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New technology enables on-demand production of nutrients during space missions

On March 9, 2020, a Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station carrying dozens of scientific experiments as a part of SpaceX's 20th cargo resupply mission. Now, Dragon heads home. On April 7, it is scheduled to undock from station, bringing samples, hardware and data from completed investigations back to Earth on its return trip.
Tags: Health, Earth, International Space Station


SNL Classic: 'Happy Fun Ball'

One of our time favorite SNL parody commercials is "Happy Fun Ball". This originally aired back in 1991, featuring Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Jan Hooks, and the voice of the late Phil Hartman. The premise: Happy Fun Ball looks like your typical ball that you throw around and have fun with, until you read the "fine print" describing side effects such as:Happy Fun Ball may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.Happy Fun Ball contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not ...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Earth, Unknown, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey Mike Myers Jan Hooks, Happy Fun Ball


Ganges - The desperate call to Lord Shiva - to raise as Coroneshwara!

The call of Ganges to Lord Shiva!  When the infinitesimal is killing the infinite! OhShivaya, Let me flow, atop from your cranium full of wisdom And wishful thinking for the gracious ecosphere around The world time stands still on the shores of pain Let your silhouette emerge with her flowing waters to drain Taking the world towards the moments of transition From the mundane human pain to divine grace unison As you see the Earth fo...
Tags: Sales, Earth, Ganges, Umasree, Lord Shiva, Coroneshwara, Shivaya Umasree Raghunath Written


Tonight is a supermoon, the largest full Moon this year

Tonight's full moon is a "Pink Moon" aka "Passover Moon" aka "Paschal Moon" aka "Hanuman Jayanti" aka supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020. From NASA: The term "supermoon" was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full Moon that occurs within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit. Under this definition, in a typical year there can be 3 or 4 full Supermoons in a row and (about half a year apart) 3 or 4 new Supermoons in ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Moons, Pink Moon, Richard Nolle, Hanuman Jayanti, Paschal Moon


'Super Pink Moon': Biggest full moon of 2020 rises tonight

A supermoon occurs when the moon comes unusually close to Earth and simultaneously appears full.The 'super pink moon' won't actually appear pink; the name comes from North American wildflowers that bloom in spring.You can watch it live through The Virtual Telescope Project. A "Super Pink Moon" will rise into the night sky on Tuesday, April 7, appearing as the biggest full moon of 2020. Weather permitting, you'll be able to catch the best glimpse of it around 10:35 pm E.T., according to Space....
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Nasa, Earth, Rome, Moon, Innovation, Supermoon, Super Pink Moon


Emmanuelle Chriqui Cast as Lana Lang in The CW’s Superman & Lois

Emmanuelle Chriqui cast as Lana Lang in The CW’s Superman & Lois Following the recent addition of Dylan Walsh as General Lane, Deadline reports that another popular DC character will be making its way to The CW‘s forthcoming new Arrowverse series Superman & Lois with Entourage alum Emmanuelle Chriqui officially signing on as a series regular for the role of Lana Lang-Cushing. She will be joining the titular leads Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch. Chriqui’s Lana Lang is described as a loan...
Tags: TV, Movies, Superman, Earth, TV News, The Cw, Cw, Smallville, Stephen Amell, Jonathan, Clark, Kara, Lois, Clark Kent Superman, Clark Kent, Lana


CS Plays: Enter the Madness Known as Doom Eternal!

CS Plays: Enter the Madness Known as Doom Eternal! We’ve already laid out our review of Bethesda’s instant classic Doom Eternal, which you can read here, but now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of this violent, intense, relentless first-person shoot-em-up extravaganza. If you’ve got some time to spare, check out the video below as I navigate through the snowy hilltops of the demonic Cultist Base. Click here to purchase Doom: Eternal! RELATED: CS Recommends: Doom Eternal, Plus Books...
Tags: Games, Movies, Earth, Playstation, Mario, Ps4, Bethesda, Video Game News, Doom Eternal, Ultra Violence, CS Plays, Video Game Playthrough


Trump Signs Executive Order To Support Moon Mining, Tap Asteroid Resources

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Space.com: President Donald Trump signed an executive order today (April 6) establishing U.S. policy on the exploitation of off-Earth resources. That policy stresses that the current regulatory regime -- notably, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty -- allows the use of such resources. This view has long held sway in U.S. government circles. For example, the United States, like the other major spacefaring nations, has not signed the 1979 Moon Treaty, which stipula...
Tags: Congress, America, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, Mars, Donald Trump, Artemis, Trump Signs, U S National Space Council


Untold stories of the Apollo 13 engineers

Late on 13 April 1970, the night shift had started in Houston’s Manned Spaceflight Center. Engineers tried to sift through reams of odd data coming about the Apollo 13 spacecraft, from instrument readings to the confused reports from three astronauts. It looked like they were rapidly losing their oxygen supply. “First of all, we thought we’d boil it down to something simple and obvious,” engineer Arnold Aldridge recalled later. He made a phone call to an especially insightful young engineer, Joh...
Tags: Books, Featured, Washington, America, History, Nasa, Earth, World, Engineering, Moon, Houston, Oral History, Pacific Ocean, Astrophysics, Aaron, Control Center


Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "The Sick Man of Earth"

DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock's latest cartoon - "The Sick Man of Earth" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=2968 It's damn near official: the US is the epicenter of this pandemic, in more ways than one. The US is waging economic warfare against Iran, Iraq, Venezuela and Cuba as they struggle to contain the pandemic in their nations, even as Cuba sends doctors to assist efforts in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. The US has also attempted to block delivery of masks and re...
Tags: Europe, Comics, New York, US, Earth, Italy, Wisconsin, Cuba, Illinois, Medicaid, Barbados, Democratic Party, Mike Rhode, Mike Flugennock, Massachusetts New Jersey, Iran Iraq Venezuela


White House signals support for a new international Moon Treaty

The international community has struggled for decades to formalize rules regarding the collection and use of resources in space and on the Moon. While the U.S. and all spacefaring countries declined to endorse the most famous attempt, the 1979 “Moon Treaty,” the new Moon race has spurred the White House to announce it is open to a new international agreement on the topic. In an executive order issued today, the administration signaled that it will be the policy going forward to “encourage intern...
Tags: Space, Government, White House, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Artemis, Artemis program, Moon Treaty


Swarm gets all the approvals it needs to begin operating its satellite connectivity service in the US

Space startup Swarm emerged from stealth mode in an unusual way two years ago when it turned out that it had launched some of its satellites in contravention of an FCC order not to do so. The regulator had argued that their satellites, which are tiny spacecraft smaller even than most CubeSats, were in fact too small and couldn’t be reliably tracked using existing technology. Now, two years later, Swarm has announced that it has cleared all the requisite regulatory hurdles in order to begin opera...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Sweden, Fcc, Germany, US, Tech, Earth, United States, United Kingdom, Federal Communications Commission, New Zealand, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace


Swarm gets all the approvals it needs to begin operating its satellite connectivity service in the U.S.

Space startup Swarm emerged from stealth mode in an unusual way two years ago when it turned out that it had launched some of its satellites in contravention of an FCC order not to do so. The regulator had argued that their satellites, which are tiny spacecraft smaller even than most Cubesats, were in fact too small and couldn’t be reliably tracked using existing technology. Now, two years later, Swarm has announced that it has cleared all the regulatory hurdles it needed to in order to begin op...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Sweden, Fcc, Germany, Tech, Earth, United States, United Kingdom, Federal Communications Commission, New Zealand, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft


Lockdown has cut Britain's vibrations, seismologists find

There’s a kind of hush all over the world as the reduction in human activity stops the Earth buzzing so muchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic quietening of towns and cities in lockdown Britain has changed the way the Earth moves beneath our feet, scientists say.Seismologists at the British Geological Survey have found that their sensors are twitching less now that human activity has been curtailed, leading to a drop in the anthropogenic din that vibrates th...
Tags: Science, World news, Earth, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Microbiology, British Geological Survey, Coronavirus outbreak


Bookshop offers an alternative to Amazon for bookstores and affiliates

Bookshop has high hopes of becoming Earth's other biggest bookstore. It offers a way for indie bookstores to easily sell their books online and have fulfillment handled by Bookshop and wholesaler Ingram. Just like Amazon, there's also an affiliate program where other sites can link to books and collect revenue. Inside Hook has more details. Image: Pauline Loroy on Unsplash
Tags: Amazon, Post, Books, News, Earth, Bookstores, Definitely Not Amazon, Pauline Loroy


TRANSCRIPT Ep. 20 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride

Transcript: Episode 20 | Libra Full Moon: A Magic Carpet Ride April 6, 2020 Read the show notes for this episode here. Jen: Welcome to the Big Sky Astrology podcast, with April Elliott Kent and me, producer and cohost Jen Braun. Hey friends, Jen here! Today is April 6th, 2020. And here to hobnob about the heavens above, of course is my good pal, astrologer April Elliott Kent. Hi April. April: Hi Jen. Jen: Do you enjoy hobnobbing? April: I hob with all the nobs, every chance I get. I’m very e...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Earth, UPS, Moon, Sun, Leo, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, Libra, Virgo, Capricorn, Aries


Coronavirus pandemic affecting the Earth's movement

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has changed many things across the globe bringing chaos to lives and economies. However, efforts to curb the spread of the virus, have lowered pollution levels, carbon emissions, and oceans and rivers appear cleaner. Now, it seems that the lockdown efforts have also affected the planet's movement.
Tags: Health, Earth


Joint Mission to Mercury makes a ‘goodbye flyby’ of Earth

BepiColombo will get a gravity assist from Earth this week
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Mercury, Solar System, Emerging Tech, Space News, BepiColombo, Joint Mission to Mercury


The Incipient Antarctic Accent.

Last December Susanne Bard reported for SciAm about an unexpected but not actually surprising development: University of Munich linguist Jonathan Harrington [is] interested in how accents first get started. But because of global communication, most communities are no longer linguistically isolated, and audio recording equipment didn’t exist back when more of them were. So how to capture the early stages of accent formation today? Harrington and his team turned to members of the British Antarctic...
Tags: Uncategorized, Earth, Linguistics, Antarctica, Mars, Harrington, British Antarctic Survey, University of Munich, Acoustical Society of America, Susanne Bard, Jonathan Harrington


Why Do The Good Die Young?

Why Do The Good Die Young? Why ask why?  WHY DO THE GOOD DIE YOUNG? Chapter 3 The phone rang at 11:00 PM. I was on the phone with a friend telling her how horrible it was to walk into my bedroom the night before last where for some reason my father chose to lay down to take a nap, only to find him gasping for air, clutching his heart, pleading for help. My mother, who was finishing a Columbia University teaching program, was doing homework in the kitchen and I didn’t want to alarm her. So, I ...
Tags: Germany, Earth, Breaking Newzzz, Last Five Minutes of Fame, Siberia, Columbia University, Swan Lake, Mindy, Warsaw Poland, George Washington Bridge, Golden Eagle, Weehawken New Jersey, Goldstein, Lincoln Tunnel, Englewood Hospital, Death Bed


Rebirth from Crisis

If today were my last day on Earth I would share with everyone the great truth: Our Crisis is the Birth of a cocreative, coevolving humanity. Something new is arising within us. It is the desire to be more, to do more, to love more. That is the universal process of creation emerging within our hearts, evolving our species, one by one, from separation and fear to unity and cocreativity. Nurture the mysterious flame of the future burning within you! It is the Fire of Life given to you to be a ligh...
Tags: Inspiration, Earth, Creativity, Crisis, Homo, Connections, Brilliance, Adversity, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Life Force


Astronauts' tips for self-isolation

When it comes to surviving and thriving in self-confinement, astronauts are serious pros. Becoming trained and certified to work in outer space takes years, and a good chunk of that time is spent learning the art of living in close quarters. During a typical six-month mission, there are plenty of chances to go stir-crazy without personal space — but also co-worker privacy, hot showers, normal toilets, and, well, gravity. “Being prepared for isolation is part of our training,” says Matthias Ma...
Tags: Travel, Isolation, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Social Isolation, Astronauts, Iss, Skype, All, European Space Agency ESA, Hague, Skype Facetime, Reiter, Maurer, Alexander Gerst


The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth vibrate less

Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less ambient seismic noise -- meaning, the vibrations generated by cars, trains, buses and people going about their daily lives. And in the absence of that noise, Earth's upper crust is moving just a little less.
Tags: Earth, Cnn


Jeff Bezos' rocket company is reportedly pushing employees to travel from Washington to Texas to help launch a space tourism rocket despite the coronavirus outbreak

Blue Origin, the rocket company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is putting pressure on employees to conduct a test launch of the company's space tourism rocket, according to The Verge.  The company is currently considering whether it can transport employees from Washington to Texas in order to conduct the launch, The Verge reports.  Blue Origin has been deemed an "essential" business by the US government, allowing it to operate regardless of lockdowns.  But employees are concerned that traveli...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Washington, US, Trends, Earth, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Air Force, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kent Washington, Texas Texas, Jeff Ashby


Weekend reading: Stuck in the middle with you

What caught my eye this week. T he lockdown continues, with the predictable result that the global economy has fallen off a cliff in barely a fortnight. I’ll repeat again – we cannot take many months of this. I continue to have doubts about how we’re approaching this crisis, whilst conceding most policy makers are striving to do the right thing with incomplete data and faced with horrible choices. It’s easy for pundits with blogs to speculate about alternative approaches. Rather different if y...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spacex, UK, Cook, London, Marketing, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Earth, Bbc, Atlantic, New York Times, Npr, Somerset


Coronavirus lifestyle improves climate-change behaviors. Will it last?

The skies are clearer and carbon emissions are down thanks to telecommuting, fewer shopping trips, fewer flights and other impacts of the coronavirus lockdown — some of the same behavior changes that scientists and environmentalists say are needed to address climate change in the long term. These experts point to lessons to be gleaned and Earth-friendly habits that could develop from the current crisis. But they also express concern that political leaders’ sense of urgency and trust in science-b...
Tags: News, Climate Change, California, Cdc, China, Environment, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Columbia University, Gerrard, Usc, Economist, Southern California, Trump


Modern Meteorology Was Born 60 Years Ago Today

"Sixty years ago on this date, April 1, a Thor-Able rocket launched a small satellite weighing 122.5kg into an orbit about 650km above the Earth's surface," writes Ars Technica's Eric Berger. "Effectively, this launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station marked the beginning of the era of modern weather forecasting." From the report: Designed by the Radio Corporation of America and put into space by NASA, the Television InfraRed Observation Satellite, or TIROS-1, was the nation's firs...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Ars Technica, Nasa, Earth, Eric Berger, Charney, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, John Von Neumann, Jule Charney, Radio Corporation of America


Changes to drylands with future climate change

While drylands around the world will expand at an accelerated rate because of future climate change, their average productivity will likely be reduced, according to a new study. These regions, which primarily include savannas, grasslands and shrublands, are important for grazing and non-irrigated croplands. They are also a critical part of the global carbon cycle and make up 41% of Earth's land surface and support 38% of its population.
Tags: Science, Earth


A BOT REVIEWS: Space Jam

A bot explains the plot of Space Jam  Space Jam is animation film about Mike Jorjan playing sporks on the moon with bigs bunky. Come on and slamp and welcome to the jamp, here’s your chance, do your dance at the Spice Jamp. Alllllllriiiiiiight. Little boy Markel Jordan is shooting hooples in the backyard and dreaming of the future. He wants to play in NBA and then become crying meme. In the future he plays baseball as a secret punishment for gambling. Stop gampling, Michael! He is bad beca...
Tags: Earth, Humor, Nba, Jordan, Miguel, Michael, Billy, Newman, Paul Smith, Elmer, Lawry, Billy Murray, Knickerbockers, Michaelangelo, Michael He, Ben Rosen


The coronavirus pandemic is making Earth shake less

Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less ambient seismic noise -- meaning, the vibrations generated by cars, trains, buses and people going about their daily lives. And in the absence of that noise, Earth's upper crust is moving just a little less.
Tags: Earth, Cnn