Month: September 2019

The award covers the launch operations costs for five classified NRO missions — NROL-44, NROL-82, NROL-91, NROL-68 and NROL-70. WASHINGTON — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center on Sept. 30 awarded United Launch Alliance a five-year $1.18 billion contract to complete five Delta 4 Heavy National Reconnaissance Office missions from 2020 through 2024.
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A boxy robot propelled by what resembles a riverboat’s paddlewheels maneuvers its way across a gray, sandy surface. Its propulsion system looks strange compared to other famous rovers, like NASA’s Curiosity, but it gives it better traction and enables it to move up and down slopes. Though it’s driving on what looks like an extraterrestrial
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Superconductivity (passing charges through materials without losing heat) promises to revolutionise electronics and power, if we can get it working at reasonable temperatures – and scientists just reported a big step forward in our understanding of the phenomenon. The new discovery centres around the Hubbard model: a maths model of conduction and insulation in materials,
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A labeled rendering of the iThrone change:WATER Labs When you can’t flush it, vaporize it. A company called change:WATER Labs is developing an alternative to flushing waste called the iThrone. It’s described as a portable, space-saving, waste-shrinking toilet that eliminates up to 95% of daily waste on-site. It’s designed for dwellings and communities that lack
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company would start test flights of its next-generation Starship vehicle in as soon as one to two months and reach orbit in as little as six months, even as some complain the company is devoting too many resources to this project. Musk provided an update
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Oh deer. Are you carrying Mycobacterium bovis? (Photo: Getty Images) Getty In 2017, a 77-year-old man in Michigan developed pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Deer we say how he got it? A recent publication in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), told this story of TB and not
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