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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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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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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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When NASA’s InSight descends to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, it’s guaranteed to be a white-knuckle event. Rob Manning, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains the critical steps that must happen in perfect sequence to get the robotic lander safely to the surface. Download this video: https://images.nasa.gov/details-JPL-20181031-INSIGHf-0001-InSight%20Landing%20on%20Mars.html
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What are some of the most overrated health/wellness trends? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Tero Isokauppila, Founder of Four Sigmatic, Finnish American Superfood Company, on Quora: Whether it’s breathwork, YouTube yoga, a silent retreat, or a
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DoD statement: “An acting director of SDA will be announced soon.” WASHINGTON — Less than five months into his tenure as director of the Space Development Agency, Fred Kennedy is stepping down from the post and will be returning to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. “Dr. Fred Kennedy has been serving on a detail
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Here is a close up of a vape device. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Use of e-cigarettes has been exploding among youth, perhaps in more ways than one.   Here is a case where a 17-year old male’s decision to use an e-cigarette literally blew up in his face. Micah G. Katz, M.D. and Katie W. Russell, M.D. from the University
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SANTA BARBARA, California — Fresh off its purchase of geospatial intelligence firm OGSystems in January, Parsons is searching for more companies to buy that would further expand its presence in space, among other industries. Executives at Parsons, speaking during the company’s first earnings call since completing its $534 million initial public offering in May, said
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A new supercomputer model could help astronomers find spiraling, merging systems of two supermassive black holes. These mergers happen often in the universe, but are hard to see. Watch as the simulation reveals the merger’s brighter, more variable X-rays. https://go.nasa.gov/2OsaMAs Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Music: “Games Show Sphere 01” from Killer Tracks This
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin MIT Solve inducts solvers annually to tackle global challenges ranging from early childhood development, brain health to sustainable communities. Each year global challenges are introduced for that which solvers propose new technological solutions to compete for about $1 million in prize funding. Alex Amoyel, director of
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VIENNA (Reuters) – European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up as satellites launched by private companies and other new entrants are adding to the crowding. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General, talks to the
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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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A study published a couple years ago on a cranial growth has recently gotten new life as the media discovered it and has pitched it as “horns” or “bone spurs” created by cell phone use. Anthropologists and other scientists, however, have been thoroughly debunking the study this week and calling journalists out on their lack
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The European Space Agency will chase after another comet in 2028, following the successful Rosetta mission. The ESA’s Comet Interceptor fast-class mission aims to send three spacecraft to visit a “truly pristine comet”, an as-yet-undiscovered icy space rock that has only just arrived in the inner Solar System. “Pristine or dynamically new comets are entirely
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