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Walmart is turning some of its parking lots into drive-in theaters

Select Walmart parking lots around the US will soon be transformed into drive-in theaters, thanks to a partnership with the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “safe, socially distanced drive-in events,” as Walmart describes them on its website, will run from August through October at 160 locations across the country.

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Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

Boeing’s troubled 737 Max is reportedly close to a key round of test flights. Reuters and BBC News sources understand Boeing and the FAA are due to start a three-day set of flight safety tests for the airliner on June 29th. The aircraft crew will run a string of “methodically scripted” scenarios meant to push the (hopefully fixed) MCAS anti-stall technology to its limits, according to Reuters. Continue reading Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow

NASA names its DC headquarters after its first Black female engineer

From this point forward, NASA’s Washington DC headquarters will be known as the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters, named after the agency’s first Black female engineer. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the change today. Continue reading NASA names its DC headquarters after its first Black female engineer

TESLA IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE CAR COMPANY

In case you were still thinking electric vehicles still amounted to a niche market, Visual Capitalist has news: At $183 billion, Elon Musk‘s Tesla, Inc. is the most valuable car company in the world, topping $176 billion Toyota (no. 2) and third-place Volkswagen, valued at $84 billion. Continue reading TESLA IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE CAR COMPANY

Astronomers find the first known regular pattern of fast radio bursts

Astronomers are having an easier time finding fast radio bursts as of late, and that now includes the first regular pattern for those bursts. A research team from MIT and elsewhere has discovered that something 500 million light-years away is routinely producing four days of seemingly random but frantic bursts, followed by 12 days of silence — something that happened consistently for 500 days of study. Continue reading Astronomers find the first known regular pattern of fast radio bursts

Scientists confirm the basis of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

If you simultaneously drop a feather and a bowling ball in a vacuum, they’ll hit the ground at the same time. In other words, despite their mass, they’re affected by a gravitational field in exactly the same way. The same goes for massive objects like stars, according to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and astrophysicists have confirmed his inference. Continue reading Scientists confirm the basis of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity