November 29, 2020

How construction robots will change the industry in 2020

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By Liam Stannard From BIG RENTZ The construction industry is one of the most labor-intensive industries in the world. Yet, due to a continuing labor shortage (and right now, social distancing), the industry has needed to adapt to a lack of people who can do this labor. Adapting has always been one of the industry’s strongest skills, […]

11 moments from the international space stations first 20 years

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By Deven Coldewey From TechCrunch It was November 20, 1998, when an unprecedented international coalition of astronomers, engineers and rocket scientists saw years of collaboration come to fruition with the launch of the International Space Station’s first component. Since then, the largest spacecraft ever built has hosted innumerable astronauts, experiments and other craft. Here are […]

Sohu proposal for tax haven [Cayman Islands] opposed by prominent proxy adviser

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By Lulu Yilun Chen From Bloomberg ISS recommends shareholders vote against Sohu domicile change Sohu domicile change to Cayman could reduce shareholder rights Chinese internet mogul Charles Zhang’s plan to reincorporate his company in a tax haven is running into some road bumps. Sohu.com Inc. is seeking shareholder approval to relocate its domicile to the […]

Blue Origin

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Blue Origin might launch a manned New Shepard flight in 2018 By Mariella Moon From engadget Its recent test flight with a dummy onboard was just the beginning. We might witness several new space vehicles blast off with a human crew onboard for the first time next year. One of them could be Blue Origin’s […]

NASA scientist bound to inspire Caribbean girls

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By Vinette K. Pryce From Caribbean Life It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that many Caribbean immigrants to the United States have distinguished themselves as trailblazers and in the process made their homeland proud. Just ask Trinidad & Tobago-born NASA aerospace scientist Dr. Camille Wardrop Alleyne, accomplished as the only woman of Caribbean […]

Astronaut filmed elusive blue lightning aboard the ISS

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By Mariella Moon From engadget And the video is quite mesmerizing. Some types of electrical discharge phenomena like blue jets and red sprites occur way above the altitudes where normal lightning occurs. That makes it tough to see them or even to confirm that they actually take place. There’s a group of people living in […]

Astronaut filmed elusive blue lightning aboard the ISS

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By Mariella Moon, from engadget And the video is quite mesmerizing Some types of electrical discharge phenomena like blue jets and red sprites occur way above the altitudes where normal lightning occurs. That makes it tough to see them or even to confirm that they actually take place. There’s a group of people living in […]

Primitive plants survive almost two years in outer space

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By Andy Coghlan From New Scientist Primitive plants are the latest forms of Earth life to show they can survive in the harshness of space, and for many months. Cold-loving algae from the Arctic Circle have joined the space-travelling club, alongside bacteria, lichens and even simple animals called tardigrades. Preliminary studies of the algae after […]

See Earth from ISS

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See the Earth as International Space Station astronauts see it By Stan Schroeder From Mashable There’s no shortage of videos of Earth as seen from space. Indeed, NASA has a direct, high definition stream of Earth as seen from the International Space Station (ISS). But a new video gets you as close as possible to […]

Watch the Earth

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Watch the Earth from the ISS observatory in a 4K 360 video By Steve Dent From engadget The best seat in the house. International Space Station (ISS) crew work pretty hard, but when they do get time off, they often head to the “Cupola,” according to Andrey Borisenko. The Russian cosmonaut shows us what it’s […]