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NASA space laser gets 622 Mbps

NASA space laser gets 622 Mbps

Google may be floating the internet in balloons, but NASA is firing lasers between the moon and Earth, setting a new record in communications as it hunts an alternative to traditional radio. The Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) uses a pulsed laser beam to achieve 622 Mbps between a spacecraft orbiting the the moon and an Earth station at New Mexico, and could open the door to more data-rich communications supporting 3D video and higher-resolution images.

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World View will send tourists to the edge of space via balloon

World View will send tourists to the edge of space via balloon

One of the only ways for you to get anywhere near space if you don't work for NASA is to buy a $250,000 ticket on Virgin Galactic. If you like the idea of traveling to the edge of space, but you want to do it for less than $250,000, a company called World View, which is a division of a private company called Paragon Space Development Corp. has a new plan to get passengers to the edge of space.

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Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

Alien: Isolation game places Ripley’s daughter alone in space

There's a video game being developed right this minute by Sega with a main character that, if you've never seen the Director's Cut of "Aliens", you might never have known existed. This character is the daughter of Ellen Ripley, a character that died (or so this one tiny scene suggests) while Ripley was floating home from her original Alien mission - not all that far from Prometheus. Here in a new game with a working title of Alien: Isolation, we're to take to a sparse universe not unlike that original film, doing so behind the eyes of the younger warrior.

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Star Citizen hands-on with 4K: rolling in space on pre-release

Star Citizen hands-on with 4K: rolling in space on pre-release

In what's essentially a very, very early build of Star Citizen here at NVIDIA's Montreal 2013 event, we've gotten the opportunity to get up-close and hands-on with the likes of 4K output. This game isn't out on the market yet - it's still rolling in funding cash, in fact, having just reached a $23 million dollar point this week. We've found this game rolling out on a massively powerful dual-card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titans, as it were) gaming build from Maingear - the same we saw yesterday kicking out the jams with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Here we're also seeing some fabulous NVIDIA-pushed next-generation development taking full effect as well.

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iStruct robot ape evolves upright as robo-spine research eyes space

iStruct robot ape evolves upright as robo-spine research eyes space

What took humans millions of years to achieve, Germany's robotic ape has done in moments, with a research project into artificial spines showing how a quadrupedal 'bot can evolve into a bipedal one. Three months ago, DFKI's iStruct robo-ape was wandering around on all-fours as engineers experimented with human-inspired skeletal systems for potential space exploration. Now, it's able to stand up and move around on two legs.

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Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

Portal short film “Survive!” filmed in YouTube Space

In Los Angeles, California, there's a film location called YouTube Space, one where users are able to rent the floor for free - just so long as the product heads to YouTube. Here we've got one of a wide variety of videos shot at this lovely location, presented here by Colin and Connor McGuire and centering in on the Valve video game series Portal. This story is part of a grand scheme which involves both the Portal video game and the tie-in comic "Portal 2: Lab Rat."

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NASA Juno spacecraft to streak past Earth on October 9

NASA Juno spacecraft to streak past Earth on October 9

Back in August of 2011, NASA launched a spacecraft called Juno on a mission to study Jupiter. With the vast distance between the Earth and Jupiter, NASA scientists had to devise a way to get the spacecraft up to an incredible rate of speed. To achieve the high velocity required scientists used the gravity of the Earth and the sun to slingshot Juno into space at speed ultimately at around 165,000 mph.

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star brings Tiny Tower to space for iOS and Android

Disney Mobile announced this weekend that it is collaborating with LucasArts and Nimblebit to create a new Star Wars-themed version of Tiny Tower, the multi-platinum 8-bit game for Android and iOS that lets you build little towers with little people while your real house crumbles under long-term neglect. The new game is called Tiny Death Star, and it represents the first time in history in which Darth Vader looks adorable and squeezable.

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