For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil. Critical milestones are on the horizon for Boeing and SpaceX, the space agency's commercial crew partners: Flight tests of their spacecraft, including crewed missions, are planned for 2018.
Of the dozen or so apps demoed recently for Android and iPhones, the ones showing the most promise are furniture apps. From a catalog or a website, it's hard to tell whether a sofa or a bed will actually fit in your room. Even if it fits, will it be far enough from other pieces of furniture for someone to walk through?
Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a huge boost from the popularity of the Pokémon Go game. The game, launched in the United States in July last year, sent players into city streets, offices, parks and restaurants to search for colorful animated characters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday (Sept. 1, 2017) that the country that becomes the leader in developing artificial intelligence will be “the ruler of the world,” reports the Associated Press.
Imagine more than 600 days in space; that's 21 months cruising the cosmos, or close to two years without flush toilets or pizza. On Saturday, Astronaut Peggy Whitson touched down in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT alongside a fellow American and a Russian in their Soyuz capsule, wrapping up a record-breaking mission.
The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has teamed up with NASA and the SETI Institute to create a new series of space science badges. The program, called "Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts," features six new badges that align with NASA's space sciences: astrophysics, planetary science and heliophysics.
A few years ago 3D printing was supposed to be the next big thing, but progress has been slower than those in the industry had hoped. The cost of 3D printers has come down, but they’re not much more capable than they were when they cost thousands of dollars.
“The demand for educational video games, simulators and other game-based learning devices to learn STEM subjects is increasing because it encourages students to undergo live projects or real-time activities so that they can learn by experimenting.
"DJI has done everything right," said Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3DR, which had been the No. 2 drone maker but has transitioned into an aerial software company, helping companies precisely capture images and data. "They've innovated. They have globally branded and distributed, which is unusual for a Chinese company."
The company has created a data map of the human population by combining government census numbers with information it's obtained from space satellites, according to Janna Lewis, Facebook's head of strategic innovation partnerships and sourcing.