Science


Astronaut Peggy Whitson readyt to break spacewalk record
- April 01, 2017

United States astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record for the most spacewalks by a woman on Thursday as she and another astronaut floated outside the International Space Station to do preparation work for future installation of a new docking port. (more...)
NASA astronauts just lost a key piece of the International Space Station
- April 01, 2017

Whitson is a biochemistry doctorate and was the first woman commander of a space station in 2008. She accumulated enough spacewalking time to take the place of Sunita Williams. SpaceX and Boeing are now conceptualizing crew vehicles to send people to the International Space Station probably in the coming year, according to PRI . (more...)
President Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus again with a 2018 threat
- April 01, 2017

Not surprisingly, he did that with a tweet this morning , which read, The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team and fast; we must fight them and Dems in 2018. Whether he would work to fix Obama's law was a big question. SHAPIRO: There was a lot of focus on the divide within the Republican Party when President Obama was in the White House. (more...)
Spacewalkers lose piece of shielding, use patch instead
- April 01, 2017

A piece of important cloth shielding to guard against micrometeoroids floated away while the astronauts were at work. One of the shield segments being installed on a vacant port managed to escape its tether, floating away before the astronauts noticed. (more...)
Distracted-driving crashes increase statewide Distracted-driving crashes increase statewide
- April 01, 2017

Statewide, almost 150 law enforcement agencies (sheriff's offices, police departments, plus the Washington State Patrol) will be out in force looking for distracted drivers. Police across South Jersey are warning drivers to put the cell phone down and pay attention while on the road. If you're a passenger, hold the driver's phone. (more...)
SpaceX conducts historic launch, landing with 'used' rocket
- April 01, 2017

This is exactly the result SpaceX was hoping for when it set out to revolutionize space flight. With that said, an entirely new rocket has to be built for each and every mission, costing up to hundreds of millions worth of dollars. At the top of the 23-story rocket was SES-10, a communications satellite which will enable Luxembourg-based SES SA to improve delivery of television, internet and other services to Latin America. (more...)
Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend
- April 01, 2017

Several analysts have released their opinion on Applied Materials, Inc . The Relative Volume value measured for Applied Materials, Inc . Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in shares of Applied Materials by 126.0% in the third quarter. (more...)
World slams Netanyahu's new West Bank settlement plan
- April 01, 2017

This is the first new Jewish settlement the Israeli government has approved in Judea or Samaria since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. The White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, although it said that further settlement activity "does not help advance peace" and that it expects Israel to show restraint moving forward. (more...)
Little Badger Buries Entire Cow - on Camera Little Badger Buries Entire Cow - on Camera
- April 01, 2017

He adds that, in a world where science is trending toward big data, discovering this new animal behaviour speaks to the value of doing good old-fashioned natural history "in your own backyard". This is the first time a badger has been seen burying a carcass larger than itself. "Not to anthropomorphise too much, but he looks like a really really happy badger, rolling in the dirt and living the high life", said Buechley. (more...)
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches and gets recovered for the second time
- April 01, 2017

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared off a seaside launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center here today (March 30) on an unprecedented second mission to deliver a spacecraft into orbit, proving the booster's reusability. The launch is a big step for SpaceX . It was the company's sixth successful landing on a seaborne platform. Indeed, the company relies on them to offer customers cheaper space flights than the rest. (more...)
Senate panels advance Trump's picks for labor, agriculture Senate panels advance Trump's picks for labor, agriculture
- April 01, 2017

Lamar Alexander (R-TN), praised the nominee and said in a statement that he expects Acosta will have no trouble with the final step. He testified to committee members that "good jobs, safe jobs, should not be a partisan issue". The March 30 vote also comes a week after the HELP committee held a confirmation hearing for Acosta. It wasn't immediately known whether the Senate would schedule a full floor vote before a two-week recess that starts April 10. (more...)
NASA Astronaut Breaks Record For Most Spacewalks By A Woman
- April 01, 2017

NASA says there is no chance the International Space Station will be struck by a piece of thermal shielding that got away from spacewalking astronauts . A docking mechanism will be attached to the outboard end of the tunnel late this year or early next. Whitson started working with NASA in 1989, as a research biochemist, just six years after Sally Ride became the first American woman in space . (more...)
Debris shield floats away during spacewalk
- April 01, 2017

NASA is in the process of setting up a second docking port on the station to accommodate visits by commercial crew ferry ships being built by Boeing and SpaceX. Whitson now holds the record for the most spacewalks by a woman - eight - and the most accumulated spacewalking time for a woman - around 53 hours. (more...)
Privacy concern raised over search service on Verizon phones Privacy concern raised over search service on Verizon phones
- April 01, 2017

AppFlash is a Verizon-branded version of Evie Launcher , which people can already get through the Android app store. It claimed the service provider would use the app as a way to collect information, including individual mobile numbers, device identifiers, device type, operating system, location, and contact information. (more...)
The iPhone 8 might have a radar-like, new home button
- April 01, 2017

The video raises serious questions about the security of the new devices - and it seems that this isn't an isolated incident. Both variants have the same resolution, 2960 x 1440. But the fact that facial recognition is still an option to unlock your phone when it can easily be tricked is a bad move. Rumors have been swirling for a while now suggesting what the iPhone 8 from Apple may or may not have, and now we have some new ones to share. (more...)
Space Station Drama After Vital Micrometeorite Shielding Floats Away
- April 01, 2017

Whitson and her NASA crewmate, Shane Kimbrough , were also supposed to install four protective shields over the port where the PMA-3 gateway used to be attached. Thanks to her latest space mission, the oldest spacewoman in history have just set a new record. Ms. Williams may have a chance to retake her title, as she's slated to return to the ISS next year aboard either SpaceX's Dragon capsule or Boeing's Starliner. (more...)
Galaxy S8 may ship with Google's AI program
- April 01, 2017

Meanwhile, both phones also have a headphone jack and the fingerprint scanner placed at the rear. The new Gear VR and the Galaxy S8 will fire up the market on April 21. It launched a new app called Samsung Connect , which is a software hub (similar to Apple's Home app) which lets you control all the various smart products in your home. (more...)
U.S. internet providers can now sell search history
- April 01, 2017

The Senate passed the legislation on Thursday in a party-line vote , 50-48. Eckersley warned that the new resolution rolling back privacy protections essentially gives broadband providers the greenlight to "go full steam ahead and do maximum tracking". (more...)
Who gets to ask questions at the White House briefing?
- April 01, 2017

News reported on two stories, one from the New York Times and the Washington Post . Democratic sources on the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that staff were briefed on the alleged source of Nunes' information Wednesday, but could not independently confirm their identities. (more...)
Netanyahu set to approve first West Bank settlement for 20 years Netanyahu set to approve first West Bank settlement for 20 years
- April 01, 2017

The global community mostly views settlements in that territory illegal and an obstacle to peace. It will be the first entirely new settlement that an Israeli government has approved since 1991, the anti-settlement NGO Peace Now said . "It's a different world in the current White House", the officials said. That illegal settlement was destroyed in February after a court found it was built on privately owned Palestinian land. (more...)

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