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The future of connectivity depends on a big idea: unlaunched constellations of inexpensive satellites. SpaceX got one step closer to that dream on Nov. 16. That’s when the Federal Communications Commission granted approval for the launch of 7,518 satellites. Elon Musk muses that he founded SpaceX to make a small fortune. The punchline is that he started
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A mother and baby orangutan holding hands and snugglingGetty The animal kingdom never ceases to amaze, delight and occasionally horrify us. Evolution, it should be abundantly clear, is almost endlessly inventive. Here are some of the most bizarre and awesome zoological discoveries of 2018. I’m not even going to pretend that this list is definitive.
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Workplaces are supposed to be productive. Being productive is not a straightforward concept. In simplest terms, being productive is defined as the rate of output per input unit. However, in a workplace, this cannot be so accurately measured particularly when it comes to human performance. Depending on the kind of organization, there are several other factors
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A SpaceX rocket carrying a US military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million (roughly Rs. 3,500 crores) GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp lifted off from Cape Canaveral
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Homemade Organic Oyster Stew with Crackers and ParsleyGetty On Christmas Eve, households across the Southeast U.S. will be serving up oyster stew (many New England households serve it up for Thanksgiving). This dish used to be so common that oyster crackers likely get their name because such crackers are often served with oyster stew. This stew has its roots in Indigenous dietary
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FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File Photo (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket carrying a
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The launch had been delayed several timesSpaceX Rewrite those record books, because SpaceX has successfully launched its 21st rocket of the year – smashing its previous record, and launching its first national security mission in the process. At 8.51am Eastern time today, Sunday December 23, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral in
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Fishing boat in the Sunda Strait at dusk with the smoking Anak Krakatau as backdrop; date unknown. (Getty Images)Getty As reported by BBC News, a tsunami has just struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, which stretches between the islands of Java and Sumatra. According to reports, it appears that an underwater landslide was triggered by volcanic activity
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Pictured here (clockwise from upper left) are Kate Gerull, Maren Loe, Iris Kuo, Tamara Sanchez Ortiz, and Jane Hayes, who founded 500 Women in Medicine (Photo: Courtesy of Kate Gerull)Courtesy of Kate Gerull This new initiative is called 500 Women in Medicine. But it could benefit many, many more people of all genders, both inside and outside
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled to launch a U.S. Air Force navigation satellite, sits on Launch Complex 40 after the launch was postponed after an abort procedure was triggered by the onboard flight computer, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Steve Nesius (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX scrapped Saturday’s launch of a
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Panoramic view of the Santorini caldera – site of the ‘Lost’ City of Atlantis? Credit Wikipedia/Leonard G. Image in the public domain.Leonard G. As fantastical places go, the so-called lost continent of Atlantis is by far the most famous, featuring still today in songs, novels, comics
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Mathematicians have been studying why break-ins spike during the holiday season and what can be done to change this. Photo Credit: Getty Royalty-FreeGetty Packages on doorsteps, presents decoratively arranged under trees near windows for all to see: While many of us view holidays as times to connect and celebrate with our friends and families, researchers say
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Coral reef ecosystem at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Domain As shipping operations have steadily increased over the past 60 years, the amount of noise in the world’s oceans has also risen. Because water molecules are packed together more tightly and densely than air molecules, sound travels farther and more quickly in
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Ground personnel help International Space Station (ISS) crew member Alexander Gerst of Germany to get out of the Soyuz MS-09 capsule after landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, formerly known as Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (Reuters) – Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to
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A simplified evolutionary tree of predatory dinosaurs (theropods) showing the time span in which Saltriovenator existed is pictured in this handout illustration obtained by Reuters December 18, 2018. Andrea Cau/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed fossils of a large meat-eating dinosaur that stalked northern Italy 198 million years ago that was remarkable
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An Indian GSLV-F11 rocket with a two-tonne GSAT-7A military communication satellite lifted-off from the second launch pad on Wednesday evening. At 4:10pm the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II, numbered GSLV-F11, by the Indian space agency, rose into the sky with a deep-throated growl, breaking free of its shackles. The rocket rapidly rushed towards the blue skies
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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted on Wednesday the long-delayed launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, failing to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States due to a technical issue with its rocket. The Dragon crew capsule sits in the SpaceX hangar at Launch Complex 39-A, where the
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The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in this photo released on December 18, 2018. Courtesy Martin Baumgaertner/The Field Museum/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus
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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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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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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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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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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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Any distant gravitational source can emit gravitational waves and send out a signal that deforms the fabric of space, which manifests as gravitational attraction. But this deformation only travels at the speed of light; distant objects must wait a long time before feeling that force.European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS When you travel through the Universe,
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