This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 0 Score: 90.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa, 25.00 mit
SpaceX wins NASA contract to develop human landing system for returning to the moon Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:11:25 +0000 The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program. SpaceX was in the running alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics, but reportedly undercut both […] Match ID: 1 Score: 90.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa, 25.00 mit
If all goes to plan, craft will ascend to 10 feet above the surface of Mars, hover for 30 seconds, then rotate before descending
Nasa on Monday will attempt to fly a miniature helicopter above the surface of Mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
If all goes to plan, the 1.8kg helicopter will slowly ascend to an altitude of three metres above the Martian surface, hover for 30 seconds, then rotate before descending to a gentle landing on all four legs. The flight is due to take place at 3.30am US eastern daylight time (8.30am BST/7.30am GMT). But data confirming the outcome is not expected to reach Nasa until about three hours later.
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NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:44 EDT NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT). Match ID: 7 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:28 EDT NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Match ID: 8 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:51:50 GMT SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade. Match ID: 9 Score: 65.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.
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As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:01 EDT NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. Match ID: 12 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:35 EDT The following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator: Match ID: 13 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:19 EDT NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues. Match ID: 14 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17 EDT NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program. Match ID: 15 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Match ID: 16 Score: 65.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an Atmosphere? Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 A veritable hellscape of an exoplanet is challenging researchers’ assumptions about what types of worlds host atmospheres. Match ID: 18 Score: 60.71 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 46.43 nasa, 14.29 planets
NASA Adds Vulcan Centaur Launch Services to Launch Services Contract Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:57 EDT NASA has awarded a contract modification to United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to add Vulcan Centaur launch services to the company's NASA Launch Services II (NLS II) contract, in accordance with the contract’s on-ramp provision. Match ID: 19 Score: 55.71 source: www.nasa.gov age: 3 days qualifiers: 55.71 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2021 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:00:39 +0000 Change of Command Ceremony: A Change of Command ceremony was performed today during which Shannon Walker assumed command of the ISS from Sergey Ryzhikov. This is in preparation for 63 undock and return tomorrow, April 16. Payloads Astrobee/Gecko-2: The crew continued science objectives for the Astrobee free-flier equipped with a Gecko perching arm. Assistive Free-Flyers … Match ID: 20 Score: 55.71 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 3 days qualifiers: 55.71 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/14/2021 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:00:31 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 21 Score: 46.43 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 4 days qualifiers: 46.43 nasa
NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:32 EDT Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16. Match ID: 22 Score: 37.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 5 days qualifiers: 37.14 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/13/2021 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:00:09 +0000 Payloads Cell Biology Experiment Facility – Left (CBEF-L): The crew continued the series of CBEF-L activities with an Measurement Experiment Unit detachment, transfer of the temperature logger data, and closeout of the humidifier 2 system. CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, … Match ID: 23 Score: 37.14 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 5 days qualifiers: 37.14 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/12/2021 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:00:58 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 24 Score: 27.86 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 6 days qualifiers: 27.86 nasa
The Guardian’s own Jonathan Liew has written that the idea of a European Super League is one that could only have been devised by someone who truly hates football to its bones.
Who hates football so much that they want to prune it, gut it, dismember it, from the grassroots game to the World Cup. Who finds the very idea of competitive sport offensive, an unhealthy distraction from the main objective, which in a way has always been capitalism’s main objective.
On Uefa’s stance on all this: there’s an executive committee meeting today in Switzerland. Italian journo Fabrizio Romano reports Europe’s governing body is on the same page as Fifa, the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga in that teams will be banned from the Champions League and domestic leagues if they take part in the European Super League.
UEFA Executive Committee meeting scheduled for today in Montreux.
UEFA, FIFA, PL, Liga, Serie A on the same position: #SuperLeague has been disapproved. No UCL, no domestic leagues for the 12 clubs. #SuperLeague clubs insist they want to play in the domestic leagues too. ⚠️
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With journeys to distant corners of the globe still on hold, our writers are gearing up to hike, climb, camp, and swim on home turf
When we were kids it was always UK holidays, usually under canvas, and always recalled with affection. I have no problem giving up foreign travel for a while, although I do miss the sheer scale and biodiversity of distant wildernesses and worry about the communities who invested hope, and effort, in tourism as a way of holding off the oilmen, gold prospectors and road diggers. I’m praying they hang on. We will return!
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Retiring head of Merseyside force says if he had £5bn he would spend 20% on policing and 80% on cutting poverty
Cutting poverty and inequality is the best way to reduce crime, a police chief has said, calling for more money for deprived areas to thwart criminals’ attempts to recruit those left desperate by deprivation.
In an unusually frank interview for a senior officer, given to mark his retirement as chief constable of Merseyside police, Andy Cooke said that if he was given £5bn to cut crime, he would put £1bn into law enforcement and £4bn into tackling poverty.
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Former Liberal Democrat minister Tom Brake responds to an article by Polly Toynbee on the 2014 act
In response to Polly Toynbee’s article (Cameron passed a lobbying act, but it was never meant to curb corruption, 15 April), as a Liberal Democrat minister in coalition, I was involved in drawing up the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. At no point did I, or any of my colleagues, ever discuss introducing measures designed to target the National Union of Students because we “lived in terror” of it.
What we did discuss was the risk of groups similar to the US National Rifle Association emerging as major players in UK politics. These organisations support a preferred candidate by viciously targeting their main opponent, but because they act “independently”, their spending does not count against their favoured candidate’s election spending limit.
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With the poignant sight of the widowed Queen, the world glimpsed an era that is not just ending, but inevitably on its way
You could barely see her, but you could glimpse the future. Maybe it was the sepulchral gloom of the dark wooden stalls of St George’s chapel, or perhaps it was the restraint of a TV director keeping their distance, respecting the privacy of the moment, but the Queen was hardly visible in the live coverage of her late husband’s funeral on Saturday. Masked and in an unlit corner, the monarch was all but unseen.
When the camera did catch her, it made for a poignant sight: the widow alone, an image that “broke hearts around the world,” in the words of the Washington Post, but one that will resonate in the UK especially. Even the sternest republican has long admitted that an extraordinary bond exists between Elizabeth and the people who have been her subjects for nearly seven decades. Now, if anything, that bond will be strengthened.
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Final exam worries grow with in-person teaching still banned at universities in England
Anxiety is mounting among students who are feeling underprepared for their final exams after more than 12 months of major disruption, with some universities reporting that more students than usual are asking to repeat the year.
Students in England were told last week that those who are not studying for practical courses will not be permitted to return to campuses until 17 May, prompting frustration that they will not receive any in-person teaching or access to study spaces and libraries until the teaching term has ended.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week. Match ID: 59 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 25.00 mit
Did we miss it? No, of the “clear plan” an incoming Boris Johnson promised within 12 months, thus differentiating his resolve from the way social care funding had been “shirked by governments for about 30 years”, there is still no sign. Nor of promised cross-party talks.
Although to be fair, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, did ask every single MP and peer for any social care hints or hacks they might have – excluding the thrifty tip, inexplicably omitted from Andrew Dilnot’s 2011 report, that where possible, middle-aged men restrict their relationships to future care-givers at least a decade younger than themselves. This is already being trialled.
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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem? Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000 Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […] Match ID: 63 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 mit
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Everyone On Facebook’s Oversight Board Should Resign Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 The committee's coming decision on banning Donald Trump from the platform is meaningless. Its existence only gets in the way of actually fixing Facebook. Match ID: 65 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 mit
Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden said ‘we committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea’
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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0000 Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just […] Match ID: 70 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 25.00 mit
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee is scheduled to meet for a second time on Friday, April 23, to discuss rare safety concerns about Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 6.8 million people in the U.S. who have received the J&J's shot, six women have been hospitalized with severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine. As a result, federal health officials recommended a "pause" in using the vaccine, a decision that was extended when the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met earlier this week. The emergency meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23. It will be webcast to the public.
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Comcast Corp. "possesses a notable COVID-recovery component with its stores, parks, and theatrical business," which could help its stock even as defensive cable names have lagged recently, according to Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan IV. He upgraded shares of Comcast to outperform from market perform Friday while setting a $61 price target. Louthan sees room for upside from the NBCUniversal business, noting that Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening this week at limited capacity and with some restrictions. NBC has other open theme parks that were running at about 35% capacity late last year, with room to head higher. "We believe the uncertain timing of Universal Studios Hollywood reopening had been an overhang on the business," Louthan wrote in a note to clients. Louthan also sees potential in the company's Peacock streaming business and its mobility business. Peacock could start showing benefits from its exclusive streaming deal for "The Office" and could eventually come to reap rewards from the postponed Olympics, due to take place this summer, he argued. The mobility side of the business could show some improvements from the reopening of Xfinity stores, he continued. "Comcast appears to be giving up some gains from the renegotiation with Verizon this week, cutting prices by up to $15/month per line, implying aggressive promotions," Louthan wrote. "That said, we believe subscriber gains drive investor interest and significantly reduce churn." Shares of Comcast are up 1.3% in premarket trading Friday. They've gained 9.2% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 10.7%.
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Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November
Preparations for vital UN climate talks to take place this year in Glasgow are set to intensify next month, after nations compromised over how to conduct virtual negotiations ahead of the summit.
The climate talks, called Cop26, are set for November after being postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit is viewed as one of the last chances to put the world on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and tackle the climate emergency.
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AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions. Match ID: 86 Score: 17.86 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 mit
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China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size Match ID: 92 Score: 17.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 mit
Biden Tells Putin He Must Return His Oval Office Keys Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:32:09 +0000 “Look, pal, if you want to have a summit meeting, you’re gonna have to give back the keys,” Biden reportedly told the Russian. Match ID: 93 Score: 17.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 mit
10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications Match ID: 98 Score: 15.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit, 2.86 planets
Morpheus Turns a CPU Into a Rubik’s Cube to Defeat Hackers Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT University of Michigan’s Todd Austin explains how his team’s processor defeated every attack in DARPA's hardware hacking challenge Match ID: 99 Score: 14.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days qualifiers: 14.29 mit
Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Match ID: 100 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Students' Lunar Pad Could Help NASA Return to the Moon Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:30:00 GMT A student team's lunar landing pad could help NASA astronauts avoid Apollo's risky moon landings Match ID: 102 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 40 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
3D-Printed Thruster Boosts Range of CubeSat Applications Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:16:00 GMT Inexpensive and accessible electrical propulsion could be a boon for satellite-based Internet and Earth observing networks Match ID: 105 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 66 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.
In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.
Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.
Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.
German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness
ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".
In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.
Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.
Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.
Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.
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The European Space Agency and NASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to take Europe to the Moon.
This historic agreement will see ESA Member States contribute a number of essential elements to the first human outpost in lunar orbit, known as the Gateway.
It confirms ESA’s commitment to delivering at least two European Service Modules that provide electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen to NASA’s Orion spacecraft – with more to come. ESA will fly astronauts to the Gateway as the result of the MoU.
ESA’s head of the Legal Services, Marco Ferrazzani, explains how these agreements will take us forward to the Moon.
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth Match ID: 111 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 133 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:26:00 GMT Nokia Bell Labs and NASA team up to bring wireless networks to the moon Match ID: 115 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 167 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
China to Launch Space Mining Bot Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources Match ID: 116 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
NASA’s Mars Rover Required a Special Touch for Its Robotic Arms Thu, 27 Aug 2020 05:30:00 GMT ATI Industrial Automation brings its Force/Torque Sensor from the factory floor to the harsh environment of Mars’ surface. Match ID: 118 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 235 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Zombie Satellites Return From the Graveyard Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT Mission Extension Vehicles give dead spacecraft a new lease on life Match ID: 120 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 304 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
SpaceX Returns U.S. Astronauts to Space Sat, 30 May 2020 19:40:00 GMT The new Dragon 2 spacecraft is reminiscent of the Gemini spacecraft, not the space shuttle Match ID: 121 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 323 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one Match ID: 123 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 359 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
NASA Begins Testing Next Moon Rover Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:55:00 GMT VIPER will search for water ice in the Moon’s south pole craters Match ID: 127 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground Match ID: 128 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Fixing Problems Before They Happen at NASA Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:00 GMT Jeannette Plante’s QA work on space missions goes a lot deeper than inspections Match ID: 133 Score: 12.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 53 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
NASA Highlights Astrophysics Missions at ‘Super Bowl of Astronomy’ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:54 EST Experts from across NASA will discuss topics ranging from black holes to exploding stars to planets beyond our solar system at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Match ID: 134 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 97 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
About Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky, Potentially Habitable Planets Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00 EDT According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in temperature to our Sun could have a rocky planet capable of supporting liquid water on its surface. Match ID: 135 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 171 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:01 EDT NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets. Match ID: 136 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 310 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:33 EST Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life. Match ID: 137 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 450 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:16 EDT NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. Match ID: 140 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 9 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/09/2021 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:00:33 +0000 64 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 64S successfully launched at 2:43 AM CT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Oleg Novitskiy, Petr Dubrov, and Mark Vande Hei on board. The vehicle docked at MRM1 at 6:21 AM CT. The ISS crew complement has increased to 10 crewmembers and will remain so until 63S undock on April 17. Payloads Astrobee/Gecko: … Match ID: 142 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 9 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Global Change Research Support Services Contract Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:57 EDT NASA has awarded the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Support Services contract to ICF Incorporated LLC of Fairfax, Virginia. Match ID: 143 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 10 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/08/2021 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:00:56 +0000 Payloads Biolab: The crew searched and found a missing incubator inspection window. The window has been installed in the desired location. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the Columbus laboratory. It’s used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to gain … Match ID: 144 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 10 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/07/2021 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:00:25 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 145 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 11 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/06/2021 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:00:50 +0000 Payloads Cell Biology Experiment Facility – Left (CBEF-L): In support of the SAIBO logistics and maintenance configuration G, the crew verified various cable connections related to a temperature sensor. CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, and a larger diameter centrifugal test … Match ID: 146 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 12 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/05/2021 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:00:30 +0000 SpaceX Crew-1 Port Relocation: This morning, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, undocked the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience from the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 5:25 a.m. CT and relocated to the space-faring port at approximately 6:08 a.m. CT. The relocation … Match ID: 147 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 13 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/02/2021 Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:00:23 +0000 ISS Reboost: Today the ISS performed a reboost using the SM Aft 75P R&D thrusters at 7:14 AM CT. This is the second of two planned reboosts to set up phasing for the 64S two-orbit rendezvous on April 9th and 63S landing on April 17th. The burn duration was 2 minutes and 9 seconds with … Match ID: 148 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 16 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.
Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.
In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.
As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.
Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection.
Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 150 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 20 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
The second European Service Module that will power the Orion spacecraft on a crewed flyby of the Moon is fitted with a special engine at Airbus facilities in Germany.
This engine belonged to Space Shuttle Atlantis, and is one of five refurbished engines to be paired with the first five European Service Modules. Technicians carefully install the engine in Airbus’ cleanroom.
ESM is the powerhouse of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. It will provide critical functions such as the propulsion system to get astronauts to the Moon, and the consumables astronauts need to stay alive.
ESM-2 will fuel the crewed Orion spacecraft during a flyby of the Moon for Artemis 2 and is currently undergoing integration and other testing in Europe before it is delivered to NASA this summer.
Meanwhile in the United States, the first European Service Module is making its way to the launch pad as part of the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission test flight later this year. Next stop is fuelling, due to take place next week.
ESM is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Artemis programme and includes involvement from 10 European nations.
ESA recently signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion. These modules will be used for the Artemis IV to VI missions. The first two Modules in the contract are part of Europe’s contribution to the international lunar Gateway – a new space station around the Moon.
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NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:11 EDT As a leading agency observing and understanding environmental changes to Earth, NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force. Match ID: 153 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 31 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:00 EST NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft. NASA is also supporting these new electric aircraft by developing quiet, efficient, reliable technology these vehicles will need Match ID: 155 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 52 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:21 EST NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission. Match ID: 161 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 73 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:30 EST In an effort to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden Administration’s climate science objectives for NASA, the agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York, to serve in the role in an acting capacity. Match ID: 162 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 74 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:48 EST On May 10, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will say farewell to asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth. Match ID: 163 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 82 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:09 EST Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Match ID: 164 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 94 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:23 EST Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14. Match ID: 165 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 96 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-Star World Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:40 EST Years after its detection, astronomers have confirmed a planet called KOI-5Ab orbiting in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration. Match ID: 166 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 97 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA, NSF Sign Agreement to Advance Space, Earth, Biological, Physical Sciences Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:41 EST NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies’ intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the progress of science. Match ID: 167 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 101 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Highlights Innovation, Technology at Virtual SciTech Forum Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:51 EST Experts from across NASA will participate in the 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Match ID: 168 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 103 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Contract for X-59 Community Overflight Operations Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:37 EST NASA has selected Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to provide support for the community overflight response phase of the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) mission. Match ID: 172 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 122 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Contract for Global Hawk Skyrange Program Tue, 15 Dec 2020 15:03 EST NASA has selected Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. (NGSC) of San Diego to provide demonstration engineering, manufacturing, and technical support for the Global Hawk Skyrange program at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Match ID: 173 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 124 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Gen. Chuck Yeager Mon, 07 Dec 2020 23:19 EST "Gen. Yeager's pioneering and innovative spirit advanced America's abilities in the sky and set our nation's dreams soaring into the jet age." Match ID: 175 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 132 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Highlights New Findings, Upcoming Missions at Virtual AGU Meeting Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:27 EST NASA and researchers from around the world will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 1-17, held virtually this year. Match ID: 176 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 138 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Stowage Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:35 EDT NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Oct. 29, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and the mission’s work to safely stow the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu. Match ID: 177 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 171 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:02 EDT NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Match ID: 178 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 174 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:35 EDT Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival Match ID: 180 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 207 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:04 EDT NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards. Match ID: 182 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 282 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:36 EDT NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Match ID: 184 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 292 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet Match ID: 185 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Imagining Another Earth Thu, 28 May 2020 10:27 EDT This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. Match ID: 186 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 325 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
What It’s Like to Sweat the Launch of a New Spaceship Wed, 27 May 2020 14:19:00 GMT A former mission controller remembers the last time the United States dared to put humans in a new type of spacecraft—and some hard-won lessons for today Match ID: 187 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 326 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels Match ID: 188 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
AAS Names 29 NASA-Affiliated Legacy Fellows Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00 EDT Twenty-nine scientists working at or affiliated with NASA have been named Fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Match ID: 190 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 353 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data Wed, 15 Apr 2020 11:21 EDT A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Match ID: 193 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 368 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 194 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 389 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 195 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 424 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
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Unknown hackers attempted to add abackdoor to the PHP source code. It was two maliciouscommits, with the subject “fix typo” and the names of known PHP developers and maintainers. They were discovered and removed before being pushed out to any users. But since 79% of the Internet’s websites use PHP, it’s scary.
Developers have moved PHP to GitHub, which has better authentication. Hopefully it will be enough — PHP is a juicy target.
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.
The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick routinely takes. The units on the right are part of the summer camp, during which researchers sleep in tents.
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, Antarctica also provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is a little easier to access than space.
Part of the 17th crew to spend an entire year at one of the most remote bases in the world, Nick and 11 other crew members have taken up the adventurous challenge in the backdrop of a pandemic to continue important research that is furthering space exploration.
Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, Concordia is a collaboration between the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic programme, and is one of only three bases that is inhabited all year long.
As well as offering around nine months of complete isolation, Concordia’s location at 3233 m altitude means the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia – lack of oxygen in the brain.
During the Antarctic winter, the crew of up to 15 people also endure four months of complete darkness: the sun disappears from May and is not seen again until late August.
Temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, with a yearly average of –50°C. The temperature at the time of this image was -65°C, with wind chill at about -80°C. To put this cold into perspective, it was so cold that the camera battery died within ten minutes.
As a station set in Earth’s harshest space, Concordia is an ideal stand-in for studying the human psychological and physiological effects of extreme cold, isolation and darkness. For the rest of the year, Nick is poking and prodding the crew for samples to study changes in mood, immune systems, blood cells, and gut health.
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world Match ID: 203 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
DARPA Prepares for the Subterranean Challenge Final Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:44:00 GMT Three years of underground robotics competitions culminate in a final event in September with $5 million in prize money Match ID: 205 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Google’s Project Zerodiscovered, and caused to be patched, eleven zero-day exploits against Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Windows, and iOS. This seems to have been exploited by “Western government operatives actively conducting a counterterrorism operation”:
The exploits, which went back to early 2020 and used never-before-seen techniques, were “watering hole” attacks that used infected websites to deliver malware to visitors. They caught the attention of cybersecurity experts thanks to their scale, sophistication, and speed.
It’s true that Project Zero does not formally attribute hacking to specific groups. But the Threat Analysis Group, which also worked on the project, does perform attribution. Google omitted many more details than just the name of the government behind the hacks, and through that information, the teams knew internally who the hacker and targets were. It is not clear whether Google gave advance notice to government officials that they would be publicizing and shutting down the method of attack...
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Currency Hedging in Emerging Markets: Managing Cash Flow Exposure 2021-04-06T00:00:00EDT Economies with less liquid foreign exchange derivative markets offer firms fewer options to hedge their currency risk. Given the limitations of natural hedging, these firms are more exposed to systemic risk. Match ID: 207 Score: 3.57 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 13 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Scientists Need to Admit What They Got Wrong About Covid Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Over the last year, the scientific community has been reluctant to openly discuss its missteps. But coming clean could help prevent the next pandemic. Match ID: 209 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 17 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.
If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.
Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.
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Actually, Covid Optimists and Pessimists Are Both Right Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Mild and dire forecasting models serve different purposes, and can be tricky to interpret. But when they appear similar, it may signal the end of the pandemic. Match ID: 211 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 23 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Army Trains AI to Identify Faces in the Dark Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a dataset of faces to train facial recognition that works in darkness Match ID: 213 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 40 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price Match ID: 215 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 72 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming Match ID: 218 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Should the DoD’s Tech Professionals Work From Home—Permanently? Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:24:00 GMT The Defense Innovation Board recommends continuing remote work beyond the pandemic, at home and in a nationwide network of coworking spaces Match ID: 219 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 174 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium Match ID: 221 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality Match ID: 222 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit Match ID: 225 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 249 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Attention Rogue Drone Pilots: AI Can See You! Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT Israeli machine learning system turns drone tracking data into a finger pointed right at a concealed pilot Match ID: 226 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 269 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Tiny Satellites Could Distribute Quantum Keys Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:30:00 GMT CubeSat design packs entangled photon generator into small space Match ID: 228 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
New Antenna Will Boost UAV Communication with Satellites Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:00:00 GMT The antenna can switch between a general and broadside radiation pattern, the latter of which emits a signal directly above the UAV and into space Match ID: 232 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 404 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
The Inside Story of the First Picture of a Black Hole Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT Here’s how the Event Horizon Telescope team pieced together the now-famous image of a black hole Match ID: 235 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 444 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit