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[UPDATE] DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 Breaks All Records with Speeds of Mach 20

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If it’s speed you’re looking for, look no further. The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (Falcon HTV-2) is undergoing a second test flight today that will achieve Mach 20 speeds (13,000 mph). Launching out of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California atop a three-stage Minotaur IV Lite rocket, this unmanned craft is bound on a [&hellip

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Weekly Wrap-Up (8/1/11): iPhone 5 Rumors, Android Malware, Patent Litigation, and More…

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I’ll try to make this as short as possible, cause there’s a lot of news, and I think you’d probably just rather me get to the point. Starting out in the week Google sealed a deal with IBM to purchase in excess of 1000 patents dealing with things that you wouldn’t expect Google to need [&hellip

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Solar Powered Spacecraft Juno starts a 5 year Journey to Jupiter

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An unmanned solar powered craft atop an Atlas 5 rocket has taken to the skies today on a long 5 year mission to Jupiter. The rocket left the earth at 12:25 pm EST after an hour long delay due to a helium leak that was quickly fixed. This will be the first time a solar [&hellip

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iRobot Reports Growth: Humans better watch out!

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iRobot is the company that is probably most famous for that circular vacuum that terrorizes your dogs & cats. Nevertheless, their involvement does not remain in the household, but extends to government and industry related robotic needs. Q2 2011 financial results show a 11 percent growth in revenue to $108.1 million as compared to $97.8 [&hellip

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Monitor Your Sleep with the Somnus Sleep Shirt

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New startup Nyx Devices is pioneering a new form of sleep diagnostics using an electronic shirt. Developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Somnus sleep shirt uses embedded sensors to monitor the users breathing while asleep. It uses a small chip which processes sleep data and in turn can determine phases of sleep, i.e. [&hellip

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