Monthly Archives: November 2015

XCOR co-founders launch Agile Aero startup

XCOR Aerospace pioneered the rapid development of rocket propulsion systems, and now three of XCOR’s founders are starting up a new venture called Agile Aero to do something similar for advanced aerospace vehicles. Agile Aero has surfaced just a week after XCOR announced … Continue reading

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An out-of-this-world deal for Cyber Monday

Here’s a Cyber Monday deal from Seattle-based Spaceflight for the space geek on your list: Purchase a satellite launch for one-third off, at the low, low price of $200,000. The only catch is that you’ll have to wait until 2018 for … Continue reading

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Amazon drone’s future is up in the air

The hybrid drone design that Amazon unveiled over the weekend may be only one of several under consideration for delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, but it’s a doozy: The beefed-up Prime Air flier pushes the envelope on technical as … Continue reading

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Five fun gifts for the geek in your life

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, give a little thought to what’ll tickle the science geek on your gift list. We’re not talking about the “10 best gadgets” or cutting-edge technology here. Just a few little somethings (or big somethings) that … Continue reading

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Radar hints at hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb

Radar scans have turned up fresh evidence of hidden chambers beyond the walls of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities reported today. The scans were supervised by Japanese radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabe on … Continue reading

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LHC milestone re-ignites doomsday talk

The Large Hadron Collider set another record for particle-smashing energy levels this week – which set off another round of hyped-up rumblings about the end of the world. Before the LHC’s startup in 2008, the Internet was set abuzz with worries that … Continue reading

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What mobile phone data can reveal about you

Researchers have analyzed data about mobile phone use in Rwanda to figure out how wealthy a phone’s user is – and they say they might be able to do the same kind of analysis for any other country. The study, published today … Continue reading

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