Spaceflight just lost one of its better-known icons: NASA astronaut John Young has died at the age of 87. He was best known as the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission, taking Columbia into orbit in 1981. However, that was just one of a serie…
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Richard Branson has gained a powerful and extremely wealthy ally that can make his space tourism dreams a reality: Saudi Arabia. The kingdom will invest $ 1 billion in the Virgin Group's space companies and might even add $ 480 million more in the futu…
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Whether it's using corn to make sustainable sneakers, or 3D printing some pretty out there looking footwear, Reebok isn't afraid of taking bold new steps with its shoes. Now, however, it looks like the brand has decided to take one giant leap for man…
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Rocket Lab is ready to start testing the rocket it developed to ferry small payloads to space. The US- and New Zealand-based company has decided to launch its Electron rocket anytime within a 10-day window that starts at 5PM Eastern on May 21st. It w…
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In this video, the European Space Agency takes us from outer space to Earth, depicting the exponentially worsening space debris problem along the way. Without a solution, humanity may soon find space travel impossible.
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When life gets too stressful or you just need a break, the Pause Pod can help you slow down, kick back, and relax. It’s your private pop-up space, and one you can set up just about anywhere.
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NASA, like a lot of people with lousy internet, is fed up with slow data-transfer speeds between spacecraft and Earth. Which is why it’s developing a laser-based system that could one day see speeds increase by up to 100 times.
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You don’t need to spend your entire paycheck to outfit your kitchen with some of the latest-and-greatest tech. Here are some of the best devices to be had for under $ 50, whether you’re a rice junkie or a wine lover.
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Running out of room on your smartphone or tablet? Here are 10 tips that will allow you to create more space on your Android device, including some that will ensure you keep your device free of clutter.
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This week, Japan is trying out some new technology in space designed to help clear up dangerous pieces of debris orbiting Earth. The trouble is, it’s not working properly.
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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.
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In a recently published paper, researchers from Stanford University describe an impressive new refrigeration method for providing cooling: simply beam the heat into space.
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A European research project lets scientists in Russia wear an exoskeleton to control a connected robot in Germany. It could one day allow earthbound scientists to control a robot on the ISS.
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You frequently read about the sale of a car or a house, but it is not too often you hear about the transfer of a million dollar telescope. That’s exactly what happened last week when DARPA turned over the Space Surveillance Telescope to the Air Force.
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After six years of service in testing systems for a future larger station, China’s prototype station dubbed “Heavenly Palace” will fall back to Earth sometime in 2017. Where will it land? We don’t know yet.
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The ambitious Mars City Design project is crowdsourcing designs for a possible Martian colony base. The coolest bit of all? Plans are to 3D print life-size versions of the winning entries in the Mojave desert.
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Right now there are countless fragments of space junk orbiting Earth that are big enough to cause serious damage to working satellites or even the ISS. Japan’s space agency is close to testing an innovative solution it hopes can make space safer.
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The European Space Agency says that, come September 30, its Rosetta spacecraft’s 5 billion-mile mission will end. Launched on March 2, 2004, Rosetta has spent the past 12 years sending extraordinary photographs of our galaxy back to Earth.
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“Upon seeing this work, a friend at Iowa State suggested that we have committed the proverbial reinventing of the wheel,” Aaron Mazzeo, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, tells Digital Trends.
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To help preserve Earth, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos believes all heavy industry should be moved to space while the globe should be zoned strictly for residential and light industrial uses.
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You can finally watch sports in VR (but you might feel like a peeper), Blue Origin plans to start sending people into space as soon as 2017, and DARPA wants to make cyborgs a reality.
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As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has done to shine a light on the darkest corners of the universe, it doesn't hold a candle to what's coming next. NASA has started work on WFIRST (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope), a space observatory with…
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While talking at the 2016 Startmeup Hong Kong Venture Forum, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he wants to travel to the International Space Station by 2021 and that he intends to send astronauts on a mission to Mars by 2025.
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You have so many photos on your iPhone, but phones break and it is time to back up those pictures to your computer. Here is a list of few different methods to transfer those selfies and other cherished memories.
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It’s difficult to conceptualize the half-million pieces of junk surrounding the Earth, but this 60-second animation created by Stuart Grey for the United Kingdom’s Royal Institution brings it all home in a powerful way.
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Paris. The city is synonymous with culture, cuisine, art and architecture. The creative passion of Paris has also given rise to one of the world’s most vibrant YouTube communities. French creators of all kinds are building global followings on YouTube, such as Cyprien, whose comedy shorts have been viewed nearly 1 billion times, and e-penser, who regularly entertains half a million fans with educational videos on subjects such as general relativity and time travel. And the audience loves what they are doing— viewers are watching 60 percent more YouTube than last year.
Given all the creativity coming out of the French capital, it was a no-brainer to open a YouTube Space in the heart of Paris—a cutting-edge production facility located at Google Paris Headquarters.
This is the seventh YouTube Space we have opened in cultural centers around the world. Joining Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Tokyo, New York and Sao Paolo, the Paris Space will provide emerging and established YouTube creators with a physical space to do everything from take a class on YouTube best practices, meet with fellow artists, or just use the studio’s latest audio, visual and editing equipment to create great videos. All for free.
Internationally, creators have used the YouTube Spaces to unleash the limits of their imagination: whether that’s filming live streaming music acts, collaborating with celebrities, creating a viral public service announcement, or even learning how to teleport on a specially created superhero set. And in Europe, more than 25,000 creators of all kinds, from emerging comedians to established TV stations, have visited London and Berlin Spaces to produce over 1,500 original videos. These videos have been viewed over 225 million times and watched by their fans for a cumulative 16 million hours. We’re excited to see what creators in Paris will do next!
Find more creator resources at youtube.com/creators and learn more about the YouTube Spaces at youtube.com/space.
David Ripert, Head of YouTube Space EMEA, recently watched “[360 Music Video] This Summer – Roomie (Maroon 5 Cover)” – partly shot in the Spaces.
A space igloo created with naturally-occurring Martian ice was the winner of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition sponsored jointly by NASA and America Makes.
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There are a lot of GoPro footage you can watch online, but this one has quite the backstory. In June 2013, Bryan Chan and his friends attached a 3D-printed chassis housing a GoPro, a Sony camcorder and a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a weather balloon….
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We all have felt the desire to manage our living space. Check out five of our favorite pieces of furniture designed to open up your home, whether you’re in the market for a simple grill, hanging desk, or a full-sized kitchen housed in a box.
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