Category: science

Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit

Smallest spacecraft ever launched make it to low-earth orbit
Working prototype versions of the smallest spacecraft ever conceived made it to orbit last month, hitching a ride aboard the
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This facial recognition system tracks how you’re enjoying a movie

This facial recognition system tracks how you’re enjoying a movie
As moviemaking becomes as much a science as an art, the moviemakers need to ever-better ways to gauge audience reactions.
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AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems

AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems
Artificial intelligence-focused investment funds are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone knows there’s money to be made from AI,
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The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science

The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science
The next time you’re swimming in Lake Geneva, don’t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch
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Elon Musk offers updates on Falcon Heavy, Dragon 2 and Mars mission

Elon Musk offers updates on Falcon Heavy, Dragon 2 and Mars mission
During a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a number of updates about
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SpaceX targets 24-hour first stage rocket re-use turnaround by 2018

SpaceX targets 24-hour first stage rocket re-use turnaround by 2018
In a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, Elon Musk shared some more insight into SpaceX’s path to
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Apple launches machine learning research site

Apple launches machine learning research site
Apple just launched a blog focused on machine learning research papers and sharing the company’s findings. The Apple Machine Learning
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NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule

NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule
NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back
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Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS

Meet the adorable robot camera Japan’s space agency sent to the ISS
Science can be cute as hell when it wants to be – take the JEM Internal Ball Camera (“Int-Ball” for
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Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one

Researchers 3D print a soft artificial heart that works a lot like a real one
The science of prosthetics has been advancing by leaps and bounds over the last few years, and research into soft
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These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing

These stretchy, durable sensors could be woven right into clothing
If we must have an Internet of Things, it makes no sense to leave clothes out of the party. But
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I watched two robots chat together on stage at a tech event

I watched two robots chat together on stage at a tech event
I got a glimpse into the future world of our robot overlords today. It was nervy at times. I watched
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