Monthly Archives: May 2018

Amazon patents messaging system for drones

For an earlier generation, one of the sweetest sounds of summer was the music coming from an ice-cream truck. For the next generation, will it be the tune of a delivery drone? That’s just one of the possibilities covered in … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space

Virgin Galactic sent its VSS Unity space plane skyward for a second supersonic rocket-powered test flight today, bringing the company one step closer toward reaching the space frontier. “It was great to see our beautiful spaceship back in the air and … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos: ‘We will have to leave this planet’

LOS ANGELES – Deep thinkers have been saying for generations that we have to get off this rock and head for the stars, but the idea takes on a little more weight when the world’s richest person says it. “We will have to leave this … Continue reading

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Paul Allen marks Memorial Day in a deep-sea way

It’s traditional to revisit the gravesites of America’s fallen warriors on Memorial Day, but billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen is adding a non-traditional twist. Today the co-founder of Microsoft is highlighting the work that he’s funded over the past couple of … Continue reading

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How will we get our message across to E.T.?

LOS ANGELES — Last year, scientists sent a binary-coded message telling the aliens what time it was. Next year, it’ll be the periodic table of the elements. And someday, they hope to transmit a universal language that even extraterrestrials might relate … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos goes all in on moon settlements

LOS ANGELES — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space venture will work with NASA as well as the European Space Agency to create a settlement on the moon. And even if Blue Origin can’t strike public-private partnerships, Bezos … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s satellites are good enough for gaming

It’s been three months since SpaceX launched the first prototype satellites for its Starlink broadband internet network, and there’s been precious little information about what they’re up to. Until today. Responding to a follower’s Twitter inquiry, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk assessed how … Continue reading

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