Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers successfully crossed the Karman Line, an imaginary boundary considered by many the beginning of space, a few miles higher than Richard Branson’s recent Virgin Galactic flight. Photo: Blue Origin
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The 'potential silver lining' to a breakthrough COVID-19 infection
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The Galileo Project, led by Harvard University, is seeking to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and technology.
NASA is at risk of losing a foothold in orbit after the end of the International Space Station.Why it matters: Without an operating base in space, the agency's plan to shift from being a sole provider of services in orbit to becoming a customer of companies operating there is in jeopardy.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeNASA is hoping that instead of running its own space station, it will have the option to send its astronauts to
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After resolving multiple problems, Russian flight controllers cleared the way for Thursday's arrival of the new Nauka lab module.
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Gravity feels like it's pulling everything toward Earth, but why? AdventurePhoto/E+ via WikimediaCommons Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Why does gravity pull us down and not up? - Gracie, age 9, Brookline, Massachusetts Gravity is the reason things with mass or energy are attracted to each other. It is why apples fall toward the ground and planets orbit stars. Magnets attract
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Covid cases have fallen for a sixth day in a row, despite scientists previously predicting that the number of infections could rise to a peak of up to 250,000. The daily reported infections for Monday were just 24,940, a drop of 14 per cent since Sunday and down 15,000 cases since the same time last week. Figures suggest all regions are now seeing declines, with big decreases in previously high areas such as the north east of England, where daily cases have fallen by two thirds since the peak on
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Fauci says it's 'negligent' not to fund research at Wuhan lab, suggests collaboration with China continue
Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that it would’ve been “negligent” for the National Institutes of Health not to fund bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and declined to commit not to collaborate with Chinese government scientists in the future, insisting that “we have always been careful.”
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A Harvard-led team is launching a new project to search for physical evidence of aliens and their technology
Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is leading the Galileo Project, a program that will search for signs of extraterrestrial life and alien technology.
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Consciousness is the same as existence, Chopra explains.
Hydroponic farming used to be an answer to a problem few were aware of. Before global warming, growing food demands, care for the environment and water use became hot-button topics around the globe, most were utterly content with traditional farming methods. AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: AGRI) has been ahead of the curve and continues to set the pace in nontraditional farming alternatives. Vancouver, British Columbia-based AgriFORCE has dedicated its extensive intellectual property to
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The FAA set new rules concerning the Commercial Space Astronaut Wings Program as Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos flew to space last week.
Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contract. The specific contract in question relates to developing a lunar lander for the Human Landing System program, which aims to return humans to the moon for the first time since the Apollo days. NASA announced in April 2020 that Blue Origin, SpaceX and Dynetics were chosen for the initial phase of the contract, and it was thought that the competition would likely be whittled down to two final companies to build lunar landers.
Reusable rocket startup iRocket has entered into a new partnership with NASA in its quest to reach commercialization in just two years. The partnership will give iRocket access to testing facilities and engineering support, chiefly at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Access to NASA facilities also means access to test stands — crucial infrastructure that provides controlled conditions for engine testing.
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The OFT-2 mission will send the uncrewed spacecraft to the International Space Station.
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SPACE DANCE: A Russian cosmonaut films a module undocking from the International Space Station.
DASH Systems, the Los Angeles-based FreightTech startup using precision airdrops to expand the reach of next-day delivery, announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept Alaska expedition this month. A partnership with the Office of Naval Research and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks saw DASH's Cessna 208 fly over 7,000 miles and place precision-guided pods on helipad-sized drop zones across the state. Locations included HAARP (the military's High-frequency Active Auroral Research P
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Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities
Swimming offers a host of beneficial effects on the brain. Stanislaw Pytel/Stone via Getty ImagesIt’s no secret that aerobic exercise can help stave off some of the ravages of aging. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming might provide a unique boost to brain health. Regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming may also help repair damage from stress and forge new neural connections in the brain. But scientists are still
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In one sense, the world got lucky with the new coronavirus. By sheer chance, scientists just happened to have spent years studying coronaviruses, developing exactly the tools needed to make COVID vaccines as soon as the virus’ genetic sequence was published. But what will happen if the next pandemic comes from a virus that causes Lassa fever, or from the Sudan strain of Ebola, or from a Nipah virus? Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is prom
(Reuters) -As scientists gather online to finalize a long-awaited update on global climate research, recent extreme weather events across the globe highlight the need for more research on how it will play out, especially locally. "Global warming was well projected, but now you see it with your own eyes," said Corinne Le Quere, a climate scientist at the University of East Anglia. "It's not so much that climate change itself is proceeding faster than expected -- the warming is right in line with model predictions from decades ago," said climate scientist Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University.