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FILE PHOTO: The Boeing logo is pictured at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. Picture taken August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing’s multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an “unnecessary” extension from NASA, a watchdog
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Anaa Atoll is nestled in the Tuamotu archipelago in French Polynesia Geordie Torr The breathtakingly tranquil waters of Anaa, one of many French Polynesian isles that dot the South Pacific, belie the island’s turbulent past. Most recently, a 1983 hurricane devastated the coral-fringed atoll and its lavish supply of coconut trees that gifted the residents
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A star was ejected from the Milky Way galaxy by the supermassive black hole at its center. Sergey Koposov About five million years ago, when our earliest Australopithecine ancestors had just branched off from the ancestors of modern chimpanzees, a cosmic catastrophe occurred. A star from the Milky Way galaxy experienced an encounter that would doom
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Where we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re headed impacts everything else in our lives. When we examine the movements and decisions people make in their physical environments, we see patterns of human behavior. The science of mapping and understanding patterns critical to business and government is powered by a geographic information system, or
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This old-style television set, complete with antennae to pick up broadcast signals, is considered… [+] tremendously archaic by modern standards. Yet these antennae are, in some sense, a very specific type of radio telescope, and can be used by a clever-enough scientist to actually reveal the Big Bang. Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via
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A LiDAR image of a swamp near Manoa, in Rondônia State, Brazil; one of Pachama’s reforestation … [+] projects in South America. LiDAR images feed into machine learning technology to help estimate carbon sequestration forests Pachama When Argentinian entrepreneur Diego Saez Gil found himself between ventures in 2017, he went to the Madre de Dios
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Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, wearing a ground prototype of … [+] NASA’s new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU), is seen during a demonstration of the suit, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at NASA Headquarters. NASA/Joel Kowsky If NASA can transcend today’s fractious and uncertain political climate, there’s no reason that
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It’s more than passing strange that in an age of so much scientific and medical progress so many people remain in the dark about the science of their own private parts. That this can be a cause of embarrassment is one of the least of the harmful consequences of such ignorance. As Dr. Jen Gunter
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