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WASHINGTON — Companies involved in NASA’s exploration program agree with a recent estimate by the head of NASA that landing humans on the moon by 2024 will require an additional $20 billion to $30 billion for the agency. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gave that cost estimate in a June 13 interview with CNN, saying that
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From left: Universidad de Los Andes winners of Biodesign Challenge Laura Calderón, Paola Camacho, Isabel Pulido and Juan Angulo Photo Valery Rizzo Over two days the halls of Parsons School of Design and the Museum of Modern Art teemed with groups of college students rehearsing presentations and discussing projects they had spent months perfecting for
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Scientists have discovered an unexpectedly simple formula that governs one of the most seemingly unknowable limits in physics: determining how much of an electric field a water droplet can withstand before it will burst. This infinitesimal phenomenon has been studied by physicists for decades, but while the overall concept may be easy to imagine, discerning
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MUMBAI (Reuters) – From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology startups are mushrooming in India, catching the attention of investors keen to join the space race. Bellatrix Aerospace CEO Rohan Ganapathy stands next to a vacuum chamber at their laboratory
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SANTA BARBARA, California — A European Ariane 5 rocket successfully launched two communications satellites June 20. The heavy lift launcher took off from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 5:43 p.m. Eastern, carrying the T-16 satellite for AT&T’s DirecTV business, and the Eutelsat-7C satellite for French operator Eutelsat Communications. The 6,330-kilogram T-16 satellite, built
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Machine Learning For Mental Health Depositphotos Introduction Any disturbance in human behavior has immediate and future consequences and costs. So, when a growing number of humans from across nations suffer from some form of mental illness, the cost and consequences to countries’ economic and societal security understandably skyrocket. This is a crisis that is becoming increasingly
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SANTA BARBARA, California — An Indian satellite propulsion startup with eventual plans to also build a small launch vehicle has raised $3 million from a group of venture capital investors. Bangalore, India-based Bellatrix Aerospace intends to use the funds to demonstrate its thruster technology in space. IDFC-Parampara, StartupXseed, Karsemven Fund and Survam Partners led the
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