Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Topline: BlackRock founder and chief executive Larry Fink said in his influential annual letter to CEO’s that the fund will refocus investments on more sustainable options and less on those impacting climate change, like coal, after critics said
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BOSTON – Anyone who thinks the international weather community has given up the fight to protect key portions of the radio frequency spectrum from 5G interference is mistaken. After losing a battle at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt, meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, aerospace engineers and radio frequency experts met at the
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BOSTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet with instruments to gather imagery of coronal mass ejection and monitor solar winds. Congress provided NOAA funding in the 2020 budget for Space Weather Follow On (SWFO), a satellite destined for Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1. The Commerce Department also
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The nation’s lead government agency for Alzheimer’s research is looking for a few good men and women. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is reaching out across the country to find individuals interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias and cognitive health, including drug, caregiver and brain stimulation studies. Getty The NIA funds
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BOSTON – The U.S. Air Force is turning increasingly to U.S. government, industry, academia and international partners for help gathering and making sense of terrestrial and space weather data, Air Force officials said Jan. 13 at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting here. “We are reaching out to the broader community, both in the U.S.
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus just days ahead of the Lunar New Year, when Chinese tourists flock to Thailand, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China. A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese
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Ten new species and subspecies of birds, with distinct songs and genetics, have been discovered on three tiny under-explored islands off Indonesia’s eastern coast Adult male Togian jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis omissus omississimus) was discovered on the islands of … [+] Togian and Batudaka in the Togian Archipelago, a group of islands between the northern and eastern
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic is making progress in the development of its next SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, although the company is saying little about when its existing SpaceShipTwo will be ready to resume test flights. In a Jan. 8 statement, Virgin Galactic announced that the next SpaceShipTwo vehicle achieved a milestone called “weight on wheels,” where
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This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. He is known for his symphonies, string quartets and other compositions — many of which he composed after he had already started going deaf.  Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven. Stieler, Joseph Karl (1781-1858). Found in the collection of the … [+] Beethoven-Haus, Bonn. (Photo by Fine
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FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a
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Our universe is unbelievably vast. Yet, even in its vastness, it may not be the only thing there is. There may indeed be a multitude of universes beyond our own. Scientific theories such as string theory, inflation, and quantum mechanics all have an element suggesting that our universe is actually part of a larger multiverse,
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The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
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It’s roverin’ time. NASA/JPL-Caltech Those poor Martians. They have no idea what they’re in for. This year, a landmark four missions from across the (Earthen) globe will launch into space with the Red Planet firmly in their sites. Together, they will orbit, rove, sample, dig, and probe as much as that precious red dirt as
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Technology entrepreneur Ben Lamm outlines three space opportunities for budding founders not interested in building hardware. I did not start out as a space entrepreneur — in fact, I know almost no one who has. Instead, I created and sold four other companies in different industries before I got into the space business. Yet, in
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WASHINGTON — Hispasat purchased a satellite from Thales Alenia Space Jan. 10, marking the operator’s first satellite order since being acquired by Spanish power company Red Eléctrica last year.  Thales Alenia Space will build a new satellite called Amazonas Nexus, designed with Ku-band coverage over both American continents, plus Greenland and North Atlantic transportation routes.
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Fire Truck Approaches Distant Smoke Getty Bushfires in Australia are raging on, marking the 5th month of relentless burning. Photos of singed koala feet and charred noses are perhaps the most heartbreaking. But everyone’s favorite furry, eucalyptus-nibbling, not-really-bears-but-actually-marsupials are only one of hundreds of species that have been plunged into desperation. With the staggering death
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SAN FRANCISCO – The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved legislation to coordinate federal government space weather research, forecasting and operations with input from academia, commercial firms and groups affected by space weather. The legislation, Promoting Research and Observations of Space Weather to Improve the Forecasting of Tomorrow (PROSWIFT) Act, was introduced in
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Thanks to new signage, visitors to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be reminded of the contributions of the “hidden figures” essential to the success of early spaceflight. The renaming honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were featured in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book – and the movie – Hidden Figures, as well
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Luminar’s latest lidar sensor comes with new perception software and a novel subscription plan. Luminar (Updates to clarify subscription options in second paragraph.) Upstart lidar maker Luminar, with one of the most sophisticated laser sensors for self-driving cars, is expanding beyond hardware with the addition of much-needed commercial software and a computing system that makes
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Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who will become Lockheed Martin’s chief engineer WASHINGTON — Former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Steven Walker has been named vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin Corp. effective Jan. 13. Steven Walker. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Pausic Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who
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Exoskeletons to give wearers super-human strength and games to playfully teach children software skills for coding — such innovations were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Mechanical muscleA Guardian XO exoskeleton made in a collaboration between Sarcos Robotics and Delta Air Lines let CES goers easily lift a 50-pound (22.7 kilos) suitcase
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HONOLULU — The first core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System finally rolled out of its factory Jan. 8, ready to be shipped to a NASA center for a key series of tests in the coming months. The core stage of the SLS rolled out of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, accompanied by
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Toyota’s Akio Toyoda reveals plans for Woven City, the automaker’s hydrogen-powered neighborhood of … [+] the future in Las Vegas at CES. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin CES, the sprawling Las Vegas extravaganza that’s now the preeminent showcase for cutting-edge transportation tech, made clear that a wave of eye-catching battery vehicles is coming, including Ford’s Mustang
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HELSINKI — Chinese private space launch firm Galactic Energy has raised $21.5 million for the development and launch of new rockets. The round was led by Puhua Capital and Huaqiang Capital with six further investors. The funding was secured in October and announced by Galactic Energy late December (Chinese). The funds will be used for
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