WASHINGTON — Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit.  Arianespace’s Soyuz rocket lifted off from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:06 p.m. Eastern. The satellites will separate at an altitude of 450 kilometers over the course of the 3-hour and
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A team of US researchers has invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning called ‘FluSense’ that can detect coughing and crowd size in real time, analyse the data to directly monitor flu-like illnesses and influenza trends and predict the next pandemic in the making. The ‘FluSense’ creators from University of Massachusetts Amherst said
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Reporter Lizzie Gibney caught up with Rosamund Pike to discuss the new film Radioactive, learning science for the role, and Marie Curie herself. Download MP3 Radioactive is a new biopic on Marie Skłodowska Curie with Rosamund Pike taking on the role of Curie. This Podcast Extra is an extended version of reporter Lizzie Gibney’s interview
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Virgin Orbit spokesman: “Unavoidably, this will have some impact on our launch date, and on the launches that immediately follow.” WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit announced March 20 that it will continue operations at its facility in Long Beach, California, after state officials categorized the work as an essential service that should not be completely shut
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Crews were dispatched to countless sites around Salt Lake County a day after the magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred. They fixed and documented damages, despite substantial aftershocks that are still happening around Magna, the site near the epicenter. The Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County issued emergency proclamations Wednesday to access federal funding opportunities to cover the
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In the first of our new podcast series, Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker, and Amy Maxmen discuss the epidemiology needed to control the Covid-19 outbreak. Download MP3 In this episode: 03:57 Testing times Case numbers of Covid-19 have leapt around the world in recent days, but how many undetected cases are out there? We talk about
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Ellen Lord memo: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” WASHINGTON — Defense Department contractors in sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing and intelligence are part of the United States’ critical infrastructure and have to continue working during the coronavirus emergency, Undersecretary of Defense
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Companies vying for climate leadership had better get in line. From Microsoft to Starbucks, there’s no shortage of organizations coming out with bold sustainability commitments — including net-positive, carbon-negative, science-based and all other manner of hyphenated ambition. Businesses seem to be stepping up to prioritize the climate crisis as never before. This is good news,
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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news conference of the German drugmaker in Leverkusen, Germany February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo (Reuters) – Negotiations between Bayer AG and plaintiff lawyers to settle claims its glyphosate-based weedkillers cause cancer have been slowed by the coronavirus outbreak, according to the mediator
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Everyone has their own version of what constitutes an ideal vacation, and everyone has their own version of what represents being naughty. Many people visit destinations around the world that offer services to the more liberal vacationer, and it might be something that you’ve never considered wherever you decide to travel. Here’s a short list
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Pixar’s Toy Story, released in 1995, was Hollywood’s first fully computer-animated feature filmBuena Vista Pictures/Everett Collection/Alamy Special-effects pioneers Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the US$1 million A. M. Turing Award “for fundamental contributions to 3-D
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WASHINGTON — NASA has elevated two centers to the highest level of its pandemic response plan, halting preparations for a major test of the Space Launch System. In a statement late March 19, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi will move
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Instagram is finally preparing to copy Snapchat’s most popular feature, and one of the few it hasn’t already cloned. Instagram has prototyped an unreleased ephemeral text messaging feature that clears the chat thread whenever you leave it, a Facebook spokesperson confirms to TechCrunch. That could make users more comfortable with having rapid-fire, silly, vulnerable, or
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A child receives polio drops in Pakistan, where outbreaks of the potentially paralysing disease have been traced to a vaccine no longer in use. Credit: Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Vaccines 20 March 2020 Dozens of polio outbreaks in the past few years have been linked to a polio vaccine that many nations abandoned in 2016.
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Week in Review Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 4:09. COVID-19 and climate change: A healthy dose of reality Will COVID-19’s transport slowdown stick? Here’s how retail can be both sustainable and profitable Why do large asset managers vote against most climate-related shareholder proposals? Features ‘Well-governed companies are more resilient’ (20:56) Cornerstone Capital
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NASA is hiring more new Artemis generation astronauts. Will you be next? NASA’s latest astronaut class shares their journey. To join them, astronaut candidates must have earned a master’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics. The requirement for the master’s degree can also be met by:
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Inside the stout fins of a fish that prowled the shallow waters of an estuary in what is now eastern Canada about 380 million years ago, scientists have found what they call the evolutionary origins of the human hand. FILE PHOTO: An artist’s reconstruction of the extinct fish Elpistostege watsoni, which lived
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The film of wine flowing down the inside of a glass can generate ‘tears of wine’. Credit: Alamy Fluid dynamics 20 March 2020 Shock waves might explain the flow of wine droplets after a glass is swirled. The mysterious phenomenon called ‘tears of wine’ is produced because of shock waves within the film of wine
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WASHINGTON —  The global space industry stands to fare better than other industries buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic because demand for its services are largely undiminished by the outbreak, according to a report released March 18.  Government customers in defense and emergency response have robust needs for satellite connectivity and geospatial data in times of crisis, and
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SAN FRANCISCO – Boston University student and professors spent eight years developing what they affectionately call the Toaster. It’s a six-unit cubesat scheduled to launch in late March on a Rocket Lab Electron flight from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula to detect electrical currents in Earth’s atmosphere. The mission called ANDESITE, or Ad-Hoc Network Demonstration for
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The first in a monthly series exploring how clean energy can deliver on finance and corporate social and governance goals alongside climate and environmental benefits. Solar deployment is accelerating as more states, municipalities and corporations adopt clean energy goals; and access is expanding as more states adopt community solar policies. At its current trajectory, however,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments must not let the coronavirus pandemic derail action on climate change, an architect of the landmark Paris agreement warned on Wednesday, saying the vulnerabilities laid bare by the virus could serve to spur a more concerted response. FILE PHOTO: France’s climate ambassador Laurence Tubiana attends a conference at the France’s state-owned
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In a great example of what can happen when smart, technically-oriented people come together in a time of need, an open-source hardware project started by a group including Irish entrepreneur Colin Keogh and Breeze Automation CEO and co-founder Gui Calavanti has produced a prototype ventilator using 3D-printed parts and readily available, inexpensive material. The ventilator
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WASHINGTON — NASA announced March 18 it plans to perform a crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, with two NASA astronauts on board, as soon as the latter half of May. In a media advisory, NASA said the launch of the Demo-2 mission was scheduled for no earlier than mid-to-late May on a Falcon
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There is at least one tornado that was confirmed in Taylor County in the early morning, Thursday as reported by Big Country Homepage. Reports came in at 1:36 a.m. near Tye at the Taylor County Sheriff’s office.  Another tornado was also seen near Impact. This is around 1:46 a.m. People in the Key City awakened to a Tornado
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