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The Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky is shutting down production due to rising energy costs. In a statement, the company says the plant idling is the "direct result of skyrocketing energy costs," specifically blaming the Russian war in Ukraine for the dramatic increase.The production stoppage will impact some 628 workers who will be laid off at the second largest employer in the area, according to the Messenger-Inquirer.The company will close the smelter for nine to 12 months beginning today, until energy prices return to normal levels. The company only gave employees about three days' notice, informing them on the closure last Wednesday. According to the company, the plant is its largest U.S. smelter and the largest producer of high purity aluminum in North America. The aluminum is used extensively in the defense industry as well as in aerospace applications. For example, it's used in F16s, naval war vessels, Boeing 747s and even at the International Space Station.As recently as last week, the company was increasing production and hiring, but power problems brought everything to a halt. According to Jesse Gary, president and CEO of Century Aluminum, power costs have more than tripled the historical average in a very short period. However, he remains confident that the smelter could reopen once prices stabilize. Still, the company gave no assurance that the plant will reopen after the shutdown.
S3 EP23: Tim PeakeJoining me to discuss his travel and holiday stories this week is Major Timothy Nigel “Tim” Peake CMG - British Army Air Corps officer, European Space Agency astronaut and a former International Space Station crew member. Enjoy! Thanks, Alan. xxPlease subscribe and review. Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Infinite is a location-based VR experience that allows you to freely roam around an architectural abstraction of the International Space Station with friends and
From filling the gap left by a retiring International Space Station to a possible solution to a unique supply chain issue, commercial space leaders weigh in on the future of the industry.
The International Space Station has been the main site of human exploration in orbit for the past 20 years. Crews have been shuttling back and forth for missions as short as a couple of weeks or as long as a year. But the ISS can't last forever. Matt Ondler, chief technology officer and director of spacecraft development at Axiom Space, a space hardware and services company in Houston, discusses the challenges and opportunities in developing a one of a number of commercial projects vying to become humanity's next outpost in orbit.
Is the gas Station prices getting you down? Has the train left the Station without you? Tired of your local radio Station? Or feeling a little spacy on the International Space Station? Well then give our Stations a try! Curt shares a popular idea for camps about creating stations for the campers. A place that has some free play/choice. He gives tons of great ideas for themes and topics you can host a “Station” around!
The Site by Carlos ValrandThe Site provides a gaze into shadowy government entities and their relationships with enterprises with an otherworldly reach. When London schoolteacher Cicely Denfeld begins experiencing vivid and disturbing dreams, she has no idea that they could be foreshadowing a secret reality that has long been hidden from the public eye. In haunting dreams, Cicely lives out the experiences of strangers Charles Ryder and Vivian Venables, involved in recovering a secret document taken from an American government contractor. While Cicely, with the help of a psychiatrist, seeks to understand the bizarre dreams that plague her, Charles and Vivian follow a trail of hidden knowledge that could impact the entire world. Valrand's gripping plot introduces new twists to a classical science fiction alien contact story. The plot takes the reader from a cozy flat, a school, a psychiatrist's office and posh clubs in London to dangerous encounters in a Caribbean island and a spymaster's office in Miami. A visit to a university library and a meeting at an establishment in Los Angeles called The Red Chalice leads to a virtually unreachable location in the Tehachapi Mountains and a most daunting, dazzling and far-reaching journey.Carlos Valrand has participated as an engineer and manager in NASA and Department of Defense projects such as the International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, the Strategic Defense Initiative, and the USAF C-5A and C-130 aircraft. He has authored various aerospace system functional requirements documents and technical papers, and has developed and taught courses in dynamic simulations, aerodynamics, and space vehicle guidance, navigation and control. Mr. Valrand is a contributor to the web site Internet Looks (internetlooks.com). He lives in Texas.https://www.amazon.com/Site-Carlos-Valrand/dp/0578838133/http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/cvalrandec.mp3
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Dr. Jenifer “Dr. Dust” Millard host. Damien Phillips, John Wildridge and Dustin Ruoff produce. The Discussion: Discrimination in science and academia. Returning to the Welsh valleys to attempt astronomy. Free NASA merch from Official NASA Gear. Listener's comments on Boeing and the state of spaceflight innovation. The News: Assembly of China's Tiangong space station. Artemis 1 wet rehearsal attempt #2. France join the Artemis Accord. NASA outsources moon suit developments. SpaceX's critical approval for starship flight tests. The news discussion: NASA to formally investigate UFOs – is this wise? Q&A: How many people can you get on the International Space Station? From our good friend O G Duddy (@Derry_Man1) in Derry, Northern Ireland. www.awesomeastronomy.com Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well). We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://www.redbubble.com/people/CosmoQuestX/shop for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) ------------------------------------ The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by the Planetary Science Institute. http://www.psi.edu Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.
Making his way from Earth to the cosmos, CAPT Cassidy was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 2004. Assigned his first spaceflight in 2009 as a mission specialist aboard the STS-127, he became the 500th person in history to fly into space, as well as the second-ever SEAL. In subsequent flight experiences, CAPT Cassidy was assigned to Expedition 35 in 2013 as a flight engineer and Expedition 63 as Commander of the International Space Station in 2020. While at NASA, CAPT Cassidy accumulated 378 days in space, 54 hours, and 51 minutes of spacewalk time, placing him in an elite group of four U.S. crewmembers with 10 spacewalks. He was named NASA's Chief Astronaut in 2015, a role in which he was responsible for flight assignments, mission preparation, and on-orbit support of U.S. crews and organizing astronaut office support for future launch vehicles. He served in this position for two years before returning to normal flight status. In May 2021, three-time space veteran CAPT Cassidy announced his retirement from both NASA and the Navy, transitioning into his current role as CEO and president of the National Medal of Honor Museum.Among CAPT Cassidy's awards and honors is the Bronze Star with combat “V,” the Presidential Unit Citation for leading a nine-day operation at the Zharwar Kili cave complex on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, a second Bronze Star for combat leadership during Operation Enduring Freedom, and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. He completed the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, and spent three weeks cycling through the Amazon rainforest in 2017. CAPT Cassidy earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and his Master of Science in ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Husson University in 2015, and a second honorary Ph.D. from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2021.Exclusively represented by the Leading Authorities speakers bureau, CAPT Cassidy's talks explore the habits of effective leaders and how they can motivate their teams to overcome the obstacles in front of them, foster a high-performing culture of trust, and thrive in clutch moments when everything is on the line. With a talent for storytelling and well-timed humor, he shares his inspiring journey from the U.S. Naval Academy to becoming NASA's 15th Chief Astronaut — motivating audiences to develop a never-quit mindset to accomplish their goals and help others along the way.
For decades, U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts have lived side-by-side aboard the International Space Station. Host Aaron Scott talks with Science Correspondent Geoff Brumfiel about how a war on planet Earth is changing life in space and what those changes say about the limits of science as a tool for diplomacy. For more of Geoff's reporting, check out "Russia's war in Ukraine is threatening an outpost of cooperation in space."You can follow Aaron on Twitter @AaronScottNPR and Geoff @GBrumfiel. Email Short Wave at ShortWave@NPR.org.
The Discussion: Discrimination in science and academia Returning to the Welsh valleys to attempt astronomy Free NASA merch from Official NASA Gear Listener's comments on Boeing and the state of spaceflight innovation. The News: Assembly of China's Tiangong space station Artemis 1 wet rehearsal attempt #2 France join the Artemis Accord NASA outsources moon suit developments SpaceX's critical approval for starship flight tests The news discussion: NASA to formally investigate UFOs – is this wise? Q&A: How many people can you get on the International Space Station? From our good friend O G Duddy (@Derry_Man1) in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The International Space Station has been continuously inhabited for over 20 years now, serving as a peaceful collaboration between space-faring nations. But it's a machine, and it's getting old. In addition, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made things, complicated. What's the future for the ISS?
After decades in orbit, the International Space Station goes offline in 2030 and will retire by burning up in the atmosphere. A crop of new space stations are ready to take its place. Recode's Rebecca Heilweil explains. Read Rebecca's story: https://www.vox.com/recode/22839485/space-station-iss-orbit-satellites Today's episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. This episode originally published January 3, 2022. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
One of the challenges I've faced when traveling and working out of my RV is getting high speed internet service. It's estimated that over 1 million people are living in their RV's Full time. For those that work out of their RV's it's challenging to first off get a reservation and secondly to find a park that has fast fiber service. Let's look at this another way, most RV's today may come with 3-4 TV's and most parks offer cable connections and I'm sure I speak for others, but cable just isn't working these days. At best you'll get old cable channels that offer old TV stations from back in the 70's. Our society is much hungrier for internet TV these days where you can login to your App of Choice like Hulu, Netflix or Pandora. How can we get that kind of service if the park we're in doesn't offer fiber? Well up until now, you could use your own portable Dish Network satellite which did lessen the pain, but it still wasn't great. There were a couple of other options, but none of them offered the speed you need. In my RV alone, I have 3 TV's, 2 phones, my desktop computer and a laptop. At most, I have 7 connected devices and that's just one RV, take 7 the number of RVs in one park, let's just say 100 RV's at best. That's 700 connected devices at one time. How can you get excellent high-speed internet while traveling? Insert Elon Musk. It seems everywhere you turn these days, you're hearing about Elon Musk and how he's changing the world in a good way. If you don't know, Elon Musk is a South African entrepreneur known for founding PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He became a multi-millionaire in his late 20's and today he is the richest man on Earth surpassing Jeff Bezos. Musk became more famous in May 2012 when SpaceX launched a rocket carrying the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station. In March of 2018 SpaceX received permission to launch a fleet of satellites into the low orbit around the Earth for the purpose of providing internet service. He named the satellite network – Starlink. He intended to “deploy the world's most advanced broadband internet service and make it more accessible in rural areas where the current service is not available, too expensive to have or just unreliable. It's hard to say how many satellites have been released above our skies but I know that he's gotten permission to launch 12,500 though 30,000 are planned right now. Right now, if you live in a remote area that's never had internet service or you just want the service to replace what you're currently using, you can order the Residential service. However, because his service is so popular and he's still recovering from the Covid delays, you can expect to order Starlink now with a future delivery date. I have ordered the residential Starlink and it was expected to delivery in late 2021, but I'm still waiting. I also believe that because I'm in a heavily populated area that my delivery will be late because Elon is smart and he's going after the remote area's first. I know this because a friend of mine ordered his way after me and he's been using his service out in the boonies for several months and I'm still waiting. The really cool aspect of this is that this residential service can have up to 128 connections! The hardware cost is $599 and it's $110 a month for the service, which is way less than I pay now and the service is expected to be a lot better than what I have now. I want to use this service for my short-term rentals and I'm really excited to try it out, but I have to be bit more patient until mine arrives! I checked back the other day, and now Elon is offering Business Service which gives you more broadband service than the residential service. This means that any RV Park that currently does not have service can now get service! The hardware cost $2500 and the service is $500 a month. I'll leave the link in my notes so you can check your service address. I've saved the best for last! Elon now has service for RV's! Basically, you'll need to check to see if service is available at your home base. If it is, you can place an order and from what I understand the unit will ship right away. It's an easy setup. Place it in your RV and when you get to your destination, you setup the unit with a clear direct path to the sky, start up the service and start using it. As you travel you can stop and start service wherever you want, but you cannot use the service while driving. Here's another helpful hint, go join the FB Group call Starlink for RV'ers and other mobile users to learn about individual experiences. So far, I have not read anything that would deter me from buying it now. The only reason I have not is because I'm not traveling right now in my RV otherwise I'd be on board. I'm Mechiel Kopaska of the Fearless Innovator Podcast, thank you for listening and I hope you found this information helpful. Starlink
Welcome back to Laser Focused, brought to you by Velo3D! This show highlights the leaders who are changing the world with new design and innovations. This week CMO and Brand Disruptor at Velo3D, Renette Youssef, speaks to senior project engineer at Aerospace Corporation, Kenneth Harris II! Beginning his work with NASA at just 16, he has worked on several satellite missions and was recognized on Forbes' 30 under 30 list for science in 2020. Today, Kenneth and Renette discuss working with NASA while completing high school, his work on the James Webb Space Telescope detecting the light from stars billions of light years away, shifting the definition of success, and space travel. Kenneth delves into his relationship with his father and how it created a passion for mentorship that has him traveling nationally to engage with students regarding STEM. Hear about working with international space agencies at James Webb, while becoming the youngest African American to perform and lead integration at just 24 years old. Renette and Kenneth touch on the use of 3D printing on the International Space Station and the potential uses for additive manufacturing on the Lunar surface, Mars, and beyond! Sit back and enjoy this incredible and inspiring episode of Laser Focused, presented by Velo3D.Follow UsTwitter @VELO3DMetalFacebook @velo3dInstagram @velo3dPresented by Velo3Dwww.velo3d.com
Heredity was once thought to be straightforward. Genes were passed in an immutable path from parents to you, and you were stuck – or blessed – with what you got. DNA didn't change. But now we know that's not true. Epigenetic factors, such as your environment and your lifestyle, control how your genes are expressed. Meanwhile, the powerful tool CRISPR allows us to tinker with the genes themselves. DNA is no longer destiny. Hear the results from the NASA twin study and what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA after a year on the International Space Station. Plus, whether there's evidence that epigenetic changes can be passed down. And, if we can wipe out deadly malaria by engineering the mosquito genome for sterility, should we do it? Guests: Scott Kelly – Former military test pilot and astronaut and author of “Infinite Wonder” Carl Zimmer – Columnist for The New York Times, author of “She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity" Christopher Mason – Associate professor of genetics and computational biology at Weill Cornell Medicine Michael Snyder – Chair of the genetics department and director of the Center for Genomics and Precision Medicine at Stanford University Nicole Gladish – PhD candidate, department of medical genetics, University of British Columbia Originally aired October 15, 2018 This episode brought to you in part by Hero Wars. Learn more about Hero Wars at hero-wars.com Featuring music by Dewey Dellay and Jun Miyake Big Picture Science is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Please contact email@example.com to inquire about advertising on Big Picture Science. You can get early access to ad-free versions of every episode by joining us on Patreon. Thanks for your support! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Kenya for a general knowledge trivia quiz with topics including Weird State Laws, Space Travel, TV Theme Songs, African Geography, Astronomy, Sports Terms and more! Round One WEIRD STATE LAWS - Which state has their cheese regulated by state law to be "fine, highly pleasing and free from undesirable flavors and odors"? SPACE - In 2012, SpaceX sent the first commercial spacecraft named after what mythical animal to rendezvous and dock with the International Space Station? TV SHOW THEMES - "Having an Average Weekend" by the Canadian band Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, is the theme song for what ensemble comedic television series, whose first season debuted in 1988 and sixth season debuted in 2022? CARS - Known as the Inspire in Japan, what midsize car model debuted in the U.S. market in 1976 and whose name is synonymous with "harmony"? AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY - The Horn of Africa, the fourth largest peninsula in the world, is comprised of four countries; name three of them. PRIDE FLAGS - In the LGBT community, what sexual identity is represented by a magenta, yellow, and cyan flag? Round Two CHEMICAL ELEMENTS - What poisonous chemical element, used in pesticides, herbicides and insecticides, has the atomic number 33? COMPOSERS - Which Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, known for his 1996 debut hit song "Barely Breathing", won two Tony Awards for the Broadway musical Spring Awakening? POP MUSIC - What is the mononym of the original singer-songwriter of "Brand New Key", which she shares with the first names of Scarlett O'Hara's sister-in-law/best friend friend in Gone With the Wind, the late female lead-singer of Euro-Dance duo La Bouche, and the actress who was nominated for 1988's Working Girl? AUTOMOBILES - In 1996, what became the first minivan to be named Motor Trend Magazine's Car of the Year? ASTRONOMY - What type of star is formed when the core of a massive supergiant collapses (resulting in a celestial object that has a mass greater than our sun) and inspired the name of a Nickelodeon cartoon character? The highest mountain on the African continent is Mount Kilimanjaro, with an elevation of 19,341 feet. With an elevation of 17,057 feet, what is the second highest mountain in Africa? Rate My Question BALLPARKS - Which Major League Baseball team was the last to install lights in their ballpark? Final Questions U.S. PRESIDENTS - Eight U.S. Presidents have died in office. Seven have been victim to the so-called 20-year curse, where every U.S. president elected in a year ending in -0 between 1840 and 1960 have died in office. Who is the only U.S. President to have died in office who was not elected in a year ending in -0, serving only sixteen months from 1849-1850? This former military leader was taken out by an intestinal ailment after consuming raw cherries and iced milk after the fourth of July? REGIONAL U.S. FOODS - Which U.S. state is known for its official "nosh" chislic, deep-fried cubes of seasoned red meat on toothpicks served with hot sauce, ranch or Lawry's Seasoned Salt? SPORTS TERMS - Mashie, niblick and jigger are antiquated terms from what sport? Upcoming LIVE Know Nonsense Trivia Challenges June 8th, 2022 - Know Nonsense Challenge - Point Ybel Brewing Co. - 7:30 pm EDT June 9th, 2022 - Know Nonsense Trivia Challenge - Ollie's Pub Records and Beer - 7:30 pm EDT You can find out more information about that and all of our live events online at KnowNonsenseTrivia.com All of the Know Nonsense events are free to play and you can win prizes after every round. Thank you Thanks to our supporters on Patreon. Thank you, Quizdaddies – Gil, Tim, Tommy, Adam, Brandon Thank you, Team Captains – Kristin & Fletcher, Aaron, Matthew, David Holbrook, Mo, Lydia, Rick G, Skyler Thank you, Proverbial Lightkeepers – Elyse, Kaitlynn, Frank, Trent, Nina, Justin, Katie, Ryan, Robb, Captain Nick, Grant, Ian, Tim Gomez, Rachael, Moo, Rikki, Nabeel, Jon Lewis, Adam, Lisa, Spencer, Luc, Hank, Manu, Justin P., Cooper, Sarah, Karly, Lucas Thank you, Rumplesnailtskins – Mike J., Mike C., Efren, Steven, Kenya, Dallas, Issa, Paige, Allison, Kevin & Sara, Alex, Mike K., Loren, MJ, HBomb, Aaron, Laurel, FoxenV, Sarah, Edsicalz, Megan, brandon, Chris, Alec, Sai, Nathan, Tim If you'd like to support the podcast and gain access to bonus content, please visit http://theknowno.com and click "Support." Special Guest: Kenya Zarns.
The Stuph File Program Featuring John Christmas, co-author of KGB Banker; Thordur O. Thordarson, manager of The Icelandic Phallological Museum; & science writer Andrew Fazekas, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky Download John Christmas, the co-author of the geopolitical thriller, KGB Banker, inspired by his own story, taking place on the Russia/Ukraine border. John has lived a very interesting life. While heading up an international banking group, John tried to expose fraud he uncovered without realizing that the bank in question was a KGB front and he was forced to leave the country to start a new life. Thordur O. Thordarson is the manager of The Icelandic Phallological Museum, probably the only museum in the world to contain a collection of phallic specimens belonging to all the various types of mammal found in a single country. Science writer, Andrew Fazekas, The Night Sky Guy, author of National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky, on the Boeing Starliner test flight to the International Space Station. (Patreon Stuph File Program fans, there is a Patreon Reward Extra where Andrew talk about the Milky Way Black Hole; water on Mars; and the US Military's hearings on UFO's). Now you can listen to selected items from The Stuph File Program on the new audio service, Audea. A great way to keep up with many of the interviews from the show and take a trip down memory lane to when this show began back in 2009, with over 650 selections to choose from! This week's guest slate is presented by Joseph McKeown, Product Adoption Specialist for Lightspeed Software Company.
This is Stephen Schmidt from the Gazette digital news desk and I'm here with your update for Friday, June 3. It looks to be another sunny day on Friday, with a chance for rain returning on Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature will be close to 79 degrees in the Cedar Rapids area with sunny skies. The skies will remain mostly clear Friday night, with a low around 53 degrees. A man shot two females to death and then apparently killed himself Thursday night outside a church in Ames, authorities said. Details were scarce about the shooting Thursday night, as police did not have much information to release about the victims or the motive for the shooting. They did confirm that the shooting happened outside the Cornerstone Church, a megachurch on the outskirts of Ames. A news conference about the shooting is planned for Friday morning. After state lawmakers last week passed a last-minute two-year moratorium on new casino licenses, state gaming regulators on Thursday voiced concern the move would introduce politics into Iowa's gaming operations. Commissioner Lance Horbach, a former Republican lawmaker from Tama, said the point of commissions is to keep politics out of decisions. “My concern is if this is signed, politics is now in Iowa's gaming industry,” Horbach said, according to audio of the commission's meeting. Commissioner Daryl Olsen, a Republican from Audubon, said commissioners were “surprised” and “disappointed” with the moratorium. The members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission opted to wait to see if Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs the bill before deciding what's next for a Linn County casino application. There have been multiple initiatives and votes for a Cedar Rapids casino in the last decade, with all of them ending in defeat. Organizers had hoped to pitch their latest $250 million vision for a casino and entertainment complex before the gaming regulators this week, but these plans were derailed by the moratorium. Collins Aerospace and two other companies have been chosen to design NASA's next-generation spacesuit. Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapid's largest employer, said on its website the suits could be worn by astronauts “when working outside the International Space Station and — within the next decade — on the moon.” The suits, according to the website, will “offer enhanced mobility and weigh less than the current generation spacesuits, allowing for increased mission times. The suits are also designed to accommodate nearly every astronaut body type and can rapidly incorporate new technologies.” The suits will be engineered and designed in Windsor Locks, Conn., and assembly, maintenance and testing of the suit will be completed at its https://www.collinsaerospace.com/newsroom/News/2021/05/Collins-expands-Operations-to-Houston-Spaceport (Houston Spaceport facility,) Jessica Napoli, external communications senior manager, told the Gazette in an email.
When you hear the word “extinction,” what comes to mind? Dinosaurs? Asteroids? Volcanoes? How about the International Space Station? Join us for our next six-part miniseries on Extinctions as we learn about the demise of the dinosaurs, what makes a comet “extinct,” the Cambrian and Triassic periods, volcanoes, and the aforementioned (planned) fiery end of the International Space Station!This episode was produced by Shane M Hanlon and mixed by Collin Warren. Artwork by Karen Romano Young.
A few weeks back, Christine and JJ began exploring and describing the world of virtual reality. Today, that exploration continues. First they discuss the connection between the visual and physical, then giggle about childhood dreams of a real-life holodeck. Finally, the intrepid pair takes a quick trip to the International Space Station!Support the show
Photo: "The refilling of the Mediterranean about five million years ago may have been the biggest flood in our planet's history. By one estimate, the cascade of water that filled the cavernous basin was about 500 times larger than the flow of the Amazon River." The Mediterranean Sea's only connection to the world's oceans is through a narrow strip of water between Europe and Africa known as the Strait of Gibraltar, as shown here in a image taken from the International Space Station. PHOTOGRAPH BY NASA 6/8: Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds, by Thomas Halliday Hardcover – February 1, 2022 https://www.amazon.com/Otherlands-Journeys-Earths-Extinct-Ecosystems/dp/0593132882/ref=pd_bxgy_img_sccl_1/139-3114007-6820565?pd_rd_w=q9bMH&content-id=amzn1.sym.6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=861DVHNT17NQGPGYMX3W&pd_rd_wg=cvdIf&pd_rd_r=8d2d61ff-df22-48a6-bc73-b851700178a1&pd_rd_i=0593132882&psc=1 The past is past, but it does leave clues, and Thomas Halliday has used cutting-edge science to decipher them more completely than ever before. In Otherlands, Halliday makes sixteen fossil sites burst to life on the page. This book is an exploration of the Earth as it used to exist, the changes that have occurred during its history, and the ways that life has found to adapt―or not. It takes us from the savannahs of Pliocene Kenya to watch a python chase a group of australopithecines into an acacia tree; to a cliff overlooking the salt pans of the empty basin of what will be the Mediterranean Sea just as water from the Miocene Atlantic Ocean spills in; into the tropical forests of Eocene Antarctica; and under the shallow pools of Ediacaran Australia, where we glimpse the first microbial life. Otherlands also offers us a vast perspective on the current state of the planet. The thought that something as vast as the Great Barrier Reef, for example, with all its vibrant diversity, might one day soon be gone sounds improbable. But the fossil record shows us that this sort of wholesale change not only is possible but has repeatedly happened throughout Earth history. Even as he operates on this broad canvas, Halliday brings us up close to the intricate relationships that defined these lost worlds. In novelistic prose that belies the breadth of his research, he illustrates how ecosystems are formed; how species die out and are replaced; and how species migrate, adapt, and collaborate. It is a breathtaking achievement: a surprisingly emotional narrative about the persistence of life, the fragility of seemingly permanent ecosystems, and the scope of deep time, all of which have something to tell us about our current crisis.
Nicole is an astronaut, aquanaut, artist, mom, and now author of her first book Back to Earth ~ What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet - And Our Mission To Protect It. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone's appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth. Today on the Casual Space Podcast is Beth's conversation with Nicole recorded earlier this month, in preparation for the Analog Astronaut Conference in Tucson, Arizona, where Nicole shares a variety of thoughts about analogs, what it was like to live under the sea, and seeing our beautiful Earth from Space. More about Nicole Stott: She is a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days as a crewmember on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle. Personal highlights of her time in space include performing a spacewalk (10th woman to do so), flying the robotic arm to capture the first free-flying HTV, painting a watercolor (now on display at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum), working with her international crew on science that is all about improving life on Earth, and of course the life changing view of our home planet. She is also a NASA Aquanaut. In preparation for spaceflight she was a crew member on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory. Nicole believes that the international model of peaceful and successful cooperation we have experienced in the extreme environments of space and sea holds the key to the same kind of peaceful and successful cooperation for all of humanity here on Earth. On her post-NASA mission, Nicole is a co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation --- uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. Follow Nicole and her art here: https://www.npsdiscovery.com Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet―And Our Mission to Protect It In her book, Back to Earth, Stott imparts essential lessons in problem-solving, survival, and crisis response that each of us can practice to make change. She knows we can overcome differences to address global issues, because she saw this every day on the International Space Station. Stott shares stories from her spaceflight and insights from scientists, activists, and changemakers working to solve our greatest environmental challenges. She learns about the complexities of Earth's biodiversity from NASA engineers working to enable life in space and from scientists protecting life on Earth for future generations. Ultimately, Stott reveals how we each have the power to respect our planetary home and one another by living our lives like crewmates, not passengers, on an inspiring shared mission GET THE BOOK: Get your copy of Back to Earth here: Back to Earth: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Earth-Planet_And-Mission-Protect/dp/1541675045 And, you can learn more about Analog Astronauts and our missions at: https://www.analog-astronaut.com/
Jim Bruton has led a life of childhood dreams. As a little boy, he fantasized about flying a World War 1 aircraft, inventing science-fiction gadgets and traveling the world, filming animals and people along the way. Today, he has an Emmy for his work on National Geographic Television and he invented the satellite-videophone which disrupted how television news can be produced from remote and extreme places where live video was impossible before. He further refined his system to include uses in telemedicine, becoming a Guest Lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine, integrating biometrics destined for the International Space Station and then testing them two years in a row with climbers at Mt. Everest. Jim's adventures have taken him to all seven continents, the Titanic, the North Pole, Mt. Everest and many war zones. But his long lasting desire since birth was to know God. Today Jim talks about his book The In Between, A Trip of a Lifetime, About his Near-Death Experience, the plane crash leading up to it, and his changes in perspective that followed. inbetweenproductions.com*************************PROMO:wellnesscontinuing.comLIFE CONTINUINGlifecontinuing.comInstagram:@lifecontinuingpodcastCreator: Tania BergAdvisor: Amanda CupidoMusic: Richard FerenEditor: Cathy Ord
Photo: Boeing's Starliner CST-100. Engineers work with the solar array for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft at Spectrolab in Sylmar, California. The solar arrays will power the Starliner as it flies through space and while it is docked to the International Space Station. Photo credit: Boeing #HotelMars: Starliner succeeds glitchily. Douglas Messier is Managing Editor of ParabolicArc.com, a daily blog that covers commercial space and more. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-23/pandemic-driven-trade-boom-begins-to-fade-for-asia-manufacturers?cmpid=BBD052422_TRADE&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=220524&utm_campaign=trade&sref=5g4GmFHo
Friend of the show Paris Marx is back to talk about the phenomenon of SpaceX propaganda on our beloved streaming platforms. Return to Space, directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, chronicles the quest of SpaceX to privatize space travel by sending two dads to the International Space Station. ReComradations:Evan: watching Hong Sang-soo movies, and notably Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)Paris: Night Raiders, dir. Danis Goulet (2021) Listen to Tech Won't Save Us! Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month.
This episode covers the latest in entertainment, tech, and space news. Topics include potential buyers for EA Games, Gamestop's NFT marketplace, and a major lawsuit filed against Mark Zuckerberg. We ask that you support the show in any way possible. You can like, share, rate or comment on any of the various social media and podcast players. Join the conversation in our closed Facebook group at https://www.thenerdcantina.com/community, or become a patron on our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/thenerdcantina) where a pledge of as little as $1 will get you a free sticker. ‘Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness' Enters $800M+https://deadline.com/2022/05/doctor-strange-in-the-multiverse-of-madness-bad-guys-uncharted-roundup-global-international-box-office-1235030029/ Yahoo Entertainment: ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers' Random (Ugly) Cameo Sets Twitter Ablaze.https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chip-n-dale-rescue-rangers-144436686.html Apple in talks to purchase EAhttps://9to5mac.com/2022/05/23/apple-ea-in-talks/ The Verge: Spotify experiments with musician NFT galleries.https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/16/23074909/spotify-experiments-musician-nft-galleries Decrypt: Spike Lee on Using NFTs to Fund Films: 'The Horse Is Out the Barn'.https://decrypt.co/101021/spike-lee-nfts-films-veecon CNBC: EBay is entering the NFT business, with an assist from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/23/ebay-enters-nft-business-with-assist-from-hockey-icon-wayne-gretzky-.html IFLScience: 'Vastly Uneven Ratio Of Men To Women' Shuts Down Bored Ape NFT Dating App.https://www.iflscience.com/technology/vastly-uneven-ratio-of-men-to-women-shuts-down-bored-ape-nft-dating-app/ Cointelegraph: OpenSea launches 'Seaport' marketplace protocol allowing NFT bartering.https://cointelegraph.com/news/opensea-launches-seaport-marketplace-protocol-allowing-nft-bartering Decrypt: GameStop Rolls Out MetaMask-like Ethereum Wallet to Support NFT Marketplace.https://decrypt.co/101133/gamestop-rolls-out-metamask-like-ethereum-wallet-to-support-nft-marketplace Yahoo Finance: Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says the blockchain's highly anticipated ‘merge' will happen in August.https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ethereum-co-founder-vitalik-buterin-144013071.html DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica data breachhttps://abcnews.go.com/Business/dc-attorney-general-sues-mark-zuckerberg-cambridge-analytica/story?id=84911205 CNET: Boeing Starliner Making Second Attempt To Reach International Space Station.https://www.cnet.com/science/space/boeing-starliner-making-second-attempt-to-reach-international-space-station/ Space.com: Boeing's Starliner docks at International Space Station for 1st time.https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-docking-international-space-station/ Interesting Engineering: The DoD plans to launch two nuke-propelled spacecraft by 2027.https://interestingengineering.com/dod-nuke-propelled-spacecraft
Space flight is hard on the human body. Astronauts lose muscle mass and bone density. They're exposed to radiation that increases the risk of cancer and other problems. And that's just the beginning. Long flights aboard the International Space Station have led to changes in the eyes, blood, and brain. Most astronauts who've spent at least six months in orbit have reported vision problems. The eye can change shape, and connections between the eye and the optic nerve can be frayed. Researchers aren't sure what causes the problems. It could be simply the lack of gravity, but other factors could be at work as well. Astronauts also suffer a loss of red blood cells. A recent study found that the body is actually destroying the cells. And it continues to do so as long as the person is in space. Cell production improves after landing, but levels remain low even a year later. Again, there's no confirmed explanation. Another study found that weightlessness also “rewires” parts of the brain. A dozen space travelers were scanned before and shortly after their trips, and again a few months later. The scans revealed changes to the connections between parts of the brain that control motor functions. And the changes persisted after the return to Earth. Researchers say the brain was adapting to weightlessness, where moving is quite different than it is on Earth. So a long trip to space is no vacation for the human body. Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory
Hello everyone, it's Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today's session: Navigating a declining stock market How higher interest rates benefit banks A possible reduction of Chinese tariffs helps lead the market upward Zoom up big in the after-hours market on strong earnings Starbucks leaving Russia Boeing's Starliner reaches the International Space Station
Due to a family emergency, we will be posting our regularly-scheduled Over Coffee® episode later this week. Meanwhile, please enjoy this reposting of one of our all-time-favorite episodes! Imagine that you're at work. You're performing a routine task with technology. Suddenly, everything stops working. And your co-workers all come out and ask, "What did you do?" That's bad enough. But now--imagine that this happens to you aboard the International Space Station. And it's up to you to fix everything. Otherwise, your life--and those of your team--will be at risk. That's what happened to NASA Astronaut and retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock. When this happened, during Doug's time as a flight engineer for Expedition 24, and commander of Expedition 25, he was no stranger to troubleshooting in space. Doug Wheelock at Space Apps Pasadena, 2016. Serving as a flight mission specialist on STS-120, the space shuttle's 23rd mission to the International Space Station During that mission, Doug worked with the crew on emergency repairs after one of the solar panels malfunctioned. What would be the odds of a second, more critical incident during Doug's next ISS flight? Perhaps it's best summed up in one of Doug's comments: "Space has lots of surprises for us." And it certainly did. During this 2010 expedition, the spacecraft went into “survival” mode, shutting down half the ISS' external-cooling system. Doug and his team were able to innovate against the clock. In the process, their repair of the Space Station's technology won numerous innovation awards. Here is our interview with Doug, from 2016 NASA International Space Apps Pasadena. On this episode of Over Coffee®, we cover: How Doug first became interested in aviation and space travel; What Doug tells the astronauts he trains, about efficient spacewalking; What an average day is like, aboard the ISS; How Doug spent his leisure time, aboard the International Space Station; How the crew manages “crew sleep”, with a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes; The procedures NASA astronauts are trained to observe, after an emergency alarm; Doug's recollections of his experience in 2010, when half the ISS' cooling system shut down; Some of the innovations Doug saw teams coming up with, at 2016 International Space Apps Pasadena; Doug's advice for innovators. The 2022 NASA Space Apps Challenge dates have been announced: October 1-2, 2022! We'll give you more information as it becomes available. And no, we are not, in any way, shape or form, affiliated with nor endorsed by NASA. We just think this is a very cool event!
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On this episode of the Business Podcast, sponsored by Bell, our guests are “Rocket Ron” Epstein, PhD, of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory and Sash Tusa of Agency Partners. Topics: — Analysis as Wall Street descends into bear market territory over long-range economic concerns — European performance and a look at impact of China's continuing covid lockdowns — How inflation will impact global air traffic, including for business travelers — US and European defense spending update in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and whether Republican lawmakers will put the brakes on American military investment over debt concerns — Economic impact of London's move to change Brexit agreement and implications for other UK treaties — Future of the AUKUS partnership with the election Anthony Albanese to succeed Scott Morrison as Australia's new Labor prime minister — Boeing's Starliner successfully docks with the International Space Station and investigators suspect aircrew deliberately crashed China Eastern 737, but concerns mount over giant's leadership — Rising covid rates as global health officials monitor monkeypox outbreaks
Astronauts on the International Space Station have been conducting experiments to grow food, including peppers and radishes. Christina Johnson, a NASA postdoc fellow at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been working on a variety of techniques to grow food in space. Learn what she thinks about the future of growing food beyond our planet.
Astronauts on the International Space Station have been conducting experiments to grow food, including peppers and radishes. Christina Johnson, a NASA postdoc fellow at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, has been working on a variety of techniques to grow food in space. Learn what she thinks about the future of growing food beyond our planet.
With Niki aboard the International Space Station for medical treatment, John and LB answer questions from the Fanbyte Discord and also cover a few of their own pressing topics, including the physics of pissing yourself while driving an F1 car, the limitations of the TikTok algorithm, which animals work at 5'7", the latest UFO drama, the best spicy noodle, and even a quick trip to the grocery store. More from Fanbyte: Fanbyte Podcast Network (We do other podcasts too!) Follow us on Twitter (Yell at us on Twitter in good ways.) Talk to us on Discord (Talk to us and our loving community. Also we have a pets channel that is very good.) Twitch Live Streams (Hang out with us live.) Rate and review our show (If you have any idea how to describe this show please help us.) And hey, get in touch if you want to advertise with us: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
*Content warning: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault and trauma*This week, jarrett and Tre'vell sit down with sexpert Jimanekia Eborn to answer listener questions about sex and sexuality. It was such a great conversation we couldn't fit it into just one episode. There are questions about mismatched libidos, how to go through a “hoe phase” and communicate with prospective partners, and how to talk to your partners about what you like in bed…before you're in bed. Plus, Tre'vell has thoughts on the Kendrick Lamar single Auntie Diaries.Mentioned in the ShowKendrick Lamar's Auntie DiariesTrauma Queen podcastJimanekia Eborn on TwitterMiss Jaiya's Erotic Blueprint testYes, No, Maybe testDIS/Honorable Mentions JH:dm: to subscriber platforms that don't let you pause/cancel in the app. (orange theory, hello fresh)vitamin d deficiencyhm: Couple's Therapy on Showtimehm: Balance: Positioning Yourself to Do All Things Well by Touré RobertsTAHM: Linnethia LoungeHM: Middle seat etiquette Black History is Happening Every Day!Jessica Watkins to be the 1st Black woman to serve at the International Space Station. On Wednesday, SpaceX launches the next NASA astronauts to the International Space Station — including Jessica Watkins, who is to become the first Black woman on a long-duration mission.Our Sponsors This WeekBetterHelpBetterHelp is customized online therapy that offers video, phone and even live chat sessions with your therapist, so you don't have to see anyone on camera if you don't want to. FANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/FANTI. Brooklinen:Comfort-ers in chief and creators of the softest, most luxurious home essentials, perfect for relaxation. For $20 off your purchase of $100 or more, visit Brooklinen.com and use promo code [FANTI] Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson,Music: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen
Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Biden grieves with families of those killed in the mass shooting in Buffalo, calling out the attack as terrorism inspired by the "poison" of white supremacy. Then, Ukrainian fighters leave a steel plant in the city of Mariupol. Also, Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens its decades-long partnership with NASA and the future of the International Space Station. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
NASA is aiming to expand its astronaut launches from U.S. soil. Boeing is set for a test launch this week of its small spacecraft to the International Space Station. Russia and America have long been partners on the space station, but the invasion of Ukraine has led to new tensions and questions about the future. Miles O'Brien has our report about the rhetoric versus the reality. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Some of the fallout from Russian's invasion of Ukraine is now only 250-miles away. But it's not in Texas. It's above our heads, up in space. The Russian Federation is threatening to abandon the International Space Station. And it's a threat NASA must take seriously. Russia is one of five international partners on the ISS, along with NASA, the European Space Agency, Japan and Canada. And all four partners outside of Russia are having lengthy and serious discussions about a Plan B. But if Russia does bail on the ISS, would it just drop out of the sky? And how could NASA even begin to make up the loss? In this episode of Y'all-itics, the Jasons call up former Astronaut Chris Cassidy, who's trained extensively in Russia, with Russians and on Russian equipment. He says one of the first steps following a collapse in cooperation would be to simply close the hatch between the two modules. It would then quickly get complicated. But Cassidy tells the Jasons he thinks the Russians need us more than we need them. And he explains how it might change business at Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center near Houston, TX.
Photo: The NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, left, congratulates SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk in front of the historic Dragon capsule that returned to Earth on May 31 following the first successful mission by a private company to carry supplies to the International Space Station on June 13, 2012 at the SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas. Bolden and Musk also thanked the more than 150 SpaceX employees working at the McGregor facility for their role in the historic mission. #SpaceX: Biden Administration vs Musk. Liz Peek, The Hill, Fox News https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-reaffirms-disinformation-stance-as-musk-revisits-trump-twitter-ban/ar-AAX7c2X
Photo: HAWTHORNE, Calif. - SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk unveils the Dragon V2 during a ceremony for the new spacecraft inside SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. The spacecraft is designed to carry people into Earth's orbit and was developed in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability agreement. SpaceX is one of NASA's commercial partners working to develop a new generation of U.S. spacecraft and rockets capable of transporting humans to and from Earth's orbit from American soil. Ultimately, NASA intends to use such commercial systems to fly U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2014-2727 #SpaceX: Musk bets the house repeatedly. John Tamny @johntamny , Real Clear Markets; and director, Center for Economic Freedom; and Toreador Research & Trading; Forbes; author, The End of Work: Why Your Passion Can Become Your Job. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-elon-musk-made-us-all-richer-virtual-banking-peter-thiel-paypal-wealth-billionaire-millionaire-investments-cash-online-11651696244