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As Satellite Business Continues to Boom, So Does Space Junk Problem

Andrew Rosenblum | Freelance

With OneWeb announcing a mega-constellation of some 2,000 satellites and SpaceX  planning another 4,500 to provide Internet service to remote regions around the globe, the business of satellite-delivered data continues to boom.

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The Factories of the Future Could Float in Space

Andrew Rosenblum | Popular Science

Orbital manufacturing is already paving the way for better solar panels, faster internet, cleaner computer chips, and lab-grown human hearts.

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How To Win Big Investing In The Space 2.0 Boom

Brandon Farwell | CASIS

Space 2.0 is upon us! But how should we think about operating and investing in it?

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Scientists Propose First Astrophysics Mission to the Moon

Tomasz  Nowakowski | Astro Watch Blog

A team of researchers led by Richard Miller of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has recently proposed a next-generation mission to the moon called the Lunar Occultation Explorer (LOX) which is now under review by NASA. If accepted by the agency, it will be the first dedicated astrophysics lunar mission.
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CNT-Modified CFRPs Offer the Possibility of Sensing Structures to the Aerospace Industry

Jerrold Wang |  Lux Research

Researchers at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), the University of Bristol’s Advanced Composite Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), and aerospace company Bombardier teamed up to develop a carbon nanotube-based material that is to replace the polymer sizing in carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) for aerospace applications.

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President Trump Plans to Monetize Space

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events

The Trump Administration is considering a bold and ambitious vision for the U.S. space program.

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The Private Sector Gives Critical Endorsement to NASA’s Deep Space Rocket

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) – an enormous rocket set to launch astronauts into deep space – got a crucial endorsement from the private sector.

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The Satellite Analytics Market

Nicholas Brown | SpaceKnow

There’s a new way for firms to analyse global economic developments and events, by viewing them from space. While satellite analytics have been available to governments for decades, high-resolution satellite imagery is fast becoming the last Cold War technology to be made widely available for commercial use.

Despite previous obstacles in efficiency, developments in

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Reduce, Reuse… Recycling in Space?

Grace Sweeney | Infocast Events

Going green is no longer just an Earth thing. The need for sustainability in space extends beyond the scope of picking up geospatial refuse. Soon, recycling will play a key role in stimulating and growing the extraterrestrial economy, by maximizing resource availability through converting mission waste into useful commodities. The staggering costs of re-supply missions require all resources on board be

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I Believe this New Digital Standard will Change the World

Perry R. Peterson | President & CEO | Digital Earth Thought Leader

Humanity’s ability to measure, monitor, and communicate over the vastness of the entire Earth is unprecedented. Trends point to ever growing volumes of rich data describing the planet. People, from scientist to citizens, expect this information in a form that can answer their pressing questions…instantly.

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Start-up NewSpace: What Entrepreneurs Should Know, Because (the Real) Mark Watney Needs You

Space Frontier Foundation

“The Martian” depicts a future most space-enthusiasts would drool over. But in reality, a future where humans make regular trips to other planets will require a lot of help from entrepreneurs, not just NASA. Fortunately, things are moving quickly.

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The Rapid Rise of the Space Investor and the Reinvention of NASA

Grace Sweeney | Infocast Events

Up until a few years ago, space largely fell within the realm of a few major aero defense groups and government agencies. No one in their right mind, save for a few individuals that fit the “eccentric billionaire” archetype would even consider making investments in this “space.” However, the tides have turned. 

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A Blockchain Q&A with Dell’s Shishir Vadhavkar

In this blog, we chat with Shishir Vadhavkar, Director Industry Solutions – Banking and Financial Services at Dell about IoT, the future of blockchain and more. Shishir will be speaking at the Blockchain World Congress this September in NYC.

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A New Generation of Big Names in Space – Here’s Who You Should be Watching

New players are entering the commercial space industry en masse, bringing much-needed fresh blood to an industry long dominated by incumbent aerospace primes and underfunded government agencies. Thanks largely in part to SpaceX, the industry is the midst of a major overhaul. New stakeholders with novel business ideas and trends toward commercialization are presenting incumbent aerospace companies with major challenges. As it stands, 2016 is poised to be the year that companies from the startups to big box retailers make major strides in space.

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New Study Unlocks Potential for Ultra-Lightweight and Flexible 3D-Printed Metallic Materials

Jeremy Thomas | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) engineers have achieved unprecedented scalability in 3D-printed architectures of arbitrary geometry, opening the door to super-strong, ultra-lightweight and flexible metallic materials for aerospace, the military and the automotive industry.

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Mentoring the Machines

Daniel O’Connor | TCT Magazine

As I was ushered into a private room in the Ritz Carlton in Berlin, resplendent with fruit platters, pastries, French press coffee, and premium bottled waters, the interview that I’d arranged with Autodesk’s Chief Technology Officer began to feel more like I was interviewing Jeff Bridges than Jeff Kowalski.

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Blockchain: Using Bitcoin’s Robust Architecture to Secure the Internet of Things

Isaac Brown | Lux Research

When we think of Bitcoin, we tend to think of clandestine marketplaces, along with the speculative frenzy and resulting disillusionment that took place a few years ago. What most people don’t think about is the fact that Bitcoin was built on an incredibly innovative set of technologies.

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A Closer Look at Blockchain for IoT

Isaac Brown | Lux Research

In our last article, we discussed the use of blockchain to improve the security and scalability of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments. Buzz around blockchain is picking up rapidly as innovators in every field apply the concept to different applications – while the value proposition for blockchain is strong for the IoT, there are unique challenges that will delay its implementation.

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Blockchain for Enterprise – Focus on KYC, AML, and Regulatory Compliance – Are We Calling it RegTech?

Nitin Gaur | Director at IBM Blockchain Labs

In this long overdue post, I would like to focus on KYC, AML, and regulatory compliance. When discussing the design of the transaction systems of the future, it is necessary to consider the existing systems as a reference point.

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Five Things Blockchain Must Get Right to Realize its Full and Transformative Potential (Full White Paper)

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Introduction: Heralding a New Era in Financial Services

In recent months, hardly a day has passed without news of further initiatives and investments in blockchain. With growing numbers of banks and other institutions now developing and trialing blockchain capabilities and applications in their innovation labs, venture capital funding is continuing to flow into blockchain start-ups around the world.

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Blockchain for Enterprise? Not so Fast!

Nitin Gaur | Director at IBM Blockchain Labs

This is a long overdue post, because I have been immersed in many workshops and client conversations around use case identification and identifying hurdles (both technical and political) for the adoption of blockchain in an enterprise. In this post I intend to outline the challenges around enterprise adoption of blockchain technologies.

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A Blockchain for the Enterprise – A Technical Perspective

Nitin Gaur | Director at IBM Blockchain Labs

This post is long overdue, but better late than never. In my last post I discussed facets of blockchain technology and their potential benefits to enterprises. In this post I would like to dig a bit deeper and discuss the technology fundamentals.

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Considering Blockchain for an Enterprise?

Nitin Gaur | Director at IBM Blockchain Labs

As I examine the facets of blockchain technology and their potential benefits to enterprise applications, I realize that the blockchain landscape is fragmented, with many innovative approaches in use to apply this

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How to Get Blockchain Tech on Data Regulators’ Radars

Steve Ehrlich | Spitzberg Partners

I do not envy data protection authorities (DPAs).

Although virtually everyone from the top leadership to the rank and file of these

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Crowd Funding for a Workshop, to Design “A City on Mars”

Nicholas McCay | Mars City Design

Los Angeles, CA – Imagine for a moment what it would take for not just one human to live on Mars, but an entire city of people. Now imagine how humanity even begins down the long journey of making that dream a reality. Designing Mars’ cities will be the first crucial step to creating a sustained human presence on the red planet.

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Blockchain – A Platform for Disintermediation

Nitin Gaur | Director at IBM Blockchain Labs

In this post, I would like to focus on an interesting emerging technology. Not only is this technology complex and difficult to understand, but it also is adding additional layers of complexity as it

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