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after taking some nice pix from "the air" Ingenuity is having a rest
All mission goals were met on the first flight. Now NASA is pushing it
but may have ended up busting the robot.
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase
[Last takeoff failed for reasons unk].
NASA, 30 Apr 2021 17:19Z
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has a new mission. Having proven that
powered, controlled flight is possible on the Red Planet, the Ingenuity
experiment will ...
"Online Haters" Are Psychopaths, Recent Study Finds.
The Debrief, 6 Apr 2021
Recently published research finds that "online haters" or people who
post hateful comments on online forums and social media demonstrate
high levels of personality disorder traits associated with psychopathy.
Pentagon whistleblower warns of UFO intelligence failure on 'level of 9/11'
New York Post, 30 Apr 2021 15:10Z
Pentagon whistleblower Luis Elizondo warns of UFO intelligence failure on
par with 9/11: "If it turns out we have been leapfrogged technologically by
a foreign ...
[Argument probably generalizes to prev-unknown "foreign powers"].
Directed Energy Attacks May Have Occurred Near White House, Officials Say
The Debrief, 30 Apr 2021
A series of invisible attacks, described as similar to those which
reportedly targeted Dept of State (DOS) employees in Cuba and
China beginning in late 2016, have now been reported in Washington DC
and elsewhere on American soil according to sources familiar with the
One of the incidents, which occurred near the south side of the White
House at President's Park South, also known as the Ellipse, reportedly
sickened a National Security Council official with symptoms similar to
those described by US personnel during separate incidents at US
embassies beginning in 2016.
According to Politico, the Defense Dept officials who provided
the briefing pointed to Russia as being the suspected source of the
attacks. However, the possibility of Chinese involvement has not yet
been ruled out, and no conclusive links to any state actors have yet
been made. ...
[Sounds like the kind of thing Putin was talking about --
"a new type of weapon"].
Faith, Freedom, Fear: Rural America's Covid Vaccine Skeptics
The New York Times, 30 Apr 2021 17:21Z
Greeneville, Tenn. "So have you gotten the vaccine yet?" The question, a
friendly greeting to Betty Smith, the pastor's wife, lingered in the air as
the 4 ...
An asteroid traveled for 23 mn years before crashing into Earth - and
now scientists know where it came from
CBS News, 30 Apr 2021 11:19Z
The asteroid shot across the sky like a fireball# before landing in Botswana
in June 2018, leaving behind a slew of meteorites.
Hospital Covid admissions after jab 'very, very small'
BBC News, 30 Apr 2021 13:17Z
Very small numbers of people have been admitted to hospital with Covid
several weeks after having one vaccine dose, a study of UK patients has found.
German Court Orders Revision Of Climate Act To Ease Burden On Younger Generation
NPR, 29 Apr 2021 21:51Z
Germany's top court rejected some of the activists' arguments but agreed
that the country's climate act violates their fundamental rights by not
Flu Has Disappeared Worldwide during the COVID Pandemic
Scientific American, 29 Apr 2021
Since the novel coronavirus began its global spread, influenza cases
reported to the World Health Organization have dropped to minuscule levels.
The reason ...
California hit 95% renewable energy, but challenges remain
Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr 2021 13:50Z
Core of NASA's first Artemis moon rocket towed into Vehicle Assembly Building
Spaceflight Now, 30 Apr 2021 01:20Z
Under Biden's plan, the top 1% of Americans would pay an extra $100,000 in
taxes every year
Business Insider, 29 Apr 2021 22:16Z
According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy,
the bottom 99% of Americans would see essentially no change to their taxes.
Controversial robot police dog used in New York hostage incident dumped
ABC News, 30 Apr 2021 02:35Z
New York police will stop using a robotic dog similar to ones that inspired
an episode of dystopian Netflix series Black Mirror after a backlash over
Ancient 'super-highways' of Aboriginal migration across Australia mapped by
ABC News, 30 Apr 2021 03:30Z
At a time when rhino-sized wombats, giant echidnas and carnivorous kangaroos
roamed the country, Aboriginal Australians were just starting to migrate
across vast 'super-highways', new research has revealed.
Plankton have a genome like no other
Phys.org, 29 Apr 2021 19:43Z
The genome of single-celled plankton, known as dinoflagellates, is organized
in an incredibly strange and unusual way, according to new research. The
Mystery of extinct horned crocodile solved after 150 years
Livescience.com, 29 Apr 2021 18:23Z
After almost 150 years of controversy, scientists have finally solved the
classification mystery surrounding the extinct horned crocodile and
determined exactly ...
Egyptian archeologists unearth 5,000-year-old tombs near the Nile River
USA TODAY, 29 Apr 2021 21:21Z
Archaeologists have uncovered predynastic tombs that date back to before the
times of Egypt's pharaohs. The tombs are over 5,000-years-old and were ...
Hanford nuclear waste tank may be leaking, US officials say
KOMO News, 29 Apr 2021 20:19Z
Spokane, Wash. (AP). An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington
state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid ...
[My watch must be fast. The tanks were supposed to hold the waste
for 10,000 years].
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