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NASA seeks startups to build new space-age tech

Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

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Planetary Resources, a Bellevue-based startup backed by big names in space, technology and movies, has grabbed the attention of the scientific world over the past week with teasers about its plans to send robots into space to mine asteriods. GeekWire has been tracking this story since last year, when we...
Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources
NASA announces new 'space tech' investment division

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project

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Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in the Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. There are several plans under way as a part of the project, with one of the first being a new...
Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project
Explore NASA's Kennedy Space Center with Google's largest special collection of Street View imagery

Amateur Astronomers Spot Super Secret X-37B Space Shuttle Replacement [X-37b]

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Remember the X-37B, the U.S. military's super-secret unmanned space shuttle replacement that no one knows anything about? Bad news, chickenhawks—it's most likely just a nonlethal high-flyin' spy plane. Weird news? Amateur astronomers totally know where it is right now. More » Space Shuttle - Space - Technology - Astronomy -...
Amateur Astronomers Spot Super Secret X-37B Space Shuttle Replacement [X-37b]

SwiftKey 3 Beta: The best Android keyboard I've seen

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With its new Smart Space technology, SwiftKey 3 Beta might be the most advanced replacement keyboard app available for Android. [Read more]...
SwiftKey 3 Beta: The best Android keyboard I've seen
Take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center, courtesy of Google Street View

Google puts spectrum database to use in Cape Town white space broadband trial

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Microsoft recently said it intended to trial white space technology in Kenya, and now Google is also experimenting with the wireless broadband system in Africa, this time in Cape Town, South Africa. White spaces are the gaps in between broadcast TV channels in the radio spectrum. These gaps are left...
Google puts spectrum database to use in Cape Town white space broadband trial

Celebrate the Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday with Street View

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For fifty years, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been the launch point for a generation of space technology and exploration. Countless enthusiasts (including this one) grew up longing to see a space shuttle up close and walk in the paths of astronauts. Today, a collaboration between NASA and...
Celebrate the Kennedy Space Center's 50th birthday with Street View

Telefónica makes its first ever Wayra startup investment, with UK small jobs marketplace Taskhub

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After launching in Latin America in April 2011, Telefónica‘s startup accelerator Wayra finally landed in Europe early in 2012, starting with Madrid, and followed swiftly after by London. In June, sixteen teams were chosen for the 6-month long incubation in London, one of which was small jobs marketplace Taskhub, which...
Telefónica makes its first ever Wayra startup investment, with UK small jobs marketplace Taskhub

Nokia demos indoor-location tracking using 'white space' technology

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Nokia and 17 other technology and broadcast companies are working in the U.K to demonstrate how white space TV spectrum can be used to help track and locate devices indoors. [Read more]...
Nokia demos indoor-location tracking using 'white space' technology
Smithsonian's Eyewitness to Space collection offers unique glimpse into the early space program

£60m a year more spent on space

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UK spending on space technology is to be increased by £60m a year in the next two years, Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce....
£60m a year more spent on space

Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval

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We first saw a prototype of Scout, the tricorder and companion app built by Scanadu for the Tricorder X-prize competition late last year. Today, the company is unveiling Scout's final version and launching an Indiegogo campaign to let folks order Scout and sign up to participate in a usability...
Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval

U.K. Investing In Space Technology

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The Chancellor today earmarked an extra £60 million a year for the ESA, in the hope of attracting more high-tech jobs to Britain. Space technology has been given a boost in the U.K. by the Government. In a speech to the Royal Society, Chancellor George Osborne announced an annual...
U.K. Investing In Space Technology

Wildly optimistic mission to Mars plan earns skepticism

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A newly announced and privately organized mission to Mars, dubbed "Inspiration Mars: A Mission For America," intends to give one man-and-woman married couple a round-trip ticket around the red planet less than five years from now, as disclosed in a press conference Wednesday. Though the project shares its space...
Wildly optimistic mission to Mars plan earns skepticism

SpaceX Lands $440M. NASA Contract to Develop Space Shuttle Replacement

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That does look a little cramped. (Photo: spacex.com) Good news for anyone who dreams of retiring to a ranch on Mars: Elon Musk's aerospace startup, SpaceX, just landed a $440 million NASA contract to develop the Space Shuttle's successor and get some real, live American astronauts back into space. That...
SpaceX Lands $440M. NASA Contract to Develop Space Shuttle Replacement

International Space Station set to receive blow-up extension

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A concept design for a module from Bigelow Aerospace, the company awarded the expansion contract from NASA. Bigelow Aerospace NASA has awarded $17.8 million to an aerospace contractor to add a new habitat module to the International Space Station, according to a press release issued by the agency on Monday....
International Space Station set to receive blow-up extension

North Korea to launch rocket within days, say officials

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Country confirms that attempt will take place between 10 and 22 December, which will coincide with South Korea electionsNorth Korea is to launch a long-range rocket later this month in a move likely to heighten tensions with Washington, Tokyo and Seoul, ahead of the South Korean presidential election.The official Korean...
North Korea to launch rocket within days, say officials
House pares NASA's 2013 spending back to 1959 levels, suggests Europa mission

NASA launches new space tech and exploration division

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As part of President Obama's bid to further invest in space innovation, the U.S. agency creates the Space Technology Mission Directorate. [Read more]...
NASA launches new space tech and exploration division
Into Africa: Microsoft touts new effort to deliver millions of Windows Phones to students, entrepreneurs
Professional Photographer Creates ConditionOne, A 180-Degree Video Player For iPad, iPhone

Goodbye, ISS! Goodbye, Atlantis! Goodbye, Tinman! [Image Cache]

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Sadness. Atlantis is coming back home. Her last flight. Here is a video of her last goodbye to the International Space Station, where the STS-132 mission crew installed a module and changed six batteries. More » International Space Station - Space Shuttle Atlantis - Space - Technology - Space Shuttle...
Goodbye, ISS! Goodbye, Atlantis! Goodbye, Tinman! [Image Cache]

Sunglass Partners With DIYROCKETS To Launch 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Design Competition

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Two startups responsible for helping push the envelope on collaborative design and the democratization of building hardware are launching a competition today that could take open source 3D printing to the next level – and perhaps even into orbit. DIYROCKETS, the global space company co-founded by Darlene Damm and Diego Favarolo in 2012 to...
Sunglass Partners With DIYROCKETS To Launch 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Design Competition

Ready, Set, Collaboratively Design a 3-D Printed Rocket

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Crowdsourced space technology company DIYRockets, 3-D design collaboration platform Sunglass, and 3-D printing marketplace Shapeways are working together to get people excited about something that’s inherently pretty exciting: 3-D printed rocket engines. The three are kicking off a contest today with $10,000 in prizes, plus free printing, for the best...
Ready, Set, Collaboratively Design a 3-D Printed Rocket

UK prepares for white space broadband rollout in 2014

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The UK is about to get a serious pilot of white space radio. Yes, there’s already been an industry-led pilot in Cambridge, but that was really about the technology itself – the pilot coming up this autumn is being led by the telecoms regulator Ofcom, and the idea here is...
UK prepares for white space broadband rollout in 2014
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