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July 22, 2014

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July 21, 2014

Satellite Television, Internet Governance and Open Data This Week

The House will take up a satellite television bill this week and a subcommittee holds a hearing on three tech bills. Elsewhere in Washington, events on Internet governance, open data and broadband regulation are coming up.

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July 18, 2014

3D Printing in Space: There’s Much to Learn, Report Says

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This 3D printer creation by Joshua Harker, shown in Paris in November, was not printed in space. (Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Three-dimensional printing has been a hot topic lately, with Home Depot even starting to sell the machines in some stores and the National Institutes of Health maintaining an exchange for 3D printer files. What about using 3D printing in space? There are potential benefits, but we still don’t know the full scope of this technology, and its capabilities in the short-term have been exaggerated, says a new report by the National Research Council.

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July 14, 2014

Botnets, the Video Marketplace and Permanent Internet Tax Ban Bill This Week

This week, activity on the Hill includes hearings on botnets and the future of the video marketplace as well asĀ  House consideration of a permanent ban on taxing Internet access. Elsewhere in Washington, events on the IP transition, data analytics and Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference are on tap.

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July 2, 2014

NASA Launches Carbon Dioxode Measuring Satellite

As some of us were starting to wake up this morning, NASA launched a satellite designed to take measurements of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere in order to better understand the greenhouse gas.

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By Anne L. Kim Posted at 9:09 a.m.
R&D, Space

June 23, 2014

AT&T-DirecTV Merger, FCC Funding, Digital Health Care This Week

Hold onto your seats because a slew of events and congressional hearings and markups are slated for the next few days, including multiple subcommittee meetings on the proposed AT&T-DirectTV merger.

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June 16, 2014

Cybersecurity, Mobile-Device Theft, Digital Readiness in the Week Ahead

Lawmakers are expected to take up at least a couple science and tech-related bills and hold a hearing on net neutrality. Off the Hill, events on mobile-device theft prevention, cybersecurity and digital readiness are on tap.

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June 11, 2014

SpaceX Brings Crew Vehicle to D.C.

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(Anne L. Kim/CQ Roll Call)

Commercial launch company SpaceX brought its new seven-seat crew vehicle across the country from California this week for a show-and-tell of sorts with lawmakers, especially those who decide how much money to spend each year on a NASA program that helps develop private space capabilities.

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June 6, 2014

Lawmakers Duke It Out with NASA Over Telescope

When it comes to the science of telescopes, lawmakers seem to think they know better than NASA.

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June 4, 2014

Getting People to Mars Not ‘Viable’ Under Current Budget, NRC Says

NASA wants send humans to Mars, but the National Research Council says there isn’t a”viable” way to get to the Red Planet under the agency’s currently flat funding projections for human spaceflight.

NASA would have to boost the human spaceflight budget by 5 percent annually to “enable pathways with potentially viable mission rates,” according to the report. The trend for human spaceflight funding has been flat at about $8 billion annually in fiscal 2013 dollars.

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June 2, 2014

Health Datapalooza, SpaceX, Security Summit in the Week Ahead

Welcome back from a beautiful weekend. The Senate is in session, while the House is not. Events on security, space launches and health data are on tap.

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