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Treasury chief downplays AI impact on jobs

Experts say the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence could be one of the biggest economic issues of the 21st century, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says it’s not on his radar screen. Mnuchin made his comments during a … Continue reading

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Elon Musk isn’t smiling over NASA legislation

President Donald Trump may be beaming over a newly signed law that calls on NASA to look into sending astronauts to Mars by 2033, but not Elon Musk. SpaceX’s billionaire CEO is aiming to put his fortune behind a push to send … Continue reading

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Trump signs off on NASA’s Mars agenda

President Donald Trump today signed legislation laying out the broad agenda for NASA’s journey to Mars – but not to a near-Earth asteroid – and signaled that Vice President Mike Pence would revive a panel to oversee U.S. policy beyond Earth. “In very … Continue reading

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Boeing exec named as deputy defense chief

President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate longtime Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of defense, the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian spot. Shanahan, 54, currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations and supplier management functions as senior vice president for … Continue reading

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Scientists sound alarm over Trump’s budget

Today’s White House outline for a “skinny budget” covering $1.15 trillion in discretionary spending aims a sharp blow at federally funded research on topics ranging from agriculture to zoonotic diseases – and is prompting sharp responses from researchers as a result. Among those … Continue reading

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Why go to the moon? Playing the Trump card

Nearly 55 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said America chose to go to the moon and take on other challenges “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Now it’s commercial space ventures that are choosing to … Continue reading

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Trump’s speech evokes trips to distant worlds

President Donald Trump referred to technology and science in only the most general terms tonight in his speech to a joint session of Congress, evoking a vision of curing illnesses and leaving footprints on distant worlds. In advance of the … Continue reading

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