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Watch SpaceX Attempt to Make History

SpaceX will today launch its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and then attempt to land it upright on a droneship in the Atlantic. If the mission is successful, it will go down in...

Davos 2015: Physicist Lawrence Krauss on the Future of Space Exploration

Author and Arizona State University physicist Lawrence Krauss visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015. Krauss shares his thoughts on the future of space exploration and the role of robots.

Nanosatellites Will Give Everyone Access to Space

In the future, everyone on Earth will have ubiquitous access to outer space. That might seem to be a bold statement or to border on science fiction, yet a glance back in time at the...

Watching Walmart Parking Lots from Space: New Apps for Satellites

Here's a new barometer for measuring a technology's disruptive potential: "If there's not a capacity to exploit something for evil, it's probably not that revolutionary." That's one way 27-year-old Skybox Imaging co-founder Julian Mann explains...

Need an Elevated View? Rent Your Own Orbiting Satellite

While space travel remains exclusive to professional astronauts and the superwealthy, operating your own robot in space is close to becoming an affordable reality for average Earthlings. NanoSatisfi, a Kickstarter-funded startup, is building open-source nanosatellites...

Could We Lose Control of Drones?

Is any technology inherently “good” or “evil”? The deciding factor would be how it's used (or misused), right? Consider drones. Drones—unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or aircrafts without human pilots on board—have been around since the...

Zooniverse Calls the Crowd to Find Patterns in Science Data

When two amateur astronomers noticed via a citizen science platform that NASA's Kepler space telescope software had possibly overlooked the signal of an unknown planet, they tapped "the most powerful pattern-recognition computer in the world—the...

NASA Asks the “Crowd” to Help Track What Astronauts Eat

NASA has put a man on the moon, but it hasn’t yet come up with an efficient and accurate way for the International Space Station (ISS) crew to track their diets. Living in a zero-gravity...

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