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In the early 1970s, when satellites first began snapping photos of Earth, scientists noticed a mysterious hole in one of Antarctica’s seasonal ice packs, floating on the Lazarev Sea. Come summertime the gap had disappeared, and for decades the strange event went unexplained. Then, a year and a half ago, during the continent’s coldest winter months, when
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WASHINGTON — The Senate is expected to vote this week on three nominees to serve on the board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, giving it the ability for the first time in years to approve large deals, including for satellites and launches. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture motions May
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The vocabulary we currently use to describe sexual orientation is hopelessly inadequate, with labels like ‘gay’, ‘straight’ and ‘bi’ falling far short of the complex reality, a large long-term study suggests. Far from being being a fixed preference, the findings suggest that sexual identity and attraction undergo extensive and often subtle changes throughout a person’s life,
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Doctors are not the same and not interchangeable. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Back when I was in business school, I interviewed for a job at a health care consulting firm. During one of the interviews, a partner there told me that there isn’t too much difference between running a hospital and running a fast food
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is asking for more input on how to expand the use of C-band spectrum predominantly used by satellite operators. The request, issued May 3, suggests it is increasingly unlikely that the agency will make a decision in the first half of the year as satellite operators had previously
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Personal gadgets known as “hearables,” which communicate with the neural signals passing through our ears in order to monitor and interact with our brains, are on their way. Hearables could help us focus on specific conversations, like smart hearing aids, or monitor our brain activity to treat tinnitus. That’s according to Poppy Crum, the Stanford University neuroscientist and chief scientist
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WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration office charged with overseeing commercial space transportation is planning a reorganization that will seek the make the office more efficient, but could mean the end of some of its work promoting the industry. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the planned restructuring of the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station early May 4 after a one-day delay caused by a droneship problem. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 2:48 a.m. Eastern, placing the Dragon into orbit nearly 10 minutes later. The
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