The Space Center said funds would go towards school field trip programs and student's access to an extensive space artifact collection.
- The Week
The 'potential silver lining' to a breakthrough COVID-19 infection
Researchers in Germany have found new evidence that crows are able to process the concept of zero, putting them in a small, "elite" group of animals. The post Scientists Find Crows Have a Concept of the Number Zero appeared first on Nerdist.
- USA TODAY
The Galileo Project, led by Harvard University, is seeking to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and technology.
- LA Times
As a Caltech professor apologizes for damaging an ancient Native American petroglyph site, a movement grows against scientific intrusion.
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After resolving multiple problems, Russian flight controllers cleared the way for Thursday's arrival of the new Nauka lab module.
- The Conversation
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 email@example.com. 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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Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field protect us from harmful space radiation, but passengers bound for Mars will lose that protection. For example, radiations from energetic particles ejected from the sun behave very differently than cosmic rays from outside our galaxy. Enough to be of concern, according to Athanasios Petridis, a physicist from Drake University in Des Moines.
- Washington Examiner
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.”
- The Telegraph
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
- Business Insider
A Virgin Galactic ticket holder who met Blue Origin passenger Wally Funk at parties said the 82-year-old had 'the energy of 6,000 labradors'
Caroline Freeland, who bought a Virgin Galactic space ticket, said she met 82-year-old Wally Funk at astronaut parties and talks.
SEATTLE (Reuters) -Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the U.S. space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the moon. NASA in April awarded rival billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX https://www.reuters.com/technology/spacex-wins-us-contract-spacecraft-send-astronauts-moon-washington-post-2021-04-16 a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2024, rejecting bids from Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics.
- Business Insider
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.
- USA TODAY
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
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.
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The OFT-2 mission will send the uncrewed spacecraft to the International Space Station.
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.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Spaceflight is an engineering problem that can be solved by throwing money at it; you can't say the same for poverty or climate change.
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
- The New York Times
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