Elon Musk spent $1 billion developing SpaceX's reusable rockets — here's how fast he might recoup it all
These marvels of engineering typically become trash soon after launch, either by sinking into an ocean or crashing into a desert. It's a big reason why sending anything to space requires unfathomable of
The company is focusing on its core mission: asteroid mining Space startup Planetary Resources is killing its nascent Earth observation system, Ceres, opting to focus on its core mission of asteroid mining.
Tianzhou 1 is expected to be China's most prolific spacecraft. At 7:41 p.m. local time, the Tianzhou 1 robotic cargo ship blasted off on a Long March 7 rocket from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on Island.
Bay Area biotechnology company Bolt Threads is offering the first glimpse of its futuristic fibers with the debut of a necktie made entirely from lab-produced “spider silk.” Founded in 2009, Bolt Threads
For the first time in more than six years, both chambers of Congress passed a bill that approves funding for NASA and gives the space agency new mandates. The NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017
Lithium-ion battery-cell chemistry is currently dominant in electric cars, not to mention consumer electronics and other fields. But what seems to be an army of researchers thinks it can be improved. includes
Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX announced Monday that it plans to launch two paying customers around the moon in late 2018. How hard will that be to accomplish, exactly? Gravity makes it possible
Hollywood loves a good story, and what better story is there than a story about someone facing the struggles of trying to succeed in business? From scrappy underdogs trying to succeed against powerful,
The session was set up by Spotify, but it wasn't part of a traditional contest or lottery. The set-up was part of a larger plan Spotify has to help artists use data to identify their most passionate fans.
Remember the memory crystals in the "Superman" movies? Well, something similar is already a reality here on Earth. Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures
Backblaze offers a great cloud backup service for $5 a month, but you might not know it’s one of few large companies that refuses to use “enterprise grade” hard drives in its datacenters — instead opting
(CNN) — President Barack Obama called Tuesday for a halt to any new construction or militarization of Asia's oceans and reaffirmed the U.S. right to operate freely in international areas. Speaking at close
Satellite imagery from ImageSat International shows two batteries of eight surface-to-air-missile launchers as well as a radar system on Woody Island, part of the Paracel Island chain in the South China
In the last months of World War Two, Nazi Germany tested an experimental fighter more spaceship than aircraft. Only now are we realising how inspired it was. BBC Future looks at the Horten Ho 229, one
Releasing GM mosquitoes in Brazil has seen populations of infectious insects fall by 90 per cent Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes should be released into countries affected by zika to bring
The audio app inches towards a proper streaming service. It's no secret that SoundCloud is aiming to roll out its audio streaming service this year, and the company is laying the groundwork with new features.
In 2015, private-intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, published its Decade Forecast, in which it projects the next 10 years of global political and economic developments. While international
One way to define the sunniest place is to ask which spot gets the most continuous hours of sun. If that is what you want, you might be surprised to find it is not the sunshine state of Florida you should
Project Skybender is experimenting with millimeter-wave radio transmissions. Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to The Guardian. It's called Project
Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the
It is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and may be the next public health emergency. 5 Minute Read Scary new viruses emerge abruptly in our modern world, provoking stark headlines and demands for
The world's biggest advertising company spent a whopping $4 billion with Google last year — and $1 billion with Facebook
Speaking with Business Insider at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell listed the growing amounts the company has been spending on behalf of its with