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WASHINGTON — With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those key programs while establishing a new cooperative agreement with the European Union. At a press briefing Jan. 15 at ESA’s Paris headquarters, ESA Director General Jan Woerner reviewed the outcome of
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BOSTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seeks to dramatically increase the supply of radio occultation soundings it feeds into weather forecast models. NOAA currently obtains slightly more than 2,000 soundings daily from its own satellites and those of its international partners. The agency has a target of acquiring 20,000 soundings per day, Steve
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Commuters walk past a sign promoting the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, … [+] Japan. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Well, the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP25, seemed to be a rousing success with lots of concrete changes and
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BOSTON – Spire Global shared early data from new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Reflectometry cubesats at the American Meteorological Society conference here. Spire launch two GNSS Reflectometry cubesats Dec. 11 on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The spacecraft, equipped with bistatic radars to observe how GNSS signals scatter after bouncing off Earth surface
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Turns out that “my relative” is on the dinner menu for some hammerhead sharks in Australia! Known for their hammer-shaped head (cephalofoil), the largest of these animals in the Sphyrnidae family is the great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), attaining a maximum length of 20 feet (6.1 meters). Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters, they can
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David Feinberg at the StartUp Health Festival in 2017. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for … [+] Geisinger Health System) Getty David Feinberg, head of Google Health, defended the company’s partnership with large Catholic hospital system Ascension Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. The partnership, nicknamed “Project Nightingale,” recently came under criticism after news outlets revealed 
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Is the future of spaceflight female?  Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman spacewalk at the end of 2019. The 2020s is beginning with the duo scheduled to repeat their historic first twice more by the end of January. Is the future of spaceflight female? If popular culture
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BOSTON – Anyone who thinks the international weather community has given up the fight to protect key portions of the radio frequency spectrum from 5G interference is mistaken. After losing a battle at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt, meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, aerospace engineers and radio frequency experts met at the
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Melanie trying out Sungod Vanguard goggles in Val d’Isère Robert Hollingworth As an outdoor sport, skiing depends not just on our ability and experience, but also on weather conditions and suitable equipment. I’m an avid skier myself and have been wondering how gear, even less obvious components than the skis themselves, would affect performance on
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BOSTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet with instruments to gather imagery of coronal mass ejection and monitor solar winds. Congress provided NOAA funding in the 2020 budget for Space Weather Follow On (SWFO), a satellite destined for Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1. The Commerce Department also
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