Robot Rocket Printers, ‘Fornite’ Disappears, and More News

Thirty-foot robots are printing actual rockets, a popular game has vanished, and a marathoner has done the (nearly) impossible. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

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Massive, AI-powered robots are 3D printing entire rockets

A company called Relativity Space is putting some of the biggest 3D printers in the world to the test by—yes, you read that right—printing rockets. The company is employing 30-foot-tall robots to print a simplified rocket called the Terran-1. These bots are capable of printing 95 percent of the rocket, only leaving out electronics, cables, and a handful of moving parts and rubber gaskets.

Fortnite disappeared over the weekend

If you haven’t heard of, or played, the massively popular videogame Fortnite, you may have missed your chance. Following the 10th season, the game was mysteriously sucked into a black hole, going completely offline for all players. But the creators added another twist: Eagle-eyed gamers have spotted a series of numbers inside the hole, and it’s safe to say the episode has sent the gaming world into a frenzy.

Fast Fact: 1:59:40

That’s the time it took the world’s greatest marathoner—Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge—to complete a full marathon this weekend. While it won’t stand as a world record because it wasn’t run under open marathon conditions, his achievement shatters the longstanding belief that a sub-two-hour marathon may not be humanly possible.

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