Month: December 2019

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Thoughtful young woman sitting in concrete interior with creative business sketch and shadow. … [+] Leadership concept Getty Diversity is an important indicator of success, and as I’ve written in the past, diverse companies produce 19% more revenue. In fact the power of diversity is ingrained
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Iridium wrapped up de-orbiting 65 first-generation satellites, but questions remain over what to do — if anything —  about the 30 that remain space junk.  WASHINGTON — Iridium Communications completed disposal of the last of its 65 working legacy satellites Dec. 28, while leaving open the possibility of paying an active-debris-removal company to deorbit 30
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SANTA FE, N.M. — Maxar Technologies announced Dec. 30 it would sell its Canadian subsidiary to private equity firms, turning it into a standalone company while providing Maxar with much-needed debt relief. Maxar said that a consortium of firms led by Northern Private Capital, a Toronto-based private investment firm, agreed to purchase MDA, Maxar’s Canadian
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SANTA FE, N.M. — The Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle that flew an abbreviated test flight this month appears to be in good condition as an investigation into the timer problem that shortened the flight continues. In a Dec. 28 update, Boeing said technicians are continuing processing of the Starliner vehicle that landed Dec.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Plastic wrap with a special structural and chemical design could reduce spread and growth of … [+] bacteria in hospitals. Getty Patients can acquire new infections just from being in the hospital. The acquired infections can cause additional mortality and increase healthcare costs. In the hospital,
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When a baby sea turtle hatches, it instinctively runs towards the ocean’s shore. But once there, where does the baby sea turtle go? A sea turtle hatchling heads to the ocean, where it will be for several years. Those years are often … [+] referred to as the ‘lost years’. G. Stahelin In most cases,
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SANTA FE, N.M. — A Florida airport is making progress on a long-running effort to obtain a commercial spaceport license despite a lack of customers for the facility. In a Federal Register notice published Dec. 19, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the release a draft environmental assessment for the Space Coast Regional Airport in Brevard
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Freshwater mussels have long been used by humans as decorations, tools, and for food. Ancient Europeans used freshwater mussel shells as ornaments. Ancient Mayans used the shells as paint pots, pendants, and clothing decorations. The mound-building tribes of the the American Midwest gathered freshwater mussels for food, the tempering of pottery, and for making tools.
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A composite image in X-ray light, with data taken from NASA’s Chandra and NuSTAR observatories,… [+] shows the pulsar wind nebula PSR B1509-58, colloquially known as the ‘Hand of God.’ However, no divine intervention is required to explain this object, which can be understood with physical explanations alone. NASA/JPL-Caltech/McGill There’s one question that most of
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FILE PHOTO: Engineers and technicians install the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, U.S., June 5, 2019. Photo taken June 5, 2019. NASA-JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) – A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin It’s not often that people at aquariums think of sharks going at it but, surprise, it does happen! In fact, oftentimes two sharks having sex is the sole hope for their wild populations. Such is the case for the tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus), which the International
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