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'Vulture bees' have quit pollen to feed their babies rotting meat — a mystery to scientists

Vulture bees in Costa Rica dining on raw chicken bait.Quinn McFrederick/UCR "Vulture bees" have evolved to eat meat instead of relying on pollen like other bees. Scientists hung raw chicken in Costa Rica and watched vulture bees fill their leg pouches and stomachs with it. They found acid-producing microbes in the bees' guts. Acid helps vultures and hyenas digest carrion. A group of scientists biked around Costa Rica's tropical forests, hanging chunks of raw chicken from the trees, in...
Tags: Meat, Science, News, Trends, Gut Bacteria, Bees, Kenya, Costa Rica, Honey, French Guiana, UCR, University of California Riverside UCR, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Quinn McFrederick, Jessica Maccaro, Maccaro


A NASA advisor quits after the agency keeps a $10 billion telescope named after James Webb, who was a senior official during the persecution of gay and lesbian government employees

A NASA advisor has quit after the agency decided to keep the name of James Webb space telescope. NASA/Chris Gunn A NASA advisor quit after the agency decided to keep a space telescope named after James Webb. Webb held a senior government role during the dismissal of gay and lesbian employees in the 1950s. Lucianne Walkowicz said NASA's decision showed the agency "does not deserve my time." A NASA advisor has quit following the agency's decision to keep naming a $10 billion space te...
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A NASA advisor quits after the agency keeps a $10 billion telescope named after James Webb, who was a senior State Department official during the persecution of gay and lesbian government employees

A NASA advisor has quit after the agency decided to keep the name of James Webb space telescope. NASA/Chris Gunn A NASA advisor quit after the agency decided to keep a space telescope named after James Webb. Webb was undersecretary of state during the dismissal of gay and lesbian federal employees in the 1950s. Lucianne Walkowicz said NASA's decision showed the agency "does not deserve my time." A NASA advisor has quit following the agency's decision to keep naming a $10 billion sp...
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NASA advisor quits after the agency keeps a $10 billion telescope named after James Webb, who was a senior State Department official during the persecution of gay and lesbian government employees

A NASA advisor quit after the agency decided to keep the name of the James Webb Space Telescope. Chris Gunn/NASA A NASA advisor quit after the agency decided to keep a space telescope named after James Webb. Webb was undersecretary of state in the 1950s when gay and lesbian federal employees were dismissed. Lucianne Walkowicz said NASA's decision showed that the agency didn't deserve her time. A NASA advisor quit following the agency's decision to keep naming a $10 billion spac...
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James Webb Space Telescope completes its voyage to French Guiana

Only a million or so miles to go The multinational James Webb Space Telescope – named after a former NASA administrator – has arrived in French Guiana, home to Europe's Spaceport, with launch finally in sight.…
Tags: Europe, Nasa, Software, James Webb Space Telescope, French Guiana, Spaceport


Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic cleared for flight, Blue Origin “bet and lost” (ars technica)

Enlarge / Under the stars with the Ariane 6 launch base at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. (credit: ESA) Welcome to Edition 4.18 of the Rocket Report! As usual, it has been a busy week in the world of lift, and as it draws to a close so does the month of September. With three months left in the year, will we see any more orbital rocket debuts in 2021? As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not a...
Tags: Europe, News, Virgin Galactic, Faa, AMP, French Guiana, Eric Berger


NASA Webb Telescope Undergoes Final Tests

NASA engineers are getting one last look at the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST): a final test to show that its 18 gold-tinted mirror segments can unfold into a precise honeycomb configuration. From a report: After the test concludes this week, the giant instrument will be folded up, packed into a shipping container, and shipped off to French Guiana, where it will launch into space on 31 October. The 6.5-meter-wide JWST is the agency's next great observatory, the successor to the Hubble Space T...
Tags: Europe, Congress, Tech, Nasa, Panama Canal, Smith, Jwst, Northrop Grumman, French Guiana, Eric Smith, Webb, NASA Webb Telescope, Redondo Beach California, Kourou, James Webb Space Telescope JWST


Inside the world’s first AI-powered satellite — and its fight against clouds

On September 2 in French Guiana, an AI satellite was launched into the Earth’s orbit for the first time in history. PhiSat-1 is now soaring at over 17,000 mph about 329 miles above us, monitoring polar ice and soil moisture through a hyperspectral-thermal camera, while also testing inter-satellite communication systems. Onboard the small satellite is an AI system developed by Ubotica and powered by Intel‘s Myriad 2 VPU — the same chip inside many smart cameras, Magic Leap’s AR goggles, and a $99...
Tags: Startups, Intel, Earth, French Guiana, Neural, Ubotica


The first satellite with AI onboard is now in orbit, and its tech could completely change how we respond to wildfires

Researchers inspect the computing and camera assembly of the FSSCat/Phi-sat-1 satellite. Tim Herman/Intel Corporation This week the European Space Agency (ESA) and Intel announced they had successfully put the first satellite with on-board AI-processing into space, PhiSat-1. The PhiSat-1 uses Intel's Movidius Myriad 2 chip, which was not originally designed for space travel. PhiSat-1's on-board AI is able to select and automatically delete photos of Earth if they are too obscured by cloud....
Tags: South Korea, Trends, Intel, Earth, Esa, Cern, Switzerland, Satellite, European Space Agency, Ai, Mars, Magic Leap, Business Insider, French Guiana, European Space Agency ESA, Furano


European launch provider Arianespace successfully launches a satellite rideshare demonstration mission

The small satellite launch industry is heating up, with a number of small launch providers currently vying to become the next with an active orbital launch vehicle. Existing large launch vehicle operator Arianespace is also joining the fray, however, and performed a first demonstration launch to show how its rideshare offering will work for small satellite companies. This also marks the first launch for Arianespace in over a year, after a number of launches planned for earlier in 2020 were sc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Flight, Satellite, European Commission, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Kepler, Vega, French Guiana, Outer Space, Arianespace


This new satellite is dedicated to observing alien worlds outside of our solar system

The CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite) observatory, launched from French Guiana on December 18th, has just opened its electronic eyes to the sky. CHEOPS, a joint mission from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the University of Bern, is not designed to discover new worlds, but to carefully study the size, mass, and composition of known exoplanets. Over the course of its mission, CHEOPS could examine thousands of alien worlds in unprecedented detail. “Shortly after the launch on Decemb...
Tags: Startups, Space, French Guiana, European Space Agency ESA, University of Bern, Syndication


The Amazon is under siege

There are many different groups of indigenous people who live within the green walls of the Amazon rainforest, which spans nine countries in South America. These self-sufficient communities, each with their own individual language and culture, have called the rainforest home for millennia and have done so by living within their means thanks to the […] The post The Amazon is under siege appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, South America, Ecuador, Guyana, Bolivia, Regions, French Guiana, Suriname




Successful satellite launch for Graz University of Technology, Austria

The European Space Agency's OPS-SAT CubeSat, the world's first flying laboratory, will test new technologies for operational space applications. OPS-SAT was launched today at 09:54 CET from the European spaceport in Kourou in French Guiana, on board a Soyuz launcher. The mission will last at least 1 year.
Tags: Science, European Space Agency, French Guiana, Kourou, Graz University of Technology Austria


Hear Patti Smith’s New Work With The Soundwalk Collective, a Tribute to the Avant-Garde Poet Antonin Artaud

The Soundwalk Collective has made music art out of found sounds since 2004. They recorded 2012’s Medea while traversing the Black Sea and fishing for sounds using a scanner and high powered aerial antennas; 2014’s Last Beat used contact microphones on the architecture of a music club to collect vibrations instead of music; 2017’s Before Music There Is Blood collaged deep echoing recordings of classical music played in various halls. This time, in their upcoming The Peyote Dance, they hav...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Mexico, France, Russia, India, Paris, Ethiopia, Patti Smith, Smith, Black Sea, Ibiza, Eastern Europe, French Guiana, Nico


Ariane rocket puts telecoms satellites into orbit for India

Two communications satellites -- for India and a consortium from Saudi Arabia, Greece and Cyprus -- were successfully put into orbit by the European aerospace firm ArianeGroup, the company announced. Competition by commercial operators in the lucrative rocket industry has intensified in the past few years, particularly since the launch of Elon Musk's re-usable SpaceX. An Ariane 5 rocket with a payload of nine tonnes lifted off from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana late Tuesday, the fir...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, India, Cyprus, French Guiana, Kourou, ArianeGroup, Saudi Arabia Greece


Why you need to visit French Guiana

During the 2014 World Cup , French Guiana got the geographical equivalent of 15 minutes of fame. A place a good portion of the world didn’t know existed, much less could find on a map, was highlighted in numerous maps of World Cup stadiums around Brazil, as well as the subject of a number of “interesting places to travel around the World Cup” stories in the months leading up to the event. And that was the last most of the world thought about it. It’s not the world’s fault, really. Getting to t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, US, Paris, Italy, Avis, Brazil, New Orleans, South America, Laos, Caribbean, Martinique, Buenos Aires, Canary Islands, Cacao


Spacecraft BepiColombo Poised For Mission To Mercury

The European Space Agency is launching a spacecraft to explore the mysteries of Mercury. BepiColombo, named after the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo, is set to launch at 9:45 p.m. ET Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport in French Guiana. The launch will be livestreamed via ESA's website. NPR reports: The spacecraft is actually made up of two probes: One will go into orbit close to the planet, while the other, supplied by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Ag...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Npr, Venus, Mercury, French Guiana, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Chabot, JAXA, Jan Woerner, BepiColombo, Giuseppe Bepi Colombo


Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

TOKYO (AP) — European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into orbit from French Guiana […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, European Space Agency, Tokyo, French Guiana, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Europe Japan, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace


BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury

The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, European Space Agency, French Guiana, JAXA, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, BepiColombo, Mercury (Planet


Watch the BepiColombo Spacecraft Launch on its Journey to Mercury

The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, European Space Agency, French Guiana, JAXA, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, BepiColombo, Mercury (Planet


BepiColombo Prepares for Launch to Mercury

The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.
Tags: Europe, Japan, News, European Space Agency, French Guiana, JAXA, Space and Astronomy, Rocket Science and Propulsion, BepiColombo, Mercury (Planet


Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

BERLIN (AP) — Final preparations are underway for the launch of a joint-European and Japanese mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun. An Ariane 5 rocket is scheduled to lift the BepiColombo spacecraft into orbit from French Guiana late Friday, after which it will begin its seven-year journey to Mercury. The mission is […]
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Northrop Grumman CEO takes grilling over cost of James Webb telescope, being assembled in Redondo Beach

Congressional representatives this week delivered harsh words to Northrop Grumman CEO Wesley Bush over problems and cost overruns on the James Webb Space Telescope being assembled in Redondo Beach. On Wednesday it was announced the telescope would exceed the $8.8 million price ceiling set by Congress in 2011 and take an additional two years, bringing the total price tag to $9.7 billion and an expected launch date of 2021. When it was first proposed in 1996, the revolutionary telescope billed as ...
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Florent Malouda loses appeal against Gold Cup ineligibility

Florent Malouda played in the 2017 Gold Cup. Former France winger Florent Malouda has lost his appeal against being ruled ineligible to play for French Guiana at the 2017 Gold Cup. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said its judges dismissed Malouda's appeal against CONCACAF, the sport's North American governing body. French Guiana fielded Malouda in a 0-0 draw against Honduras last July despite being told he was not eligible. CONCACAF awarded a 3-0 win to Honduras and suspended Maloud...
Tags: France, Football, Sport, Story, Fifa, Honduras, CONCACAF, CONCACAF Gold Cup, French Guiana, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Guiana, Florent Malouda, Malouda


As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was announced, but it’s a huge move for the UK as it laid the regulatory groundwork that will be needed to create an operational spaceport, potentially by 2020. Some £10 million has been earmarked to build the spaceports and complementary projects, and the UK is also set to create the world’s first fully ...
Tags: TC, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, London, Tech, European Space Agency, South America, French Guiana, Space Camp, Seraphim Capital, Seraphim Space Fund, Airbus Surrey Satellite Technology SES, James Bruegger


New NASA mission will explore key zone between Earth and space

NASA's GOLD mission, launching January 25 from French Guiana, will explore the region between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space.
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Suriname

151117 After crossing the river which forms the border between French Guiana and Suriname by long boat it was only a short drive to the capital of Paramaribo to check to our home for the next three nights the Royal Torarica Hotel.161117 In 1613 two
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French Guiana Rockets in the jungle

121117 After breakfast we flew from Paris to French Guiana arriving late afternoon in time for a swim at our Hotel Ker Alberte. The temperature was a pleasant 31degrees a contrast to autumn in Paris. Dinner was outside by the pool with our fellow travel
Tags: Travel, Paris, French Guiana, Guiana Rockets


'Won't help your schoolwork': Emmanuel Macron sniffs marijuana on French Guiana trip

French president laughs off the fumes in the air as he tours the streets of capital CayenneFrench president Emmanuel Macron played it cool when he caught a whiff of marijuana during his visit to French Guiana, warning youngsters it won’t “help with your schoolwork”.“So, there are some of you who do not only smoke cigarettes, huh?”, he said to laughter after posing for photos with locals in the Crique neighbourhood of capital Cayenne on Friday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, France, Americas, French Guiana, Emmanuel Macron, Cayenne, Crique