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    THERE can’t have been many better places to watch Jude Bellingham’s emergence as a World Cup star than the canteen at Birmingham City’s training ground. At the club where England’s new midfield sensation started his career — and with some of the players who helped to mould him. 3Jude Bellingham takes on Harry Kane in training as England rev up for taking on the USA in their second group on Friday eveningCredit: Getty 3Jude Bellingham was a roaring success for Birmingham after becoming their youngest player ever with his debut aged 16 years and 38 daysCredit: PA Myself and the rest of the Blues players had just finished our first day back at work after a nine-day break when England kicked off their campaign against Iran on Monday. Although I’m a lifelong Bluenose, I didn’t join the club until after Jude left but it was an education to listen to those lads who knew him well, talking about his development. I was watching the game with senior pros like Harlee Dean and Lukas Jutkiewicz, who played alongside young Jude during his one...
    By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new moon rocket sprang another dangerous fuel leak Saturday, forcing launch controllers to call off their second attempt this week to send a crew capsule into lunar orbit with test dummies. The inaugural flight is now off for weeks, if not months. The previous try on Monday at launching the 322-foot (98-meter) Space Launch System rocket, the most powerful ever built by NASA, was also troubled by hydrogen leaks, though they were smaller. That was on top of leaks detected during countdown drills earlier in the year. After the latest setback, mission managers decided to haul the rocket off the pad and into the hangar for further repairs and system updates. Some of the work and testing may be performed at the pad before the rocket is moved. Either way, several weeks of work will be needed, according to officials. With a two-week launch blackout period looming in just a few days, the rocket is now grounded until late September or October. NASA will work around a high-priority SpaceX astronaut flight...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, plans to step down from his roles running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advising the White House as its chief medical advisor at the end of the year, he announced Monday. Fauci has become a household fixture during the Covid-19 pandemic, battling back misinformation, sometimes from the highest levels of government. His steadfast commitment to science, challenging former President Donald Trump on everything from the use of  hydroxychloroquine to mask mandates, made him a quasi-celebrity in the process. The 81-year-old has advised seven U.S. presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan through the HIV/AIDS epidemic, West Nile virus, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, various bird influenza threats, Ebola, Zika and, most recently, Covid and monkeypox. Fauci, who also runs the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, said has no intentions of retiring. "After more than 50 years of government service, I plan to pursue...
    Until the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, vaccinology had fallen off a cliff. Not only were pharmaceutical companies and scientists failing to bring vaccines to market, but the time that it took to do so was measured in decades, not years—and certainly not months. That was all upended by the sudden global demand for protection against the morbid damage the SARS-CoV-2 virus wreaked on our bodies. With millions of lives and billions of dollars at stake, a slew of pharmaceutical companies including Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson did the impossible: they delivered highly effective COVID-19 vaccines in under one year. It was as close to a miracle as science produces. And it was done, not by coincidence, by private companies with a fiduciary duty to maximize profits for their shareholders, and a fervent desire to be first to market. That record-breaking sprint to the finish line provided our species with a massive boost in protection in fighting COVID-19. While the U.S. death toll crossed the 1 million mark this month, the rapid distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is believed to have...
    By: Patrick Damp/KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Changes could be coming to the North Shore. READ MORE: UPMC Children's Hospital Raises Flag To Celebrate 'Donate Life Month'The Carnegie Science Center is reportedly in “very preliminary” talks about bringing apartments to a portion of its property. READ MORE: Month Of March Saw Wildly Fluctuating Temperatures, Weather Patterns In PittsburghAccording to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, discussions have taken place with Walnut Capital about redeveloping the 450-space parking lot next to Heinz Field to include apartments. While the talks are still preliminary, the science center has reportedly been looking at ways to develop that lot for several years. MORE NEWS: Gunshot Wound Victim Taken To Hospital, Condition UnknownHowever, Walnut Capital and the science center do not have an idea of how many units would be created, should the plan go forward.
      Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 response coordinator is an academic physician who has mocked early treatment of the virus and has said he considers Dr. Anthony Fauci to be a personal role model. Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, is a familiar face to those who get their news about the coronavirus from CNN and other cable and network news shows. “Dr. Jha is one of the leading public health experts in America, and a well known figure to many Americans from his wise and calming public presence,” Biden said during his announcement of Jha’s appointment March 17. “And as we enter a new moment in the pandemic – executing on my National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and managing the ongoing risks from COVID – Dr. Jha is the perfect person for the job,” Biden added. In response, Jha tweeted Biden “has spoken the truth about this virus,” and that his COVID-19 policies have been “based on science.” This President has spoken the truth about this virus Has prioritized policies based on science and evidence...
    New York (CNN Business)In August 2019, when a Facebook employee typed "climate change" into the platform's search bar, the auto-fill suggestions that popped up included "climate change debunked" and "climate change is a hoax." The results prompted the employee to ask in a post on the company's internal site: "Do our policies combatting the spread of misinformation on Facebook apply to climate denialism?" More than a year later, in January 2021, a Facebook employee noted a similar concern when searching for "climate change" on the social network's video-on-demand service, Facebook Watch. The second result, according to the employee, was a video titled "Climate Change Panic is not based on facts." The video had been posted nine days earlier and already had 6.6 million views, according to another internal post. These examples were flagged by Facebook (FB) employees on the company's internal site, according to documents reviewed by CNN Business. These were part of the hundreds of internal company documents included as evidence to support disclosures made to the Securities and Exchange Commission and provided to Congress in redacted form by...
    South Korea today failed to launch a test load of a launch vehicle into Earth orbit. This was announced by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The launcher was developed and built entirely in South Korea. Nuri, also known as the KSLV-II or Korean Satellite Launch Vehicle II, is a three-stage liquid fuel rocket. The Colossus weighs over 200 tons and is 47.2 meters long. The launch vehicle took twelve years to build and cost 1. 1.46 billion. She took off at 10:00 a.m. Belgian time from the Narrow space base near South Cohen. The launcher reached the required altitude of 700 km as planned and the 1.5 ton fake satellite was disassembled. But according to the South Korean Space Research Center, the third phase came to a halt too early and had very little speed to reach a stable orbit. Both the rocket position and the pseudo-satellite crashed to the ground, indirectly burning into the atmosphere. “Unfortunately, we have not fully achieved our goal,” President Moon said. Still, the South Korean...
    Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan said he is a 'firm believer in science' and that he backed the National Basketball Association's (NBA) stance on Covid-19 vaccinations ahead of the new season starting on October 19. The topic of unvaccinated players across the league has dominated discussions in the lead-up to the season opener, with Brooklyn Nets' guard Kyrie Irving the most high profile player to opt out of vaccination.  The NBA does not require its players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to play but referees and other staff who have close contact with players are required to be fully vaccinated to continue in their roles.    But the league - who have said 95 per cent of players have taken at least one vaccine - have also ensured unvaccinated players must comply with a long list of restrictions to play in games and take part in team activities such as practice. For six-time champion and Hall of Famer Jordan, who played 13 seasons with the Bulls and currently owns the Charlotte Hornets, said he was not concerned by the league's protocols. Michael...
    By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Star Trek’s Captain Kirk is rocketing into space this month — boldly going where no other sci-fi actors have gone. Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Monday that William Shatner will blast off from West Texas on Oct. 12. At age 90, Shatner will become the oldest person in space. He’ll join three others — two of them paying customers — aboard a Blue Origin capsule. It will be the company’s second launch with a crew. Bezos was on the debut flight in July, along with his brother and the youngest and oldest to fly in space. Shatner will break that upper threshold by six years. “I’ve heard about space for a long time now. I’m taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle,” Shatner said in a statement. Also flying with Shatner: a former NASA engineer who founded a nanosatellite company; the co-founder of a software company specializing in clinical research; and a Blue Origin employee. The up-and-down space hop will last 10 minutes and reach...
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic has focused attention on the role of science in society like never before -- and the pace of scientific discovery has been blistering. The greatest minds in physics, chemistry and medicine will be honored when the Nobel Prizes, the pinnacle of scientific achievement, are announced next week. The winners (who aren't told beforehand) find themselves catapulted into instant celebrity, their discoveries thrust from academic obscurity, Googled and discussed. While predicting who will win a Nobel Prize is famously difficult -- the short list is secret, as are the nominators, and documents revealing the juicy details are sealed from public view for 50 years, here are some Nobel-worthy candidates and the life-changing discoveries they have made. Vaccine scienceThe Lasker Awards and Breakthrough Prizes (the latter founded by founded by Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg), often seen as precursors to a Nobel Prize, were given in 2021 to the scientists whose work was crucial for the development of Covid-19 vaccines. Read MoreThe Lasker went to Katalin Karikó, a senior vice president at BioNTech based in Germany, and...
    08/23/2021 at 6:32 PM CEST Researchers from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in the United States have discovered and detailed in a new study the action of a “prediction machine” in the human brain, responsible for processing information received from the environment to anticipate what will happen later in certain situations. According to a press release, the brain mechanism is also capable of “Clean up” confusing data and complex structures, so that it is possible to cope with the reality of the world without getting lost in its labyrinths. The research has been published recently in the journal Psychological Science. To understand the process, the studio develops an analogy with the musical experience. When a musical phrase has an uncertain or unresolved quality, our brain automatically predicts how the melody will end: researchers suggest that the human brain considers what has happened before to anticipate what comes next, in a predictive and anticipatory quality that applies to different stimuli. One step ahead The brain is constantly one step ahead and matches expectations with what is...
    Emily Marsh (R) who appears in the 'Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: Time Bubble Tour' coming to David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 29, 2021. A Joel Hodgson-less, live version of Mystery Science Theater 3000 is making its way to downtown Tampa next year. Tickets to see the “Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: Time Bubble Tour” at David A. Straz Center’s Ferguson Hall on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 are on sale now and start at $39.50. It’s worth noting that none of the human characters from the show itself will be onstage. Everyone’s favorite snarky robot duo, Tom Servo and Crow will be present, though—as well as GPC (formerly “Gypsy”), who will most likely appear during host segments in between the film to be shown and riffed on: 1985’s “Making Contact.” In Joel’s place will be Emily Marsh, who only recently joined the MST3K team, mainly for tours and live stream events. The good news is that MST3K is not only being celebrated for nostalgia and old times on this tour. Following two...
    Many of New York City’s once-vaunted private schools are hunting for the next generation of woke educators to preach the gospel of anti-racism and critical race theory, a review of job applications by The Post shows. Leading the way is Ethical Culture Fieldston School, which is on the market for a ballet instructor "committed to challenging Western dance forms and the hierarchical and pedagogical practices that often center whiteness in dance classrooms and on stages," according to a job description posted to the school’s website. CALIFORNIA'S GOP REPS PUSH BACK ON STATE'S CONTROVERSIAL ‘EQUITY IN MATH’ PROGRAM Even science at Fieldston — a Bronx institution where tuition is $55,510 a year — has not been spared the progressive mandate. A posting seeking an upper school biology teacher said applicants should have "an understanding of and commitment to cultural competency, and how to support a diverse student population, especially through teaching more inclusive science curricula." A rep for Fieldston did not respond to a request asking for clarification about what an "inclusive science curricula" was. STEM subjects face a similar wokening...
    A team of scientists is reportedly working to obtain the sharpest pictures ever taken of the Cascadia subduction zone – a fault line that runs for seven hundred miles off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.   The subduction zone, which has been the site of some of North America's largest earthquakes and the Earth's past "megathrust" earthquakes, has been strangely quiet, with almost no seismic activity detected. JAPANESE RESEARCHER DIG DEEPEST OCEAN HOLE IN HISTORY To investigate Cascadia's Oregon and British Columbia portion and the reason for this lull, researchers – including students – from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of Washington, Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have boarded Columbia University's R/V Marcus G. Langseth for the weeks-long expedition funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Science technicians are also present to help operate the seismic equipment as well as marine mammal observers and the Langseth's officers and crew. "During our cruise, we are using sound to probe under the seafloor looking for the megathrust fault...
    More On: Coronavirus California churches win $2M in legal fees in COVID closure lawsuits Fauci finally admits COVID-19 may have come from a ‘lab leak’ after his emails exposed Sen. Paul: Fauci emails prove he knew of Wuhan gain-of-function research Flipping Fauci: Emails show he constantly changed mind on wearing masks to fight COVID The new White House science adviser wants to have a vaccine ready to fight the next pandemic in just about 100 days after recognizing a potential viral outbreak. In his first interview after being sworn in Wednesday, Eric Lander painted a rosy near future where a renewed American emphasis on science not only better prepares the world for the next pandemic with plug-and-play vaccines, but also changes how medicine fights disease and treats patients, curbs climate change and further explores space. He even threw in a “Star Trek” reference. “This is a moment in so many ways, not just health, that we can rethink fundamental assumptions about what’s possible and that’s true of climate and energy and many areas,” Lander told The Associated Press. Lander took his oath of...
    Elon Muskin’s company SpaceX is reported to be launching rockets from the sea soon. Musk also announced that the rocket could be launched from a space shuttle at sea early next year. This is the first time a private company has launched a rocket from the sea. SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft will be tested at sea to travel to Mars and the Moon. Launches at sea are often aimed at starship tests. It is believed that this very challenging experiment on land can be carried out at sea without any worries. Musk revealed on social media that Timos, also known as Spaceport, is currently under construction. Musk said he expects to be able to launch rockets from the sea by 2022. Musk tweeted that next year’s Ocean Spaceport Timos will be under construction. The private space agency is said to have purchased two oil rigs last year to shift launch pads and landing sites to the sea for tests of the next-generation spacecraft for space travel. They are named for two red moons, Phobos and Timos. English Summary: SpaceX may launch...
    (CNN)Try to imagine for a moment, if you will, what it must be like to walk in space. After suiting up, you step outside the airlock. The International Space Station, nearly the length of an American football field, dwarfs you. Its exterior will be your workspace for the next six-and-a-half hours.Planet Earth appears before you in its entirety, glowing against the dark vastness. Stars with names like 342843 Davidbowie and 3834 Zappafrank glint all around you; you're in good company. Surrounded by the universe and cradled by a lack of gravity, you can see everything. It's no wonder that astronauts who have been to space have said being there is "a little bit of an addiction" and want to return as much as they can.Defying gravityRead MoreSpacewalks are part of life on the space station. The lab orbiting Earth requires routine maintenance, upgrades and sometimes, emergency repairs -- and it offers astronauts a chance to go outside. With nine spacewalks to his name, NASA astronaut Mike Fincke aims to add one or two more on his next mission, launching later...
    (CNN)Astronomer Carl Sagan famously once said that "we're made of star stuff."It's a beautiful thought that the material dispersed throughout the universe when stars explode came together to form something else: life. But our own lives are too brief to watch star birth unfold. This incredible process can take tens of millions of years.For the first time, however, scientists have offered us a glimpse inside it. The result shows the mind-blowing magnificence of what happens when science and art come together.Read MoreAcross the universeThe realistic and colorfully mesmerizing simulation, developed by a team of scientists, is called STARFORGE, or Star Formation in Gaseous Environments. It models an entire gas cloud that serves as stellar nursery. This is where stars are born.The model serves as a trippy stellar exploration for viewers, but scientists want to use it to better understand the intricacies of star formation. Stars serve vital roles, yet their beginnings remain something of a mystery. And the more we understand stars, the more we learn about ourselves, too.Dig thisA silver coin dating back about 400 years has been unearthed...
    (CNN)Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest.Each day, we're weaving the story that will remain once we're gone. These imprints left behind, however small, are what we use to learn about our ancient ancestors.All of the insights collected from the past illustrate the evolution of humanity over thousands of years, something we can't help but be curious about because it's human nature to wonder. Bones and artifacts like stone tools aren't always there to contribute to this narrative. Now, however, dirt can help tell the tale, too. To borrow a lyric from the band Kansas, it's true that "all we are is dust in the wind." But at least that dust is telling our story. Read MoreWe are familyThat's right: The story of Neanderthals and extinct humans is coming from the very dirt in the caves where they lived. Scientists are extracting human DNA from cave sediments in Europe and Siberia and even learning about enigmatic Denisovans, an early human population with only a few bone fragments as evidence of their existence. These new insights provide a...
    ABC7 News reporter Kate Larsen sat down for a rare interview, with Dr. David Kessler, who co-chaired the Biden-Harris transitions' COVID-19 Advisory Board and is now chief science officer for the Biden administration's COVID response.Kate Larsen: "What is it like working with President Biden and Vice President Harris?"Dr. David Kessler: "It's been as intense as one could imagine. It's been 24/7 ."RELATED: Pfizer and BioNTech begin application for full FDA approval of their COVID-19 vaccineKessler says President Biden is focused on helping the American people, "how do I get shots in arms? How do I bring this country back? How do I relieve the pain and suffering that everyone has endured? It's just been a true pleasure, a privilege and honor. We have more work to do."Herd immunity:Kessler, former dean of UCSF's medical school, says he's not sure herd immunity is on the horizon, in terms of eliminating transmission. "I am concerned this virus is going to be with us for some time."He's the former dean of UCSF's medical school and weighed in on several prominent UCSF physician's assertions this...
    When the next pandemic hits — and sorry, yes, there will be a next pandemic — what wisdom will we have gleaned from the drama and trauma of COVID-19? “One of the things that we don’t appreciate very much until it happens is that new infectious diseases have emerged throughout the history of our civilization — they’re doing it now and they will always do it,” a reflective Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference as he contemplated “pandemic lessons learned” on April 6. A century ago, there was influenza. Then came HIV. Ebola. Zika. H1N1. COVID-19. “At the end of the day, the lessons you learn about mistakes that have been made, miscalculations that have been made — it’s very much like war. When you go into a war you have a battle plan, and then when the bombs start going off and the bullets start flying, the plan doesn’t mean very much,” he said. “It’s the same with an outbreak. You really need to be...
    In this article NPAUUAST's corporate headquarters and high-volume manufacturing facility in Midland, TexasAST & ScienceSatellite-to-smartphone broadband company AST & Science expects to close its SPAC merger next week, the company said on Thursday. Its stock will trade on the Nasdaq. Last year, the company announced plans to merge with special purpose acquisition company New Providence, which trades under ticker NPA. Stockholders voted on Thursday to approve the transaction, with the closing expected "on or about April 6," or next Tuesday. The combined company of AST & Science and New Providence will be known as AST Space Mobile, and will trade under the ticker ASTS. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
    NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover took its first test drive on Mars Thursday, covering about 21 feet of the extraterrestrial landscape, the space agency said. The mobility test is one of many milestones to check off Perseverance’s do-to list, as team members calibrate every system and instrument on the rover. When scientists decide all systems are go, it will begin regularly driving the length of several football fields at a time. “When it comes to wheeled vehicles on other planets, there are few first-time events that measure up in significance to that of the first drive,” said Anais Zarifian, Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mobility test bed engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. “This was our first chance to ‘kick the tires’ and take Perseverance out for a spin. The rover’s six-wheel drive responded superbly. We are now confident our drive system is good to go, capable of taking us wherever the science leads us over the next two years.” The drive lasted about 33 minutes, as the rover negotiated turns and backed up into a...
    The president of the United States, Joe Biden, indicated that, once his government manages to defeat the covid-19 pandemic, start a research process to end cancer « As we know it. » After a tour of Pfizer’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the US president assured that his administration would be guided by science, in order to save and improve the lives of his population. “I want you to know that once we defeat covid-19, we will do everything possible to end cancer as we know it. I have asked Dr. Eric Landes, a renowned scientist from Harvard and MIT, to co-chair the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, ”he said. After the announcement, Biden pointed out that these offices of the White House that brings together the most prominent scientists in the United States to meet the most urgent scientific needs. In addition, he argued that the priority of beating cancer will be similar to the development of an initiative of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA for its...
    PASADENA (KABC) -- Two Pasadena brothers want to inspire future generations of Black students to invent and create. During Black History Month, they want kids to realize the opportunities for success in science, engineering and technology careers.Every day we see people popping in those wireless headphones to play music or talk on the phone. Well listen to this... two Pasadena brothers invented the technology, that's being used around the world.Earl and Cedric Woolfork own and operate One-E-Way, an electronic company headquartered here in Southern California. And years ago they invented the high quality wireless music that powers Bluetooth... an idea that came to them on the Santa Monica Stairs."I'd see people going up and down exercising, and the cord was not only a nuisance but it was also potentially dangerous. So I said there's got to be a better way to replace the cord. And not just replace it. But replace it with high quality powered music," said Earl Woolfork.At the time Earl was studying electrical engineering at USC."I said wow there's got to be a better solution here," said...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After closing again when the coronavirus pandemic worsened back in November, the Museum of Science and Industry announced Thursday that it will be reopening to the public next month. The museum at 57th and Lake Shore drives will reopen on Sunday, March 7 with the exhibition “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” – which has been extended to run through Oct. 24. MSI members will get exclusive first access during member days on March 4-6. RELATED: Cook County Sheriffs Police Apprehend Shooting Suspect In Maywood After Escape Is Held Up By Passing Freight Train Marvel Super Hero Exhibit (Supplied by Museum of Science and Industry) “We’re excited to invite everyone to safely explore science with us again, and are thrilled to offer an incredible experience as soon as we reopen our doors with ‘Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,’” Chevy Humphrey, president and chief executive officer of the MSI, said in a news release. “Keeping the exhibition at MSI for a longer time offers even more opportunities for guests to plan their visit when they feel ready.” RELATED:...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 01/15/2021 3:16 pm Hangar 13, study responsible for Mafia III, is already working on a mysterious new project, and today, through multiple job openings, more details about his next game have been released. According to these job openings, the game is described as “a AAA cutting edge experience.” Previously, Andy Wilson, vice president of development, reported that it would not necessarily be the same gender as Mafia III, and one of these vacancies refers to a fantasy or science fiction game: “You love stories, you love creating stories. You have an appreciation for multiple genres (not just fantasy and science fiction). “ In the same way, it seems that this new game will have certain online components, since Hangar 13 you are looking for someone with experience in creating multiplayer functionalities. Obviously, this game will already be designed for the new generation of consoles and for now we have only to wait for new official details. Source: Twitter Six years after its original launch, Axiom Verge receives additional content...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three Southland residents were chosen to be among the 18 astronauts of NASA’s Artemis program, which is the space agency’s effort to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the team on Wednesday during the eighth National Space Council meeting at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “I give you the heroes who will carry us to the Moon and beyond — the Artemis generation,” Pence said. “It is amazing to think that the next man and first woman on the Moon are among the names … The Artemis team astronauts are the future of American space exploration — and that future is bright.” The Artemis team members from Southern California are: — Joseph Acaba, of Anaheim, who became a NASA astronaut in 2004. He has spent 306 days in space and performed three spacewalks. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology, as well as master’s degrees in geology and education. Before his career with NASA, Acaba taught high school science and middle school math and...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has named the 18 astronauts — half of them women — who will train for its Artemis moon-landing program. The first woman and next man on the moon will come from this elite group. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the astronauts Wednesday at the close of his final meeting as chairman of the National Space Council. The announcement was made at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, beneath one of only three remaining Saturn V moon rockets from the 1960s and 1970s Apollo program. “My fellow Americans, I give you the heroes of the future who will carry us back to the moon and beyond, the Artemis generation,” Pence told the small crowd, seated several feet apart from one another. Five of the astronauts — the only ones in attendance — walked onto the stage, waving and wearing masks. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stressed there would be more astronauts joining the group. NASA has 47 active astronauts. The space agency is aiming for a moon landing by 2024, although the chances of that...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of thousands in South Florida have cast ballots, in person and by mail. “Every so often, we get an election in which the outcome shapes the nature of government for the next generation,” Nova Southeastern University election expert Charles Zelden said. Zeldon explained why there’s a high turnout already. He said this election reminds him of Ronald Reagan versus Jimmy Carter. “The two candidates are clearly different. They stand for different approaches. The last time we had an election like this was 1980,” he said. RELATED: Campaign 2020 Voters Guide Fast forward to 2020, election leaders and law enforcement are also working to keep confidence in the voting process. Thursday, the Miami-Dade Police Homeland Security Bureau confirmed an investigation into a letter reported by a Kendall homeowner. It’s directed toward a Trump supporter and said if the president doesn’t concede, make sure they have fire damage coverage on their home. Also to prepare for civil war. No word if this is credible and who’s responsible. Also Thursday, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man for disorderly...
    What does the future hold? In our new series “Imagining the Next Future,” News Brig explores the new era of science fiction — in movies, books, TV, games, and beyond — to see how storytellers and innovators are imagining the next 10, 20, 50, or 100 years during a moment of extreme uncertainty. Follow along as we deep dive into the great unknown. For an artist whose work has so far focused on alternate histories, Simon Stålenhag’s journey to notoriety has been a decidedly modern one. He credits our sister publication, The Verge, for bringing his art into the public eye way back in 2013. If you haven’t been part of the crowdfunding campaigns for his several art books, you may instead recognize his work from the Amazon Prime television series, Tales from the Loop. Now Stålenhag is out with a new book project, titled The Labyrinth, which is also up for pre-order on Kickstarter. News Brig sat down to interview the musician, author, artist, and director to discuss that effort — and his next next book, working title Europa...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday he can’t assure New Yorkers that the coronavirus-ravaged Big Apple will be “back to normal” — even by next summer. “My hope is you’ll see a vaccine by spring and it is distributed and people are vaccinated by a late point in the spring, hopefully the latest, maybe even sooner,” de Blasio said during a conference call with reporters. “And then that season when you see a lot of the big events in the summer that we will be back to normal,” said Hizzoner, explaining, “That’s my hope, but I don’t want to assure anything until we get a lot closer.” De Blasio made the comments while responding to a reporter’s question about whether street fairs will come back to the city next year. Street fairs and parades in the Big Apple were nixed after the coronavirus crisis struck the city back in March. The mayor said he wants street fair organizers “to understand like all the folks who have the great events in this city — our goal is to see them back...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he can’t assure New Yorkers that the coronavirus-ravaged Big Apple will be “back to normal” — even by next summer. “My hope is you’ll see a vaccine by spring and it is distributed and people are vaccinated by a late point in the spring, hopefully the latest, maybe even sooner,” de Blasio said during a conference call with reporters. “And then that season when you see a lot of the big events in the summer that we will be back to normal,” said Hizzoner, explaining, “That’s my hope, but I don’t want to assure anything until we get a lot closer.” De Blasio made the comments while responding to a reporter’s question about whether street fairs will come back to the city next year. Street fairs and parades alike in the Big Apple were nixed after the coronavirus crisis plagued the city back in March. The mayor said he wants street fair organizers “to understand like all the folks who have the great events in this city — our goal is to see...
    An employee fits a battery pack under a Tesla Model S automobile on the final assembly at the Tesla Motors factory.Jasper Juinen | Bloomberg | Getty Images The future of the auto industry may boil down to the difference made by a single letter: R. As in, the difference between a lithium-ion battery, like those found in today's electric vehicles made by Tesla and others, and the lithium-iron phosphate batteries coming soon to market. As Elon Musk's Tesla has been talking up new battery technology development as part of the lead-up to the company's first-ever Battery Day for investors, Wall Street is buzzing about the difference the next generation of batteries may make. Vehicles with lithium-ion batteries, also used in cellphones, are expected to give way over the next few years to cars and trucks made with lithium-iron phosphate and other chemistries. This will cut costs, extend vehicle ranges to 400 miles or more between charges and enable batteries to last as long as 1 million miles. Reducing Tesla's own costs and spurring mass adoption of EVs remain critical priorities for Tesla,...
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