Month: June 2020

[embedded content] A distant object that could be smallest known black hole, or the largest known neutron star, has been spotted by the LIGO’Virgo gravitational-wave detectors. The 2.6 solar-mass object appears to have merged with a 23 solar-mass black hole, creating gravitational waves that were detected here on Earth in August 2019. Unlike a previously observed merger
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As advertisers pull away from Facebook to protest the social networking giant’s hands-off approach to misinformation and hate speech, the company is instituting a number of stronger policies to woo them back. In a livestreamed segment of the company’s weekly all-hands meeting, CEO Mark Zuckerberg recapped some of the steps Facebook is already taking, and announced
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Reexamining the impact of tech regulation on the satellite industry Until recently, satellites were niche players in the communications industry, used primarily to relay long distance telephone signals and broadcast TV programming. The technology was not sufficiently advanced for a robust and diverse commercial satellite market to emerge.  Today, commercial satellite services are going mainstream,
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<!––>Researcher Anna Honko conducts tests on the nanosponges. (Courtesy: the Griffiths lab at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories) The research community around the world has never been more engaged in developing treatments for a new disease than it has for COVID-19. The Liangfang Zhang research group at the University of California San Diego,
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Fish exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can pass the impacts on future generations of fish even only the parent fish is directly exposed to the particular chemicals. This was the finding of a study of researchers from Oregon State University lead by Kaley Major. The study, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science,
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SAN FRANCISCO – Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates LLC announced June 24 a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of a cubesat constellation to provide weather data. NOAA awarded ASTRA a $599,885 contract in April for a six-month study called GEO-utilization of Common LEO Architecture for Weather (G-CLAW). ASTRA intends
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