SANTA FE, N.M. — The Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle that flew an abbreviated test flight this month appears to be in good condition as an investigation into the timer problem that shortened the flight continues. In a Dec. 28 update, Boeing said technicians are continuing processing of the Starliner vehicle that landed Dec.
A night vision view of American forces practice calling for fire Oct. 30, 2013, at a range at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Alton Dunham | U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — The U.S. military carried out “precision defense strikes” in Iraq and Syria against a militia group following a string of attacks on Iraqi bases that host
Getty Images When it came to biomedical breakthroughs, this past decade represented a lot more hype than substance. We were promised a new era of “precision medicine,” where every patient would receive highly personalized treatments to target specifics fault in their genes. But in recent months, reports surfaced that these experimental therapies were failing most
If you doubled in size, your weight would be eight times greater. That’s the trouble with growing tall. Gravity’s pull is keeping us all down. But there are a few earthly giants that have fought gravity and won. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more.
It is no doubt that the business of wearable technology is huge at this time. Not only men but also women love to wear these tech gadgets. The wearable tech industry is growing day by day and is estimated to grow even more in the future. Nowadays, women love to make financial decisions and therefore
The rhino named Fausta is seen in Ngorongoro, Tanzania in this undated picture obtained by Reuters on December 29, 2019. Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority via REUTERS DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A rhino believed to the world’s oldest has died at the age of 57 in a Tanzanian conservation area, authorities said. Fausta, a female
Tesla founder Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling event by “The Boring Company” for the test tunnel of a proposed underground transportation network across Los Angeles County, in Hawthorne, California, December 18, 2018. Robyn Beck | Pool | Reuters Elon Musk, founder of tunnelling enterprise Boring Company, said in a tweet that a commercial tunnel
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Residents and holidaymakers in part of the Australian state of Victoria were urged to leave on Sunday ahead of what is expected to be a day of extreme fire danger. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters work at the scene of a bushfires in Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia in this still image from a
SANTA FE, N.M. — A Florida airport is making progress on a long-running effort to obtain a commercial spaceport license despite a lack of customers for the facility. In a Federal Register notice published Dec. 19, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the release a draft environmental assessment for the Space Coast Regional Airport in Brevard
From India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the first all-women spacewalk and commercial crew milestones by US-based companies, 2019 offered several exciting moments for space enthusiasts. India’s ambitious and keenly watched lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, was expected to make its soft landing on the surface of the Moon on September 7. While the whole nation waited with bated
At least two people were injured while an unknown number remained buried in the snow after an avalanche tumbled down a ski slope in the Swiss Alps on Thursday, authorities reported. In a press release, police officials said the avalanche hit at around 10:50 a.m. yesterday, local time at the SkiArena resort in Andermatt town of
Susan Wojcicki, chief executive officer of YouTube Inc., introduces the company’s new television subscription service. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Examining millions of YouTube recommendations over the course of a year, two researchers have determined that the platform in fact combats political radicalization. The researchers said that, as of late 2019, YouTube’s
The SpaceX #CrewDragon spacecraft parachutes successfully deploy during the latest development test. This test simulated a pad abort, where the vehicle is tumbling at low altitude before parachute deploy, validating SpaceX’s parachute models and margins. As a part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, SpaceX has been developing and testing the Crew Dragon parachute system, which
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government announced on Sunday it would compensate volunteer firefighters in the state of New South Wales (NSW), as the country’s intense bushfire season rages on. FILE PHOTO: Firefighters work at the scene of a bushfires in Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia in this still image from a social media video
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The cities and suburbs on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay are home to 2.7 million people, a world-class University of California campus and bedroom communities for Silicon Valley that produce median incomes 50 percent higher than the national average. What they no longer have is a thriving landscape of local daily newspapers. Gone
(Photo : World Health Organization)UNICEF said the violence hampers the effort of reaching the most affected communities. The United Nations called for a stronger response against measles as it killed more than 5,000 people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo nation this year. According to the breakdown provided by UNICEF on Wednesday, nearly 90
Light-controlled nonvolatile charge memory. Left: schematic of the memory device. Right: the optical-controlled writing and erasing process of source-drain current. (Courtesy: J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 10.1088/1361-6463/ab5737) Qinliang Li, Cailei Yuan and Ting Yu from Jiangxi Normal University, along with Qisheng Wang and Jingbo Li from South China Normal University, are developing nonvolatile charge memory
The wide distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets across malaria-endemic regions has drastically reduced the incidence of the disease over the past 20 years, and so has saved millions of lives1. However, malaria-carrying mosquitoes have now developed strong resistance to the pyrethroid chemicals used in these long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)2. An understanding of the mechanisms underlying
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner participates in a question-and-answer interview during the seventh annual Washington Ideas Forum at the Harman Center for the Arts October 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images News | Getty Images Microsoft told investors what it could do with LinkedIn in a PowerPoint presentation it showed on the
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Many small companies are wary of government work. Executives have heard stories of red tape and slow payments. David Shahady, who directs the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, is intent on changing those perceptions. David Shahady, director of Air Force SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer programs
The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle. The rover has been constructed in a large, sterile room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
There are thousands of products on the market – including in Amazon – that are designed to take as much money away from dog and cat lovers as possible. The pet industry knows how much people love your fur babies and they also know that we are willing to part with a lot of our
Fringe elements: Jane Stewart’s macramé masterpiece. (Courtesy: Helen Stewart) From the physics of car parking to how to create the perfect fondue, physics has had its fair share of quirky stories this year. Here is our pick of the 10 best, not in any particular order. Table of knots UNESCO designated 2019 the International Year
FILE PHOTO: Engineers and technicians install the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, U.S., June 5, 2019. Photo taken June 5, 2019. NASA-JPL-Caltech/Handout via REUTERS PASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) – A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey
This is NASA’s 2018 ‘To Do’ list. The work we do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries and more exploration await in the year ahead. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: images-assets.nasa.gov/video/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO
Don Imus answered questions from Rev. Al Sharpton on Sharpton’s radio show. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Radio shock jock Don Imus, one of the early pioneers of his genre, died Friday less than two years after retiring, according to a family statement given to NBC New York. He was 79. The controversial
Humoral immune responses to immunization and infection and susceptibilities to antibody-mediated autoimmunity are generally lower in males1,2,3. However, the mechanisms underlying such sexual dimorphism are not well understood. Here we show that there are intrinsic differences between the B cells that produce germinal centres in male and female mice. We find that antigen-activated male B
(Reuters) – SQM, the world´s No. 2 lithium producer, said on Friday it “regrets” a ruling by a Chilean environmental court that it should be prosecuted over excessive water use in the country´s northern Atacama Desert. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the brine pools of SQM lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in
For most people, the term “spaceport” conjures up visions of launch pads and gantries, with rockets taking off vertically. Some expand that vision to spaceplanes, taking off from or gliding back to a landing on runways. In either case, it involves vehicles departing to, or returning from, space. But for some, spaceports are becoming a
A view of the Arktika nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project 22220). Three Project 22220 icebreakers, Arktika, Sibir and Ural, are under construction at the Baltic Shipyard. Alexander Demianchuk While the world focuses on trade wars and shifting geopolitical dynamics, Russia has been quietly expanding its own political, economic and military influence in a lesser-watched space: the Arctic.
People transported animals over huge distances for mass gatherings at one of Ireland’s most iconic archaeological sites, research concludes. Dr Richard Madgwick of Cardiff University led the study, which analysed the bones of 35 animals excavated from Navan Fort, the legendary capital of Ulster. Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Memorial University Newfoundland and the British
An artist’s view of the diffractive sail. Courtesy: MacKenzi Martin/Grover Swartzlander Like most spacecraft, the CHEOPS mission launched last week uses a chemical propellant to adjust its position once in orbit. The high mass of such propellants has, however, prompted space scientists to explore alternatives such as “light sails” that enable spacecraft to navigate using the radiation pressure
16 December 1920: Scientists grapple with Max Planck’s quantum hypothesis. Download MP3 This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science. In this episode, we’re heading back to the early twentieth century, when physicists had become deeply entangled
In September 2019, President Emmanuel Macron was about to wrap up a speech on late-stage investment in France. According to a press briefing and some discussions with a source, everything that he was supposed to announce had been announced. But he dropped an unexpected number. “I’ll leave you with a goal: there should be 25
China is clear to proceed with plans for a Mars rover mission, lunar sample return and space station module test flight in 2020 following a successful return-to-flight of the Long March 5 rocket. HELSINKI — China is clear to embark on ambitious exploration and space station missions following a successful return-to-flight Friday of the Long
Michael H | DigitalVision | Getty Images The energy sector is in the midst of a significant shift. As technology develops, the way homes, vehicles and businesses are powered is changing. Over the past year, CNBC’s Sustainable Energy has featured innovative ideas that could help to shape the planet’s energy future. Below, we take a
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By Aislinn Laing and Natalia A. Ramos Miranda A house burns following the spread of wildfires in Valparaiso, Chile, December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido SANTIAGO (Reuters) – More than 245 homes have been destroyed and 700 people left destitute after a forest fire tore through a low-income area of the Chilean seaside city of Valparaiso
Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT named Mark Lucovsky with building the social network an operating system from scratch, according the The Information’s Alex Heath. “We
Boeing in April received a $605 million contract for the production of the WGS-11 satellite that Congress funded in 2018. WASHINGTON — Boeing will deliver the 11th satellite of the Wideband Global Satellite Communication (WGS) constellation to the U.S. Air Force by 2024, the company said Dec. 26. The announcement comes eight months after Boeing
Jean-Paul Pelissier | Reuters Oil prices rose on Friday, hitting three-month highs after data showed record online spending by U.S. consumers, stoking faith in the world’s no. 1 economy even before the hoped-for end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Brent crude futures were up 13 cents, or 0.2%, at $68.05 a barrel
Like most teen years, the past decade in technology started out someplace relatively innocent before growing moody, dark and disillusioned. In 2010, we were excited about new iPhones and finding old friends on Facebook, not fretting about our digital privacy or social media’s threat to democracy. Now we are wondering how to rein in the
The recent climate summit in Madrid did not fall; however, the summit indeed failed by almost any measure. The result became a deadlock and a dodge. The 12-day talks extended two days into overtime but still punted the carbon market problem to next year’s COP26 in Glasgow. So what went wrong? At least five factors
Surf’s up: a simulation of a plasma wakefield acceleration. (Courtesy: F Tsung/W An/UCLA/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Physicists from across Europe have outlined plans to build a new type of accelerator facility based on “plasma wakefields”. Named the European Plasma Research Accelerator with eXcellence In Applications (EuPRAXIA), the project envisages building high-energy plasma devices on one or
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