Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600 satellites

August 18, 2015 by  
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Facebook isn’t the only corporation with its eyes on the prize of universal Internet access . Samsung recently published an R&D report , which proposes the creation of a global network of thousands of microsatellites that can transmit information at speeds up to one terabyte per second. Though perhaps most famous for its consumer electronics, Samsung is involved in other areas of innovation, from medical technology to automated drones weaponry. With its newly published report, the South Korea-based conglomerate takes one step into the stratosphere and towards greater global internet access. Read the rest of Samsung wants to blanket the entire planet with internet using 4,600 satellites

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TED 2010: Sylvia Earle Gets Her Wish – Mission Blue Launches To Create Marine Preserves

February 12, 2010 by  
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When you wish upon a star…especially one that lives in a marine preserve like this one at Moss Beach, California. Photo via John-Morgan n 2009, Sylvia Earle – a TED Prize winner – made a wish: “I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.” This year, she’s getting it.

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The Week in Pictures: Killer Whale vs. Jaws, Bottled Amazon River Water, Rat Poison in Paradise, and More (Slideshow)

February 12, 2010 by  
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From the news that Amazon River water is being stolen and bottled abroad to a recent documentary that shows a killer whale taking on a great white shark, a lot happened the week in green. A rather unfortunate-looking but aptly-named blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is threatened with extinction, Xie Yan, the China Country Program Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, estimates that fewer than 50 South China Tigers are left in the wild, and Lord Howe Island, 800 miles off the coast of Sydney, will soon be darkened as helicopters pour 42 tons of rat poisoning over the tiny island paradise. Find out what else happened …

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