A person walks down the sidewalk near the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., February 16, 2022. Jon Cherry | Reuters The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a controversial Texas social media law from taking effect, after the tech industry and other opponents warned it could allow for hateful content to run rampant online.
Month: May 2022
TAMPA, Fla. — Cash-strapped smallsat operator Astrocast announced plans May 30 to buy Dutch connectivity solutions provider Hiber, which scrapped plans for its own constellation last year following failures on its initial satellites. Switzerland-based Astrocast said the deal would give it spectrum in the Americas to enable its growing constellation for connecting Internet of Things
European Union leaders reached an agreement this week to ban the majority of Russian crude oil and petroleum product imports, but nations were already shunning the country’s oil, altering global flows for the commodity that powers the world. Russian oil exports had already been hurt by some EU members acting preemptively in anticipation of potential
Humans are, of course, reliant on soil for food. But what many might not realize is that soil’s rich biodiversity helps to regulate the composition of Earth’s atmosphere by recycling and storing nutrients, such as carbon. Growing up in Eritrea, my scientific training focused on the soil of east Africa — home to the earliest
Any ground that has been completely frozen for at least two years is considered permafrost. Permafrost covers nearly a quarter of the land area of the Northern Hemisphere, with Russia, the home of Siberia, accounting for a disproportionately large portion. Permafrost and the Gateway to the Underworld (Photo : Photo: NASA / Wikimedia Commons)Batagay Ice
An early Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup did a real-world towing test with a 23-foot Airstream trailer. It showed a loss of about half the vehicle’s range. Last week, Ford officially started customer deliveries of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. Some early owners are already putting the electric pickup truck to the test. One
The EU’s partial embargo covers Russian oil brought into the bloc by sea, with an exemption carved out for imports delivered by pipeline following opposition from Hungary. Attila Kisbenedek | Afp | Getty Images Moscow pledged to find other importers for its oil shortly after the world’s largest trading bloc agreed to impose a partial
Apple iOS 15 Spotlight search Apple Apple is reportedly bringing a slew of new updates to iPhones and iPads with its upcoming software releases, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, which the company is expected to announce during its WWDC 2022 developer keynote on June 6. The changes to the iPhone include updates to notifications, messages
HELSINKI — A Long March 5B rocket has arrived at Wenchang spaceport as China gears up to send its second space station module into orbit. The components of the third Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket arrived at Wenchang May 29, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced (Chinese). The launcher components were manufactured and
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have long been overlooked as integral to sustainability programs. That changed during the COVID-19 crisis, which has shone a brighter light on social inequities and prompted stronger calls for organizations to spearhead positive change. Sustainability started as a way to measure and mitigate risk. When you consider it through
This season on NASA Explorers, you’ve seen what it takes to send science to the International Space Station through the eyes of one team of researchers. They are just two of thousands more scientists who have sent experiments to the orbiting laboratory over the past two decades. Take a look back at those 20 years
We can learn a lot about our galaxy by looking to the stars, but we can also reveal a lot about our cosmic history from… Dead trees? SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go
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An asteroid doesn’t need to be massive to cause serious damage. The Chicxulub asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs is estimated to have been about 6 miles in diameter. That may sound like a pretty big space rock, but relative to Earth it’s pretty tiny. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about
Nile crocodiles are known to be natives in Africa and are the largest reptiles across the continent. However, an unprecedented incident involved the discovery of the crocodile living at a house in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona police were surprised as the reptile was hiding under a stash of drugs, guns, and cash.
The Velotric Discover 1 is a great value electric city cruiser with surprising quality given the entry to mid level price. There’s so much to love about this bike, but the look, is undoubtedly the first positive impression. The Discover 1 has a wonderful build that blends utility and aesthetics. The Discover 1 is really
WASHINGTON — Dust storms and changing seasons will limit the ability of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter to fly for the next several months, a project engineer said May 27. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released May 27 a video compiled from images taken by Ingenuity on a record-setting flight April 8. On that flight, the helicopter traveled
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