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
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
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meteorite that crashed into rural southeastern Australia in a fireball in 1969 contained the oldest material ever found on Earth, stardust that predated the formation of our solar system by billions of years, scientists said on Monday. A scanning electron micrograph of a presolar silicon carbide grain, about 8 micrometers in
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
A study showed how much time doctors spend with electronic health record systems for each encounter. … [+] (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Your doctor may be spending more time with your electronic health record (EHR) than with you. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that on average a physician spent 16
BOSTON – The U.S. Air Force is turning increasingly to U.S. government, industry, academia and international partners for help gathering and making sense of terrestrial and space weather data, Air Force officials said Jan. 13 at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting here. “We are reaching out to the broader community, both in the U.S.
The nation’s lead government agency for Alzheimer’s research is looking for a few good men and women. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is reaching out across the country to find individuals interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias and cognitive health, including drug, caregiver and brain stimulation studies. Getty The NIA funds
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic is making progress in the development of its next SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, although the company is saying little about when its existing SpaceShipTwo will be ready to resume test flights. In a Jan. 8 statement, Virgin Galactic announced that the next SpaceShipTwo vehicle achieved a milestone called “weight on wheels,” where
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An ocean-covered planet with a modest CO2 atmosphere, with the other properties of planet TOI 700d,… [+] could potentially be an inhabited planet suitable for life arising on it. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Chris Smith (USRA) Announced on January 6, 2020, NASA’s TESS mission has just
WASHINGTON — SpaceX performed a successful static-fire test Jan. 11 of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a test of its abort system. The Falcon 9 first stage that will be used for the in-flight abort test fired its nine main engines in the test shortly at 10 a.m.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A river of ice flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet down a fjord and out to sea Credit: Laura Faye Tenenbaum When scientists in the 1990s measured the amount of ice melting off the Greenland Ice Sheet, they observed it losing 25 billion tons of ice
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center earlier this month hosted one-on-one meetings with executives from 30 companies from across the space industry. This was the start of a multiyear market study that will influence Air Force (and Space Force) spending on private sector technologies and services over the coming decade. The market study
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Just fill in the blanks Free for commercial use (via PIxabay) Let’s say you’re a scientist, and you just got a call from a reporter asking to interview you about something that’s popped up in the news. Maybe the reporter is looking for an outside perspective.
FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a
HELSINKI — Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. The round was led by Puhua Capital and Huaqiang Capital with six further investors. The funding was secured in October and announced by Galactic Energy late December (Chinese). The funds will be used for
Psychedelics have been a mainstay for a millennia and appreciated in the counter-culture for decades. In 2020, whether consuming, investing, or both, mushrooms are having a moment. PsychedeliTech, a ground-breaking new conference, incubator and discovery platform for psychedelic medicine will host Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
A three-year research and development agreement was signed July 10, but AFRL did not disclose it until Jan. 9 at the company’s request WASHINGTON — The Air Force Research Laboratory announced Jan. 9 that it signed an agreement with small launch startup ABL Space Systems to jointly develop and test rocket propulsion components for future
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The wolf moon, the first full moon of 2020, juxtaposed with street lights in London. (Photo by Yui … [+] Mok/PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images via Getty Images Clear skies across much of Europe on Friday, January 10 heralded excellent views of the first
This article originally appeared in the Dec. 11, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Jim Morhard may be a newcomer to space, but not to astronauts. The NASA deputy administrator often tells the story of how, as a six-year-old in Arlington, Virginia, he and his older brother knocked on the door of a famous neighbor. “He
Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, over the Vestrahorn mountain in the east of Iceland. (Photo by … [+] Owen Humphreys/PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images via Getty Images You might say it was a bit shocking when sensors at the Polarlightcenter in northern Norway picked up electrical currents flowing through the ground on the