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U.S. Military Bought Cameras in Violation of America's Own China Sanctions
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:55:59 +0000

Purchased camera systems were supposedly made in the U.S. but actually originated from Chinese companies blacklisted for security reasons.

The post U.S. Military Bought Cameras in Violation of America’s Own China Sanctions appeared first on The Intercept.


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Jadon Sancho seals £73m Manchester United move from Dortmund
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:03:08 GMT
  • Winger joins on contract to 2026 with option for further year
  • Sancho describes the move as ‘a dream come true’

Jadon Sancho has completed his transfer to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund for an initial £73m. The 21-year-old winger has signed a five-year contract with an option of a further year.

The former Manchester City player has sealed the move less than a fortnight after he was among three England players to miss a penalty in the Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy. Sancho underwent his medical once the tournament had been completed, the framework of the deal having been agreed at the end of May and confirmed by the clubs at the start of June.

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Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:37:48 +0000
Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation. The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), would create a new carveout in Section 230 […]
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Team GB shifts Olympic focus from superpower to more human approach | Sean Ingle
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:35:20 GMT

The relentless drive for more medals has been replaced by a more human message in Tokyo: it is a welcome change

At the Hokusai Museum, a short ride from where the British athletes are staying in the Olympic village, there is a giant image of the Japanese artist’s most famous work: the Great Wave off Kanagawa. Higher and higher the great wave rises, until it stands taller than Mount Fuji itself. But then, inevitably its tremendous power and energy starts to flatten, then fall.

That picture may yet serve as an analogy for Team GB’s Olympic momentum here in Tokyo. Since finishing 36th in the medal table in Atlanta in 1996, behind Ireland and North Korea, it has ridden an enormous wave, from Sydney to Athens, London to Rio, from no-hopers to world-beaters. But, after winning 67 medals and finishing second in 2016, UK Sport is now targeting between 45-70 medals and a top-five finish in Tokyo.

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US slaps sanctions on Cuban officials after protest crackdown
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:22:53 GMT
President Biden has been under increasing pressure to respond to the historic anti-regime protests.
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'Wrapping' anodes in 3D carbon nanosheets: The next big thing in li-ion battery technology
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(National Korea Maritime and Ocean University) The lithium-ion battery is the future of sustainable energy technology, but drastic volume fluctuations in their anodes related to enhanced battery capacity raises a safety concern. Recently, researchers from the Republic of Korea have found that embedding manganese selenide anodes in a 3D carbon nanosheet matrix is an innovative, simple, and low-cost means of reducing drastic volume expansion while improving the energy density of these batteries.
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Solar-to-Hydrogen Water Splitter Outlasts Next Best Tech By 14x
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:03:00 GMT
Photochemical device can now operate for up to 100 days
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In one quote, the core of the effort to undermine the 2020 election is revealed
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:25:14 EDT
The Republican belief in rampant Democratic voter fraud predates Trump by decades.
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Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics?
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:12:08 GMT

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

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

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

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Jean Hanff Korelitz: ‘I wanted to be a literary novelist. But I realised that I liked plot’
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:53 GMT

The author of the book behind TV smash The Undoing talks about her new novel The Plot, a thriller about plagiarism – and how she fell for Hugh Grant

In January 2020, the American novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz was “all in all, not in a great place”, despite the runaway success of the HBO series The Undoing, based on her novel You Should Have Known. She was extremely anxious about a new virus in China that she was reading about (she reads a lot of books on epidemiology). “I was pretty much the only person I knew at that point who was really freaking out,” she says cheerfully from her bedroom in upstate New York, her dog Sherlock snoozing serenely beside her. “And I was really freaking out. It felt like we were in the opening chapters of Stephen King’s The Stand.” She was also furious about the first impeachment of President Trump, the outcome of which seemed all too clear. “I think if I had been scared without being angry, or I had been angry without being scared, it wouldn’t have been so combustible, but I was both.”

More personally, she was exhausted by wrestling with the second draft of a novel that was refusing to come together. She was so nervous about a meeting with her editor, who had already turned the book down once, that she forced her husband, the Pulitzer prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, to come with her. He waited in a nearby coffee shop while she went off to her publishers in a state of “total meltdown”. Her editor still didn’t think the book was ready, but suddenly an idea “just popped” into Korelitz’s head, and she began outlining a story that she barely knew herself. “I’d gone into that meeting unable to sell one novel and apparently I had left with a two-book deal, which I’ve never had before.”

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

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

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


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A scandal-scarred Senate candidate wants Donald Trump’s endorsement. Other Republicans worry he’ll give it.
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:00:00 EDT
Former Missouri governor Eric Greitens, forced from office in 2018, has hired several Trump associates for his campaign and has falsely suggested Trump could replace Biden before the next presidential election.
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The Trailer: Whatever happened to Medicare-for-all?
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:14:11 EDT
Whatever happened to Medicare-for-all, what's going on as Trump heads back to Arizona, and what's missing from summer congressional town halls.
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Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:05:00 EDT
Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election, the former president has been uninterested in personally bankrolling the effort in Arizona or similar attempts in other states.
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What Donald Trump has said about the Capitol rioters
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:38:11 EDT
For the last two weeks of his presidency, he offered prepared remarks of condemnation. Everything since has been sympathetic.
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Eight Months Later, a Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:15:10 +0000

Two white men in Kansas shot into a car of Latino teenagers and went home. Almost a year later, neither shooter is in custody.

The post Eight Months Later, a Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka appeared first on The Intercept.


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I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldn't Believe Me. It Was Impossible.
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:42:19 +0000

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

The post I Tried to Make Claims About Election Fraud So Preposterous Trump Fans Wouldn’t Believe Me. It Was Impossible. appeared first on The Intercept.


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Nation Shocked by Existence of Trump Adviser Not Already Arrested
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:04:51 +0000
“After Manafort, Stone, Flynn, Bannon, Cohen, Papadopoulos, and the rest, I really thought they’d gotten them all,” one woman said.
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South Korea’s chicken joints have their wings clipped by coronavirus surge
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:13:21 EDT
Traditional summer chicken dinners were seen as a sign of recovery. Instead, restaurants are empty.
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Jadon Sancho: England winger completes £73m move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:45:30 GMT
England winger Jadon Sancho completes his £73m move to Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund.
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Wolf Alice review – delirious crowd drink in a night of sublime bedlam
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:20:40 GMT

O2 Academy, Bournemouth
The three-time Mercury prize nominees seemed stunned by the deafening reception at their first non-socially distanced show in two years

From the second you walk into Bournemouth’s O2 Academy, it’s clear that gigs are not as they once were. An hour before Wolf Alice are due to take the stage for their first full, non-socially distanced live show in nearly two years, the atmosphere already feels more like an evening’s sweaty climax. People are cheering everything, including the roadie who comes on stage to say “one-two-one-two” into the microphones and the music playing through the PA: each song is greeted by a bellow of enthusiasm and a mass singalong.

Under the circumstances, you get the feeling that Wolf Alice could come on stage and read out Stalin’s speech to the 1939 Soviet Communist party congress – in the original Russian – and still get a reaction like the Beatles got at Shea Stadium. Instead, they play a set heavy on songs from their new album: over half of Blue Weekend – nominated, like every album Wolf Alice have thus far released, for the Mercury prize – gets an airing.

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'A talented trailblazer and hybrid of the modern age' - what Man Utd fans can expect from Sancho
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:06:21 GMT
What can Manchester United fans expect from Jadon Sancho, as he returns to England four years after joining Borussia Dortmund?
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Tokyo Olympics: Russian archer faints in heat & rowing schedule changed due to weather
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:55:43 GMT
A Russian archer faints in intense heat during Olympic qualifying and the rowing schedule is changed with the Tokyo weather in the spotlight as the Games officially open.
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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 192.6 million and CDC head warns U.S. not out of the woods yet
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:22:53 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 192.6 million on Friday, while the death toll climbed above 4.1 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.3 million cases and in deaths with 610,177 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky warned Thursday that the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, as the highly transmissible delta variant continues to infect especially unvaccinated people. "It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of and that I have seen in my 20-year career," Walensky said at a White House briefing, with hospitals reaching capacity in some parts of the country. The CDC's vaccine tracker shows rates remain static from day-to-day, as fewer Americans come forward for shots. Just 48.8% of the overall population is fully vaccinated, and just 59.7% of adults 18-years-and-older have received both shots, while 68.6% have received at least one. That remains just short of President Joe Biden's goal of having at least 70% of the adult population receive one shot by the recent July 4 holiday. India is second by cases at 31.3 million and third by deaths at 419,470, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted. Brazil is second in deaths at 547,016 but is third in cases at 19.5 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 237,626 but has recorded just 2.7 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 149,796, while the U.K. has 129,266, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. The U.K. fully reopened its economy on Monday against the advice of healthcare experts, who are concerned at the continued rapid spread of cases there that is forcing many to isolate and quarantine.

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Ancient Roman road and dock discovered in Venice lagoon
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:06:56 GMT

Find could prove there were human settlements in area centuries before city was founded

The discovery of the remains of a Roman road and dock submerged in the Venice lagoon could prove there were permanent human settlements in the area centuries before Venice was founded, researchers say.

Scuba divers discovered what appeared to be paving stones beneath the lagoon in the 1980s, but only after more recent research were the relics confirmed to have formed part of a road system.

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The Hacking War Is an Unequal Contest: U.S. companies are resisting public-private partnerships against cyber-hacking attacks facilitated by foreign governments.
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VOCHI raises additional $2.4 million for its computer vision-powered video editing app
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 19:55:00 +0000
VOCHI, a Belarus-based startup behind a clever computer vision-based video editing app used by online creators, has raised an additional $2.4 million in a “late-seed” round that follows the company’s initial $1.5 million round led by Ukraine-based Genesis Investments last year. The new funds follow a period of significant growth for the mobile tool, which […]
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Argentina threatens to cancel deal for Sputnik vaccine as Russia fails to deliver
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:39:33 GMT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Italy makes health pass mandatory for many leisure activities, in bid to pressure the unvaccinated
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:36:00 EDT
Facing the delta variant and a nascent surge in cases, the country is joining France in expanding the use of its health pass.
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CIA officer from bin Laden hunt to lead Havana Syndrome probe as cases rise
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:12:36 +0000
There may be as many as 200 cases now, including around two dozen from Vienna.
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Russia sends long-delayed module to space station
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:55:04 GMT
The 13m-long, 20-tonne Nauka laboratory is finally going into orbit after a delay of 14 years.
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ERA launch replay
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 17:15:00 +0200
Video: 00:03:07

The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is on its way to the International Space Station after being launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, at 16:58 CEST on 21 July 2021.

The 11-m-long robot is travelling folded and attached to what will be its home base – the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, also called ‘Nauka’. The Proton-M booster placed Nauka and ERA into orbit around 10 minutes after liftoff, nearly 200 km above Earth.  

The International Space Station already has two robotic arms; Canadian and Japanese robots play a crucial role in berthing spacecraft and transferring payloads and astronauts. However, neither arm can reach the Russian segment. 

ERA is the first robot capable of ‘walking’ around the Russian parts of the orbital complex. It can handle components up to 8000 kg with 5 mm precision, and it will transport astronauts from one working site to another. 

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Ignoring Intel Rumors, GlobalFoundries Will Do $1-billion Expansion
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:27:00 GMT
Plus the foundry will build a new fab in New York state
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As Transphobes Rally Again at Los Angeles Spa, Police Attack Counterprotesters
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 03:54:38 +0000

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

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COVID-19 Forced Us All to Experiment. What Have We Learned?
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Telework, telelearning, telemedicine, and telecommerce are here to stay
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Nikola stock falls after shareholders file to sell off their stakes
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:05:45 GMT

Share of Nikola Corp. shed 2.7% in morning trading Friday, after the electric vehicle maker disclosed the offering of 1.68 million shares by selling stockholders. In and S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday, Quasar Energy Partners LLC, Philipp Brothers Fertilizer LLC and Little Brothers LLC are selling off their entire stakes in Nio, totaling 1,682,267 shares, representing 0.4% of the shares outstanding and valued at $77.5 million at Thursday's closing price of $46.07. The company said it will not receive any proceeds from the offering. The stock has lost 9.7% year to date, while shares of EV leader Tesla Inc. have declined 8.8%, and the S&P 500 has gained 16.7%.

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UK to trial automatic energy bill switching system
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 13:14:32 GMT

Households paying expensive standard tariffs for electricity and gas will be moved to cheaper deals, UK government says

Households paying expensive standard tariffs for gas and electricity are to be automatically moved on to a cheaper deal as the government moves to tackle “rip off” bills.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on Friday that an automatic switching system would be trialled in 2024. The scheme is intended to eliminate the “loyalty penalty” in which longstanding customers end up on the most expensive tariffs if they fail to act when their deal ends.

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In reopened Paris, creative energy and festive euphoria set the mood
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:00 EDT
A plethora of new cultural, dining and lodging options await visitors to the City of Light.
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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony – in pictures
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:51:49 GMT

With a blaze of indigo and white fireworks lighting the night sky, the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has started. In a nearly empty national stadium, devoid of any crowd energy, it began with a single female athlete at the centre of the stadium, kneeling. As she stood, the shadow behind her took the shape of a seedling, growing as she walked. A number of athletes were featured in a video that started with the moment Tokyo won the Olympic bid in 2013, before showing images of a world silenced by the Covid pandemic

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Ted Lasso season two review – the most joyous show on TV scores again
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:00:48 GMT

The footballing comedy digs deeper in its second run, with a frosty new foe for lovely coach Ted to crack … but it still stays true to its glorious, feelgood spirit

Like Schitt’s Creek, whose equally warm-hearted comedy about overcoming adversity helped to inoculate us against the first panic of the pandemic, the first season of Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) offered succour to many as we moved through the year. I feel it is incumbent upon me therefore to begin with an assurance. Mark this and mark it well: yea, though the first 15 minutes of the season two opener be a charmless thing; though thy soul shall start to shrivel at the thought that the one good thing 2020 gave us, the one balm to the psychic wounds endlessly inflicted, is losing its way – keep the faith and thou shalt be rewarded. By the end of Ted Lasso’s first episode, the show that kept so many of us going has found its feet and is racing up the league tables towards its rightful place once more.

For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure (and please do indulge yourself as soon as you can; I would be surprised if it did not improve life for you at least a little), Ted Lasso is – simply put – the tale of a good man doing good things. The title character, played with unfaltering lightness of touch and an utter lack of cynicism by Jason Sudeikis (also a co-creator of the show), is an American football coach brought over by an English football club’s manager, Rebecca Welton (a resplendently icy Hannah Waddingham), to transform the team’s fortunes. In fact she hopes his lack of experience will cause them to fail, thus punishing her horrible ex-husband who loved the club but lost it in the divorce settlement. But all obstacles gradually fall before Ted, his optimism, his energy and his unshakeable belief in humanity, regardless of the fact that his own marriage is breaking up and that he is now in an unfathomable country which greets triumph and disaster alike with cries of “Wanker!” and keeps trying to make him like tea.

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Fire tornadoes, haze, clouds: US blazes create their own weather systems
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:00:46 GMT

Bootleg fire is generating enough energy and extreme heat that ‘it’s changing the weather’, says expert

In southern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has now burned a swath of land larger than the city of Los Angeles. It has forced at least 2,000 residents from their homes and burned 160 houses and buildings. And it’s not alone – there are more than 80 fires burning across the United States.

Some of these fires are now so intense and large they can create their own weather systems, including fire tornadoes, clouds and other weird phenomena – including smoky haze that has reached New York City, 3,000 miles from where the fires started. New York City now has some of the world’s worst air quality, prompting state officials to issue an alert for residents with underlying health conditions, such as asthma, to avoid the outdoors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Match ID: 41 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

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

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

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

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

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Match ID: 42 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Natural-gas prices extend decline; EIA reports a weekly supply climb of 49 billion cubic feet
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:37:37 GMT

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 49 billion cubic feet for the week ended July 16. IHS Markit had forecast an increase of 51 billion cubic feet. Total stocks now stand at 2.678 trillion cubic feet, down 532 billion cubic feet from a year ago and 176 billion cubic feet below the five-year average, the government said. Following the data, August natural gas continued to trade lower, losing 3.5 cents, or 0.9%, at $3.92 per million British thermal units. Prices were at $3.93 shortly before the data.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


Match ID: 43 Score: 15.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of Washington) University of Washington researchers have developed a method that uses a gaming graphics card to control plasma formation in their prototype fusion reactor.
Match ID: 44 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Dept. of Energy awards $4.15M to Argonne National Lab to support work with industry
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $4.15 million to Argonne National Laboratory to support collaborations with industry aimed at commercializing promising energy technologies.
Match ID: 45 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT
“Cozy futurism” reimagines tech for the greater good
Match ID: 46 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

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

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

The post Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Prosecution appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 47 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Cloud Computing’s Coming Energy Crisis
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
The cloud’s electricity needs are growing unsustainably
Match ID: 48 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Learn More About Important Digitizer Features and System-Level Aspects
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 19:30:00 GMT
High-speed data acquisition for partial discharge detection
Match ID: 49 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

A European Robotic Arm to handle the Space Station
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 00:16:00 +0200
ERA on the launch pad

The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is set for launch on a Proton rocket to the International Space Station on 21 July at 16:58 CEST. The first robot that can ‘walk’ around the Russian part of the orbital complex will be launched with the new Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.


Match ID: 50 Score: 14.29 source: www.esa.int age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 russia

Braço forte, e-mail amigo
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:30:04 +0000

Os militares se aprontam para a eleição do ano que vem.

The post Braço forte, e-mail amigo appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 51 Score: 14.29 source: theintercept.com age: 5 days
qualifiers: 14.29 trump

How to Prevent a Power Outage From Becoming a Crisis
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:00:00 GMT
Protecting the electricity vulnerable should be the first priority during a heat wave
Match ID: 52 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 energy

NSF Engineering Alliance to Help Set Course for Research
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Engineers will have a hand in prioritizing topics to fund
Match ID: 53 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 energy

Tomorrow's Hydropower Begins With Retrofitting Today's Dams
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Big dams that are as bad as fossil fuels can be turned green
Match ID: 54 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 energy

The Controversial Prosecutor at the Heart of the Julian Assange Case
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:00:13 +0000

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

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


Match ID: 55 Score: 10.71 source: theintercept.com age: 6 days
qualifiers: 10.71 trump

2022 U.S. Budget Funds New ICBMs—A Reckless Diversion?
Fri, 02 Jul 2021 14:30:00 GMT
Minuteman III’s successors could represent a dangerous misstep
Match ID: 56 Score: 10.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 21 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

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: 57 Score: 10.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.86 russia, 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: 58 Score: 9.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 333 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.86 korea, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

The Incredible Cynicism of GOP Support for #FreeBritney
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:00:23 +0000

Britney Spears's struggle is against patriarchal control and economic exploitation — which are core Republican values.

The post The Incredible Cynicism of GOP Support for #FreeBritney appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 59 Score: 8.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 8.57 nuclear

What Causes Gamma-Ray Bursts? Their 'Afterglows' Hold Clues
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
These high-energy explosions, brighter than billions and billions of suns, have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.
Match ID: 60 Score: 8.57 source: www.wired.com age: 5 days
qualifiers: 8.57 energy

Biden Puts a $10M Bounty on Foreign Hackers
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Plus: REvil goes dark, spyware runs amok, and more of the week's top security news.
Match ID: 61 Score: 8.57 source: www.wired.com age: 6 days
qualifiers: 8.57 russia

REvil is Off-Line
2021-07-16T20:03:13Z

This is an interesting development:

Just days after President Biden demanded that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia shut down ransomware groups attacking American targets, the most aggressive of the groups suddenly went off-line early Tuesday.

[…]

Gone was the publicly available “happy blog” the group maintained, listing some of its victims and the group’s earnings from its digital extortion schemes. Internet security groups said the custom-made sites ­- think of them as virtual conference rooms — where victims negotiated with REvil over how much ransom they would pay to get their data unlocked also disappeared. So did the infrastructure for making payments...


Match ID: 62 Score: 8.57 source: www.schneier.com age: 6 days
qualifiers: 8.57 russia

What are the travel rules for Spain, Portugal, Malta and other holiday hotspots?
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:22:57 GMT
What you need to know about going to Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, Malta, Italy and Turkey.
Match ID: 63 Score: 8.57 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 6 days
qualifiers: 8.57 italy

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: 64 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 121 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: 65 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 168 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: 66 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 247 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

The Latest Pro-Trump Twitter Clone Leaks User Data on Day 1
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: A failed takedown in Russia, details on an FBI-sting encrypted phone, and more of the week's top security news.
Match ID: 67 Score: 6.43 source: www.wired.com age: 13 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.86 russia

Real Diplomacy Is a Start, but the US Needs to Make Putin Pay
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:13:21 +0000
Biden's summit with Putin marked a quantum leap forward, but there's still little standing in the way from Russia interfering in future US elections.
Match ID: 68 Score: 6.43 source: www.wired.com age: 35 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.86 russia

New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 69 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 400 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump, 2.14 energy

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: 70 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 196 days
qualifiers: 2.86 korea, 2.14 energy

How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
Match ID: 71 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days
qualifiers: 2.86 korea, 2.14 energy

The Battery Revolution Is Just Getting Started
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:15:00 GMT
Many more fortunes will be made before the battery boom runs its course
Match ID: 72 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
qualifiers: 4.29 energy

Hydrogen Battery "Sponges" Store Solar for the Grid
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:54:00 GMT
Start-up Lavo's system will store energy and make green hydrogen
Match ID: 73 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
qualifiers: 4.29 energy

AI Seeks ET: Machine Learning Powers Hunt for Life in the Solar System
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA team pioneers AI algorithm to help Mars rover and Titan drone drill for astrobiological evidence
Match ID: 74 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 377 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia, 1.43 nuclear

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: 75 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 520 days
qualifiers: 2.86 korea, 1.43 nuclear

QAnon Pivots Its Exiled Online Movement to the Real World
Thu, 08 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
The conspiracists might have been deplatformed, but their movement is shifting into local elections and events.
Match ID: 76 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 15 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump

China Tries To Solve Its Rocket Debris Problem
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:34:00 GMT
Warnings aren't enough, but reusable rockets might be
Match ID: 77 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 29 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

Beware Smokescreen Trolling, Trump Followers' Favorite Tactic
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Trumpists have weaponized a new technique to win the ideological war. How pro-democracy voices respond to it matters.
Match ID: 78 Score: 3.57 source: www.wired.com age: 35 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump

Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
Match ID: 79 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 211 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
Match ID: 80 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 274 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

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: 81 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 310 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy, 1.43 nuclear

Outside the Box: The Trump administration wants to discourage your 401(k) from including ESG investment options
Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:11:24 GMT
Two proposed rules imply that investment managers promote social goals over sound investment analysis — but that’s not what actually happens.

Match ID: 82 Score: 3.57 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 317 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump

U.S. Eases Restrictions on Private Remote-Sensing Satellites
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:44:00 GMT
Commercial satellite-imaging companies are set to benefit from the upcoming changes to regulations
Match ID: 83 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 386 days
qualifiers: 3.57 trump

NASA TV to Air Launch of Space Station Module, Departure of Another
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:49 EDT
NASA will provide live coverage of a new Russian science module’s launch and automated docking to the International Space Station, and the undocking of another module that has been part of the orbital outpost for the past 20 years.
Match ID: 84 Score: 2.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Global Democracies Need to Align to Fight Disinformation
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Before authoritarians pollute the 2022 midterms, the US and EU must build a blueprint for democratic internet governance.
Match ID: 85 Score: 2.86 source: www.wired.com age: 16 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

The heart of a lunar sensor
Tue, 06 Jul 2021 15:37:00 +0200
Image:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Match ID: 86 Score: 2.86 source: www.esa.int age: 17 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Pilotes
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 16:34:00 +0200
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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Megan MacArthur run sessions on the Pilote experiment proposed by France’s space agency CNES in the European Columbus module of the International Space Station.

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

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

Watch a time lapse of the session here.

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

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


Match ID: 87 Score: 2.86 source: www.esa.int age: 45 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Three Decades in the Making, China's Space Station Launches This Week
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:43:00 GMT
Tianhe's first module expected to be joined by other launches—establishing the full Chinese Space Station by end of 2022
Match ID: 88 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Mission Alpha launch timelapse
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:45:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:17

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

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

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

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


Match ID: 89 Score: 2.86 source: www.esa.int age: 88 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Mission Alpha liftoff
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:04:13

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

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

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

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


Match ID: 90 Score: 2.86 source: www.esa.int age: 91 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 91 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 175 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
Match ID: 92 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 182 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

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: 93 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 344 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: 94 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 418 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: 95 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 422 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
Match ID: 96 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 492 days
qualifiers: 2.86 russia

How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
Match ID: 97 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 520 days
qualifiers: 2.86 korea

Gasoline is up and GOP sees an easy target: Biden
Sun, 04 Jul 2021 05:50:14 EST
Americans are hitting the road as strong economic growth pushes up oil prices, and Republicans are trying to pin pump prices on Biden's energy policies.
Match ID: 98 Score: 2.14 source: www.politico.com age: 19 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

Climate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:04:06 GMT
There are many ways to reduce a property's environmental impact, says the Energy Saving Trust.
Match ID: 99 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 33 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

Electric Flying Cars May Be Possible With New Batteries
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:24:00 GMT
Lithium-ion cells with nickel foil can handle fast charging and could sustain 80-kilometer flights
Match ID: 100 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 38 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

MOXIE Might Be the Most Exciting Thing Perseverance Has Brought to Mars
Fri, 28 May 2021 18:42:00 GMT
It might not be able to fly or drill or shoot lasers, but MOXIE is how humans are going to get to Mars and back
Match ID: 101 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 55 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

Why the FCC Keeps Shooting Down Requests From Companies That Want To Shoot Down Drones
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:14:00 GMT
Regulators have denied testing permits to at least four electronic warfare systems in the last six months
Match ID: 102 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
Match ID: 103 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 121 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

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: 104 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 135 days
qualifiers: 2.14 energy

Laundry against landfill: how green are your clothes-washing habits? – quiz
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:06:25 GMT

Doing the laundry has many environmental implications. Take this quiz to find out how eco-friendly your washing is

How much water does a washing machine use per wash during an average cycle?

5 litres.

20 litres.

50 litres.

How many items of used clothing go to landfill in the UK every year?

500 tonnes.

2,000 tonnes.

350,000 tonnes.

Once thrown away, the average polyester product is likely to survive for how many years in landfill?

25.

100.

200.

How many months of extra wear would it take to lower the carbon, water and waste footprint of the UK’s clothing by 20-30%?

9 months.

12 months.

18 months.

Most of the energy in a laundry cycle is used for …

Spinning the drum.

Heating the water.

Pumping and draining the water.

Awareness of our environmental impact is already creating change. So far, reducing washing temperatures, tumble drying less, and ironing less has reduced the carbon footprint of clothing by how much?

100,000 tonnes

500,000 tonnes.

700,000 tonnes.

Microfibres are the tiny synthetic fibres shed by your clothes in the wash. Just how small are they?

1 denier.

1 millimetre.

1 centimetre.

How many short microfibres can a fleece jacket shed in a single wash?

10,000.

250,000.

800,000.

How much carbon could a household save in a month by drying outside on a washing line instead of in a tumble dryer?

10kg.

25kg.

36kg.

Tumble drying not only takes a toll on the environment, but on your clothes too. Just 20 cycles of drying can reduce the strength of fabric by …

15%.

50%.

75%.

Dark clothes should be washed …

Inside out.

At a high temperature.

By hand.

How many new fashion items are bought each week in the UK?

10 million.

23 million.

38 million.

9 and above.

Excellent. You’re practically the Greta Thunberg of laundry.

0 and above.

Not great. Back to the drawing board. Or should that be the washing board?

5 and above.

There’s room for improvement. Why don’t you give it another spin?

Ecover is on a mission to liberate the value of our clothing by challenging the nation to wash wisely, wear longer and waste less. Find out more at ecover.com/laundryagainstlandfill

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