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UK to launch ‘high risk’ science agency

UK to launch ‘high risk’ science agency

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Getty ImagesThe UK is to launch a "high-risk" science agency to look for ground-breaking discoveries.The agency, Aria, will be run along the lines of US equivalents that were instrumental in the creation of the internet and GPS.Aria, which has £800m funding over four years, will have a "higher tolerance for failure than is normal", the government said.Labour said the government needed to clarify what the agency would do. The new body - the Advanced Research & Invention Agency (Aria) - would fund "high-risk, high-reward" scientific research, the government said.But the amount of funding it will get is a fraction of the money pumped into existing government research bodies such as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).For 2020-21 alone, the government has allocated £10.36bn for its research
Watch live: Astronauts plan spacewalk to hook up new science platform

Watch live: Astronauts plan spacewalk to hook up new science platform

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ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Two NASA astronauts plan to begin a spacewalk early Wednesday morning to finish installing Europe's Bartolomeo science platform on the International Space Station's exterior. Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover are to begin the expedition outside the space station at 7 a.m. EST. The assignment will be the first spacewalk for Glover, who is the first Black astronaut to live and work aboard the space station. Advertisement NASA estimates the spacewalk will last 6 1/2 hours. Glover, like all astronauts, trained in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at Johnson Space Center, where trainees wear suits underwater that simulate weightlessness. [embedded content] "We also give them videos to walk through, as well as conferences where we get to talk with them, and give ...
Bridenstine leaves NASA, calls for unity in space, science efforts

Bridenstine leaves NASA, calls for unity in space, science efforts

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ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine stepped down as planned Wednesday and posted a message on Twitter to thank employees and all who supported his tenure at the space agency. Bridenstine, who left on the day of President Joe Biden's inauguration, made a public plea for continued support of NASA and planned missions to the moon and Mars. Advertisement He referenced historic disagreements at the agency and in Washington over whether to support another moon mission or a Mars mission, or simply to focus on Earth sciences. "It's not about the moon or Mars, which put us in conflict in the House of Representatives between Republicans and Democrats. It's about both," Bridenstine said. "It's about going to the moon to get the science and discovery that we need to le...
Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

Biden says his advisers will lead with ‘science and truth’

Technology
In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden says his team of scientific advisers will lead with “science and truthBy BILL BARROW and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated PressJanuary 16, 2021, 11:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWILMINGTON, Del. -- In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden introduced his slate of scientific advisers Saturday with the promise that they would summon “science and truth” to combat the coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis and other challenges.“This is the most exciting announcement I’ve gotten to make,” Biden said after weeks of Cabinet and other nominations and appointments. “This is a team that is going to help restore your faith in America’s place in the frontier of science

Science News – UPI.com

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Science News - UPI.com Copyright (c) 2021 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 10 https://www.upi.com/ Science News - UPI.com en-us Thu, 14 Jan 2021 5:19:48 -0500 Science News - UPI.com https://www.upi.com/ https://www.upi.com/img/logo_rss.png Blue Origin to launch rocket with more space tourism amenities https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/01/14/Blue-Origin-to-launch-rocket-with-more-space-tourism-amenities/9791610556891/ 9791610556891 <img src="https://cdnph.upi.com/ph/st/th/9791610556891/2021/upi_com/50e8a29883c5320ff62d8ccbcf9564c2/v1.5/Blue-Origin-to-launch-rocket-with-more-space-tourism-amenities.jpg"> Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, plans to test launch a new capsule from Texas on Thu...