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COLORADO SPRINGS — Three launch vehicle developers, one of which is still in stealth mode, have qualified to compete in a DARPA competition in early 2020 to demonstrate responsive launch capabilities. In a briefing at the 35th Space Symposium here April 10, DARPA announced that Vector, Vox Space and a stealth-mode company have qualified to
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Image of the moon’s far side taken by Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft.  SpaceIL Fresh from elections, Israel is on the cusp of becoming the fourth nation to land on the surface of the moon. Israeli space startup SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries’s lander, called Beresheet (Hebrew for “Genesis”), is currently in orbit and getting ready for
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Lately, the Weather Channel has been splashing out on some seriously disturbing graphics, and the channel’s most recent immersion experience is absolutely brimming with disaster. The roughly two-minute-long, mixed-reality segment takes viewers on a journey to the year 2100, when the streets of Charleston, South Carolina are perennially flooded, rendering parts of the city uninhabitable.
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A team of scientists says they’ve built a quantum computer that generates a superposition of several possible futures the computer could experience. The research, published Tuesday in Nature Communications, describes how this quantum system could help futuristic artificial intelligence learn much faster than it can today – and it could mean quantum computers are finally
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Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars. Nestling between the Great Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a mild climate that is perfect for vineyards and has developed a
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(Reuters) – Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February. Virgin Galactic rocket plane, the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane, with SpaceShipTwo passenger craft takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave,
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COLORADO SPRINGS — The Commerce Department wants to improve the standing of the American space industry in an increasingly competitive global market through a combination of regulatory reform and promotional efforts. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, giving a keynote address at the 35th Space Symposium here April 9, said the underlying goal of his department’s growing
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COLORADO SPRINGS – Peraton is enhancing telemetry, tracking and control platform OS/Comet to address challenges and opportunities posed by massive constellations, cloud computing and hosted payloads. “We’ve been doing mission management, mission planning, command and control of satellites for multiple decades across many different missions,” Roger Mason, Peraton Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector president, told SpaceNews.
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Researchers last week captured and killed the largest Burmese python to be removed from Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades, according to wildlife officials. The 17-foot (5.1-meter), 140-pound (63.5-kilogram) female snake – an invasive species devastating to native wildlife – was discovered using a new tracking approach that leans on technology and the
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Deposit Photos Introduction From automated to autonomous and now cognitive, a paradigm shift is taking place in the design principles of machines, matter, methods and more. So, what are the principles of cognitive design? And are they centered around the future of humanity? From tabulating systems to programmable systems and now with cognitive systems, the
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When Maxar Technologies stepped down as prime contractor for the U.S. government’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites program in January, it also backed away from a commercial venture meant to turn satellite servicing into a business. A smaller program building a robotic arm for in-orbit satellite assembly could be Maxar’s next best
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Through the centuries, cotton fiber was traditionally processed by hand, until the early 18th century when the first automated processing machine was invented. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 35 Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency fielded questions about life and research on the orbital laboratory during an in-flight educational event April 16 with students gathered at Lockview High School in Fall River, Nova Scotia. Hadfield, who is the first Canadian to command the station, is
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Copyright by Jim Sinur Jim Sinur Like it or not you will be interacting with either physical or software robots soon. A cobot or co-robot (from collaborative robot) is a robot intended to physically interact with humans in a shared workspace. It’s not just the obvious robots
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WASHINGTON — NASA suspended cooperation with its Indian counterpart in one area in the immediate aftermath of India’s March 27 anti-satellite test, only to reinstate it less than a week later. In a March 29 letter to K. Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Al Condes, NASA associate administrator for international and
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