Month: December 2020

UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 06: Postage stamps commemorating the Apollo 15 voyage, 1971, depicting The … [+] shuttle’s moon landing and The Lunar Rover jeep’s lunar exploration. United States of America, 20th century. United States (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) De Agostini via Getty Images As we brace ourselves for 2021, let’s take a look back
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WASHINGTON — The White House released a national strategy for planetary protection Dec. 30, outlining new assessments to prevent terrestrial contamination of other worlds and vice versa. The National Strategy for Planetary Protection, developed by an interagency working group led by the National Space Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), outlines work
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Amazon Echo Dot speaker CNBC | Richard Washington Amazon announced Wednesday that it’s acquiring podcasting company Wondery, expanding its catalog of original audio content. As part of the deal, Wondery will join Amazon Music, the e-commerce giant’s music streaming business. Amazon Music in September added podcasts to its platform, looking to carve out a share
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This cow may be happy that moo-re people are consuming plant-based meats. World Animal Protection Animals are probably celebrating too. Have you ever seen a cow smile? New numbers from the animal welfare organization World Animal Protection estimate that nearly 1 million animals were saved from being turned into hamburgers and other meat for human
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US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Electoral college certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on December 14, 2020. Roberto Schmidt | AFP | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to reverse President Donald Trump’s challenge to China’s technology industry and companies — but Biden will likely be
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Last year around this time, I focused on digital technology solutions for water with this essay, “2019: The Year Analog Solutions Died.” I stand by this perspective, as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated interest and adoption of digital technologies across the water value chain. However, I wanted to share six new learnings from this pandemic
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President Donald Trump Carlos Barria | Reuters President Donald Trump is pressuring his Republican allies over a law that has protected social media companies for decades. In his final weeks in office, Trump has launched a full-bore attack on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the 1996 law that shields tech companies from being
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