If we want to travel to and live on other worlds, asteroids may provide the right resources for life in deep space. Watch More Space Crafts! | https://bit.ly/2w0YKD1 Read More: NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2017-149 “Psyche, NASA's Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved up one year with launch in the summer of 2022, and with a planned arrival at the main belt asteroid in 2026 -- four years earlier than the original timeline.” Asteroid Mining Might Just Work—If Only We Can Land on the Dang Things https://gizmodo.com/asteroid-mining-might-just-work-if-only-we-can-land-on-1823778581 “Companies are in the earliest stages of developing ways to mine asteroids for resources usable for space colonization. Spacecraft meant to study and take advantage of asteroid resources up close will have to survive the environments of their utterly unearthly hosts.” Asteroids | NASA https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodies/asteroids/in-depth/ “Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Space Crafts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerSpaceCrafts/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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In the face of resource scarcity here on Earth, in the future we may obtain raw materials from the asteroids. This is the second film in my "Resources from Space" series. You can watch the other webepisodes here: "Space-Based Solar Power": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJcev0Jq3Ig "Mining the Moon": http://youtu.be/n9EMcyfGMDA "Beyond Sustainability" (prequel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4kssrosHY "The Making of Resources from Space ": http://youtu.be/rjzO9-hF9Oc You can read more about resources from space, and access images from the videos, at: http://www.explainingthefuture.com/resources_from_space.html
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This video is sponsored by JLCPCB.com On this episode of Smart Robots Review, NASA Robotics Engineer AJ Nick talks about and holds Q&A about the RASSOR (pronounced "Razor") Robot. Thank to NASA for providing the video of RASSOR used on this episode and AJ Nick for answering my endless list of questions. Original NASA Rassor Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=48&v=cRLnAeL3wdU If you enjoyed this content please consider supporting us anywhere you can: 1) Sharing the video with your friends and family and don't forget to click the LIKE and SUBSCRIBE buttons! 2) Join the show fan club for exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/SmartRobotsReview OR https://www.makersupport.com/SmartRobotsReview 3) You can further support this channel by using the link below when purchasing anything at all from Amazon: on Amazon.com (U.S.): http://amzn.to/2Extqms on Amazon.co.uk (U.K.): http://amzn.to/2FptNLy or at Amazon.ca (Canada): http://amzn.to/2FrBykq 4) Purchase anything using the link below from GEARBEST.com: https://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_603425.html?lkid=12165952 You can find Smart Robots Review on: YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/smartrobotsreview Web: http://smartrobotsreview.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/SmartRobotsRev Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SmartRobotsReview Email: [email protected]gmail.com This video was filmed on Panasonic G85 4K DSLR Camera: (U.S.A. link only) http://amzn.to/2o09s9x (U.K. link only) http://amzn.to/2gpLws3 (Canada): http://amzn.to/2xROSdi This VIDEO was EDITED using Adobe Premiere PRO CC on a PC. DISCLAIMER: This description contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase anything from the product links, I may receive a small commission. This help support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Thanks to Audible for supporting PBSDS. To start your free 30 day trial and receive a free audiobook visit https://www.audible.com/spacetime or text spacetime to 500 500! The days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched, Asteroids. You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t-shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Previous Episode: The Black Hole Information Paradox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XkHBmE-N34 The richest person in modern history, was John Davison Rockefeller, His net worth was three times greater than that of our richest tech billionaires, inflation adjusted. And the source of that fortune? Timely exploitation of a vast, then-untapped natural resource: oil. Well, the days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched, is effectively inexhaustible, and has a dollar value large enough to disrupt entire economies. That resource? Asteroids, and the precious materials they contain. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson predicts that the world’s first trillionaire will be an asteroid miner. The Rockefellers of the 21st century may be less like the internet and tech moguls of the 20th century and more like the old-school oil barons of the 19th century. Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Drew Rosen and Matt O'Dowd Graphics by Grayson Blackmon Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow and Linda Huang Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Special thanks to our Patreon Big Bang, Quasar and Hypernova Supporters: Big Bang CoolAsCats David Nicklas Anton Lifshits Joey Redner Fabrice Eap Quasar Tambe Barsbay Mayank M. Mehrota Mars Yentur Mark Rosenthal Dean Fuqua Roman Pinchuk ColeslawPurdie Vinnie Falco Hypernova Donal Botkin Edmund Fokschaner Matthew O’Connor Eugene Lawson Barry Hatfield Martha Hunt Joseph Salomone Chuck Zegar Craig Peterson Jordan Young Ratfeast John Hofmann Thanks to our Patreon Gamma Ray Burst Supporters: James Hughes Fabian Olesen Kris Fernet Jane Meyers James Flowers Greg Allen Denys Ivanov Nick Virtue Alexey Eromenko Nicholas Rose Scott Gossett Mark Vasile Patrick Murray Sultan Alkhulaifi Alex Seto Michal-Peanut Karmi Erik Stein Kevin Warne JJ Bagnell Avi Goldfinger John Pettit Florian Stinglmayr Benoit Pagé-Guitard Nathan Leniz Brandon Labonte David Crane Greg Weiss Shannan Catalano Brandon Cook Malte Ubl
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The Japanese space agency, JAXA, has become the first country to land two rovers on an asteroid. But these rovers, called Rover1A and Rover1B, aren't your ordinary rovers that explore a new world by driving on it. These rovers hop. And they will hop all over asteroid Ryugu for science. ------------------------------------------------------ Tech Insider tells you all you need to know about tech: gadgets, how-to's, gaming, science, digital culture, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai TI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TI on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tech_insider/ TI on Twitter: https://twitter.com/techinsider INSIDER on Snapchat: https://insder.co/2KJLtVo ------------------------------------------------------ Following is the transcript of the video: Japan has landed two hopping robots onto asteroid Ryugu as part of the Hayabusa2 mission. It's Japan's second mission to an asteroid, where it plans to return some samples of Ryugu to Earth by the early 2020s. So that scientists can study the samples with more sophisticated instruments and hopefuly uncover some of the biggest scientific mysteries of all. Following is a transcript of the video. On September 21, Japan’s space agency made history. It became the first country to land not one, but two rovers onto an asteroid. Already, the unmanned rovers have sent back the first images while on the surface. And no, so far it’s looking like there are no alien cities on its surface. But this mission, called Hayabusa2, could ultimately help solve one of the grandest scientific mysteries of all: Where did life on Earth come from? Scientists have been studying asteroids for years. NASA, for example, landed its N.E.A.R Shoemaker spacecraft on asteroid Eros in 2001. But its Japan’s space agency that is the first to deploy a pair of rovers to explore an asteroid’s surface. Japan launched the Hayabusa2 mission in December, 2014. So, it has already been about 3.5 years in the making. The spacecraft rendezvoused with its target in June 2018. Snapping a series of pictures that revealed the asteroid’s shape. The asteroid of choice was 162173 Ryugu, or Ryugu for short. In Japanese it refers to a magical, underwater Dragon Palace. Now, the asteroid flies through space, around the sun ever 16 months. Conveniently between the orbits of Earth and Mars. Making it an ideal target for the mission. Which, if all goes according to plan, will return a sample of the asteroid to Earth by the early 2020s. As the spacecraft flew closer to the asteroid’s surface, it prepared to deploy its first two unmanned rovers. But these guys aren’t your typical space rover. They’re slightly bigger than the size of a large iPhone. Measuring just 7 by 18 centimeters. And they won’t be driving around on the asteroid’s surface. They’ll be hopping. Yup, you heard that right. Hopping. Japan designed the rovers with a spinning cylinder inside that gives it the power to hop about a few meters at a time. This reduces the risk of getting stuck on the rocky, uneven surface. But it doesn’t come without it’s own risk. Asteroids are relatively small and therefore have a weak gravitational pull. And even by asteroid standards, Ryugu is tiny. It’s less than a kilometer across, making it no larger than a few city blocks. So, if the rovers hop too high, they could potentially go flying off into space. But so far, the mission looks good. The rovers have already achieved their first hop. Now, this may be the first time Japan has landed on an asteroid but it won’t be the last. These two rovers are just the first of four that Japan aims to land on Ryugu. The other two rovers are scheduled to land within the next year. In the process, Japan hopes to collect and return a sample of Ryugu to Earth. So that scientists can study it in more detail, looking for traces of water and organic material. If it turns out that asteroids like Ryugu contain similar material that we see on Earth it would be strong evidence for the idea that life on Earth first came from an asteroids billions of years ago. But this is a mystery that we can only answer if we study asteroids directly.
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Asteroid mining will be a major engine for future economic growth, says author and entrepreneur Steven Kotler. His latest book is Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact (http://goo.gl/eLjsSX). Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/steven-kotler-on-asteroid-mining Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript - We had the idea that we could mine asteroids for over a hundred years. Late 1800s is when we first started thinking about this in the first place. And today we have I think it’s three or four different asteroid mining companies. It’s no longer an idea. We actually have companies that are actively pursuing this. And we also have really serious economic reasons for pursuing this, right. A lot of the metals, rare earth metals that we need to make all of our electronic gear are very scarce on Earth and totally plentiful in space. Gold, platinum – platinum is a fantastic conductor. We don’t build technology around it very much because all the platinum on Earth would essentially fit into the back of a flatbed truck, right. There’s a very limited supply. It is everywhere in space. So if you look at the history of the world it’s always been the search for resources that has opened up new frontiers. It’s been the economic driver that has opened up new frontiers. Well that economic driver is there in space. And you have to think about it this way. If you go back 20 years ago, right, when Shell discovered the first North Sea oil deposit. It was beneath 5,000 feet of water, 10,000 feet of rock and they had to operate in this very cold, very hostile, very far away environment robotically to get at oil. It was resource extraction. North Sea oil platforms are very, very expensive but we learned. Shell was willing to take a very, very expensive bet to operate robotically in a very hostile distant far and away environment to get at resources, right. The same budget sort of applies to asteroid mining and it’s the same exact situation. It is a very far away, very remote robotically extracted resource if we’re mining asteroids. So we’ve done this before. We’ve been down this exact road and for the first time in history we have the technology, right. We’ve already been in three different missions already. Two out of NASA and one out of Japan that have caught up to asteroids, right. We even had one that Hayabusa probe scratched the surface and brought back some dust. It’s low grade first step mining, right. So we already have proof of concept. We know it can be done. We know where the resources are out there. And there are companies pursuing it. Will it happen in the next 20-25 years? The next 10 years? The next 20-25 or the next 50 years? I don’t know. If you talk to the people running the companies they’ll put a 10 to 20 year time horizon on it. I think it’s a little farther out. But again we’re going to see it sometime in the next 50 years. And you have to understand what this means. You know they did a study where they looked at the amount of gold contained in just a typical middle of the road asteroid, not even like a metallic asteroid. Just a typical middle of middle of the road one and it was double what Fort Knox held at the height of Fort Knox, right. So there’s enough gold in one asteroid to kind of devalue every currency market on Earth. So that’s what’s coming and it’s really, really interesting, right. It sounds like this crazy science fiction technology but it’s going to have real world economic impact on this planet within the century. And so we have to kind of be prepared for it at the same time that we’re thinking about it’s still science fiction.
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A robotic mission will rendezvous with a target asteroid (referenced as '2008 EV5' in the video) and collect a boulder for later study. The spacecraft will also be used as an 'enhanced gravity tractor' that will slightly change the asteroid's trajectory. Later, a crewed mission will dock to the robotic mission to collect samples of the boulder. Credit: NASA
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The European Space Agency (ESA) has several lunar missions in the works, all aimed at extracting the moon's natural resources to help get humans deeper into space. We also take a look at a brand-new 20-story parking garage that parks your car for you, and the ethics of gene-editing human embryos and cloning mentally ill monkeys. Subscribe to CNET: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV CNET playlists: https://www.youtube.com/user/CNETTV/playlists Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm
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The Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) is a candidate mission currently undergoing preliminary design work. Launched in October 2020, AIM would travel to a binary asteroid system – the paired Didymos asteroids, which will come a comparatively close 11 million km to Earth in 2022. The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 170 m moon, informally called ‘Didymoon’. This smaller body is AIM’s focus: the spacecraft would perform high-resolution visual, thermal and radar mapping of the moon to build detailed maps of its surface and interior structure. The main AIM spacecraft is planned to carry at least three smaller spacecraft – the Mascot-2 asteroid lander, being provided by DLR (Mascot-1 is already flying on JAXA’s Hayabusa-2), as well as two or more CubeSats. AIM would test optical communications and inter-satellite links in deep space, essential technology for future exploration. If approved, AIM would also be Europe’s contribution to the larger Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment mission: AIDA. In late 2022, the NASA-led part of AIDA will arrive: the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, probe will approach the binary system – then crash straight into the asteroid moon at about 6 km/s. AIM is intended to be watching closely as DART hits Didymoon. In the aftermath, it will perform detailed before-and-after comparisons on the structure of the body itself, as well as its orbit, to characterise DART’s kinetic impact and its consequences. This video is also available in the following languages: French: https://youtu.be/8GjVhBQsISc German: https://youtu.be/Sht_Kmaf5sU Spanish: https://youtu.be/KpmuzduOjhE Credits: ESA/ScienceOffice.org
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There are some scientists who believe that an asteroid only 150-ft wide could contain up to 130 BILLION dollars worth of platinum-group metals! Looks like asteroid mining might be the future of space exploration. Companies like Planetary Resources have already assembled mission profiles to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. What do you think? Is asteroid mining crazy, or are these people just ahead of the curve? Let us know in the comments! -------------------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Fw:Thinking: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fwthinking For the audio podcast, blog and more, visit the Fw:Thinking website: http://www.fwthinking.com Fw:Thinking on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fwthinking Jonathan Stickland on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jonstrickland Fw:Thinking on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FWThinking01 Fw:Thinking on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108500616405453822675/
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Onwards and upwards! 2000 people apply for jobs building asteroid-mining robots http://www.space.com/15686-asteroid-mining-jobs-planetary-resources.html Space X prepares first private trip to the International Space Station (Watch Online May 19th) http://www.space.com/15672-spacex-dragon-capsule-mission-events.html The Space Economy infographic http://infographiclabs.com/news/the-space-economy/ List of Space Agencies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_agenciesyou NASA's Orion http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/mpcv/ The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) http://www.isa.ir/ The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) http://www.sansa.org.za/ Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) http://www.jaxa.jp/ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) http://www.isro.org/ For more news, check out Rocketboom's website at: http://rocketboom.com See also: Keghan Hurst http://keghan.com Rocketboom on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rocketboom Rocketboom on Facebook: http://facebook.com/rocketboom **Update May 20, 2014: This video will be removed from YouTube in the near future. Would you like to host a copy on your channel? Soon, Rocketboom will be starting anew and all archives from 2004 through 2013 will be deleted. If this is an episode you would like to see remain free and openly available to the public, we'll consider sending you a free copy to host on your YouTube channel with a simple agreement. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.
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Private investors stake money on robotic rockets to mine near Earth asteroids for rare minerals and water. Project to start by 2014 to identify asteroids with signs of the presence of minerals. (April 24) Subscribe to the Associated Press: http://bit.ly/APYouTube Download AP Mobile: http://www.ap.org/mobile/ Associated Press on Facebook: http://apne.ws/c7lQTV Associated Press on Twitter: http://apne.ws/bTquhb Associated Press on Google+: http://bit.ly/zuTKBL
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Episode 4 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://testtube.com/podcast Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 In June 2015, asteroid UW-158 came within 2 kilometers of Earth with an estimated $5 trillion (with a "t") worth of platinum buried within its core. + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: Why Do We Want To Capture An Asteroid?: https://youtu.be/DFUu3brOpSw?list=PLwwOk5fvpuuL2J7skzC2usTOj2fmZqSbC + + + + + + + + Sources: Watch Live As A Platinum Asteroid Worth Trillions Of Dollars Flies Past Earth: http://www.iflscience.com/space/watch-live-platinum-asteroid-worth-trillions-dollars-flies-past-earth “Asteroid UW-158 is set to wizz past Earth today, carrying an estimated five trillion dollars in platinum. Spectroscopic analysis has revealed the composition of the asteroid, and made it a prime target for future asteroid-mining missions." First detailed images of rare asteroid to pass close by Earth on 19 July: http://astronomynow.com/2015/07/19/first-detailed-images-of-rare-asteroid-to-pass-close-by-earth-on-19-july/ “Asteroid 436724 (2011 UW158) was discovered on 25 October 2011 by Pan-STARRS 1 at Haleakala. It is 300 by 600 metres in size with a fast rotational period of 37 minutes, orbiting the Sun every 2.06 years. " Goldstone-GBT Radar Images of 2011 UW158: http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/2011UW158/2011UW158_planning.html “Delay-Doppler images of 2011 UW158 obtained on July 18, 2015 using DSS-14 to transmit and GBT to receive. Resolution is 7.5 m x 5 Hz. Range increases down and Doppler frequency increases to the right. The images span a little more than 1 rotation of the object. It rotates once every 36 minutes." Planetary Resources & 3D Systems Reveal First Ever 3D Printed Object From Asteroid Metals: http://www.planetaryresources.com/2016/01/planetary-resources-and-3d-systems-reveal-first-ever-3d-printed-object-from-asteroid-metals/ “The future of space colonization and industrialization can now be visualized. Planetary Resources, in collaboration with our partner 3D Systems, have developed the first ever direct metal print from asteroid metals." Analysis: Should Space Miners Target the Moon, or Asteroids?: http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a11864/should-space-miners-target-the-moon-or-asteroids-analysis-8534419/ “Last week, a new company called Planetary Resources announced that it was starting a private venture to mine asteroids. The mission, backed by billionaires such as Google's Larry Page, plans to send robots to procure heavy metals and water from space rocks." + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube + + + + + + + +
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Episode 3 of 5 Check us out on iTunes! http://testtube.com/podcast Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 In 2013 NASA introduced an asteroid-capture mission called ARM (Asteroid Redirect Mission) which would bring an asteroid to moon's orbit by the year 2025. + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: The Plan To Protect Earth Against Asteroids (Or Lack Thereof): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVZHeZp5gIo&list=PLwwOk5fvpuuL2J7skzC2usTOj2fmZqSbC&index=2 + + + + + + + + Sources: The Evolution Of NASA’s Ambitious Asteroid-Capture Mission: http://www.space.com/28963-nasa-asteroid-capture-mission-history.html “NASA's ambitious asteroid-capture mission has changed a lot since the agency officially announced its existence less than two years ago. The original plan, which was revealed in April 2013, called for dragging an intact small space rock into orbit around the moon, where it would be visited by astronauts, perhaps as early as 2021." Animation Of Proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission Video: http://www.space.com/20601-animation-of-proposed-asteroid-retrieval-mission-video.html “NASA's 2014 budget poposes a mission to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and bring it into a stable lunar orbit where astronauts can visit and explore it, a 'stepping stone' to future missions to farther asteroids." Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study: http://spaceref.com/commercial-space/asteroid-retrieval-feasibility-study.html “This report describes the results of a study sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) to investigate the feasibility of identifying, robotically capturing, and returning an entire Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) to the vicinity of the Earth by the middle of the next decade." NASA Aims To Land On, Capture Asteroids Within Next 15 Years: https://www.rt.com/usa/158784-nasa-asteroid-landing-mining/ “NASA researchers are at work developing a plan that not only hopes to physically place astronauts on an asteroid for the first time, but also to wrangle a space object and place it in the orbit of the Earth’s moon." Meet The Team At Planetary Resources: http://www.planetaryresources.com/company/#company-intro “Our stellar team of colleagues, advisors, investors and customers are bringing value to global markets today, while impacting humanity’s economic footprint in the Solar System." Asteroid Mining Company’s 1st Satellite Launches From Space Station: http://www.space.com/29975-asteroid-mining-planetary-resources-satellite-launch.html “A private spaceflight company took one small step for asteroid mining this week with the launch of its first spacecraft to test technology that may one day help tap into the riches of the solar system." + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube + + + + + + + +
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Introduction video of Team ASTRA's asteroid mining project, SSP10, International Space University in Strasbourg, France
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In the coming decades, both companies and governments may return to the Moon in search of future raw materials and energy supplies. This is the third video in my "Resources from Space" series. The first two episodes, plus a prequel and making-of video, are here: "Space-Based Solar Power": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJcev0Jq3Ig "Asteroid Mining": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erF17yO9VsE "Beyond Sustainability": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H4kssrosHY "The Making of Resources from Space ": http://youtu.be/rjzO9-hF9Oc You can read about resources from space, and access images from the videos, at: http://www.explainingthefuture.com/resources_from_space.html And finally, here are some links to things mentioned in the video: Google Lunar XPRIZE: http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/ NASA Lunar CATALYST Programme: http://www.nasa.gov/lunarcatalyst/#.U3XmSoFdV8E Russian lunar plans: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2602291/We-coming-Moon-FOREVER-Russia-sets-plans-conquer-colonise-space-including-permanent-manned-moon-base.html
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First 1,000 people can learn anything with Skillshare for 2 months for 99 cents; http://skl.sh/reallifelore9 Check out Skillshare's video here! http://bit.ly/2F39Ygu Get the RealLifeLore book here: http://amzn.to/2ieJLyN Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTO Music is by Brandon Maahs. Check out his website and music by clicking this link: http://www.brandonmaahs.com/audio-reel Animations courtesy of Josh Sherrington of Heliosphere: https://www.youtube.com/c/heliosphere Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealLifeLore/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLifeLore1 Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/RealLifeLore/ Subreddit is moderated by Oliver Bourdouxhe Special thanks to my Patrons: Danny Clemens, Adam Kelly, Sarah Hughes, Greg Parham, Owen, Donna Videos explaining things. Mostly over topics like history, geography, economics and science. We believe that the world is a wonderfully fascinating place, and you can find wonder anywhere you look. That is what our videos attempt to convey. Currently, I try my best to release one video every week. Bear with me :) Sources and further reading: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/theres-big-money-made-asteroid-mining/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSIRIS-REx https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-prepares-to-launch-first-us-asteroid-sample-return-mission https://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/15308/Asteroid-Mining-Who-Wants-to-be-a-Trillionaire.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_mining http://www.asterank.com/
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Asteroid mining is a new frontier that has the potential for trillions of dollars worth of profit. There are also many scientific mission planned and underway. Song: Gruve - Give us Money Links: Virgin Galactic's involvement: http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2012/07/11/asteroid-mining-startup-planetary-resources-teams-with-virgin-galactic/ Stories on asteroid mining: http://dailymaverick.co.za/article/2012-06-22-space-the-mining-frontier http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47964218/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.T_6xnvUs91w Like us on Facebook at Cosmic History: https://www.facebook.com/cosmichistory.com.au
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You care about the future of our planet. You traded in your gas-guzzling SUV for a Prius and your Keurig for a Coffee Maker -- and if enough of us do that, we’ll save the Earth, right? Well, we are dangerously close to collapsing our own ecosystem and we are running out of time. In this persuasive talk, James Orsulak argues that the only way to really make a difference is to look up. James Orsulak serves as the Director of Business Development at Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company that has embarked on the world’s first commercial deep space exploration. The company focuses on technologies such as rocket propellant, water for life support functions, and construction materials sourced from asteroids. Previously, James spent a decade developing industrial-scale fueling stations on Earth. He is an avid gardener who lives in Denver with his amazing wife, 2-year-old twins and a rambunctious Goldendoodle named Waffles. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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A big thanks to all current and future patrons who are helping fund this science and filmmaking outreach via Patreon: http://bit.ly/2Sfmkph Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untamedscience/ Recently, a company made of billionaires (including Google execs and James Cameron), have decided its going to be a good idea to mine asteroids for their precious metals and water. What? Haley gives a quick overview of what's going on. If you want 52 Things to start on right now to improve your filmmaking and photography - we have videos on them all here: http://www.untamedscience.com/blog/52things/ Our GEAR ------------ Main DSLR : https://amzn.to/2Sho2qc Second Camera : http://amzn.to/2B9HInR Main Lens - http://amzn.to/2BaEXTk The Adventure Camera Bag : http://amzn.to/2B8WYRH The Macro Lens - http://amzn.to/2hHUhxW Telephoto Lens - http://amzn.to/2za1FJV Our Mega Wide Lens - http://amzn.to/2z9KtnS Our BEST On-camera Mic - http://amzn.to/2hGuSVt The Drone - http://amzn.to/2z84Bqc My Moving Timelapse setup - https://amzn.to/2SeCZcJ GoPro HERO 7 - https://amzn.to/2ShoPHG Our Filmmaking Book!!! - http://amzn.to/2zV88LS Our Music: https://goo.gl/roSjb7 The full video setup: https://kit.com/UntamedScience (By buying through these links you help us support the channel) On Social -------------- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untamedscience/ (Jonas @behindthescience) Twitter: https://twitter.com/untamedscience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/untamedscience Website: http://www.untamedscience.com YouTube: http://bit.ly/2EDk6vO (for most of my work) Jonas and I are creating a whole series of how-to-filmmaking videos to get you started. Here is the first video: http://bit.ly/2AcYvHJ and our book: http://amzn.to/2zV88LS My main science YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2EDk6vO Help us create amazing, world reaching content by translating and transcribing videos on our channel: http://bit.ly/2Crnjgu
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Moon Asteroid Mining: What It Means for the Economy? SpaceX Falcon Heavy could make it a reality How Asteroid Mining will save Earth? Why we don’t How Valuable is Asteroid Mining? MINING IN SPACE: What It Means for the Economy? The pros, the cons, the challenges, the scope, and the economy! The mining of celestial bodies and the research, as well as the use of space resources, has gone from science fiction to a palpable reality, considering the near-Earth asteroids as candidates for the first mining incursions outside of our planet. There are already initiatives on an international scale that address these future activities seriously and rigorously. President Obama signed the so-called “Space Law,” approved by the US Congress whose latest title allows companies in the country to exploit space mining and the appropriation of asteroids and other “space resources.” The concept of “space mining” began to develop. Its latest title allows companies in the country to exploit space mining and the appropriation of asteroids and other “space resources” by private individuals and companies if they get the technology to move and exploit the bodies rich in minerals such as platinum, gold, iron or water. the rocky bodies that orbit the Earth or accumulate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. In this video, Engineering Today will discuss about Mining in Space. How valuable is Asteroid Mining? Does Asteroid Mining Will Revolutionize Our Future Economy? Lets get started RACE TOWARDS THE ASTEROIDS There are many companies interested in asteroids such as Deep Space Industries, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Mars One, Bigelow Aerospace, etc. The Blue Origin aerospace company owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is building a rocket called the New Glenn. The SpaceX firm, founded and run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, is carrying out cargo missions to the International Space Station with its recyclable Falcon 9 Dragon rocket and has plans for the future beyond the orbit land. It is estimated that some asteroids could contain all. Bernstein's Wall Street research firm says a large asteroid called 16 Psyche There are about 12,000 asteroids that pass each year close to the earth,10% of them than on the Moon. Yet, the fever for the conquest of asteroids is as strong as ever. SPACE FUEL But all the interest that asteroids awaken does not end solely on the economic question. future human settlements on Mars. backup systems in space at a much lower cost than carrying them from Earth. It is also expected that asteroids will help us reach the red planet. A trip to Mars would be much cheaper and more efficient if you could get some of the fuel along the way. And that is where the asteroids and the Moon intervene. The moon fell into our clutches in 1969. ASTEROIDS AND THE MOON, IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE he Moon presents an abundance of the Helium-3 isotope. In this context, NASA has raised the idea of sharing with American companies. With reasonable budgets, it will be possible to send missions to inhabit the Moon in a decade. It is clear that both the Moon and the asteroids are objects of mining in space and there are several countries and a few companies focused on the exploration and use of extraterrestrial resources. Delving a bit into history, space mining American specialists possibilities of mining on the Moon. SPACE MINING AND THE ECONOMY Could the asteroids become a future source of resources? Some companies are already starting to get on the bandwagon of space mining, opening the door to great possibilities but also immense challenges. There are two things you should know about asteroids The only clear thing, for now, is that it will take decades to know if those who invest today in space mining are visionaries or just crazy. The solar system At least 18,000 of them or the Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) approach us less than 1.3 times the distance to the sun. And there are many NEAs left to discover. asteroid 20 meter in diameter. No asteroid detection program saw it coming. Space agencies do not devote more and more resources to watch the sky in vain. But the asteroids, in addition to distrust and scientific curiosity, Chris Lewicki, director of Planetary Resources, one of the companies that have space mining as one of their central objectives even mentioned that in principle, you could do anything with the metals that you extract from the asteroids. As he sees it, the universe is your mining factory. Hence, the economic implications of space mining are immense satellites like the Moon and planets like Mars. space to sustain future life on Earth. we will inhabit the Moon and Mars, we will be hovering other planets of the Solar system, and we will extract the minerals of the asteroids. The first Earthman might even be born on a space base.
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The future is bright for those of you who want to be asteroid miners! You might soon get your chance! Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Patrick Merrithew, Will and Sonja Marple, Thomas J., Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters, charles george, Kathy & Tim Philip, Tim Curwick, Bader AlGhamdi, Justin Lentz, Patrick D. Ashmore, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Benny, Fatima Iqbal, Accalia Elementia, Kyle Anderson, and Philippe von Bergen. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://deepspaceindustries.com/first-commercial-interplanetary-mission/ http://www.space.com/33714-nasa-deep-space-habitat-designs.html http://www.techinsider.io/spacex-rocket-cargo-price-by-weight-2016-6 https://deepspaceindustries.com/mining/ http://www.nasa.gov/feature/nextstep-partnerships-develop-ground-prototypes/ Relevant Images: Prospector-1 infographic (Credit: Deep Space Industries): http://deepspaceindustries.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/DSI_Prospector1_Infographic_Sm.png Asteroids (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech): https://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717841main_pia16610-43_946-710.jpg Lockheed Martin deep space habitat concept (Credit: Lockheed Martin): https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/lockheed-martin-nextstep-2-concept-artwork.jpg Sierra Nevada concept (Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.): http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/nextstep-2_snc_win.jpg Mars (Credit: NASA): http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/mars/20160421/PIA00407-16.jpg
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It's been said that a single asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in precious rare metals. Will we ever reach out and mine these space rocks? How hard could it be? Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: http://www.universetoday.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Follow us on Tumblr: http://universetoday.tumblr.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universetoday Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+universetoday/ Instagram - http://instagram.com/universetoday Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain Jason Harmer - @jasoncharmer Susie Murph - @susiemmurph Brian Koberlein - @briankoberlein Chad Weber - [email protected] Kevin Gill - @kevinmgill Created by: Fraser Cain and Jason Harmer Edited by: Chad Weber Music: Left Spine Down - “X-Ray” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcoZNrSveE&feature=youtu.be Here on Earth, precious metals like gold and silver are getting harder to find. Geologists are developing more elaborate ways to get at the veins of precious metals beneath the surface of the Earth. And for the truly rare metals, like platinum and iridium, forget about it. All the platinum ever mined in the history of the world would fit inside my basement, and it’s not that big of a basement. There are asteroids out there, just floating past us, taunting us, containing mountains of precious minerals. There are iron-nickel asteroids made entirely of metal. Comets of water, dirt and organic materials, everything you’d need to make an orbital farm. Just a single 30-meter asteroid, like the recently discovered 2012 DA14, is worth $20 trillion dollars. Now, if you could just somehow get to it. Mining here on Earth is hard enough, but actually harvesting material from asteroids in the Solar System sounds almost impossible. But almost impossible, is still possible. With enough ingenuity and a few breakthroughs in spaceflight and robotics, plus some convenient hand waving for the sake of storytelling and there could be a future of asteroid mining ahead of us. If there are mineral rich asteroids that contain a large amount of precious elements, it just might be cost effective to deliver those elements back to Earth. $20 trillion dollars sure would help buy that space elevator you wanted for sci-fi Christmas. If we had Robotic harvesters extract the gold, platinum and iridium off the surface of the space rock and they could send return capsules to Earth. It would make even more sense to keep this stuff in space. Future spacecraft will need rocket fuel, hydrogen and oxygen, conveniently contained in water. If you could mine water ice off a comet or asteroid, you could create fuel depots across the Solar System. Miners could extract and concentrate other materials needed for spaceflight and return them to Earth orbit. There could eventually be an orbiting collection of everything you need to survive in space, all gathered together and conveniently located … in space. You might be surprised to know that getting to a nearby asteroid would require less energy than traveling to the Moon. Asteroids actually make better refueling stations than the Moon, and could serve as a waypoint to the other planets. There are a few companies working to mine asteroids right now. Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries have both developed plans for robotic missions to find asteroid targets, analyze them up close, and even return samples to Earth for study. Within a few decades, they should have identified some ideal candidate asteroids for mining, and we get on with the work of mining with Solar System to support our further exploration. Perhaps then we’ll become a true spacefaring civilization, or just get conquered by an uprising of our sentient robotic miner drones. So, will this ever happen? Will we eventually mine asteroids to send material back to Earth and support the exploration of space? Who knows. Business and industry are drivers of innovation. If there’s profit to be made, somebody will figure out how to do it. What do you think? Do you envision a future career as an asteroid miner? Can we all be like Bruce Willis? Tell us in the comments below. Thanks for watching! Never miss an episode by clicking subscribe. Our Patreon community is the reason these shows happen. We’d like to thank: From Quarks to Quasars Dark Matter is the New Black and the rest of the members who support us in making great space and astronomy content.
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Moon Mining: As the US grants it's first space mining bill, this report examines how lunar mining might change the world Humanity's Furthest Outpost: Voyager Leaves The Solar System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drha6oqO6SA For more cutting edge science reports visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlGSlkijht5iXbPX7d_oTP47c9C3kArQ0 Subscribe to Journeyman for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=68654&bid=2 40 years since man last walked on the surface of the moon, scientists are developing lunar mining technologies that could be responsible for the first lunar colony, and the next leap in space exploration. "When President H. W. Bush mentioned, 'Let's go back to the moon, but this time to stay', I said, 'This is it. This is my job'", says Professor Leonhard Bernold. Now he is leading research at the University of New South Wales into how man can mine, build and live on the moon, all by using moon materials as the primary resource. Is this the beginning of a new "space economy"? ABC Australia, Catalyst - Ref 6455 Journeyman Pictures brings you highlights from the cutting-edge science series, ‘Catalyst’, produced by our long-term content partners at ABC Australia. Every day we’ll upload a new episode that takes you to the heart of the most intriguing and relevant science-related stories of the day, transforming your perspective of the issues shaping our world.
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A documentary on weather collecting resources from space is worth while and how it could be done. This is part of a playlist and it is advised that you watch the whole playlist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRJIlBeFoUo&feature=&p=BB806ACDD9004443&index=0&playnext=1
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Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometres from Earth on Wednesday after a 3½-year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4724233 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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General Electric plans to hire 300 people at its Technology Center in Suburban Detroit... Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources may need developers and engineers... and state governments are trying to lure people away from traditional tech hubs. These stories and more on the DiceTV Job Minute.
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The colonization of space has only just begun. Numerous parties have great ambitions to explore outer space for tourism, transportation and raw materials. It’s a race, and slowly but surely it’s becoming clear that there is a need for clear rules concerning the entering and use of this space. Space lawyer Frans von der Dunk is currently one of the few people in the world who is trying to shed some light on this. On a sunny morning in 1889, hundreds of covered wagons were ready to start a race. Under the motto ‘first come, first served’, settlers could claim their own piece of land. This Oklahoma Run got completely out of control. Today, we're on the eve of a new colonization: this time it’s outer space. The new space race is about the claims that can be made: to space itself and to the various planets and asteroids. Up till now, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty was the starting point for ‘space law’, but it’s completely outdated. The massive and irreversible space race which is about to start is crying out for a new legislation that’s clear to all parties involved. Frans von der Dunk, professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska, has written the first manual for outer space. He hopes his book will become the first real standard work for the new space legislation. VPRO Backlight traveled with space lawyer Frans von der Dunk for a month. Also with: Buzz Aldrin (the second man on the Moon) and Peter Marquez (former Space Policy advisor) Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight December 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Kees Brouwer Research: Halil Özpamuk Producer: Jeroen Beumer Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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As a conceptual design artist for the Mars One Project and asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries, Bryan Versteeg uses 3d design software to bring visions of our future in space to life. OOOOjOOOO student reporter Yamini Priya Mathi, from the International Institute of Information Technology in Nuzvid, India, is interested in animation herself, and caught up with Bryan at the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference last year to ask his advice on how younger students can develop animation skills. Check it out! OOOOjOOOO is for people who think space is awesome and want to be a part of Making Space Happen. Join us at www.oooojoooo.com, and get some cool space stuff in your FB feed by liking us on www.facebook.com/oooojoooo.
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Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Michio Kaku: People often ask me the question, “In the era of AI what jobs and what skills will I need?” Well, first of all let’s take a look at the first era of space exploration the 1960s. There was a crash program back then to miniaturize the transistor. That’s why our astronauts like John Glenn, they’re short people. They were tiny people. The Russian astronauts, they’re also very tiny because they have to fit inside the nose cone of a missile, and we scientists were given the mission to miniaturize transistors as far as possible. Now, as a consequence of that, we have what is called the Internet age today. All the goodies you see in your living room, all the telecommunication wonders of the Internet were in part a consequence of this mass drive to miniaturize transistors, because we were in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Now, as we enter the second golden era there’s going to be yet another crash program to miniaturize computers even more. This means transistors made out of molecules, quantum computers, a whole new era of computation. So there could be yet another golden age of computer technology emerging because of the emphasis placed on going to Mars with the cheapest, lightest possible object, and this means even more computer power. Then the other question is: “Well, what are the jobs that are going to be there in the future?” Well, first of all I tell people that semiskilled work will be with us for many decades to come, including garbage men, sanitation workers, plumbers, policemen, gardeners, construction workers. You see, robots cannot pick up garbage. Robots cannot design a garden. Robots cannot solve a crime. We forget that robots are very bad at pattern recognition! Robots cannot fix your toilet, and they probably won’t be able to for many decades to come. In fact the Pentagon even sponsored the DARPA Challenge to create a Fukushima robot. Their job was to take our skills of today and build a robot that could clean up Fukushima. This means A, driving a car, B, getting out of the car, C, sweeping the floor, turning a valve and doing some simple maintenance work that a five-year-old kid could do. Well, the results are on the Internet. You can download them and they’re hilarious. You see many robots falling over with the inability to get up because they’re like an upside down turtle; they‘re simply stuck on the floor. We have a long ways to go before we master pattern recognition at the level of a plumber, at the level of a gardener. The job to avoid in the future, however, are the middleman jobs, for example, brokers and low-level tellers and accountants. For example, today when you go to a stockbroker you no longer buy stock. Now you may say to yourself, “That’s stupid, everybody knows when you go to a stockbroker you buy stock, I mean what else are you going to buy?” Well, no. You don’t buy stock when you go to a stockbroker. You can buy stock on your wristwatch so why bother to go to a stockbroker? Because you want something that stockbrokers provide that robots cannot. And that is intellectual capital. That means experience, know how, savvy, innovation, talent, leadership—none of which computers and robots can provide. So the large explosion of jobs in the future will be jobs that robots cannot do, i.e. Jobs involving pattern recognition and jobs involving common sense, as well as middlemen jobs that involve intellectual capital, creativity—products of the mind. Those are the jobs which are still going to flourish in the future. As Tony Blair of England likes to say, England derives more revenue today from rock ‘n’ roll than it does with the coal mining industry. And why is that? Because coal mining represents commodity capital. Commodity capital, yes we’ll have it for decades, centuries to come, but it falls in price every year. Agriculture, for example: today you had breakfast that the king of England could not have had a hundred years ago. Think of what you had for breakfast: Delicacies from around the world, almost for free. That’s because agriculture being a commodity drops in price because of better containerization, mass production, shipping, better cultural methods and things like that. So this means that jobs that are intellectual rather than are commodity related will flourish in the future.
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Robot developed for mining for "Mars & Moon and Space Rocks" by NASA.............. After decades of designing and operating robots full of scientific gear to study other worlds, NASA is working on a prototype that leaves the delicate instruments at home in exchange for a sturdy pair of diggers and the reliability and strength to work all day, every day for years.
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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. NASA scientist Philip T. Metzger explores possibilities for space mining -- which he believes may be a practical, affordable, realistic way to access a vast supply of much-needed energy, water and mineral resources within a surprisingly short time-frame. Philip Metzger is a senior research physicist / planetary scientist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where he co-founded and leads the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Laboratory, part of the KSC Swamp Works. He performs research into the physics of soil and ice on solar system bodies, and he leads projects to develop space mining robotics, space resource utilization methods, lunar and martian landing pads, and other planetary surface technologies. He leads the Agency's work in rocket blast effects for human-class missions. He has participated in architecture studies for the Lunar Architecture Team, the Mars Architecture Team and the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group. He co-founded NASA's biannual Workshop on Granular Materials in Solar System Exploration and is a founding member of the ASCE Technical Committee for Regolith Operations, Mobility and Robotics. He received the astronaut's Silver Snoopy award in 2010 and was selected as the Kennedy Space Center's NASA Scientist/Engineer of the Year for 2011. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Breakingviews: SpaceX flameout News TUBE Dan and Vince review the biggest stories of 2012. From the Mars Rover to the Higgs Boson to fantastic inventions. Watch this retrospective to make sure you ... Space News: Sierra Nevada has protested NASA's decision to choose Boeing and SpaceX for the next commercial astronaut delivery system to the ISS, and ... Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: Entrepreneur Elon Musk is the co-founder of PayPal. He is currently chairman of Solar... June 17th 2014 ... Last April I released a video in which I made some educated guesses on just how SpaceX plans on sending humans to mars: ... Onwards and upwards! 2000 people apply for jobs building asteroid-mining robots /15686-asteroid-mining-jobs-planetary-resources.html ...
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BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley are developing shape-shifting robots for space exploration. "It will be ridiculously inexpensive compared to the current rovers," says Alice Agogino, a mechanical engineering professor at UC Berkeley. "We hope it will be more robust, will be faster, and will be able to handle more complicated terrains. Also known as a six-bar tensegrity structure, these spherical-shaped robots roll along surfaces by shifting their center of gravity. "They have either compressive elements that are rods, or they have elastic elements, which are kind of like rubber bands," Agogino says. "And, they shift their shape by pulling on the elastic elements and making them longer or shorter allowing them to take on a range of different shapes and thus, change of gravity. One of the shape-shifting shapes that we're interested in is for them to be flat. So that in storage, in a rover, or in a spacecraft, they can be flat and then they can spring open and then be launched." Agogino says their target mission is either the moon or Titan, which one of Saturn's moons. In addition to space exploration, researchers are also finding ways to use these robots on earth. "We're also exploring applications where in fact the aircraft itself might be a tensegrity structure that can fly through the air, drop on the ground, and actually conduct some kind of search and rescue, or, delivery of emergency supplies," Agogino explains. Although the first robot prototype was built with Legos, the latest version has been upgraded with aluminum rods and 3-D printed parts. ------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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RESTRICTIONS: NONE For story suggestions please contact [email protected] A California startup plans to mine asteroids for profit. The company from Silicon Valley, Deep Space Industries, recently announced that it plans on launching a precursor mission in 2017 and will commence its first mission by 2020. The company wants to mine asteroids for water, carbon and other elements, precious metals, and even in-space building materials. It will begin with extracting water. Deep Space Industries plans on sending a small spacecraft named Prospector-1 to low-Earth orbit on an experimental mission. The Prospector-1 weighs 50 kilograms when fueled and was designed to be cost effective. Once the initial campaign is complete, Prospector-1 will hitch a ride on low-Earth orbit then point towards an asteroid and jet propel itself to its target. Once near, Prospector-1 will map the surface and subsurface of the asteroid locating resources. Prospector-1 will also attempt to land on the asteroid. On the asteroid, Prospector-1 will mine water, which it will use as fuel. The craft expels superheated water vapor to generate thrust. Asteroids will be selected by a group of experts. If successful, the first mission will pave way for future spacecrafts to use asteroid water as refueling stations. RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1. Prospector-1 profile 2. Prospector-1 hitches ride on low-Earth orbit 3. Prospector-1 scans asteroid 4. Prospector-1 lands on asteroid 5. Prospector-1 extracts water, propels away 6. Spacecrafts land and leave asteroids VOICEOVER (in English): Deep Space Industries plans on sending a small spacecraft named Prospector-1, weighing 50kg when fueled, to low-Earth orbit on an experimental mission in 2017. Once the first campaign is complete, Prospector-1 will hitch a ride on low-Earth orbit then orient itself toward an asteroid and jet propel itself to its target. Once near the asteroid, Prospector-1 will map the surface and subsurface of the asteroid to locate exploitable resources. Prospector-1 will then attempt to land on the asteroid. There, Prospector-1 will mine water, which it will use as fuel. The craft expels superheated water vapor to generate thrust. Asteroids will be selected by a group of experts. If successful, the first mission will pave way for future spacecrafts to use asteroid water as refueling stations. SOURCES: Deep Space Industries, http://deepspaceindustries.com/first-commercial-interplanetary-mission/ *** For story suggestions please contact [email protected] For technical and editorial support, please contact: Asia: +61 2 93 73 1841 Europe: +44 20 7542 7599 Americas and Latam: +1 800 738 8377 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Next Animation Studio’s News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D news animations that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's news animations at http://newsdirect.nextanimation.com.tw/Reuters.aspx To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nextanimation.com.tw/Index.aspx
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Follow: @SlateViral, Facebook.com/SlateVideo, Watch more: SlateV.com A group of high-tech billionaires are looking to scout asteroids for precious metals, mine them, and send the resources back to earth. The venture, called Planetary Resources Incorporated, includes investors like—shocker—self-styled explorer and blockbuster director James Cameron. Planetary Resources has two goals: to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP and ensure prosperity, while helping pave the way for human settlement of space. Wired notes that nearly 9,000 asteroids larger than 150 feet in diameter orbit near the earth and could be rich in platinum, palladium, and iridium, highly valuable commodities for medical and technical devices. The idea is incredibly expensive and will have many hurdles to clear, but the list of advisers is promising—it includes Google CEO and executive chairman Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, and former astronaut Tom Jones. Now we just need Bruce Willis on the asteroid mining crew and we should be good to go!
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After watching the Planetary Resources press conference I am even more enthusiastic about the project and love the ideas they have for the spacecraft that will seek out and mine asteroids in the future. Their website: http://www.planetaryresources.com/ Their Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetaryResources
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Probe to be launched into space to mine ASTEROIDS for trillions of pounds worth of metals A PROBE will be launched into space to mine ASTEROIDS for trillions of pounds worth of minerals. The small European country Luxembourg – which has a population of just 543,000 – says that it wants “to stimulate economic growth on Earth and offer new horizons in space exploration”. Many asteroids are rich in a mineral called platinum, of which there isn’t that much of on Earth. Platinum is extremely valuable and costs around $1million (£686,982) per one thousand cubic centimetres. To put that into perspective, an asteroid recently passed Earth that had £3.7trillion worth of platinumLuxembourg’s Deputy Prime. Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider said that his government will work alongside satellite operator SES and two US companies – Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries – to make the challenging feat possible. Planetary Resources, which is backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, said that asteroids are “the low-hanging fruit of the solar system." They added: “A single 500-metre platinum-rich asteroid contains more platinum than has been mined in the history of humanity.”
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Nice documentary about NASA lunar robots mining competition. Credit Video: NASA The lunar mining refers to the extraction of mineral deposits contained in an asteroid . Given the current technological capabilities (2015), the idea still falls only in a distant future project. It's envisaged to overcome the scarcity of minerals on Earth . Even asteroids with kilometers diameters can contain an amount of usable raw materials. The most obvious targets are the near-Earth object NEOs .
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More space news and info at: http://www.coconutsciencelab.com - the Resource Prospector mobility team tests a lightweight simulator in Kennedy Space Center's regolith bin to simulate how the prospector will drive on the moon in the coming years. Using a suite of instruments to locate elements from a lunar polar region, the planned rover is designed to excavate volatiles such as hydrogen, oxygen and water from the moon. Please rate and comment, thanks!
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