Monthly Archives: May 2016

Planetary Resources focuses on Earth imaging

REDMOND, Wash. – Planetary Resources was founded as an asteroid mining company, but a fresh infusion of $21.1 million in investment puts the emphasis on a space frontier that’s closer to home: Earth observation. “It leverages everything that we have been … Continue reading

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Solar Impulse lands in PA, sets sights on NY

One day after a close call, the Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world airplane made a 17-hour trip from Ohio to Pennsylvania today in preparation for its star turn in New York. The gossamer craft floated down to Lehigh Valley International Airport just as … Continue reading

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NASA fires back in spat over asteroid data

BELLEVUE, Wash. – NASA issued a statement today disputing Seattle tech icon Nathan Myhrvold’s critique of asteroid data analysis from the space agency’s NEOWISE mission. The statement follows up on reports published this week by GeekWire and othermedia outlets. In those reports, Myhrvold … Continue reading

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White House brings first AI workshop to UW

Intelligent machines won’t be ruling the world anytime soon – but what happens when they turn you down for a loan, crash your car or discriminate against you because of your race or gender? On one level, the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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NASA uses HoloLens to build virtual Mars rover

We’ve already seen how Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-reality headset is helping folksfight off aliens on the International Space Station and take a virtual walk on Mars. Now check out how it’s being used to tweak the design for NASA’s next Mars … Continue reading

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India’s space shuttle aces first test flight

India’s space agency says it put its winged space shuttle prototype, known as the RLV-TD, through a successful first test flight today. In a congratulatory tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the launch of “India’s first indigenous space shuttle.” The Reusable … Continue reading

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Nathan Myhrvold stirs up an asteroid argument

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Millionaire techie Nathan Myhrvold is used to stirring up controversy over issues ranging from patent licensing to dinosaur growth rates, but now he’s weighing in on an even bigger debate: the search for potentially hazardous asteroids. In a … Continue reading

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