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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…

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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…

Diversity

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Meet the Top 10 Finalists in NASA’s iTech Cycle 1 Challenge

By | Jun 6, 2017 at 12:20 pm

For the first time in history, SpaceX launched its used Dragon spacecraft on the Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo. The rocket successfully reached the International Space Station and returned to Earth. With…

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Meet NASA’s iTech Top 25 Startup Semifinalists

By | May 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The NASA iTech competition pits tech innovators from all around the country against each other in order to determine which 25 finalists have the ideas that hold “the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.” The Innovation…

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NASA to Launch Rocket Live in 360° Video

By | Apr 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The list of 360° on YouTube is a lot longer than it was just a few years ago. From a 4,000 foot drop to riding with the Blue Angels, there is no shortage of immersive excitement on the world’s most popular video site. And now, you…

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NASA and Hollywood Reach for The Stars in High-Definition

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Hollywood has always been a part of feeding our curiosity about life in space. From 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apollo 13 to Interstellar and The Martian, the world beyond our atmosphere doesn’t seem as far away thanks to directors and actors alike. And…

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Kira Blackwell of NASA iTech Talks Space, Girls in Tech and Startups – Interview

By | Mar 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Upon the discovery of seven Earth-size planets and the goal to travel to Mars in 2030, NASA is seeking out new solutions to help them reach new moonshots. NASA iTech is a collaborative initiative designed to help address gaps in future technologies needed for…