2010s in science and technology

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This article is a summary of the 2010s in science and technology.



  • Planetary Resources in 2012 became the first asteroid mining company to announce publicly its intention to mine valuable resources from asteroids - a goal that, if achieved, would provide enormous economic value to the world.

Information and communications technology[edit]

Software development[edit]

  • Collaborative source code sharing website GitHub becomes in 2011 the world's most popular open source hosting site,[2] after in the previous decade attaining the title of the world's most popular Git hosting site.[3]

Legal issues[edit]


  • Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk proposes the Hyperloop, although is too busy leading both SpaceX and Tesla Motors to implement the plan, so decides to release his Hyperloop plans for free to the world, and allow others to profit from his innovation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Matt Warman (21 May 2012). "Google Chrome beats Internet Explorer to become world's most popular web browser". Telegraph. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Klint Finley (2 Jun 2011). "GitHub Has Surpassed Sourceforge and Google Code in Popularity". ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Git User's Survey 2009".