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Spacetime Ripples Herald A Black Hole’s Birth

    Spacetime Ripples Herald A Black Hole’s Birth By Judith E Braffman-Miller Imagine ripples propagating through a small pond in mid-summer, spreading through the glistening sunlit water from where a little boy has just tossed a pebble into the pond. The gravitational ripples that propagate through the fabric of Spacetime are similar to those ripples spreading through the Sun-warmed…

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Otis Signs Historic Escalator Contract with SNCF French Rail

PARIS, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Otis France has been awarded a historic contract for the installation of 171 escalators and moving walkways, associated with a 15-year maintenance contract and “mid-life” renovations. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Seventy-five Otis escalators will support the future Project Eole (East-West Express) stations: Porte Maillot, CNIT-La Défense and Nanterre La…

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SparkCognition Founder and CEO, Amir Husain, Led AI Panel at the National Academies of Sciences

Last month, on April 17, 2018, SparkCognition’s Founder and CEO Amir Husain presented at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for its annual private meeting. The meeting was hosted by the National Academies’ prestigious Presidents’ Circle, a selected group of leaders supporting the development of science, engineering, and medicine in energy, aerospace, and defense sectors. This year’s meeting,…

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Biggest dinosaur ever discovered arrives at the Field Museum

  This week, the Field Museum in Chicago unveiled a cast of the largest dinosaur ever discovered, and his name’s Máximo. The 122-foot-long touchable cast takes up a third of the Museum’s main Stanley Field Hall, with its head peeking over the 28-foot balcony to the second floor. The titanosaur, a recently discovered dino from Argentina, is nicknamed Máximo—Spanish for…

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Pluto: The Magnificent And Gigantic Comet

    Pluto: The Magnificent And Gigantic Comet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Ephemeral and fragile, comets that come streaking inward towards the melting heat and light of our Star are the wandering refugees from a distant twilight region of ice. There, in our Solar System’s deep freeze, myriad comet nuclei dance around our Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune–the outermost…

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Heat Wave at the North Pole

HEATWAVE HITS THE NORTH POLE Recently, unseasonably warm temperatures at the North Pole has soared to the point of melting of ice, around  30 – 35 degrees F above the normal range. According to a May 7, 2018 report from a weather reporter for the Washington Post: In the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperature spikes,…

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Snowball Planets

    Snowball Planets By Judith E Braffman-Miller Today, Earth is located comfortably within the inner edge of our Star’s habitable zone, where conditions are favorable for the emergence and evolution of life as we know it. However, this has not always been the case. Indeed, some astronomers propose that in the early days of our Solar System, our planet…

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