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artificial intelligenceInterview With Drishti CEO Akella Reveals You Will Not Lose Your Job to Robots

Drishti is a company that is helping to analyze the efficiency of actions performed in factories. Drishti uses computer vision to digitize manual human actions. They are able to analyze video and not just object recognition in a single picture. …

interviewsMomentus Email Interview with Nextbigfuture

Mikhail Kokorich, Momentus’ CEO answered email questions from Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture. Momentus is pioneering new forms of orbital transfer services via shuttles that attach to satellites in Earth orbit. Using microwave heated propulsion engine that will be two to …

climate changeMy Taste Test of the Impossible Burger – Vege Burger 2.0

I bought and tasted an Impossible Burger. I bought one for nearly $20 from the Counter, a custom burger restaurant. I and my family can confirm that the Impossible Burger looks and tastes like a real hamburger.

cubesatEXOLAUNCH Will Launch UAE Cubesat to Monitor CO2 and Methane

The UAE Space Agency and EXOLAUNCH announced that MeznSat will be launched into orbit by the end of this year in a joint agreement. MeznSat will operate using a shortwave infrared spectrometer to measure the abundance and distribution of methane …

futureBreakthrough Starshot Update #SpaceAccess2019

Peter Klupar is presenting on Breakthrough Starshot at Access Space 2019. Peter reviewed the Breakthrough initiatives, Breakthrough prize, Breakthrough Listen and the Junior Breakthrough challenge. Breakthough Watch looks at exoplanets up to 15 light years away. The

newsUltrahigh Acceleration Neutral Particle Beam Driven Sails

James Benford presents his Ultrahigh Acceleration Neutral Particle Beam-Driven Sails at Space Access 2019. The Neutral Particle Beam-Driven Sails could enable an interstellar probe to alpha centauri that would be 1000 times larger and 60% of the speed of the …

energyAntimatter Catalyzed Fusion Propulsion Update

Positron Dynamics will use Krypton isotopes to generate positrons and catalyze fusion propulsion. #SpaceAccess2019

physicsUpdate on Microwave Beam-Heated Propulsion

Kevin Parkin described the history and status of microwave beam-heated propulsion at Space Access 2019. Technical summary is at Parkin Research. Kevin showed more pictures of the test systems. Kevin gave a previous update on beam propulsion in 2018 at …

newsQ Drive to Use Power of Solar Wind for Braking With Reaction Mass

Jeff's new idea is to take the energy from the passage through the plasma of space to use on the reaction mass that a spacecraft is carrying. This the Drag-powered reaction: Q-Drive. #SpaceAccess