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Rocket Lab readies its first commercial launch

April 11th, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

Rocket Lab’s Electron booster stands on the launchpad during testing Following a successful January test launch that saw its Electron booster reach orbit for the first time, Rocket Lab is now getting down to business. The US-based private space firm and its wholly owned New Zealand-based subsidiary have announced plans to go ahead with its […]



This data startup uses artificial intelligence to figure out if your roof is in decent shape

April 10th, 2018 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

When you first buy a house, your insurance company doesn’t know very much about it or how much insuring it will cost. That’s because it first has to send out an inspector to look at the exterior of your house, take measurements, and check out your roof to see what kind of shape it’s in. […]



FCC approves SpaceX plan for 4,425-satellite broadband network

March 31st, 2018 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

  SpaceX has a green light from the FCC to launch a network of thousands of satellites blanketing the globe with broadband. And you won’t have too long to wait — on a cosmic scale, anyway. Part of the agreement is that SpaceX launch half of its proposed satellites within six years. The approval of […]



The new internet from space

March 31st, 2018 at 8:36 am » Comments Off

If they make it through regulatory approvals and meet financial projections, the new satellites will create new industries A new era of global communications is on the launch pad. Eleven companies have applied to the Federal Communications Commission and other telecom regulators to beam broadband internet from clouds of more than 15,000 new satellites. Not […]



These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

March 20th, 2018 at 7:33 am » Comments Off

When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on it: 299,792 kilometres per second (186,282 miles per second) – fast enough to circle the entire Earth eight times every second.



Elon Musk: Mars rocket will fly ‘short flights’ next year

March 12th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk issued yet another incredibly ambitious timeline. During a Q&A at the SXSW festival on Sunday, Musk said SpaceX will be ready to fly its Mars rocket in 2019.



The Moon is set to get its own mobile phone network

March 4th, 2018 at 3:41 pm » Comments Off

The moon, shown here in a 1992 image captured by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, is set to get its own mobile phone network.



Two space hotels could open as early as 2021

February 24th, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Bigelow Aerospace announced a new spinoff venture that will focus on marketing and operating their inflatable space habitats. The announcement comes as part of Bigelow’s plans to launch two new modules into low-Earth orbit by 2021.



Alien AI text messages are the ultimate Pandora’s Box, say scientists

February 14th, 2018 at 9:52 pm » Comments Off

What if first contact with extraterrestrial life isn’t a UFO landing in the middle of Central Park, but rather just a message sent across the stars? What might be hidden inside that alien communication?



A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

February 5th, 2018 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

The Chinese “Micius” satellite has successfully set up the world’s most secure video conference, using quantum cryptography to connect scientists in Europe and China for an unhackable, intercontinental chat.



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