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Mark Harris

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Past articles by Mark:

The COVID-19 Blind Spot Looming Over the NFL Season

Football is back—and so are concerns about pandemic exposure. → Read More

Would You Pay $7,500 to Educate Your Kid Like Elon Musk’s?

Fresh off a COVID-19 controversy, the billionaire helped launch a bizarre new school—with once-a-week online classes. → Read More

MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

Exclusive: Ministry was embroiled in behind-the-scenes row over US-built drone → Read More

Microsoft to test ‘Total Recall’-style personnel scanners at two data centers, Redmond office and mystery East Coast location

Microsoft is poised to test a new millimeter-wave body scanner at four locations, according to two filings made with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the past weeks. The device being tested will be an innovative walk-through scanner that uses millimeter-wave radiation and machine… → Read More

Exclusive: Buyer of Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch space venture is secretive Trump ally

The new owner of Stratolaunch, the space venture started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is Steve Feinberg, a secretive billionaire with close ties to President Donald Trump. In October, Stratolaunch announced that it had transitioned ownership from Allen’s holding company, Vulcan Inc., but… → Read More

Exclusive: the Pentagon is testing mass surveillance balloons across the midwest

The high altitude balloons promise a cheap surveillance platform that could follow multiple cars and boats for extended periods → Read More

Blue Origin’s Next Rocket Engine Could Send the First Settlers to the Moon

In a cavernous building in Washington state, Blue Origin workers are constructing New Glenn’s BE-4 engine → Read More

Who gets to send radio waves in space?

Competition for spectrum will intensify as more satellites need access to radio waves to communicate with each other. → Read More

How the US Military’s Latest Surveillance Technology Was Inspired by Hollywood

A Q&A with ‘Eyes in the Sky’ author Arthur Holland Michel → Read More

Is Amazon’s Satellite Ground Station Service Ready for Primetime?

Amazon Web Services has promised immediate service but FCC filings suggest the company has yet to obtain the long-term licenses necessary to operate → Read More

SpaceX Preps Self-Driving Starlink Satellites for Launch

Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starlink satellites will autonomously avoid hazards in orbit. Experts are not so sure → Read More

Swarm Signs Up Ford, Vodafone, and Others for Its Satellite IoT Service

But the energetic startup still has not convinced regulators and rivals that it can act responsibly → Read More

Why satellite mega-constellations are a massive threat to safety in space

A recent Indian anti-satellite test was hazardous but plans for mass satellite launches by SpaceX and OneWeb could pose even greater risks in orbit. → Read More

NASA Is Working With Blue Origin on a Lunar Lander

A Space Act Agreement shows Blue Origin is paying NASA to assist with the company's lunar lander → Read More

SpaceX Claims To Have Redesigned Its Starlink Satellites To Eliminate Casualty Risks

A revised design means dead satellites will burn up completely in the atmosphere → Read More

SoftBank Hopes Its Solar Internet Drone Will Soar Where Facebook’s and Google’s Sank

A stratospheric Hawk 30 prototype will begin its maiden flight at a NASA base within days → Read More

NASA’s Space Shuttle Rises From the Dead to Power New Vehicles

New documents show that Boeing wants to use Space Shuttle engines on a secret military project, the latest move to reuse parts of the famous vehicle. → Read More

FAA certificate offers new details on Stratolaunch’s plans for test flights of world’s largest aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the world’s largest airplane for takeoff — but it’s not yet clear exactly when Stratolaunch, the aerospace venture founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will put the plane in the air. Stratolaunch’s unique aircraft, code-named Roc… → Read More

Super Bowl: experimental radar aims to stop drone drama at game

After rogue drone sightings halt flights, startup seeks permission to test tracking system at Sunday’s game → Read More

How Elon Musk's secretive foundation benefits his own family

Some of the Musk Foundation’s largest grants have been given to his brother’s charity, his children’s school and his fight against LA traffic → Read More