lower than anticipated and utility use slows. Bank of America slashed its fourth-quarter growth estimate to 2% from 2.2%, while JPMorgan Chase dropped its expectation to 1.5… more…

As 2020 Olympics Approach, Japan’s Treating Foreign Workers Like Indentured Labor
Yahoo.com

TOKYO—As Japan ages and the population declines it needs foreign workers more than ever, but it’s unlikely to get them when employers can snatch your passport and keep it, even after you quit—leaving you in legal limbo.Tokyo Is Boiling. Will It Be Too Hot for… more…

Archival Photos Reveal the Unlikely Beauty of Sewer Systems
Zocalopublicsquare.org

In the 19th century, sewers were the only man-made things that existed below ground. Reproduced archival photos reveal their unlikely beauty more…

New Products
Sciencemag.org

![Figure][1]</img> The LV1 Microfluidizer from Analytik is a high-shear homogenizer that brings outstanding processing capabilities to samples as small as 1 mL. It has been designed to achieve operating pressures up to 30,000 psi for samples ranging from 1 m… more…

Condom conflict, ghost net, smart trash bins: News from around our 50 states
USA Today

Chicago's infamous Lincoln Towing gets OK to keep truckin', pens allowed again in Detroit court, and more more…

Wifi vs Walls: Why Historic Homes Have Terrible Connections and How to Fix It
Freshome.com

If you live in an old or historic home, you may have noticed it can be difficult to get a WiFi signal, or certain rooms have almost no signal at all. This may be true in rooms located far away from your WiFi router, but in some historic homes, it’s often diff… more…

Free-Diving Neanderthals Gathered Tools From the Seafloor
Gizmodo.com

New evidence suggests Neanderthals gathered clam shells and volcanic rock from the bottom of the Mediterranean, which they fashioned into tools. The work is yet more evidence that Neanderthals often ventured into the water, and it adds to the body of research… more…

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV
Gizmodo.com

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies, here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows that you’re… more…

The Kremlin Inches Closer to the Biden Plot
Theatlantic.com

Lev Parnas pointed his finger at Dmytro Firtash. more…

Instruments of Destruction: Project Management on the Death Star
Archiveofourown.org

An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works more…

Computer-Designed Organisms
Github.io

A scalable pipeline for creating functional novel lifeforms. more…

Iterare Arquitectos uses traditional materials inside Valencia's House of Giants
Dezeen.com

Iterare Arquitectos has used traditional construction techniques and local materials to update a 100-year-old home in Valencia with a minimalist interior. House of Giants is located in Valencia's El Cabañal neighbourhood, which was historically populated by f… more…

Thompson Washington DC hotel subtly draws on city's nautical past
Dezeen.com

New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC's maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city's Navy Yard neighbourhood. Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by New York-based Studios Architecture with interio… more…

New-home constructions skyrocket in December to a 13-year high, but significant headwinds remain
Marketwatch.com

Warmer-than-usual weather gave a boost to residential construction across the country. more…

Iterare Arquitectos uses traditional materials inside Valencia's House of Giants
Dezeen.com

Iterare Arquitectos has used traditional construction techniques and local materials to update a 100-year-old home in Valencia with a minimalist interior. Read more more…

Destroying China's South China Sea Island Bases In a War Might Not Be So Easy
Yahoo.com

Expert: “Effectively neutralizing China’s bases would require hundreds of missiles, emptying the magazines of valuable U.S. platforms that don’t have ordnance to spare.” more…

Best Demolition Tool
Kk.org

Tear It Apart With a Fubar more…

NASA's Mars habitats could be made from a surprising material: fungi - CNET
Cnet.com

Please step into my humble Mars mushroom room. more…