- 2019-04-19 21:06:54Z
Is the final frontier the next frontier for cloud computing? One of the presentations planned for Amazon's re:MARS conference in June suggests that Lockheed Martin is putting serious thought into the idea of space-based cloud services. The presentation, titled "Solving Earth's Biggest Problems With a Cloud in Space," features Yvonne Hodge, vice president and chief information officer at Lockheed Martin Space. Just because an executive is talking about the subject doesn't necessarily mean the aerospace giant has a plan in the works. But the concept would fit in nicely with Lockheed Martin's previously announced partnership with Amazon on AWS Ground… Read More
A team of scavengers discovered one of the oldest known shipwrecks, filled with tons of copper, entirely coincidentally.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA - and the spirit - of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.
If you're an aspiring skywatcher looking for a good reason to stay up past your bedtime and gaze into the cosmos, I have good news: Friday, April 19th will feature a full moon. However, if you're eagerly anticipating tonight's full moon because it carries the nickname "Pink Moon," I have a devastating truth to reveal: It won't be pink.Tonight's full moon -- or "Full Pink Moon" or "Pink Full Moon" or whatever you see it called around the web and beyond -- carries its nicknamed not based on its actual color, but rather because it's the first full moon of April, when lovely pink flowers known as ground phlox first begin to bloom. Yeah, it's kind of a bummer.The...
BENI, Congo (AP) - Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus.
The meditations read out by speakers during the 14 "stations of the cross" which commemorate the last hours of Jesus' life were written by Sister Eugenia Bonetti, an 80-year-old Italian nun who has won multiple awards for her work with trafficked women and children. Francis has made defense
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency on the basis that Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate, reiterated his call for the country's armed forces to take his side in the three-month power struggle. "They will need to listen to the people saying: enough," Guaido told a crowd gathered at a plaza in eastern Caracas, setting the date for the...
A "miracle" surgery changed this little girl's life.
A judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to begin treatingall inmates with hepatitis C ― something the state had reportedly not beendoing due to the
Seven-year-old Trinity underwent dozens of tests before being diagnosed with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), an ultra-rare disease believed to affect only one in every 50,000-100,000 children worldwide.
These next-generation companies are working on game-changing ways to obtain and profit from genetic insight.
"And we have lift off the guitarist G 11 mission." Huh? The closed captions on Facebook might need a bit of tweaking after a NASA video displayed some peculiar subtitles.The video in question is the Wednesday launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, carrying a Cygnus cargo freighter destined for the International Space Station, done in conjunction with NASA. As Ars Technica pointed out, the captions leave a lot to be desired. Watch the original video below with the captions turned on. In case you missed it, here are a few of the more choice errors made in the captions. In this case, the caption should have read, "and we have lift off of the Antares NG-11 mission."...
"And we have lift off the guitarist G 11 mission." Huh? The closed captions on Facebook might need a bit of tweaking after a NASA video displayed some peculiar subtitles. The video in question is the Wednesday launch of Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket, carrying a Cygnus cargo freighter destined for the International Space Station, done in conjunction with NASA. As Ars Technica pointed out, the captions leave a lot to be desired. Watch the original video below with the captions turned on. In case you missed it, here are a few of the more choice errors made in the captions. In this case, the caption should have read, "and we have lift off of the Antares NG-11...
Achy joints making you miserable? If your go-to arthritis treatment isn't providing relief, consider one of these alternative therapies.
A health worker fighting an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo was killed Friday in an attack on a hospital in the eastern city of Butembo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The attack is the latest in a string of assaults on teams grappling with a near nine-month-old Ebola outbreak that has claimed almost 850 lives. "The @WHO family lost a dear colleague in the hospital attack in Butembo, #DRC, today," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a tweet.
Spaceships are no longer romantically surf the Universe but pragmatically sawing it in pieces. The "entrance ticket" to the solar system costs hundreds of millions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday.
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The rapper's new song "Earth" is a little too explicit for kids, but the message is critical. So can we please get a kids' version?!
A recent study on the effects of reheated cooking oil on the body draws an alarming conclusion. You may never look at fast food French fries the same way again.
The American comedian-rapper released the song and the accompanying animated video on Friday -- just three days before Earth Day. Produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere, "Earth" is a desperate call to save the environment, advocating for climate-change action. This call to action features the vocals of more than 30 A-list artists, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sia, Wiz Khalifa and Ed Sheeran.
Last week's attempted lunar lander by SpaceIL's Beresheet spacecraft didn't quite go as planned. Actually, that's putting it mildly; it totally crashed. Nevertheless, the privately funded mission accomplished a number of firsts, and returned some lovely images from its descent as an added bonus.First we were treated to a view from high above the lunar surface -- a selfie of sorts -- and then, shortly after the crash, a second image emerged that appeared to be the last thing that the lander saw and sent back to Earth before it died.Now there's an entirely new wrinkle, with SpaceIL revealing that the lander snapped another picture that nobody had seen before, and this is the actual last...
Hundreds of French activists on Friday staged a sit-in outside top energy companies in Paris, describing France as the "republic of polluters", as part of a international civil disobedience campaign on climate change. Some two thousand environmental activists in total assembled at the La Defense business district in a bid to block access to to the headquarters of energy giant Total, electricity firm EDF as well as bank Societe Generale and France's Ministry for Ecological Transition.
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg rebuked the ruling classes Friday at a demonstration in Italy, insisting youths fighting for climate justice were not fodder for self-complacent selfies. "In the last six months, millions of school children, not least in Italy, have been school striking for
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Your joints are achy, stiff, and swollen. Run-of-the-mill arthritis might be to blame. But so could these other lookalike conditions.
After years of unexplained pain, Amanda Kabbabe discovered she had a melon-size tumor.
Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper.The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers that fell from the ship MSC Zoe during a storm in January, when they spotted
A bone which increases the risk of arthritis is increasingly prevalent among humans, scientists have found, as they reveal better nutrition could be to blame. The fabella, a small bone in the knee once lost to human evolution, has made a surprising resurgence over the last century. The bone, which linked
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Two studies published in Cell Metabolism confirm the impact of our sleep cycle on athletic performance. "It's quite well known that almost every aspect of our physiology and metabolism is dictated by the circadian clock. Directed by Paolo Sassone-Corsi, of UC Irvine's Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, the first study used mice on treadmills to observe the mechanisms of processes like glycolysis (the metabolization of sugars into energy) and the oxidation of lipids (the burning of fat).
ROME (AP) - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everything they could to help the climate.
Will India's next aircraft carrier be a British design?British defense contractor BAE Systems is offering a Queen Elizabeth-class design as a contender for India's third aircraft carrier, which will be built in India."BAE Systems has begun discussions with India regarding the potential for basing development of the second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-2) project on the successful Queen Elizabeth Class design," said a BAE statement. "The design is adaptable to offer either ski jump or catapult launch and can be modified to meet Indian Navy and local industry requirements."India currently operates one aircraft carrier, the 45,000-ton Vikramaditya, which is actually the former Soviet...
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.
U.S. oil refiners are planning a heavy slate of plant overhauls in the second quarter, with total production this month off 8.5 percent compared with the start of the year, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Early spring and winter traditionally are heavy periods for
TOKYO (AP) - A car driven by an 87-year-old man smashed into pedestrians at a Tokyo intersection on Friday, killing a woman and a girl on a bicycle and overturning a garbage truck, Japanese police said. Eight people were reportedly injured.
Teenage protesters staged an emotional protest at political inaction on climate change near London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, a further day of actions that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital. The Extinction Rebellion group of climate-change campaigners stood weeping and singing
Lil Dicky Drops Star-Studded Music Video Featuring Justin Bieber
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) - The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.
Nintendo's U.S.-listed shares rose 12 percent overnight after the Chinese province of Guangdong allowed Tencent to distribute the Switch console with a test version of the "New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe" game. It remains unknown when the console may go on sale in China, with games needing
The National Institutes of Health will award grants to research sites in Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York and Ohio, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said at a news conference to unveil the plan. Prescription opioid pain treatments and drugs like heroin and the more potent fentanyl were responsible
It's bad enough that once a month women have to deal with unpleasant period symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and bloating, but if you find that your head begins to pound just before you start - or shortly after - your hormones are probably to blame for that, too. "Most women who suffer from
ShutterstockFederal researchers have confirmed for the first time a frightening polio-like condition that strikes children can be caused by a respiratory infection called enterovirus D68-a step toward unraveling the mystery of the paralyzing illness.Scientists have long suspected a link between enterovirus
With a new partnership, law and engineering students at the New York-based colleges will work in tandem to take technology from the lab to the marketplace.
President Nicolas Maduro is funneling cashflow from Venezuelan oil sales through Russian state energy giant Rosneft as he seeks to evade U.S. sanctions designed to oust him from power, according to sources and documents reviewed by Reuters. The sales are the latest sign of the growing dependence of