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Mary Jones 2016-05-21
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

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TULSA, Okla. AP -- A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

It departed from northern California in the early hours of May 2 and landed at the airport southwest of Phoenix 16 hours later.

Last month, it flew from Hawaii to California.

The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.

Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.

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David Cox 2016-05-26
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

AP Photo/Noah Berger, File More

DAYTON, Ohio AP -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

The Solar Impulse 2's wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries.

The plane runs on stored energy at night.

The plane had a five-day trip from Japan to Hawaii The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.

Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.

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Lamont Shaw 2017-05-26
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p More details are leaking about Google co-founder Sergey Brin's secret quest to build a giant airship.

Bloomberg broke the news last month that Brin was working on a secret blimp project at Moffett Field.

Business Insider subsequently reported that Brin's company was called LTA Research & Exploration and that it has been leasing space from Google parent company Alphabet.

Now anonymous sources tell The Guardian that the ship is being personally funded by Brin at an estimated cost of over $100 million.

The blimp is expected to be massive in both scale and grandeur — something like 200 meters long.

But some say it would be among the biggest aircraft flying the skies today, and possibly the biggest.

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Lillian Barnwell 2016-06-24
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View photosMorePresident Barack Obama chats with guests after arriving on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2016.

AP Photo/George Nikitin

SAN JOSE, Calif. AP — President Barack Obama is encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs from more than 140 countries to connect their ideas with U.S. businesses.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit has become an annual event that tries to link entrepreneurs with investors from across the world.

Officials said the more the U.S. can help emerging economies, the more they become markets for American-made goods.

The White House is particularly trying to encourage women and minorities to become entrepreneurs.

Obama will also speak with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the summit for a segment aired on Facebook Live.

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Leon Bailey 2017-04-01
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The nine startups participating in Singularity University’s accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA.

Singularity University, founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, aims to make it more feasible for people to address hard science problems and those that require a global reach.

Collectively, Modern Meadow, Matternet and Getaround have raised $122 million of that total figure to bring people animal free leather, automated last-mile delivery and more convenient car rental.

Participating companies in the program received mentorship and support from corporations, researchers and the broader Singularity network.

Going forward, Singularity wants to engage with portfolio companies across a longer span of time than the existing eight week program.

Giggy explained that future programs could focus narrowly on the FDA approval process or raising a Series A.

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Timothy Guardado 2019-04-15
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In a series of experiments done back in 2014 aboard the International Space Station, 20 mice were exposed to conditions typically experienced by astronauts, including microgravity, radiation, confinement, increased carbon dioxide, and other factors that could potentially influence health and psychological well-being.

After a four-day journey to the ISS aboard an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon capsule, the mice spent between 17 and 37 days in space.

For mice, however, who don’t live much past three years, that duration represented an extended stay.

A key focus of the new study was to examine the behaviour of mice in space.

After returning to Earth, they appeared to be in good health, featuring body weights similar to those in the control group.

The researchers also reviewed the video, taking notes on the mice’s behaviour.

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Garland Marsella 2017-05-30
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The area's transformation happened gradually, over a period of more than 100 years.

Silicon Valley is an almost $3 trillion neighborhood thanks to companies like Apple, Google, and Tesla.

In the late 1800s, San Francisco's port helped make it a hub of the early telegraph and radio industries.

In 1939, the Ames Research Center was founded in the area, and it became home to the world's largest wind tunnel in 1949.

Also in 1939, William Hewlett and Dave Packard founded Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, which originally made oscilloscopes.

Then, during World War II, HP made radar and artillery technology.

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Mary Jones 2016-05-21
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

AP Photo/Noah Berger, File More

TULSA, Okla. AP -- A solar-powered airplane that landed in Oklahoma last week is headed to Ohio on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

It departed from northern California in the early hours of May 2 and landed at the airport southwest of Phoenix 16 hours later.

Last month, it flew from Hawaii to California.

The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.

Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.

Lamont Shaw 2017-05-26
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p More details are leaking about Google co-founder Sergey Brin's secret quest to build a giant airship.

Bloomberg broke the news last month that Brin was working on a secret blimp project at Moffett Field.

Business Insider subsequently reported that Brin's company was called LTA Research & Exploration and that it has been leasing space from Google parent company Alphabet.

Now anonymous sources tell The Guardian that the ship is being personally funded by Brin at an estimated cost of over $100 million.

The blimp is expected to be massive in both scale and grandeur — something like 200 meters long.

But some say it would be among the biggest aircraft flying the skies today, and possibly the biggest.

Leon Bailey 2017-04-01
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The nine startups participating in Singularity University’s accelerator program presented this afternoon at Moffett Federal Airfield just outside Mountain View, CA.

Singularity University, founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, aims to make it more feasible for people to address hard science problems and those that require a global reach.

Collectively, Modern Meadow, Matternet and Getaround have raised $122 million of that total figure to bring people animal free leather, automated last-mile delivery and more convenient car rental.

Participating companies in the program received mentorship and support from corporations, researchers and the broader Singularity network.

Going forward, Singularity wants to engage with portfolio companies across a longer span of time than the existing eight week program.

Giggy explained that future programs could focus narrowly on the FDA approval process or raising a Series A.

Garland Marsella 2017-05-30
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The area's transformation happened gradually, over a period of more than 100 years.

Silicon Valley is an almost $3 trillion neighborhood thanks to companies like Apple, Google, and Tesla.

In the late 1800s, San Francisco's port helped make it a hub of the early telegraph and radio industries.

In 1939, the Ames Research Center was founded in the area, and it became home to the world's largest wind tunnel in 1949.

Also in 1939, William Hewlett and Dave Packard founded Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, which originally made oscilloscopes.

Then, during World War II, HP made radar and artillery technology.

David Cox 2016-05-26
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FILE - In this April 23, 2016 file photo, Solar Impulse 2 lands at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., completing the leg of its journey from Hawaii in its attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

AP Photo/Noah Berger, File More

DAYTON, Ohio AP -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

The Solar Impulse 2's wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries.

The plane runs on stored energy at night.

The plane had a five-day trip from Japan to Hawaii The crew was forced to stay in Oahu, Hawaii, for nine months after the plane's battery system sustained heat damage on its trip from Japan.

Project officials say the layovers give the two Swiss pilots — Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg — a chance to swap places and engage with local communities along the way so they can explain the project, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million.

Lillian Barnwell 2016-06-24
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View photosMorePresident Barack Obama chats with guests after arriving on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. President Obama will speak at the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit tomorrow, Friday, June 24, 2016.

AP Photo/George Nikitin

SAN JOSE, Calif. AP — President Barack Obama is encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs from more than 140 countries to connect their ideas with U.S. businesses.

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit has become an annual event that tries to link entrepreneurs with investors from across the world.

Officials said the more the U.S. can help emerging economies, the more they become markets for American-made goods.

The White House is particularly trying to encourage women and minorities to become entrepreneurs.

Obama will also speak with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the summit for a segment aired on Facebook Live.

Timothy Guardado 2019-04-15
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In a series of experiments done back in 2014 aboard the International Space Station, 20 mice were exposed to conditions typically experienced by astronauts, including microgravity, radiation, confinement, increased carbon dioxide, and other factors that could potentially influence health and psychological well-being.

After a four-day journey to the ISS aboard an uncrewed SpaceX Dragon capsule, the mice spent between 17 and 37 days in space.

For mice, however, who don’t live much past three years, that duration represented an extended stay.

A key focus of the new study was to examine the behaviour of mice in space.

After returning to Earth, they appeared to be in good health, featuring body weights similar to those in the control group.

The researchers also reviewed the video, taking notes on the mice’s behaviour.