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President Obama calls for a new 'Space Race' in R&D funding, but don't expect a moonshot

Meet Spoutnik, the space-age microwave

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The Fagor Spoutnik is a fun microwave that features distinctive styling. Named after Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, the space-age appliance kicks off a new stage of the space race. [Read more]...
Meet Spoutnik, the space-age microwave
Pics: Boeing drops its spaceship from 14,000 feet

DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

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Apollo 17 launched in December 1972, and it was the last time a human being went to the moon -- or even traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, there have been several plans to return to the moon (or to skip it and go straight to Mars). Plenty of...
DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...

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Apollo 17 launched in December 1972, and it was the last time a human being went to the moon -- or even traveled beyond low Earth orbit. Since then, there have been several plans to return to the moon (or to skip it and go straight to Mars). Plenty of...
DailyDirt: Fly Me To The Moon...
Imagining a modern moonshot challenge
Research | Brits Beat Yanks In Google Android Space Race
North Korea turns 'We are the World' and 'Call of Duty' into space race propaganda
The stars on a shoestring: amateur astronauts ignite a grassroots space race

Here's What We Learned When Elon Musk Appeared On 60 Minutes

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Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss the privatization of the space race. Here's what we learned about the multi-billionaire founder and his passion for technology. When he sold PayPal to eBay, he made a trip to Russia to investigate purchasing an ICBM to...
Here's What We Learned When Elon Musk Appeared On 60 Minutes

Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere

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While the American space shuttle program may never be the same, it continues to inspire a space race among Legonauts and their vehicles. [Read more]...
Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere

What if Google Could Think Like You Do?

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The next "space race" might be the race to develop a synthetic model of the human brain - one that Google and Microsoft will participate in, if a report is true. And instead of trying to beat the Russians, this time the Americans will be racing against the Europeans, who...
What if Google Could Think Like You Do?

DailyDirt: To The Moon, Alice!

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The Earth's moon seems like a nice place to visit, but there are a surprising number of people who seem to want to go there permanently. Manned spaceflight has seen better days, but is it really time to invest in a moon colony now? The land is pretty cheap up...
DailyDirt: To The Moon, Alice!

So a smartphone is clever enough to run a satellite. That's pretty cool | Roz Kaveney

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The space race gave us the powerful smartphones that fit in our pocket. Now Nasa is making satellites out of themSometimes, it really isn't the big things - the hadron colliders, or even the robot chuntering around Mars sending us photographs of pebbles that will change our lives. It isn't...
So a smartphone is clever enough to run a satellite. That's pretty cool | Roz Kaveney

Dark horse rides into space race, strapped to world's largest rocket booster

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Alliant Techsystems (ATK) may not be on top of your betting card, but it has plenty of shuttle motor pedigree. To compete with the likes of SpaceX, Astrium and others, it's putting that technical savvy into its Liberty system to carry seven astronauts -- or tourists -- and cargo...
Dark horse rides into space race, strapped to world's largest rocket booster

Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

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If you are a college student anywhere in the world, Dropbox just launched an interesting new program for you that . The Great Space Race, which will run for the next eight weeks, will allow college students to get up to 25GB of free Dropbox storage for the next two...
Dropbox's "Great Space Race" Lets College Students Win Up To 25GB Of Free Storage Space For Two Years

Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds

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What once was solely the realm of science fiction is increasingly becoming part of the world we live in. A cadre of somewhat eccentric billionaires has backed a startup that aims to mine eear-Earth asteroids, and now we have all the details. At first glance, this has all the earmarks...
Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds
'2001: A Space Odyssey' explained to kids in 1960s comic

Nick Harkaway: What I'm thinking about ... the real cost of free stuff

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'The lottery win denies the solid, simple, common-sense wisdom on which I was raised, but which now seems almost Dickensian: the acknowledgement that there's no such thing as a free lunch'I should be thinking about tigers, or organ theft, or environmental mayhem. I'm at a book festival, and all those...
Nick Harkaway: What I'm thinking about ... the real cost of free stuff

Space-travel startups take off

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Inside companies like XCOR and Virgin Galactic that are vying to win the privatized space age. By Peter Elkind, editor-at-large FORTUNE - The private space flight has largely been the province of stargazing billionaires, such as Microsoft (MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen, Tesla (TSLA) chief Elon Musk, and Amazon's (AMZN) Jeff...
Space-travel startups take off

Moscow's Tech Mojo Is Working -- And Awakening

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With our TechCrunch Moscow event coming this week, Monty Munford gives us a flavour of the atmosphere amid Moscow’s tech scene. The Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow isn’t a cheap place to eat blinis and caviare, but rather like some people who like to have tea at the Ritz in...
Moscow's Tech Mojo Is Working -- And Awakening

Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial

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Likened to a space race, there are a whole bunch of startups trying to solve the problem of how to ‘try on’ clothes online. And for the online fashion industry, it’s a big problem, too. The inability to see if a garment actually fits before making a purchase, not only...
Metail, The Virtual Fitting Room You've Probably Never Heard Of, Partners With Warehouse, Shop Direct, Following Tesco Trial
Lunar photos from NASA orbiter offer glimpse at remnants of the Space Race

Letters: Engineering can be as inspiring as space

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The new British space race (To boldly go, G2, 21 May) has the potential to inspire young people and boost our economy. Space travel captures the imagination of budding young inventors and engineers - it is the stuff of childhood dreams. But there are other British industries at the forefront...
Letters: Engineering can be as inspiring as space

43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon

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As lovers of technology and slaves to the news cycle, we all get caught up in the next new thing. The cynic in me notes that the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing – an occurrence that changed the course of history with a completeness and intensity that few warmongers...
43 Years Ago Today, We Walked On The Moon

Fitiquette: Online Clothing Measurement Never Looked So Good

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If clothes make the man, you might say that the equivalent for fashion e-commerce sites is that they are made (and broken) by how well they can sell you clothes. Fitiquette, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, is a company that hopes to help fashion sites do just...
Fitiquette: Online Clothing Measurement Never Looked So Good

UK university pushes the smartphone space race sending a Google Nexus One into orbit

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The University of Surrey’s Space Centre (SSC) and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) are set to send a smartphone into orbit on February 25. The satellite is called the Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator or ‘STRaND-1’. It’s a 30cm CubeSat, which is a very small satellite designed for space...
UK university pushes the smartphone space race sending a Google Nexus One into orbit

NASA launches Facebook game for space nerds

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Cram up for tough Web2.0 rocket quiz NASA has created its first ever multiplayer online game, Space Race Blastoff - and it's now available on Facebook.…...
NASA launches Facebook game for space nerds

A broadband catapult for America

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(Cross-posted from the Google Public Policy Blog)Power. Clean water. The Interstate highway system. It’s easy to forget that the advantages of modern American life result from basic infrastructure investments made by earlier generations.Tomorrow the FCC will release a national broadband strategy. The plan will set goals for expanding broadband to...
A broadband catapult for America

Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race

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Today’s theme is the new space race. Humankind is approaching a crossroads in space exploration. The U.S. government is pulling back, but other governments have stepped their game up. And lately, the private tech industry has shown some ambition, as well. There are more dramatic photos today of a...
Read/Write Daily: The New Space Race
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