Asgardia, the world’s first “space nation,” just launched a satellite into space, marking their first off-world presence. The Asgardia-1 satellite carries .5 TB of data from Asgardians, including digital copies of the space nation’s flag and constitution.
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Boston Dynamics’ bipedal robot, Atlas, is able to perform a picture-perfect backflip. This development demonstrates how much the company has accomplished in improving the machine’s balance.
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Earth-like Exoplanets, Smart Cities, Plasma Rings, And More
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Eligo Bioscience utilizes custom engineered microbes to attack antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The company’s CEO hopes to begin human trials by 2020.
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Virgin Hyperloop One’s plans for a national hyperloop network in India took a step forward, with three additional regions agreeing to initial route feasibility studies. The company aims to have three working hyperloop systems by 2021.
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NASA has announced the selection of 13 research programs that will comprise the Early Release period for the James Webb Space Telescope. The powerful craft will facilitate projects that were previously impossible.
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Mindfire is a new foundation that is dedicated to cracking the “brain code” to allow for the development of AI with human-level capabilities. The first mission will begin in the spring of next year.
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