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Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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Meet your new but shy galactic neighbor: A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star.

European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye.

Of course, close is relative on the galactic scale. This black hole is about 1,000 light-years away and each light-year is 5.9 trillion ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Official: US must move ahead with nuclear weapons work
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A top nuclear security official says the U.S. must move ahead with plans to ramp up production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for increased production of the plutonium cores used in nuclear weapons. The work will be split between Los Alamos Nati ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Official: US must move ahead with nuclear weapons work
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A top nuclear security official says the U.S. must move ahead with plans to ramp up production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for increased production of the plutonium cores used in nuclear weapons. The work will be split between Los Alamos Nati ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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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
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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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
China launches trial version of latest spacecraft
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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BEIJING (AP) China launched a newly designed spacecraft on Tuesday as part of its program to build an orbiting space station, furthering its aspirations to rival the U.S., Russia and private companies in outer space exploration.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the unmanned spacecraft and its return capsule were flung into space aboard a Long March 5B rocket in its debut flight Tues ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
China plans to complete space station by 2022
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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BEIJING (AP) China plans to send four crewed space missions and the same number of cargo craft to complete work on its permanent space station within about two years, officials said after the launch of a newly designed spacecraft aboard the latest heavy-lift rocket.

The announcement by the country's crewed space program further cements China's aspirations to rival the U.S., Eu ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hints of more
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
    746 Visits

Meet your new but shy galactic neighbor: A black hole left over from the death of a fleeting young star.

European astronomers have found the closest black hole to Earth yet, so near that the two stars dancing with it can be seen by the naked eye.

Of course, close is relative on the galactic scale. This black hole is about 1,000 light-years away and each light-year is 5.9 trillion ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Official: US must move ahead with nuclear weapons work
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
    196 Visits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A top nuclear security official says the U.S. must move ahead with plans to ramp up production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for increased production of the plutonium cores used in nuclear weapons. The work will be split between Los Alamos Nati ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 6-5-2020
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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
Harvard agrees to repay $1.3M for federal grant overcharges
Technology
Published in 29-4-2020
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Harvard University has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to settle claims that a research team overcharged certain federal grants, federal prosecutors in Boston said.

The team at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health led by former professor Donna Spiegelman overcharged the government $1,359,791 between 2009 and 2014 by overstating the time and effort members put into projects funded b ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Battered by floods, U.S. river communities try new remedies
Technology
Published in 29-4-2020
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ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) Hollywood Beach Road was once such prime real estate that the neighborhood had its own airstrip, enabling well-heeled residents to zip back and forth between homes in nearby St. Louis and weekend cottages on the Meramec River in suburban Arnold, Missouri.

Floods eventually took their toll. Nowadays, all that remains of those waterfront dwellings are crumbling concrete f ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Rhode Island's not big, but now it can brag a lizard (maybe)
Technology
Published in 29-4-2020
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The smallest state has some big news, if you're a biologist: its first lizard.

A five-lined skink discovered on Earth Day in Rhode Island is not native to the state, meaning there might be a population here, excited scientists said.

“This is a huge deal. It’s very rare that a state would pick up an entirely new vertebrate species, let alone an entir ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Takeaways from a trend toward natural flood controls
Technology
Published in 29-4-2020
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Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years.

As climate change brings more extreme weather, the network of levees and walls that keeps rivers such as the Mississippi and the Missouri under control has come under greater stress.

The emerging idea is to let rivers behave m ...>>

Reference: www.chron.com
Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 29-4-2020
    489 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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