Juice spacecraft fully integrated and ready for next testing

“ESA’s Juice mission has entered its final phase of development, with the spacecraft moving to an Airbus Defence & Space facility in Toulouse, France, for the next round of testing. The spacecraft has been fully integrated, and these tests will be done in full flight configuration, as Juice is scheduled for launch from Europe’s Spaceport […]

Volvo and DHL Are Partnering on Hub-to-Hub Autonomous Trucking

You’ve probably heard the term “the Great Resignation” in the last year or so, as millions of people reportedly quit their jobs during the pandemic. Hospitality was one of the hardest-hit industries, and multiple sectors of the economy felt (and are still feeling) the pain. Trucking wasn’t spared, and it’s been a blow to a […]

Scientists May Have Discovered the Mechanism Behind Mysterious COVID-19 Symptoms

Scientists have found a biological mechanism that has never been described before, which may help explain the disturbed blood coagulation that has often been observed in n patients with serious and long-term COVID-19. In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disrupted blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have […]

Profitable franchises need growth and termination

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Termination is a necessarily element of successful franchises, say researchers. Franchises are the dominant retail model in the United States, and underpinning their success are franchisors who grow a network of franchisees who use their own resources to open […]

Department of Defense continues to downplay Taliban and Al Qaeda threat in Afghanistan

The U.S. military continues to underestimate Al Qaeda’s strength in Afghanistan and overestimate the threat posed by the Islamic State’s Khorasan Province. The newly released Department of Defense Inspector General report on Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS, the now-defunct mission in Afghanistan) and Operation Enduring Sentinel (OES, the current mission to address threats emanating from Afghanistan) puts […]

Webb telescope nearly set to explore the solar system

Simulated spectroscopy results from the plumes of Europa. This is an example of the data the Webb telescope could return that could identify the composition of subsurface ocean of this moon. Credit: NASA-GSFC/SVS, Hubble Space Telescope, Stefanie Milam, Geronimo Villanueva As NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope moves through the final phases of commissioning its science instruments, we […]

SpaceX Reportedly Paid $250,000 to Silence Sexual Allegations Against Elon Musk

In response to a particularly deranged Elon Musk tweet earlier today, one user made the bold prediction that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO was “definitely having a meltdown because he knows a story about him being a pedophile is about to come out.” The hunch turned out to be correct just hours later, when Insider dropped an […]

Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight

Updated 10 p.m. Eastern with comments from postlaunch briefing. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station on a critical, long-delayed uncrewed test flight of the commercial crew vehicle. An Atlas 5 N22 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space […]

Creating New Countries in the Future will be Challenging at Best

Would the world be better off with relatively more countries or relatively fewer countries? Are the countries we see across the world meeting the needs of the world and their citizens? Should we celebrate or be concerned about the formation of new countries? Most people will likely go along with the argument that creating new […]