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The Mars curiosity rover is starting to make its own decisions

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The Mars Curiosity Rover can now autonomously decide which rocks to zap with its onboard laser.
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+38

Facebook Connectivity Lab's internet-beaming drone completes first test flight

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jul, 2016 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
A solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to some of the 1.6 billion people living in remote locations.
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+24

Space launch of a roll up solar array set for spring of 2017 and will boost power and reduce weight of space solar power

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Jul, 2016 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
ROSA is a lightweight technology that rolls up into a very compact volume.
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+25

SpaceX will try to land three rocket boosters at once

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Falcon Heavy rocket is slated to launch later this year. And if all goes as planned, all three boosters could come down for nearly simultaneous landings.
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+26

How Lockheed Martin plans to set up a base camp in Mars orbit

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A laboratory that orbits Mars, giving astronauts the ability to drive rovers and UAVs on the Martian surface in real-time, and perhaps paving the way for a landing.
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+49

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.
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+46

SpaceX successfully brings a rocket back to the land for the second time

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2016 09:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The landing marks the second time SpaceX recovered a rocket on land and their fifth recovered first stage in all.
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+51

New Mars rover is GO for 2020 says NASA

Posted in Hardware on 18th Jul, 2016 09:14 AM
by AlexMuller
The new rover will have a mast conducting three types of spectroscopy on rocks and soil from a distance, to help try and spot signs of life.
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+23

Did Lenovo and Google Tango just hit an AR jackpot with this Pokémon Go phenomenon?

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jul, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Lenovo's upcoming Tango-enabled Phab2 Pro smartphone is may be the perfect meeting of hardware and global software phenomenon.
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+23

SpaceX launching 30% more each launch and increasing launch frequency to once every two weeks

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jul, 2016 06:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A 30% gain in power and the ability to launch more mass to orbit, 22.8 tons now compared to 13.2 with the older rocket.
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+28

SpaceX will launch fully automated docking ring to space station

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in July.
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+25

Why virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are the 4th wave of tech

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jul, 2016 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
PC, internet, and mobile were the first three waves, and each was faster, larger, and more disruptive than the last.
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+24

Reaction Engines moves ahead with single-stage-to-orbit SABRE demo engine

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2016 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaction Engines, say there's enough money and expertise in place to create a ground-based SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.
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+35

Report Points to Future of Massive Technological Unemployment in Asia

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jul, 2016 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Potentially over half of workers in 5 Asian countries are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the next two decades.
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+43

Eyefluence wants us to control technology with our eyes

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jul, 2016 01:52 PM
by AlexMuller
What if you could control a computer screen with just your eyes? Well that’s the vision of Eyefluence, a Silicon Valley-based startup.
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+38

NASA works to wake up Curiosity as mission gets two-year extension

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2016 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
On July 2, the nuclear-powered rover experienced some sort of a glitch and stopped most of its tasks as it went through a sequence to make sure it was still operating.
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+22
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