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Many of the World's Top Tech Experts Want to Ban Super-Intelligent 'Autonomous Weapons'

Some of the world’s top scientists fear that we’re on the brink of unlocking the disturbing potential of artificial intelligence, and have called for a ban on autonomous weapons systems and “killer robots” that can select and assault targets without being directed by humans. 702 more words


Commercial Crew cuts in the FY2016 budget

If that title did not draw you in, how about this: Congress is favoring pork projects over maintaining and growing American human spaceflight (HSF) capabilities. The committee that allocates NASA’s budget appropriated the full amount request by the White House for fiscal year 2016, but screwed around with the line items to fit their own personal agendas, rather than what would be best for the country. 537 more words


Do Nice Guys Finish Last? Five Lessons From Apple, Tesla, And Volkswagen

What is the special sauce driving today’s most successful corporate leaders? So much has been written about the prickly personalities of the late Steve Jobs of Apple, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, and Ferdinand Piech, the former Volkswagen Chairman, that one might be left with the impression that unpleasantness is an essential ingredient to leadership success. 862 more words


SpaceX's Billion Dollar Round of Funding

Privately held companies that are worth $1 billion or more used to be a rare occurrence. As recently as January 2014 the Wall Street Journal was tracking only 42 such companies.  286 more words


Take Back the Sky is Headed to Dragon Con!

We are very pleased to announce that Take Back the Sky will be a part of Dragon Con 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia this September!

We’ll be taking part in a panel entitled “Fan Support: How Our Faves Survive” on Friday, September 4 at 2:30pm in the Chastain Ballroom (F-G) at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.   314 more words


What SpaceX's launch failure means for the private space industry

The faulty strut that failed mid-flight and doomed SpaceX’s June 28 mission to resupply the International Space Station could end up costing SpaceX “hundreds of millions” in lost revenues. 889 more words


Metal Brace Likely Cause of SpaceX Rocket Explosion

The last attempt to resupply the International Space Station ended when the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which was supposed to deliver the materials, exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere. 275 more words