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Clare Luckey: Shaping the Future of Mars Missions and Inspiring the Artemis Generation
Fri, 24 May 2024 15:35:38 +0000
As a member of the Mars Architecture Team, Clare Luckey is one of the people at the forefront of designing the first crewed mission to the Red Planet. Her current work involves helping to develop the vision for the initial segment of Mars exploration missions. She also has been named one of Forbes’ 30 under […]
Match ID: 0 Score: 35.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
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NASA Marshall Team Supports Safe Travels for Space Station Science
Fri, 24 May 2024 13:30:00 +0000
By Jessica Barnett  During the International Space Station’s more than 25 years of operation, there have been more than 3,000 experiments conducted aboard the microgravity laboratory, and making sure scientific samples are kept safe through launch, spaceflight, experimentation, and the return trip to Earth takes a great deal of planning, testing, and preparation across NASA. […]
Match ID: 1 Score: 35.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 0 days
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A Warp Drive Breakthrough Inches a Tiny Bit Closer to 'Star Trek'
Fri, 24 May 2024 11:30:00 +0000
Physicists have figured out how a warp drive could work—even if it's more useful for our understanding of gravity than interstellar travel.
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UK tourism workers: how is this summer shaping up?
Thu, 23 May 2024 10:48:43 GMT

Do you rent out holiday lets? How many bookings have you had for this year? How does it compare to previous years?

With summer just around the corner, many families will have already booked holidays, with plenty opting to stay in the UK.

Although visitor numbers to the UK’s top tourist attractions are increasing, they continue to remain stubbornly below pre-pandemic levels.

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Match ID: 3 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
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We Stood on Both Sides of the New York–Dublin Portal and It Was Glorious
Wed, 22 May 2024 09:00:00 +0000
Hundreds of people and two WIRED reporters gathered at the Portal, which is open again after being closed due to “inappropriate behavior.”
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Can a U.S. Ally Actually Be Held Accountable for War Crimes in the ICC?
Mon, 20 May 2024 20:20:13 +0000

ICC warrants against Israeli officials would mean they can’t travel — and their patrons in the U.S. would be pressured over continued arms sales.

The post Can a U.S. Ally Actually Be Held Accountable for War Crimes in the ICC? appeared first on The Intercept.


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Friday Squid Blogging: Emotional Support Squid
2024-05-17T21:04:39Z

When asked what makes this an “emotional support squid” and not just another stuffed animal, its creator says:

They’re emotional support squid because they’re large, and cuddly, but also cheerfully bright and derpy. They make great neck pillows (and you can fidget with the arms and tentacles) for travelling, and, on a more personal note, when my mum was sick in the hospital I gave her one and she said it brought her “great comfort” to have her squid tucked up beside her and not be a nuisance while she was sleeping.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered...


Match ID: 6 Score: 10.00 source: www.schneier.com age: 7 days
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NASA’s X-59 Passes Milestone Toward Safe First Flight
Wed, 15 May 2024 18:14:56 +0000
NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety […]
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Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin on Disrupting the U.S. War Machine
Wed, 15 May 2024 10:00:00 +0000

The 71-year-old veteran peace activist discusses the war on Gaza, the Biden administration, and shaking up Congress.

The post Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin on Disrupting the U.S. War Machine appeared first on The Intercept.


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Pentagon Compensated Zero Civilian Victims in 2022 — Despite Evidence That the U.S. Killed a Mom and Child in Somalia
Mon, 13 May 2024 21:30:00 +0000

The 22-year-old woman and her child were civilian casualties of a U.S. drone strike, but the Pentagon won't return the family's messages.

The post Pentagon Compensated Zero Civilian Victims in 2022 — Despite Evidence That the U.S. Killed a Mom and Child in Somalia appeared first on The Intercept.


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Guardian Traveller newsletter: Sign up for our free holidays email
Wed, 12 Oct 2022 14:21:58 GMT

From biking adventures to city breaks, get inspiration for your next break – whether in the UK or further afield – with twice-weekly emails from the Guardian’s travel editors. You’ll also receive handpicked offers from Guardian Holidays.

From biking adventures to city breaks, get inspiration for your next break – whether in the UK or further afield – with twice-weekly emails from the Guardian’s travel editors.

You’ll also receive handpicked offers from Guardian Holidays.

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Room Code
Sorry to make you memorize this random string of digits. If it helps, it can also double as a mnemonic for remembering your young relatives' birthdays, if they happened to have been born on February 5th, 2018.
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Ocean Loop
I can't believe they wouldn't even let me hold a vote among the passengers about whether to try the loop.
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Exponential Growth
Karpov's construction of a series of increasingly large rice cookers led to a protracted deadlock, but exponential growth won in the end.
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Bloom Filter
Sometimes, you can tell Bloom filters are the wrong tool for the job, but when they're the right one you can never be sure.
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