Daily Archives: 28.07.2021

Projects that blaze new trails in research will receive funding at Princeton

Nine exploratory projects, from an effort to exploit inter-microbial warfare in the search for new antibiotics to the development of artificial intelligence for the transcription of ancient documents, have been selected to receive support through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds. The new initiatives, spanning the natural sciences, humanities and collaborations with industry, are in the early stages of investigation ...

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Atlas V, Starliner Set for Historic Space Station Launch on Friday

The OFT-2 Starliner is lowered into place atop the Atlas V earlier this month. Photo Credit: ULA After 19 months of mixed fortunes, the second Orbital Flight Test (OFT-2) of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner—the second of two Commercial Crew vehicles, alongside the in-service SpaceX Crew Dragon—is set to launch from historic Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, ...

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Balloon Mission May Also Work to Detect Quakes on Venus

An opportunity in 2019 lays the groundwork for balloon-borne detectors on Venus, working to unravel a key mystery. The skies of Venus may become a busy place in the coming decade, using technology field-tested here on Earth. A team out of NASA JPL-Caltech hypothesized that terrestrial earthquakes should also produce low-frequency infrasonic sound waves, which would be transmitted from the ...

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IMF keeps its forecast of 6% global growth this year

The IMF said vaccine access was the ‘principal fault line along which the global recovery splits into two blocs’ The global economy will expand by 6% this year, but disparities between nations are widening as advanced economies accelerate while developing countries fall behind, the IMF has said. While the forecast for global growth is unchanged from the previous estimate in ...

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