SpaceX explosion sees Facebooks African internet project go up in smoke

SpaceX explosion sees Facebooks African internet project go up in smoke

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Facebook CEO said he was ‘deeply disappointed’ in explosion of Falcon 9 rocket carrying satellite intended to provide internet coverage to parts of Africa   In October last year Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks CEO, proudly announced his first project to deliver internet from space. The post read: “As...

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China launches worlds first unhackable Quantum communications satellite

China launches worlds first unhackable Quantum communications satellite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China recently launched the world’s first quantum satellite, heralding in a new era of ultra-secure communications.   “The satellite is designed to establish ultra-secure quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground,” Xinhua, China’s state news agency, wrote after the equipment was...

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The solar system just got its own internet

The solar system just got its own internet

The vastness of space means that traditional internet technologies are unreliable so This month, NASA took a major step toward creating a Solar System Internet by establishing the first operational Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) service on the International Space Station (ISS). The new DTN service will help automate and improve the availability...

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Facebook Aquila takes to the skies to connect the rest of the world

Facebook Aquila takes to the skies to connect the rest of the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only half the world is connected, Facebook’s connecting the other half.   Facebook has achieved the first successful test flight of the Aquila drone, marking another notable milestone in the firm’s efforts to deliver internet access to 4 billion people worldwide who are still off...

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The future of jobs and education

The future of jobs and education

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and other Robo automation tools and technologies become increasingly proficient it is increasingly clear that more and more jobs will suffer the same fate – automation.   Life is a learning experience, or so they say. Broadly speaking educational activities can be split...

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Companies are starting to connect the next 4 billion people

Companies are starting to connect the next 4 billion people

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Connect another 4 billion people to the internet. Check. Disrupt the communications industry. Check.   Approximately 40% of the world is connected to the internet and of those who aren’t, many are offline for one major reason – connectivity is expensive.     If you think...

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Elon Musk wants his space internet venture to fund a city on Mars

Elon Musk wants his space internet venture to fund a city on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Musk needs to raise $10 Billion to fund his ambitious 2026 Mars flights as well as a Martian City, the profits from this project will help fund his Mars project   Elon Musk doesn’t only plan to bring the whole world online using a fleet...

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