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NASA Puts Up Trials for Massive Slingshot Project

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The space agency recently announced a partnership with the business SpinLaunch, whose distinctive spinning mechanism they claim might help reduce the cost and environmental impact of small satellite launches.

Coming Together

The two organizations may conduct test flights later this year as a result of the collaboration, which is a component of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, which was established more than ten years ago to uncover cutting-edge new space technology.

Getting Technical

A rocket payload is attached to one end of a massive rotating arm that is propelled by electric motors in order to launch it into space after reaching high speeds. According to the scientists, the system will be far more economical and environmentally benign than current rocket booster-based launch systems because it does not necessitate using a lot of fuel to propel the rockets into the sky.

The A33 Magnetic Orbital Accelerator, a scaled-down prototype of the device, was successfully tested by the SpinLaunch team in October 2017 at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Even though they were only operating at 20% of their maximum power, they were nevertheless able to send a rocket payload thousands of meters into the air.

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Legal Action Over Cardi B’s Marge Simpson Halloween Outfit is Threatened

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In relation to her Marge Simpson Halloween costume, an Italian artist has threatened Cardi B with legal action.

Halloween and Legalities

On October 31, the rapper known by the stage name “Bodak Yellow,” Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, revealed her Halloween attire in an Instagram post.

In place of her customary green clothing, the Grammy-winning performer is seen in the images as the popular animated character wearing a 1995 Thierry Mugler black dress.

In her Instagram slideshow post, the mother of two also revealed the artwork that served as inspiration for her outfit. The piece of art was produced in 2013 as part of aleXsandro Palombo’s “Marge Simpson Style Icon” series, which was initially featured in Vogue UK.

The mother of two included Mugler in her caption but left Palombo out and untagged.

On Saturday, November 26, Palombo updated a post on Instagram to denounce the rapper and her use of his work.

The artist claimed that Cardi B and her associates “have used my artwork without any consent, degrading its original meaning and only to amplify their image with a clear commercial purpose that has nothing to do with that path of social awareness that has always characterised my works.”

Additionally, he asserted that he had previously written to Cardi B and her collaborators, photographer Jora Frantzis and stylist Kollin Carter, to explain why he hadn’t been contacted for permission to use his artwork.

We wrote to Mrs. Cardi B and her partners to ask why they hadn’t requested our permission to use the artwork and why they hadn’t acknowledged or given credit to the artist, in violation of Meta’s policy on intellectual property rights, he continued. Still no response.

Claudio Volpi, the attorney for Palombo, increased the level of the “appropriation” charges against his client’s creative work.

According to Volpi of Artnet News, “Cardi B has unlawfully hijacked the work of aleXsandro Palombo for purely commercial goals in violation of the most fundamental copyright and Instagram principles, with the accompanying substantial consequences, both of recompense and of dishonor for her public image.”

The attorney stated that after contacting Frantzis, Carter, and the Atlantic Records marketing team, he only heard back from Frantzis, who said she was “glad to add the credits” and wasn’t “known there was an artist behind this artwork.”

All parties concerned, including Atlantic Records chairman Craig Kallman, have received a formal notice, according to Volpi, requiring them to publish a “remedial” post with due credit to the artist within seven days of receiving it.

In the event that this demand is not fulfilled, Volpi threatened legal action, along with a demand for Palombo’s compensation.

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Latest Shrek Movie Grabs a Near-Perfect Score for Rotten Tomatoes

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The most recent installment in the Shrek series has just been released, and critics are already praising it as one of the year’s best movies. The Shrek spinoff now has a 92% critic approval rating and a 98% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It has some of the top reviews of the year as a result.

What Its About

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, according to Culture Mix, is a “fun-filled adventure packed with hilarious moments, meaningful life lessons, and some wacky surprises.” The amazing voice cast, stunning visuals, and thoroughly enjoyable plot make this sequel an immediate classic.

Different from the Rest

In essence, according to IndieWire: “Perhaps what makes The Last Wish a cut above the rest is the deftness with which it eases the audience into the Lesson of the Day format of most animated children’s movies.”

Make sure you check out the latest trailer right here!

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Dwayne Johnson Returns to Store He Used to Frequent as a Child a Rights His Wrongs

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A long-standing wrong has now been rectified by Dwayne Johnson. The Rock claims to have been thinking about a 7-Eleven for quite some time, and he finally found time in his hectic schedule to stop by.

Ghosts of the Past

The action star described in an Instagram video how he used to frequent the Hawaiian shop daily for over a year in order to shoplift. It was simply a Snickers bar that he was trying to steal during his shoplifting period.

Doing the Right Thing

Before going to the gym, he would stop by the 7-Eleven and snag one delectable chocolate bar every day. Now that he’s making millions of dollars in Hollywood, he thought it would be good to make amends for his transgressions. He acknowledges that, at the time, he was about 14 years old and “broke as hell.”

To everyone’s surprise, he suddenly entered the store and purchased practically every Snickers bar they had. But he wasn’t done just yet, Dwayne Johnson chose to make the purchases for everyone else while he was there. Everyone was so appreciative that a famous movie celebrity was prepared to cover their groceries.

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