Terrifying footage shows collapse of Arecibo Observatory’s massive radio telescope

It took 17 seconds for Arecibo Observatory’s massive radio telescope to crumble. It will take much longer for the dust to settle.

The iconic structure in Puerto Rico collapsed on Dec. 1 after cable failures in August and November made the telescope too delicate to safely repair. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), which owns the site, knew that the structure could fall any time and was evaluating how to go about decommissioning the telescope. Now, the agency has shifted to evaluating what to do with its wreckage.

“We’re in the assessment phase,” Ralph Gaume, director of NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences, said during a news conference held today (Dec. 3).

Related: Losing Arecibo Observatory creates a hole that can’t be filled

He said that the University of Central Florida, which operates the site for the NSF, has hired a clean-up contractor who arrived at the telescope yesterday. “They’re

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Massive Amazon Web Services outages hits companies across internet

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud-computing platform that’s the digital backbone to numerous different businesses, has suffered a major outage .



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The problems on Wednesday affected numerous firms including the streaming platform Roku, creative software manufacturer Adobe, and high-profile news outlets including the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon-affiliated businesses were not spared either. Users of Ring, the Amazon-owned smart home security camera company, couldn’t log in and watch video at points, while the outage also hit The Washington Post, which Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns privately.

“We are actively working toward full recovery for all affected services, and will continue to provide updates regularly as we have new information to share,” Amazon wrote on the update page for the AWS incident, which appears to be linked to a series of Amazon facilities in northern Virginia.

Though less high-profile than Amazon’s web store, AWS, founded

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Massive Computer Chip Could Process Simulations “Faster Than Real-Time”

As smartphones and computers have got smaller, the pressure is on technology companies to keep up and produce computer chips that are faster than before, but the same size or smaller than their predecessors. However, one company still believes that bigger is better.

Cerebras systems have designed a goliath computer chip that may be capable of sailing past the competition in specific tasks, claims a collaboration between Cerebras and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in a preprint paper (not yet peer-reviewed) published on arXIV and presented to the SC20 conference this week. Designed to “revolutionize deep learning,” the CS-1 measures 8.5 inches (21.6 centimeters) across, packs in 1.2 trillion transistors, and, according to the company, is 200 times faster than rival supercomputer Joule 2.0 (the 82nd fastest supercomputer in the world) in a combustion simulation.

In fact, this chip could be so fast that it could simulate an event

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‘I was feeling massive amounts of stress’



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Lorde stays off social media because it makes her “stressed” about the state of the world.

The ‘Royals’ hitmaker – whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor – has stepped away from her Instagram and Twitter accounts, and has now revealed her decision to disappear from social media was influenced by the amount of negative news stories she was reading online that impacted her mood.

Speaking as she interviewed Cazzie David for Interview magazine, she said: “Part of what made me peace out on social media, apart from feeling like I was losing my free will, was the massive amounts of stress I was feeling about our planet, about systemic racism, and about police brutality in this country.”

Earlier this year, the 23-year-old singer did return to Instagram temporarily, when she used her platform to speak out against police brutality,

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FAA’s go-ahead for 737 MAX’s return to flight kicks off a massive software upgrade

Two years after the catastrophic crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jet in Indonesia touched off an aviation crisis, the Federal Aviation Administration today laid out the path for hundreds of 737s to return to flight.



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The first 737 MAX 8 plane undergoes final assembly at Boeing’s Renton plant in 2015. (Boeing Photo)

But that can’t happen immediately: It’ll take months for the FAA to check the implementation of changes in pilot training procedures, and verify all the fixes that will be made. All 737 MAX planes have been grounded worldwide in the aftermath of a second crash that occurred in Ethiopia in March 2019.

“This is not the end of this safety journey,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told CNBC. “There’s a lot of work that the airlines and the FAA and Boeing will have to do in the coming weeks and months.”

Stan Deal, president

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Galaxy S21 Leaks, OnePlus’ Security Surprise, Massive Malware Warning

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes Galaxy S21 leaks, massive malware warning, OnePlus Z Buds review, OnePlus Nord’s security surprise, Nokia 3.4 release, and Google Photos removes free storage.

Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the many things that have happened around Android in the last week (and you can find the weekly Apple news digest here).

Galaxy S Set For S-Pen In 2021

Samsung looks set to dilute the power of the Galaxy Note family compared to it’s flagship consumer smartphone. Next year’s Galaxy S21 family – potentially launching in January – will support the S-Pen digital stylus; a peripheral that was seen as the key differentiator. Forbes’ Gordon Kelly:

“If correct, Samsung has just made one of its biggest changes to the Galaxy S line-up in years, primarily

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DoorDash IPO filing shows massive growth, but lots of risk

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DoorDash is headed to Wall Street.


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Food delivery service DoorDash on Friday filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. The S-1 filing, more than 200 pages long, shows that the company reported $1.9 billion in revenue for the nine months that ended Sept. 30, up from $587 million during the same period last year. 

The company also reported a net loss of $149 million in the first nine months of this year, which is less than the $533 million net loss it reported during the same time in 2019.

The past few months have been booming for DoorDash, as the novel coronavirus has caused people around the world to shelter-in-place and stay indoors. The company has gained millions of

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