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Boeing is in the middle of NASA-Russia deal

NASA is considering a convoluted arrangement to reserve five more seats on Russian Soyuz capsules heading to and from the International Space Station, with the Boeing Co. as the middleman. The plan to reserve more trips to orbit would give … Continue reading

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Trump says he’ll beef up ‘hacking defense’

President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll turn to the tech industry leaders he met with last month to help his administration come up with better measures to guard against hackers in Russia and elsewhere. During today’s first formal news conference since … Continue reading

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Cyber sleuths lay out details of Russian hacking

Two groups of Russian hackers used a blend of spearphishing, booby-trapped websites and remote-access malware to worm their way into the Democratic National Committee’s computers and hurt the party’s prospects in last month’s presidential election, experts from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Russian cargo shipment lost in space

A robotic Russian Progress spaceship and its cargo were lost today, minutes after its launch to the International Space Station from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome. Russia’s Roscosmos space agency reported the failure of the mission’s Soyuz rocket and the fiery re-entry of … Continue reading

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Was SETI signal from aliens? Russians say ‘nyet’

Russian astronomers acknowledge that they picked up an “interesting radio signal” in the course of their search for alien transmissions, but that the signal was most probably a case of terrestrial interference. “It can be said with confidence that no … Continue reading

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Still no aliens: Lessons learned from SETI signal

Fifteen months after an intriguing radio signal was picked up from a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, follow-up observations over the past couple of days have so far yielded nothing notable. That shouldn’t be too surprising. It’s the way things … Continue reading

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Signal traced to sunlike star sparks SETI interest

SETI researchers are buzzing about a strong spike in radio signals that seemed to come from the direction of a sunlike star in the constellation Hercules, known as HD 164595. The signal conceivably fits the profile for an intentional transmission … Continue reading

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