Antimatter sounds like science fiction, but it’s definitely science fact. But scientists are … [+] puzzled why we see none of it in the cosmos. Getty The answer to that question is an interesting one, which depends on how one understands the statistical analysis of complex experiments. The experimental result could be the early signs of
WASHINGTON — Kacific Broadband Satellites, a startup that ordered a geostationary satellite from Boeing despite reservations about the absence of U.S. export-credit financing, on Dec. 5 said it tapped European and Asian lenders to refinance loans used to buy the satellite. Kacific’s first satellite, Kacific-1 launches Dec. 15 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Kacific-1
This was the company’s second launch at night. Rocket Lab/YouTube Rocket Lab has successfully launched its tenth Electron rocket into orbit, carrying several satellites and performing a key re-entry test, as the U.S. company moves closer to reusing their rockets. Nicknamed “Running Out Of Fingers”, the rocket lifted off from the company’s own launch site
Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg, frequently tells the story of how he got interested in building a space resources industry in the country. His efforts to diversify the country’s economy several years ago led to a meeting with Pete Worden, at the time the director of NASA’s Ames Research Center and a proponent
Have you heard the term the Internet of Bodies (IoB)? That may conjure up a few thoughts that have nothing to do with the true nature of the term, but it’s about using the human body as the latest data platform. At first, this concept seems quite creepy, but then when you realize the possibilities
FILE PHOTO: Bret Greenstein, IBM Global Vice President of Watson Internet of Things Offerings, holds a clone of an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Joey Roulette WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station
Fifty years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing changed how the world viewed space exploration. For the millions of people who watched Neil Armstrong take his first step on the moon’s surface, it inspired new horizons for the human spirit and imagination and even offered the possibility of life beyond our pale blue dot. It’s
Election primaries are closely approaching—and so are the impacts of climate change. This fall, the West Coast battled several wildfires along the coast, as well as mudslides caused by the start of the winter rains. It is hard to get a true pulse of the American public’s opinion by checking social media or the news.
PALISADES, N.Y. (Reuters) – Some 20 miles north of New York City, a team of scientists is searching for clues about how the environment is changing by studying organisms not usually found in the woods around here: corals. A school of fish swim above a staghorn coral colony as it grows on the Great Barrier Reef
WASHINGTON — British satellite operator Inmarsat delisted from the London Stock Exchange Dec. 5, completing a $3.3 billion buyout that some shareholders sought to delay. The High Court of Justice in England and Wales approved the buyout by a private equity consortium Dec. 3, completing the last step Inmarsat needed for the deal to close.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin As the Earth continues to warm, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result of the changing climate. People all over the world are now facing that reality and between 1998 and 2017, 526,000 lives have been lost due to extreme
Ledgers recording body size measurements, measuring tools and a Tennessee Warbler belonging to Field Museum scientist, Dave Willard, who took measurements of 70,716 bird specimens of migratory birds that died in collisions with buildings in Chicago over a period of about four decades are pictured in this photo released on December 4, 2019. Field Museum/Kate
SAN FRANCISCO – The Founder Institute, an accelerator with operations in 180 cities globally, is establishing a new program with ties to the NASA Ames Research Center. The Founder Institute announced open applications Dec. 3 for the Advanced Technologies Accelerator for aerospace, space and frontier technologies firms that have not yet raised seed funding. (Frontier
Many of the U.S.’s top, potato-producing states couldn’t withstand what was a cold and wet harvest … [+] season, and its disastrous timing Getty Much of this year’s agriculture weather news focused on the corn belt with its spring flooding, late planting and potential early freezes. There have been significant weather impacts to other agriculture
FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Brown WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Troves of new data from a NASA probe’s close encounters with the sun are giving scientists unique insight about the solar wind and space weather more generally as the spacecraft
WASHINGTON — Sky and Space Global, a startup planning a constellation of 200 cubesats for low-data-rate communications, has narrowed its near-term focus to raising enough money for an initial eight satellites. Difficulty obtaining financing has delayed Sky and Space Global’s target launch, once anticipated for late 2019, to the end of 2020, the company said
A new study of over 46,000 women in the U.S. has suggested there may be a link between commonly used … [+] hair dying and straightening products and breast cancer. Getty New research featuring over 46,000 women in the U.S. has revealed potentially worrying links between the use of certain hair products and the risk
WASHINGTON — The new head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs affirmed his support for the Space Launch System Dec. 3, saying the long-delayed heavy-lift rocket is “absolutely mandatory” for returning humans to the moon. Speaking at a town hall meeting with agency employees at NASA Headquarters, Doug Loverro, who started work Dec. 2 as the
Prototype of the Force 12 Xplorer being tested near Victoria, British Columbia. It uses a rigid … [+] wingsail for propulsion. Colin Angus It’s been a great year for Open Ocean Robotics, a British Columbia-based startup that makes solar-powered drones that can gather environmental data in real time and help address a multitude of issues.
Scolese said China is a top concern: “They are putting spacecraft up very quickly and we have to stay ahead.” McLEAN, Va. — In his first meeting with reporters as director of the National Reconnaissance Office, Christopher Scolese said the agency is focused on staying ahead of China and on forging closer ties with U.S.