What Can Go Wrong: The Top 5 Threats
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 02:14:59 -0700
Planetary Resources vows to press ahead after rocket explosion
Chris Lewicki at the GeekWire Summit in October. This was not the “Space Telescope For Everyone” that Planetary Resources funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $1.5 million last year. The Arkyd 3 was a preliminary, test satellite ...
An Asteroid Mining Company Heads to Space for the First Time TonightPopular Mechanics
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:34:24 -0700
Broadband congestion due to backbone business deals, study says
The M-Lab study is “the first work of its kind, using open data and reproducible methods to expose complex performance issues at scale,” says Vint Cerf, a Google vice president and internet pioneer. “This research highlights the critical role of open ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:05:46 -0700
XPRIZE Announces Finalists for $2.25 Million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE
... tremendous opportunity for sensing technologies that allow consumers to take charge of their own preventive health through self-monitoring or that shorten the diagnostic process by moving it out of the lab,” said Henry Tirri, executive vice ...
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:32:34 -0700
AWC receives part of $2.6M grant
Arizona Western College was recently awarded a portion of $2.625 million in grant funds by Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) given to assist rural community colleges and Hispanic-serving institutions. AWC will receive approximately $75,000 over a three ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:51:09 +0000
Connect with the World Conference on October 9 in Mount Vernon to Focus on the Benefits of Publicly Owned Broadband Infrastructure Local and national private sector and government leaders will meet in Mount Vernon, Washington, on October 9, 2014 to discuss the benefits of publicly owned broadband infrastructure during the innovative Connect with the World […]
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From Seattle’s Crosscut.com: Strategic News Service CEO Mark Anderson comments on What Microsoft’s job cuts really mean for the company. Read the article at Crosscut.
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Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson writes books about cyber punks who spend their free time in a virtual world and deliver pizzas on high-speed skateboards. In real life, though, he’s concerned about something a little more down to earth: Getting past the app. Fellow sci-fi scribe David Brin asked Stephenson about his predictions for the next […]