NASA is developing better gears to make tougher robots
Any robot NASA sends to harsh, distant worlds has to be tougher than garden-variety machines. Since every component has to be able to withstand extreme conditio...
NASA is building the next Mars rover in mixed reality
I poked my head inside NASA's latest Mars rover. During a mixed reality demonstration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, as soon as I strapped...
How the Next Wonders of the World Will Be Built in Space
On April 12th, 1961 Yuri Gagarin launched into space on a Vostok rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, becoming the first person ever to leave the planet. Here’s the crazy thing:... read more
Breakthrough Starshot plans to develop to get to Alpha Centauri
What it is: Last year, we covered Yuri Milner's $100 million Breakthrough Listen initiative to search for extraterrestrial life, but the Russian billionaire isn't done. He, along with Stephen Hawking, announced a new project called Breakthrough Starshot, which will "explore the technologies needed to create small, light-powered spacecraft capable of reaching Alpha Centauri in just 20 years," as The Verge reports. Mark Zuckerberg is on Starshot's board of directors, and former NASA AMES director Pete Worden will lead the project. Why it's important: Besides the prospect of space exploration, this project has a tremendous development potential for business. Chip-sized spacecrafts, like the ones Breakthrough Starshot plans to develop to get to Alpha Centauri, could also be used to deliver free global wifi or gather extensive data on the Earth's surface (crops, water, and more). Spotted by Arun Gupta Read more here at The Verge Sign up for Peter's weekly Tech Blog and Abundance Insights here.
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This is why Bitcoin is being launched into space
Bitcoin becomes more valuable as bitcoin transactions become more secure. That is an important thing to keep in mind when trying to understand why the hell bitcoin is being launched into space. Why? Because what's a more secure place for the computers processing bitcoin transactions than in orbit several miles above the earth?