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NASA about to pull plug on Mars rover, silent for 8 months
Technology
Published in 13-2-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months, blocked sunlight from the spacecraft's solar panels. NASA said Tuesday it will issue a final series o ...>>
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Trump nominee's family company fined for sexual harassment
Technology
Published in 13-2-2019
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) AccuWeather, whose former CEO is President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the government weather forecasting and ocean science agency, agreed to pay $290,000 after female employees complained of sexual harassment. The family-run weather company's conciliation agreement was published in June after an investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Pr ...>>
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NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years on the red planet
Technology
Published in 13-2-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years on the red planet.
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NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years
Technology
Published in 13-2-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet. The six-wheeled vehicle that helped gather critical evidence that ancient Mars might have been hospitable to life was remarkably spry up until eight mont ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 13-2-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss of two-thirds of the region's glaciers by 2100, said the Hindu Kush ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Key West bans sale of sunscreens that harm coral reefs
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    601 Visits
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) City officials in Key West voted to ban sunscreens containing two ingredients that scientists have said are harmful to the coral reef ecosystem. In a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Key West City Commission banned the sale of sunscreens using oxybenzone and octinoxate beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Mayor Teri Johnston said it's the commission's "obligation" to protect the reef, wh ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    402 Visits
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-size satellites flew past the red planet, providing real-time updates to ground contro ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    498 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest ye ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    74 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    211 Visits
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss of two-thirds of the region's glaciers by 2100, said the Hindu Kush ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Key West bans sale of sunscreens that harm coral reefs
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    88 Visits
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) City officials in Key West voted to ban sunscreens containing two ingredients that scientists have said are harmful to the coral reef ecosystem. In a 6-1 vote Tuesday, the Key West City Commission banned the sale of sunscreens using oxybenzone and octinoxate beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. Mayor Teri Johnston said it's the commission's "obligation" to protect the reef, wh ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Tiny satellites fall silent after proving new tech at Mars
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    469 Visits
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the briefcase-size satellites flew past the red planet, providing real-time updates to ground contro ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    961 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest ye ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-2-2019
    368 Visits

According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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