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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Marijuana can have various effects on your body. But what is it about weed that makes you so hungry? Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/ Science Insider on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/science_insider/
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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