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WASHINGTON — A potential return to operations of satellite megaconstellation company OneWeb is a new source of worry for astronomers who previously had been focused on the effect SpaceX’s Starlink satellites will have on their observations. OneWeb, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, announced July 3 that the British government and Indian telecom
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The city of Wellington, New Zealand, at night. Westend61 | Getty Images The New Zealand government unveiled plans for a program which aims to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in the building and construction sector, and potentially futureproofs the built environment against the impacts of climate change. Initially, the Building for Climate Change program will focus
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As COVID-19 batters the world and its economy, it’s time to rethink sustainable pathways for our planet. Rosy hopes that globalization and economic growth would bankroll waves of green investment and development are no longer realistic. It’s unlikely there will be enough money or attention to banish poverty and inequality, expand health care and overturn
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NOAA forecasters predicting an active 2020 hurricane season are refining storm track and intensity forecasts thanks to data from multiple satellites, including the second Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC-2). Six COSMIC-2 satellites launched in June 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket are gathering more than 4,000 daily radio occultation soundings.
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They call me a mechatronics engineer — a hybrid between a roboticist and a mechanical engineer. In the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, we build and test spacecraft and rovers, the vehicles that can traverse the surface of a destination. In February, we finished the main assembly of
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DevOps plus ‘work from anywhere’ is the real endgame for satellite operators The space industry as we know it was born in the glory days of the Space Age, the 1960s. The collaboration between astronauts on the surface of the moon and Mission Control engineers in Houston was the most “remote” work ever accomplished to
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Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
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The ‘pyjama stripe’ interference pattern denotes the presence of anyons in an electronic system.Credit: James Nakamura and Michael Manfra Physicists have reported what could be the first incontrovertible evidence of the existence of unusual particle-like objects called anyons, first proposed more than 40 years ago. Anyons are latest addition to a growing family of phenomena
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HELSINKI — China launched the classified Shiyan-6 (02) satellite into orbit Saturday, following launch of a new Gaofen ‘multi mode’ Earth observation satellite two days earlier. A Long March 2D carried the Shiyan-6 (02) experimental remote sensing satellite from Jiuquan at 7:45 p.m. Eastern Saturday. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. (CASC) announced success
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Pluto’s thin atmosphere (blue) has experienced an unexpected drop in pressure since it was measured previously, a few years ago. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Planetary science 03 July 2020 The gases that envelop the distant dwarf planet might finally be freezing out and falling to the surface. Pluto’s atmosphere appears to be collapsing — much more dramatically
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Palantir, the sometimes controversial, but always secretive, big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety of other services, has reportedly been eyeing up a public listing this autumn. But in the meantime it’s also continuing to push ahead in the
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Updated 6:15 p.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON — A Rocket Lab Electron rocket failed to reach orbit during a July 4 launch after a problem during the rocket’s second-stage burn. The Electron rocket lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 at Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at 5:19 p.m. Eastern. The launch was originally scheduled for July
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A study on mice found that diets with a high content of black raspberries could reduce skin allergy and skin inflammation due to contact hypersensitivity. Contact hypersensitivity causes redness and other signs of inflammation on the skin. The study was published in the Nutrients journal. Senior author and Ohio State University assistant professor Steve Oghumu
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Mathematicians and public-health experts watched through their fingers in May as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled a series of charts to explain how the government would guide Britain out of coronavirus lockdown. Perhaps most prominent was a colourful dial with a needle hovering near a single digit: 1. The dial indicated R, a now-totemic
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Three months after the coronavirus pandemic upended American society, there are signs of recovery. States are rolling back some of their restrictions on businesses and public gatherings, hoping to undo the economic damage they caused even amid concerns that the pandemic is far from over. NASA is also taking the first initial steps back to
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You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it’s hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd
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WASHINGTON — Airbus Defence and Space on July 2 announced that it will build a geostationary communications satellite for Optus that will provide coverage over Australia and the surrounding region.  Airbus will build the satellite, called Optus-11, on its new OneSat platform, designed with a reconfigurable payload that can steer and reassign beams for different
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