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Government Denies Blue Origin"s Challenge To NASA"s Lunar Lander Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk's SpaceX. CNBC reports: "NASA did not violate proc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 31st, 2021

Why Deliveries Are So Slow

Americans are habitually unattuned to the massive and profoundly human apparatus that brings us basically everything in our lives. Much of the country's pandemic response has treated us as somehow separate from the rest of the world and the challenge.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 56 min. ago

Life support cooked up from lunar rocks

Engineers have successfully shown how water and oxygen can be extracted by cooking up lunar soil, in order to support future Moon bases. A laboratory demonstrator, developed by a consortium of the Politecnico Milano, the European Space Agency, the It.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 56 min. ago

An experimental loop for simulating nuclear reactors in space

Nuclear thermal propulsion, which uses heat from nuclear reactions as fuel, could be used one day in human spaceflight, possibly even for missions to Mars. Its development, however, poses a challenge. The materials used must be able to withstand high.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 24 min. ago

US projections on drought-hit Colorado River grow more dire

The U.S. government released projections Wednesday that indicate an even more troubling outlook for a river that serves 40 million people in the American West......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

Intel to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new fabs on September 24

Intel is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two new fabs in Arizona on September 24. Company CEO Pat Gelsinger and local government officials will participate in the ceremony to mark what Intel claims is the largest p.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Judge Releases Redacted Lunar Lander Lawsuit From Bezos" Blue Origin Against NASA-SpaceX Contract

ytene writes: As reported by CNBC, the US Court of Federal Claims has released a redacted version of the lawsuit, filed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, in a complaint against NASA. Earlier this year, the agency had awarded a $2.9 billion contract to Spac.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 24 min. ago

Apple denies Fortnite a return to the App Store

Apple will not allow Fortnite back on its devices until its legal battle with the video game's maker, Epic Games, has fully concluded, potentially delaying the game's return to iPhones by several years......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA"s NIAC Program Gives a Sneak Peek at the Future of Space Travel

As the agency develops plans for exploring the moon and Mars, it's seeking cutting-edge research that could turn science fiction into reality......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA finds 2021 Arctic summer sea ice 12th-lowest on record

Sea ice in the Arctic appears to have hit its annual minimum extent on Sept. 16, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer. The summertime extent is the 12th-lowest in the satellite record, according to scientists at the NASA-sup.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

UK Publishes 10-Year Plan To Become "AI Superpower," Seeking To Rival US and China

New submitter iarlakd writes: The U.K. government on Wednesday released its 10-year plan to make the country a global "artificial intelligence superpower," seeking to rival the likes of the U.S. and China. The so-called "National Artificial Intellige.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA"s James Webb Space Telescope Is About to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

NASA"s InSight finds three big marsquakes, thanks to solar-panel dusting

On Sept. 18, NASA's InSight lander celebrated its 1,000th Martian day, or sol, by measuring one of the biggest, longest-lasting marsquakes the mission has ever detected. The temblor is estimated to be about a magnitude 4.2 and shook for nearly an hou.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Lithuania Says Throw Away Chinese Phones Due To Censorship Concerns

Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities. From a report: Flagsh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Webb telescope to explore forming planetary systems

Planetary systems take millions of years to form, which introduces quite a challenge for astronomers. How do you identify which stage they are in, or categorize them? The best approach is to look at lots of examples and keep adding to the data we hav.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

The Nail-Biting Journey of NASA"s James Webb Space Telescope Is about to Begin

Before it can study the first stars and galaxies, the observatory must endure a sea voyage, a rocket launch and an all-or-nothing deployment sequence in deep space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Foxconn eyes EV market in Thailand

Foxconn Electronics and Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT), an energy company owned and operated by the Thai government, will establish a joint venture for developing and producing electric vehicles (EVs) in Thailand, with Southeast Asia to be the.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

India roundup: Government to subsidize EVs

India has finally released the long-awaited PLI for automotive, while a unicorn e-scooter maker has announced 100% female participation in its gigafactory......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

US Committee Is Reviewing Zoom"s $14.7 Billion Deal For Five9 On National-Security Grounds

A U.S. government committee is reviewing Zoom's agreement to acquire cloud contact center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion on national-security grounds. CNBC reports: According to a letter dated Aug. 27, the Federal Communications Commission.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

Lithuania's Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

AT&T launches 5G-powered AR program Game View within the WNBA app

AT&T's 5G Game Zone app gives WNBA stats in real-time using augmented reality technology......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021