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NASA: Boeing software team had too much power over Starliner capsule

NASA: Boeing software team had too much power over Starliner capsule

Science
March 6 (UPI) -- Boeing's software team had too much influence over final decisions regarding the company's Starliner capsule, a top NASA administrator said Friday. The finding was among 61 corrective actions NASA and Boeing have agreed to make before moving ahead with another Starliner mission. A test flight in December failed to reach the International Space Station, but landed successfully in New Mexico after two days in space. NASA has not decided if it will require another test flight before sending astronauts aloft. "We had delegated too much authority to the software board to approve changes and to approve actions as it applied to software," said Douglas Loverro, NASA's associate administrator for human exploration. "Those changes should have been brought up to the overall enginee...
As the market falls, make sure you’re not taking too much risk

As the market falls, make sure you’re not taking too much risk

Finance
No pain, no gain ... no risk, no reward.As with most platitudes, you've likely heard those lines so many times that by now they've lost their meaning. Most of us understand that to amass enough savings to buy a first home, send a child to college or retire before 70, we have to surrender some of our money to the stock market. A harder thing to gauge, however, is how much pain and how much risk we must endure in the process. Some recent market discomfort has been unavoidable. Businessman with briefcase walking on forex chart on a blue sky background. Business and financial success concept.peshkovStocks suffered their worst week since 2008 last month, with most companies in the S&P 500 shedding 10% or more of their value, as the world grapples with the ...
Chinese firm says it can build HS2 in five years and at much lower cost

Chinese firm says it can build HS2 in five years and at much lower cost

Business
A Chinese railway company could be about to take over construction of the troubled HS2 rail link.The British government is in talks with the China Railway Construction Corporation, which has said it can build the line in just five years at a much lower cost. In a letter reported in Building Magazine but seen by the Financial Times, CRCC wrote to HS2 Ltd's chief executive saying: "We are certain that we can offer a cost that is significantly lower than the projections we have seen. :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker"The advantages are too great, in our opinion, too great to dismiss on the basis that there are obstacles to overcome. ...
Too much early childhood screen time may set kids up for less physical activity

Too much early childhood screen time may set kids up for less physical activity

Health
Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Children who spend more time looking at tablets or television screens as infants are likely to be less physically active as they enter school age, a new study has found. In an analysis involving more than 500 children from Singapore published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, researchers concluded that children between age two and three who spend more than three hours a day "viewing screens" were likely to spend significantly more time sitting, or at least at rest, by the time they reached five years of age. "Our findings support public health efforts to reduce screen viewing time in young children and suggest further research into the long term effects of screen viewing on movement behaviors is needed," co-author Bozhi Chen, of the Saw Swee ...
Exercise may reduce risk for cancer by as much as 25 percent

Exercise may reduce risk for cancer by as much as 25 percent

Health
Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Resolving to exercise in the new year -- and sticking to it -- may help reduce a person's risk for cancer, a new study suggests. In findings published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers at the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health report that people who engaged in physical activity as recommended by the National Institutes of Health were able to reduce their risk for seven different types of cancer by as much as 25 percent. This included common -- and deadly -- forms of the disease like colon and breast cancers, as well as endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, myeloma, liver cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. "Physical activity guidelines have largely been based on their impact on chro...