Boris Johnson has cancelled his planned trip to India. No 10 has just released this joint statement from the British and Indian governments.
In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week. Instead, Prime Ministers Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India. They will remain in regular contact beyond this, and look forward to meeting in person later this year.
As my colleague Nicola Davis reported last week, only 77 cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus, B1617, have been found in the UK so far. “It is designated a ‘variant under investigation’ but is worrying researchers as it contains two mutations that it is thought may help the virus to evade the body’s immune responses,” Nicola explained.
This morning Prof Danny Altmann, professor of immunology at Imperial College London, said he expected B1617 to be upgraded to a “variant of concern” quite soon. That would lead to India being placed on the “red list” for travel, he said (which would probably force Boris Johnson to cancel his trip due to start this weekend). Altmann told Good Morning Britain:
At the moment, this particular variant (from India) is called a variant under investigation, not a variant of concern because it hasn’t been escalated to that level yet.
My assumption from everything I’ve seen is that it will become a variant of concern. When it becomes a variant of concern, I’d be quite surprised if India wasn’t on the red list.
This variant has a couple of mutations that are among those that we think are important that should be watched carefully, but they’re actually probably not at the very kind of top tier of mutations, for example in the B117 - or Kent variant - or the South African variant, that generate the most concern.
And in terms of spread, clearly this variant has increased in frequency in India around the same time as their very large and tragic recent wave.
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Fourth Perth hospital health worker goes into self-quarantine while scammers target people seeking vaccines. This blog is now closed
That is where we will leave the live blog for Monday. Thanks for following along. Here’s what we learned today:
The PM’s office has just released the statement out of the national cabinet meeting tonight. This is the bit on what was agreed to:
National cabinet agreed in-principle to a series of changes to the Australian Covid-19 vaccination strategy that will be put forward for approval at the next meeting of national cabinet, including options to bring forward the commencement of vaccinations for over-50-year-olds under the Australian Covid-19 vaccination strategy priority group 2A, and the readiness of more state- and territory-operated vaccination sites, including mass vaccination sites, as vaccine supplies increase.
National cabinet reinforced that general practice will continue to be the primary model of rolling out vaccinations for Australians over 50 years of age, with states and territories to consider options to supplement rollout through expanded state vaccination centres.
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Ahead of a busy summer of domestic tourism in the UK, qualified lifeguards and trainees rehearse life-saving procedures
From a distance the ocean looks calm – safe, even – but a sticker peeling from a window in St Agnes lifeguard station offers a cautionary warning to all visitors: Respect the Water, it says.
The summer ahead promises to be busier than ever in Cornwall, with a boom in domestic tourism fuelled by global coronavirus restrictions. This beautiful but unforgiving stretch of coastline will see its fair share of rescues.
The RNLI is training new lifeguards in preparation. Today, a group of five are learning first aid skills and rehearsing water rescue techniques using tubes and rescue boards – they must wear PPE for close proximity drills, even in the water. The trainees range in age from 16 to 33 and include students, a gas engineer, a marine biologist and a former champion surfer.
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Australia opens travel bubble with New Zealand Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:58:29 GMT The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits. Match ID: 5 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
With journeys to distant corners of the globe still on hold, our writers are gearing up to hike, climb, camp, and swim on home turf
When we were kids it was always UK holidays, usually under canvas, and always recalled with affection. I have no problem giving up foreign travel for a while, although I do miss the sheer scale and biodiversity of distant wildernesses and worry about the communities who invested hope, and effort, in tourism as a way of holding off the oilmen, gold prospectors and road diggers. I’m praying they hang on. We will return!
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Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its enterprise-focused on-demand ride-hailing app Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:30:17 +0000 Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets, is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its […] Match ID: 9 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
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Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:15:45 +0000 After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing. Match ID: 12 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
In 2008, Thomas Pesquet applied to become an ESA astronaut. On 22 April 2021, he will fly his second mission to the International Space Station. In this video Thomas shares how he found his way to space, and encourages viewers to follow their passions as ESA seeks its next class of astronauts.
Nobody is perfect on their first attempt at a task, but Thomas says the only way to improve is to try and keep trying. Though becoming an astronaut seemed a distant dream when he was younger, by continuing to challenge himself and learn along the way he developed the skills he needed to put himself forward and become one of a small group who have travelled to space.
Whatever your passion, his advice is universal: try your best, and if you don’t succeed it doesn’t matter. What does matter is perseverance.
Find out more about how you can apply to become an ESA astronaut and explore other ESA careers at esa.int/YourWayToSpace
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D.I.Y. Fixes for Your Broken Dreams Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000 Did you want to be famous for some reason? Earn a shit ton of money? Travel the world? Match ID: 18 Score: 20.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 5 days qualifiers: 20.00 travel(|ing)
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: 20 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 22 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 20 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Special Report: Top Tech 2021 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year Match ID: 25 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 28 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 133 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 32 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 33 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 389 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 35 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 424 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 38 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Startup Tries to Revive Interest in Aerospike Rocket Engines Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:55:00 GMT NextAero, an advanced manufacturing startup in Australia, is 3D printing aerospike engines for satellite launch vehicles Match ID: 42 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 487 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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How the FBI Got Into the San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 Plus: Russian sanctions, Europe’s SolarWinds fallout, and more of this week’s top security news. Match ID: 1 Score: 55.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 sanctions, 20.00 russia
US Sanctions on Russia Rewrite Cyberespionage's Rules Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:21:09 +0000 The US has sent a loud message to Moscow—though what it's saying isn’t exactly clear. Match ID: 2 Score: 47.14 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 30.00 sanctions, 17.14 russia
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JD Vance: Trump whisperer turned Senate hopeful Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:03:43 GMT The author of the bestselling Hillbilly Elegy is being courted by Republicans for a Senate run. Match ID: 8 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 trump
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: 10 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 25.00 trump
Chí’chil Biłdagoteel - otherwise known as Oak Flat, Arizona – is regarded as sacred ancestral land by the Apache people. With the territory at risk of being sold for copper mining to a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, resident Wendsler Nosie has set up a protest movement from his tipi, alongside his daughter and granddaughter. With no support from the courts, Wendsler and the community are anxiously hoping the Biden administration will pause the land transfer. With religious freedom and environmental protection at risk, they await the call with further news
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‘A nicer version of Trump’: GOP donors flock to DeSantis Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:30:10 EST The Florida governor has cultivated relationships with many of the party’s biggest givers, who admire his opposition to strict Covid mitigation policies. Match ID: 15 Score: 21.43 source: www.politico.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 21.43 trump
Will Turntide's Reluctance Motor Disrupt EVs? Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:41:00 GMT The company's motor offers outstanding efficiency in HVAC systems for buildings; will e-cars be next? Match ID: 16 Score: 21.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 12.86 energy, 8.57 nuclear
Oil futures climbed Thursday to tally a fourth session gain in a row. A higher forecast for global oil demand from the International Energy Agency and recent data from the Energy Information Administration showing a third straight weekly decline in U.S. crude inventories continued to provide support for prices. Traders also eyed the latest talks on the Iran nuclear deal. May West Texas Intermediate crude rose 31 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $63.46 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after climbing 4.9% on Wednesday. Prices for the front-month contract logged another finish at their highest since March 17, FactSet data show.
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Russia expels Czech diplomats over explosion row Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:27:52 GMT The Czech Republic says Russia was involved in a deadly blast at a munitions factory in 2014. Match ID: 18 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 20.00 russia
Volvo to supply Chinese ride hailing giant Didi with autonomous driving cars Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:21:37 +0000 As the autonomous driving race in China heats up, Didi is rushing to expand its car fleets by picking Swedish automaker Volvo, an old partner of Uber, as its ally. Didi said on Monday it will be using the XC90 SUVs of Volvo, which has been owned by Chinese auto company Geely since 2010, for its […] Match ID: 19 Score: 20.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 20.00 russia
Gone is the ‘do it for real’ approach – the stars of Mank and Another Round take a more sober approach to acting inebriated
Were there an Oscar for best on-screen drunk (which there really should be), it would be a close-run thing this year. My money would be on Aubrey Plaza, who provides a magnificent display of wastedness in her new movie, Black Bear. Playing a neurotic indie actor at the end of her tether, she spends half the movie stumbling, lurching, wailing and losing her dignity. She wasn’t actually drunk, of course. This is the great challenge: acting drunk when you’re sober is no easier than acting sober when you’re drunk. To get into the right frame of unsteadiness, Plaza would spin round until almost throwing up just before the scene. That’s commitment.
Boris Johnson likely to announce proposal, including Official Secrets Act update, in Queen’s speech
Britain plans to force those working for foreign governments to sign a central register in an attempt to counter hostile spy activity, the Home Office has confirmed.
Boris Johnson, according to the Times, hopes to formally announce the proposal in the Queen’s speech next month, making it a criminal offence not to declare work in the UK on behalf of a foreign government.
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A colourful puzzle from the UK girls’ maths olympiad
Today’s puzzle celebrates the UK’s outstanding performance at last week’s European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad, which is the world’s most prestigious female-only maths competition for pre-university students.
Yuhka Machino and Jenni Voon, both aged 17, placed 6th and 7th overall, each earning gold medals. Overall, the UK ranked fifth out of 55 countries, behind Russia, the USA, Peru and Romania. (The event was held online, allowing 17 non-European countries to participate as guests.)
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With public art collections closed we are bringing the art to you, exploring highlights from across the country in partnership with Art UK. Today’s pick: Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio by Marc Chagall, in London’s Ben Uri gallery.
This gouache, ink and pencil study in lilac and grey was executed in April 1945 by Marc Chagall after almost four years in exile in New York. He had fled to the US after the Nazi occupation of France during the second world war. Born into a Hasidic Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia (now in Belarus), in 1887, Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and became a celebrated artist of the École de Paris, best known for his dreamlike paintings combining aspects of French tradition with Russian folklore and Jewish motifs. In 1923, he and his wife Bella became naturalised French citizens.
This was probably the first work that Chagall produced after coming out of mourning for Bella, who had died suddenly in September 1944 after almost 30 years of marriage. It was created in response to seeing the horrors of the concentration camps revealed through newspapers and Pathé newsreels. His pencil titles in Cyrillic (upper right) translate as “Apocalypse” and “Capriccio” (fantasy), and his biographer Jackie Wullschläger has described it as “the bleakest of Chagall’s many crucifixions”: combining symbolism with realism and incorporating factual information about the Holocaust for the first time.
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European football was thrown into turmoil on Sunday night after new plans for a European super league were revealed that would mean six English clubs – Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham – joining the breakaway competition alongside three teams from each of Italy and Spain.
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Russia will face 'consequences' if Navalny dies - US Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:47:33 GMT International concern grows after doctors for the jailed Putin critic say he needs urgent medical help. Match ID: 26 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 20.00 russia
Caught on the frontline between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, Marinka is a town forgotten by the world
Vera Basova stands by her house holding a local newspaper. The front page headline says Russia is bringing tanks to the eastern Ukrainian border. “What do they want from us? Why are they dragging those tanks here?” Basova asks her neighbour.
The 90-year-old worries she will have to go back to hiding in her basement to escape shelling in the war between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Donbas region that recently entered its eighth year and has taken more than 13,000 lives.
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As troops prepare to withdraw from the war-torn country, readers reflect on western nations’ involvement and legacy
Your editorial (15 April) asserts that the Taliban were quick to take over when the Russians left. That is simply not true; it actually took seven years, from the end of Soviet combat operations in 1989 to the capture of Kabul by the Taliban in 1996. The crucial event was the withdrawal of Russian subsidies to the Najibullah regime in 1992.
It took a further two years for that regime to collapse, and two years more of chaos and intra-mujahideen fighting to create the void into which the Taliban stepped. This all matters because there was nothing inevitable about the Taliban’s takeover in 1996 and neither is there now.
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Exclusive: five Ramzan Kadyrov allies subject of criminal complaint for crimes against humanity
Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a legal attempt to seek justice over the semi-autonomous Russian republic’s anti-gay purges.
The 97-page charge sheet, extracts of which have been seen by the Guardian, accuses the Chechen military and state apparatus of persecution, unlawful arrests, torture, sexual violence and incitement to murder at least 150 individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation since February 2017.
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Foreign secretary hints he believes same Russian cell behind Salisbury poisoning and Czech explosion
The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said the UK stood in “full support” of the Czech Republic after the country’s police announced they were hunting two Russians, suspected of carrying out the Salisbury poisonings, in relation to an explosion at an arms depot.
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Biden Finally Got to Say No to the Generals Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:58:03 +0000 Critics be damned, the President is ending the Forever War waged by Bush, Obama, and Trump in Afghanistan. Match ID: 33 Score: 17.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 17.86 trump
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Researchers develop microscopic theory of polymer gel Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (National Research University Higher School of Economics) Russian scientists have proposed a theory of phase transformation in polymer gels. It explains the mechanisms of the dramatic reduction in volume of zwitterionic hydrogels when they are cooled. The results are published in the journal Chemical Communications (ChemComm). Match ID: 37 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 17.14 russia
The files compare the adverts produced by ExxonMobil, Aramco, Chevron, Shell, Equinor and others with the companies’ operations and products, overall climate impact and progress toward climate-safe business models.
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A new drought monitoring approach: Vector Projection Analysis (VPA) Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has proposed a satellite-aided drought monitoring method that can adequately represent the complex drought conditions into a single integrated drought index. Match ID: 44 Score: 14.29 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 4 days qualifiers: 14.29 korea
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: 45 Score: 14.29 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 14.29 russia
McConnell vs. Trump: Why the GOP Is Right to Worry Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:55:54 EST From the history of these spats, it makes sense that Republicans are still kneeling to an out-of-power president. Match ID: 46 Score: 14.29 source: www.politico.com age: 5 days qualifiers: 14.29 trump
'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:37:37 GMT Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings. Match ID: 47 Score: 12.86 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 3 days qualifiers: 12.86 energy
Why Alexey Navalny Returned to Russia Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:08:37 +0000 The opposition politician, who is two weeks into a hunger strike, differs from the Soviet-era dissidents, who believed that they were fighting for principle but could never defeat the system. Match ID: 50 Score: 11.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 5 days qualifiers: 11.43 russia
No More Halfsies on Climate Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:00:00 +0000 A storied P.R. agency is playing with fire. Match ID: 51 Score: 10.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 10.71 energy
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: 52 Score: 10.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 355 days qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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: 53 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.86 italy, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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: 54 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 237 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.86 korea, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
The fate of the planet Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT (American Physical Society) From engineered pandemics to city-toppling cyber attacks to nuclear annihilation, life on Earth could radically change, and soon. Scientists will forecast the fate of the planet at a press conference during the 2021 APS April Meeting. Match ID: 55 Score: 8.57 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 8.57 nuclear
Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like Match ID: 58 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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: 59 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 72 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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 Match ID: 60 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 152 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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: 63 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days qualifiers: 2.86 korea, 2.14 energy
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: 68 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 424 days qualifiers: 2.86 korea, 1.43 nuclear
Trump relaunches his fundraising machine after months of quiet Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:19:18 EST The former president is restarting his email and text solicitations and opening a new online store that includes "Don't Blame Me — I Voted for Trump" swag. Match ID: 70 Score: 3.57 source: www.politico.com age: 11 days qualifiers: 3.57 trump
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: 75 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear
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Russia May Have Found a New Way to Censor the Internet Thu, 08 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000 In an attempt to silence Twitter, the Kremlin appears to have developed novel techniques to restrict online content. Match ID: 79 Score: 2.86 source: www.wired.com age: 10 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia
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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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: 84 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 249 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia
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: 85 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 323 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia
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: 86 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 326 days qualifiers: 2.86 russia
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: 92 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
Special Report: Top Tech 2021 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year Match ID: 95 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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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 Match ID: 97 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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: 99 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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: 102 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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: 103 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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: 107 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 444 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
Startup Tries to Revive Interest in Aerospike Rocket Engines Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:55:00 GMT NextAero, an advanced manufacturing startup in Australia, is 3D printing aerospike engines for satellite launch vehicles Match ID: 110 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 487 days qualifiers: 2.14 energy
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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: 112 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 1.43 nuclear
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: 113 Score: 1.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 359 days qualifiers: 1.43 nuclear