Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Future of Optical Technology


Telescopes could dramatically shrink in the future with a gen-after-next technology called SPIDER. A thin, scalable array of tiny lenslets piece together visual information like a jigsaw puzzle—a science called interferometry—and will eliminate all the bulk of traditional telescopes. Lighter instruments that are faster to build mean cheaper launches, multi-mission spacecraft and even benefits down here on Earth

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The Falcon has landed


On December 21, 2015, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 delivered 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit and landed the first stage of the rocket back on land

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The Best of 2015: #ProjectGarages


From open-source robots to real-life hoverboards, #ProjectGarages featured game-changing tech across the globe

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