WAILEA, Hawaii — Space situational awareness data used by satellite operators isn’t accurate enough to support the decisions they need to make on whether and how to maneuver their spacecraft to avoid potential collisions. In a paper presented at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies, or AMOS, Conference here Sept. 15, officials with
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Australia’s two most populous states are trialling facial recognition software that lets police check people are home during COVID-19 quarantine, expanding trials that have sparked controversy to the vast majority of the country’s population. Little-known tech firm Genvis said on a website for its software that New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, home to Sydney,
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NEWS 16 September 2021 Did the coronavirus jump from animals to people twice? A preliminary analysis of viral genomes suggests the COVID-19 pandemic might have multiple animal origins – but the findings still have to be peer reviewed. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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KIHEI, Hawaii — The European Space Agency has signed a contract with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to be the anchor customer on a commercial lunar communications satellite that company is developing. Officials with SSTL and ESA signed the agreement Sept. 15 where ESA will buy communications services and fly payloads on Lunar Pathfinder, a
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As Tropical Depression Nicholas slowly moves across Texas, residents of Houston are told to remain at home Tuesday night and Louisiana residents, including some still struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida, are told to brace for intensive rain. (Photo : Getty Images) Tropical Depression Nicholas   Even though Nicholas doesn’t gather powerful winds as Ida did
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This article originally was published on WRI.org.  The start of the 2021 monsoon season was a promising time for India’s farmers and water users. Heavy rains in June and the beginning of July filled the country’s reservoirs in states such as Maharashtra and Telangana. Abundance of water was also good for the country’s thermal power
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In this article GOOGL Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next ’19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of cloud computing. Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google Cloud
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WAILEA, Hawaii — A Space Force general endorsed the development of commercial systems for removing space debris, saying they can address congestion in Earth orbit without the policy concerns a government-run alternative might have. Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, vice commander of the Space Force’s Space Operations Command, told an audience of space traffic management experts
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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In this article UBER PDG-GB A space for electric vehicle charging in London, U.K. Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The CEO of major automotive retailer Pendragon has acknowledged the challenges facing the electric vehicle sector but believes that adoption rates will increase going forward. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Wednesday,
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Targeting genome-editing tools to the right part of the body could become much easier thanks to delivery vehicles made from a viral protein shell1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation
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The rocket went sideways, so the stock went down. Astra Space made its third orbital launch attempt from Kodiak, Alaska, Aug. 28, using an upgraded version of its small launch vehicle known as Rocket 3.3. The launch was the first of two under a U.S. Space Force contract, carrying a test payload designed to monitor
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In the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a persistent, heat-absorbing particle that does not like water at first, absorbs light, and takes its time going on called ‘black carbon.’ Numerous studies show reducing black carbon emissions reduces near-term global warming, increases agricultural yields, and reduces premature mortality. The Heat-Absorbing Particles in The Earth’s Atmosphere   Black
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The SONDORS Metacycle electric motorcycle is apparently running behind schedule and won’t achieve its latest estimated ship date of Q3 2021, according to emails sent out by the company. SONDORS now expects shipping to take place next quarter in Q4 2021. Ironically, the delayed production now returns the SONDORS Metacycle closer to its original production
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European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen addresses European lawmakers on the inauguration of the new President of the United States. FRANCISCO SECO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — There is a new international order, where competition is fierce and some nations “stop at nothing to gain influence,” European Commission President Ursula von der
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This week brings part one of a two-part conclusion to my mini-series about pathways and obstacles to getting more people into electric vehicles (EVs). Learning new EV jargon, particularly related to EV charging, can be really daunting for most first-time buyers or lessees. Finding easily accessible, comprehensible information on the topic can be really difficult
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Footprint Project, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis whose mission is to provide cleaner energy for communities in crisis, recently joined Rent.Solar on a trip to Louisiana to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Ida. The two brought 4 solar trailers and 60 portable charging stations. The mobile solar unit is paired with battery storage
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Even the most ardent supporters of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” slaughter of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins on Sunday, which was herded into shallow waters off Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left to writhe for hours before being slaughtered. (Photo : Getty Images) The
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Ever notice how one side of your nose always seems to be more stuffed than the other? What’s up with that? Quick Questions knows! Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Christopher Prevoe, Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Ruben
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Afghanistan: conflict risks local and global health Muhammad Jawad Noon  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3639-0242 0 Muhammad Jawad Noon Georg August University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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Brad Smith, President, Microsoft, on SaaS Monster stage during the opening day of Web Summit 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Harry Murphy | Sportsfile | Getty Images Microsoft said Tuesday its board approved the appointment of its president, Brad Smith, to the position of vice chair. The move comes months after Satya
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TAMPA, Fla. — OneWeb is about halfway through deploying its low Earth orbit constellation, after Arianespace successfully launched another 34 satellites for the broadband operator Sept. 14. The satellites launched on a Soyuz rocket at 2:07 p.m. Eastern from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, expanding OneWeb’s network to 322 satellites of a planned 648-strong constellation. Arianespace said
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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A special note here: an election is happening right now in California that has huge ramifications for clean energy and the climate. Just as they did in 2003, California Republicans managed to get the required 3.7% of the state’s voters to demand a “recall election,” a weird stipulation in California law that makes a standing
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In this article ENGI-FR This image shows Orbital Marine Power’s 2 megawatt turbine, the Orbital O2. Scottish engineering firm Orbital Marine Power is to lead a consortium focused on the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy. In a statement on Monday, the company, which has previously described its 2 megawatt O2 tidal turbine as the “world’s
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced legions of workers to move from centralized offices to kitchen tables. An analysis of the activities of employees at one major technology firm suggests that widespread remote working can curb real-time communication and reduce collaboration between groups1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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TAMPA, Fla. — Newly listed small satellite constellation operator Spire Global is buying Canadian ship-tracking company exactEarth in its first major acquisition, inflating expectations of more space consolidation amid a surge of companies going public. Vienna, Virginia-based Spire, which provides data-gathering and analysis services in maritime and other markets with more than 110 Lemur satellites
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 Light rain in Spain gave firefighters combating the “monster” wildfire on Monday some breathing space. This fire has killed one firefighter, forcing approximately 2,600 residents from their homes. (Photo : Getty Images) The Monster Wildfire  The regional government said about 51 water-dropping planes and 500 firefighters have been making effort to stop the fire, with
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Paramedics Randy Li and Lorena Concepcion-Martinez debunk 12 myths about first aid. They talk about how to properly perform CPR, different choking protocols, and the best way to clean a wound. They also explain that sleeping after a concussion isn’t dangerous — in fact, the myth comes from the misconception that sleeping after a concussion
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Africa: invest in local manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines James Ayodele 0 & Sylvain Boko 1 James Ayodele Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Sylvain Boko Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union
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