Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
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Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system. It took commander Peggy Whitson much longer than expected to install the spare unit. Success finally came after her spacewalking partner, Jack … Continue reading

Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap
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Norfolk State University closing the African American science gap

by Barry X. Campbell In 2014, there were more than 99,000 engineering graduates from American colleges. Among them, only 3,500 were African American. African Americans are a rarity in the tech space and it’s calling for a change. This low statistic of involvement has even prompted the government to involve themselves. Why are blacks not … Continue reading

A look at some Israeli high-tech successes
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A look at some Israeli high-tech successes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel announced Monday it will spend more than $15 billion to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli company that develops technology that essentially gives computers a sense of their physical surroundings — the largest high-tech acquisition in the history of the Jewish State. Faced with limited natural resources, Israel has fostered a vibrant high-tech … Continue reading

Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24
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Norfolk State honors Dr. Sandra DeLoatch, Friday, Feb. 24

February 17, 2017 To the University Community: Please join me in wishing Dr. Sandra J. DeLoatch well as she retires from Norfolk State University. Over her more than 40 years of dedicated service, she has distinguished herself among her professional peers in the STEM field, at Norfolk State and throughout the community. Dr. DeLoatch has … Continue reading

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
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2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms. The nearly $1 billion auxiliary spillway at Folsom Dam, … Continue reading

New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state
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New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs. The $30 million, house-sized supercomputer named Cheyenne belongs to a federally funded research center. It got to work … Continue reading

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad
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SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, Feb 19, 2017, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago. It was the first flight from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended almost six … Continue reading

Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars
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Senators try to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first major congressional attempt to address the advent of self-driving cars, two senators said Monday, Feb 13, 2017 they’re launching a bipartisan effort to help to speed up the deployment of the vehicles on the nation’s roads. Republican John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and … Continue reading

Tech firms take stand against travel ban, risking backlash
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Tech firms take stand against travel ban, risking backlash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants’ creativity and energy to stay competitive. Although the companies are risking a backlash from customers who side with Trump, they say … Continue reading

Tiny move: Nasdaq notches new high as US stocks inch higher
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Tiny move: Nasdaq notches new high as US stocks inch higher

Wall Street capped a subdued day of trading Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 with a tiny gain and another milestone. After spending much of the day drifting between small gains and losses, U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher, nudging the Nasdaq composite to another high, eclipsing the record it set last Friday. Consumer goods makers and technology … Continue reading

Visa changes could stunt budding US-India ties under Trump
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Visa changes could stunt budding US-India ties under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and India seem like a natural fit in the Trump era: rambunctious democracies, led by populists, focused on economic growth and fighting radical Islam. It’s a budding partnership that could be set back by a nuts-and-bolts dispute over employment visas. As President Donald Trump looks to help American workers, his … Continue reading

Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’
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Gorsuch would be 8th man to hold ‘Justice Scalia’s seat’

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the night Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, he was thinking about history. “The towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the Supreme Court, including Antonin Scalia and Robert Jackson, are much in my mind at this moment,” … Continue reading

US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months
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US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — Forces fighting the Islamic State group should be able to retake the IS-held cities of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria within the next six months, according to the top U.S. commander in Iraq. On a tour north of Baghdad Wednesday, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said “within … Continue reading