Luminar engineers install the latest generation of the company’s laser lidar sensors on a test vehicle. Luminar Luminar, a Silicon Valley-based maker of laser lidar sensors for self-driving vehicles, raised an additional $100 million and is marketing a new sensing and perception platform for automated passenger vehicles and commercial trucks see their surroundings more accurately. 
0 Comments
See how flight data recorders are designed, tested and how the valuable information they contain is recovered after an air disaster. | For more, visit http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-do-they-do-it/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Watch full episodes! | https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/How_Do_They_Do_It?id=CDwSfMgZ4kc Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. | http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app! | http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
0 Comments
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump’s mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA’s human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo. FILE PHOTO: Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA’s Human Exploration and
0 Comments
WASHINGTON — The fifteenth launch of a European Vega rocket ended in failure July 10, resulting in the loss of an imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates.  The Vega rocket, built by Italian manufacturer Avio, lifted off at 9:53 p.m. Eastern from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on the northern coast of South
0 Comments
Wave20 deployment to North Carolina Courtesy of Olivier Ceberio Using the power of ocean waves, innovators from Boston, U.S., have developed a technology that can produce fresh water off-grid and without the costly infrastructure of desalination plants. This invention could help many of the 2.1 billion people around the world who struggle to access safe
0 Comments
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin What are the risk factors for cancer of the colon? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil; gastroenterologist & researcher at UCLA, on Quora:
0 Comments
On the National Security Space Launch program, the administration “strongly objects” to HASC language “as it would increase mission risk for the nation’s national security satellites.” WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday issued a long list of objections to the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
0 Comments
Virgin Galactic spacecraft VSS Unity in space Virgin Galactic 2018 Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company founded by billionaire Richard Branson, said Tuesday it had agreed to a deal with venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya’s investment company that would make it the first publicly traded space tourism company.  Under the terms of the deal, Social Capital
0 Comments
They’re one of the weirdest, most incongruous-looking natural phenomena you could ever see on Earth’s surface: massive dagger-shaped blades of vertically aligned ice, assembled in mysterious flocks in the middle of the desert. These strange ice spire formations – called ‘penitentes‘ due to their resemblance to penitent, praying folk – take shape at high altitudes
0 Comments
Pence will meet with senior officials to discuss space launch activities, space traffic management and ongoing efforts to establish a U.S. Space Force. WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday will visit Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where he will meet with senior officials to discuss space launch activities, space traffic management and ongoing
0 Comments
Camellia Sharma is inventing a way to detect underground leaks and conserve water Shekhar Sharma Imagine a detection system that can prevent underground water leakage, a turbine that could harness hurricane-strength wind power in urban spaces, a technology that captures carbon from the home, or a sustainable train that doesn’t use a diesel engine or a heavy
0 Comments
Snowball, the internationally famous dancing sulfur-crested cockatoo, has been busily creating new dance moves to further impress scientists Snowball, the dancing eleonora sulphur-crested cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleonora, creates his own new dance moves.(Credit: Irena Schulz) Irena Schulz More than a decade ago, a medium sulfur-crested (eleonora) cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleonora, named Snowball became an overnight
0 Comments
This article originally appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Six years ago, Planet began launching smallsats for a constellation that today numbers 140, making it the largest commercial satellite system in the world. By the end of this year, Planet may no longer hold that title. OneWeb and SpaceX, which began
0 Comments