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How Google can make Cuba's web truly worldwide

Netflix made headlines earlier this month when it became the first major streaming service to launch in Cuba following the diplomatic rapprochement with the US. Apple drew similar attention shortly after, when it was revealed that the company… 781 more words

March 3 - Moon Madness

Today’s factismal: 3753 Cruithne does not orbit the Earth.

Of late, there have been a lot of blog posts (even, sadly, on supposedly “science… 879 more words


Facebook, Google compete to connect the entire world

BARCELONA, Spain – Sci-fi solutions or making friends one at a time? Google and Facebook want more people online, searching around and clicking on ads. And they are finding new ways to make it happen – from selling smartphone data plans, to using solar-powered drone aircraft as floating cell towers to partnering with telecom providers in the developing world to get people hooked on apps. 546 more words


US military satellite suffers “catastrophic event”


Linked Report is by Matthew Sparkes

10:39AM GMT 02 Mar 2015

A US military satellite exploded after detecting an unexplained “sudden spike in temperature”, sending dozens of chunks of debris tumbling into different orbits around Earth. 156 more words


Human exploration of space: a controversial debate (Part 2)

For part 1, click here.

A second key contentious point is the role of private companies and national governments in space. The drive for space exploration was mostly led by governmental agencies since the very beginning, and currently a “virtual government space monopoly” exists.  1,281 more words