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Alert: In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.
Technology
Published in 27-5-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.

Reference: www.chron.com
For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus
Technology
Published in 27-5-2020
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TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.

At a park in Titusville with a clear view of the Kennedy Space Center launch pad 15 miles away, hundreds of spectators sheltered from an off-and-on drizzle under tents and ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Trump, Pence tag-team battleground state for SpaceX launch
Technology
Published in 27-5-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) President Donald Trump is hoping the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade will give the nation’s spirit a boost after months of battling the coronavirus.

Amid uncertainty about whether the weather would allow for liftoff, Trump arrived on the Florida coast Wednesday under drizzly skies to mark the return of NASA astronaut laun ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch
Technology
Published in 27-5-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

Space veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were scheduled to ride into orbit aboard the brand-new Dragon capsule on top of a Fa ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-5-2020
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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
NASA exec resigns days before 1st astronaut launch in years
Technology
Published in 20-5-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) NASA’s chief of human exploration has resigned just days before the first astronaut launch in nearly a decade from Kennedy Space Center.

The space agency notified employees of the news Tuesday.

Douglas Loverro, whose resignation took effect Monday, joined NASA last October. He is a former Defense Department and National Reconnaissance Office manager, s ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data
Technology
Published in 20-5-2020
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are.

The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the imp ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
University of California completes fossil fuel divestment
Technology
Published in 20-5-2020
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LOS ANGELES (AP) The University of California announced Tuesday that it has divested from all fossil fuels, removing them from its $126-billion investment portfolio.

With 285,000 students, UC becomes the largest educational system in the nation to shed such assets in favor of renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Environmental goals were included in the university’s pu ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Astronauts arriving for NASA's 1st home launch in decade
Technology
Published in 20-5-2020
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA flew to Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight.

It will be the first time a private company, rather than a national government, sends astronauts into orbit.

NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken departed Houston aboard one of the sp ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-5-2020
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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
Virus delay, early ice melt challenge Arctic science mission
Technology
Published in 13-5-2020
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BERLIN (AP) They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn't part of the program.

Now dozens of scientists are waiting in quarantine for the all-clear to join a year-long Arctic research mission aimed at improving the models used for forecasting climate change, just as the expedition reaches a crucial phase.

For a while, t ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Slight earthquake rattles Rome awake, no damage known yet
Technology
Published in 13-5-2020
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ROME (AP) A slight earthquake rattled Romans awake early Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Italian geological institute gave the temblor a preliminary magnitude of 3.3. It said it struck at 5:03 a.m. with an epicenter in Fonte Nuova, a small town northeast of the capital in the province of Rome. Its depth was 11 kilometers (6 miles).

It came as It ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Our species might have reached Europe earlier than thought
Technology
Published in 13-5-2020
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Human bones from a Bulgarian cave suggest our species arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought, sharing the continent much longer with Neanderthals.

Scientists found four bone fragments and a tooth that detailed radiocarbon and DNA tests show are from four Homo sapiens, the oldest of which is dated to about 46,000 years ago, according to two studies published ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
US plans reimagine fighting wildfires amid crews' virus risk
Technology
Published in 13-5-2020
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) In new plans that offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews, it's not clear how officials will get the testing and equipment needed to keep firefighters safe in what’s expected to be a difficult fire season.

A U.S. group instead put together broad guidelines to consider when sending crews to b ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 13-5-2020
    569 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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