Month: November 2018

ROME — The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. Speaking at the PhiWeek, a five-day conference focusing on the future
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The evolutionary arms race between predator and prey has given rise to many impressive defence mechanisms; as it turns out, the lowly moth is no exception. These unassuming creatures may not have the charming appearance of their butterfly cousins, but their furry facade conceals some tricks that would impress the most advanced military division. Over
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The expansion (or contraction) of space is a necessary consequence in a Universe that contains masses. But the rate of expansion and how it behaves over time is quantitatively dependent on what’s in your Universe.NASA / WMAP science team One of the most mind-blowing fact in our existence is that space itself — the very fabric
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Over 100 captured whales are being held in small, crowded enclosures in a so-called ‘whale jail’ off the coast of Russia, where they await suspected sale to Chinese theme parks, according to local media reports. The discovery of the marine containment facility near the city of Nakhodka in Russia’s south-east is being investigated by Russian
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Adults should get least 150-300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, 75-150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (Photo: Getty Images)Getty What’s the bottom line about the new Physical Activity Guidelines for America? If you are the average American, you should probably be moving
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WASHINGTON — NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. In a Nov. 1 statement, NASA said that it will replace the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) with
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