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Boeing eyes Southern Arizona site for space-capsule landings

Posted by   /  November 13, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

Teams from NASA, Boeing and the White Sands Missile Range, rehearse landing and crew extraction from Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, which will be used to carry humans to the International Space Station, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the White Sands Missile Range outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. Using a convoy of vehicles Boeing uses to […]

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You know your dog loves you. Now an ASU psychologist says he has scientific proof

Posted by   /  November 11, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

 Clive Wynne, a behavioral scientist and founder of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, and his dog, Xephos. /Photo: Courtesy of Clive Wynne By Scott Craven | Arizona Republic  She greets you every day at the door, prancing about as her tail wags, overflowing with excitement. Your spouse and kids may be otherwise […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California to launch nation’s first statewide earthquake warning system

Posted by   /  October 17, 2019  /  Regional News, Science  /  No Comments

FILE – This Jan. 28, 2013 file photo Seismologist, Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake, at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif./ AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File By Madeline Holcombe and Sarah Moon | CNN California will launch the nation’s first […]

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A bitter debate rages over the future of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats

Posted by   /  October 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Science, Water  /  No Comments

A scientist examines the condition of the salt flats./CBS NEWS CBS NEWS [REGIONAL NEWS] Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats have been one of America’s most famous speedways for more than 100 years. The salt that stretches for miles and miles in northwest Utah makes the region look like a different planet — one that is uniquely […]

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Are brain implants the future of thinking?

Posted by   /  September 22, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

Brain-computer interface technology is moving fast and Silicon Valley is moving in. Will we all soon be typing with our minds? By Zoë Corbyn | The Guardian Almost two years ago, Dennis Degray sent an unusual text message to his friend. “You are holding in your hand the very first text message ever sent from […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] The problem with believing what we’re told

Posted by   /  August 31, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

ILLUSTRATION: TOMASZ WALENTA In an age of information overload, it’s important to find ways to resist the brain’s difficulty in separating fact from falsehood By Gary Marcus and Annie Duke | The Wall Street Journal In a perfect world, to determine whether an idea or fact is true, we would patiently evaluate how it fits […]

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Humans need to take charge of their robots

Posted by   /  August 24, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

 Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios By Steve LeVine | Axios In 2013, two young Oxford University researchers ignited a provocative debate with a landmark forecast that 47% of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to automation. Since then, experts around the world have relentlessly argued whether the new age of robots will wipe out whole classes of jobs, or […]

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Meet the researchers working to make sure artificial intelligence is a force for good

Posted by   /  August 23, 2019  /  Science, Technology  /  No Comments

AI has plenty of success stories, with positive outcomes in fields from healthcare to education to urban planning. But there have also been unexpected pitfalls. By Alejandro De La Garza | TIME  With glass interior walls, exposed plumbing and a staff of young researchers dressed like Urban Outfitters models, New York University’s AI Now Institute […]

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ASU and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin refuse to release moon lander contract to public

Posted by   /  August 23, 2019  /  Education, Science, Technology  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern| Phoenix New Times Arizona State University and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company claim they’ll put a payload on the moon by 2024. But they can’t even release the payload contract they signed after two months. The lengthy delay to release a basic public record is somewhat ironic for both ASU, home to […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Tiny desert towns around area 51 are stressed about the viral Facebook event

Posted by   /  August 22, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Science  /  No Comments

“On the county level we’re prepared for two to three times the population of the entire county … Our gas stations will run out of gas, our grocery stores will run out of groceries” By Tanya Chen | BuzzFeed  The tiny community of Lincoln County, Nevada, is bracing itself for potentially tens of thousands of […]

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