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Robotics

Can Boston Dynamics’ Robots Spot And Stretch Make It Profitable?

Boston Dynamics has sparked the imaginations of the general public with its viral YouTube videos, but the company is now hoping to get the attention of paying customers. Initially, Boston Dynamics received a lot of its funding from the U.S. military and DARPA. Later, it was financed by big-name owners including Google, SoftBank and most […]

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Future

Can This $22 Billion Megaproject Make Nuclear Fusion Power A Reality?

Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars, and scientists are getting a lot closer to replicating it here on Earth. ITER, the $22 billion dollar international fusion megaproject in the south of France, is the most well-funded endeavor, paid for by the governments of its member nations. But VC’s and private […]

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Space

The Space Economy is About to Get a Lot Bigger

Bloomberg Quicktake explores the booming business and economy of Space. As space becomes more accessible to private enterprise, many companies are hoping to make it not just possible, but affordable to put objects into orbit. Now a startup called Astra is on the verge of launching rockets at a fraction of the cost to competitors, […]

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Hardware Interesting

Inside China’s Accelerating Bid for Chip Supremacy

Bloomberg Quicktake explains how the world is dependent on Taiwan for silicon semiconductors called chips, which give devices like iPhones their functionality. This reliance has the U.S. and China both racing for technological independence.

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Business Gaming

How Roblox Became A $30 Billion Company

More than half of the children in the United States play video games on Roblox. In fact, the massively popular gaming platform has grown so much during the coronavirus pandemic, the company’s valuation has skyrocketed from $4 billion in early 2020 to $30 billion in early 2021. What makes Roblox so popular?

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Future Space

Why SpaceX, Virgin, & Blue Origin Are Betting On Space Tourism

While terrestrial tourism has been hit hard due to the pandemic, entrepreneurs and visionaries have their eyes cast spaceward.  Space tourism has been, almost, nonexistent in the past, but Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin are looking to change that. However, accessibility to space tourism remains limited to the richest of the rich, with ticket […]

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