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The looming jobs crisis the Trump administration must not ignore

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2017 12:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The New York Times has reported on how Amazon's automation ambitions will be 'putting traditional retail jobs in jeopardy'
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+41

SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch could attempt upper-stage recovery

Posted in Hardware on 1st Apr, 2017 07:57 AM
by Alex Muller
When SpaceX does its first demonstration flight of the Falcon Heavy later this year, it might also include an attempt to return the upper stage back to Earth.
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With the booster relaunched, SpaceX has started the age of reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2017 08:10 AM
by Alex Muller
The Age of economical reusable rocket boosters has begun and to fully leverage it SpaceX must launch a lot.
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+28

Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket'

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2017 01:12 AM
by Alex Muller
California's SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets.
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+39

Copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25%

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Combine two different types of solar cells in order to utilize a greater portion of the sunlight.
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+21

ExoMars: Mars Rover scientists to study Mawrth Vallis location option

Posted in Hardware on 29th Mar, 2017 09:24 AM
by Alex Muller
Europe is going to investigate a second site on Mars as a possible destination to send its 2021 rover.
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+44

SpaceX launch of private citizens on a lunar orbiting mission in 2018 will use new Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 29th Mar, 2017 09:08 AM
by PlanetTech
Falcon Heavy is due to launch its first test flight this summer and will be the most powerful vehicle since Saturn V to reach orbit.
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Chemical energy storage with water heating solar panels enables a conversion of more than 80 percent of the incoming sunlight

Posted in Hardware on 27th Mar, 2017 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed.
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Elon Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for Solar Roofs in April

Posted in Hardware on 26th Mar, 2017 07:49 PM
by Alex Muller
A key pillar in Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla and SolarCity is becoming a reality next month.
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+34

New Lenses Could Give You Super Color Vision

Posted in Hardware on 25th Mar, 2017 02:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum.
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This company replaced 90% of its workforce with machines. Here's what happened

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2017 07:18 PM
by Alex Muller
As technology improves, the range of tasks that can be taken over by automated systems will continue to expand.
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+43

China working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2017 07:07 PM
by Alex Muller
China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system.
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A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.
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+48

One Powerful Way the U.S. Could Boost Solar Adoption

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new report suggests that playing nice with China could be the key to success.
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+23

'Smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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Improved materials for interfacing neural tissue with devices

Posted in Hardware on 21st Mar, 2017 06:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Modern electronic biomedical devices are enabling a wide range of sophisticated health interventions.
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