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Arkyd space telescope demonstrator will launch as early as April 2014

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2013 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources will advance its mission to mine resource rich near Earth asteroids by launching the Arkyd spacecraft.

Panasonic concedes plasma TV defeat, ends production

Posted in Hardware on 1st Nov, 2013 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Panasonic's plasma displays were the last bastion of hope for plasma TV enthusiasts, but now even they are going extinct.

Planetary Resources explains how asteroid mining will open space for human colonization

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Orbit raises to Lunar landings are near infinitely more achievable when access is fueled by the resources present on asteroids.

NASA and Planetary Resources team up for asteroid detection

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2013 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
After an asteroid exploded above Russia, scientists have scrambled to put systems in place that could identify such objects in the future.

Why China is fixated on the Moon

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2013 02:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Exotic materials including helium-3 and the potential for solar power could prove invaluable for humankind.

China sending rover to the moon this weekend

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2013 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
China is set to become the third Earth nation to successfully land an object on the surface of the Moon later this weekend.

Google wants to make its own server chips, taking big biz from Intel

Posted in Business on 14th Dec, 2013 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is a software company. Google is a services company. But it’s not really a hardware company, at least not yet.

Could China Make claims to the Moon that could trigger a new space race?

Posted in Business on 19th Dec, 2013 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Glenn Harlan Reynolds wrote in USA Today that he hopes China makes territorial claims to the moon to start a gold rush for space resources.

Samsung’s 110″ 4K HDTV finally goes on sale

Posted in Hardware on 31st Dec, 2013 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
This 110 Inch Monster Is the World’s Largest Ultra HDTV

The Basis smart fitness watch will tell you exactly how much good-quality sleep you get

Posted in Software on 5th Jan, 2014 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The new analytics will tell you when you were in a light sleep, rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep, or deep sleep.

WiTricity wireless charging system ready for market

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
WiTricity has unveiled a charging system for the iPhone at 2014 CES

Green spaces deliver lasting mental health benefits

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health.

Cygnus cargo ship heads to space station

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The American Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) has begun its first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Iris scanner makes all of those pesky passwords obsolete

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
You set up a profile containing all of your stored passwords, then teach the dongle to recognize your eyeball in a process that takes just a few seconds.

NASA wants commercial lunar landers

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA understands that the future of space exploration now means partnering with private companies.

Branson insists he will be aboard first Virgin Galactic flight

Posted in Business on 23rd Feb, 2014 12:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Branson says SpaceShipTwo will enter service this year, with him and his children aboard, despite unproven technology.

Nasa seeks coders to hunt asteroids

Posted in Software on 12th Mar, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
US space agency Nasa is seeking coders who could help prevent a global catastrophe by identifying asteroids that may crash into Earth.

First balloons and drones, now dirigibles:

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2014 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
The race for a truly world wide web:

What’s The World To Do About Water?

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's water problem, and how to solve it.

Test Version of Planetary Resources Space telescope Scheduled to Launch Today

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,500 asteroids are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth.

Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites built by San Francisco’s Planet Labs

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Orbital Sciences set to retire suspect motor in rocket explosion

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2014 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Yes, that old soviet engine probably blew up Antares.

Should we mine the Moon?

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2014 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The Earth’s closest celestial neighbour seems likely to play a major role and already a number of private companies have been created to explore the possibilities.

With a blown up rocket, Orbital Sciences hitches a ride to space

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Atlas V has a greater lift capacity than that of the out-of-commission Antares, meaning the Cygnus can carry nearly 35 percent more cargo.

Google wants to advance the Internet of things, offers grants for open innovation research proposals

Posted in Hardware on 13th Dec, 2014 09:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The notion that things will be connected is becoming reality.

Osterhout Design Group packs a ton of cool tech into next-generation augmented-reality smartglasses

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Expensive military technology is moving into the consumer wearables market.

Smart devices: Is privacy loss inevitable?

Posted in Business on 10th Feb, 2015 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

Megascale Desalination

Posted in Hardware on 16th Mar, 2015 08:30 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.

California Has Only One Year of Water Left, Warns NASA Scientist

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2015 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
California is in the midst of the worst drought the region has seen in a millennium, which is rapidly depleting its water supply.

Neuroscientists pinpoint cell type in the brain that controls body clock

Posted in Science on 26th Mar, 2015 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Could lead to treatments for jet lag, neurological problems, and metabolism issues, but one simple solution is to not use electronic devices before sleep.

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources' Arkyd-3R probe currently sits aboard the International Space Station and is scheduled to be deployed sometime in July.

China to replace US as world's top consumer tech market in 2016

Posted in Hardware on 26th May, 2015 04:10 PM
by AlexMuller
China is expected to become the number one market for consumer tech, thanks to both strong local buying power and the rapid development of homegrown innovation.

Biofuels may put unsustainable demands on water use

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at risk.

Satellites are showing how bad Earth's water supply problem is getting

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015 06:45 PM
by AlexMuller
In a water-scarce society, we can no longer tolerate this level of uncertainty, especially since groundwater is disappearing so rapidly.

Asteroid-mining milestone: Planetary Resources deploys first spacecraft into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jul, 2015 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources has deployed its first spacecraft test mission for several of the technologies required to hunt for asteroids.

Google X life sciences team spins out into its own company under Alphabet

Posted in Business on 21st Aug, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
'Working to move technologies from R&D to clinical testing, and transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.'

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Posted in Business on 7th Sep, 2015 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.

Planetary Resources gets $12M in new backing for asteroid hunt

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2015 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Planetary Resources, company that aims to mine rare metals and scarce water on asteroids, has raised $12 million in new capital, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday.

United States Senate votes to legalize space mining

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2015 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
"Many years from now, we will view this pivotal moment in time as a major step toward humanity becoming a multi-planetary species," said Planetary Resources

Bill Recognizing Asteroid Property Rights signed into Law

Posted in Business on 27th Nov, 2015 09:29 PM
by AlexMuller
'A hundred years from now, humanity will look at this period in time as the point in which we were able to establish a permanent foothold in space' said Peter Diamandis.

Water Shortage Affects 4 Billion People Worldwide

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2016 04:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Aside from climate change, water scarcity is another high priority in terms of environmental concerns set by the World Economic Forum, and one of the biggest risks to the world economy.

Scientists warn of global disaster because of water inequality

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2016 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
4 billion people live with severe water scarcity for at least one month each year.

Bayer And Planetary Resources To Improve Agriculture With Space Data

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2016 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
'A powerful tool that can provide a new level of information on crops anywhere in the world'

Planetary Resources And Luxembourg target 2020 asteroid mining mission

Posted in Hardware on 20th Nov, 2016 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Core hardware and software technologies developed at Planetary Resources were tested on orbit last year.

Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Milo Sensors is a company built around wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based on perspiration from your skin.

There’s a treasure trove of mineral resources on the seafloor

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2017 02:47 PM
by Alex Muller
There are precious minerals to mine, but no regulations in place.

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