ESA’s comet landing was just what the doctor ordered.
It is an effort that has paid off handsomely across several other challenging national and global pursuits for those economies that have chosen to exercise it, applying the lessons learned in human space activity to other complex endeavors here on Earth.
At the same time that reusable rockets are preparing to come on line to service research and education needs, we’re adapting our balloon-borne suborbital tourist vehicle, itself called World View, to be an effective, routine platform for the research and education marketplace in 2016-2017. We’re also putting in place smaller suborbital vehicles in our Tycho line that can carry research and education payloads into service earlier, beginning in 2015.
Sophisticated and sneaky cyberespionage system, dubbed Regin, has been in circulation since 2008. Continue reading â†’ —> Read More Here
University of Pennsylvania researchers studied human cooperation, and they found that people were more likely to be selfish (stock image shown) in the Prisoner’s Dilemma if the reward was greater. —> Read More Here
Grizzly bears in Montana have begun to follow hunters in a bid to steal elk they kill, researchers believe. —> Read More Here
In the clip (pictured), filmed outside Google’s headquarters in London, Simon Legrand is shown entering the field of electricity before his hair rises – silhouetted by a nearby street lamp. —> Read More Here
Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge caused more than $500 million in damage to coastal water systems. Last year’s Arizona wildfires that killed 19 firefighters also devastated forested watersheds in a region already defined by water stress. And, of course, Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans’ water system, causing one of the few weather-related credit downgrades in the sector’s history.
Across the country, extreme weather is exposing the vulnerability of 20th century water infrastructure. This liability was brought into stark relief by a lawsuit brought by Farmers Insurance Co. against municipal sewage systems in the Chicago region for failing to invest in upgrades that could have prevented a monster rainstorm from spewing raw sewage into basements and streets in April of last year. The lawsuit, which was later dropped, put water systems on notice that these extremes are the new normal their systems must be redesigned to manage.
Insurance companies are not alone in recognizing the costs of water infrastructure failure under extreme —> Read More Here
Do aliens look like SHRIMP Nasa researchers say tiny extreme shrimp on sea bed could help hunt for extraterrestrial life
Nasa says the ‘extreme shrimps’ that have evolved could give us a glimpse of what alien life on other planets looks like, such as Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, which has a subsurface ocean. —> Read More Here
Many of the physics theories explained in the movie ‘Interstellar’ are being investigated by the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, which is awesome. Continue reading â†’ —> Read More Here