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Science gets scaled up with the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video from the International Space Station. Get closer to the in-space experience and see how the international partnership-powered human spaceflight is improving lives on Earth, while enabling humanity to explore the universe. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2zgPY5o Special thanks to the European Space Agency, the ISS
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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted Tuesday’s launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company’s first designated national security mission for the United States. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch
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Vice President Mike Pence announced the presidential decision on Tuesday during an appearance at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, along with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to establish a U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command. Vice President Mike Pence announced the presidential decision
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A one-month-old on a remote island in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu became the first child to be immunised in a commercial trial of drone-delivered vaccines, the UN children’s fund UNICEF said Tuesday. Aid agencies hope the successful run in the country, where one in five children is not fully immunised, could eventually help governments
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SAN FRANCISCO – Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist, “to accelerate the adoption by government and enterprise customers of commercial geospatial information services,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer. The terms of the deal announced Dec. 18 were not disclosed. Planet’s U.S. government group
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JUST Inc.’s Cultured Chicken NuggetsJUST Inc. It’s been a big year for plant-based and cultured meats, but next year could be a turning point. According to the Good Food Institute, an organization that closely watches these industries, sales of plant-based meats grew over 23%, exceeding $760 million. In 2019, look for plant-based and cultured meat companies to navigate new partnerships, new markets
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The International Space Station (ISS) crossing Cardiff, Wales.Jamie Carter What’s incredibly bright and currently traveling faster than a speeding bullet 250 miles above your head? Santa’s Sleigh, of course, otherwise known as the International Space Station (ISS), which will be unmistakable as it flies across the skies this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To see
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers. A Daohugou pterosaur, with four different feather types over its head, neck, body, and wings, and a generally ginger-brown color, based
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When NASA’s InSight descends to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, it’s guaranteed to be a white-knuckle event. Rob Manning, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains the critical steps that must happen in perfect sequence to get the robotic lander safely to the surface. Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-JPL-20181031-INSIGHf-0001-InSight%20Landing%20on%20Mars.html
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Meet six men who live under the sea in Aberdeen, Scotland. Food and supplies arrive via an airtight hatch and if the glass fails, it could all go terribly wrong. | 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
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The Wind Tree.New World Wind Some people say wind turbines are too tall, too loud and built too close to homes. The Wind Tree, from a French startup, is more beauty than behemoth. As the name suggests, it’s like a tree that generates glorious renewable energy. Wind Trees have multi-colored green Aeroleafs on their branches,
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Why should you be an early riser? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Robert Glazer, Founder and CEO at Acceleration Partners, on Quora: For most of us, the notion of surviving a near-death experience, whether it be
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Historically, tornadoes have been thought to originate in the clouds, reaching turbulent fingers down to Earth. But now a team of climatologists has demonstrated that this ‘top-down’ model of tornadogenesis might actually be wrong. Yep. Tornadoes, their research has found, form from the ground up. Tornadoes can form surprisingly quickly, in just a couple minutes.
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This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation
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The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to “touch” the Sun, traveling directly into the Sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from the surface. Read the story: https://go.nasa.gov/2KEExYZ NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB The Sun contains 99.8 of the mass in our solar system. Its gravitational pull is what keeps everything here, from tiny
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#HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science 87% of Americans have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. Chocolate syrup is the world’s most popular ice cream topping. Full episodes streaming FREE on Science GO! https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-its-made/ More How It’s Made: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every
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WASHINGTON — A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year. The Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 1:33 a.m. Eastern. The
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You child’s digital footprint can begin before birth.Getty Now that 6.8 million more people have just had their (private!) Facebook photos exposed, now seems like a good time to talk about online privacy, especially when it comes to what people post about their children. Parents are already some of the biggest violators of their kids’ privacy, leaving
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There were 13 small satellites on boardRocket Lab Rocket Lab has successfully launched its fourth rocket, and it was an important one – the company’s first ever mission for NASA. Their two-stage Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula today, December 16 at 7.33pm local time (1.33am
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#MythBusters | Wednesdays at 9/8c Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/mythbusters-on-science/ Adam and Jamie get into character and figure out whether the buoyancy of a wooden board would allow for both Jack and Rose to survive the frigid North Atlantic in “Titanic.” More MythBusters! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Twitter:
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