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TechCo Top Stories: GoPro, Denver Startup Week, and Innovate Celebrate 2017

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Fall is in the air and you know what that means: tech conferences abound. Whether it’s Startup Week powered by Chase for Business or TechCo’s upcoming Innovate Celebrate conference, the amount of entrepreneurial energy floating around the US ecosystem is palpable. Feel like you’re…

Space

DC

NASA iTech Cycle 3 Challenge Wants Startups to Help With Space Exploration

By | Sep 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm

NASA’s technology has been instrumental in tracking the movement of this year’s devastating hurricanes. Their Aqua satellite provides infrared data to forecasters that reveals clues about highest, coldest, strongest storms within a hurricane. In addition, their suitcase-sized radar instrument capable of detecting human heartbeats…

Space

Houston

10 Craziest Space Travel Stunts and News We’ve Seen So Far

By | Sep 17, 2017 at 8:30 am

Everyone knows outer space makes everything more cool. Want to revive a beleaguered horror franchise or a tired app game? Set the next installment in space! Something about the “final frontier”-ness of outer space brings out the world’s crazy side, and everything from marketing…

Space

Los Angeles

Elon Musk Unveils First Photo of SpaceX Spacesuit

By | Aug 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team have done it again. Today Musk unveiled the first photo of the SpaceX spacesuit on his personal Instagram account. All we’ve got is the one photo to go by right now, but his message implies SpaceX will reveal…

Space

Charleston, SC

LIVE: NASA’s Coverage of the Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Today, NASA will be capturing the total solar eclipse by 11 spacecraft, three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Starting right now, you can watch their live coverage, reporting in from Charleston, South Carolina. The start…

Space

Albuquerque

This Company Plans to Offer WiFi to Space Tourists

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 9:20 am

Ah, space: The final frontier for a billionaire’s vacation. But while the Mad Men-style space tourism of the 1960s never got off the ground, space tourism in the 2010s looks like a real possibility. And that means one thing: Space tourists will need their…

Space

DC

How to Watch NASA’s Live Stream of the Solar Eclipse

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

If you won’t be heading outside or can’t get the proper eyewear in time to view the solar eclipse, then NASA is offering a multitude of ways to watch it online. NASA announced they will be televising the eclipse live from coast to coast…

Diversity

DC

Report: Women Engineering Students are Still Dropping Out

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 3:50 pm

People took to social media amid a controversial internal memo by a Google software engineer called “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” which was not only a slap in the face to women in tech and diversity initiatives as whole, but also claimed that there was…

Healthy Entrepreneur

DC

Is Technology Accounting for Sleeplessness?

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 7:15 am

Sleeplessness. A new study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that more than one-third of American adults are sleep deprived. In the first ever conducted study, they indicate there is an increased development of…

Space

Charleston, SC

How to Watch This Month’s Total Solar Eclipse and Not Go Blind

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm

On Monday, August 21st, America will be front and center for the next total solar eclipse. This means that for anyone that lives within the umbra, the shadowy path created by the moon, will get to fully experience this historic event. For those outside…

Space

DC

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Defend Earth From Aliens

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Yes, you read that correctly. If you’re like me you may have instantly thought of the popular movie, Men In Black. But this is not a movie, this is a real job. NASA currently has job opening for a “planetary protection officer” responsible for ensuring alien…

Google

Now Google Maps Even Covers the International Space Station

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Planning a trip to the International Space Station (ISS) anytime soon? Now you can look up your destination ahead of time on Google’s near-omniscient Maps feature, just as you can for practically anywhere else on Earth. Google Maps has just added the ISS. Using…

Drones

NASA Study Confirms People Hate the Sound of Drones

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional racer, drone users have experienced an emotional rollercoaster as far as regulations are concerned. Registration requirements have gone back and forth more times than Roger Federer at Wimbledon, and people are starting to wonder: where are we…

Space

DC

Robots, Biomarkers and Ice Melters Win NASA iTech Challenge Cycle 2

By | Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

NASA is in constant pursuit of discovering the next galaxy and life on another planet. And while interstellar exploration is always on their to-do list, they’re also looking for startups that can help them get there. Earlier this year, we reported on the top…

Space

4 Programmer Teams That Won NASA’s Global Space Robotics Challenge

By | Jul 5, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The journey to Mars has been an arduous process filled with innovative ideas, affordable improvements, and a whole lot of speculation. And while astronauts and engineers figure out how to get us to Mars, NASA is focused on figuring out what we’re going to…

Aeronautics

DC

NASA’s X-Plane Just Joined the Supersonic Airplane Race

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

There are more players in the race to deliver travelers from one destination to the next in supersonic speed. Boom, the supersonic aircraft company recently announced a Series A $33M investment as well as their partnership with Sir Richard Branson to complete development production…

Space

Boston

MIT’S New Laser Technique Will Help Predict Space Junk Collisions

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is dedicated to addressing the millions of pieces of man-made space junk known as orbital debris, whirling around the near-Earth space at an ungodly 17,500 miles per hour. Anything from tiny chips from a rocket to a non-functioning satellite…