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Month: June 2015

SpaceX’s Failed CRS-7 Mission Had Something To Do With An “Overpressure Event”

It’s not entirely clear what happened during the launch of SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7) mission Sunday morning. A SpaceX cargo rocket set out to deliver samples and supplies to the astronauts onboard the International Space Station for its seventh resupply mission this morning. Sadly, that rocket and all supplies exploded mid-air, shortly after blast-off at 10:22 a.m EST. A tweet from SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggests there was “an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank.” That’s all we can say with confidence right now. Will have more to say following a thorough fault tree analysis. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 28, 2015 This was a devastating blow to SpaceX, not just for all the hard work lost in seconds, but also for the loss of work to come. There were several supplies onboard the ship meant for studying human space travel – including a wet lab for researching which genes turn on and off in space – a good data point for determining longer missions in human space travel. Microsoft also supplied the ship with two HoloLens augmented reality devices as part of NASA’s project “Sidekick.” NASA intended to use these devices to determine use for human space travel to Mars. “This new technology could also empower future explorers requiring greater autonomy on the journey to Mars,” NASA’s Sam Scimemi said in a statement previous to...

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Nike Roshe LD-1000 "Sport Red"

Following the release of the monochrome colorway last week, Nike presents a new colorway of the Roshe LD-1000 silhouette. Blending elements from the Roshe One and iconic Cortez, the retro-infused sneaker is seen in an eye-catching ”Sport Red” mesh upper and tonal suede accents, which are contrasted by navy leather detailings for the Swoosh and heel tab. White lacing and inner lining complete the upper’s design, which sits atop of a crisp Roshe NM midsole. Purchase a pair at select Nike accounts including Sneaker Politics for $100 USD. Article source:...

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Hiroshi Fujiwara Unveils the Chicken Kitchen Pop-Up

Fabled Japanese designer Hiroshi Fujiwara has just unveiled his next venture, which will be a pop-up restaurant serving chicken. After his work on numerous fashion-orientated projects such as fragment design, POOL aoyama and the Pool shinjuku, it may come as an unexpected direction to some. There are not many details as of yet, except the dates of its duration from 1 August to 30 September but stay tuned for more details as they surface. Article source:...

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Stussy 2015 Spring/Summer T-Shirts

With summer now officially underway, Stussy ushers in the season with a timely delivery of breezy, weather-appropriate styles. For Spring/Summer 2015, the iconic West Coast label celebrates 35 years in the business with designs that hark back to its roots, along with the silhouettes, colors and patterns of the ’80s and ’90s. The brand’s latest drop, as such, features an expansive offering of logo-driven pieces, including contemporary riffs on Stussy’s signature iconography. Highlights include designs such as the WT Drip, Stars, Marker and WT Gold tees, while classic oxford shirts and logo tank tops offer something for just about any situation this summer. Take a peek at Stussy’s latest Spring/Summer 2015 arrivals above, and browse the collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store. Article source:...

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The SaaSing Of The Music Business

The music business is about to undergo another seismic shift. And Apple’s streaming service is the tsunami that will force the industry to rebuild. Again. It was around 2005 when I joined Warner Bros. Records as their new head of technology. I was the 20-something-year-old kid who was supposed to have every answer about all things digital. I remember distinctly the first record I worked on. Not because the record was special to me personally (it wasn’t), but because that was when I began to understand how a “record” was viewed by the record labels and the industry. Back in the day, two things drove music sales: the record itself and the story that publicists told about the record. There was no iTunes pre-sales or bundling the album with new Samsung phones. Everything depended on first-week sales and chart position, as well as how the record rose or fell during the second week. It was a totally anonymous process. Even the record store owners had no idea who was buying. It was a simple transaction reported to SoundScan. The Story, Sale And Spins By the late 1990s, the music industry had created a pretty successful promotion and publicity machine. First-week sales were driven by meticulously choosing the best single from the record, getting spins on top radio shows, producing big budget videos for MTV, print and TV promotions, record reviews...

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