Monthly Archives: August 2018

WiBotic unveils wireless power system for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic is unveiling a wireless power system designed for DJI’s commercial-grade drones, a product that opens the way for seamless recharging as applications for long-lasting drones take off. The power system works with the high-end DJI Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 … Continue reading

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World View exec to chair commercial space group

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says Taber MacCallum, co-founder and chief technology officer of Arizona-based World View Enterprises, will serve as its new chairman of the board. MacCallum takes the reins from Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and principal … Continue reading

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New Horizons and OSIRIS-REx spot their targets

The next few months are due to bring two amazing interplanetary encounters: a rendezvous with an asteroid and a flyby past a mysterious icy object beyond Pluto on the solar system’s edge. Over the past few days, we’ve gotten our … Continue reading

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What happens to Higgs bosons? Here’s a clue

It’s been six years since physicists at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, but they’re just now confirming what most of the mysterious subatomic particles do when they decay. They’re transformed into bottom quarks, they … Continue reading

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The Riveter’s CEO and Elon Musk weigh in on stress

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk got emotional during a market-moving interview this month, Amy Nelson, CEO and founder of The Riveter, says she can understand the kind of stress he’s under. “You’ve got a few more years of running a company under your belt, … Continue reading

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Another giant leap for diversity in computer science

A year ago, the College Board saw the numbers of female students and underrepresented minority students taking the Advanced Placement exam for computer science more than double — but what about this year? As Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi puts it, “the momentum … Continue reading

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For first time in 50 years, astronaut exits training

NASA says Alaskan astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is leaving his training program at the end of this month, one year after his selection for the Class of 2017. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean confirmed that Kulin was resigning for personal reasons, marking the first time since … Continue reading

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