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Oct 12, 2020

Remote tribe says SpaceX Starlink “catapulted” them into 21st century

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Starlink’s limited beta hooked up a reservation in rural Washington state.

Oct 12, 2020

The Coming Internet: Secure, Decentralized and Immersive

Posted by in categories: computing, disruptive technology, electronics, information science, internet, open access, supercomputing

The blockchain revolution, online gaming and virtual reality are powerful new technologies that promise to change our online experience. After summarizing advances in these hot technologies, we use the collective intelligence of our TechCast Experts to forecast the coming Internet that is likely to emerge from their application.

Here’s what learned:

Security May Arrive About 2027 We found a sharp division of opinion, with roughly half of our experts thinking there is little or no chance that the Internet would become secure — and the other half thinks there is about a 60% probability that blockchain and quantum cryptography will solve the problem at about 2027. After noting the success of Gilder’s previous forecasts, we tend to accept those who agree with Gilder.

Decentralization Likely About 2028–2030 We find some consensus around a 60% Probability and Most Likely Year About 2028–2030. The critical technologies are thought to focus on blockchain, but quantum, AI, biometrics and the Internet of things (IoT) also thought to offer localizing capabilities.

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Oct 11, 2020

Elon Musk Shares New Starship Details | SpaceX in the News

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, space travel

SpaceX in the News Episode 115. Today we catch up on all the latest Starship and Super Heavy updates. Go over recent Dragon news. Talk Starlink and other upcoming missions, and finish with today’s Honorable Mention.

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Oct 11, 2020

The Most Sensitive Optical Receivers Yet for for Laser-Beam Based Space Communications

Posted by in categories: internet, space

Communications in space demand the most sensitive receivers possible for maximum reach, while also requiring high bit-rate operations. A novel concept for laser-beam based communications, using an almost noiseless optical preamplifier in the receiver, was recently demonstrated by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

In a new paper published in the scientific journal Nature: Light Science & Applications, a team of researchers describes a free-space optical transmission system relying on an optical amplifier that, in principle, does not add any excess noise — in contrast to all other preexisting optical amplifiers, referred to as phase-sensitive amplifiers (PSAs).

The researchers’ new concept demonstrates an unprecedented receiver sensitivity of just one photon-per-information bit at a data rate of 10 gigabits per second.

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Oct 11, 2020

What Elon Musk’s 42,000 Satellites Could Do To Earth

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

What Elon Musk’s 42,000 Starlink satellites could do for — and to — earth.

Oct 10, 2020

Elon Musk Is Providing Internet To Wildfire Towns To Help Firefighters

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has given emergency responders in Washington access to its Starlink satellites to help fight fires.

Through the satellite-based internet constellation Starlink, SpaceX plans to provide broadband internet across the globe and enable connectivity to billions of people who may not have reliable internet access.

SpaceX has already launched hundreds of satellites into orbit, though the firefighters’ use of the network is the first early application of the internet service to be disclosed.

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Oct 9, 2020

Space internet is ready for people to start using it, Elon Musk says

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

The private space firm hopes to eventually launch tens of thousands of Starlink satellites to create a constellation capable of beaming high-speed broadband down to 99 per cent of the inhabited world.

“Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US and hopefully southern Canada,” Musk tweeted following the launch.

“Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval.”

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Oct 9, 2020

Why Is Now A Good Time to Talk about 6G?

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What is 6G? Why do we need it? And why should we consider it before we even have 5G? We will answer these questions in this article with the insights from leading companies such as Samsung and Ericsson.

Oct 8, 2020

Native American Tribe Gets Early Access to SpaceX’s Starlink and Says It’s Fast

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‘It seemed like out of nowhere SpaceX just came up and catapulted us into the 21st century,’ says a leader of the Hoh tribe, which is based in a remote area of Washington state.

Oct 7, 2020

Blastoff! SpaceX’s Starlink megaconstellation gets new batch of satellites

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 6, 2020. The private spaceflight company has now launched well over 700 of these internet-providing satellites into orbit. [SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites and lands rocket at sea](https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-12-internet-satellites-launch)

Credit: SpaceX

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