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Mirantis: the world needs another OpenStack distribution and here it is

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>So how many OpenStack distributions does the world really need? Apparently one more, at least according to Mirantis. The …

European Space Agency aims to perfect 3D printing of metal parts within five years

Like NASA, the European Space Agency is actively pursuing 3D-printed metal components for use in spacecraft, planes, and even nuclear fusion applications. The ESA has unveiled printed parts made from metal that it says can withstand temperatures of up to 3500 degrees Celsius, far beyond the limits …

After 6 years, Anki launches slot car game with artificial intelligence

Anki was born six years ago from frustration with the failures of robotics. The company’s founders were robot experts at Carnegie Mellon University, and they saw that most artificial intelligence applications came from the government and industrial sectors. But few robot applications succeed in …

The Much-Hyped 3D Printer Market Is Entering A New Growth Phase, Says Gartner

3D printing remains a nascent market, despite high levels of hype around the technology’s potential — such as, most recently, news that astronauts will be using a 3D printer in space next year. The hype may be a little overblown but there’s no doubting the technology’s trajectory. Enter analyst …

Heads up! 'Space Ferrari' set to fall back to Earth

A European gravity-mapping satellite will soon go out in a blaze of glory, which could be coming to an ocean or field (and hopefully nowhere else) near you.<p>The European Space Agency and gravity are about to make it rain... pieces of a sporty-looking spacecraft all over the atmosphere and perhaps …

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NASA's Voyager 1 Mission Far From Over

NASA’s recent announcement that its venerable Voyager 1 spacecraft had made humankind’s first historic leap into interstellar space might seem like a great way to end its hugely successful decades-old mission.<p>But, in reality, the spacecraft likely has more than ten years of life remaining.<p>That is, …