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Fitbit gains FDA authorization for its low-cost emergency ventilator

Fitbit gains FDA authorization for its low-cost emergency ventilator

Fitbit has an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Fitbit Flow emergency ventilator. The ventilator hardware is low-cost, and doesn’t require very much training or expertise to use, making it a good solution for deployment in scenarios where healthcare systems are overwhelmed by resource strain stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.The Fitbit ventilator is based on the , as well as specs provided by the U.K. government for ventilators to be used by hospitals in that country during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It’s an automated...

June 4, 2020
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SpaceX will have to demonstrate Starlink internet's low latency within the next month to qualify for up to $16B in federal funding

SpaceX will have to demonstrate Starlink internet's low latency within the next month to qualify for up to $16B in federal funding

SpaceX is in the process of building out its Starlink network of low-Earth orbit small satellites that will provide the backbone of a global, high-bandwidth, low-latency internet service — but there’s a clock running out in terms of at least one potential source of funding for it to recoup revenue from those efforts. The FCC requires that anyone participating in its $16 billion federal funding auction for rural broadband access demonstrate latency under 100 milliseconds, but anyone who hopes to qualify must meet that threshold within the next month.The FCC has issued a report (via) on the...

June 15, 2020
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First commercial Earth-to-moon communication relay satellite planned for 2023

First commercial Earth-to-moon communication relay satellite planned for 2023

Communications between Earth and the moon actually requires a huge amount of equipment under current circumstances. The transmission distance for any data sent from our large natural satellite and us here on Earth is 225,000 miles — which means a transmission signal requires significant power, and that translates to heavy, bulky transmission equipment to get the job done. In space, weight and bulk immediately translates to costs that ramp up fast.A new private venture by a new private space company called CommStar Space Communications could help defray that cost by installing a data relay...

June 16, 2020
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SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

SpaceX made history today, flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch, titled ‘Demo-2’, is for the final demonstration mission in the human rating process of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, meaning that once this mission is complete, the launch vehicle will finally be certified for operational use for regular transportation of people to space. This was the second attempt, after an initial launch try last Wednesday was scrubbed due to weather conditions.This is the first time ever that humans have been...

May 30, 2020
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Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Andy Moss is currently a Visiting Professor at NYU Tandon teaching entrepreneurship and innovation as well developing the COR Methodology, an active advisor/mentor to startups and business leaders, and is a former Microsoft executive.Connor Spelliscy is a blockchain researcher focused on policy and governance. He founded the and co-founded blockchain advocacy organizations in the U.S. and Canada.John Borthwick is the founder and CEO of , has been a leader and early-stage investor in New York technology for more than two decades and is leading the .Personal-symptom trackers, digital...

June 5, 2020
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NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX's first ever astronaut launch is a 'go'

NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX's first ever astronaut launch is a 'go'

NASA and SpaceX are closer than ever to a moment both have been preparing for since the beginning of the Commercial Crew program in 2010. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station, and both the agency and SpaceX announced today that they have officially passed the final flight readiness review, meaning everything is now a ‘go’ for launch.According to NASA Commercial Crew Program manager Kathy Leuders during a press conference on Monday, everything went well with...

May 25, 2020
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NASA astronauts successfully pilot SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft manually for the first time

NASA astronauts successfully pilot SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft manually for the first time

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley took over manual control of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday, shortly after the vehicle’s historic first launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Crew Dragon is designed to fly entirely autonomous throughout the full duration of its missions, including automated docking, de-orbit and landing procedures, but it has manual control systems in case anything should go wrong and the astronauts have to take over. This test is the first time the manual controls have been used in space, and is a key part of certifying Crew Dragon for regularly operational human...

May 30, 2020
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MIT's tiny artificial brain chip could bring supercomputer smarts to mobile devices

MIT's tiny artificial brain chip could bring supercomputer smarts to mobile devices

Researchers at that describes a new type of artificial brain synapse that offers performance improvements versus other existing versions, and which can be combined in volumes of tens of thousands on a chip that’s smaller physically than a single piece of confetti. The results could help create devices that can handle complex AI computing locally, while remaining small and power-efficient, and without having to connect to a data center.The research team created what are known as “memristors” — essentially simulated brain synapses created using silicon, but also using alloys of silver and...

June 8, 2020
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SpaceX signs testing agreement with US Army for use of Starlink network

SpaceX signs testing agreement with US Army for use of Starlink network

SpaceX has signed a new agreement with the U.S. Army that will see that defense service test SpaceX’s forthcoming Starlink satellite-based broadband network over the course of three years to evaluate its usefulness in serving their needs. The R&D agreement, as first reported by , is a fairly standard agreement ahead of any actual commercial procurement deal for the U.S. military.SpaceX’s Starlink network, which is still in development and which is set to go live for select customers in the U.S. and Canada later this year, according to the company, aims to provide low-latency, high-speed...

May 26, 2020
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Google acquires smart glasses company North, whose Focals 2.0 won't ship

Google acquires smart glasses company North, whose Focals 2.0 won't ship

Google confirmed today via that it has acquired Canadian smart glasses company North, which began life as human interface hardware startup Thalmic Labs in 2012. The company didn’t reveal any details about the acquisition, which was first reported to be happening by , last week. The blog post is authored by Google’s SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh, which cites North’s “strong technology foundation” as a key driver behind the deal.Osterloh also emphasizes Google’s existing work in building “ambient computing,” which is to say computing that fades into the background of a user’s...

June 30, 2020
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