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Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

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Just how big are the Halo video games? Well, we’ve spent a combined 235,182 years playing them online — enough time to travel across the Milky Way, and back, at the speed of light. Halo gamers have killed each other more than 136 billion times, assisted each other 43 billion times,...
Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic
Boeing X-48C's first flight showcases fuel-efficient aircraft design

When suborbital travel happens, he'll be flying

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A conversation with a commercial space pilot. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE -- When Fortune caught up with former NASA astronaut Richard Searfoss, the chief test pilot for XCOR Aerospace, he was traveling from his Tehachapi, California base to a Christmas family gathering in Idaho. His wife was behind the...
When suborbital travel happens, he'll be flying

Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth

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Is it finally time to wave goodbye to the bitter recession? That’s the word from a new report out from Seattle’s PayScale, which found that wage levels in the U.S. have finally climbed back above the previous high period in the fourth quarter of 2008. During the first quarter of...
Salaries rebound as Seattle leads U.S. in wage growth

These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

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It’s in every science fiction book and movie since forever. Humans — the ordinary non-astronaut kind, like you and I — going up into space like it’s no big deal. And it’s generally believed that one day, eventually, space flight will become mainstream. But alas, the day draws nigh....
These Are The Guys That Will Take You To Space… In 2014… For $95K [TCTV]

Carbon-fiber phones and tablets on the horizon from Samsung?

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A new joint venture between Samsung and carbon fiber specialist SGL Group suggests that the company may be looking at the hi-tech material as an alternative to its traditional plastic handsets and tablets. The cooperation is expected to provide a stable long-term supply of carbon fiber materials for Samsung and...
Carbon-fiber phones and tablets on the horizon from Samsung?

Google Maps updated with new Street View imagery to celebrate Space Day

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In celebration of “Space Day” in Japan, Google announced today that it is releasing new panoramic Street View imagery for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The JAXA imagery allows you to walk through the Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC)...
Google Maps updated with new Street View imagery to celebrate Space Day
Hacker group leaks details of 1.6 million accounts tied to NASA, Federal Reserve, Interpol, and others

If the EU cuts funding to future technologies, Europe risks being left behind | Tom Enders

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This is an opportunity to provide a platform for growth and to determine where we see ourselves in a new world orderThe failure of the EU summit last week to reach an immediate agreement makes it even more clear that Europe faces some very tough decisions about its budget for...
If the EU cuts funding to future technologies, Europe risks being left behind | Tom Enders

Good News, Aerospace Dept.

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Someone has to keep looking on the bright side:1) Synergy aircraft. This had a successful Kickstarter launch, and it looks very promising....
Good News, Aerospace Dept.

Japan Launching World’s First Solar Powered Spacecraft Today!

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We’ve brought you news about the IKAROS solar sail spacecraft before, and now the time has finally come for it to take flight! That’s right, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is planning to launch the spacecraft powered by solar sails today at 6:22am Japan time and the event...
Japan Launching World’s First Solar Powered Spacecraft Today!

Get your Jetpack soon!

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it’s been a while since we covered designer Glenn Martin’s super fan pack, which I suppose is, for lack of a better word, a jetpack. Granted, it looks more like the flying pack seen by Quest Aerospace in the first Spider-man movie rather than the jetpack in the Rocketeer, but...
Get your Jetpack soon!

Crave Ep. 103: Dropping burrito bombs on America

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This week on Crave, we check out the Burrito Bomber engineered by Darwin Aerospace that literally bombs burritos into geo-tagged locations. We also get some NASA reassurance that the world may not end this month, which means we may actually get the chance to wear Lacoste's awesome polo shirts of...
Crave Ep. 103: Dropping burrito bombs on America

How joining Google Gmail with encryption system helps high-tech firm meet gov't security rules

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When a relatively small high-tech company with some big aerospace and defense customers wanted to adopt cloud-based email for its employees, it faced the challenge that whatever choice of cloud service it adopted, it had to meet the government's security regulations known as ITAR, or the "International Traffic in Arms...
How joining Google Gmail with encryption system helps high-tech firm meet gov't security rules

Malware siphons data on new rocket from Japanese space agency

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Information on one of Japan's newest rockets was stolen from a desktop computer that was infected with malware, according to a published report that cited officials from the country's space agency. The computer, located in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tsukuba Space Center northeast of Tokyo, was found to be...
Malware siphons data on new rocket from Japanese space agency

You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

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Kickstarter has birthed a number of different Apple cases and accessories with varying degrees of success, but a new aluminum iPhone bumper project is already successfully funded and there are still 40 days to go. It's called the AL13. You no doubt remember the plastic iPhone bumpers that Apple gave...
You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

Can a NASA game jam inspire the next space breakthrough?

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On March 8th, a few hundred developers will file into NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California to spend the weekend making games about space and science. NASA will be providing the location, as well as a catalog of photos and other digital assets for developers, who will...
Can a NASA game jam inspire the next space breakthrough?
NASA planning to launch inflatable addition to the ISS

Infrared holography lets rescuers see people through walls, fire, walls of fire (video)

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Firefighters already use infrared cameras to find people in burning buildings, but the technology can't distinguish between a person's heat and that of the surrounding fire. That's because a zoom lens is needed to concentrate the infrared rays in a way that enables the apparatus to form a human-readable...
Infrared holography lets rescuers see people through walls, fire, walls of fire (video)
Valkyrie robot could use lasers to cut through ice and explore the moons of Jupiter

Boeing launching Android smartphone for U.S. defense and security market

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Stemming from reports earlier this week from National Defense Magazine, a Boeing spokesperson confirmed to Geekwire this morning the aerospace and defense company is developing an Android device aimed at the U.S. government security and defense markets: “We are developing a trusted mobile device that will serve the US Government Defense and...
Boeing launching Android smartphone for U.S. defense and security market

Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

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Drones weren't the only things on display at the Paris Air Show this week. As Wired reports, experimental electric motors were being demonstrated that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway without needing to power up their regular engines. The Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) consists...
Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

Security firm Bit9 says hackers attacked it and a few clients

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Security vendor Bit9 promised to release limited details of a hack caused by a failure of the company to install the same security software on its own network that it sells to a handful of Fortune 500 companies. Bit9, which is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides a platform that...
Security firm Bit9 says hackers attacked it and a few clients
Hints of a violent Solar System from asteroid Itokawa
SpaceX wants to fly you to expandable habitats orbiting the Earth

Toshiba, NEC Return to Profits

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Toshiba swung to a profit, aided by semiconductors and nuclear power. NEC got boosts from information-technology and aerospace....
Toshiba, NEC Return to Profits

Japan's Space Agency Says Rocket Information Was Stolen by Computer Virus

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that the virus in a computer at its Tsukuba Space Center northeast of Tokyo was found to be secretly collecting data and sending it outside the agency....
Japan's Space Agency Says Rocket Information Was Stolen by Computer Virus
NASA spending $17.8M on an inflatable space station expansion
Japan launches Korean satellite in play for commercial space business

Airbus-Boeing battle for the American sky escalates

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A new plant based in the U.S. will help the European giant compete in commercial aircraft. It could also seriously threaten Boeing's grip on the American defense establishment. By Cyrus Sanati, contributor FORTUNE -- EADS, the parent company of jet maker Airbus, has upped the ante in its long-running blood...
Airbus-Boeing battle for the American sky escalates
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