Newsletter July 17, 2020

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NASA will give a $35,000 prize to the “Lunar Loo Challenge” winner. The organization is looking for someone that can design a toilet that functions properly in lunar gravity. So if you think you have the skills and wouldn’t mind getting a little extra money, we’d suggest you take this opportunity!

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Spotify is publishing a new version of their Premium service, allowing couples to share a dual account so they can listen to music at the same time without paying the extra expense of a family account. Yet another brilliant tech solution!

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Who’s ready to take a trip to Mars? These new 3D-printed, egg-shaped homes might allow you to make your dream of leaving earth come true. AI SpaceFactory designed “Marsha” to participate in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. Is anyone looking forward to being a martian?

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Instagram has implemented a new comment feature, where users can pin the top 3 comments they prefer as a way to show positivity in their posts and regulate abusive thoughts. We are excited to hear that social media companies are working hard to keep good vibes in their environments, since these platforms can be prone to a lot of negativity which could be disturbing for mental health. We encourage everyone out there to be respectful, as respect is one of our company’s core values. Spread the love!

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From our perspective:

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It was a dark and stormy night. Dave sat at his desk staring forward. Frozen. The ominous glow from his email inbox exposed his eerie pallor, the sweat on his brow and the ever-so- slight panic in his eyes. “I should have been home hours ago,” he thought to himself. His heart was racing. He had to choose. Tomorrow his boss would take a sip from his Starbucks cup and announce, in his I–had-a-GREAT-sleep-last-night voice, “Dave is going to share our development approach and who we’re going with for our very...

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