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MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

MIT Breakthrough Brings Delivery Drones Closer To Reality

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The much vaunted drone delivery promise has taken a step closer to reality. In December last year the online retail giant Amazon revealed its “Prime Air” plans to deliver its products...

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As Expected, E-Commerce Giant Amazon Unveils New Fire Phone
2014-06-18 15:32:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Was there really any surprise in the announcement that Amazon.com would release a smartphone? The news had been expected and on Wednesday the e-commerce giant made it official at a splashy event in Seattle. "Can we build a better phone for our most engaged customers?" asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the event as reported by CNN/Money. "Can we build a better phone for Amazon Prime members? Well, I'm excited to tell you that the answer is...

Blue Origin Tests Rocket Engine
2013-12-04 12:25:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This is shaping up to be quite a week for Jeff Bezos, as the Amazon founder announced on Tuesday that his aerospace company Blue Origin successfully tested its new, hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled engine, designed to take a ship, crew and cargo into sub-orbit. The announcement came just two days after Bezos revealed that Amazon has been testing unmanned delivery drones. In the test, the engine performed a full-mission duty cycle –...

Amazon Helicopter Drone
2013-12-02 09:47:56

[ Watch the Video: Amazon Will One Day Use Drones For Product Delivery ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If receiving items you bought online the next day via mail seems too old fashioned or slow, Amazon has some great news. The Internet retailer is currently testing miniature helicopter drones to deliver its goods to Amazon Prime members in 30 minutes or less. The experimental system, which is still years away from being implemented, was announced by Amazon CEO...

2013-08-07 23:03:53

Today's release of the 37th hand-written letter to Warren Buffett, by a 39-year old, retired advertising executive, provides possible insight into the latest string of billionaires buying newspapers and what they could be doing to revitalize the industry.* Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Each week, for the last nine months, Andrew Davis has dutifully crafted a hand-written letter to Warren Buffett. His objective: a sit down meeting with the billionaire’s media division. His goal:...

Amazon CEO Buys Washington Post
2013-08-06 08:54:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Billionaire CEO of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos has agreed to buy the Washington Post for $250 million in cash. Bezos, a man closely acquainted with the digital era which has largely been the death knell of print media, says he hopes he can revive the struggling newspaper. He has also purchased the news source as an individual and says Amazon.com will not be affiliated with the paper in any way. Founded in 1877, the Washington Post became...

Apollo 11 Engine Confirmed To Be The Real Deal
2013-07-21 06:38:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has confirmed that the rocket engines retrieved from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean earlier this year by his expedition team are those of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The massive F-1 engines, which were located by Bezos' team off the coast of Cape Canaveral back in March, were said to be warped and covered in rust at the time of their recovery, according to Wired.com's Adam Mann. At the time, that...

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo-Era F-1 Engines From Atlantic Ocean
2013-03-21 09:22:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos last year announced that he would send a team of explorers to hunt out and recover F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch. Just yesterday (Mar 20), Bezos made a new announcement that the team had recovered several engine parts from the bottom of the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Canaveral, yet it is too early to tell if the F-1 engine parts are from the famed Apollo 11 mission. The...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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