November 2013

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set their sights on space travel, moon mining

November 20th, 2013|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

SUMMARY Move over NASA, Silicon Valley is joining the space race. Entrepreneurs from the nation's high-tech hub are designing lunar landers, making plans to mine the moon and gearing up to blast off into commercial space flight. Thuy Vu of KQED reports on how private ventures and investors [...]

October 2013

NASA’s moon laser just blew your home Internet out of the water

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , |

In the nation's capital, the fastest residential Internet connection money can buy tops out at 75 Mbps. That's pretty zippy. But it doesn't compare to the 622 Mbps monster pipe that NASA just successfully tested over a distance of 239,000 miles. Unfortunately, to take advantage of those speeds, you'd have [...]