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August 27, 2012
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The latest satellite would be the size of a coffee cup, and would be powered by a smartphone.

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Worldwide Smartphone Use Projected To Jump 25% in 2014

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TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — New research from eMarketer projects that world monthly ownership of smartphones should reach $1.76 billion this year up by 25% from 2013. Almost one quarter of the world population will use smartphones this year and just under one third will be using a smart phone by 2017. The United States remains the second largest smartphone market in the world after China. Total current use in the U.S. is 163.9 million smartphone owners. By 2015, eMarketer projects that 15 countries will have more than half to their populations adopting smartphones. This worldwide embrace of technology will have a significant influence on media usage, eCommerce and marketing. Video provided by TheStreet
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United Kingdom Announces Space Port Locations

United Kingdom Announces Space Port Locations

Buzz60 (July 16, 2014) — The UK is throwing their hats into the ring in the new space commercialism by announcing prospective locations for a space port. Like airports for space where cargo, satellites and people could be transported into the final frontier. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains. Video provided by Buzz60
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Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise

Tiny Satellites, Like The One Tossed From ISS, On The Rise

Newsy (Aug. 18, 2014) — The Chasqui I, hand-delivered into orbit by a Russian cosmonaut, is one of hundreds of small satellites set to go up in the next few years. Video provided by Newsy
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Solar Glass Water Heaters Warm North Koreans

Solar Glass Water Heaters Warm North Koreans

AP (Apr. 29, 2014) — A cheap and low-tech renewable energy source is finally making daily life in North Korea bearable. Treated glass tubes harness solar energy to warm homes and heat water for kitchens and bathrooms. (April 29) Video provided by AP
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