Month: February 2019

The Pentagon is looking to make its communications systems more resilient against interference or hostile jamming. One way to do that is to allow users of satellite communications to roam across commercial and military networks. WASHINGTON — The ability to roam seamlessly across multiple satellite networks is something that cellphone customers take for granted, but
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FREMONT, Calif. — SpaceX test-fired Feb. 3 the first flight version of the Raptor engine the company has developed for its next-generation launch system. SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk announced the test in a series of tweets late Feb. 3, a couple hours after observers near the company’s test site in McGregor, Texas, has seen
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In the current polarized climate, it’s easy to find yourself in the midst of a political disagreement that morphs into a religious argument. People’s religious affiliation predicts their stances on abortion, immigration and other controversial topics, and disagreements about these issues can seem intractable. The seeming futility in arguing about politics and religion may arise
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Cardillo says NGA is seeing a surge in hiring in the scientific field and in the creation of new relationships with industry. WASHINGTON — National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo on Thursday will transfer the reins of power to the agency’s new director, Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp. In an interview with SpaceNews, Cardillo reflected
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Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better than smaller pups on certain measures of intelligence, new research shows. Larger-brained dogs outperform smaller dogs on measures of executive functions – a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for controlling and coordinating other cognitive abilities and behaviors. In particular, bigger dogs have better short-term memory and
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The decision comes just two weeks after SAIC, based in Reston, Virginia, completed a $2.5 billion acquisition of Engility, which greatly expanded the company’s space services portfolio. WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced on Thursday that it awarded Engility Corp. — now owned by SAIC — a $655 million contract for satellite ground systems’ engineering,
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Humans have travelled to the moon and uncovered the secrets of the Taos Hum, the Devil’s Kettle, and maybe even the pyramids of Egypt. But there are still plenty of phenomena that science can’t explain yet. Though scientists may have theories about the following phenomena, no one can say for certain why they occur. Here are nine mysteries
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