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Mars rover opportunity on walkabout near rim — ScienceDaily

NASA’s senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind. Those scenarios are among the possible explanations rover-team scientists are considering for features seen just outside the crater rim’s crest above “Perseverance Valley,” which is carved into the inner slope of the rim. The team plans to drive Opportunity down Perseverance Valley after completing a “walkabout” survey of…

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: The iPhone Anniversary

Wit and Wisdom of an Engineer: The iPhone Anniversary The iPhone Anniversary Great stats from The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant – – Sales by brand in the best selling categories – – Toyota Corolla (43 million units), Sony PlayStation (382 million units), Harry Potter series (430 million books) – – and the iPhone with one billion units. Source link…

Aquila’s successful second flight: Another step forward in bringing the world closer together | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Just after dawn on May 22, Facebook reached another exciting and important milestone for the Aquila program — completing the successful second full-scale test flight of the aircraft. The aircraft flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes, and landed perfectly on our prepared landing site. In order to launch right after sunrise, which was at 5:15 am, we showed up at the gate to Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona at 12:30 am. While some members of the team began to…

Engineering On-Demand Transportation for Business with Uber Central

When Uber launched in 2009, our mission was simple: make transportation as reliable as running water everywhere, for everyone. While our mission remains the same today, the number of Uber use cases have grown dramatically, motivating our engineers to think creatively about how we leverage our existing tech stack. In April 2017, Uber re-launched Uber Central (Central), an on-demand transportation solution that gives organizations a more efficient way to manage business travel. With Central, businesses can request a ride for…

3-D-printed implants can improve integration of amputee prosthetic devices with bone

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers A new study evaluated two additive manufacturing methods for producing either fine or coarse textured titanium implants and compared the strength of bone integration, interlocking, and torque in rats given one or both types of the implants in the distal femurs. The ability to apply this technology to customize implant surface textures and geometries to match the specific anatomy of human amputees is increasingly important as the trend in prosthetic devices moves toward transcutaneous…

Open Sourcing Iris and Oncall

Over the year and a half that we’ve been using Iris, we’ve onboarded many new services, and consequently have seen an explosion in the number of incidents it handles. However, with that growth comes the responsibility of guaranteeing reliable escalation for our users. Because of Iris’ unique place in LinkedIn’s monitoring and alerting stack, a single small misstep can result in a huge impact to the entire company. Absolute reliability is incredibly important, since so much of LinkedIn’s monitoring is…

Be our design/code/??? intern for fall 2017!

By Alyson Hurt and Brittany Mayes | June 29, 2017 Are you data-curious, internet savvy, and interested in journalism? Do you draw, design, or write code? We are looking for you. We’ve had journalists who are learning to code, programmers who are learning about journalism, designers who love data graphics, designers who love UX, reporters who love data, and illustrators who make beautiful things. Does this sound like you? Please join our team! It isn’t always easy, but…

What makes a great photo editing intern (Apply now for Fall 2017!)

Photo by Rachael Ketterer This is not your standard photo internship! This internship is an opportunity to learn more about the world of photo editing. Our goal isn’t to make you into a photo editor; we view this internship as a chance for you to understand what it is like to be an editor and improve your visual literacy, which can help you become a better photographer. The paid internship runs from September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017. Applications…

NASA keeps a close eye on tiny stowaways — ScienceDaily

Wherever you find people, you also find bacteria and other microorganisms. The International Space Station is no exception. That generally is not a problem. For one thing, the space station is kept cleaner than many environments on Earth. Routine cleaning activities are included on astronaut task schedules. Cargo sent to the station, and the vehicles that carry it, undergo a rigorous cleaning process and monitoring for microorganisms before launch. Crew members assigned to the space station spend 10 days in…