Month: December 2018

This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on Dec. 7 in preparation
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#MythBusters | Wednesdays at 9/8c Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/mythbusters-on-science/ Adam and Jamie get into character and figure out whether the buoyancy of a wooden board would allow for both Jack and Rose to survive the frigid North Atlantic in “Titanic.” More MythBusters! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Twitter:
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Get a behind the scenes look a the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. during the Curiosity rover’s harrowing descent through the Martian atmosphere — known as “Seven Minutes of Terror.” News of Curiosity’s safe touchdown following the 13-thousand-to-zero-mile-an-hour descent to the Red Planet’s
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Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the “implementation of the Space Development Agency.” WASHINGTON — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — an organization known for its unconventional approach to solving military
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Any distant gravitational source can emit gravitational waves and send out a signal that deforms the fabric of space, which manifests as gravitational attraction. But this deformation only travels at the speed of light; distant objects must wait a long time before feeling that force.European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS When you travel through the Universe,
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An initiative called Breakthrough Starshot wants to explore another star system using ultra-powerful laser beams and wafer-thin spaceships. It’s a goal that sounds so fantastic, you’d be forgiven for dismissing it as science fiction. But it’s no joke, and the project’s chief engineer says millions of dollars’ worth of work is moving along without any
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WASHINGTON — The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level. The council, during a two-day meeting at NASA Headquarters Dec. 10–11, adopted a recommendation calling on
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Starting with detailed drawings and computer renderings, casts of toy figurines are either 3D printed or hand-carved from wax. The casts then turn out hundreds of textured parts that are assembled and painted. | http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Catch HOW IT’S MADE Thursdays at 9/8c on Science! Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out
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What will disqualify me from being an organ donor? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Zoe-Anne Barcellos, Medicolegal Death Investigator, on Quora: There are several things that can disqualify you from being an organ donor. There are
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SAN FRANCISCO — Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE. The grant, announced Dec. 14, will help ICEYE “maintain the very tight launch schedule ahead,” Rafal Modrzewski, ICEYE chief executive and co-founder, said by email. ICEYE launched the first SAR
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Two fire technicians have died after a generator incident occurred at one of the largest stations in Antarctica. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), on 12 December, the two technicians were performing routine maintenance on a generator building’s fire suppression system. The generator powers a radio transmitter nearby the station. Unfortunately, the maintenance did not
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China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) The Trump trade war with China has never been just about America’s trade deficits. It goes to the heart of great power rivalry. The tariffs
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WASHINGTON — Satellite broadband startup OneWeb, now three months from the launch of its first satellites, is reducing the size of its initial low Earth orbit constellation by a third. Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better
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(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors
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It’s one of America’s favorite foods. Learn how chocolate chip cookies go from industrial mixer to dessert platters across the U.S. | For more How It’s Made, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication. FILE PHOTO: Corn cobs and yellow corn are on display at a market in Mexico City, Mexico May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Henry
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Swedish networking and telecom major Ericsson on Thursday said it had opened a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerator in this tech hub for research and development (R&D) in AI and Automation. “The new facility will accelerate our execution strategy by leveraging AI and Automation technologies to create data-driven, intelligent and robust systems for automation, evolution
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The service, called FlexAir, is targeted at government and military aircraft operators that only want to pay for the broadband they use, without having to make a long-term commitment. WASHINGTON — Satellite communications provider Intelsat announced on Thursday it is launching a new in-flight broadband service aimed at military and government aircraft. The service, called
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Scientists in Germany say they have hit a new superconductivity milestone. According to their paper, they achieved resistance-free electrical current at the highest temperature yet: just 250 Kelvin, or -23 degrees Celsius (-9.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Although the team’s superconducting material has yet to be verified, the claim has merit – the work was led by
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