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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
Match ID: 63 Score: 8.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
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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
Match ID: 64 Score: 8.57 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 5 days
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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
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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
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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
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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
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
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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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Art escapes: a short break at artist Sidney Nolan’s former home
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:02 GMT

Captivated by its solitude and beauty, the Australian artist made the Rodd Estate in the Welsh Marches his home – it’s easy to see why

I’d normally expect to find a pint of milk and slice or two of cake on arrival at a holiday home. But the welcome pack awaiting me at Orchard Cottage, on the Rodd Estate in Herefordshire, contains a more unusual item – a DVD about the man who once lived here, the artist Sidney Nolan.

I abandon the unpacking, set a fire in the woodburner in the sitting room, and start watching the documentary. It tells the story of Nolan’s progress from untutored artist in his native Australia to one of the hottest prospects on the international art scene in the mid-1950s, and his eventual arrival at the Rodd. He lived here from 1983, continuing to push the boundaries of his art until his death aged 75 in 1992.

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Cookbooks are great, pastry is easy…
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:00:55 GMT

What I learned in my year as a restaurant critic stuck at home

Won’t somebody think of the poor restaurant critics? Won’t anyone consider the plight of these hard-working, committed professionals, robbed this past year of their vital place in society? Week after week pre-pandemic, we pulled up to a thickly clothed table, ordered potentially nice things to eat at somebody else’s expense, and then returned to our desks to write sharply honed accounts of the great risks we had taken, carefully larded and barded with the most elegant of knob gags. Can’t at least a few of you take to your doorsteps to bang a pan? No? Oh.

I’ll level with you. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve attempted to check my privilege, really I have

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: More airlines fill middle seats — in direct opposition to CDC’s own advice on reducing COVID-19 exposure
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:46:00 GMT
The number of people traveling by air has increased substantially, to the highest level since the onset of the pandemic in the U.S.

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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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Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:50:12 +0000
Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes.
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Despite vaccines, many international travelers are postponing vacations — again
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 EDT
International travel buffs are playing it safe as vaccines fail to open the door to travel.
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Just in time for summer: 49 new National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:00:00 EDT
How to choose one of the designated routes? Pick a theme, a type of scenery or both.
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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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Man seeks pals he once persuaded to ship him around the world in a crate
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:00:06 EDT
Homesick while working in Australia, Brian Robson didn't have enough money to travel home to Wales. So he came up with a madcap idea: Ship himself in a crate via airfreight to London for a fraction of the fare.
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Tell us about your highs and lows of holidays in the UK
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:47:44 GMT

Many are choosing to take a break in the UK during the pandemic. We’d like to hear about your holiday stories, past and present

With the uncertainties around international travel from the UK this summer, many of us are choosing to holiday closer to home.

We would like to hear about your best and worst memories – distant or recent – of holidays in the UK. From brilliant days at the beach to camping catastrophes, tell us your stories.

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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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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.


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D.I.Y. Fixes for Your Broken Dreams
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Did you want to be famous for some reason? Earn a shit ton of money? Travel the world?
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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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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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qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)

Pandemic Casualties: Careers of Women in Academic STEMM
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:15:00 GMT
Make lemonade from those lemons, says those who worked on report from National Academies
Match ID: 15 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
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Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT
Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more
Match ID: 16 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 19 days
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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Should Leave Past Space Probes in the Dust
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:27:00 GMT
New mission uses AI to navigate Martian surface three times as quickly
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Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
Match ID: 18 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 61 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
Match ID: 19 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 99 days
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Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT
The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021
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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
Match ID: 21 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 115 days
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Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT
Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth
Match ID: 22 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 132 days
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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
Match ID: 23 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 151 days
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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
Match ID: 24 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 152 days
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When a Giant Mylar Balloon Was the Coolest Thing in Space
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
The Echo 1 satellite delivered mail, probed the ionosphere, and captured traces of the big bang
Match ID: 25 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 156 days
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Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
Match ID: 26 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 172 days
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Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT
China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights
Match ID: 27 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 388 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: 28 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 404 days
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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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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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DARPA Subterranean Challenge: Urban Circuit Preview
Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT
The second event in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge starts this week
Match ID: 31 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 425 days
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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: 32 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 450 days
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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
Match ID: 33 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days
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CES 2020 News: Delta Airlines Dips Into Parallel Realities at Detroit Metro Airport
Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:01:00 GMT
It seems like magic, but hundreds of people in airports will soon be able to look at the same screen and see completely different things
Match ID: 34 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 465 days
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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: 35 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 472 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: 36 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 486 days
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