This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 0 Score: 90.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa, 25.00 mit
SpaceX wins NASA contract to develop human landing system for returning to the moon Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:11:25 +0000 The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program. SpaceX was in the running alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics, but reportedly undercut both […] Match ID: 1 Score: 90.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa, 25.00 mit
NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:44 EDT NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT). Match ID: 6 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:28 EDT NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Match ID: 7 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:51:50 GMT SpaceX will build a lander that the US space agency will use to return humans to the Moon this decade. Match ID: 8 Score: 65.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Privately held Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, was selected by NASA on Friday to move forward in developing a human landing system to carry the next two U.S. astronauts to the moon "and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration." That's under NASA's Artemis program, which aims to return humans on the moon, collaborating with commercial and international partners, and eventually send astronauts to Mars. Elon Musk is chief executive on SpaceX as well as Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla Inc. SpaceX in February announced plans to send four space tourists to orbit later this year on a mission to raise awareness for a children's hospital. Last month, the company's prototype Mars rocket Starship broke apart while attempting to land.
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As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:01 EDT NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. Match ID: 11 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:35 EDT The following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator: Match ID: 12 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:19 EDT NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues. Match ID: 13 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:17 EDT NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program. Match ID: 14 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
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NASA Adds Vulcan Centaur Launch Services to Launch Services Contract Thu, 15 Apr 2021 15:57 EDT NASA has awarded a contract modification to United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to add Vulcan Centaur launch services to the company's NASA Launch Services II (NLS II) contract, in accordance with the contract’s on-ramp provision. Match ID: 16 Score: 65.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/15/2021 Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:00:39 +0000 Change of Command Ceremony: A Change of Command ceremony was performed today during which Shannon Walker assumed command of the ISS from Sergey Ryzhikov. This is in preparation for 63 undock and return tomorrow, April 16. Payloads Astrobee/Gecko-2: The crew continued science objectives for the Astrobee free-flier equipped with a Gecko perching arm. Assistive Free-Flyers … Match ID: 17 Score: 65.00 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 2 days qualifiers: 65.00 nasa
Did This Scorching-Hot Planet Lose—and Regain—an Atmosphere? Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 A veritable hellscape of an exoplanet is challenging researchers’ assumptions about what types of worlds host atmospheres. Match ID: 18 Score: 60.71 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 46.43 nasa, 14.29 planets
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/14/2021 Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:00:31 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 19 Score: 55.71 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 3 days qualifiers: 55.71 nasa
NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:32 EDT Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16. Match ID: 20 Score: 46.43 source: www.nasa.gov age: 4 days qualifiers: 46.43 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/13/2021 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:00:09 +0000 Payloads Cell Biology Experiment Facility – Left (CBEF-L): The crew continued the series of CBEF-L activities with an Measurement Experiment Unit detachment, transfer of the temperature logger data, and closeout of the humidifier 2 system. CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, … Match ID: 21 Score: 46.43 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 4 days qualifiers: 46.43 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/12/2021 Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:00:58 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 22 Score: 37.14 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 5 days qualifiers: 37.14 nasa
From MasterChef to Noma, and street food to the rise of female chefs
By the time OFM launched in April 2001, Gordon, Heston, Hugh, Jamie and others were already on a spectacular trajectory. These were the decades of reality TV so we didn’t just watch them, we took an unshakeable interest in their personal lives. Nobody knew what Delia Smith did when the cameras were off. Keith Floyd never invited us into his beautiful home, but the cooks we now knew by their first names were all over the tabloids and the new gossip magazines. A slightly bewildered Delia Smith expressed it well when, in 2008, she said of Gordon Ramsay: “That’s not teaching. I like him when he does his recipes, but I’m not keen on his swearing.”
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Final exam worries grow with in-person teaching still banned at universities in England
Anxiety is mounting among students who are feeling underprepared for their final exams after more than 12 months of major disruption, with some universities reporting that more students than usual are asking to repeat the year.
Students in England were told last week that those who are not studying for practical courses will not be permitted to return to campuses until 17 May, prompting frustration that they will not receive any in-person teaching or access to study spaces and libraries until the teaching term has ended.
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The Greensill scandal shows that public servants have been fatally compromised
The right is making Britain a normal country. I don’t mean that as a compliment, just as a statement of the dismal fact that in most countries it’s normal for the ruling clique to seek to limit the independence of the judiciary, control state television and fill the taxpayer-funded civil service with cranky ideologues, who will screech out its message, and drones who obey its orders.
Like authoritarian governments everywhere, the Johnson administration wants to rig the system. If you think “that kind of thing doesn’t happen here”, you are suffering from a sentimental version of British exceptionalism. If you say: “Come on, it’s hysterical to compare Johnson to authoritarian leaders”, I’m afraid you haven’t been paying attention.
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China and US pledge climate change commitment Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week. Match ID: 38 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 25.00 mit
Invited to dinner to muse on the EU, I found little to suggest a latent Brexiter
It was a Monday evening in early 2004 when a group of Europhiles and Europhobes gathered for a Buckingham Palace dinner at the Duke of Edinburgh’s invitation. We were there to discuss the proposed treaty for a European constitution, just written and whose ratification across Europe was about to begin. I had been one of 12 European “thinkers” who had made joint recommendations on what European values should be in its preamble, hence my presence. What followed was one of the most surreal evenings of my life, brought to mind by the three German princes the Duke of Edinburgh insisted should attend yesterday’s funeral.
Evidently he cared about the issue, hosting the dinner after an Atlantic night flight and two public engagements earlier that day. Conversation over pre-dinner drinks was wary – Labour MP Austin Mitchell relieved our awkwardness by switching the lights on his union jack bow tie on and off – and eventually we were ushered through long corridors to a banqueting room, lit by low chandeliers and guttering candles.
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Did we miss it? No, of the “clear plan” an incoming Boris Johnson promised within 12 months, thus differentiating his resolve from the way social care funding had been “shirked by governments for about 30 years”, there is still no sign. Nor of promised cross-party talks.
Although to be fair, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, did ask every single MP and peer for any social care hints or hacks they might have – excluding the thrifty tip, inexplicably omitted from Andrew Dilnot’s 2011 report, that where possible, middle-aged men restrict their relationships to future care-givers at least a decade younger than themselves. This is already being trialled.
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The poet’s generosity 200 years ago helped to pave the way to independence, and he is still seen as a hero
Racked by fever, prone to fits of delirium, consumed by his last great passion – the liberation of Greece – Lord Byron lay on his sickbed. It was 18 April 1824. The great Romantic poet would be dead the next day.
“I have given her [Greece] my time, my means, my health,” he is recorded as saying in a moment of lucidity. “And now I give her my life! What could I do more?”
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Web support has boomed as Covid forces people to change career. But it can cost thousands, for little in return
When the pandemic hit, self-employed customer care consultant Madeleine Fisher* saw her income evaporate. “My business predominantly works in the leisure, hospitality and non-essential retail sectors and they all closed, or they didn’t have any budget for customer care. I went into panic mode,” she says.
As a limited company boss she had no government support to fall back on. The business owner decided to use almost a third of the £4,500 she had applied for under the government’s bounce-back loan scheme (set up to enable smaller businesses to access finance more quickly during the pandemic) – to pay for a coaching package with a “design influencer”.
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The head of the Olympic movement will visit Japan in May as the nation struggles to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases before the start of the Games, with Pfizer agreeing to supply extra vaccine doses to the country.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on 17 May and meet prime minister Yoshihide Suga the next day, Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, citing sources close to the matter.
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Ex-CNN reporter and founder of the news site Rappler on life under the relentless social media assault of the Duterte regime
As terrible as the events were that played out on Capitol Hill on 6 January, Maria Ressa admits to feeling “a small amount of relief” about them. An ex-CNN bureau chief, and now the founder of her own news organisation, Rappler, she had spent the past two years sounding a warning about what she’d seen happen in her native country, the Philippines.
There, a Facebook-fuelled tsunami of lies had assisted an authoritarian into power. And she had seen where that had led: to opponents of the state being killed in their homes or turning up dead in ditches. As a Filipino American with a foot in both countries – she calls herself “the first of the CNN hybrids” – she was perfectly positioned to warn America about what happens when a populist president is allowed to spread out-of-control lies across a vast, unregulated tech platform. “A lie told a million times becomes a fact,” she repeated again and again.
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What I learned in my year as a restaurant critic stuck at home
Won’t somebody think of the poor restaurant critics? Won’t anyone consider the plight of these hard-working, committed professionals, robbed this past year of their vital place in society? Week after week pre-pandemic, we pulled up to a thickly clothed table, ordered potentially nice things to eat at somebody else’s expense, and then returned to our desks to write sharply honed accounts of the great risks we had taken, carefully larded and barded with the most elegant of knob gags. Can’t at least a few of you take to your doorsteps to bang a pan? No? Oh.
I’ll level with you. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve attempted to check my privilege, really I have
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Jonathan Powell reminded us of Boris Johnson’s pledge to the DUP that he would never agree to a border in the Irish Sea, only to do precisely that when he negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol to “get Brexit done” (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, Comment). Loyalists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed and we are witnessing the consequences playing out in rising anger and violence. The protocol is now enshrined in legislation and all interested parties have an obligation to make it work in order to reduce the tensions it is causing.
However, there is one stumbling block: Johnson’s stubborn refusal to admit that there is an effective trade border in the Irish Sea. In addition to lying to the DUP, he continues to lie to himself. Until Johnson accepts the reality of what the protocol means in practice, and stops playing cowardly political games, there is little chance of making it work as it should and the unrest will continue. Mike Pender Cardiff
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World’s biggest polluters release joint commitment to climate action following John Kerry visit to Shanghai
The US and China have “committed to cooperating” on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said in a joint statement on Saturday, following a visit to Shanghai by US climate envoy John Kerry.
“The United States and China are committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis, which must be addressed with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” said the statement from Kerry and China’s special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua.
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What does it take to create a startup ecosystem? Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:00:58 +0000 Say it louder for the people in the back: As tech grows bigger by the minute and venture capital adds dollar signs by the day, a startup hub’s success is not an either/or situation. The next Silicon Valley is a tired narrative, when in reality startups look, innovate and create differently all over the world. […] Match ID: 59 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 25.00 mit
Social distancing, face masks and only 30 mourners at service for the Duke of Edinburgh
When future historians come to retell the story of the pandemic, the image of the Queen sitting alone, masked and in mourning, will surely rank among the most poignant.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s final farewell at St George’s Chapel was like no other royal funeral. And though not a family like any other, with mourners limited to 30 and only the pallbearers not socially distanced, it was in no small way symbolic.
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Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK
Home Office contractors who deport people from the UK have used the racist term “cotton pickers” to describe their black colleagues, a court has heard.
The Home Office uses the contractor Mitie to deport people to destinations including Jamaica, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Ghana along with European countries and other locations. The escorts are only allowed to do this work if they have received accreditation from the Home Office.
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The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitors
Dr Kate Darling is a research specialist in human-robot interaction, robot ethics and intellectual property theory and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. In her new book, The New Breed, she argues that we would be better prepared for the future if we started thinking about robots and artificial intelligence (AI) like animals.
What is wrong with the way we think about robots? So often we subconsciously compare robots to humans and AI to human intelligence. The comparison limits our imagination. Focused on trying to recreate ourselves, we’re not thinking creatively about how to use robots to help humans flourish.
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Everyone On Facebook’s Oversight Board Should Resign Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 The committee's coming decision on banning Donald Trump from the platform is meaningless. Its existence only gets in the way of actually fixing Facebook. Match ID: 67 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 25.00 mit
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Prince Philip: The Patriarchs - An Elegy Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:52:56 GMT Poet laureate Simon Armitage has written an elegy for Prince Philip, entitled The Patriarchs - An Elegy. Match ID: 70 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 mit
Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Biden said ‘we committed to working together to take on the challenges from China and on issues like the East China Sea’
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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0000 Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just […] Match ID: 76 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 mit
BrandProject expands beyond the studio model with a new $43M fund Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:12:38 +0000 BrandProject — a firm that’s backed successful direct-to-consumer commerce startups like Freshly (acquired by Nestlé), Persona (also acquired by Nestlé) and Chef’s Plate (acquired by Hello Fresh) — is announcing that it has raised $43 million for what it says is its first traditional venture fund. Founded by Andrew Black, who previously co-founded Virgin Mobile […] Match ID: 78 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 mit
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory committee is scheduled to meet for a second time on Friday, April 23, to discuss rare safety concerns about Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 6.8 million people in the U.S. who have received the J&J's shot, six women have been hospitalized with severe blood clots after receiving the vaccine. As a result, federal health officials recommended a "pause" in using the vaccine, a decision that was extended when the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met earlier this week. The emergency meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23. It will be webcast to the public.
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Comcast Corp. "possesses a notable COVID-recovery component with its stores, parks, and theatrical business," which could help its stock even as defensive cable names have lagged recently, according to Raymond James analyst Frank Louthan IV. He upgraded shares of Comcast to outperform from market perform Friday while setting a $61 price target. Louthan sees room for upside from the NBCUniversal business, noting that Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening this week at limited capacity and with some restrictions. NBC has other open theme parks that were running at about 35% capacity late last year, with room to head higher. "We believe the uncertain timing of Universal Studios Hollywood reopening had been an overhang on the business," Louthan wrote in a note to clients. Louthan also sees potential in the company's Peacock streaming business and its mobility business. Peacock could start showing benefits from its exclusive streaming deal for "The Office" and could eventually come to reap rewards from the postponed Olympics, due to take place this summer, he argued. The mobility side of the business could show some improvements from the reopening of Xfinity stores, he continued. "Comcast appears to be giving up some gains from the renegotiation with Verizon this week, cutting prices by up to $15/month per line, implying aggressive promotions," Louthan wrote. "That said, we believe subscriber gains drive investor interest and significantly reduce churn." Shares of Comcast are up 1.3% in premarket trading Friday. They've gained 9.2% over the past three months as the S&P 500 has risen 10.7%.
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Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November
Preparations for vital UN climate talks to take place this year in Glasgow are set to intensify next month, after nations compromised over how to conduct virtual negotiations ahead of the summit.
The climate talks, called Cop26, are set for November after being postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit is viewed as one of the last chances to put the world on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and tackle the climate emergency.
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AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions. Match ID: 92 Score: 21.43 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 21.43 mit
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China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size Match ID: 98 Score: 21.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 21.43 mit
Biden Tells Putin He Must Return His Oval Office Keys Wed, 14 Apr 2021 14:32:09 +0000 “Look, pal, if you want to have a summit meeting, you’re gonna have to give back the keys,” Biden reportedly told the Russian. Match ID: 99 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 21.43 mit
Once a small port on the edge of a desert, Dubai is now a magnet for reality stars and a jet set crowd looking to beat the vaccine queue. But do the filtered images tell the whole story?
On the electric blue tarmac of a helipad on the edge of Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island on the Dubai coastline, Busra Duran stands on tiptoes. Wearing multicoloured trainers and a pink tulle minidress, the 28-year-old Turkishinfluencer is posing for photos in front of a red helicopter. Her husband, Gökhan Gündüz,snaps away as she models her pink sunglasses in the shadow of the Atlantis, a blush-coloured hotel with green pointed rooftops which resembles the fake castles of Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom.
‘Gündüz, 29, wears a striped T-shirt with the word “positive” emblazoned around the collar. Duran skips over to check the photos he’s taken, before they discuss her Instagram shots from the ride. Duran approached the helicopter company to request this free 12-minute tour, the shortest available, and they were happy to oblige. “It was amazing,” she says, flatly, sounding unconvinced. The trip is one of a whole roster of experiences Duran has set up for the benefit of her 608,000 Instagram followers. In a few days, the couple have arranged to play golf – another free gift – and Duran often poses for pictures at restaurants in exchange for a meal. Her glittering Dubai lifestyle is displayed on her Instagram: one day she’ll be perching on the side of a bubble bath in an upmarket hotel reading a copy of Gulf News; the next in a red swimsuit beside a pool, a glass of rosé in one hand and a copy of a Paulo Coelho novel in front of her.
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US envoy John Kerry woos China over climate Tue, 13 Apr 2021 23:41:35 GMT US envoy John Kerry will hold talks in Shanghai ahead of a climate summit hosted by President Biden. Match ID: 104 Score: 17.86 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 mit
Morpheus Turns a CPU Into a Rubik’s Cube to Defeat Hackers Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT University of Michigan’s Todd Austin explains how his team’s processor defeated every attack in DARPA's hardware hacking challenge Match ID: 105 Score: 17.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 mit
10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications Match ID: 108 Score: 15.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit, 2.86 planets
Video Friday: Robotic Eyeball Camera Fri, 09 Apr 2021 14:56:00 GMT Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Match ID: 110 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Students' Lunar Pad Could Help NASA Return to the Moon Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:30:00 GMT A student team's lunar landing pad could help NASA astronauts avoid Apollo's risky moon landings Match ID: 112 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 39 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
3D-Printed Thruster Boosts Range of CubeSat Applications Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:16:00 GMT Inexpensive and accessible electrical propulsion could be a boon for satellite-based Internet and Earth observing networks Match ID: 115 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 65 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is preparing for his mission to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in late 2021. This mission is known as Cosmic Kiss.
In this video log from his current training base at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA, Matthias shows a space food tasting session and shares how astronauts maintain their fitness for a safe return to Earth.
Astronauts exercise for two hours a day, six days a week while on the International Space Station to combat muscle and bone loss caused by an extended stay in microgravity. Diet also plays an important role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, all personnel are required to adhere to special safety precautions while training. These include wearing a mask – as seen in the clip.
Matthias will continue his training for Cosmic Kiss at partner agencies around the world over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned for further footage of his training and experiences.
German Astronauten-Vlog/ Matthias Maurer: Weltraumnahrung und Fitness
ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer bereitet sich auf seine Mission zur Internationalen Raumstation vor, die Ende 2021 starten soll. Diese Mission trägt den Namen "Cosmic Kiss".
In diesem Video-Log von seiner aktuellen Trainingsbasis im Johnson Space Center der NASA in Houston, Texas, USA, zeigt Matthias eine Verkostung von Weltraumnahrung und erzählt, wie Astronauten ihre Fitness für eine sichere Rückkehr zur Erde aufrechterhalten.
Astronauten trainieren während ihres Aufenthalts auf der Internationalen Raumstation an sechs Tagen in der Woche täglich zwei Stunden, um dem Muskel- und Knochenschwund entgegenzuwirken, der durch den langen Aufenthalt in der Schwerelosigkeit verursacht wird. Auch die Ernährung spielt eine wichtige Rolle bei der Erhaltung des körperlichen und geistigen Wohlbefindens.
Aufgrund der aktuellen Situation mit COVID-19 müssen alle Mitarbeiter beim Training besondere Sicherheitsvorkehrungen beachten. Dazu gehört auch das Tragen einer Maske - wie im Video zu sehen.
Matthias wird in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten sein Training für seine Cosmic Kiss-Mission bei Partneragenturen auf der ganzen Welt fortsetzen. Bleibt dran - Wir werden mit weiterem Filmmaterial über sein Training und seine Erfahrungen berichten.
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The European Space Agency and NASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to take Europe to the Moon.
This historic agreement will see ESA Member States contribute a number of essential elements to the first human outpost in lunar orbit, known as the Gateway.
It confirms ESA’s commitment to delivering at least two European Service Modules that provide electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen to NASA’s Orion spacecraft – with more to come. ESA will fly astronauts to the Gateway as the result of the MoU.
ESA’s head of the Legal Services, Marco Ferrazzani, explains how these agreements will take us forward to the Moon.
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth Match ID: 121 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 132 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
4G on the Moon: One Small Leap, One Giant Step Mon, 02 Nov 2020 17:26:00 GMT Nokia Bell Labs and NASA team up to bring wireless networks to the moon Match ID: 125 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 166 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
China to Launch Space Mining Bot Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT Chinese company sets out first steps towards extracting space resources Match ID: 126 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 213 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
NASA’s Mars Rover Required a Special Touch for Its Robotic Arms Thu, 27 Aug 2020 05:30:00 GMT ATI Industrial Automation brings its Force/Torque Sensor from the factory floor to the harsh environment of Mars’ surface. Match ID: 128 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 234 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Zombie Satellites Return From the Graveyard Thu, 18 Jun 2020 18:00:00 GMT Mission Extension Vehicles give dead spacecraft a new lease on life Match ID: 130 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 303 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
SpaceX Returns U.S. Astronauts to Space Sat, 30 May 2020 19:40:00 GMT The new Dragon 2 spacecraft is reminiscent of the Gemini spacecraft, not the space shuttle Match ID: 131 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 322 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one Match ID: 133 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 358 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
NASA Begins Testing Next Moon Rover Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:55:00 GMT VIPER will search for water ice in the Moon’s south pole craters Match ID: 137 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 450 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground Match ID: 138 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 450 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 3.57 mit
Fixing Problems Before They Happen at NASA Wed, 24 Feb 2021 20:00:00 GMT Jeannette Plante’s QA work on space missions goes a lot deeper than inspections Match ID: 143 Score: 12.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 52 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
NASA Highlights Astrophysics Missions at ‘Super Bowl of Astronomy’ Mon, 11 Jan 2021 09:54 EST Experts from across NASA will discuss topics ranging from black holes to exploding stars to planets beyond our solar system at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Match ID: 144 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 96 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
About Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky, Potentially Habitable Planets Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00 EDT According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in temperature to our Sun could have a rocky planet capable of supporting liquid water on its surface. Match ID: 145 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 171 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
Gravity Assist: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes, with Knicole Colon Fri, 12 Jun 2020 09:01 EDT NASA astrophysicist Knicole Colon describes her work on the Kepler, Hubble, TESS and Webb missions, and takes us on a tour of some of her favorite planets. Match ID: 146 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 309 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
How Earth Climate Models Help Scientists Picture Life on Unimaginable Worlds Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:33 EST Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life. Match ID: 147 Score: 12.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 449 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa, 2.86 planets
Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts Fri, 09 Apr 2021 17:16 EDT NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. Match ID: 149 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 8 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/09/2021 Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:00:33 +0000 64 Soyuz Launch/Dock: 64S successfully launched at 2:43 AM CT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Oleg Novitskiy, Petr Dubrov, and Mark Vande Hei on board. The vehicle docked at MRM1 at 6:21 AM CT. The ISS crew complement has increased to 10 crewmembers and will remain so until 63S undock on April 17. Payloads Astrobee/Gecko: … Match ID: 151 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 8 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Global Change Research Support Services Contract Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:57 EDT NASA has awarded the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Support Services contract to ICF Incorporated LLC of Fairfax, Virginia. Match ID: 152 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 9 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/08/2021 Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:00:56 +0000 Payloads Biolab: The crew searched and found a missing incubator inspection window. The window has been installed in the desired location. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the Columbus laboratory. It’s used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to gain … Match ID: 153 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 9 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/07/2021 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:00:25 +0000 Payloads AC Touch: Per standard procedure, the crew touched both the coated and uncoated coupons for this long-term investigation. Boeing Environment Responding Antimicrobial Coatings tests an antimicrobial coating on several different materials that represent high-touch surfaces. Some microbes change characteristics in microgravity, which could create new risks to crew health and spacecraft systems as well … Match ID: 154 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 10 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/06/2021 Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:00:50 +0000 Payloads Cell Biology Experiment Facility – Left (CBEF-L): In support of the SAIBO logistics and maintenance configuration G, the crew verified various cable connections related to a temperature sensor. CBEF-L provides new capabilities with additional new resources such as Full High Definition video interface, Ethernet, 24 VDC power supply, and a larger diameter centrifugal test … Match ID: 155 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 11 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/05/2021 Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:00:30 +0000 SpaceX Crew-1 Port Relocation: This morning, NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker along with JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, undocked the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience from the forward port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 5:25 a.m. CT and relocated to the space-faring port at approximately 6:08 a.m. CT. The relocation … Match ID: 156 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 12 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ISS Daily Summary Report – 4/02/2021 Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:00:23 +0000 ISS Reboost: Today the ISS performed a reboost using the SM Aft 75P R&D thrusters at 7:14 AM CT. This is the second of two planned reboosts to set up phasing for the 64S two-orbit rendezvous on April 9th and 63S landing on April 17th. The burn duration was 2 minutes and 9 seconds with … Match ID: 157 Score: 9.29 source: blogs.nasa.gov age: 15 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has started training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with International Space Station systems in a series of refresher courses.
Samantha was last on the International Space Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in space, conducting European and international scientific experiments and Space Station operations.
In the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the specific experiments and tasks she will perform in space during her second mission.
As a collaborative, international effort between the United States, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, Space Station training takes place across the globe. Samantha will be training between Johnson Space Center in the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will soon welcome new colleagues. For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency is seeking new astronauts and applications are open from 31 March to 28 May 2021. A six-stage selection process will start thereafter. This is expected to be completed in October 2022.
Ready to make #YourWayToSpace? Check out the dedicated website with all the information relating to ESA’s 2021–22 astronaut selection.
Most importantly, get ready to apply. Perhaps you will find yourself where Samantha is today.
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 159 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 20 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
The second European Service Module that will power the Orion spacecraft on a crewed flyby of the Moon is fitted with a special engine at Airbus facilities in Germany.
This engine belonged to Space Shuttle Atlantis, and is one of five refurbished engines to be paired with the first five European Service Modules. Technicians carefully install the engine in Airbus’ cleanroom.
ESM is the powerhouse of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. It will provide critical functions such as the propulsion system to get astronauts to the Moon, and the consumables astronauts need to stay alive.
ESM-2 will fuel the crewed Orion spacecraft during a flyby of the Moon for Artemis 2 and is currently undergoing integration and other testing in Europe before it is delivered to NASA this summer.
Meanwhile in the United States, the first European Service Module is making its way to the launch pad as part of the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission test flight later this year. Next stop is fuelling, due to take place next week.
ESM is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Artemis programme and includes involvement from 10 European nations.
ESA recently signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion. These modules will be used for the Artemis IV to VI missions. The first two Modules in the contract are part of Europe’s contribution to the international lunar Gateway – a new space station around the Moon.
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NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force Thu, 18 Mar 2021 16:11 EDT As a leading agency observing and understanding environmental changes to Earth, NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force. Match ID: 162 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 30 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 10:00 EST NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft. NASA is also supporting these new electric aircraft by developing quiet, efficient, reliable technology these vehicles will need Match ID: 164 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 51 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for SPHEREx Astrophysics Mission Thu, 04 Feb 2021 16:21 EST NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission. Match ID: 170 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 72 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:30 EST In an effort to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden Administration’s climate science objectives for NASA, the agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York, to serve in the role in an acting capacity. Match ID: 171 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 73 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Plans for May Asteroid Departure Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:48 EST On May 10, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will say farewell to asteroid Bennu and begin its journey back to Earth. Match ID: 172 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 81 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:09 EST Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Match ID: 173 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 93 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:23 EST Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14. Match ID: 174 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 95 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-Star World Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:40 EST Years after its detection, astronomers have confirmed a planet called KOI-5Ab orbiting in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration. Match ID: 175 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 96 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA, NSF Sign Agreement to Advance Space, Earth, Biological, Physical Sciences Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:41 EST NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies’ intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the progress of science. Match ID: 176 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 100 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Highlights Innovation, Technology at Virtual SciTech Forum Tue, 05 Jan 2021 11:51 EST Experts from across NASA will participate in the 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Match ID: 177 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 102 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Contract for X-59 Community Overflight Operations Thu, 17 Dec 2020 18:37 EST NASA has selected Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, to provide support for the community overflight response phase of the agency’s Low-Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) mission. Match ID: 181 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 121 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards Contract for Global Hawk Skyrange Program Tue, 15 Dec 2020 15:03 EST NASA has selected Northrup Grumman Systems Corp. (NGSC) of San Diego to provide demonstration engineering, manufacturing, and technical support for the Global Hawk Skyrange program at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Match ID: 182 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 123 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Gen. Chuck Yeager Mon, 07 Dec 2020 23:19 EST "Gen. Yeager's pioneering and innovative spirit advanced America's abilities in the sky and set our nation's dreams soaring into the jet age." Match ID: 184 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 131 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Highlights New Findings, Upcoming Missions at Virtual AGU Meeting Tue, 01 Dec 2020 15:27 EST NASA and researchers from around the world will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 1-17, held virtually this year. Match ID: 185 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 137 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Stowage Thu, 29 Oct 2020 11:35 EDT NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Oct. 29, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and the mission’s work to safely stow the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu. Match ID: 186 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 170 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon Mon, 26 Oct 2020 11:02 EDT NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Match ID: 187 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 173 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event Wed, 23 Sep 2020 14:35 EDT Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival Match ID: 189 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 206 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:04 EDT NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards. Match ID: 191 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 281 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:36 EDT NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Match ID: 193 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 291 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet Match ID: 194 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 295 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Imagining Another Earth Thu, 28 May 2020 10:27 EDT This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. Match ID: 195 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 324 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
What It’s Like to Sweat the Launch of a New Spaceship Wed, 27 May 2020 14:19:00 GMT A former mission controller remembers the last time the United States dared to put humans in a new type of spacecraft—and some hard-won lessons for today Match ID: 196 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 325 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels Match ID: 197 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
AAS Names 29 NASA-Affiliated Legacy Fellows Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00 EDT Twenty-nine scientists working at or affiliated with NASA have been named Fellows of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. Match ID: 199 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 352 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data Wed, 15 Apr 2020 11:21 EDT A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water. Match ID: 202 Score: 9.29 source: www.nasa.gov age: 367 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 203 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 388 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 204 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 423 days qualifiers: 9.29 nasa
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Unknown hackers attempted to add abackdoor to the PHP source code. It was two maliciouscommits, with the subject “fix typo” and the names of known PHP developers and maintainers. They were discovered and removed before being pushed out to any users. But since 79% of the Internet’s websites use PHP, it’s scary.
Developers have moved PHP to GitHub, which has better authentication. Hopefully it will be enough — PHP is a juicy target.
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Nick Smith snapped this photo of the storage containers at Concordia research station in Antarctica shortly before sunset, 8 April 2021. The dark blue line at the horizon is the shadow of the Earth.
The containers store food, recycling and the scientific samples of blood, saliva, and stool that Nick routinely takes. The units on the right are part of the summer camp, during which researchers sleep in tents.
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, Antarctica also provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is a little easier to access than space.
Part of the 17th crew to spend an entire year at one of the most remote bases in the world, Nick and 11 other crew members have taken up the adventurous challenge in the backdrop of a pandemic to continue important research that is furthering space exploration.
Located at the mountain plateau called Dome C, Concordia is a collaboration between the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic programme, and is one of only three bases that is inhabited all year long.
As well as offering around nine months of complete isolation, Concordia’s location at 3233 m altitude means the crew experience chronic hypobaric hypoxia – lack of oxygen in the brain.
During the Antarctic winter, the crew of up to 15 people also endure four months of complete darkness: the sun disappears from May and is not seen again until late August.
Temperatures can drop to –80°C in the winter, with a yearly average of –50°C. The temperature at the time of this image was -65°C, with wind chill at about -80°C. To put this cold into perspective, it was so cold that the camera battery died within ten minutes.
As a station set in Earth’s harshest space, Concordia is an ideal stand-in for studying the human psychological and physiological effects of extreme cold, isolation and darkness. For the rest of the year, Nick is poking and prodding the crew for samples to study changes in mood, immune systems, blood cells, and gut health.
A Theory of (Almost) Everything Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world Match ID: 213 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
DARPA Prepares for the Subterranean Challenge Final Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:44:00 GMT Three years of underground robotics competitions culminate in a final event in September with $5 million in prize money Match ID: 215 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Google’s Project Zerodiscovered, and caused to be patched, eleven zero-day exploits against Chrome, Safari, Microsoft Windows, and iOS. This seems to have been exploited by “Western government operatives actively conducting a counterterrorism operation”:
The exploits, which went back to early 2020 and used never-before-seen techniques, were “watering hole” attacks that used infected websites to deliver malware to visitors. They caught the attention of cybersecurity experts thanks to their scale, sophistication, and speed.
It’s true that Project Zero does not formally attribute hacking to specific groups. But the Threat Analysis Group, which also worked on the project, does perform attribution. Google omitted many more details than just the name of the government behind the hacks, and through that information, the teams knew internally who the hacker and targets were. It is not clear whether Google gave advance notice to government officials that they would be publicizing and shutting down the method of attack...
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Currency Hedging in Emerging Markets: Managing Cash Flow Exposure 2021-04-06T00:00:00EDT Economies with less liquid foreign exchange derivative markets offer firms fewer options to hedge their currency risk. Given the limitations of natural hedging, these firms are more exposed to systemic risk. Match ID: 217 Score: 3.57 source: hbswk.hbs.edu age: 12 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Scientists Need to Admit What They Got Wrong About Covid Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Over the last year, the scientific community has been reluctant to openly discuss its missteps. But coming clean could help prevent the next pandemic. Match ID: 219 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 17 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.
If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.
Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.
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Actually, Covid Optimists and Pessimists Are Both Right Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Mild and dire forecasting models serve different purposes, and can be tricky to interpret. But when they appear similar, it may signal the end of the pandemic. Match ID: 221 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 22 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Army Trains AI to Identify Faces in the Dark Tue, 09 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a dataset of faces to train facial recognition that works in darkness Match ID: 223 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 39 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price Match ID: 225 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 71 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming Match ID: 228 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 172 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Should the DoD’s Tech Professionals Work From Home—Permanently? Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:24:00 GMT The Defense Innovation Board recommends continuing remote work beyond the pandemic, at home and in a nationwide network of coworking spaces Match ID: 229 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium Match ID: 231 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality Match ID: 232 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 225 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit Match ID: 235 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Attention Rogue Drone Pilots: AI Can See You! Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT Israeli machine learning system turns drone tracking data into a finger pointed right at a concealed pilot Match ID: 236 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 268 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Tiny Satellites Could Distribute Quantum Keys Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:30:00 GMT CubeSat design packs entangled photon generator into small space Match ID: 238 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 295 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
New Antenna Will Boost UAV Communication with Satellites Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:00:00 GMT The antenna can switch between a general and broadside radiation pattern, the latter of which emits a signal directly above the UAV and into space Match ID: 242 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 403 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
The Inside Story of the First Picture of a Black Hole Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT Here’s how the Event Horizon Telescope team pieced together the now-famous image of a black hole Match ID: 245 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 443 days qualifiers: 3.57 mit
Sunday Reading: Children’s Literature Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000 From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces that offer insight into a vibrant and remarkable genre. Match ID: 0 Score: 20.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 20.00 movie
The director’s newly translated writings reveal how his life as a penniless reporter shaped his hit movies
In an arresting scene from one of director Billy Wilder’s most famous films, Some Like It Hot, Marilyn Monroe sashays along a Chicago railway station platform in a figure-hugging outfit, leaving Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis gobsmacked.
Until now, few have made the connection between this scene and some of Wilder’s own experiences as a young Austrian journalist in the 1920s. This month, the first major collection of Wilder’s journalism ever published will reveal the way his early writings shaped and influenced memorable scenes, characters and plots from films he later wrote and directed, including Sunset Boulevard and The Apartment.
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000 Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […] Match ID: 2 Score: 20.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 20.00 movie
AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:24:27 +0000 You’ll need to prick up your ears for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice. The startup behind the “uncanny valley” […] Match ID: 4 Score: 20.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 20.00 movie
Can the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood Be Saved? Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Cinephiles have been mourning the news that the iconic movie theater won’t reopen. But there might still be hope for the Cinerama Dome. Match ID: 5 Score: 20.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 20.00 movie
“Voyagers” Gets Lost in Space Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Neil Burger’s film, starring Colin Farrell as a leader of teen-agers whose descendants are to found an extraterrestrial home for humanity, fumbles the existential questions it tries to raise. Match ID: 6 Score: 20.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 20.00 movie
5 New Family-Friendly Movies and 1 Actually Good One Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000 This year’s Oscar-nominated animated films have a uniformly safe, childish approach to death. But The Willoughbys—not nominated—will mess you up. Match ID: 9 Score: 14.29 source: www.wired.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 14.29 movie
His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light Match ID: 10 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days qualifiers: 2.86 movie
The Inside Story of the First Picture of a Black Hole Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT Here’s how the Event Horizon Telescope team pieced together the now-famous image of a black hole Match ID: 11 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 443 days qualifiers: 2.86 movie
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