XCOR to Raise Ticket Prices for Suborbital Space Plane Flights
XCOR's Lynx Spaceplane Diagram
July 31st, 2015
XCOR Aerospace, a company developing a two-seat suborbital spaceplane for tourism and research applications, plans to raise its ticket prices by 50 percent next year, the company announced July 16.
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Stephen Hawking on Reddit: Ask Him a Question on Artificial Intelligence
Stephen Hawking
July 29th, 2015
Got questions about artificial intelligence? Stephen Hawking has answers.
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NASA's Wild 'Windbot' Concept Aims to Sail in Jupiter's Sky
NASA 'Windbot' Proposed for Jupiter Mission
July 28th, 2015
NASA is looking into a wild idea to explore the atmosphere of Jupiter or other gas giant planets using a robotic spacecraft designed to sail across extraterrestrial skies.
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How Robots Could Build a Radio Telescope on Far Side of the Moon
Radio Telescope Array
July 29th, 2015
Researchers are making strides on a radio telescope array that would be unfurled on the farside of the moon by an unmanned rover operated by astronauts hovering nearby at a gravitationally stable point in space.
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Gobbling Up Space Debris: A Pac-Man Approach Proposed
Space Debris 'Pac-Man' Solution
July 28th, 2015
A team of engineers has been at work for the past three years to develop a space cleanup satellite. The intent is to eliminate threatening, human-made orbital debris. The worry is not new – there’s lots of clutter to pick and choose from.
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NASA Working to Avoid Traffic Jams at Mars
Traffic Around Mars Gets Busy
July 30th, 2015
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft and India's Mangalyaan probe both began circling the Red Planet last September, bringing the total number of operational Mars orbiters to five — the most ever.
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Ban Killer Robots Before They Take Over, Stephen Hawking & Elon Musk Say
killer robot
July 27th, 2015
A number of prominent scientists have signed on to a letter warning that autonomous weapons should be banned.
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