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googleLoss of Net Neutrality will mean more overcharging but technological reckoning is coming

The FCC will vote to get rid of Net Neutrality in December, 2017 and then there will be lawsuits to delay implementation. Past behavior of Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will mean that they will use pricing to raise the cost …

elon muskSpacex confirms successful launch and satellite deployment

Spacex had a successful launch and successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. Successful deployment of FORMOSAT-5 to low-Earth orbit confirmed. pic.twitter.com/PiB7r3Zk4F — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 24, 2017 Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and …

climate changeCalibration error in early Satellite sensors hid sea level rise

There were problems with the calibration of a sensor on the first of several satellites launched to measure the height of the sea surface using radar. Adjusting the data to remove that error suggests that sea levels are indeed rising …

elon muskElon Musks path to worlds richest person with Spacex, Global Internet Satellite Network, Tesla

Elon Musk has plans to launch V-band low-Earth orbit (VLEO) constellation that would consist of 7,518 satellites which will follow the earlier proposed 4,425 satellites that would function in Ka- and Ku-bands. This global gigabit per second low latency satellite …

chinaNASA has new test for life on other planets that is ten thousand times more sensitive

A simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets. The test uses a liquid-based technique known as capillary electrophoresis to separate a mixture of organic molecules into its components. It was designed …

carnival of spaceBionic eyes and Arms

1. The NHS will pay for 10 people with an inherited form of blindness to be fitted with “bionic eye” implants. Five patients with a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa will be treated at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and …

colonizationModular Exoskeletons by WeaRobot

WeaRobot wants to democratize robotic exoskeletons. They want to make modular exoskeletons, so that is more affordable. The exoskeleton can boost the mobility joint by joint. Just supporting the movement of one knee or one elbow or assembling all modules …

darpaChina stabilizes GDP growth at about 6.5-7%

China’s economy performed better than expected in the third quarter and the country’s debt risks are under control, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday. “China’s economy in the third quarter not only extended growth momentum in the first half but …

chinaAMD, GlobalFoundries Focus on Path to 7 nanometers

Zen Expectations AMD showed off some of its new Zen-based silicon in San Francisco last month and talked up the new high-performance cores. The next-gen microarchitecture design, led by renowned chip architect Jim Keller, is said to enable a 40 …

elon muskFPGAs solve IoT implementation issues around power efficiency, interfaces and processors

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a wildly popular term these days, often used to describe a world in which virtually every electronic device connects to the Internet and each other. It comprises a staggering list of applications—everything from …