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Trump signs the Space Force into existence

Amid military fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a defense authorization bill into law to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth branch of the armed forces. “This is a very big and important moment,” Trump told hundreds of military … Continue reading

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Bill aims to keep space station going until 2030

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has joined with three other U.S. senators in introducing a NASA authorization bill that aims to extend federal support for International Space Station to 2030. The bill voices support for NASA’s Artemis campaign to explore the moon in preparation for … Continue reading

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Biotech experts gather for White House summit

More than 100 biotech researchers, industry executives and government officials met at the White House today for a summit focusing on America’s bioeconomy — the range of products, services and data derived from biological processes and bioscience research. “The bioeconomy … Continue reading

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U.S. officials seek advice on quantum computing

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science. Today’s solicitation seeks nominations to the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, a panel that gets its … Continue reading

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White House lists space among R&D priorities

Congress hasn’t yet approved a federal budget for the fiscal year that starts next month, but the White House is already setting an agenda for research and development in 2021. Hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, nuclear energy research and missions … Continue reading

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How Jay Inslee moved the ball on the climate issue

Jay Inslee may be out of the presidential race, but he’s not out of the minds of climate policy campaigners. The two-term Washington state governor won high praise from his Democratic rivals as well as experts on global climate change … Continue reading

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White House AI plan pumps up partnerships

The Trump administration is updating the Obama administration’s strategy for artificial intelligence to put more emphasis on public-private partnerships like the one forged this year by Amazon and the National Science Foundation. Three years after the initial strategic plan for … Continue reading

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