This was the second to last mission for the Delta 4 medium. ULA will retire the vehicle later this summer after the launch of an Air Force GPS satellite. The U.S. Air Force’s 10th Wideband Global Satcom communications satellite (WGS-10) atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket blasted off on Friday at 8:26 PM
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Facebook just had a very bad day. Facebook, including Messenger, and Instagram users across North America experienced outages for most of Wednesday, starting in the afternoon and ending late the same night. Third party outage sites suggested it affected users across the entire globe. The media reported it was perhaps the longest interruption ever experienced
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WASHINGTON — Defense contractor Cubic Corporation on March 14 said it is buying space hardware provider Nuvotronics for $64 million in cash. Nuvotronics builds radio frequency systems for satellites and other applications. Credit: Nuvotronics. Durham, North Carolina-based Nuvotronics will enhance Cubic’s protected communications portfolio, which includes GATR inflatable satcom terminals used by the U.S. military
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The multiverse idea states that there are an arbitrarily large number of Universes like our own out there, embedded in our Multiverse. It’s possible, but not necessary, for other pockets within the Multiverse to exist where the laws of physics are different. Look out at the Universe all you want, with arbitrarily powerful technology, and
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To escape a deserted island, Adam and Jamie build a boat completely out of duct tape and branches. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-on-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/ Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Tweets by MythBusters Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ https://www.instagram.com/Mythbusters/
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back
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Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing – a classic formula for pi hidden in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle’s circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics. But this was the first time scientists had found it “lurking” in the world of physics, when
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Shanahan mentioned space, hypersonic weapons and cyber warfare as three key areas that are getting more attention and resources. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday was grilled by members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2020. Alongside Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman
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Artist’s concept. The surface of Mars.Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Scan the stark Martian surface, and see a dry, dead world. Nothing could survive there, researchers say. The surface is doused by cosmic radiation, devoid of liquid water, and devastatingly cold—last night’s low was 141 below zero F. To sum it up: “The surface is inhospitable,”
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Death metal has a reputation. Its lyrics and imagery revel in a stomach-churning zone of ultra-violence, profanity, and torment. We’re talking crushed skulls. Slit throats. Mutilated everythings and violated etceteras. What kind of effect does this nightmarish barrage have on people who listen to the music? According to new research by psychologists from Macquarie University
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Demis Hassabis, chief executive officer and cofounder of DeepMind Technologies Ltd. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg© 2016 Bloomberg Finance LP DeepMind’s ethics board has been a closely guarded secret ever since the artificial intelligence company was acquired by Google in 2014. But a new report from Hal Hodson at The Economist sheds some light on how the ethics board came
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Adam and Jamie build a ginormous trebuchet without any bolts or screws. The only thing holding this baby together is good old fashioned duct tape! Did you miss the latest episode of MythBusters? Catch up on Discovery GO! https://www.discoverygo.com/mythbusters/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Watch full episodes! http://www.hulu.com/mythbusters http://bit.ly/MythBustersFullEpisodes Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow
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NASA astronauts and scientists are among those in this educational parody of Psy’s popular music video. “NASA Johnson Style” was created, written and produced by the Houston center’s co-op students who volunteered for the project ” to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.” “NASA Johnson
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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. It has been a turbulent few days in the Air Force since Secretary Heather Wilson announced on Friday she will be stepping down to become president
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The SDA will be “uniquely positioned and empowered” to unify and integrate space afforts across the Defense Department. WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday officially established the Space Development Agency as a separate organization within the Department of Defense that will be led by Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike
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Deposit Photos Enhanced By CogWorld Introduction Even though neuroscience has made amazing advances, the origin of consciousness in humans — and its nature and processes — still remain largely unknown; the underlying physiological mechanisms of generating conscious beings are still not clearly understood. However, with the advances in brain mapping and neuroscience, we are perhaps
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