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In selecting space leader, White House opts for policy chops over politics

Vice President Kamala Harris to host first National Space Council meeting this fall. Enlarge / Chirag Parikh, then-Microsoft Azure Space lead at Microsoft Corp., speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagAug 2nd, 2021

Earliest evidence of human activity found in the Americas

Footprints found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico provide the earliest unequivocal evidence of human activity in the Americas and offer insight into life over 23,000 years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Elon Musk says Inspiration4 crew had "challenges" with toilet, vows for bathroom upgrades

The private space flight, SpaceX, completed a historic mission with the first all-civilian flight crew last weekend. The four members of the Inspiration4 crew raised $200 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and helped prove SpaceX foun.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 55 min. ago

Test drives and cell phone shopping make or break car sales for U.S. Hispanics

Research shows that Hispanic car buyers prize in-person test drives and shop by phone, but brand reputation is less of a factor in selecting a car......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 56 min. ago

23,000-year-old footprints suggest people reached the Americas early

People may have walked along the shore of a lake in New Mexico 23,000 years ago. Footprints left behind in layers of clay and silt at New Mexico’s White Sands National Park may be between 23,000 and 21,000 years old. That’s based on radioca.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 28 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. 27 min. ago

Hubble snapshot of "molten ring" galaxy prompts new research

Hubble Space Telescope's glamor shots of the universe are so revealing they nearly always have a discovery behind them......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News8 hr. 27 min. ago

The EU wants Apple to ditch the Lightning port for USB-C by 2024

A new European Union policy could force Apple to finally switch to USB-C despite its stubborn stance on the proprietary Lightning port......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 28 min. ago

Chorus throws the laws of physics out the window — and that’s a good thing

Chorus is packed with exciting space combat and has plenty of shared DNA with Control to boot......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 28 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 News10 hr. 55 min. ago

Lake Maracaibo, lightning capital of the world

One firebolt after another illuminates a stilt-house settlement where the Catatumbo river flows into Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo, the lightning capital of the world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 55 min. ago

Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk

Advisors for the CDC will meet Thursday to set guidance on use of boosters. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The US Food and Drug Administration late Wedn.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 28 min. ago

TikTokers Are Trading Stocks By Copying What Members of Congress Do

TikTok users are watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress to help them determine which stocks to invest in. NPR reports: Among a certain community of individual investors on TikTok, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stock trading disc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 28 min. ago

Toyota plant leader to Senate panel: Worker-development policies are much needed

Leah Curry's testimony was delivered to members of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workforce Safety......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 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

Apple’s newest 10.2-inch iPad is already $30 off

Dealmaster also has Apple's MagSafe Charger, plenty of video games, and more. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a small but notable discount on Apple's new ninth-generation iPad, the 64GB Space Gray version of w.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated 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

Boeing still studying Starliner valve issues, with no launch date in sight

"The team's making great progress on further troubleshooting." Enlarge / Close-up of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule, white room attached, atop the mighty Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral's SLC-41. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) Nearly.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Would you buy this $1,000 Fortnite shirt or $1,200 Far Cry 6 watch?

In the case of the Fortnite shirt, it comes from Spanish luxury fashion house Balenciaga, headquartered in Paris. It partnered with Fortnite to create a line of shirts, jackets, and hats, all of which are brutally expensive......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Gigantic cavity in space sheds new light on how stars form

Astronomers analyzing 3D maps of the shapes and sizes of nearby molecular clouds have discovered a gigantic cavity in space......»»

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