Craig Miller was named president of Viasat Government Systems WASHINGTON — Viasat, a provider of satellite-based communications services, announced May 25 it has named Craig Miller to lead the company’s government business. Miller, who joined the company in 1995 and most recently was Viasat’s chief technology officer, takes over as president of Viasat Government Systems,
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A sign is still posted on the front door of the Wolfeboro Food Co-op that reads, “Face masks required.” Until recently, another sign had hung directly below it, explaining how the New Hampshire market was following federal policy. Erin Perkins, manager of the shop, removed that second sign on 14 May — the day after
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Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful? Read by Benjamin Thompson Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 Wherever they look – from the bottom of oceans to the top of mountains – researchers are uncovering tiny specks of plastic, known as microplastics. Scientists are trying to understand the potential impacts
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Earth is a planet of environmental extremes, ranging from freezing cold to scorching heat. With only a few special cases, humans live mainly in temperate regions, but a wide-ranging array of other creatures flourish in the inhospitable. These organisms are referred to as extremophiles. Here are a few instances. (Photo : Pixabay) Emperor Penguin These
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Lordstown Motors Corp Chief Executive Steve Burns poses with a prototype of the electric vehicle start-up’s Endurance pickup truck, which it will begin building in the second half of 2021, at the company’s plant in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S. June 25, 2020. Lordstown Motors | Reuters Shares of Lordstown Motors tumbled more than 9% during after-hours
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At GeneXus, we build software that builds software. A robot or artificial intelligence, not a human, writes the code for new apps. The company, which I co-founded in 1988, is also working on small autonomous vehicles for agrobusiness. The prototype in this picture — at our global headquarters in Montevideo — which I helped to
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RESEARCH SUMMARY 21 May 2021 Protein architecture of the yeast genome Use of chromatin immunoprecipitation with exonuclease treatment (ChIP–exo) determines the positional organization of hundreds of chromosomal proteins throughout the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome. The resulting ultra-high-resolution map provides insight into the regulation of genes, enhancers, replication origins, centromeres, subtelomeres and transposons. B. Franklin Pugh  ORCID:
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Google is working on a video calling booth that uses 3D imagery on a 3D display to create a lifelike image of the people on both sides. While it’s still experimental, “Project Starline” builds on years of research and acquisitions, and could be the core of a more personal-feeling video meeting in the near future.
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Many researchers’ suitcases have remained empty now for more than a year.Credit: Shutterstock In ‘normal’ times, Mike McCulloch has to scour the globe to find a person able and willing to join his laboratory. “My science is quite controversial, so I don’t get many applications for posts,” he says. But these are not normal times.
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TAMPA, Fla. — The industry consortium devising a satellite network to keep the European Union from falling too far behind the megaconstellation goldrush is weeks away from nailing down key criteria. The group has already made initial proposals on elements including frequency and orbital characteristics, according to Dominic Hayes, frequency manager for the EU space
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“Stop investing in companies that explore for needless new drilling sites — they’re wasting their money and ours.” That’s what Deborah Silvey, president of Fossil Free California, told the board of CalPERS, the largest U.S. public pension fund, at a meeting more than two years ago. It seems pretty prescient now. I was reminded of
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European Research Council grants are among the most highly coveted for researchers in the European Union and associated countries.Credit: Serhii Nemyrivskyi/Getty Funding panels are more likely to give prestigious European Union early-career grants to applicants connected to the institutions of some of the panellists, a study of the 2014 funding round suggests. The effect seems
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Patrik Liu Tran Contributor Patrik Liu Tran is the co-founder and CEO of Validio, an automated real-time data validation and quality monitoring platform. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (as well as an M.Sc. and B.Sc.) from Stockholm School of Economics, and a Civil Engineering degree in Engineering Physics with an M.Sc. in AI
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RESEARCH SUMMARY 21 May 2021 Balancing carbon storage under elevated CO2 A global synthesis of experiments reveals that increases in plant biomass under conditions of elevated CO2 mean that plants need to mine the soil for nutrients, which decreases soil’s ability to store carbon. In forests, elevated CO2 generally seems to greatly increase plant biomass,
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In this article MTCH BMBL Dating apps are creating badges displaying vaccination status and offering vaccinated Americans free premium benefits. Tinder The largest dating apps in the U.S. are banding together in support of Covid-19 vaccines, in the hopes that it’ll be a hot vax summer. For the uninitiated, hot vax summer plays on the
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“Lift while you climb.” That was just one powerful message delivered last week by keynote speaker Kaye Husband Fealing, dean of the Ivan Allen College College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology, during a virtual ceremony celebrating diverse, female leadership in the sustainability profession. Fealing spoke about the important role all leaders play
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Since the vaccine for the notable coronavirus was made accessible around the globe, a lot of assumptions have been established and circulated in social media about its possible side effects, especially for concerned parents. Experts addressed their biggest fears and concerns through a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) survey. Researchers used the ongoing project to track
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