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SpinLaunch raises $40M from Airbus, Google and others for space catapult

Posted in Business on 17th Jun, 2018 11:45 PM
by Alex Muller
SpinLaunch says it's raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022.
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Solar Has Overtaken Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Posted in Business on 14th Jun, 2018 02:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite tariffs imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
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Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Posted in Business on 12th Jun, 2018 12:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun wants to bring global delivery times for his logistics affiliate to under 72 hours.
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Augmented reality will bring together games and amusement parks

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2018 09:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Gamers care about the identities they create in games, bringing those into the amusement park would be a win for both industries.
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U.S Cities Pledging To Go 100-Percent Renewable Doubled Since Last Year

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2018 12:27 AM
by Alex Muller
Municipal-level reforms are gaining steam amid the Trump administration's rollback of federal climate policies.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Delays Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2018 10:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has indicated it won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced.
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+18

Apple has paid $100 billion to developers

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2018 01:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple’s App Store turns 10 years old next month.
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+14

Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE Is One Step Closer To Ending Global Illiteracy

Posted in Business on 5th Jun, 2018 01:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Elon Musk provided $15 million to the Global Learning XPRIZE.
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+8

Google will end Project Maven military contract in 2019

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2018 05:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is ending its involvement with Project Maven, the controversial Pentagon research program that sought to use AI to improve object recognition in military drones.
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Chinese space station: Beijing invites world to join its project as ISS support falters

Posted in Business on 2nd Jun, 2018 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China just declared it's building a new space station. With Beijing inviting the world to climb aboard, is this the start of a new space race?
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Bezos will work with NASA, ESA to create moon base

Posted in Business on 30th May, 2018 04:06 AM
by Alex Muller
Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space venture will work with NASA as well as the European Space Agency to create a settlement on the moon.
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From Here to Human-Level AGI in Four Simple Steps According to Ben Goertzel

Posted in Business on 26th May, 2018 01:48 AM
by Alex Muller
Artificial General Intelligence is AI oriented toward creating machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond.
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Samsung plans AI research centers in Canada, UK and Russia adding to US and Korea now

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2018 04:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Samsung Research also oversaw the creation of the new AI Centers in Seoul last November and in Silicon Valley in January
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Every 3-5 years SpaceX is adding a decade lead on competitors

Posted in Business on 24th May, 2018 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
Former Pentagon Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition tech and logistics John Young told CNBC that no one can compete with even Falcon Heavy, let alone BFR.
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China Launches Satellite Bound for the Far Side of the Moon

Posted in Business on 23rd May, 2018 01:43 AM
by Alex Muller
On Monday China launched a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.
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Anti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18%

Posted in Business on 21st May, 2018 04:28 PM
by Alex Muller
Anti-nuclear policies increased global carbon by 18% and added 9.5 million air pollution deaths.
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