Month: June 2020

WASHINGTON — Key members of the House and Senate say they continue to work on space-related legislation, including a NASA authorization bill, but the two branches of Congress appear to remain far apart on their bills. At the time the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, stopping most legislative activity other than relief measures and other
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Drug production is a huge industry, with billions of dollars resting on the results of clinical trials.Credit: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty The Illusion of Evidence-Based Medicine: Exposing the crisis of credibility in clinical research Jon Jureidini & Leemon B. McHenry Wakefield (2020) In the race to find treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19, it’s more
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SAN FRANCISCO – German launch services provider Exolaunch announced contracts June 29 to integrate NanoAvionics cubesats on SpaceX’s rideshare missions. Under the agreements, Exolaunch is procuring the launch, handling integration and deploying in orbit two six-unit cubesats built by NanoAvionics, a Lithuanian nanosatellite manufacturer. The first NanoAvionics cubesat covered by the new contract is scheduled to
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The sun sets behind a McDonald’s restaurant in Southport, England, in January 2020. Anthony Devlin | Getty Images News | Getty Images McDonald’s U.K. said Monday that it was planning to install rapid charging points for electric vehicles at new drive-thru restaurants in the country. The fast food giant is partnering with a firm called
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A mysterious increase in radiation levels over northern Europe was detected this month by authorities from several countries, although no nation has yet come forward to claim responsibility for the anomaly. The subtle radiation spike – at levels that are considered harmless to humans, but significant enough to be picked up by radiation monitoring stations
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