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NSA tracking hundreds of millions of mobile phones

Posted in Software on 6th Dec, 2013 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work.

U.S. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Posted in Online on 27th Jan, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
An open letter from 50 researchers asks the U.S. government to take certain steps to uphold privacy.

Apple Facing Slowing Tablet Growth as U.S. Market Gets Saturated

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Shipments from Apple grew at a slowing rate in the fourth quarter, hurt by an increasingly saturated market in the U.S.

Spacex plan to recover and refly a first rocket stage in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
"We don't have to just recover it," Musk said. "We have to show that it can be reflown quickly and easily".

The US government announces its strongest action against climate change to date

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration wants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent within the next 16 years.

SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is building an ocean-based landing pad so that it can reuse its launch vehicles.

SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 booster December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to reuse all the hardware for multiple flights could potentially slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 10 or much more.

Elon Musk teases new fins for reusable rockets, autonomous spaceport ships

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Nov, 2014 09:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Eon Musk is probably the most interesting person in private space technology right now.

The other reusable rocket company, Blue Origin says it should be flying to orbit in 2019

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says his vision is he wants to see millions of people living and working in space.

SpaceX to Try to Land Rocket on Floating Platform Next Week

Posted in Hardware on 9th Dec, 2014 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
This is important. Elon Musk says the technology could cut the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 100.

SpaceX’s resupply mission gets postponed (again)

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The fifth ISS commercial resupply mission has been delayed to no earlier than January 6th.

Spacex first stage reaches the barge but landing was too hard; ISS mission was success

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jan, 2015 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk tweets: Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future tho.

SpaceX: game-changing rocket reusability seems likely within months

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jan, 2015 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX understands that the key to massively reducing launch costs is to minimize the degree to which hardware is thrown way.

Incredible video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2015 05:45 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket.

Obama seeks to raise NASA funding

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The president calls once again for a big jump in funding for the commercial program that aims to get America launching its own astronauts again.

SpaceX launches DSCOVR 'space weather' satellite

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The landing of the rocket's first stage on the drone ship did not go ahead due to stormy seas.

U.S. Droughts Will Be the Worst in 1,000 Years

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A new analysis released today says the drying will be even more extreme than previously predicted.

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.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company will test reusable spacecraft later this year

Posted in Hardware on 10th Apr, 2015 02:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Blue Origin announced that it is planning unmanned test flights of its new engine and cargo capsule later this year.

United Launch Alliance developing reusable rocket called Vulcan

Posted in Science on 14th Apr, 2015 01:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The rocket could launch as soon as 2019. Its a response to competition from SpaceX and pressure to phase out the Russian engine powering its Atlas V rocket.

SpaceX's CRS-6 mission launched successfully

Posted in Hardware on 14th Apr, 2015 10:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk: 'Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival.'

Proposed US Legislation to Make Space Settlement a National Goal

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2015 10:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Legislation that a congressman plans to introduce in the future would make space settlement a national goal and require NASA to take action to support it.

Airbus unveils 'Adeline' re-usable rocket concept

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Airbus, which leads the production of Europe's Ariane rocket, has developed a concept that could make future vehicles partially re-usable.

SpaceX recounts past mistakes before next barge test landing

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jun, 2015 11:02 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has published a post explaining how its Falcon 9 is designed to be able to fly back home, and also revisiting its failed barge landings in January and in April.

China, US pledge $3 billion each to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2015 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
China and US recognized the importance of climate finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development in developing countries, according to the statement.

Jeff Bezos launches suborbital rocket into space and lands it back on Earth

Posted in Hardware on 25th Nov, 2015 05:03 AM
by AlexMuller
New Shepard reached a height of 100.5 km, qualifying it as having traveled to space, though it was only a sub-orbital spaceflight.

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.

SpaceX will attempt next rocket landing at cape canaveral instead of on an ocean platform

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:15 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX's previous booster landing attempts were made on giant floating platforms in the ocean (which just missed).

A significant budget increase for NASA in 2016

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2015 10:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Congressional omnibus would increase the space agency's budget by $1.3 billion. He is the breakdown:

SpaceX Will Soon Launch Its Most Powerful Rocket Yet

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
On Sunday, SpaceX is tentatively scheduled to launch a new Falcon 9 rocket to ferry 11 satellites into orbit for telecommunications company Orbcomm Inc.

SpaceX successfully lands first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Dec, 2015 02:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Having tried and failed to land a falcon 9 first stage multiple times before, today is a huge success for SpaceX.

Here's Why the SpaceX Rocket Landing Is Such a Big Deal

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2015 08:49 PM
by AlexMuller
'The cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred,' Musk said.

Elon Musk says the Falcon 9 stage SpaceX successfully landed is 'ready to fire again'

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2016 10:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk says the rocket is ready for another mission.

Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 is ready for a static fire test

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2016 07:50 PM
by AlexMuller
To confirm that everything still works, SpaceX plans to perform a static test which would involve firing up the rocket again without actually launching it.

SpaceX upgraded the Merlin Rocket Engines

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2016 09:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A principal objective of the new design was to facilitate booster reusability for a larger range of missions, including delivery of large satellites to geosynchronous orbit.

SpaceX Launch: satellite mission success, booster landing failed

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's mission was successful in sending NASA's Jason-3 ocean monitoring satellite into orbit. However, SpaceX failed to land its rocket stage on the autonomous drone ship.

Blue Origin launches and lands sub-orbital rocket for second time

Posted in Science on 24th Jan, 2016 02:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The space venture set up by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is among a handful of companies working to develop reusable rockets.

SpaceX Is Gearing Up To Build Lots and Lots of New Rockets

Posted in Business on 7th Feb, 2016 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
'Now we’re in this factory transformation to go from building six or eight a year to about 18 cores a year. By the end of this year we should be at over 30 cores per year'

Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court.

SpaceX has at last managed to launch its latest mission; first stage landing failed as predicted

Posted in Hardware on 5th Mar, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
The Falcon has placed a telecoms satellite in orbit for the Luxembourg operator SES.

Blue Origin hopes to send tourists into space in 2018

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Amazon CEO and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said he hopes to begin launching crewed test flights in 2017.

SpaceX's Big Plan To Launch Rockets Every Few Weeks

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has long talked about launching payloads into orbit as often as once per week. Now, that dream may be slowly becoming a reality.

Blue Origin just launched and landed its reusable rocket for the third time

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Bezos said the first crewed test flights of the New Shepard will begin in 2017, with the first tourists going up in 2018.

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform for the first time

Posted in Hardware on 9th Apr, 2016 03:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon musk hopes to launch landed rocket booster again in May or June. Bigelow inflatable habitat to be delivered to the ISS.

SpaceX plans to ramp up to weekly launches by 2019 and twice a week by 2021

Posted in Hardware on 1st May, 2016 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is ramping up to two launches per month through 2016.

SpaceX successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating drone ship again

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2016 05:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, SpaceX has both demonstrated that it can land the Falcon 9 at sea, and that the company can repeat the process.

India launches mini space shuttle

Posted in Hardware on 23rd May, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft.

SpaceX launches satellite and makes an ocean landing

Posted in Hardware on 28th May, 2016 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has for the fourth time landed the Falcon 9’s first stage after a challenging orbital launch. Its the third time that they landed a rocket on a moving robotic barge at sea.

SpaceX could drive launch costs to low earth orbit below $1000 per pound this year and down to $10 per pound by 2025

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jun, 2016 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Full reusability can result in "a two order of magnitude reduction in the cost of spaceflight.

SpaceX Set to Reuse Rocket Stage For the First Time

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2016 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Though a seven-month turnaround isn’t bad, the company eventually hopes that it can cut down the time to a matter of weeks.

SpaceX is disrupting the space industry so all future launch systems must be reusable, use additive manufacturing

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jun, 2016 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Launch providers including in China and India now have to rethink how to drive down cost.

SpaceX launches two communications satellites, but crash lands booster on drone ship

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2016 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX successfully deployed both satellites, marking on all accounts a successful mission for today’s launch.

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.

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.

SpaceX receives order for second manned mission

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA says that the new contract will put the United States back into the manned spaceflight game and free US crews to spend more time on scientific research.

SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
And the fourth drone ship landing.

SpaceX Dragon home from ISS

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission was SpaceX's ninth of 20 planned under a NASA resupply contract worth up to $3.1 billion.

SES company first to launch satellite on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first commercial satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket.

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

Posted in Science on 2nd Sep, 2016 02:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.

SpaceX says it can continue launching rockets from two other launch pads

Posted in Hardware on 5th Sep, 2016 06:06 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX says it can continue launching vehicles from its two other launch sites, one in California and another one in Cape Canaveral.

Jeff Bezos has designs for larger reusable rockets than the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2016 10:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Amazon boss has revealed details of the big, reusable rocket he has been developing inside Blue Origin space company.

SpaceX Will Start Launching Rockets Again in November

Posted in Business on 15th Sep, 2016 10:03 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX had both the first flight of its massive Falcon Heavy and the first re-flight of a Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to go up this fall. Both of those flights were pushed back.

Musk outlines his vision for Mars colony and the future of space

Posted in Hardware on 28th Sep, 2016 06:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.

SpaceX sets a date to return to orbit following the Falcon 9 launchpad explosion

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2016 02:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The company appears ready to get back on the orbital horse with plans for its next launch set for as soon as November.

SpaceX will invest $1 billion towards advanced engine systems

Posted in Business on 5th Oct, 2016 08:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk is spending tens of millions per year on developing his Mars colonization plans and the hardware for it. This will scale up to $200-300 million per year by 2018 or so.

China Has Overtaken the U.S. In AI Research

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2016 09:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Lagging behind in AI research could put the U.S. at a disadvantage if other countries get the opportunity to dictate how the technology is used.

What does a Trump administration mean for US science?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2016 12:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Since Tuesday, many scientists have been laying out their concerns about the future of the US research community under a Trump administration.

Will the Trump Administration fund the SpaceX Mars Colonization plan?

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2017 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Trump seems to be cozying up to Elon Musk and is entertaining the idea of financing Musk’s Mars colonization project.

US Government Issues NASA Demand, 'Get Humans to Mars By 2033'

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2017 08:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Both chambers of Congress just passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2017.

Trump signs NASA funding bill, sets goal of human on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:36 AM
by Alex Muller
President Trump on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing funding for NASA while setting a new goal to send humans to Mars.

Martian Soil Could Be Used to Build a Colony

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2017 06:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Engineers from the University of California in San Diego have created bricks composed of simulated Martian regolith (soil).

Trump signs executive order to reactivate the National Space Council

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
A move that’s likely to open the way for space policy changes that have been largely put on hold during the White House transition.

10% of US households could be millionaires by 2021

Posted in Business on 11th Sep, 2017 05:25 PM
by Alex Muller
The number of U.S. households with a net worth of $1 million or more, not including primary residence, increased by 400,000 to reach a record 10.8 million in 2016.

Air Force general says China is advancing in space five times as quickly as the US

Posted in Hardware on 13th Nov, 2017 11:46 AM
by Alex Muller
While the U.S. still leads every other country in space, Kwast cautions that edge is whittling away.

California may reach 50% power from renewables 10 years early

Posted in Business on 15th Nov, 2017 02:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious law ordering California utility companies to get 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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