Month: April 2019

WASHINGTON — Intelsat estimates the in-orbit failure of its first high-throughput satellite will cost the company between $45 million and $50 million in revenue for the year. Luxembourg and Virginia-based Intelsat said it is still working with Boeing on understanding why the uninsured, three-year-old Intelsat-29e satellite it built sprung a fuel leak three weeks ago
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Behold, the Earth! See live views of Earth from the International Space Station coming to you by NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. If you are seeing a black image, the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth.
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Vice commander of Air Force Space Command Lt. Gen. Thompson: “We have to understand we’re on the cusp of an explosion in commercial space.” WASHINGTON — In the contentious Space Force debate, many of the questions have been about its cost and whether a separate military branch would do a better job than the Air
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In the bewildering quagmire that is the gas between the stars, the Hubble Space Telescope has identified evidence of ionised buckminsterfullerene, the carbon molecule known colloquially as “buckyballs”. Containing 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball shape, buckminsterfullerene (C60) occurs naturally here on Earth – in soot. But in 2010, it was also detected in
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Red Cross aid helps resident, from GlobalChange.gov, the 2018 National Climate Assessment Globalchange.gov “We moved into our new house and three weeks later, lost it all in Hurricane Harvey.” My heart sank for when the pleasant man sitting next to me at a legendary local D.C. bar and restaurant recently recounted his family’s experience relocating to Houston.
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Basketball began with a peach basket and a soccer ball on a court in Springfield, Massachusetts. Baseball evolved organically, with early iterations appearing in cities and school yards across colonial America. American football grew out of rugby in the mid-19th century among colleges along the East Coast. Despite being wildly different forms of competition, America’s
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In Spider Silk vs. Steel, Elijah, Cannan, and Allie test the age-old eight-legged myth that spider silk is stronger than steel. 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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Conducting research on the movements of sharks is not easy. The animals move around a lot, spend their entire lives underwater, and can be difficult to find – particularly in areas where they face the threat of overfishing. What about finding support, funds, and partners to enable the work in the first place? Also, challenging.
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Disposable waste plastic on wooden background. Getty The production of plastics has quadrupled in the past 40 years, such that it is a ubiquitous component of our lives – from packaging to electronics to construction. Bio-plastic products, such as those made from vegetable oils or wood chips, have been suggested as an eco-friendly alternative. But, it is unclear how this and other
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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith is said to be unsatisfied with the Air Force’s response to his concerns about the Launch Service Procurement competition. WASHINGTON — A war of words between the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the Air Force over a multibillion-dollar national security launch services competition appears to
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Buyer Beware – Not all CBD is created equal When I tried CBD for the first time in late 2017, it almost felt as if I was breaking the law. The hemp-based tinctures I was given were clearly home-grown, probably filled in a commune by someone named Morning Star, smelling of patchouli. (Denver in the 90s
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On April 24, 2019, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 29th year in orbit by premiering a never-before-seen view of the Southern Crab Nebula. Even after all these years, Hubble continues to uncover the mysteries of the universe. These are a few science achievements from Hubble’s latest year in orbit. Learn more about Hubble at
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In February of 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves (GWs). Since then, multiple events have been detected, providing insight into a cosmic phenomena that was predicted over a century ago by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. A little over a year ago, LIGO was taken
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You can be thankful that we orbit a placid, main sequence, yellow dwarf star. Astronomers recently spied a massive superflare on a diminutive star, a powerful, radiation spewing event that you wouldn’t want to witness up close. The ‘star’ was ULAS J224940.13-011236.9, an L-type sub-stellar brown dwarf near the Aquarius-Pisces border. The cumbersome, phone number-style
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Belarusian flag Getty More than 65,000 children in rural areas and villages across Belarus will benefit from an education programme aimed at promoting collaborative learning and science education. The Education Minister Igor Karpenko and World Bank Office Country Manager in Belarus, Alex Kremer, signed an agreement on additional financing of the Belarus Education Modernization Project.
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HELSINKI — Two Chinese launch startups have successfully carried out tests of technology demonstration rockets as part of quests to develop reusable launch vehicles. New Chinese launch firm Space Transportation carried out a test April 22 in northwest China in cooperation with Xiamen University, launching a 3,700-kilogram technology demonstrator named Jiageng-1. Launch took place at
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Basically no part of this is fun. ICRAR/University of Amsterdam Yes, black holes get all of the attention. They’re mysterious, they lurk in the shows of interstellar space, they break the laws of known physics, they can trap you forever, they have a cool-sounding and easy-to-understand name. They’ve got great branding. But some things are
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WASHINGTON — NASA has updated a planned call for proposals for lunar landers to enable a human mission in 2024, broadening the scope to include integrated lander concepts. In a procurement filing issued late April 26, NASA updated an earlier notice published April 8 that announced plans to solicit proposals for an ascent stage for
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