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Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday To certify that the vehicles are ready to be used by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner must pass three test missions: one without a crew and two with a crew. The uncrewed test flight will not take place before the end of 2018 or early 2019 and the crewed test flight in mid-2019. In July, the Government Accounting Office (GAO), an independent agency that investigates... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Proposes to Roll Back Obama-era Fuel-efficiency Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have unveiled their new proposal for fuel economy standards following the scrapping of the Obama-era plan which called for a corporate average fuel economy rating of 54.5 mpg (65.4 mpg United Kingdom / 4.3L / 100km) by 2025. [Full Article...]

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards Chao and acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler also said the Obama administration's effort to get more electric cars on the road isn't working. Another potential wrench in the proposal is that California and several other states have voluntarily adopted higher gas mileage standards, setting up a conflict between automakers that want a uniform standard for all states. [Full Article...]

Humans Have Already Depleted Earth’s Resources For The Year, Research Group Says

According to GFN , the estimated level of resources and ecosystem services required to support human activities at their current rate equals 1.7 Earths (as humanity uses nature 1.7 times faster than ecosystems can regenerate ). Sourcing local food and avoiding highly processed foods is one thing individuals can do to lower their Ecological Footprint. Despite the grim situation, there are least... [Full Article...]

Astronauts Capture The Blood Moon From Space, And The Photos Are Breathtaking

Astronauts Capture The Blood Moon From Space, And The Photos Are Breathtaking In India, the lunar eclipse is said to be clearly visible but since its monsoon season, some of you may not be that lucky because of cloudy weather. Friday's incredible eclipse lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes , with many people, including European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, taking to social media to marvel at the fleeting reddishness of the moon. [Full Article...]

Skygazers revel in 'blood moon', cloud hinders Delhi's view

Skygazers revel in 'blood moon', cloud hinders Delhi's view The eclipse will start at 11.54pm, while the total eclipse will begin at 1.02am on Saturday. Astrologers in space flight Center NASA has calculated the exact date of the next full lunar Eclipse. Many, especially Hindus, completed their dinner early by 8 p.m. on Friday and ate nothing till the eclipse came to an end. They took a bath before resuming their day on Saturday to wash off what they con... [Full Article...]

Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency?

Is this the clearest legal danger yet to the Trump presidency? In an Sunday morning appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" Nunberg said Cohen's latest moves were understandable, but a turn away from his longtime loyalty to Trump. The New York State Bar Association calls such secret recording unethical. "Arrived back in Washington last night from a very emotional reopening of a major U.S. [Full Article...]

Iranian students shine at intl. chemistry, physics Olympiads

Iranian students shine at intl. chemistry, physics Olympiads The five students who represented the country at IPhO were Bhaskar Gupta from Mumbai, Lay Jain from Kota, Nishant Abhangi of Rajkot, Pawan Goyal from Jaipur and Siddharth Tiwary from Kolkata. "The experimental component was hard, but the theoretical exam was easier", said Goyal, one of the top 10 rankers for JEE (Advanced) this year. Three out of the five-member team are going to study at IIT Bomb... [Full Article...]


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