Month: May 2019

Artist’s depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies. New research suggests the stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the nearside were caused by a wayward dwarf planet colliding with the Moon in the early history of the solar system. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Our Moon is a game of two
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WASHINGTON — Tethers Unlimited is designing a satellite servicing vehicle that would leverage technologies developed for the U.S. Defense Department and NASA to service spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Tethers Unlimited already has many of the technologies needed for the servicer either completed or in development under Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, CEO Robert
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Hamid Eghbal-zadeh has had his fair share of frustration when attempting to obtain U.S. visas to attend conferences in recent years. The Iranian machine learning researcher has been working in Austria for five years and attending conferences around the world. But he was told by an American interviewing officer that Trump administration policy meant that
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PASADENA, Calif. — A supplier base of hardware and service vendors sees opportunities for new business from the growing number of satellite and launch vehicle ventures, even if space remains a small part of their overall business. Unlike many other space conferences, the exhibit hall of the Space Tech Expo conference, which opened here May
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How we measure the world underwent a quantum leap on Monday as scientists adopted new hyper-accurate definitions for units of weight, electricity and temperature derived from the universal laws of Nature.  The change, on the occasion of World Metrology Day, sees one of science’s most influential objects – a metal cylinder used to define what
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Hurricane season doesn’t start until June 1, but the National Hurricane Center announced Monday evening that Subtropical Storm Andrea had formed. Called a subtropical storm because it has a blend of both tropical and nontropical characteristics, it is packing peak winds of 40 mph (64 kilometres per hour). The storm could strengthen slightly through Tuesday
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ARCADIA, Calif. — SpaceX filed a bid protest in federal court against the government May 17, but most details about the protest, including the specific award being protested, remain undisclosed. SpaceX filed the complaint with the Court of Federal Claims, but requested that the details of the complaint be kept under seal. Even the specific
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A recently released United Nations report chronicles an alarming picture of the “unprecedented” and “accelerating” decline in global biodiversity. The highly publicized report found more than one million species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction, many within the coming decades. Key takeaways from the Report include the fluctuating biodiversity within tropical forests,
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WASHINGTON — EchoStar Corp. on May 20 agreed to sell its waning broadcast satellite services business to Dish Networks for $800 million, reshaping EchoStar as a company whose primary focus is on internet connectivity. The sale includes nine satellites — half of EchoStar’s fleet when counting leased payloads — plus employees who handled satellite operations,
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Sometimes, life presents us with unbearable dilemmas—like when you drop your last cookie on the kitchen floor. Do you quickly pick it up and eat it? Does eating a cookie off the floor make you a savage? When you drop a piece of food on the ground, how much time do you really have before
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If you are interested in this story then read also Governments Look To “Smart Islands” For High Tech And Low Carbon Solutions. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges (yes, you read that right), personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa
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Fifty years ago, Apollo 10 launched from Cape Kennedy on May 18, 1969. The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the Moon. The crew members were Commander Thomas Stafford, Command Module Pilot
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A panel discussion on stage at Copenhagen Fashion Summit, 2019 Lars Ronbog/Getty Images for Copenhagen Fashion Summit The 10th Anniversary of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit presented a host of new innovations proposing potential solutions to some of fashion’s most difficult problems.  The newly expanded Innovation Forum and Future Lab added a tangible element to the summit,
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A team of scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has measured for the first time accuracy of two-qubit operations in silicon - a feat that would enable companies build a full-scale quantum processor. Computers today process information in binary bits that take either a 0 or 1 value while quantum computers
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Getty Getty The link between depression and the body’s inflammatory response continues getting stronger, with more research showing an ever-tighter correlation. Whether inflammation causes depression has been difficult to nail down, but findings from a new study suggest we could be getting closer to an answer. For women in particular, it seems higher levels of inflammation
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Millions of cryptocurrency investors have been scammed out of massive sums of real money. In 2018, losses from cryptocurrency-related crimes amounted to US$1.7 billion. The criminals use both old-fashioned and new-technology tactics to swindle their marks in schemes based on digital currencies exchanged through online databases called blockchains. From researching blockchain, cryptocurrency and cybercrime, I
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A lot of electronic dance music has a very characteristic feature: The music gradually builds, and then suddenly changes to a different rhythm, pitch or instrumentation. It feels like the tension of riding up a rollercoaster, just before you go down. Fittingly, this music phenomenon is called the “drop”. The buildup to the drop in
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