• A Big Week for Outer Space
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    The past week brought a slew of both frightening and exciting advances in space technology around the world. India joined a list of only 4 countries to ever shoot down a satellite orbiting Earth. SpaceX successfully tested its Hopper rocket module and will launch the Falcon Heavy rocket for the second time on Sunday evening. […]

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  • Will Lab-Grown Meat Solve Climate Change?
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    In 2013, the first lab-grown burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference for a hefty price of $330,000. The event marked the first use of cellular agriculture, a method of growing animal cells artificially in a lab to make meat from scratch. Since then the technology hasn’t changed too much, but hundreds of […]

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  • Electric Cars and Solar Space Stations
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    The great inventor Nikola Tesla once envisioned a world of unlimited wireless access to electricity. In 2017, scientists at Stanford University nearly achieved Tesla’s dreams by creating a new method of wirelessly transmitting electricity to nearby moving objects. The technology works by sending electricity through wires which create an oscillating magnetic field. This field then […]

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  • The World’s Most Valuable AI Unicorn
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    SenseTime is an Artificial Intelligence startup based in China. The company researches and develops several practical AI services, including intelligent video analytics, identity verification, mobile internet, and autonomous vehicle tech, all of which make SenseTime China’s largest AI algorithm provider. Large international companies are looking to make strides in emerging AI technologies, and China hopes […]

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  • China’s AI News Anchor Isn’t Really AI
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    Last week, a government-owned Chinese news agency unveiled what they called the world’s first AI news anchor. The anchor, created by XinHua News, was modeled after a real news anchor who works for the agency. The anchor made its debut at the World Internet Conference. During its unveiling, it boasted about its ability to broadcast […]

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  • The Soyuz Rocket Failure and What It Means for Commercial Space Flight
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    On Thursday, October 11th, NASA’s Expedition 57 to the International Space Station failed to reach orbit due to an anomaly in the Soyuz rocket launch sequence. The two Flight Engineers onboard, American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, successfully aborted the launch and landed safely in Kazakhstan approximately 34 minutes after the malfunction. […]

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