Month: April 2019

It started when someone at a Florida gas station wondered aloud what was on his windshield, not knowing he’d get an earful from the professor at the next pump. Mark Hostetler, an urban ecologist at the University of Florida, explained lovebug season and recognized while listening to himself talk that helping people identify such dots
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LONDON — The nonprofit International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) issued a new report in March calling for the establishment of an independent Space Safety Institute to speed development of commercial space flight safety standards and certification processes.  The 60-page report, which the Noordwijk, Netherlands-based IAASS and its Houston-based sister nonprofit the
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An illustration of gravitational lensing showcases how background galaxies — or any light path — is distorted by the presence of an intervening mass, but it also shows how space itself is bent and distorted by the presence of the foreground mass itself. Before Einstein put forth his theory of General Relativity, he understood that
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FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat 6A communications satellite aboard is prepared for launch later in the day at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday’s accident on a SpaceX astronaut
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DNA molecule photo credit: Getty Getty Today is National DNA Day, a day to commemorate the publication of James Watson and Francis Crick’s famous paper (that included the work of Rosalind Franklin) in 1953 describing the structure of DNA. As we reflect back on the incredible scientific progress that has been made since this paper, one
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WASHINGTON — As NASA studies ways to accelerate development of the Space Launch System, an independent safety panel called on the agency to retain a major upcoming test of the vehicle. NASA had been contemplating eliminating the so-called “green run” of the SLS core stage as a way to cut several months of schedule. In
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Roquefort blue cheese has a long history in France in addition to a fascinating genetic history reflecting its domestication. Getty Legend says that blue cheese was discovered in Roquefort, France, when a young man snacking on bread and cheese made from ewe’s milk saw a beautiful
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