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No Antenna Could Survive Europa’s Brutal, Radioactive Environment—Until Now
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:30:00 GMT
To explore Jupiter’s moon for signs of life, JPL developed a brand new, all-metal design
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We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT
“Cozy futurism” reimagines tech for the greater good
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What Bezos' Big Day Means for Commercial Spaceflight
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
This week, Steven Levy fills us in on the Blue Origin launch, its implications, and why so many billionaires are obsessed with space travel.
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Latest Dune trailer gives us our best look yet at Denis Villeneuve’s epic film
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:59:09 +0000
It's the first half of a planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel.
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Event Horizon Telescope captures birth of black hole jet in Centaurus A
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:16:42 +0000
Images narrow down possible theoretical explanations for how black hole jets form.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/22/2021
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:00:21 +0000
Payloads Exploration Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) – Toilet: The crew completed a fit-check of the Collapsible Contingency Urinal (CCU) with the Toilet. Additionally, the crew inspected Toilet air filters for loose particulates and damage. The Toilet System is an Exploration Technology Demonstration that has evolved into a permanent United States On-orbit Segment …
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NASA Perseverance Mars Rover to Acquire First Sample
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:45 EDT
NASA is making final preparations for its Perseverance Mars rover to collect its first-ever sample of Martian rock, which future planned missions will transport to Earth.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/21/2021
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:00:02 +0000
Crew Dragon Endeavour Port Relocation: Today, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, undocked Crew Dragon Endeavour from the Node 2 Forward International Docking Adapter (IDA) at 5:45 AM CT and docked to the Node 2 Zenith IDA at 6:36 AM CT. This relocation cleared the …
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Media Invited to Learn About NASA Mission to Study Intense Storms
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:40 EDT
NASA is inviting media to learn more about an upcoming airborne science campaign to study intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States, which will aid scientists in their understanding of how such storms affect Earth’s atmosphere and climate change.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/20/2021
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:00:02 +0000
Payloads Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew completed the closeout procedures for the CAL Slice-7 Removal & Replacement (R&R). The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to about one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, much colder than the average temperature of deep space. At these low temperatures, atoms have almost …
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NASA Invites Media to Launch of Landsat 9 From West Coast
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:41 EDT
Media accreditation is open for the upcoming launch of the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat in 1972.
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NASA Science Mission Directorate to Hold Town Hall Meeting
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:47 EDT
NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 22, to discuss updates to NASA's science program and share the current status of NASA activities.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/19/2021
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:00:56 +0000
Payloads Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) – Fluids and Combustion Facility: The crew exchanged the manifold #4 bottle with a bottle containing 100% C2H6. The CIR includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel, and oxidizer control, and five different cameras for performing combustion investigations in microgravity. ESA-Education Payload Operations (EPO) Mission X Video: The crew recorded …
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NASA Sets Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Starliner Launch
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:50 EDT
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch, launch, and docking activities for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/16/2021
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:00:24 +0000
Payloads Human Research Facility-2 (HRF-2): The crew removed the Payload Ethernet Hub Bridge (PEHB) from the HRF-2 rack and replaced it with an improved Payload Ethernet Hub Gateway (PEHG). HRF-2 provides an on-orbit laboratory that enables human life science researchers to study and evaluate the physiological, behavioral and chemical changes induced by spaceflight. Research performed …
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NASA to Brief Early Science from Perseverance Mars Rover
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:07 EDT
NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 21, to discuss early science results from the agency’s Perseverance Mars rover and its preparations to collect the first-ever Martian samples for planned return to Earth.
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Tokyo Olympic Games 2020: the opening ceremony – live!
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:49:44 GMT

Mount Fuji: Tennis champion Naomi Osaka takes the torch from our team of kids and jogs up the steps to the summit of the temporary Mount Fuji that’s been erected in the stadium. Following her recent travails and admissions of mental frailty, who better than her to do the honours? And to be clear, no ... it’s you who is crying. Naomi Osaka lights the cauldron, built in the shape of a flower with its petals open. Let the Games begin!

Slowly but surely. We’re getting there. The flame makes its way across the stadium, a local doctor and nurse taking temporary possession. They’re loving it! They positively bound towards a seven-times Japanese Paralympian, waving enthusiastically to all present. The flamne now goes to a team of local students.

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UK Covid live news: more than 800,000 people had coronavirus last week, ONS estimates
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:43:47 GMT

Cases increased in all four nations, says Office for National Statistics

Turning back to the ONS infection survey, here are the figures from the data tables showing the estimate for what percentage of the population in England would have tested positive on 14 July by region.

North-east: 1 in 45

Experts and charities have raised the alarm about rising youth violence in the UK and say it could erupt over the summer, aggravated by Covid lockdowns, mental health problems and months out of education, my colleague Jessica Murray reports.

Related: Youth violence likely to explode over summer, UK experts fear

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Chevrolet issues second recall to prevent Bolt EV battery fires
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:38:49 +0000
GM and LG Chem found a second issue and will replace battery modules.
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Rwandans have long been used to Pegasus-style surveillance | Michela Wrong
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:10:55 GMT

Information-gathering always was a speciality of President Paul Kagame. Modern technology has simply extended his remit

It was a silver BlackBerry, surprisingly heavy in the hand, belonging to a businessman who had flown from Kigali to South Africa to visit the exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya. The businessman, Apollo Kiririsi Gafaranga, boasted that he had bought it in Qatar.

“It cost me $10,000,” a friend of Karegeya’s remembers the businessman telling them. “It’s a model you can only buy in the Middle East, a phone you can’t be tracked on.” Karegeya picked it up, weighed it, and put it back down on the counter where it was charging. “You’ve been robbed,” the ex spy chief joked.

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Good luck getting a state rebate on your new electric car
2021-07-23T14:07:28+00:00
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At least 100 of 613 US athletes unvaccinated as Tokyo Olympics begin
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:04:51 GMT
  • USOPC is ‘quite happy’ with number of vaccinated athletes
  • Vaccination is not required for athletes competing at Games

About 100 of the 613 US athletes arriving in Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief said hours before Friday night’s opening ceremony.

Medical director Jonathan Finnoff said 567 of the American athletes had filled out their health histories as they prepared for the trip, and estimated 83% had replied they were vaccinated.

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Moderna's stock jumps after announcing its COVID-19 shot is nearing authorization for teens in Europe
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:02:39 GMT

Shares of Moderna Inc. gained 4.7% in trading on Friday after the company said that European regulators recommended authorizing its COVID-19 vaccine for teens as young as 12 years old. The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use issued the recommendation; next up will be the final decision from the European Commission. Moderna's shot has not yet been authorized for teens in the U.S. The company's shares have soared 223.2% so far this year, while the S&P 500 is up 16.3%.

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On Facebook, quoting 'Dune' gets you suspended while posting COVID and vaccine misinformation gets you recommended | ZDNet
2021-07-23T13:42:50+00:00
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From modernist myopia to civic weakness, our historic buildings have paid the price | Ian Jack
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:41:27 GMT

Liverpool’s attempt to turn its waterfront into a toytown Shanghai has led to its delisting as a Unesco world heritage site

In the 30 years after the end of the second world war, many British cities embarked on the wholesale destruction of their history. Residential streets were out and tower blocks were in, and cars had always to be accommodated. The dense, extravagant, smoke-stained fabric of the Victorian city came down in clouds of dust. It was often calculated that the country had knowingly obliterated more of its historic buildings in the 1950s and 60s than the Luftwaffe’s bombs had managed in wartime. Behind it all, wrote the architectural historian Gavin Stamp, lay “a sense of shame about the industrial past, a visceral and blinkered rejection of the dark but substantial legacy of the Victorians – fuelled in part by a crude socialist vision – that could amount to little more than civic self-hatred”.

Labour-controlled local authorities certainly had their follies – entire neighbourhoods vanished in Glasgow for the sake of an inner-city motorway – but socialism was no more to blame for the architectural destruction than greed, corruption, ineptitude and the strange idea that Britain’s supreme century in terms of its technical achievements and global influence had produced risible buildings that weren’t worth keeping. “Whatever may be said in favour of the Victorians, it is pretty generally admitted that few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks,” wrote PG Wodehouse in 1937; and, minus a few dissenters such as John Betjeman, that view held good into the 1970s.

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Susan Su on how to approach growth as your startup raises each round
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:16:50 +0000
'At each layer of your growth model, you don't want to just be relying on ads or just be relying on SEO or just be relying on email marketing … you really want to have your eggs in multiple baskets.'
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Facebook Says ‘Death to Khamenei’ Posts Are OK for the Next Two Weeks
2021-07-23T13:12:53+00:00
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Payments company Paystone raises $23.8M to help service-based businesses engage with customers
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:00:04 +0000
Paystone provides electronic payments and customer engagement technology to businesses, particularly those that provide services.
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World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:37:40 GMT

Unesco says ‘the facts are the facts and the science is the science’ after its recommendation is ignored

The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing.

The 21-country World Heritage Committee on Friday ignored a scientific assessment from the UN’s science and culture organisation, Unesco, that the reef was clearly in danger from climate change and so should be placed on the list.

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Google Drive will let you block other users to stop potential harassment
2021-07-23T12:37:15+00:00
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Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics?
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:12:08 GMT

Speaker is locked in a battle of wills with Kevin McCarthy who is determined to change the political conversation, critics say

It was, Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, one of the darkest days in America’s history – an assault on democracy, Congress and the constitution. “The American people want to know the truth,” she said.

But will the truth of the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol ever be fully told?

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Senators want to make social media liable for spreading health misinformation
2021-07-23T12:06:41+00:00
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Kimberly-Clark profit slides to miss estimates as sales fall short amid reduced demand for tissue
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:50:00 GMT

Kimberly-Clark Corp. shares slid 3.9% in premarket trade Friday, after the consumer goods company missed earnings estimates for the second quarter and lowered its guidance, as higher costs and reduced demand for consumer tissue weighed. The company posted net income of $404 million, or $1.19 a share, in the quarter, down from $681 million, or $1.99 a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.47, missing the $1.71 FactSet consensus. Sales edged up 2% to $4.722 billion from $4.612 billion, also below the $4.766 billion FactSet consensus. Chief Executive Mike Hsu said the numbers reflect continued pandemic-driven volatility. "We are facing significantly higher input costs and a reversal in consumer tissue volumes from record growth in the year ago period as consumers and retailers in North America continued to reduce home and retail inventory," Hsu said in a statement. "While we look forward to a return to a more normalized environment, we have moved decisively to take pricing actions to mitigate inflationary headwinds and continue to prudently manage costs." The company is now expecting full-year adjusted EPS of $6.65 to $6.90, down from prior guidance of $7.30 to $7.55. It expects sales to grow 1% to 4%, down from prior guidance of 3% to 5%. It also expects to complete a restructuring program in 2021 and to book charges of $2.0 billion to $2.1 billion. Shares have fallen 0.1% in the year through Thursday, while the S&P 500 has gained 16%.

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Deportação e trabalho escravo: governo e Exército tornam política migratória um desastre humanitário
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Enquanto o país vivia a maior crise sanitária em um século, Bolsonaro passa a “boiada” nas políticas migratórias, com ajuda dos militares.

The post Deportação e trabalho escravo: governo e Exército tornam política migratória um desastre humanitário appeared first on The Intercept.


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COP26 will be most important summit ever, but the UK’s leadership is already falling short | Kate Blagojevic
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:52 GMT

From fossil fuels to carbon offsetting, the British government must practise what it preaches if it is to inspire others to step up

This summer alone has seen scorching heat domes smother parts of the US and Canada with record temperatures, and blistering heatwaves sweep across Pakistan. Torrential rain has caused devastating floods in China, as well as India, Germany, Belgium and Austria. And while fires are raging in Siberia, Madagascar is experiencing the world’s first famine caused solely by the climate crisis. Even here in the UK, the first extreme heat warnings were issued earlier this week.

New extreme-weather events linked to the climate crisis have become rolling news. Their destruction and death tolls are a daily reminder that the UK-hosted Cop26 this autumn isn’t just the most important climate conference ever held, but the most important international summit of all time.

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After going public via a SPAC, Taboola acquires e-commerce marketing network Connexity for $800M
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:38 +0000
Taboola, the company that operates a popular grid-based advertising and content recommendation network across media properties, today announced an acquisition to expand its reach further into e-commerce, its first big move since going public in June by way of a SPAC: it is paying $800 million in a combination of cash and stock to buy […]
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“We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:30:19 +0000

Many of the deaths in extreme heat events, like the record-breaking one in the Pacific Northwest, could be foreseen, a scientist told Congress.

The post “We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded appeared first on The Intercept.


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Saved by the bell, Boris Johnson’s government flip-flops off for the summer | Polly Toynbee
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:20:51 GMT

As the Commons enters recess, the PM has simply kicked huge issues – the ‘pingdemic’, ‘levelling up’ – down the road

On the last day of term in parliament, there’s a bad tradition of governments sneaking out a host of unwelcome reports and decisions they hope to hide amid the great Westminster summer escape. Not this time. Instead, in a week of fiasco for the government, all we can hear is the ear-splitting clatter of huge cans being kicked down the road. Recess comes with everything Boris Johnson should have done left undone. The prime minister’s fatal indecision is final.

Newspaper front pages shout about shelves left unfilled by pinged workers, while a million pinged children in England miss their last week of school, and many sectors fear being overwhelmed by pings. This week’s promised list of crucial workers to be exempt from Covid test-and-trace isolation finally emerged last night, covering a number of industries including emergency services, local government, food and medical supplies. As every sector howled for help, yet another hapless minister – Kwasi Kwarteng on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast – was sent over the top to say nothing at all: yes there would be a list, only “quite narrow”, but no, it wasn’t ready right now. Why on earth did it take so long?

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Food delivery firm Zomato surges 65% in key India debut
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:09:54 +0000
Shares in Zomato, a Gurgaon-based food delivery company and first of India’s consumer tech startups to go public, closed up 65% in its debut day of trading in Mumbai, delivering a key insight into the appetite investors have for the world’s second largest internet market’s burgeoning startup ecosystem. Zomato’s shares traded all day above the […]
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Republican bid to limit health officials could cause ‘preventable tragedies’ – experts
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:00:50 GMT

At least nine states have considered ‘emergency power limitation’ legislation proposed by conservative organization Alec

Republican lawmakers across more than a dozen states are working to limit the powers of local health departments in ways experts say is likely to lead to “preventable tragedies” during disease outbreaks, including the Covid-19 pandemic.

The attempts to limit the emergency powers of public health agencies comes alongside harassment of individual public health workers, renewed concern about the spread of the highly transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant, and a flagging US vaccination campaign.

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A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn
2021-07-23T08:14:40+00:00
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Jacinda Ardern announces Australian travel bubble suspension as Covid outbreak worsens – video
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:42:27 GMT

New Zealand will suspend its quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for two months, as the country grapples with a number of serious outbreaks of Covid-19. Travel with the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia had already been paused but will now expand to the entire country. At a press briefing on Friday, the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said because of the Delta variant there was 'greater risk now … than when we opened the travel bubble'. While Ardern said she remained committed to the travel bubble, Ardern added 'Covid has changed and so must we'

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Uber found to have interfered with privacy of over 1 million Australians
2021-07-23T06:02:18+00:00
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YouTuber sends AirTag to Tim Cook and Apple returns it with a letter
2021-07-23T06:00:14+00:00
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Low-traffic schemes halve number of road injuries, study shows
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:00:46 GMT

Research on police data for London neighbourhoods finds greatest reduction in injury rates among pedestrians and people in cars

Road injuries halved in low-traffic neighbourhoods installed during the coronavirus pandemic when compared against areas without the schemes, a new study has found.

The improvement in safety is more than twice that created by 20mph urban speed limits.

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MPs to examine lack of support for working menopausal women
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:01:44 GMT

Cross-party inquiry will consider if anti-discrimination laws are needed to help women at peak of careers

A parliamentary inquiry into the workplace treatment of women going through the menopause will examine if legislation goes far enough to address discrimination.

An invisible cohort: why are workplaces failing women going through the menopause? is being launched by the Commons cross-party women and equalities committee, and will draw up recommendations with a view to shaping policies to address gender equality, it has been announced.

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Labour’s local successes show there’s a path forward – if the national party dares to take it | Andy Beckett
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:00:44 GMT

A Westminster leadership that often appears timid or lost should learn from bold, innovative municipal government

As Labour’s general election defeats have mounted, it’s become common to fear that the party will never hold office again. There are reasons to think that this pessimism is overdone: the volatility of our electoral system, the government’s accumulating problems, and the ageing voters whom it increasingly relies on.

But another reason not to despair quite yet is rarely introduced into the panicky debate about Labour’s future. Away from Westminster, in regions such as northern England where its crisis is supposed to be deepest, the party is still in office in lots of places, in both traditional local government institutions and new ones created by devolution. And rather than just clinging on, in a small but growing number of these places Labour is doing innovative and popular things with what power it still has.

Some of these islands of radicalism are relatively well known, such as “the Preston model”, a Labour council’s revival of the once-struggling Lancashire city by getting its main institutions to spend a lot more of their money locally. Other ambitious Labour administrations such as Salford, North Ayrshire and the North of Tyne combined authority are also beginning to attract attention beyond their localities, by pursuing expansive policies such as opening more public libraries, building large numbers of council homes and investing in new green businesses.

Meanwhile, already high-profile but previously quite cautious Labour mayors such as Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan have become bolder, particularly in their policies to reduce air pollution and improve public transport. Despite Labour’s sagging national popularity since 2017, in all these local strongholds its support has been resilient or even increased. Is this the beginning of something important – or just a few minor fightbacks by a declining party?

Sceptics about Labour’s prospects have plenty of reasons to think the latter. In centralised Britain, local government has been losing power and funding for decades, and particularly since 2010, as it has suffered the worst of Conservative austerity. And under Keir Starmer, Labour hasn’t been able – or willing – to use its local successes as evidence of its ability to run the country. A party that is damagingly short of national policies, and which recently launched a policy review to find some, appears largely uninterested in the promising experiments of its municipal wing. In statements by Starmer and his shadow ministers, the achievements of these innovators rarely feature.

This disconnect tells us important things about the state of the party, and also about our wider politics. Starmer’s vulnerable position as leader makes it risky for him to publicise the achievements of currently more effective local Labour politicians, such as the ambitious Burnham. Many of the party’s mayors and council leaders are also to the left of Starmer, or at least to the version of Starmer permitted by his centrist advisers. They are more interested in redistributing power and resources locally than in looking respectable for the Tory press, or trying to appease increasingly rightwing ex-Labour voters.

This boldness partly explains what happened to the many new ideas generated by the left during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Some of that energy has either lingered in, or been transferred to, Britain’s town and city halls. Yet with Corbynism now increasingly treated by Labour as an aberration, its ideas – however successful they may be locally – appear to be largely off-limits to Starmer.

The municipal radicals seem undeterred. The leader of Preston council, Matthew Brown, and the mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett, have written occasional articles about what Labour nationally could learn from their work. But they also have a strong air of independence. In a recent book co-authored by Brown and the leftwing writer Rhian E Jones, Paint Your Town Red, which makes modern municipal socialism seem seductively achievable, there is a section titled “Solving problems from below without permission from above”. In some ways, these local leaders have seceded from mainstream politics, with its Westminster fixation. That may be their most radical step of all.

Yet they have also learned to exploit the Conservatives’ careless lawmaking. Brown and Jones argue that the new mayoralties and combined authorities, “cynically introduced” by the Tories since 2010 as an attempt to devolve the blame for austerity, have inadvertently “proved amenable” to leftwing politicians. The new structures have prompted them to form new regional alliances and to think afresh.

This picture of a kind of guerrilla government by the local left is very appealing in an era of Tory domination and general Labour toothlessness. But as a long-term strategy it may have limits. A similar but larger-scale leftwing experiment took place at the Greater London Council (GLC) between 1981 and 1986, during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. The GLC had originally been created by the Tories to loosen Labour’s hold on the capital by extending London’s boundaries to include its more rightwing suburbs. Yet during the 80s a leftwing Labour administration led by Ken Livingstone took control, and found legislative loopholes that enabled it to increase and redirect the GLC’s spending in radical directions.

With little help from a cautious Labour leadership, rather like today’s, the GLC supported multiculturalism and minority rights in pioneering and eventually very influential ways. But its radicalism also so enraged and threatened the Conservatives that they abolished it. The current government is not yet suggesting that today’s leftwing mayoralties and councils be abolished. But days after Labour’s successes in this year’s mayoral elections, the Tories confirmed their plans to change the voting system for electing mayors, to the probable disadvantage of Labour candidates. Even more than Thatcher, this government is intolerant of rival centres of power.

For anyone wanting the city hall radicals to rescue Labour, there are also potential problems of scale. It’s relatively easy for bold politicians to win control locally in elections when turnouts tend to be low, and more politicised voters are influential. It’s also not that difficult to get a good press for shaking up a town from local newspapers that may welcome the excitement, and are often fairly neutral. But national politics, with its ferocious media bias towards Conservatism and fickle swing voters, is a different business.

Yet for Labour to recover nationally, and to remain usefully in power locally, closer cooperation between these two sides of the party may be one of the few viable strategies. Labour’s recent announcement that in government it “would ask public bodies to give more contracts to British businesses”, on the condition that those businesses improve their “social, environmental and labour” practices – both policies echoing parts of the Preston model – may be a sign that Starmer is finally beginning to pay attention to the municipal revolutions taking place under his nose. If not, the lives of those revolutions may be short and lonely.

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100 days to Cop26: protesters urge Boris Johnson to take climate talks seriously
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:00:45 GMT

With 100 days to go to crucial UN crisis summit in Glasgow, PM is accused of lack of leadership

Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whether the world tips into environmental catastrophe this decade.

Giant alarm clocks will show time running out, while 100 protesters chant that Johnson and his chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are “missing in action” on the climate crisis.

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Ban Amnesty over Pegasus leaks role, Indian politician urges
2021-07-23T04:55:06+00:00
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GM is bringing its upgraded hands-free Super Cruise driving system to six vehicles in 2022
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:16 +0000
GM is rolling out three major upgrades including automatic lanes changes and towing support to its hands-free driver assistance system Super Cruise and making it available in six vehicles, including the 2022 all-new GMC Hummer EV pickup truck. While GM has steadily improved Super Cruise since its introduction in 2017, for years it has been […]
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Belarus NGOs condemn government crackdown after ‘black week’ of raids
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:43 GMT

Human rights groups say latest series of arrests and searches are part of ‘a total purge on civil society’

The government of Belarus has launched a broad crackdown on civil society, launching raids and arrests on dozens of organisations in what has been described as a “black week” for the country’s NGOs.

The raids, which began last week, have touched all corners of civil society, from groups that campaign for political prisoners’ rights to those that crowdfund medical care and have helped medics in the fight against coronavirus.

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DeepMind puts the entire human proteome online, as folded by AlphaFold
2021-07-23T03:50:02+00:00
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Corning’s new Gorilla Glass protects smartphone camera lenses and lets in more light
2021-07-23T03:48:10+00:00
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Oregon congressman proposes new space tourism tax
2021-07-23T01:22:05+00:00
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A Massachusetts couple accuses eBay of harassment and torture after claiming employees sent them live spiders and a bloody pig mask
2021-07-22T23:25:06+00:00
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Trouble in fandom paradise: Tumblr users lash out against its beta subscription feature
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:31:55 +0000
The Tumblr community often refers to itself as the Wild West of the internet, and they’re not wrong. A text post with over 70,000 notes puts it best: “Tumblr is my favorite social media site because this place is literally uninhabitable for celebrities. No verification system, no algorithm that boosts their posts, it’s a completely […]
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The Hacking War Is an Unequal Contest: U.S. companies are resisting public-private partnerships against cyber-hacking attacks facilitated by foreign governments.
2021-07-22T22:18:19+00:00
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Seagate to Launch Mass Market 20TB HDDs in Coming Months
2021-07-22T22:17:43+00:00
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Daily Crunch: Today’s widespread internet outage ‘not a result of a cyberattack,’ says Akamai
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:10:48 +0000
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
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Khosla Ventures leads Even’s $5M seed to give India the kind of healthcare their insurance doesn’t
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 22:00:53 +0000
Even, a healthcare membership company, aims to make going to a primary care doctor as easy and accessible in India as it is in other countries.
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“Get vaccinated! Take delta seriously!” US experts plead as cases skyrocket
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:56:10 +0000
CDC head: The vaccines "are some of the most effective that we have in modern medicine."
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Biden signs bill supporting service programs for crime victims
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:54:21 EDT
“When someone commits a crime, it’s not enough to bring the predator to justice. We also need to support the victims,” Biden said in remarks at the White House Thursday.
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A Former Olympian Discusses the Tribulations of Tokyo 2020
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:38:47 +0000
Angela Ruggiero, an Olympic gold medallist and a former member of the International Olympic Committee, discusses the merits of holding the Games in Tokyo.
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DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science
2021-07-22T20:30:18+00:00
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One week left to buy passes to TC Disrupt 2021 for less than $100
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:00:23 +0000
TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, the world’s original and most epic conference dedicated to tech startups, takes place September 21-23. Are you ready to take full advantage of this opportunity-packed event? Start right now and buy a Disrupt pass for less than $100. But don’t wait — the early-bird prices disappear on July 30 at 11:59 pm […]
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VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:55:00 +0000
VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […]
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Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:37:48 +0000
Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation. The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), would create a new carveout in Section 230 […]
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123-Year-Old Hydroelectric Plant Sees New Life Mining Bitcoin — Revenue 3x Higher Than Selling to the Grid
2021-07-22T19:16:11+00:00
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Argentina threatens to cancel deal for Sputnik vaccine as Russia fails to deliver
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:39:33 GMT

Moscow owes 18.5m doses, leaving Argentina in a ‘very critical situation’ with only 12% fully vaccinated, leaked letter reveals

Argentina’s gamble on Sputnik V vaccine has left it in a “very critical situation” because of Russia’s failure to fulfill delivery commitments, according to an official letter to Moscow leaked on Thursday.

Russia owes Argentina 18.5m doses of its Sputnik V jab, over two-thirds of them vital second-component doses.

Only 12% of Argentinians are fully vaccinated so far, partly due to failed Sputnik deliveries of its second component. Another 37% have received only a single dose.

This compares disastrously with double-dose vaccination rates of over 60% in neighbouring Chile and Uruguay, countries that did not bet so heavily on the Russian vaccine.

Its low two-dose vaccination rate leaves Argentina particularly exposed to the arrival of the Delta variant. Neighbouring Uruguay, meanwhile, has already approved moving to a three-dose regimen.

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Saudi Aramco confirms data leak after $50 million cyber ransom demand
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:56:00 +0000
World’s largest oil producer says some company files were compromised.
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PG&E likely sparks another massive fire, pledges to bury 10,000 miles of power lines
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:36:17 +0000
Utility says undergrounding will take 10 years to complete.
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Major internet outage hits Amazon, UPS and dozens more
2021-07-22T16:18:51+00:00
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California sued gaming giant Activision Blizzard, alleging widespread harassment of female staff. A male supervisor delegated his work to a female employee so he could play Call of Duty, the suit said.
2021-07-22T15:26:05+00:00
California sued gaming giant Activision Blizzard, alleging widespread harassment of female staff. A male supervisor delegated his work to a female employee so he could play Call of Duty, the suit said. submitted by /u/Dull_Tonight
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PG&E Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Power Lines So They Don't Spark Wildfires
2021-07-22T14:44:20+00:00
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Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:37:45 GMT

Climate Change Committee head says firms must invest in ‘scaleable’ offsets such as carbon capture

The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.

Chris Stark said aviation, unlike other transport sectors, was unlikely to meet targets for net zero by 2050. He said instead the industry had to use “scaleable” offsets that matched ongoing emissions into future decades, but that these should be used as a last resort after directly cutting emissions.

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Facebook spent $23.4 million on Mark Zuckerberg's personal security
2021-07-22T14:12:59+00:00
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Netflix bleeds subscribers in US and Canada, with no sign of recovery
2021-07-22T14:00:36+00:00
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An Explosive Spyware Report Shows the Limits of iOS Security
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:17:19 +0000
Amnesty International sheds alarming light on an NSO Group surveillance tool—and the gaps in Apple’s and Google's defenses.
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The quiet shame of parenting with a fear of vomiting
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:00:00 EDT
Anxiety, in connection with vomiting or emetophobia, has affected my parenting and our lives. I'm not alone.
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Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith opens up on body image & tackling racism in sport
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 06:58:34 GMT
Dina Asher-Smith opens up about life on and off the track with friend and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo.
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Artificial intelligence models to analyze cancer images take shortcuts that introduce bias
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study led by researchers from the University of Chicago shows that deep learning models trained on large sets of cancer genetic and tissue histology data can easily identify the institution that submitted the images.
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Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees
2021-07-21T22:22:27+00:00
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Home and office routers come under attack by China state hackers, France warns
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 21:57:29 +0000
Compromised routers give the hackers anonymity in ongoing large-scale attacks.
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Saúde tinha pressa para comprar mais 100 milhões de doses da ‘vacina do Centrão’
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:25:17 +0000

Proposta foi feita seis dias após governo pagar 20% mais caro que estados por dose da Sputnik V.

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Stratospheric Balloons Take Monitoring and Surveillance to New Heights
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 20:00:00 GMT
These eyes in the sky fly above drones and below satellites
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How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:30:00 GMT
Not even Big Blue could keep up with its creation’s success
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U.S. Mint Honors Game Developer Ralph Baer
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
His Brown Box predates the Playstation, Xbox, and Wii
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I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldn't Believe Me. It Was Impossible.
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:42:19 +0000

I was acting as Trump and his minions do: free to say anything, no matter how ridiculous, with no basis in observable fact.

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Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Prosecution
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:33:09 +0000

Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.

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Bill to Subsidize Sustainable Agriculture Is a “Prime Contender” for Reconciliation Package
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:18:35 +0000

The Growing Climate Solutions Act would help farmers and foresters participate in carbon credit markets. Its opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.

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Cuba Jamming Ham Radio? Listen For Yourself
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:18:00 GMT
A public SDR network triangulates the island as the source of mystery signals
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Solar-to-Hydrogen Water Splitter Outlasts Next Best Tech By 14x
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:03:00 GMT
Photochemical device can now operate for up to 100 days
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Cloud Computing’s Coming Energy Crisis
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
The cloud’s electricity needs are growing unsustainably
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Willow Smith Goes Pop-Punk
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:48:13 +0000
The reluctant child star embraces the sounds of punk for her best album yet, “lately I feel EVERYTHING.”
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12 Robotics Teams Will Hunt For (Virtual) Subterranean Artifacts
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:30:00 GMT
Simulated autonomous robots take on DARPA's SubT Virtual Finals
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COVID-19 Forced Us All to Experiment. What Have We Learned?
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Telework, telelearning, telemedicine, and telecommerce are here to stay
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How to Prevent a Power Outage From Becoming a Crisis
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Protecting the electricity vulnerable should be the first priority during a heat wave
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Covid: When will I get the vaccine?
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:57:48 GMT
Vaccine experts recommend that a limited group of children should be offered Covid jabs ahead of winter.
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New AI-Based Augmented Innovation Tool Promises to Transform Engineer Problem Solving
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 20:00:00 GMT
AI-enabled software suite helps automate innovation process – from ideation to disclosure submission.
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NSF Engineering Alliance to Help Set Course for Research
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Engineers will have a hand in prioritizing topics to fund
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Trailblazing Astronaut Doug Hurley Retires from NASA
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:56 EDT
NASA astronaut and former U.S. Marine Col. Doug Hurley is retiring from NASA after 21 years of service. His last day with the agency is July 16.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/15/2021
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:00:01 +0000
Payloads Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew performed the CAL Slice-7 Removal and Replacement (R&R). The closeout procedures were only partially completed due to the crew running out of time for the activity. The remainder of the closeout will be completed at a later date. The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to …
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Tomorrow's Hydropower Begins With Retrofitting Today's Dams
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Big dams that are as bad as fossil fuels can be turned green
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Google's Quantum Computer Exponentially Suppresses Errors
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 14:01:00 GMT
Research may help pave the way for scalable, fault-tolerant quantum computers
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AI and Robots Are a Minefield of Cognitive Biases
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Humans anthropomorphize our technology, sometimes to our own distraction and detriment
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As Transphobes Rally Again at Los Angeles Spa, Police Attack Counterprotesters
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 03:54:38 +0000

Although right-wing extremists stabbed two demonstrators and clubbed a journalist at the first Wi Spa protest, the LAPD cracked down on left-wing protesters at the second.

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What Amazon and Facebook Get Wrong About FTC Chair Lina Khan
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 16:17:44 +0000

The tech giants have accused her of bias against them, but that misunderstands her antitrust analysis.

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Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Bi-Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
2021-07-18T15:36:02+00:00

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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
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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
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At Least 2,034 Ways Earth Has Blown Its Cover
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Intelligent life in these nearby star systems could locate us the same way we find exoplanets
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The heart of a lunar sensor
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:37:00 +0200
Image:

The heart of the Exospheric Mass Spectrometer (EMS) is visible in this image of the key sensor that will study the abundance of lunar water and water ice for upcoming missions to the Moon.

This spectrometer is being delivered to NASA today as part of the PITMS instrument for its launch to the Moon later this year.

EMS is based on an ‘ion trap’, an ingenious detector device that allows researchers to identify and quantify sample atoms and molecules in a gas and allows to establish a corresponding mass spectrum. Scientists at The Open University and RAL Space are developing EMS under an ESA contract.

Lunar molecules entering the sensor are bombarded by electrons emitted by a heated wire to create ions. The resulting ions are stored within an electric field formed by a set of precisely-shaped electrodes. The ions are then released from this ‘trap’ in order of increasing mass/charge ratio into the detector that identifies and quantifies their chemical makeup.

This will allow the instrument to measure water and other molecules in the very thin atmosphere of the Moon throughout the lunar day to study  a lunar ‘water cycle’ concept.

The PITMS instrument will be part of a lunar lander that will arrive on the Moon on NASA’s Astrobotic M1 mission taking commercial lunar payloads to the Lacus Mortis region in 2021.

A similar Mass Spectrometer is also developed for ESA’s Prospect payload package to study lunar water ice on board the Russian Luna-27 lander, set for launch in 2025. The platform will sample potential resources on the Moon to prepare technologies for future sustainable exploration.

“ESA’s Exospheric Mass Spectrometer will not only acquire science data but also test our latest environmental monitoring technology for planetary environments,” says Roland Trautner, ESA project lead for EMS.

“Instruments like EMS allow the detection of the impact of human activities on the lunar environment, and understanding these changes allows us to improve our science and learn how to protect the natural environment on planetary bodies. Small, lightweight detectors like EMS might  become standard equipment on future lunar landers.”

With the goal of developing the first long-term presence on the Moon, ESA is joining forces with NASA and other partners on humanity’s return to the Moon. The next ‘Artemis’ generation to experience lunar landings will be an international one and is opening up lunar space exploration to the global population.

Follow the next major milestone in human exploration by taking part in the first-ever online lunar marathon. The French initiative On the Moon Again is hosting 24 hours of talks and lunar observations in English for a global audience. For more information and to register, see www.onthemoonagain.org.


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MOXIE Might Be the Most Exciting Thing Perseverance Has Brought to Mars
Fri, 28 May 2021 18:42:00 GMT
It might not be able to fly or drill or shoot lasers, but MOXIE is how humans are going to get to Mars and back
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New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change
Mon, 24 May 2021 14:41 EDT
NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.
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If Necessary, Mars Rover Curiosity Could Rip Its Own Wheels Off to Stay Mobile
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:23:00 GMT
Curiosity's wheel wear shouldn't be a problem for years, but if things get bad, JPL has a plan to minimize risk with a "wheel shedding" maneuver
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Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
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Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Makes First Flight On Mars
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:55:00 GMT
It’s one small hover for a robot as the future of planetary exploration takes to the Martian sky
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How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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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
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
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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
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FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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At Last, First Light for the James Webb Space Telescope Nears
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The most ambitious space instrument ever will let us see back almost to the big bang
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SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
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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
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
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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
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China to Launch Space Mining Bot
Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
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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.
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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
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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
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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
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Wiggly Wheels Could Help Keep Rovers From Dying on Mars
Wed, 13 May 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Unconventional gaits keep this rover from getting stuck in tough terrain
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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
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Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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Boeing Sponsors $1 Million GoFly Prize for Best Personal Flying Machines
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Startups compete to build small, safe one-person flyers that can fit in a garage and take off from a driveway
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Team CoSTAR Trains Robots for Exploring Caves on Earth and Space
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 22:05:00 GMT
Spot tackles lava tubes as JPL prepares for the final DARPA SubT event
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The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:00:13 +0000

Gordon Kromberg has been dogged by allegations of bias and politicized prosecutions. Now he could shape the future of journalism.

The post The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case appeared first on The Intercept.


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Biden’s Cybersecurity Team Gets Crowded at the Top
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:00:00 +0000
It’s a lot of talent, but the US now has five overlapping roles jockeying for limited budgets, authorities, and bureaucratic victories.
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Cybersecurity Training Program Teaches How to Fend Off Attacks
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Hands-on labs replicate real-world threats
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Video Friday: Fluidic Fingers
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:14:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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NASA TV to Air Crew Dragon Port Relocation on Space Station
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:39 EDT
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts on the International Space Station will relocate their Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft Wednesday, July 21, setting the stage for a historic first when two different U.S. commercial spacecraft built for crew will be docked to the microgravity laboratory at the same time.
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NASA TV to Air Launch of Space Station Module, Departure of Another
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:49 EDT
NASA will provide live coverage of a new Russian science module’s launch and automated docking to the International Space Station, and the undocking of another module that has been part of the orbital outpost for the past 20 years.
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La NASA y la ESA se asocian en un nuevo esfuerzo para abordar el cambio climático global
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 12:40 EDT
La NASA y la Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA, por sus siglas en inglés) han formado una asociación estratégica única en su tipo para observar la Tierra y su entorno cambiante.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/13/2021
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:00:09 +0000
Payloads Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew prepared the CAL facility in preparation for the Slice-7 Removal and Replacement (R&R) activity. The CAL produces clouds of atoms that are chilled to about one ten billionth of a degree above absolute zero, much colder than the average temperature of deep space. At these low temperatures, atoms …
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NASA, ESA Partner in New Effort to Address Global Climate Change
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:58 EDT
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/12/2021
Mon, 12 Jul 2021 16:00:30 +0000
Payloads Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) – Fluids and Combustion Facility: The crew removed the O2 Bottle from the CIR Manifold #2 rack and replaced it with a high percentage oxygen bottle containing 85% O2 and 15% N2. The crew also replaced the fuel bottle in the CIR Manifold #4 rack with a bottle containing 100% …
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Unmanned Aircraft Destroyed During Research Test Flight
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 18:00 EDT
Today shortly after 7:30 a.m., the X-56B remotely piloted experimental aircraft experienced an anomaly after takeoff from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/09/2021
Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:00:19 +0000
Payloads Expedite the Processing of Experiments to Space Station (EXPRESS) Rack 4 (ER4) International Subrack Interface Standard (ISIS) Drawer Check: Following an Iceberg-1 noise reported by the crew in early July, the issue was determined to be caused by a loose ISIS drawer lid in the location just below the Iceberg-1 unit. The crew attempted …
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ISS Daily Summary Report – 7/08/2021
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:33:41 +0000
SpaceX-22 Undock and Return: Cargo Dragon SpaceX-22 (SpX-22) undocked from the ISS today at 9:45 AM CT to return cargo and payloads to the ground concluding the 33-day mission aboard the ISS. SpX-22 will complete departure phasing through Friday evening, jettison the Trunk carrying the empty ISS Power Augmentation (IPA) for destructive re-entry, deorbit, and …
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NASA Scientists Available for Interviews on Hurricanes, Tropical Storms
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 16:45 EDT
The center of Hurricane Elsa has formed to the east of the Windward and southern Leeward islands and is expected to bring heavy rainfall to those areas over the weekend, according to an update Friday from the National Hurricane Center.
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The Science and Spirituality of Looking for Life on Mars
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Pamela Conrad is a NASA scientist working on the Perseverance mission—and a priest. She spoke to WIRED about how her two worlds help her make sense of the universe.
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Thomas and the blue marble
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:04:00 +0200
Image:

A snap of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet during the second spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system, taken by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough.

The duo performed the second extra vehicular activity to bolt in place and unfurl an IROSA, or ISS Roll-Out Solar Array, on Sunday 20 June.

The series of spacewalks last week was not without some challenges. During the first spacewalk on 16 June, Shane experienced a small technical problem in his spacesuit that required him to return to the airlock and restart his Display and Control Module. This module provides astronauts with continuous information on pressure, temperature and other vital data during a spacewalk.

Though the restart was successful and Shane was in no danger, it delayed the duo’s work, preventing them from completing installation of the first new solar array as planned.

The duo succeeded in taking the IROSA panel out of its storage area outside the Space Station and passed from spacewalker to spacewalker to the worksite. There the rolled arrays were secured. The spacewalk lasted 7 hours and 15 minutes.

During the second spacewalk, the duo unfolded, bolted and connected the wires. Then they hung out while the panels were unfurled, a sequence that lasted about 10 minutes.

Shane and Thomas then got ahead of the next spacewalk by preparing the next IROSA for installation before cleaning up the worksite and heading back to the airlock. This spacewalk lasted 6 hours and 28 minutes, with only a minor technical snag. Shane’s helmet lights and camera partially detached from his helmet but Thomas used some wire to reattach them as a temporary fix.

Mission planners are working on a third spacewalk on Friday June 25 to install the second pair of new solar arrays. This will go on the P6 truss’ 4B power channel, opposite the first new solar array.

Follow the action on esawebtv.esa.int from 12:30 CEST (11:30 BST).

Thomas now has spent 26 hours and 15 minutes on spacewalks over his two missions on the International Space Station, Proxima and Alpha.

 “It was probably the most impressive experience I’ve ever had but it was not easy,” says Thomas.


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NASA Extends Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Mission
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:52 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Michigan for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for mission operations and closeout.
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NASA-DLR Study Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:00 EDT
Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to research conducted by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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Mars-bound Astronauts Might Raid This Zero-G Fridge
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:33:00 GMT
Engineers at Purdue University have built a prototype of a refrigerator that works in zero gravity
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Pilotes
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:34:00 +0200
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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Megan MacArthur run sessions on the Pilote experiment proposed by France’s space agency CNES in the European Columbus module of the International Space Station.

Continuing French neuroscience experiments started on the Russian space station Mir, the Pilote experiment evaluates a new way of providing tactile and visual feedback to astronauts when operating robots. Using a virtual reality headset and a haptic joystick can recreate the feeling of pressure and touch when tele-operating a robotic arm.

The results from Pilote will improve the work space on the International Space Station and future spacecraft for lunar and martian missions, where astronauts in orbit could operate rovers on the surface.

Watch a time lapse of the session here.

Over 200 experiments are planned for Thomas and crew, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by CNES.

Read an overall of Thomas’ first month in space for mission Alpha, which included work on Pilote and other science experiments, organising Dragon cargo spacecraft deliveries, Space Station maintenance, not to mention daily exercise.  


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NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:05 EDT
NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor.
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Científicas de la NASA disponibles para entrevistas durante la temporada de huracanes
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 12:32 EDT
El 1 de junio marcó el inicio oficial de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico, que termina oficialmente el 30 de noviembre.
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NASA Scientists Available for Interviews Throughout Hurricane Season
Wed, 02 Jun 2021 11:06 EDT
June 1 marked the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends Nov. 30.
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NASA Administrator Statement on President’s FY 2022 Funding Request
Fri, 28 May 2021 15:32 EDT
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on the president's FY 2022 budget request for the agency.
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NASA Enters Space Act Agreement with LONGBOW to Develop Drone Flight Research Corridors
Mon, 17 May 2021 16:24 EDT
NASA Enters Space Act Agreement with LONGBOW to Develop Drone Flight Research Corridors
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Lasers Could Clear Space Junk From Orbit
Fri, 14 May 2021 19:25:00 GMT
Adaptive optics proposal would allow tracking and steering of small but still damaging orbital debris
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Heads for Earth with Asteroid Sample
Mon, 10 May 2021 15:22 EDT
After nearly five years in space, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is on its way back to Earth with an abundance of rocks and dust from the near-Earth asteroid Bennu.
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NASA Selects Contractor for Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing
Fri, 07 May 2021 15:11 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, to support a national campaign of community overflight tests using the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology research aircraft.
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Coming Home: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission to Begin Return from Deep Space
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:37:00 GMT
Robotic spacecraft begins its two-year voyage to bring back 300-gram soil sample from asteroid Bennu
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NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to Earth
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:41 EDT
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.
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Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch
Wed, 05 May 2021 16:51 EDT
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).
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Mission Alpha launch timelapse
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:45:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:17

A timelapse from various angles of the launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon Endeavour leaving Earth from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

The rocket lifted off at 10:49 BST (11:49 CEST, 05:49 local time) on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

On 24 April at 11:08 CEST the Crew-2 caught up with the International Space Station and docked with its Harmony module, marking the start of Thomas’ Alpha mission.

Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.


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Mission Alpha liftoff
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0200
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Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide. The Crew-2 spend around 24 hours travelling to the International Space Station. The rocket lifted off at 11:49 on 23 April 2021 from Launchpad 39A in Cape Canaveral at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

Thomas is the first ESA astronaut to fly in space in a vehicle other than the Russian Soyuz or the US Space Shuttle, and the first ESA astronaut to leave Earth from Florida, USA, in over a decade. This is his second flight, his first mission called Proxima saw Thomas fly to the Space Station on a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan and his Expedition broke records for amount of hours spent on research at the time.

Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station is called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.

Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’s time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by France’s space agency CNES.


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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
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The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Be a First for Humankind
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The biggest challenge for a multi-mission robotic lift-off from an alien planet: It must work right the first time
Match ID: 181 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 119 days
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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
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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:58 EST
NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.
Match ID: 183 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 149 days
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Onboard Video of the Perseverance Rover Landing is the Most Incredible Thing I've Ever Seen
Mon, 22 Feb 2021 19:52:00 GMT
The Mars rover sends back real-time video of its entire descent and landing on Mars
Match ID: 184 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 150 days
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No Sleep Till Jezero: Touchdown for Mars Perseverance Rover!
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
New NASA Mars mission's landing system steers away from dangers on the Martian surface
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Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
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NASA Study: To Find an Extraterrestrial Civilization, Pollution Could Be the Solution
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:00 EST
If there’s an advanced extraterrestrial civilization inhabiting a nearby star system, we might be able to detect it using its own atmospheric pollution, according to new NASA research.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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NASA Discoveries, R&D, Moon to Mars Exploration Plans Persevere in 2020
Mon, 21 Dec 2020 10:21 EST
“NASA has impressed the nation with our resilience and persistence during the pandemic,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
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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: 195 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 217 days
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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: 196 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 219 days
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
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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: 198 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 377 days
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AI Seeks ET: Machine Learning Powers Hunt for Life in the Solar System
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA team pioneers AI algorithm to help Mars rover and Titan drone drill for astrobiological evidence
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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: 200 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 392 days
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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: 201 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 421 days
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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: 202 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 422 days
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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: 203 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 434 days
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NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations
Wed, 13 May 2020 11:00 EDT
Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
Match ID: 204 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 436 days
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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: 205 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 449 days
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NASA Funds Project for Spacecraft That Make Their Own Landing Pads
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Landers that generate their own pads as they touch down would mean faster, cheaper, and safer planetary exploration
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Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 02:13 EDT
This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface.
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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.
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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
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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: 210 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 520 days
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New Technique Turns 5G’s Power Problem Into a PAPR Tiger
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:53:00 GMT
Wireless networks have long struggled with inefficient power ratios
Match ID: 211 Score: 7.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
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Tesla Places Big Bet on Vision-Only Self-Driving
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:25:00 GMT
Full Self-Driving beta software v9.0 shows many improvements, but the road to full autonomy still looks rocky
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Hydrogen Battery "Sponges" Store Solar for the Grid
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:54:00 GMT
Start-up Lavo's system will store energy and make green hydrogen
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Climate change: 'No more excuses' at COP26 climate summit - poor nations
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 07:41:02 GMT
More than 100 developing countries set out key demands ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.
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Climate change: Amazon regions emit more carbon than they absorb
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:04:59 GMT
Rising heat and deforestation cause eastern parts of the Amazon to become carbon sources, not sinks.
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Antarctic noon
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:03:00 +0200
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A fortnight after the 21 June winter solstice in Antarctica, the crew at Concordia Research Station are slowly welcoming the return of sunlight. This photo was taken by ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith on 1 July at noon.

The 12-member crew at Concordia, located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, have spent the last few months in complete darkness: the sun disappeared in May and will not be fully visible again until mid-August. This image of high noon signals the beginning of the end of winter on the remote continent.

Confined in extreme conditions, the crew at Concordia – one of three Antarctic stations inhabited all year long – find solace in traditions. Midwinter often includes well wishes from other Antarctic and sub-Antarctic stations as well as communal projects. The crew this year brewed their own beer to mark the occasion.

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. 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.

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.

Nick is working on seven experiments, looking in general at the effects of isolated, confinement and extreme environment, analogous to a lunar or martian station, on mindfulness, cognition, risk taking, decision making, immune systems, stress, eye health, sexual security, and social dynamics. He has collected many samples and questionnaires over the past nine months.

The crew are headed for the home stretch of their Antarctic residency which will bring not only sunlight but also fresh crew. Researchers arriving for the summer campaign means a lot of preparatory work for the current crew.

In the next few weeks, they will need to plough the skiway, remove snow around the station, deep clean, and in the case of Nick, prepare his samples for return to Europe.

Follow the adventures at Concordia on the Chronicles from Concordia blog.


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Outrage Spreads Faster on Twitter: Evidence from 44 News Outlets
2021-07-13T00:00:00EDT
When it comes to social sharing, doom-and-gloom tweets beat sunshine and rainbows, says research by Amit Goldenberg. Is it time to send in the positivity police?
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Retro meets retrofit
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 16:50:00 +0200
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Retro meets retrofit: The Novespace Air Zero G aircraft is seen here next to Douglas the 1962 VW Transporter. The two are in Paderborn, Germany for the 76th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign.

The refitted A310 Air Zero G aircraft flies in parabolas that offer teams from various research institutes and universities altered states of gravity  to perform experiments and technology demonstrations. Experiments span many disciplines including complex fluidics and human physiology, and this campaign is no exception. 

Running from 25 June to 1 July, the 76th campaign features an experiment studying the effect of gravity on hydrodynamics to better protect spacecraft and science instruments from the temperature fluctuations in space; a study on how immune cells flow under the stress of spaceflight; an experiment studying spinal stiffness under microgravity to mitigate lumbar pain for both astronauts and patients on Earth, to name a few.    

A typical parabolic flight campaign involves three flights and requires a week of on-site preparation. Each flight offers 31 periods of weightlessness. The aircraft can also fly in arcs that provide lunar or martian gravity levels by adjusting the angle of attack of the wings. Each flight of this particular campaign will split the gravity states, flying one third of parabolas at martian-G, one third at lunar-G, and one third at zero-G.

The aircraft flies close to maximum speed and pulls the nose up to a 45° angle, then cuts the power to fall over the top of the curve. Whilst falling freely the passengers and experiments experience around 20 seconds of microgravity, until the plane is angled 45° nose-down, before pulling out of the dive to level off with normal flight.

These “pull up” and “pull out” manoeuvres before and after the weightless period increase gravity inside the plane up to 2g, but that is just part of the ride, repeated every three minutes for almost two hours.

The campaign is the fourth to take place under Covid-19 restrictions. Despite measures loosening across Europe, participants and coordinators adapted to safety measures: PCR tests were required to enter Germany, as well as rapid antigen or RT LAMP tests each day for every participant. Facilities on the ground as well as on board are adapted to allow for social distancing and cleanliness requirements. Surgical masks are worn at all times, and movement is restricted during the flights.

University students can also take part in a parabolic flight campaign thanks to the ESA Education Office’s Fly Your Thesis! programme. Masters and PhD students can propose their experiment, and upon selection, will be supported in preparing their experiment for the campaign by ESA Academy, ESA and Novespace experts. The 2022 Call for Proposals is now open.


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China Tries To Solve Its Rocket Debris Problem
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:34:00 GMT
Warnings aren't enough, but reusable rockets might be
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Real Diplomacy Is a Start, but the US Needs to Make Putin Pay
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:13:21 +0000
Biden's summit with Putin marked a quantum leap forward, but there's still little standing in the way from Russia interfering in future US elections.
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Electric Flying Cars May Be Possible With New Batteries
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:24:00 GMT
Lithium-ion cells with nickel foil can handle fast charging and could sustain 80-kilometer flights
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Why the FCC Keeps Shooting Down Requests From Companies That Want To Shoot Down Drones
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:14:00 GMT
Regulators have denied testing permits to at least four electronic warfare systems in the last six months
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Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
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With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
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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
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The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
Match ID: 226 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 141 days
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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: 227 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 168 days
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New and Hardened Quantum Crypto System Notches "Milestone" Open-Air Test
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Super strong protections now in place; just don't fiddle with the lasers
Match ID: 228 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 185 days
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
Match ID: 229 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 199 days
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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: 230 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 269 days
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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
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Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
Match ID: 232 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 274 days
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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
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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: 234 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 321 days
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ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
Match ID: 235 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 333 days
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With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 236 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days
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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: 237 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 344 days
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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: 238 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 365 days
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U.S. Eases Restrictions on Private Remote-Sensing Satellites
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:44:00 GMT
Commercial satellite-imaging companies are set to benefit from the upcoming changes to regulations
Match ID: 239 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 386 days
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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: 240 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 391 days
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New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 241 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 400 days
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
Match ID: 242 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 421 days
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
Match ID: 243 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days
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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
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
Match ID: 245 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 513 days
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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
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Stocks to Watch: Stocks to watch: Oracle, Smith & Wesson, Family Dollar
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:42:33 GMT
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Oracle, Smith & Wesson, and Family Dollar.

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From atoms to planets, the longest-running Space Station experiment
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 11:56:00 +0200
PK-4 parts
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