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Government shutdown in Southern California: Workers, businesses prepare themselves for empty payday

When the partial government shutdown took effect just before Christmas, Mark Muñoz, father to seven daughters, braced for the worst. The 40-year-old Ontario resident, who works as a fire captain with the U.S. Forest Service, has weathered shutdowns before; he said he was always retroactively paid for wages lost. But there was never a guarantee. And there’s no guarantee now. “It brings an enormous amount of stress,” said Munoz, who works primarily in the San Bernardino National Forest but also re...
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Pasadena consulting firm brokers international cannabis agreement

Marijuana has become big business in the U.S., but companies looking to cultivate, manufacture and sell the stuff often need help. Enter Agate Biosciences. The Pasadena-based business just brokered an international business agreement that will allow Medical Cannabis Australia to sell marijuana to Lexamed GmbH of Germany for purposes of research and producing pharmaceuticals. A need for imports The German government has allowed seriously ill patients to use cannabis since early 2017, but import...
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Amateur scientists just found a new planet, and it might even be habitable

NASA's Kepler space telescope is dead. It ran out of fuel back in October of last year, but the incredible wealth of data that it sent back during its life is still being sifted through, and new discoveries are just waiting to be made. A timely reminder of that fact comes in the form of an all-new exoplanet discovery made by citizen scientists who dedicated their time to combing through Kepler's logs. The world, called K2-288Bb, appears to be quite special, and researchers who have look...
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Elementary Robotics raises cash to expand in Los Angeles’ growing robotics hub

Elementary Robotics  has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to begin building a manufacturing facility and expand its presence in Los Angeles as the city continues to grow as a hub for robotics and automation.  Earlier this year, Embodied announced a $22 million round for its personal robotics platform focused on healthcare and wellness, while InVia Robotics collected $20 million for its own take on the robotics industry. With lead investors like Fika Ventures and Fathom Capital and co-inves...
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This former JPL scientist created a glitter bomb trap for package thieves

Former JPL scientist and YouTube personality Mark Rober was the victim of package theft earlier this year. So using his engineering skills, he came up with an innovative way to get revenge: a trap that explodes “a pound of the finest glitter” all over the unsuspecting package thief. And wannabe porch pirates should be aware that his YouTube video showing how he built the trap has gone viral, and may inspire other revenge plots. Here’s how he engineered the glitter bomb trap: Related Article...
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Watch Rocket Lab launch 10 cubesats into orbit tonight for NASA

It’s been just over a month since Rocket Lab’s inaugural (and long-delayed) commercial launch, “It’s Business Time,” and it’s about to take another customer to space: NASA. Tonight’s 8PM scheduled launch will take 10 small satellites to orbit as part of NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) XIX mission. This is not only Rocket Lab’s first all-NASA launch, but the first launch from NASA under its “Venture Class Launch Services” initiative, which is taking advantage of the new gen...
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Calibrate wraps up maiden fund at nearly $80 mln

Pasadena, California-based Calibrate Ventures, an early-stage venture firm, has closed its debut fund at nearly $80 million. Calibrate Ventures LP’s investors include Shea Ventures and Foundry Group. The fund is targeting initial investments of $5 million in companies generating revenue between $1 million and $5 million. PRESS RELEASE PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Calibrate Ventures (“Calibrate”), a venture capital firm focused on backing transformative companies across the consumer and enter...
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Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space

Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It’s now about 11 billion miles from Earth, the second-farthest-out human-made object in space. Interstellar space starts where the sun’s “heliosphere” ends — the big ball of radiation and plasma in which the planets bathe and by which they are protected. Both Voyagers have instruments on board that monitor all this stuff, and both hav...
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NASA says Voyager 2 is the second human object ever to touch interstellar space — the void between stars

NASA's twin Voyager probes launched into space more than 41 years ago. Voyager 1 left a crucial part of the solar system called the heliosphere — the main region of the sun's influence — in August 2012. The space agency now says its Voyager 2 probe exited the heliosphere in November 2018, once it got about 11 billion miles from Earth. However, the Voyagers have not left the solar system "and won't be leaving anytime soon," NASA says. About 11 billion miles from Earth, a NASA probe has broken ...
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Sounds of Mars wind captured by Nasa's InSight lander

Scientists celebrate recording low-frequency rumblings – ‘an unplanned treat’The sound of the wind on Mars has been captured for the first time by Nasa’s InSight lander, which touched down on the red planet 10 days ago.The agency’s jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) released audio clips of the alien wind on Friday evening. InSight collected the low-frequency rumblings during its first week of operations. Continue reading...
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Listen to the "sounds" of wind on Mars for the first time ever

For the first time, we can hear the "sounds" of wind on Mars as captured by the scientific instruments on NASA's InSight robotic lander. From NASA: "Capturing this audio was an unplanned treat," said Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California... Two very sensitive sensors on the spacecraft detected these wind vibrations: an air pressure sensor inside the lander and a seismometer sitting on the lander's deck, awaiting deplo...
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Striking new selfies from the InSight lander on Mars

Since the InSight robotic lander touched down on Mars last week, engineers have been putting its scientific instruments through their paces. This included extending the lander's 6 foot (2 meter) robotic arm that will be used to deploy instruments and take images of the Martian surface. "Today we can see the first glimpses of our workspace," said mission principal investigator Bruce Banerdt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. People, these images are from the surface o...
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NASA's InSight Lander Sends Back Stunning Image of the Martian Horizon

NASA’s InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) probe successfully completed its soft landing on Mars on Monday after a six-month, 300 million mile journey. And it’s already sending back photos of the desolate Red Planet from its landing site on the Elysium Planitia,…Read more...
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NASA's InSight lands on Mars to peer into planet's deep interior

Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles burst into cheers, applause and hugs as they received signals confirming InSight's arrival on Martian soil - a vast, barren plain near the planet's equator - shortly before 3 p.m. EST. Minutes later, JPL controllers received a fuzzy "selfie" photograph of the probe's new surroundings on the Red Planet, showing the edge of one lander leg beside a rock. Watch parties for NASA's live television coverage of the event were held at mu...
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NASA's InSight lands on Mars for unprecedented seismic mission

NASA's Mars science lander InSight touched down safely on the surface of the Red Planet on Monday to begin its two-year mission as the first spacecraft designed to explore the deep interior of another world. Minutes later, JPL controllers received a fuzzy "selphie" photograph of the probe's new surroundings on the Red Planet, showing the edge of one lander leg beside a rock. The landing data and first image were relayed to Earth from one of two miniature satellites that were launched along wit...
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NASA Spacecraft Lands On Mars After Perilous Supersonic Descent

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300 million-mile (482 million-kilometer) journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere. Flight controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped out of their seats and erupted in screams, applause and laughter as the news came in. A pair of mini satellites trailing InSight since their May lift...
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Large Asteroid Packing 50 Megatons Of Force Might Come Crashing Down On Earth In 2023 — And That’s Not All

A large asteroid could be headed toward us in the near future — barreling through space on a risk trajectory that might cause it to collide with Earth. The news comes from the Express, which cites NASA sources revealing that the space rock could end up engaged in not one, but a staggering 62 different potential impact trajectories with our planet — each of them waiting to sling the asteroid toward Earth over the next 100 years. Known as asteroid 2018 LF16, the space rock was last observed by o...
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NASA just published a detailed timeline for the Monday landing of Mars InSight

On Monday, November 26th, NASA's newest piece of high-tech space hardware will finally find its way to the surface of Mars. It's the InSight lander, and it's going to listen closely to the heartbeat of the planet and hopefully reveal a whole bunch of awesome secrets about Mars, but before it does that, it needs to actually, well, land. NASA will be live streaming a feed from mission control, offering commentary and updates on the status of the mission in real time. If you just can...
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Firefighters make quick work of flames burning brush in Sylmar

Firefighters needed less than 20 minutes to knock down a fire that burned about 2 acres in Sylmar on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire burned near Stetson Ranch Park, to the northeast of the junction of the 5 and 210 freeways. Firefighters from Los Angeles city, Los Angeles County and the Angeles National Forest responded. No injuries were reported and no structures burned, the Fire Department said in announcing full containment about 4:30 p.m. The...
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JPL map shows Camp fire’s destruction of Paradise from space

The Camp fire’s destruction of the city of Paradise in Northern California can be seen clearly from space. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena has produced a new map showing the fire’s damage as of Nov. 16. The map was developed using images from satellites operated by the European Space Agency, according to an ARIA press release. As firefighters battle the destructive #CampFire in Northern California, @NASA’s ARIA team has produce...
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Mars Opportunity Rover Appears To Contact Earth; Turns Out To Be a False Alarm

dmoberhaus writes: NASA's Mars Opportunity rover appeared to briefly make contact with the agency's Deep Space Network on Thursday afternoon after 5 months of silence. In June, a dust storm took Opportunity offline and every attempt to bring the rover back to life has failed. NASA scientists were hoping that seasonal winds that sweep the planet from November to February might blow the dust off of Opportunity's solar panels. Was this the rover's first attempt trying to get back into contact with ...
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NASA is going to live stream the touchdown of its new Mars lander

NASA has sent a number of high-tech robots to the Red Planet already, but we don't normally hear about how things like entry and landing went until after the fact. That's going to change with the entry of the InSight lander, which is scheduled to touch down on Mars on November 26th, because NASA is going to live stream the entire event for the world to watch. No, the lander won't actually be sending back live video of itself hurtling towards the Martian surface, but the space agency ...
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NASA and Autodesk are testing new ways to design interplanetary landers

Autodesk, the software company behind AutoCAD, has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to look at news ways to create an interplanetary lander that could potentially touch down on the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. When Mark Davis, the senior director of industry research at Autodesk, first approached JPL about the collaboration, NASA wasn't too interested.
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California Fires: From space, NASA JPL maps damage from Woolsey and Camp blazes

The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these Damage Proxy Maps (DPMs) that show the areas in California that were probably damaged by the Woolsey and Camp Fires. From NASA JPL: The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, created these Damage Proxy Maps (DPMs) depicting areas in California likely damaged by the Woolsey and Camp Fires. They are d...
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NASA’s new podcast series takes you to Mars

NASA's new 8-episode podcast series, On a Mission, is a ride-along for its InSight mission to Mars.InSight will look beneath the Martian surface for a deeper understanding of its composition and history.Each episode makes for a compelling half hour of listening. None It's called " InSight ," and it's NASA's latest spacecraft headed to Mars, scheduled to arrive there on November 29. As always, it's a dicey affair, with less than half of previous missions having safely reached their destinations. ...
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Watch NASA and JPL test the 2020 Mars lander parachute

JPL and NASA have tested their incredible 2020 Mars mission parachute three times. The video is a joy.
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Magnificent "Voyager of the Moons" GIF from Cassini's images from Jupiter and Saturn

Kevin M. Gill, a software engineer and data wrangler at NASA-JPL, created the fantastic video below "using still images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during it's flyby of Jupiter and while at Saturn. "Shown is Io and Europa over Jupiter's Great Red Spot and then Titan as it passes over Saturn and it's edge-on rings," Gill wrote on Flickr. People seemed to like the Europa/Io/Titan gifs, so as an experiment I went and made a short video of them. The Voyage of the Moons.Image data via @Cassini...
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Mars Rover Curiosity is switching brains so it can fix itself

When you send something to space, it’s good to have redundancy. Sometimes you want to send two whole duplicate spacecraft just in case — as was the case with Voyager — but sometimes it’s good enough to have two of critical components. Mars Rover Curiosity is no exception, and it is now in the process of switching from one main “brain” to the other so it can do digital surgery on the first. Curiosity landed on Mars with two central computing systems, Side-A and Side-B (not left brain and right br...
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For the 1st-ever upcoming California Clean Air Day, people are pledging to make small sacrifices for big impact

The bottom half of the barbecue, on display at Union Station, was turned into a potted plant to convey a simple — green — message. “Charcoal barbecues are really bad,” said Brian Sheridan, development director for the Coalition for Clean Air during Thursday’s kickoff of California’s first Clean Air Day.  The statewide event is coming up on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Ed Begley Jr., is an actor who is also an environmental activist. Begley walks through Union Station after taking the Metro Red Line to...
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Ten times faster lithium ion thrusters will be tested at JPL within 6 months

50000 ISP lithium ion thrusters will be tested at JPL within 6 months. NASA NIAC phase 2 study to use lasers to beam 10 megawatts of power to power new ion drives. This will enable a system to go ten... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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