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Monthly Archives: February 2018
Astronomers have detected radio waves from a time within 180 million years of the Big Bang, and they say they see signs of what may be the first stars to coalesce in the infant universe. The detection was made using … Continue reading
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s new $125 million initiative to give artificial intelligence programs more common sense has another goal that’s closer to home: making AI safer for humans. That’s the way Oren Etzioni, the CEO of the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial … Continue reading
Three spacefliers touched down amid subfreezing temperatures in Kazakhstan tonight, closing out their 168-day mission on the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought NASA’s Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, plus Russia’s Alexander Mazurkin, back to Earth at 6:31 p.m. … Continue reading
King salmon, the big fish that are famous in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, are shrinking — not only in numbers, but in size as well. A study published today in the journal Fish and Fisheries has found that the largest and oldest … Continue reading
The White House says President Donald Trump has struck an “informal deal” with Boeing on a $3.9 billion fixed-price contract for two new Air Force One planes. “Thanks to the president’s negotiations, the contract will save the taxpayers more than … Continue reading
Can you hear me now, on the moon? Not yet, but Nokia has just signed onto a team that aims to extend 4G coverage to the lunar surface as early as next year. The Finnish company says it will be … Continue reading