Wednesday 05.31.17

“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking." - Jerry Seinfeld


Boeing-made system successfully intercepts test missile A Boeing-built system successfully intercepted a test intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) during a first-of-its-kind trial on Tuesday. The test demonstrated the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system's "ability to detect, engage and destroy targets," according to a release from the company. - SeattlePI

Amazon patents a parachute shipping label for drone deliveries Amazon has received a patent for a shipping label that includes a built-in parachute. It is unclear whether the system will ever be put into use, though the patent may provide new insight into Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery project. - The Verge

This Is What the Demise of Oil Looks Like Oil producers say their industry will enjoy decades of growth as they feed the energy needs of the world’s expanding middle classes. But what if they’re wrong? There’s a host of reasons to think they might be. Here’s what happens when you test their central assumptions. - Bloomberg

Reddit’s new location tagging feature continues its push to become a social network Reddit which is famously known as “the front page of the internet,” will continue to march towards becoming a social network after it added location tagging to its mobile app. - Tech Crunch

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, on Thursday launched the maiden flight of its battery-powered, 3-D printed rocket from New Zealand's remote Mahia Peninsula. - Reuters

Uber Fires Driverless-Car Executive at the Center of Google Legal Battle Uber Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it fired Anthony Levandowski, the driverless-car executive at the center of its legal battle with Google parent Alphabet Inc., making good on its threat to dismiss him if he didn’t cooperate with court orders. - Wall Street Journal

Jeb Bush Said to Abandon Marlins Bid in Clash With Derek Jeter Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush abandoned his effort to buy baseball’s Miami Marlins, leaving Derek Jeter to pursue the club on his own, according to people familiar with the matter. - Bloomberg

Barrier reef suffers huge coral loss Australia's Great Barrier Reef lost nearly a third of its corals in the past year, officials have said. Surveys show that 29% of corals died in 2016, greater than the figure of 22% projected in mid-2016. - BBC

"What’s Seinfeld’s life like post-Seinfeld? Well, it involves a lot of coffee, cars, and still doing stand-up."
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