NASA shuts down Maxar-led OSAM-1 satellite refueling project

A “grapple test” of the OSAM-1 spacecraft’s robotic servicing arm. NASA NASA is shutting down a $2 billion project to test satellite refueling in space, it announced Friday, after the agency’s auditor criticized the program’s lead contractor, Maxar, citing “poor performance.” The space agency said in a statement that the OSAM-1 — On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, […]

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How some bacteria are cleaning up our messy water supply

It’s not just medicines. A dizzying number of personal care products also end up in the sewers—coconut shampoos and hydrating body washes and expensive face serums and … well, the list goes on and on. Wastewater treatment facilities were never designed to deal with these so-called micropollutants. “For the first 100 years or so of

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Dune 3 Messiah Sequel & Anya Taylor-Joy Cameo

SPOILER ALERT: This contains major spoilers for the ending of “Dune: Part Two,” now playing in theaters. Readers of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel “Dune” have known the plot of the sci-fi epic for years, but fans who have only watched Denis Villeneuve’s films may have some questions about the ending of “Dune: Part Two” and

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How do you feel about the state of the union? We want to hear your thoughts : NPR

Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address last February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address last February. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden will make his election-year State of the Union address on Thursday amid foreign conflicts and domestic uncertainty.

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The Market Is Expecting A Lot, But Palantir May Exceed Expectations

Michael Vi The Palantir Investment Thesis Data by YCharts Palantir Technologies Inc (NYSE:PLTR) was right on time with the introduction of Palantir AIP last year. And the stock has benefited greatly from that and has done very well so far. And the introduction of bootcamps to help potential customers understand how to apply AI and

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A Leap Year Glitch Broke Self-Pay Gas Station Pumps Across New Zealand

Yesterday was Leap Day, meaning that for the first time in four years, it was February 29. That’s normally a quirky, astronomical factoid (or a very special birthday for some). But that unique calendar date broke gas station payment systems across New Zealand for much of the day. As reported by numerous international outlets, self-serve

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Taylor Swift Reportedly Wrote ‘At Least’ Two Songs About Travis Kelce

Every good love story needs a soundtrack, and Taylor Swift may be writing her own. According to a source that spoke with Us Weekly, Swift has already written “very personal” songs about her romance with Travis Kelce, which began shortly after the NFL player saw her Eras Tour concert in Kansas City and decided to

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Major drug stores start selling abortion pill some say is ‘dangerous’ for women ahead of landmark SCOTUS case

The two largest pharmaceutical chains in the U.S. will begin selling the abortion pill mifepristone this month, just weeks before the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the drug’s approval, which the Biden administration defends.  CVS and Walgreens completed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification process to dispense mifepristone, the companies separately confirmed to

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Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Nvidia Have All Invested in Voice-Recognition Software. Here’s 1 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stock That Could Go Parabolic.

The euphoria surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) played a major in the Nasdaq Composite‘s 43% return last year. Indeed, investor enthusiasm for AI has carried over into 2024 — helping fuel the S&P 500 to record levels. While each member of the “Magnificent Seven” is playing a role in AI development, several companies in this cohort

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