Rocket Lab successfully launches its 12th Electron, carrying NASA and NRO payloads – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rocket Lab has returned to active launch status from its first launchpad in New Zealand, after the global COVID-19 pandemic temporarily paused its work there. Early this morning, it flew its 12th Electron launch vehicle from its launch site on NZ’s Mahia Peninsula, carrying payloads on behalf of the U.S. National Reconnaisance Office (NRO),…

Celebrate New Zealand being coronavirus-free with this dancing Jacinda Ardern ‘Love Actually’ mashup video

[ad_1] New Zealand declared itself officially coronavirus-free this week, lifting all domestic COVID-19 restrictions and allowing Kiwis to resume tossing jewellery into volcanoes and zorbing. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was understandably pleased, stating that she “did a little dance” when she found out the country had no more active cases. “I showed Neve, she was…

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake hits during live interview

[ad_1] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has once again displayed her poise amidst unexpected trials, smoothly continuing a television interview after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Ardern was speaking to The AM Show host Ryan Bridge via video call on Monday morning when the New Zealand Parliament Buildings in Wellington, AKA “the Beehive,” were hit…

Replacing plastic with plant pulp for sustainable packaging attracts a billionaire backer – TechCrunch

[ad_1] In a small suburb of Melbourne, two entrepreneurs are developing a technology that could mean big changes for the packaging industry. Stuart Gordon and Mark Appleford are the co-founders of Varden, a company that has developed a process to take the waste material from sugarcane and convert it into a paper-like packaging product with…

Behold this hilariously cursed cake version of NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

[ad_1] Comedian Laura Daniel has made a horrific cake tribute to New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, drastically straining the age previous idiom that it is the thought that counts. Daniel’s edible nightmare goblin was born from an ill-advised bake-off with Hilary Barry, a presenter on Kiwi present affairs tv present Seven Sharp. Each filming…