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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s sanctions on Russia | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:15:54 GMT

The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy

In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.

Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

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Match ID: 0 Score: 80.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 35.00 sanctions, 25.00 trump, 20.00 russia

Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 1 Score: 72.86 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 30.00 sanctions, 21.43 trump, 12.86 energy, 8.57 nuclear

Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:41:09 +0000

The details of the blackout at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility are scattered — but intriguing.

The post Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 2 Score: 60.71 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 25.00 sanctions, 17.86 trump, 10.71 energy, 7.14 nuclear

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: 3 Score: 55.00 source: www.wired.com age: 0 days
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: 4 Score: 55.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 35.00 sanctions, 20.00 russia

Iran names suspect in Natanz nuclear plant attack
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:07:45 GMT

State television identifies suspect in 11 April sabotage as 43-year-old Reza Karimi and vows to repatriate him

Iran has named a suspect in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country “hours before” the sabotage happened.

While the extent of the damage from the 11 April sabotage remains unclear, it comes as Iran tries to negotiate with world powers over allowing the US to re-enter its tattered nuclear deal and lift the economic sanctions it faces.

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Match ID: 5 Score: 45.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 35.00 sanctions, 10.00 nuclear

Japan’s Plan to Discharge Fukushima Radioactive Water into the Sea has Supporters as Well as Foes
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Despite protests at home and abroad, the government has also received overseas backing for how it intends to deal with a “unique and complex” problem
Match ID: 6 Score: 45.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 korea, 15.00 energy, 10.00 nuclear

There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 7 Score: 40.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump, 15.00 trump

The Journalist and the Whistleblower
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:38:23 +0000

As the government attacks press freedom, reporters must consider their responsibility to sources — and each other.

The post The Journalist and the Whistleblower appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 8 Score: 39.29 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 17.86 trump, 14.29 russia, 7.14 nuclear

The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

The post The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 9 Score: 38.57 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 21.43 trump, 17.14 russia

David Remnick: ‘There is no vaccine for climate change’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

The New Yorker editor on Fragile Earth, a new collection of the magazine’s climate crisis writing, the continuing dangers of Trumpism – and seeing his family for the first time in a year

David Remnick has been the editor of the New Yorker since 1998. The Fragile Earth, a selection of the writing that has appeared in the magazine about climate change, is out now.

You say that as a young reporter you wrote quite a lot about dramatic weather events. Can you remember when those localised storms and fires and floods started to suggest something more apocalyptic?
When I was at the Washington Post, Len Downie, Ben Bradlee’s successor as editor, was obsessed with “weather stories” and played them big. And there was much high-minded, wise-guy joking about this, as if it were the height of ordinariness. But when I think back on it, Downie was right. Weather is what envelops and affects us all. And our decades-long heedlessness to climate change has done great damage to the world. So when we think about all of these unusual storms and fires, these are no longer “weather stories” – banalities, part of the nature of things – they aren’t merely that. They’re exacerbated by human behaviour over time and they are harbingers of worse.

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Match ID: 10 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Empire of Pain review: the Sacklers, opioids and the sickening of America
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT

Patrick Radden Keefe delivers a damning account of Purdue Pharma, Oxycontin and a family that grew rich

By 2016, opioids had torn a piece out of Appalachia and the rust belt. The deep drop in life expectancy among white Americans without four-year degrees would no longer be ignored. OxyContin, Purdue Pharma’s highly addictive painkiller, helped elect Donald Trump.

Related: George Floyd's girlfriend shared his opioids pain – Derek Chauvin refused to see it

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Match ID: 11 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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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: 12 Score: 25.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Rep. Greene tries to distance herself from ‘America First Caucus’ document denounced as racist
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:58:50 EDT
Reports of the new caucus and its stated goals drew condemnation from Democrats and some Republicans for promoting nativist rhetoric and policies.
Match ID: 13 Score: 25.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for the Development of Anglo-Saxon Space Lasers
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:12:45 +0000
“Anglo-Saxons have for too long ceded space-laser superiority to the airborne laser beams of foreign banking élites,” she said. “This shall not stand on my watch.”
Match ID: 14 Score: 25.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
Match ID: 15 Score: 25.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
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: 16 Score: 25.00 source: www.wired.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

The GOP’s gradual descent into ‘replacement theory’ and ‘nativist dog whistles’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:53:39 EDT
It’s a reflection of the lasting impact Trump has had on the movement, even now that he’s out of office, as well as a commentary on just how ripe the party was for such a shift.
Match ID: 17 Score: 25.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, and the New “Never Resign” School of Politics
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
In recent years, many politicians have seemed to realize that remaining in office is often the best path out of a scandal—for their own sake if no one else’s.
Match ID: 18 Score: 25.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 0 days
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White House announces it’s keeping Trump-era refugee caps, then backtracks amid furor
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 22:05:00 EDT
After blistering criticism from Biden allies, the White House said the final cap would be set by May 15.
Match ID: 19 Score: 25.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
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Biden officials rescind Trump’s okay for Texas’s $100 billion-plus Medicaid plan
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:32:13 EDT
Friday letter is seen as an effort to push Texas officials toward expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Match ID: 20 Score: 25.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000
Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […]
Match ID: 21 Score: 25.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy, 10.00 nuclear

Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 22 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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The Apache war against copper mining: 'this is an act of desecration' — video
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:55:21 GMT

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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Match ID: 23 Score: 25.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 trump

Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

The post Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 24 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 25.00 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: 25 Score: 25.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy, 10.00 nuclear

Oil futures up 4 sessions in a row
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 18:37:10 GMT

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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Match ID: 26 Score: 25.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy, 10.00 nuclear

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: 27 Score: 21.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 21.43 trump

House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:13:11 +0000

The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices.

The post House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 28 Score: 21.43 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 21.43 trump

Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:42:03 +0000

When a democratic socialist slate won in March, establishment staffers rushed to drain party funds. Now the new staff has raised it back — and then some.

The post Nevada’s New Democratic Party Raises Back Funds Shuttled by Ex-Staff appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 29 Score: 21.43 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 21.43 trump

“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 30 Score: 21.43 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 21.43 trump

Salisbury poisoning suspects 'linked to Czech blast'
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:52:25 GMT
The Czech Republic expels 18 Russian diplomats after linking the operatives to a 2014 explosion.
Match ID: 31 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

Russia Ukraine conflict: Fact-checking Russian TV's Ukraine claims
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 00:09:06 GMT
Misleading videos were aired on Russian TV claiming to show the arrival of US tanks and planes in Ukraine.
Match ID: 32 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

Jailed Putin critic Alexei Navalny could die at any minute, doctors warn
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:29:22 GMT

Russian opposition politician ‘at risk of cardiac arrest’ after going on hunger strike in penal colony

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest at “any minute” as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned Saturday, urging immediate access to Russia’s most famous prisoner.

On 31 March, Vladimir Putin’s most prominent opponent went on hunger strike to demand proper medical treatment for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands.

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Match ID: 33 Score: 20.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

Czech police hunt two men with names matching Skripal suspects over blast
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:17:19 GMT

Officers say they are looking for two Russians in connection with 2014 explosion that killed two people

Czech police have said they are seeking two Russian men in connection with a 2014 blast that killed two people. The men, they said, hold passports used by the suspects in the attempted poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

The names match those used by the two men accused of poisoning Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the Soviet-era nerve agent novichok in the English city of Salisbury in 2018. Russia denied involvement in the poisoning, but about 300 diplomats were sent home in subsequent tit-for-tat expulsions.

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Match ID: 34 Score: 20.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

Putin critic Navalny could 'die within days', say doctors
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:55:13 GMT
Alexei Navalny is on day 18 of a hunger strike over his medical treatment in a Russian jail.
Match ID: 35 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

Sputnik V: How Russia's Covid vaccine is dividing Europe
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:12:47 GMT
The vaccine has not yet been approved by Europe's medicines agency but orders are piling in.
Match ID: 36 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

The pandemic bubble may be starting to burst. Celebrate with bubbles all under $20.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
RECOMMENDED | Delightful sparklers from France, Italy, Spain and Texas. Yes, Texas.
Match ID: 37 Score: 20.00 source: www.washingtonpost.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 italy

The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:01:44 +0000

America will depart without having accomplished its goals and with more Afghan suffering ahead.

The post The U.S. Could Have Left Afghanistan Years Ago, Sparing Many Lives appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 38 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 20.00 russia

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: 39 Score: 20.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
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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: 40 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 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: 41 Score: 17.14 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 russia

Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:52:18 GMT

Johnny Gogan’s documentary highlights the misconceived plans of corporations that hoped to avoid protesters

In 2010, the American film-maker Josh Fox released something that in retrospect looks like one of the most influential and original documentaries of recent times: GasLand. It was about something new to many at the time: fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, under the earth to release natural gas from shale rock, at the risk of polluting the water table and turning areas of natural beauty into sludge dumps – and that is aside from the existing larger implications of gas consumption.

The film alerted many to a new environmental menace, and it plays its historic role in this new film from Johnny Gogan about the anti-fracking campaign in Ireland, often by people who were energised by seeing GasLand and determined to resist what one campaigner calls the new way of “scraping the bottom of the fossil-fuel barrel”. Exactly so. The coronavirus pandemic has, understandably, diverted many people’s attention from the climate crisis. But there is no vaccination for climate change.

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

Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come

Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens and yoga mats made from carbon drawn out of thin air.

In addition, the exhibition – Our Future Planet – will showcase prototypes of the gas-harvesting machines that can provide this carbon. They include the Lackner artificial tree which mirrors the actions of living plants by breathing in carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. This Heath Robinson-like device – made up of dangling panels of carbon-absorbing material – was built by Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University and will be the first to be displayed in Britain.

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Match ID: 43 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

The post Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 44 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
Match ID: 45 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
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Mercedes goes all out with its new electric luxury sedan, the EQS
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:59:59 +0000
The S-Class is regularly ranked world's best luxury car. Can the EQS match that?
Match ID: 46 Score: 15.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:32 +0000

State legislators are crafting ever more extreme abortion restrictions designed to reach the Supreme Court. 2021 has already seen more than 500 bills filed across the country.

The post Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls Abortion Worse Than Slavery appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 47 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 48 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
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'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: 49 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
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Why the FCC Keeps Shooting Down Requests From Companies That Want To Shoot Down Drones
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:14:00 GMT
Regulators have denied testing permits to at least four electronic warfare systems in the last six months
Match ID: 50 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 energy

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 51 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
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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: 52 Score: 14.29 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 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: 53 Score: 12.86 source: www.newyorker.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 energy

Russia Beat the World to a Vaccine, so Why Is It Falling Behind on Vaccinations?
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 22:06:49 +0000
The problem, it seems, is both supply and demand.
Match ID: 54 Score: 11.43 source: www.newyorker.com age: 5 days
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How Many Homes Could You Power With Free Doughnuts?
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Should you get a COVID vaccine? Yes, it will protect you AND protect others to help us move past this pandemic so we can get back to a more normal life. But wait! If you get vaccinated, you can also get a doughnut! At least that's the deal that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering. Once you get your vaccine, you get a doughnut. Oh, it's not just one doughnut—it's one doughnut every day. That's a lot of doughnuts. OK, so how about some physics estimations to go along with your tasty doughnut? Let's say that all the Americans that have a COVID vaccine get (and eat) one doughnut a day. Of course eating food gives you energy to do stuff—that's how food works. So, suppose that all these humans eat their doughnut and then use the extra energy to peddle a stationary bike. All of these bikes are then connected to generators so that they feed into the power grid. What kind of power output would this produce? The first thing we need is the number of doughnuts a day. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 63 million Americans have been fully vaccinated so far (as of April 7 2021). Oh, don't worry too much about the numbers—I'm going to do all my calculations in python so that you can change the values if that makes you happy. I'm also going to assume that all these people get their doughnut—every day. Next, I need to know the amount of energy per doughnut. According to Krispy Kreme's site, a plain glazed doughnut is 190 Calories. But what the heck is a Calorie? Well, [the original calorie was created to describe changes in thermal energy for different substance](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calories. Then, later people used it to measure the amount of chemical energy your body can get from eating food. However, there is a problem. For some reason, all food labels list stuff in Calories—but these are really kilocalories. So, that doughnut has 190,000 calories. I guess it just sounds like it's too big of a number for people to consider eating. There is another unit of energy—the joule. Since this is the preferred unit of energy for physicists, I'm going to use it. To convert between units, 1 calorie is equal to 4.184 joules. But what does this have to do with your everyday life? Let's consider something you might do without too much effort. Suppose you have a textbook on the floor and you pick it up to put it on a table. Since you are exerting a force on the book over some distance, you have to change the gravitational potential energy of that book. The change in gravitational potential energy is equal to the mass of the book (about 1 kilogram) multiplied by the local gravitational field (g = 9.8 N/kg) and then multiplied by the change in height (about 1 meter). This will give a change in energy of about 10 joules. So that gives you a rough feeling for the amount of energy in a joule. But what about power? Power is the rate of energy change. It tells you how fast you use energy. As an equation, it looks like this: defpower In this expression, if ΔE is the change in energy in units of joules and Δt is the time interval in seconds then the power will be in units of watts. We are almost ready to calculate the vaccine doughnut power. We just need one more estimation—the efficiency. When a human eats a doughnut, only some of the chemical energy goes all the way into useful energy. Also, with a stationary bike generator some of the energy the human uses to push the pedals also goes into heating up some of the moving parts. In the end, only a percentage of the energy goes into electrical energy. This percentage is the efficiency. I'm just going to make a rough guess that the process of doughnut eating to electrical energy is 25 percent efficient. That's it. I just need to take the number of doughnuts per day and convert that energy to joules and then divide by the length of a day (in seconds). Oh, and multiply by the efficiency. Here's what I get. Note: this is actual python code. You can see my calculations and even change them if you like. pythonpower You can see that for each human, it's just a measly 2 watts of power. That's around the power output for a smart phone (power values vary based on use). However, once you include all the vaccinated people we get up to 144 Megawatts. In 2019, the average household power was about 1200 watts. That means that you could use all these doughnuts to run 120 thousand homes. Oh, AND you get vaccinated—that's a win. More Great WIRED Stories 📩 The latest on tech, science, and more: Get our newsletters! When the boss of all dating apps met the pandemic Get moving with our favorite fitness apps and services Why covering canals with solar panels is a power move How to keep nearby strangers from sending you files Help! 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Shadow warrior: Benjamin Netanyahu takes a dangerous gamble with Iran
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:01 GMT

Israel’s prime minister is creating a climate of fear and crisis as his best hope for holding on to power

In a region famous for warmongers and tyrants, who is the most dangerous man in the Middle East right now? Not Bashar al-Assad, the isolated gauleiter of Damascus. Not disgraced Mohammed bin Salman, the princely Saudi executioner. Not even Turkey’s misogynist-in-chief, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the local neighbourhood bully.

Step forward Benjamin Netanyahu, easily the most convincing contender for the “danger man” title. Israel’s prime minister has outdone himself of late, threatening war with Iran, ordering one-off attacks, assassinating a top scientist, sabotaging international fence-mending, and defying the US, his country’s indispensable ally.

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Iran nuclear: State TV names suspect in Natanz attack
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:42:01 GMT
State TV alleges Reza Karimi fled Iran before the blast, which damaged its Natanz nuclear plant.
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Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors’
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
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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.
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A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
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A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
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ITER Celebrates Milestone, Still at Least a Decade Away From Fusing Atoms
Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Machine assembly has commenced, but this gigantic nuclear fusion experiment costing tens of billions of dollars is nowhere near starting up
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A Tribute to L. Dennis Shapiro, Who Helped Develop the Life Alert Personal Emergency-Response System
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
He was an avid philanthropist who donated to the IEEE Foundation and other programs
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
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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
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Don't Believe the Hype About Hypersonic Missiles
Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
Hypersonic tech represents merely evolutionary change that isn't worth the price
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Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
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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
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10 Exciting Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2021
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
Expect advances in Mars missions, wearable brain scanners, and quantum communications
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How JPL's Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit Systems Track
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:22:00 GMT
Team CoSTAR’s journey from space robotics to a winning team of underground robots
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European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
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AI Seeks ET: Machine Learning Powers Hunt for Life in the Solar System
Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA team pioneers AI algorithm to help Mars rover and Titan drone drill for astrobiological evidence
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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
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Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:00:00 GMT
NASA is investing in the technology for future space exploration missions
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NASA Exploration Mission Integral to 2020 National Space Policy
Wed, 09 Dec 2020 17:06 EST
Today, President Donald J. Trump issued the National Space Policy.
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Liquid Lasers Challenge Fiber Lasers as the Basis of Future High-Energy Weapons
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Boeing and General Atomics are teaming to scale a novel killer-laser technology to 250 kilowatts.
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
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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.

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U.S. Eases Restrictions on Private Remote-Sensing Satellites
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:44:00 GMT
Commercial satellite-imaging companies are set to benefit from the upcoming changes to regulations
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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.
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Cops Take Down the ‘World’s Biggest' Video Game Cheat Ring
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Plus: North Korean hackers, a rogue tweet, and more of the week's top security news.
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International training
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:46:00 +0200
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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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Russia’s Failure to Throttle Twitter Isn’t a Sign of Weakness
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Widely cast as an indication of frailty, the Kremlin’s bungled crackdown shows the lengths it will go to to control the Russian internet.
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Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
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FAA Files Reveal a Surprising Threat to Airline Safety: the U.S. Military's GPS Tests
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
Military tests that jam and spoof GPS signals are an accident waiting to happen
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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
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SpaceX Returns U.S. Astronauts to Space
Sat, 30 May 2020 19:40:00 GMT
The new Dragon 2 spacecraft is reminiscent of the Gemini spacecraft, not the space shuttle
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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
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Can Astronauts Use GPS to Navigate on the Moon? NASA Scientists Say Yes
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 22:00:00 GMT
Scientists say lunar explorers could ‘see’ enough Earth-orbiting satellites to make an expensive new system unnecessary
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
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Boeing’s Autonomous Fighter Jet Will Fly Over the Australian Outback
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Robotic aircraft will accompany human-piloted planes, adding firepower and thwarting enemy attacks
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
Match ID: 93 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 508 days
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Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:23:00 GMT
Researchers in Japan reported a 100-fold improvement in their solar energy conversion method
Match ID: 94 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
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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: 95 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
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With Drones and Other Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Must Come First
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 GMT
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers
Match ID: 96 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days
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Students' Lunar Pad Could Help NASA Return to the Moon
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:30:00 GMT
A student team's lunar landing pad could help NASA astronauts avoid Apollo's risky moon landings
Match ID: 97 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 39 days
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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
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Outside the Box: After underperforming the stock market for years, alternative energy is red hot
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:39:17 GMT
Is clean tech finally a viable investment?

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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: 100 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 213 days
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
Match ID: 101 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
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Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
Match ID: 102 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 225 days
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With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 103 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 241 days
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No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 104 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 291 days
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Tiny Satellites Could Distribute Quantum Keys
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 16:30:00 GMT
CubeSat design packs entangled photon generator into small space
Match ID: 105 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 295 days
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
Match ID: 106 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days
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Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
Match ID: 107 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 393 days
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Flight of the GermFalcon: How a Potential Coronavirus-Killing Airplane Sterilizer Was Born
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 15:51:00 GMT
Dimer UVC’s ultraviolet germ zapper took some very hands-on design work
Match ID: 108 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 404 days
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
Match ID: 109 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 417 days
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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: 110 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 443 days
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The Battery Design Smarts Behind Rolls Royce’s Ultrafast Electric Airplane
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT
Emulating racing aircraft yielded the most energy-dense aviation battery pack yet
Match ID: 111 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 445 days
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Aerospace Companies Compete to Build Lunar Landers for NASA’s Project Artemis
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Blue Origin, Boeing, and SpaceX are among those proposing ships to put astronauts back on the moon by the end of 2024
Match ID: 112 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 473 days
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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: 113 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 486 days
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Stocks to Watch: Wisconsin Energy, Oracle, GE are stocks to watch
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:42:35 GMT
Wisconsin Energy Corp., Oracle Corp., and General Electric Co. may all see active trading after deals, or talk of deals.

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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
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U.S. Transportation Officials Seek Alternative Tech for GPS
Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Ten years after decommissioning the previous backup to the country’s global satellite fleet, government agencies are taking steps to create a new one
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British families took bigger hit to income during Covid pandemic than Europeans
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

UK’s greater inequality levels made impact worse for the less well off, study suggests

British households were plunged into the Covid pandemic with lower savings, more debt and weaker welfare support than their French and German counterparts, according to analysis revealing how inequality increased the impact of the UK crisis.

High levels of income inequality also weakened the financial resilience of poorer households as the pandemic hit. The greater exposure of British households, revealed in an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank to be published in full this week, comes despite similar levels of average income with our European neighbours.

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How the Pandemic Changed Europe
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 22:06:19 +0000
The historian Adam Tooze discusses the vaccine rollout and shifting politics in the E.U.
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The night Prince Philip told me he was a ‘European mongrel’, and happy that way | Will Hutton
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:45:02 GMT

Invited to dinner to muse on the EU, I found little to suggest a latent Brexiter

It was a Monday evening in early 2004 when a group of Europhiles and Europhobes gathered for a Buckingham Palace dinner at the Duke of Edinburgh’s invitation. We were there to discuss the proposed treaty for a European constitution, just written and whose ratification across Europe was about to begin. I had been one of 12 European “thinkers” who had made joint recommendations on what European values should be in its preamble, hence my presence. What followed was one of the most surreal evenings of my life, brought to mind by the three German princes the Duke of Edinburgh insisted should attend yesterday’s funeral.

Evidently he cared about the issue, hosting the dinner after an Atlantic night flight and two public engagements earlier that day. Conversation over pre-dinner drinks was wary – Labour MP Austin Mitchell relieved our awkwardness by switching the lights on his union jack bow tie on and off – and eventually we were ushered through long corridors to a banqueting room, lit by low chandeliers and guttering candles.

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Boris Johnson is lying to the DUP and to himself | Letters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:54 GMT
Northern Ireland will be beset by violence and unrest until the prime minister accepts the reality of the protocol

Jonathan Powell reminded us of Boris Johnson’s pledge to the DUP that he would never agree to a border in the Irish Sea, only to do precisely that when he negotiated the Northern Ireland protocol to “get Brexit done” (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, Comment). Loyalists in Northern Ireland feel betrayed and we are witnessing the consequences playing out in rising anger and violence. The protocol is now enshrined in legislation and all interested parties have an obligation to make it work in order to reduce the tensions it is causing.

However, there is one stumbling block: Johnson’s stubborn refusal to admit that there is an effective trade border in the Irish Sea. In addition to lying to the DUP, he continues to lie to himself. Until Johnson accepts the reality of what the protocol means in practice, and stops playing cowardly political games, there is little chance of making it work as it should and the unrest will continue.
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Cardiff

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‘We love foie gras’: French outrage at UK plan to ban imports of ‘cruel’ delicacy
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:00:26 GMT

UK officials are exploring restrictions on product after minister described it as ‘unbearably barbaric’

The head of France’s foie gras producers’ association has said she is “shocked and outraged” that the British government is considering banning imports of the product.

And she has invited MPs to visit French farms producing foie gras to see the force feeding of ducks and geese and judge for themselves whether it is “cruel and torturous”, as animal rights campaigners claim.

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The Parisians Housing Refugees During the Pandemic
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 21:07:40 +0000
Hundreds in the city have joined an ad-hoc shelter system, opening spare bedrooms and living rooms to migrants and asylum seekers.
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Groundswell review – the fight against fracking in Ireland
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:52:18 GMT

Johnny Gogan’s documentary highlights the misconceived plans of corporations that hoped to avoid protesters

In 2010, the American film-maker Josh Fox released something that in retrospect looks like one of the most influential and original documentaries of recent times: GasLand. It was about something new to many at the time: fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, under the earth to release natural gas from shale rock, at the risk of polluting the water table and turning areas of natural beauty into sludge dumps – and that is aside from the existing larger implications of gas consumption.

The film alerted many to a new environmental menace, and it plays its historic role in this new film from Johnny Gogan about the anti-fracking campaign in Ireland, often by people who were energised by seeing GasLand and determined to resist what one campaigner calls the new way of “scraping the bottom of the fossil-fuel barrel”. Exactly so. The coronavirus pandemic has, understandably, diverted many people’s attention from the climate crisis. But there is no vaccination for climate change.

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Which countries have fared worst in the pandemic? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:45:54 GMT
The ‘league table’ is changing and it’s not over yet

Last April, one of us (DS) wrote an article saying it was too soon to compare how lethal the pandemic had been in different countries. Nearly a year later, has the time come?

Unfortunately, countries have different ways of counting; Sciensano in Belgium counts both suspected and confirmed deaths from Covid-19, while Hungary counts only hospital deaths within lab confirmation. So the Office for National Statistics ignores these labels and just looks at excess mortality compared with the 2015-2019 average, standardising the figures to a “standard European” population, so accounting for differences in population size and age structure.

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Could Marine Le Pen finally triumph with her third tilt at French presidency?
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:45:54 GMT

Next year’s Élysée race looks like a battle between a fading Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leader. And some believe she might win this time

In Paris’s symbolic Place de la République, under the watchful gaze of France’s allegorical figurehead Marianne, the skateboarders are not in the mood to discuss politics.

For the young here, as everywhere, life has been paused during a pandemic that has halted studies, jobs, socialising and parties. What they want is their lives back, not to talk about an election.

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Revealed: Lord Byron’s £4,000 cheque that helped create modern Greece
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:30:54 GMT

The poet’s generosity 200 years ago helped to pave the way to independence, and he is still seen as a hero

Racked by fever, prone to fits of delirium, consumed by his last great passion – the liberation of Greece – Lord Byron lay on his sickbed. It was 18 April 1824. The great Romantic poet would be dead the next day.

“I have given her [Greece] my time, my means, my health,” he is recorded as saying in a moment of lucidity. “And now I give her my life! What could I do more?”

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The Observer view on Joe Biden’s sanctions on Russia | Observer editorial
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:15:54 GMT

The US president has chosen to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping with steady diplomacy

In one respect, the punitive measures imposed on Russia last week by the Biden administration are an attempt to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump. On issue after issue, such as Russian meddling in the 2016 and 2020 elections and cyber-attacks and hacks of US government agencies and businesses, the former president failed to take prompt retaliatory action or any action at all.

Trump cast doubt on Russia’s responsibility for these and other hostile acts, contradicting the findings of America’s intelligence agencies. He routinely declined to criticise Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, for his support for Syria’s murderous regime, the 2018 Salisbury poisonings and the persecution of the opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

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The Zurich students living cheaply in a luxury hotel
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 23:00:46 GMT
Students in one of the world's most expensive cities get stunning views of Zurich in a former business hotel.
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Putin critic Navalny could 'die within days', say doctors
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 20:55:13 GMT
Alexei Navalny is on day 18 of a hunger strike over his medical treatment in a Russian jail.
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Black deportation staff called ‘cotton pickers’ by colleagues, court hears
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:08:06 GMT

Allegations made against workers at Mitie, a company contracted by the Home Office to deport people from UK

Home Office contractors who deport people from the UK have used the racist term “cotton pickers” to describe their black colleagues, a court has heard.

The Home Office uses the contractor Mitie to deport people to destinations including Jamaica, Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Ghana along with European countries and other locations. The escorts are only allowed to do this work if they have received accreditation from the Home Office.

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Chinese firms prepare to charge into Europe’s electric car market
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:00:37 GMT

Tesla could be in for a shock as far-eastern rivals use cheap money to gain traction among affluent western car buyers

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.

It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights of the new industry and bring a significant new challenge to Tesla – and to the rest of the automotive industry as it scrambles to catch up.

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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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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.
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Coronavirus tally: Global death toll tops 3 million as case tally climbs above 140 million
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:26:54 GMT

The global death toll from the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 rose above 3 million on Saturday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the case tally climbed above 140 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.6 million cases and 566,238 deaths. The U.S. added at least 78,932 new cases and 940 new deaths on Friday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,117 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.5 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 175,649. Brazil is third by cases at 13.8 million and second with a death toll of 368,749. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,693 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,472 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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On the front line in eastern Ukraine
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:21:36 GMT
The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from the front line between soldiers and separatists.
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Sputnik V: How Russia's Covid vaccine is dividing Europe
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 23:12:47 GMT
The vaccine has not yet been approved by Europe's medicines agency but orders are piling in.
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Extra Crunch roundup: UiPath’s IPO filing, predicting revenue, how to pivot properly, much more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:41:14 +0000
Thanks again to Bryce Durbin for creating my favorite TechCrunch illustration of all time.
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AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:24:27 +0000
You’ll need to prick up your ears for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice. The startup behind the “uncanny valley” […]
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Rocket Report: SpaceX to build huge launch tower, Branson sells Virgin stock
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:14 +0000
"For us, it’s super important to have a launchpad in mainland Europe."
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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 139 million and U.S. death toll is above 565,000
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:20:05 GMT

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 139 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.98 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.5 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 565,289 death toll makes up about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 74,312 new cases and 909 new deaths on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 70,514 cases a day in the past week, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. Pfizer Inc. Chief Executive Albert Bourla said it is likely that people who receive Covid-19 vaccines will need booster shots within a year afterward, and then annual vaccinations, to maintain protection against the virus as it evolves, the Wall Street Journal reported. "The variants will play a key role. It is extremely important to suppress the pool of people that can be susceptible to the virus," Bourla said during a virtual event hosted by CVS Health Corp. that aired Thursday but was recorded April 1. Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 14.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 174,308. Brazil is third by cases at 13.7 million and second with a death toll of 365,444. Mexico is third by deaths at 211,213 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,438 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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Pelmeni and Beyond at Dacha 46
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The married chefs Trina and Jessica Quinn deftly cut through misconceptions about Eastern European food with menus that span centuries, across countries and cultures.
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[Crosspost] We're Privacy International (r/PrivacyIntl) and EDRi and we're fighting against the uptake of facial recognition in Europe and across the world - IAMA on April 16-18th on r/privacy
2021-04-16T09:04:55+00:00

We're working with a coalition of organisations to get One million European citizens to sign our European Citizen's Initative to tell the European Commission to ban biometric mass surveillance. Join us to find out everything you need to know about facial recognition (and other campaigns you can sign up to if you're not an EU citizen!)

We're doing an IAMA on r/privacy from 16th April 10am BST / 2am PDT - 18th 6pm BST / 10am PDT - come find out everything you might need to know about facial recognition!

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‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:04 GMT

Forests cover 70% of the country, but many argue the Swedish model of replacing old-growth forests with monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. By Marcus Westberg

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How NASA is Adapting to Busier and Noisier Communications With Mars
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Perseverance’s lead telecom engineer explains how to handle interplanetary radio interference
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Tell me who your friends are: Neural network uses data on banking transactions for credit scoring
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Researchers from Skoltech and a major European bank have developed a neural network that outperforms existing state-of-the-art solutions in using transactional banking data for customer credit scoring.
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The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

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Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:41:09 +0000

The details of the blackout at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility are scattered — but intriguing.

The post Israel May Have Destroyed Iranian Centrifuges Simply by Cutting Power appeared first on The Intercept.


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The Border Patrol’s Abdication in the Sonoran Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:01:10 +0000

Customs and Border Protection is dropping asylum-seekers in remote border towns with few resources to receive them.

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“It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:26 +0000

A change in Border Patrol policies is straining human aid networks in one of the deadliest areas along the border.

The post “It’s Consumed Our Lives”: Volunteers Step In as Border Patrol Drops Migrants Off in Tiny Arizona Towns appeared first on The Intercept.


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France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 15:04:03 GMT
MPs vote to stop flights where the journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.
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Camille Pissarro: Transatlantic struggle for painting stolen by Nazis
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 11:28:20 GMT
A Pissarro painting is the focus of a custody battle involving a Holocaust survivor and a US museum.
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The pandemic bubble may be starting to burst. Celebrate with bubbles all under $20.
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EDT
RECOMMENDED | Delightful sparklers from France, Italy, Spain and Texas. Yes, Texas.
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Seyran Ateş: ‘I’m not a traitor – I’m fighting for progressive Islam’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

A new film documents the life and faith of the Turkish-German human rights lawyer and advocate of liberal Muslim worship

For Seyran Ateş, restrictions on daily life as a result of the Covid pandemic have had little impact. The Turkish-German human rights lawyer and advocate for progressive Islam has been unable to move freely for 15 years because of death threats. “I’m surprised people feel so frustrated over just a few weeks or months,” she says with a smile.

Ateş has been under police protection since 2006 because of the risk to her life from extreme Islamists, Turkish-Kurdish nationalists and German rightwing extremists. Two fatwas have been issued against her and she is accused of being a terrorist by the Erdoğan government in Turkey.

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Witnesses to deaths in detention ‘deliberately’ deported from the UK
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:56:40 GMT

Home Office accused of undermining investigations into the deaths of migrants awaiting deportation

Scores of people who could be key witnesses to deaths in detention may have been “deliberately” deported before they could give evidence, it has been claimed. It has also emerged that the home secretary, Priti Patel, failed to address concerns from a coroner last year that the actions of her department could have undermined police investigations.

Patel was told last August of concerns from a coroner that Home Office officials possibly “chose to ignore the fact” that witnesses to the contentious death of a black detainee were due to give evidence before attempting to remove them from the UK.

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The Grim Compassion of Searching for Missing Migrants in the Desert
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
The humanitarian volunteer group Águilas del Desierto searches the hostile land near the U.S.-Mexico border for those who have disappeared.
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Coronavirus live news: Israel ends outdoor mask-wearing; UK cabinet minister defends Hancock over NHS contracts
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:49:38 GMT

Israel now has 54% of population fully vaccinated; George Eustice defends health secretary over shares in company approved as potential supplier

Australia is in no hurry to open up its international borders, prime minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The country has managed to return to something close to normality in recent months.

Australia closed its borders to everyone except citizens and residents in March 2020, and has been allowing just a small number of international arrivals in recent months - mainly citizens returning from abroad. This measure, alongside swift lockdowns, successful contact tracing, and high rates of compliance with public health measures, has been credited with making Australia’s response to the pandemic highly successful.

The Labour Party has called for a thorough investigation into lobbying in the UK government, amid a series of high profile lobbying scandals linked to coronavirus contracts in recent months.

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The week in TV: Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline; Seaspiracy and more
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:30:03 GMT

Ade Adepitan and Greta Thunberg showed how to reach people rather than preach at them. Was Too Close too familiar? And can anything excuse Frank of Ireland?

Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline (BBC Two) | iPlayer
Seaspiracy (Netflix)
Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (BBC One) | iPlayer
Too Close (ITV) | ITV Hub
Leonardo (Amazon Prime)
All That Glitters (BBC Two) | iPlayer
Frank of Ireland (Channel 4) | All 4

Not one week semi-out of lockdown, half a crack of light, and we’re already caught in rows over deference, and a BBC row entirely of its own making, and not one but three programmes reminding us how the planet’s off to hell in a burning handcart. Not complaining, as such; I just might have liked a few days off to smell the coffee blossom.

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Vodka, toothpaste, yoga mats … the new technology making items out of thin air
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:15:03 GMT

An exhibition at London’s Science Museum shows how far carbon capture research has come

Tackling climate change may bring unexpected benefits, London’s Science Museum will reveal next month. A special exhibition on carbon capture, the fledgling technology of extracting greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and emissions from factories, will display bottles of vodka, tubes of toothpaste, pens and yoga mats made from carbon drawn out of thin air.

In addition, the exhibition – Our Future Planet – will showcase prototypes of the gas-harvesting machines that can provide this carbon. They include the Lackner artificial tree which mirrors the actions of living plants by breathing in carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen. This Heath Robinson-like device – made up of dangling panels of carbon-absorbing material – was built by Klaus Lackner at Arizona State University and will be the first to be displayed in Britain.

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‘Fire and rehire’ tactics rife at firms that are in profit and claiming Covid cash
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:02 GMT

Observer analysis of those companies condemned by unions also shows that some raised executive pay

Nearly 70% of companies accused of launching fire-and-rehire assaults on workers’ wages and conditions are making a profit and half have claimed government support during the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has called the practice “unacceptable”, but ministers have also insisted that firms in financial difficulty must have the flexibility to offer new terms and conditions.

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Rapper Little Simz: ‘I don’t hold back – I feel super free’
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:03 GMT

She is as well known for her dizzying talent (Stormzy hailed her as a ‘legend’) as she is for her privacy. So, as Little Simz releases her fourth album, why is she finally opening up?

It’s a drab afternoon on an industrial estate in London and I’m sitting, somewhat awkwardly, in the back of a parked car with Little Simz. The British-Nigerian rapper-singer-actor, 27, has spent the morning doing a photoshoot. The combination of closed cafés (England is still in lockdown) and persistent March drizzle has meant we’ve ended up in the car, an enormous 4x4 with TV screens built into the seats. Still wearing full makeup from the shoot, Simz is swaddled in comfortable grey sweatpants and a black, shiny puffer jacket. “People think I’m rude, or antisocial, or awkward, because I’m not chatty,” she says.

Simz, full name Simbiatu Ajikawo, doesn’t waste her words. When she talks, she is purposeful, precise, politely withholding. Yet from its overture, her fourth studio album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, reveals an interior world of cinematic proportions. “I’m definitely not the greatest at opening up,” she says today. But there are two Simz: the one that is by nature reticent and the Simz who wants to show you her universe.

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AJ Tracey: Flu Game review – a confident slam dunk
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:00:03 GMT

(Revenge)
Ladbroke Grove meets the NFL as the London rap star eyes the US market on a basketball-inspired album of nonstop bangers

West London rapper AJ Tracey’s ambitious second studio album doesn’t just nod to the pandemic; it references a 1997 NBA game when a visibly unwell Michael Jordan overcame food poisoning to help the Chicago Bulls to victory. Tracey is also digging deep to triumph over the odds, the title implies, with a US audience in his sights on this “sophomore” album.

What follows is a three-pointer taken with poise and verve. Despite the many basketball references – tracks like Draft Pick, Kukoč and Eurostep – plus the presence of US guests such as T-Pain and Kehlani, Tracey’s output remains reassuringly hyperlocal, not diluting his flows but rather taking plenty of familiar UK specifics international. West Ten, his terrific garage-revival hit with Mabel, is most obviously sited in Ladbroke Grove, but granular references to Tracey’s “opps”, upmarket restaurants and Vimto also litter these confident, irresistibly rhythmic verses.

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‘Your peak can be at any point’: the female gymnasts defying age barriers
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:01 GMT

Simone Biles not ruling out the 2024 Paris Olympics, when she will be 27, is part of a trend of maturity showing benefits


After months of subtly indicating that the coming Olympics could be her last, Simone Biles recently changed her tune and refrained from ruling out the possibility that she could continue in some form until the Paris Olympics in 2024. Biles, already a veteran at 24, would be 27 by then – a competition age that was once unthinkable for an Olympic all-around gold medallist.

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Promising Young Woman review – Carey Mulligan’s avenging angel burns bright
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:00:02 GMT

As a medical school dropout spiralling between grief, rage and revenge, Mulligan takes Emerald Fennell’s stylish if oddly dated Oscar contender to the next level

It’s stingingly timely material. Thematically, Emerald Fennell’s feature debut, Promising Young Woman, could have been distilled from pure pain, an amalgamation of the countless rape culture testimonies on sites such as Everyone’s Invited. But tonally, with its extravagantly arched eyebrow and lacquered manicure of irony, this film feels oddly dated – a couple of decades out of step with current sensibilities. Were it not for Carey Mulligan’s Cassandra, an avenging angel in bubblegum-pink lip gloss, the picture may well have toppled off its stripper heels long before it got to stomp into its divisive shocker of a final act. Mulligan’s withering disdain is a thing of beauty. If anyone wins prizes for this liberally and generously nominated film – it has five Oscar nods, including best picture and best director, and scored six Bafta nominations, winning two – it should be her.

And for a while at least, the writing matches the quality of her performance. The film’s opening is a DayGlo blast of righteous catharsis. We meet Cassie blurry with booze, slumped across a banquette in the kind of bar where the alpha-bro afterwork crew go to toast themselves. She’s a beautiful wreck, the skirt of her business suit bunched up, hair and life unravelling. Three brash guys eye her hungrily, but it’s the most seemingly decent of them (Adam Brody) who approaches, with the offer to see her home safely. But danger comes in all shapes and sizes, and the next thing we know, the “nice guy” is plying her with emetic-pink kumquat liqueur and manhandling her on to his bed.

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Downing Street race report is an insult to workers, say union leaders
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:45:01 GMT

General secretaries representing 5 million workers urge the government to reject findings of the Tony Sewell commission

Trade union leaders have written to the prime minister, calling on him to reject the “insulting” report published by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

In a letter seen by the Observer, 33 trade union general secretaries representing more than 5 million workers have urged the government to “pick a different path”, noting that “there is no conflict between defending working-class interests and pushing for equality for BME [black and minority ethnic] workers. Today’s working class is multi-ethnic and multi-faith.”

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Daunte Wright and George Floyd: another chapter in America’s recurring tragedy
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:00 GMT

The latest instance of a Black man killed by a police officer added fuel to the fire already burning in Minneapolis

It was shortly after midday on Thursday at the New Salem Missionary Baptist church in Minneapolis. In front of a towering stone facade, Katie Wright stood at the pulpit, almost dwarfed by the plexiglass lectern and mass of microphones in front of her. She shuddered with grief, held by members of her family.

Five days earlier, her son, Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old father of one, had been shot and killed by a single bullet fired by a white police officer in the city suburb of Brooklyn Center. Four nights of unrest had followed with hundreds of protesters clashing with police dressed in riot gear, pelting crowds with teargas and rubber bullets.

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Boeing board under pressure as families of 737 Max crash victims push reform at the top
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:02 GMT

More directors could be pushed off next week as aerospace firm tries to recover its reputation after 737 Max problems and Covid downturn

Two more top-level directors could be ousted from Boeing’s board of directors next week as family members of the victims of two fatal crashes of its 737 Max jets join shareholders to push for further high-level reforms at the aerospace giant.

Related: Denver plane engine fire consistent with metal fatigue in fan blade, say investigators

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Tokyo 2021: Olympic chief to visit Japan to approve safety amid Covid cases surge
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:13:43 GMT

Thomas Bach expected to give Japan the all-clear to host the Games, as PM secures extra vaccine doses from Pfizer to fight new virus wave

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The head of the Olympic movement will visit Japan in May as the nation struggles to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases before the start of the Games, with Pfizer agreeing to supply extra vaccine doses to the country.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, will attend a torch relay ceremony in the western city of Hiroshima on 17 May and meet prime minister Yoshihide Suga the next day, Kyodo News agency said on Saturday, citing sources close to the matter.

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Dogecoin Is Holding Onto Its Blistering 3,000% Price Gains—For Now
2021-04-18T04:22:33+00:00
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Grocery Delivery Workers at Imperfect Foods Vote to Unionize
2021-04-18T03:16:14+00:00
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Sheffield United relegated after Willian José seals victory for Wolves
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:14:15 GMT

Sheffield United equalled the earliest relegation from the Premier League as their demotion was confirmed following Willian José’s first goal for Wolves and Paul Heckingbottom, the interim manager, called for clarity from the club’s owner.

This ninth defeat in 10 league games mean United depart for the Championship with six games remaining, as ignominiously in numerical terms as Huddersfield Town two years ago, Derby County in 2007-08 (and Ipswich Town in a 42-game season in 1994/95), after Willian José converted in his 12th league game for Wolves.

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DoD space agency: Cyber attacks, not missiles, are the most worrisome threat to satellites
2021-04-17T21:12:31+00:00
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Andy Farrell could still join Lions staff, reveals Warren Gatland
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 21:00:44 GMT
  • Gatland says door remains open to Ireland head coach
  • Ireland tour of Pacific Islands in considerable doubt

Warren Gatland has revealed that Andy Farrell – his key lieutenant on the two previous British & Irish Lions tours – could still be added to the coaching staff for this summer’s trip to South Africa.

Gatland named Steve Tandy and Robin McBryde – alongside Gregor Townsend and Neil Jenkins – on his coaching staff this past week after Farrell, Steve Borthwick and Graham Rowntree all made themselves unavailable. In Farrell’s case, ultimately he felt the need to stick with Ireland for their scheduled tour of the Pacific Islands and could not commit to a third Lions tour.

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Novel hydrogels can safely remove graffiti from vandalized street art
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:39:08 +0000
Italian chemists successfully tested their hydrogels on actual street art in Florence.
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Queen alone with her thoughts as duke is laid to rest at Windsor
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:01:42 GMT

Prince Philip’s funeral was an unusual affair, watched by the monarch from her familiar seat in the family chapel

Nearly everything about the setting itself must have felt touchingly familiar. Just before 3pm the Queen took her usual place in the corner oak pew under the ancient banners of the Knights of the Garter in St George’s Chapel, Windsor – her family’s “home” church. It was a seat she had occupied countless times for Sunday communion, for christenings and weddings and funerals. Only this time, for what must have seemed the first time, her consort and husband, her “strength and stay” of almost 75 years was not sitting beside her. During yesterday’s funeral service for Prince Philip, the monarch remained steadfast as ever, head down, perhaps grateful for her black mask, with only the ever-present cameras for company. In her bubble of one, however, socially distanced from the sparse congregation around her, it went without saying that she had never looked quite so alone.

Until last March the only funerals that many of us had ever watched on screens had probably been royal ones. Princess Diana’s, maybe the Queen Mother’s. The long months of pandemic have made virtual send-offs horribly commonplace, though. Death and farewells have come to Zoom and Facebook Live. That fact gave a particular poignancy to yesterday’s events, attended by only 30 of Philip’s family and closest friends, instead of the planned 800.

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Five people killed as police fire at protesting workers in Bangladesh
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:03:42 GMT

Employees were demanding unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said

At least five people were killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh after police opened fire on a crowd of workers protesting to demand unpaid wages and a pay rise at a Chinese-backed power plant, officials and police said.

Police opened fire after about 2,000 of the protesters began hurling bricks and stones at officers at the construction site of the coal-fired plant in the south-eastern city of Chittagong, local police official Azizul Islam told Reuters.

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Helen McCrory swore friends to secrecy about cancer diagnosis
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 16:11:07 GMT

Actor did not want her professional or charitable work overshadowed by illness in final weeks, says friend

Helen McCrory, the Peaky Blinders actor who died from cancer on Friday, “swore friends to secrecy” as she underwent treatment, her friend Carrie Cracknell has revealed.

Cracknell, who directed McCrory in a 2014 production of Medea, said the performer did not want her illness overshadowing her family and professional life. McCrory’s husband, Damian Lewis, announced the news that his wife died peacefully at home aged 52.

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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.
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RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel comes under pressure to show more independence from Trump
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
Some party committee members want the GOP to create some distance from the former president — or at least grapple with the fact that Republicans lost the White House, Senate and House during his administration.
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Man charged with trying to enter Buckingham Palace with knife
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 12:52:28 GMT

A 46-year-old from Neasden, north-west London, will appear before Westminster magistrates on Saturday

A man has been charged with trespassing at Buckingham Palace with a knife.

Police arrested a 46-year-old man on Thursday who was attempting to enter through a gate into a service yard at the rear of the royal residence in London.

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‘In this world, social media is everything’: how Dubai became the planet’s influencer capital
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:32 GMT

Once a small port on the edge of a desert, Dubai is now a magnet for reality stars and a jet set crowd looking to beat the vaccine queue. But do the filtered images tell the whole story?

On the electric blue tarmac of a helipad on the edge of Palm Jumeirah, an artificial island on the Dubai coastline, Busra Duran stands on tiptoes. Wearing multicoloured trainers and a pink tulle minidress, the 28-year-old Turkish influencer is posing for photos in front of a red helicopter. Her husband, Gökhan Gündüz, snaps away as she models her pink sunglasses in the shadow of the Atlantis, a blush-coloured hotel with green pointed rooftops which resembles the fake castles of Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom.

‘Gündüz, 29, wears a striped T-shirt with the word “positive” emblazoned around the collar. Duran skips over to check the photos he’s taken, before they discuss her Instagram shots from the ride. Duran approached the helicopter company to request this free 12-minute tour, the shortest available, and they were happy to oblige. “It was amazing,” she says, flatly, sounding unconvinced. The trip is one of a whole roster of experiences Duran has set up for the benefit of her 608,000 Instagram followers. In a few days, the couple have arranged to play golf – another free gift – and Duran often poses for pictures at restaurants in exchange for a meal. Her glittering Dubai lifestyle is displayed on her Instagram: one day she’ll be perching on the side of a bubble bath in an upmarket hotel reading a copy of Gulf News; the next in a red swimsuit beside a pool, a glass of rosé in one hand and a copy of a Paulo Coelho novel in front of her.

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Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 11:00:52 +0000

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.

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Acclaimed photographer June Newton – a life in pictures
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 08:00:29 GMT

Portrait photographer June Newton, who worked under the pseudonym Alice Springs, has died at 97 at her home in Monte Carlo. Married to Helmut Newton and the subject of many of his portraits, she was a highly acclaimed photographer in her own right, best known for her intimate portraits

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‘O estado validou meu linchamento’, diz psicóloga presa por ‘tentativa de homicídio’ por ovo atirado em manifestação
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:15:44 +0000

Daniela Matheus narra a espiral de violência e arbítrio a que foi submetida por bolsonaristas e a polícia em Curitiba.

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21.5-inch iMac supply dwindles amid chip shortages, possible refresh
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:30:39 +0000
A new iMac landing next week is a real possibility.
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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0000
Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just […]
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SpaceX wins NASA contract to develop human landing system for returning to the moon
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:11:25 +0000
The winner of NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) contract award is SpaceX, which bid $2.9 billion for the privilege of developing the means by which NASA astronauts will return to the lunar surface for the first time since the Apollo program. SpaceX was in the running alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics, but reportedly undercut both […]
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Webinar: Building a Security Observability Strategy in AWS
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:30:00 GMT
Building a security observability strategy in AWS
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Today’s best deals: Board games we like, indoor security cameras, and more
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:10:21 +0000
Dealmaster also has deals on LG monitors, Amazon devices, and PC games.
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Squarespace files for a direct listing on the NYSE
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:04:09 +0000
Today Squarespace, a well-known software-and-hosting provider for SMB websites, released its S-1 filing. The company is pursuing a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE. It will trade under the ticker symbol “SQSP.” The company’s financial results paint the picture of a rapidly growing company that has a history of profitability. Squarespace […]
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Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000
Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […]
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This Startup is Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Brazil With Leadership Skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
Be.Labs connects them with mentors and provides training on developing business plans and pitching investors
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Google loses “Location History” court battle in Australia
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:02:47 +0000
Google's confusing privacy settings will earn it some kind of punishment in Australia.
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Biomea Fusion stock opens 18% above IPO price
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:04:28 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. rallied out of the gate Friday, as shares of the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers opened 17.6% above the initial public offering price. The company said late Thursday its IPO, which was upsized to 9.0 million shares from 7.5 million shares, priced at $17 a share, at the top of the expected range, as it raised $153 million and was valued at $463.6 million. The stock's first trade was at $20.00 at 11:51 a.m. Eastern for 341,119 shares. The stock has pared some gains since then to trade up 16.2% at $19.75. The company went public on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF fell 1.4% while the S&P 500 gained 0.2%.

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Video Friday: Aquatic Snakebotics
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:42:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
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Smartphone Camera Senses Patients' Pulse, Breathing Rate
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:12:00 GMT
AI app could enable doctors to take contactless vitals during telemedicine visits
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are handed suspended sentences – video
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:27:20 GMT

A group of high-profile activists including the media mogul Jimmy Lai have been sentenced to jail terms of up to 18 months for organising or attending ‘unauthorised assemblies’.

In the latest blow to Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, Lai and the veteran activist Lee Cheuk Yan were each sentenced to 12 months in jail

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Affirm stock could head higher amid 'hypergrowth' of buy-now-pay-later offerings, analyst says in upgrade
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:27:01 GMT

Shares of Affirm Holdings Inc. are up 2% in premarket trading Friday after Seaport Global analyst Chris Brendler upgraded the stock to buy from neutral and set an $80 price target. He sees the stock as more attractive following a 34% selloff since he initiated coverage of the company 10 weeks back, whereas the S&P 500 has gained 7% in that time. "In our view, this underperformance comes despite increasing evidence that BNPL [buy-now-pay-later] is going to be huge in the US and based on a string of encouraging data points, we expect Affirm to materially exceed near-term expectations," Brendler wrote in a note to clients. The company offers financial options that let consumers pay in installments, and this trend seems to be reaching a "hyper growth adoption phase in the U.S.," Brendler continued, which could set Affirm up for success. "We also want to be in front of Affirm's Shopify partnership which has the potential to significantly accelerate Affirm's growth," he wrote. "Recent data suggests the wait is nearly over, and we expect management to provide an update on the upcoming earnings call."

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Thousands urged to sue Facebook in mass action over leaked data
2021-04-16T11:16:20+00:00
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What Octopus Dreams Tell Us About the Evolution of Sleep
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
Understanding how other animals dream could help us figure out why it’s so important to the human brain, and why it may have been preserved throughout history.
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Pressão sobre Biden contra vacinas genéricas de covid-19 para outros países vem até de ex-governador democrata
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:47 +0000

Howard Dean, ex-governador democrata no estado de Vermont, se junta à indústria farmacêutica para lutar contra o compartilhamento de propriedade intelectual para vacinas de baixo custo.

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Eli Lilly asks FDA to revoke EUA for COVID antibody treatment alone to speed transition to combination therapy
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:48:03 GMT

Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday it is seeking a revocation of the emergency use authorization granted by U.S. regulators for its bamlanivimab antibody treatment for COVID-19 alone in order to complete the transition to bamlanivimab and etesevimab together. "Lilly made this request due to the evolving variant landscape in the U.S. and the full availability of bamlanivimab and etesevimab together," the company said in a statement. The combination has proved to be more effective in neutralizing the COVID-19 variants that have been detected in the U.S. after first emerging in the U.K., South Africa and Brazil, and that are more infectious than the original virus. The combination is also better at treating the rapidly growing B.1.427/B.1.429 California strain that currently accounts for 50% of virus cases in California and over 10% of cases in other states. "In the U.S., bamlanivimab alone should no longer be administered. However, sites of care should not dispose of bamlanivimab supply; instead, they should order etesevimab to pair with it," said Lilly. Bamlanivimab was the first neutralizing monoclonal antibody to receive an EUA from the FDA as a treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 and more than 400,000 patients have been given it. Lilly estimates that has prevented more than 20,000 hospitalizations and at least 10,000 deaths during the peak of pandemic cases. Lily expects that in collaboration with Amgen Inc. , it can manufacture sufficient supply of the two antibodies to meet global supply needs. Lilly shares were up 0.6% premarket, and have gained 10% in the year-to-date, matching the S&P 500's gains.

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Biomea Fusion's upsized IPO prices at top of expected range, to value the biotech at $464 million
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:10:41 GMT

Biomea Fusion Inc. was set to go public Friday, as the California-based biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment of genetically defined cancers said its upsized initial public offering priced at $17 a share, at the high end of the expected range of between $15 and $17 a share. The company said late Thursday that it offered 9.0 million shares in the IPO, up from previous expectations of 7.5 million shares, to raise $153 million. At the IPO pricing, Biomea was valued at $463.6 million. The stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "BMEA." J.P. Morgan, Jefferies and Piper Sandler are book-running managers. The company recorded a net loss of $5.3 million on no revenue in 2020 after a loss of $1.2 million on no revenue in 2019. The company is going public at a time of tempered investor demand for IPOs, as the Renaissance IPO ETF has lost 3.6% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 10.7%.

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The GOP’s big bulk book-buying machine is boosting Republicans on the bestseller lists
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:00 EDT
The practice has raised ethical concerns. Now, a complaint about Ted Cruz’s own campaign buying his books has triggered questions about self-enrichment.
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Indianapolis shooting: eight killed at FedEx facility, police say – video
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:57:44 GMT

At least eight people have been shot and killed at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The suspected gunman killed himself, police have said. Multiple other people were injured and taken to local hospitals, a police spokesperson, Genae Cook, said at an early morning news conference on Friday

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Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 07:00:03 GMT

New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ‘an absolute luxury’, helping to tackle Covid

In Eswatini, the southern African country which lost a prime minister to Covid-19 in December and where most people have no access to hot water, handwashing – a key weapon in the fight against the pandemic – has been a problem.

No government health clinic in the kingdom, formerly known as Swaziland, had hot running water for patients. Nine out of 10 didn’t have hot water for operations and cleaning instruments.

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Wearable sensors that detect gas leaks
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)) Professor Junsuk Rho's research team at POSTECH develops wearable gas sensors that display instantaneous visual holographic alarm.
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Virtual humans are equal to real ones in helping people practice new leadership skills
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Frontiers) Researchers at the Human Interface Technology Lab New Zealand at the University of Canterbury compared the effectiveness of virtual humans to real ones for helping people practice leadership skills. They found that virtual humans with realistic characteristics can be equally effective in these types of training scenarios. This was especially the case in mixed reality settings, which blend real and digital worlds together, providing an anchor to reality that appeared to positively impact performance and engagement.
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USU researchers develop power converter for long-distance, underwater electric grids
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Utah State University) A team of researchers from Utah State University have developed a DC current-to-DC voltage power converter. This converter is equipped for long distances and minimal maintenance, making it particularly useful in underwater power distribution networks.
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UK's leadership in advanced materials could shape global cities of the future
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of Manchester) A panel of industry and research leaders will discuss how new technologies being pioneered in the UK city-region of Greater Manchester could play a role in building greener and more equal cities of the future. 'Material Gains: Building cities that are better for people and the planet' will take place online on Monday, 19 April (2pm to 3pm).
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Thermoelectric material discovery sets stage for new forms of electric power in the future
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Clemson University) A Clemson University physicist and collaborators from China and Denmark have created a new and potentially paradigm-shifting high-performance thermoelectric compound.
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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.
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Simulations reveal how dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain binds to host, succumbs to antibodies
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Large-scale supercomputer simulations at the atomic level show that the dominant G form variant of the COVID-19-causing virus is more infectious partly because of its greater ability to readily bind to its target host receptor in the body, compared to other variants.
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Science Advances publishes proteomics technology from Oblique Therapeutics AB
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Oblique Therapeutics) Oblique Therapeutics AB, a Sweden-based biotech company, in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden), Gothenburg University (Sweden) and several local biotechs published promising research results in the highly-acclaimed scientific journal Science Advances (AAAS) entitled: Rational Antibody design for Undruggable Targets using Kinetically Controlled Biomolecular probes.
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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).
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New tech builds ultralow-loss integrated photonic circuits
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have developed ultralow-loss silicon nitride integrated circuits that are central for many photonic devices, such as chip-scale frequency combs, narrow-linewidth lasers, coherent LiDAR, and neuromorphic computing.
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New nanoscale device for spin technology
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Aalto University) Spin waves could unlock the next generation of computer technology, a new component allows physicists to control them.
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New CRISPR technology offers unrivaled control of epigenetic inheritance
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of California - San Francisco) Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR's basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what's known as the epigenome -- proteins and small molecules that latch onto DNA and control when and where genes are switched on or off.
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Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Hiroshima University) A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person's risk, they do indicate an infrastructure of protection that persists despite how densely populated a person's district might be.
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Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Compuscript Ltd) Generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalensesIn a new publication from Opto-Electronic Advances; DOI https://doi.org/10.29026/oea.2021.200031, Researchers led by Professor Baohua Jia at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia, Professor Cheng-Wei Qiu at National University of Singapore, Singapore and Professor Tian Lan at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China considered the generation of super-resolved optical needle and multifocal array using graphene oxide metalenses.
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Combining news media and AI to rapidly identify flooded buildings
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Tohoku University) Artificial intelligence (AI) has sped up the process of detecting flooded buildings immediately after a large-scale flood, allowing emergency personnel to direct their efforts efficiently. Now, a research group from Tohoku University has created a machine learning (ML) model that uses news media photos to identify flooded buildings accurately within 24 hours of the disaster.
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CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients.
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Are our oil and gas pipelines safe during an earthquake?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) Underground pipelines that transport oil and gas are very important engineering communications worldwide. Some of these underground communications are built and operated in earthquake-prone areas. The research shows that current methods used for calculating stress received by the underground pipelines during an earthquake are incorrect.
Match ID: 105 Score: 20.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

A new guide for communicating plant science
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it's critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.
Match ID: 106 Score: 20.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

Merck scraps two treatments for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, will focus on antiviral for non-hospitalized patients
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:48:22 GMT

Shares of Merck & Co. were up 0.1% in premarket trading on Thursday after the drug company said the oral antiviral COVID-19 treatment it is developing with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics did not help hospitalized patients in a mid-stage clinical trial. The companies now plan to test molnupiravir in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a Phase 3 trial, with plans to file for emergency authorization in the second half of the year. They are also planning to see if the experimental therapy works for post-exposure prophylaxis. In a separate news release, Merck said it is discontinuing MK-7110 as a treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, saying that the Food and Drug Administration's request for additional clinical information would push the launch into 2022. "Merck is now focusing its efforts on advancing molnupiravir, which, as an oral medicine for outpatient use, represents a promising potential new approach, and on accelerating production of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine," Dr. Roy Baynes, chief medical officer for Merck Research Laboratories, said in the release. Merck's stock has gained 6.6% since the start of the year, while the broader S&P 500 is up 9.8%.

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: 107 Score: 20.00 source: feeds.marketwatch.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

Pausing the J&J Vaccine Was Easy. Unpausing Will Be Hard
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:26:14 +0000
Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was supposed to be the uncomplicated one. But even with new data, getting people to trust it again will be tricky.
Match ID: 108 Score: 20.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

15 Graphs You Need to See to Understand AI in 2021
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:50:00 GMT
The 2021 AI Index provides insight into jobs, publications, diversity, and more
Match ID: 109 Score: 20.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

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: 110 Score: 20.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them.
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:56 +0000

A new poll found most Americans want Biden to break drug companies' monopolies and end Covid-19 vaccine apartheid.

The post There Shouldn’t Be Vaccine Patents in a Health Crisis. Most Americans Agree: Waive Them. appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 111 Score: 20.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 20.00 eu

Sunlight to solve the world's clean water crisis
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(University of South Australia) Researchers at The University of South Australia's Future Industries Institute have developed technology that could eliminate water stress for millions of people, including those living in many of the planet's most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
Match ID: 112 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

Medically savvy smartphone imaging systems
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics) What are the most effective ways to leverage and augment smartphone capabilities? Helpful guidelines are provided in a critical review of emerging smartphone-based imaging systems recently published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO).
Match ID: 113 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

From smoky skies to a green horizon: Scientists convert fire-risk wood waste into biofuel
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Reliance on petroleum fuels and raging wildfires: Two separate, large-scale challenges that could be addressed by one scientific breakthrough. Researchers from two national laboratories have collaborated to develop a streamlined and efficient process for converting woody plant matter like forest overgrowth and agricultural waste - material that is currently burned either intentionally or unintentionally - into liquid biofuel.
Match ID: 114 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions.
Match ID: 115 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

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: 116 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

$50 million for WA to process signals from the dawn of time
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) The Australian Federal Government will invest $64.4 million to establish a centre in Western Australia to process and analyse data from the SKA radio telescope. Each year, around 600 petabytes of SKA data will be stored for astronomers and astrophysicists from all over the world to access and analyse. The funding to establish a facility in Perth is part of $295 million announced this week.
Match ID: 117 Score: 17.14 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:04:27 +0000

Mas o nome da big tech não aparece na indicação feita por subordinados de Paulo Guedes. Escolha cabe a Bolsonaro.

The post Executivo do Facebook é indicado pelo governo para Conselho Nacional de Proteção de Dados appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 118 Score: 17.14 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

A Tribute to L. Dennis Shapiro, Who Helped Develop the Life Alert Personal Emergency-Response System
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
He was an avid philanthropist who donated to the IEEE Foundation and other programs
Match ID: 119 Score: 17.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:32:25 +0000

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago.

The post Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Block Israel From Using U.S. Aid to Destroy Palestinian Homes appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 120 Score: 17.14 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

China's Most Popular EV is No Longer a Tesla
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:28:00 GMT
A new EV made by General Motors and Chinese manufacturers underlines the virtues of Lilliputian size
Match ID: 121 Score: 17.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 17.14 eu

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: 122 Score: 15.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 443 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 4.29 spain, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

Morpheus Turns a CPU Into a Rubik’s Cube to Defeat Hackers
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:00:00 GMT
University of Michigan’s Todd Austin explains how his team’s processor defeated every attack in DARPA's hardware hacking challenge
Match ID: 123 Score: 14.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 eu

Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:55 +0000

Mesmo que surjam novos atritos, generais estão de cabeça na missão. Conheça 4 cenários para o futuro – nenhum é bom para a democracia.

The post Militares ficarão abraçados a Bolsonaro até o fim do governo appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 124 Score: 14.29 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 eu

Ansys 5G Mobile/UE Solutions
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Ansys Whitepaper 5G Mobile/UE Solutions
Match ID: 125 Score: 14.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 14.29 eu

Robotic Exoskeletons Could One Day Walk By Themselves
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 21:00:00 GMT
AI and wearable cameras could help exoskeletons act a bit like autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 126 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days
qualifiers: 11.43 eu

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: 127 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

International training
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:46:00 +0200
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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.


Match ID: 128 Score: 11.43 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

Engine of Atlantis
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 16:11:00 +0100
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The second European Service Module that will power the Orion spacecraft on a crewed flyby of the Moon is fitted with a special engine at Airbus facilities in Germany.

This engine belonged to Space Shuttle Atlantis, and is one of five refurbished engines to be paired with the first five European Service Modules. Technicians carefully install the engine in Airbus’ cleanroom.

ESM is the powerhouse of NASA’s Orion spacecraft. It will provide critical functions such as the propulsion system to get astronauts to the Moon, and the consumables astronauts need to stay alive.

ESM-2 will fuel the crewed Orion spacecraft during a flyby of the Moon for Artemis 2 and is currently undergoing integration and other testing in Europe before it is delivered to NASA this summer.

Meanwhile in the United States, the first European Service Module is making its way to the launch pad as part of the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis 1 mission test flight later this year. Next stop is fuelling, due to take place next week.

ESM is ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Artemis programme and includes involvement from 10 European nations.

ESA recently signed a contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion. These modules will be used for the Artemis IV to VI missions. The first two Modules in the contract are part of Europe’s contribution to the international lunar Gateway – a new space station around the Moon. 


Match ID: 129 Score: 11.43 source: www.esa.int age: 23 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

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: 130 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 354 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

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: 131 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 450 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

European Space Agency Targets Orbital Debris, Solar Storms
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:00 GMT
The ClearSpace-1 and Lagrange missions will try to make life safer both in orbit and here on Earth
Match ID: 132 Score: 11.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

Be part of something big
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Video: 00:01:46

On 31 March 2021, the European Space Agency is opening the application process for its first astronaut selection in over a decade.

If you meet the minimum requirements and want to join Europe’s journey into space, this is your chance to apply.

Website esa.int/YourWayToSpace provides everything you need to know to prepare your application. All applications must be submitted to ESA’s careers website by 28 May 2021.


Match ID: 133 Score: 7.86 source: www.esa.int age: 18 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

The Mars Sample Return Mission Will Be a First for Humankind
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The biggest challenge for a multi-mission robotic lift-off from an alien planet: It must work right the first time
Match ID: 134 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 23 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

Space vs. materials – orbital testing outside Space Station
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0100
Pitted, cracked surface from MEDET

Space leaves its mark on materials: exposure to such a harsh environment can darken, crack or crater their surfaces – or even erode them away entirely. The nothingness of hard vacuum can also provoke ‘outgassing’ vapours from materials that might degrade delicate mission systems. Accordingly ESA and the French space agency CNES are giving European researchers the chance to pit the latest aerospace materials directly against space.


Match ID: 135 Score: 7.86 source: www.esa.int age: 23 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 136 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 24 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

Pressure to procreate: inside Hungary’s baby drive – video
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:22:38 GMT

Hungary has one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, and the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, is spending significant money trying to convince young people to have babies. Leah Green and Ekaterina Ochagavia visit Budapest, where they meet three women of similar age and with very different outlooks on the country’s parenting drive

Continue reading...
Match ID: 137 Score: 7.86 source: www.theguardian.com age: 53 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 138 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 79 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 139 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 86 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 140 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 141 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

Forward to the Moon
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0100
Video: 00:02:04

The European Space Agency and NASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to take Europe to the Moon.

This historic agreement will see ESA Member States contribute a number of essential elements to the first human outpost in lunar orbit, known as the Gateway.

It confirms ESA’s commitment to delivering at least two European Service Modules that provide electricity, water, oxygen and nitrogen to NASA’s Orion spacecraft – with more to come. ESA will fly astronauts to the Gateway as the result of the MoU.

ESA’s head of the Legal Services, Marco Ferrazzani, explains how these agreements will take us forward to the Moon.

Take a look at some frequently asked questions for more information.


Match ID: 142 Score: 7.86 source: www.esa.int age: 123 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 143 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 144 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 172 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
Match ID: 145 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 146 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 225 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 147 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 236 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 148 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 248 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 149 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 281 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
Match ID: 150 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 291 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

Wiggly Wheels Could Help Keep Rovers From Dying on Mars
Wed, 13 May 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Unconventional gaits keep this rover from getting stuck in tough terrain
Match ID: 151 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 339 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 152 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 358 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 153 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 388 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 154 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 396 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 155 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 423 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 156 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 469 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

U.S. Commercial Drone Deliveries Will Finally Be a Thing in 2020
Wed, 01 Jan 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Practical commercial deliveries will take off, albeit with intense regulatory scrutiny
Match ID: 157 Score: 7.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 472 days
qualifiers: 5.00 europe, 2.86 eu

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: 158 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 71 days
qualifiers: 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 159 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 241 days
qualifiers: 3.57 germany, 2.86 eu

The Networks That Aim to Track GPS Interference Around the World
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Troubleshooting the world’s navigation systems could streamline transport and save lives
Match ID: 160 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 45 days
qualifiers: 4.29 spain

Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
Match ID: 161 Score: 3.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 262 days
qualifiers: 3.57 germany

Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:23:00 GMT
Researchers in Japan reported a 100-fold improvement in their solar energy conversion method
Match ID: 162 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 8 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 163 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 164 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 165 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 12 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 166 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 19 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

Raspberry Pi-powered cybersecurity for future missions, tested on Space Station
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 11:11:00 +0100
Space Station

One of the cheapest experiments ever flown in orbit has finished operating after 22 months on the International Space Station. Running on a Raspberry Pi Zero costing just a few Euros, ESA’s CryptIC payload was exploring cryptography techniques running on off-the-shelf hardware, to ensure cybersecurity for future low-cost space missions.


Match ID: 167 Score: 2.86 source: www.esa.int age: 22 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 168 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 39 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy
Tue, 23 Feb 2021 16:58 EST
NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.
Match ID: 169 Score: 2.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 53 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

3D-Printed Thruster Boosts Range of CubeSat Applications
Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:16:00 GMT
Inexpensive and accessible electrical propulsion could be a boon for satellite-based Internet and Earth observing networks
Match ID: 170 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 65 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

Planetary Sleuthing Finds Triple-Star World
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:40 EST
Years after its detection, astronomers have confirmed a planet called KOI-5Ab orbiting in a triple-star system with a skewed configuration.
Match ID: 171 Score: 2.86 source: www.nasa.gov age: 96 days
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SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics Compete to Build the Next Moon Lander
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
If all goes well, in February NASA will pick which design to develop
Match ID: 172 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 101 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 173 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 115 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 174 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 132 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
Match ID: 175 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 156 days
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The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
Match ID: 176 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 185 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

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: 177 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 213 days
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Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 178 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 214 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

NASA’s Mars Rover Required a Special Touch for Its Robotic Arms
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 05:30:00 GMT
ATI Industrial Automation brings its Force/Torque Sensor from the factory floor to the harsh environment of Mars’ surface.
Match ID: 179 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 234 days
qualifiers: 2.86 eu

Attention Rogue Drone Pilots: AI Can See You!
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT
Israeli machine learning system turns drone tracking data into a finger pointed right at a concealed pilot
Match ID: 180 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 268 days
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet
Match ID: 181 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 295 days
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SpaceX Returns U.S. Astronauts to Space
Sat, 30 May 2020 19:40:00 GMT
The new Dragon 2 spacecraft is reminiscent of the Gemini spacecraft, not the space shuttle
Match ID: 182 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 322 days
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What It’s Like to Sweat the Launch of a New Spaceship
Wed, 27 May 2020 14:19:00 GMT
A former mission controller remembers the last time the United States dared to put humans in a new type of spacecraft—and some hard-won lessons for today
Match ID: 183 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 325 days
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Sabrewing Cargo Drone Rises to Air Force Challenge
Fri, 01 May 2020 14:38:00 GMT
The Rhaegal cargo drone pivots to new possible military missions under a U.S. Air Force contract
Match ID: 184 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 351 days
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NASA Funds Project for Spacecraft That Make Their Own Landing Pads
Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:30:00 GMT
Landers that generate their own pads as they touch down would mean faster, cheaper, and safer planetary exploration
Match ID: 185 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 359 days
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Gets a Major Upgrade
Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:00:00 GMT
While the SETI@home project winds down, one of the world’s most versatile telescope arrays gears up to scan the skies for alien life
Match ID: 186 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 365 days
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Galactic Energy Prepares Ceres-1 Rocket for First Launch
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 GMT
The June launch is just the start of the company’s grand plans for future spaceflight
Match ID: 187 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 393 days
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Satellites and AI Monitor Chinese Economy’s Reaction to Coronavirus
Tue, 10 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT
Researchers at WeBank mine satellite, GPS, and social media data to conclude that the Chinese economy is well on the way to recovering from COVID-19
Match ID: 188 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 403 days
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Unmanned Solar Aircraft Aims to Compete Commercially With Satellites and Drones
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:30:00 GMT
BAE Systems’ new plane has the potential to fly without landing for a year, and can maintain its position over a specific point for monitoring purposes
Match ID: 189 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 417 days
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How Robotics Teams Prepared for DARPA's SubT Challenge: Urban Circuit
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
With the Tunnel Circuit completed, teams are working harder than ever to prepare for the urban underground
Match ID: 190 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 423 days
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Boeing Sponsors $1 Million GoFly Prize for Best Personal Flying Machines
Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Startups compete to build small, safe one-person flyers that can fit in a garage and take off from a driveway
Match ID: 191 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 428 days
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The Battery Design Smarts Behind Rolls Royce’s Ultrafast Electric Airplane
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:30:00 GMT
Emulating racing aircraft yielded the most energy-dense aviation battery pack yet
Match ID: 192 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 445 days
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No Job Is Too Small for Compact Geostationary Satellites
Sun, 05 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Astranis and GapSat will launch GEO smallsats in 2020 and 2021 to fill gaps in satellite coverage
Match ID: 193 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 468 days
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Boeing’s Autonomous Fighter Jet Will Fly Over the Australian Outback
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
Robotic aircraft will accompany human-piloted planes, adding firepower and thwarting enemy attacks
Match ID: 194 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 471 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
Match ID: 195 Score: 2.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 508 days
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