Month: February 2019

The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation office in December awarded SpaceX a $28 million contract to test over the next three years different ways in which the military might use the company’s Starlink broadband services. WASHINGTON — The megaconstellations that promise to bring cheap broadband to the masses have drawn the military’s attention.
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WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by a bipartisan pair of senators Feb. 27 would authorize an extension of the International Space Station to 2030 and also make permanent human settlement of space a national goal. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced the Advancing Human Spaceflight Act Feb. 27, with its central provision
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Jesse, Valerie, and Rachel test the tacky myth that a scaled-up pest trap can really trap a human. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Caterpillar tractors collect black coal pile. Illustration of supply field of a power station. Credit: GettyGetty Scientists have discovered a breakthrough technology, a way to pull CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it back into coal. This new discovery has the potential to change the way we think about CO2. The research, recently published in
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SAN FRANCISCO — Iceye, the Earth observation startup based in Helsinki, has two new vice presidents to help customers gain access to imagery from its existing and planned Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites . Iceye hired Leola Moss as its vice president for product delivery and operations. Steve Young joins Iceye as vice president for business
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Over the weekend I ended up playing cards against humanity, and obviously, playing with physicists, LIDAR came up. I was surprised that I had not heard of LIDAR before. So, I wanted to write an article with some facts on LIDAR for those of you that might not have heard about LIDAR too. 1.     What
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WASHINGTON — Despite a new emphasis on a streamlined, “lean” sample return architecture, a NASA official says it’s unlikely that suite of missions will be able to return Martian rock and soil samples to the Earth before the end of the 2020s. Speaking at a virtual meeting of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG)
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What does it take for Wing in Ground technology to become more than a glorified water taxi? The future has arrived and it’s found in fusion technology. | For more World’s Strangest, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/worlds-strangest/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch World’s Strangest Tuesdays at 8/7c on Science Channel! Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome
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Facebook’s treatment of its legions of content moderators is under scrutiny after the publication of a report alleging tough working conditions and low pay that saw some employees break down under the weight of the content they were reviewing. On Monday, The Verge’s Casey Newton published an extensive investigation into a content-moderation workplace in Arizona. These
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SAN FRANCISCO – Hawkeye 360 announced Feb. 26 it can pinpoint the location of radio frequency signals with its first three satellites launched in December on the SpaceX rideshare mission. “It took us about two months to do all the commissioning and testing but we are very excited to announce the satellites are working very
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Crispr Therapeutics shares surged after the company said it has treated the first human with the same genetic technology that shares its name in an early-stage study. Crispr Therapeutics and partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals said on Monday morning that the first patient in a trial using CTX001, a therapy created using Crispr technology, as a treatment for
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It was the most explosive scientific controversy of 2018: Chinese scientist He Jiankui brazenly announced in November he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies using CRISPR. He’s admission – including that twin girls called Lulu and Nana from his experiment had already been born – provoked immediate international uproar in the scientific community, with critics
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Deposit Photos Introduction This is an age of artificial intelligence (AI) driven automation and autonomous machines. The increasing ubiquity and rapidly expanding potential of self-improving, self-replicating, autonomous intelligent machines has spurred a massive automation driven transformation of human ecosystems in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS). As seen across nations, there is already a growing trend
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