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Blue Origin creates advisory board

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin is establishing a board of advisors, whose members include a former Air Force secretary and former NASA center directors, to guide the company on its long-term vision of space development. The company announced Dec. 1 it was establishing the seven-person board of advisors that will provide “strategic counsel on the company’s […]

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Solving a Cosmological Ghost Particle Mystery: Theory That Neutrinos Shape the Universe Validated

The effect that nearly massless, subatomic particles called neutrinos have on the formation of galaxies has long been a cosmological mystery—one that physicists have sought to measure since discovering the particles in 1956.  But an international research team including the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) Principal Investigator Naoki […]

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The Arecibo radio telescope’s massive hanging platform has collapsed

Ayer fue la última vez que visite esta belleza de lugar. Lamentablemente agonizaba. Aquí imágenes de ayer y hoy. pic.twitter.com/jWuAwtUc1sDecember 1, 2020 After two cable failures in the span of four months, Puerto Rico’s most venerable astronomy facility, the Arecibo radio telescope, has collapsed in an uncontrolled structural failure. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), […]

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New Ways to Store Energy: Electrochemical Technologies Can Help Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Fikile Brushett, an MIT associate professor of chemical engineering, leads a group dedicated to developing more efficient ways to store energy, including batteries that could be used to store the energy generated by wind and solar power. Credit: Jared Charney Fikile Brushett, an MIT associate professor of chemical engineering, had an unusual source of inspiration […]

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Taking out the trash: One man’s mission to tidy up the space environment

SpaceNews correspondent Leonard David talks with space environmentalist Moriba Jah Earth is encircled by derelict spacecraft, the remains of exploded rocket stages, and myriad bits of orbiting debris — from tiny chips of paint to the lingering leftovers of past but purposeful anti-satellite tests. Collectively, such high-speed clutter and other litter-causing activities heighten the risk […]

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COVID-19 Scientists Recognized With 2020 Golden Goose Award

The ninth annual Golden Goose Award ceremony on December 1, 2020 will recognize three teams of scientists whose research has greatly benefited society. Led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the award committee includes a bipartisan group of Congressional supporters and several science and higher education organizations. For its 2020 recipients, […]

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