Michael Belfiore

Michael Belfiore

I'm a technology writer.

I write articles, white papers, presentations, blog posts, infographics, and more on advanced tech, including in the fields of cyber security, IoT, big data, robotics, healthcare, and other topics.

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It's a Rocket! It's a Plane! It's...Rocket Plane!

It's a Rocket! It's a Plane! It's...Rocket Plane!

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Hot Rocket Planes From the X Prize Cup Showcase | Popular Science

Hot Rocket Planes From the X Prize Cup Showcase | P...

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Space Adventures Charters Entire Russian Spacecraft

It's official—the company that brokered the first tourist flights to the International Space Station is now a major world player in manned spaceflight...

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Europe's Bold Entry into Space Tourism

Private space travel has long been dominated by visionary entrepreneurs. Now that the largest aerospace company in Europe has decided to build a tourist rocket, will the race to the stars finally take off?...

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Green Skies at Mach 5

This hydrogen-burning hypersonic airliner could fly more than twice as fast as the 1,350mph Concorde--and its passengers would travel absolutely guilt-free...

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The Five-Billion-Star Hotel

Need to get away from it all? Popular Science presents an exclusive tour of CSS Skywalker, an orbital resort that's a lot closer to reality than you might think...

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Virgin Galactic Rolls Out Mother Ship

Carrier craft for SpaceShipTwo makes its debut in Mojave California...

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Bionic Made Better

Engineers develop a mind-controlled prosthetic arm dexterous enough to play piano...

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Biofuel Diversity at the University of North Dakota

A maverick group of engineers and scientists at the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center looks beyond corn and other food crops for biofuel production...

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Can a Small Start-up Build America's Next Spaceship?

New technology. New methodology. T/Space has a plan for getting to space that's so crazy it just might work...

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DARPA Turns 50

The Pentagon agency that gave us the Internet throws a birthday party in Washington...

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XCOR Unveils Suborbital Space Vehicle

Introducing the Lynx, a two-seat rocket built for space tourism...

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Scientists Weigh in on Biofuels vs. Food Debate

With debate raging on whether biofuels are robbing the world's hungry of food, scientists and engineers at the first annual BioMass conference in Minneapolis say it ain't so...

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X-Racers, Start Your Rockets!

The creators of the X prize offer a sensational vision of rocket-powered airplanes speeding through the sky. But can their new racing league steal a bit of Nascar's thunder?...

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armadillo aerospace

Private space travel has long been dominated by visionary entrepreneurs. Now that the largest aerospace company in Europe has decided to build a tourist ......