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Google's X Lab to announce a new project "in the coming month"

Google's Astro Teller, speaking at SXSW, announced that Google's X Lab has an announcement to make "in the coming month" regarding a new discovery. Could it be the space elevator?
March 15, 2013

Google’s secret X Lab is nothing short of amazing. The company is responsible for stunning products like Google Glass, self-driving cars and 16,000-core neural network that works like a virtual brain. Despite the company’s output being sporadic, Google’s X lab could be getting ready to unveil something new that could be ready for a launch soon.

Speaking at SXSW and reported on by GigaOm, Google’s Astro Teller detailed the Google X lab, but more interestingly revealed that we should be expecting an announcement of a new discovery “in the coming month.”

There is, of course, a lot of speculation surrounding Teller’s statement, including Andy Rubin stepping down as head of Android. AllThingsD reports that Andy Rubin isn’t likely to join Google’s X Lab though, as he wants to work on robotics and home automation, which seems to relate to Android @ Home.

We’re just going to have to sit back and relax until we hear an official announcement from the Mountain View-based company of what this new discovery is. The chances of finding out what it is aren’t likely. Google’s X Lab works on 100 projects at a time before allowing the public to glimpse their eyes on even one of those projects.