SAN FRANCISCO – Lockheed Martin Corp. expanded its business line April 1 with the introduction of Vector, a fragrance designed to capture the aroma of space. The aerospace prime contractor worked with Tony Antonelli, the retired NASA astronaut who leads Orion spacecraft mission planning for Lockheed Martin, to bottle the scent Antonelli encountered the first
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Researchers are developing new ways of identifying misleading news stories online. Pixabay It turns out April 1st is good for at least one thing – helping language researchers identify more malicious “fake news.” No joke. Ph.D. student Edward Dearden and his advisor Dr. Alistair Baron, of Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications, have come up with
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WASHINGTON — The five-week partial government shutdown earlier this year that delayed elements of other NASA missions may have provided a reprieve of sorts for a troubled instrument on the agency’s next Mars mission. During a March 27 presentation to the National Academies’ Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science here, Ken Farley, project scientist for
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History was supposed to be made Friday with the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. On Monday, NASA announced it was scrapping that plan because it didn’t have enough space suits designed for smaller frames that typically characterise the female body. To be clear, the number of medium-size spacesuits needed was two. NASA
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Rachel, Valerie, and Jesse take on a classic movie myth: the old Furniture Barricade trick. Is it really possible to block a door by using pieces of furniture to cut off the bad guys? 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:
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WASHINGTON — A day after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told members of Congress that this goal was “very aggressive” and would require additional funding for the agency to achieve. Bridenstine, testifying before the commerce, justice and science subcommittee
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What do you think was the greatest scientific feat of the twentieth century? There are certainly a lot of heavy contenders. Perhaps it was the discovery of antibiotics. Or maybe Einstein’s theory of relativity. Quantum mechanics is pretty awesome, providing the physical basis for around a quarter of the world’s gross domestic product. And hey, let’s not forget
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With the help of Adam Savage, Jesse, Valerie, and Rachel try to run through a human-sized roach motel that features a giant glue trap! 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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This article originally appeared in the March 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. U.S. Strategic Command was handed the responsibility last fall to solve one of the Defense Department’s most sensitive and complex technology problems: the modernization of the nation’s nuclear command, control and communications system, known as NC3. This job previously belonged to the
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Illustration of an exoplanetary system, potentially with an exomoon orbiting it. While we have yet to find a true ‘Earth-twin’ system, with an Earth-sized planet with a Moon-sized moon in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star, it may be possible in the not-too-distant future. NASA/David Hardy, via astroart.org Even though the ingredients for life
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WASHINGTON — Scisys Group, a formerly British company involved in the European Union’s Galileo satellite program, says its change of headquarters from Chippenham, England, to Dublin, Ireland, was immediately positive for its space business. Scisys is a subcontractor to Thales Alenia Space France and Spain’s GMV on the ground segment of the Galileo navigation satellite
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The design for SpaceX’s Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting to come together! Over the holidays, sections of the Starship Hopper (a miniature version of the Starship) were photographed being put together at the company’s South Texas Launch Site. By mid-January, the parts were fully-integrated, forming the body of the stainless-steel prototype that
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Researchers at SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, have used the Faint Object infrared Camera (FORCAST) to study a giant celestial cloud called W51 . Celestial clouds are birth places for stars and are formed after a huge cosmic explosion known as a supernova. Supernovae
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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation designed to reform commercial launch and remote sensing regulations, this time without a provision that led to the bill’s defeat last year in the House. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced March 28 the introduction of the Space Frontier Act. The bill is scheduled to be
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Nestled between Saturn’s rings are a collection of mini-moons that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft skimmed past in 2017. On Thursday, for the first time, astronomers and scientists are detailing their findings about the moons in the US journal Science. Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora and Epimetheus each measure between eight and 116 kilometres (five to 72 miles)
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A salesman watches Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing to the nation, on TV screens inside a showroom in Mumbai, India, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Election Commission said it had directed a committee of officers to examine Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of an anti-satellite test on Wednesday, after opposition
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As spring arrives with warmer temperatures and decreasing snowfall, much of the continental United States can finally breathe a collective sigh of relief. Between the unseasonably cold temperatures to record amounts of precipitation, both spread across the country, there is no denying that there were some clear business ups and downs emerging from winter 2018-2019.
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The earliest recorded diving competition took place in 1871 at the London Bridge. The flexibility of the diving board allows the diver to execute complex maneuvers before entering the water. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel
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WASHINGTON — A NASA astrophysics mission that avoided cancellation last year could still face budget problems if it evades another termination threat this year, agency officials warned this week. NASA’s fiscal year 2020 budget request includes no funding for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), the next large strategic, or flagship, astrophysics mission for
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Forget mutant turtles. Kangaroo rats are the true ninjas of the animal kingdom. A series of four high-speed videos has recently captured these little fighters flipping and kicking in mid-air as they artfully dance around their arch nemesis, the hungry sidewinder rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes). It’s a battle between two extreme athletes, and the result is a lightning
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