Vigorous 2020 hurricane season breaks a record for storms
Climate Environment

Vigorous 2020 hurricane season breaks a record for storms

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Vigorous 2020 hurricane season breaks a record for storms
Climate Environment

Vigorous 2020 hurricane season breaks a record for storms

Hurricane scientists expected a busy Atlantic storm season. They got one. The National Weather Service announced the formation of Subtropical Storm Theta on Monday night, the “record-breaking 29th named storm” of the Atlantic hurricane season (tropical storms, which are organized cyclones with wind speeds of at least 39 mph, earn …

How an airborne NASA mission took flight, amid a pandemic
Climate Change

How an airborne NASA mission took flight, amid a pandemic

March 11, 2020, as you might remember, was a dark, unsettling day. After an NBA player tested positive for coronavirus, the league called players off an Oklahoma basketball court minutes before tipoff, and then promptly suspended the season. Tom Hanks revealed he tested positive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged. …

Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa
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Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa

Alphabet’s X ‘Moonshot Factory’ subsidiary has a lot of cutting edge projects in development, so it’s always exciting when one of them gets ready for real-world deployment. On Tuesday, X announced that its ‘Project Taara’ high-speed optical wireless broadband endeavor is working with internet provider Econet and its subsidiaries to …

How an airborne NASA mission took flight, amid a pandemic
Climate Change

How an airborne NASA mission took flight, amid a pandemic

March 11, 2020, as you might remember, was a dark, unsettling day. After an NBA player tested positive for coronavirus, the league called players off an Oklahoma basketball court minutes before tipoff, and then promptly suspended the season. Tom Hanks revealed he tested positive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged. …

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research
Aerospace

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research

NASA has announced 20 new partnerships with commercial space outfits, among them collaborations with SpaceX, Blue Origin and Rocket Lab. While no money will change hands, NASA will dedicate millions in personnel and other support to these test launches and developing technologies. The partnerships are NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity …

Icy moon Europa may glow in the dark, experiments suggest
Europa

Icy moon Europa may glow in the dark, experiments suggest

By replicating conditions that may be present on the surface of Europa, one of Jupiter’s dozens of moons, scientists found that this icy orb might glow. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) created glowing pieces of ice by freezing water and various water/salt solutions that are most likely to …

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research
Aerospace

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research

NASA has announced 20 new partnerships with commercial space outfits, among them collaborations with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Rocket Lab. While no money will change hands, NASA will dedicate millions in personnel and other support to these test launches and developing technologies. The partnerships are NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity …

Icy moon Europa may glow in the dark, experiments suggest
Europa

Icy moon Europa may glow in the dark, experiments suggest

By replicating conditions that may be present on the surface of Europa, one of Jupiter’s dozens of moons, scientists found that this icy orb might glow. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) created glowing pieces of ice by freezing water and various water/salt solutions that are most likely to …

Trump administration rushed to claim Pfizer's vaccine win. But that's not exactly true.
COVID-19

Trump administration rushed to claim Pfizer’s vaccine win. But that’s not exactly true.

The world got a bit of fantastic news on Monday: Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine looks incredibly promising.  The massive pharmaceutical company and its partner, BioNTech, announced its vaccine was 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 cases, which far surpassed expectations of a perhaps 60-70 percent effective vaccine. That is unequivocal great …