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Spinoff Highlights NASA Technology Paying Dividends in the US Economy

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Whether upgrading air traffic control software or honing the food safety practices that keep our dinner tables safe, NASA has worked for more than six decades to ensure its innovations benefit people on Earth. One of the agency’s most important benefits is the way investment in NASA pays dividends throughout the U.S. economy.   The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff…

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Every Step Counts – Toyota Releases its 2020 North American Environmental Report

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  PLANO, Texas (December 15, 2020) – Toyota endeavors to help address major environmental issues facing the global community, such as climate change, water scarcity, resource depletion and habitat loss. To minimize environmental impact across its business and maximize positive outcomes, Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has focused its 2020 environmental sustainability efforts on five key areas –carbon, water, materials, biodiversity and…

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Honda Launches Pre-Owned Initiative, Adding Used-Vehicle Inventory to HondaCertified.com

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Honda has launched an enhanced sales portal to include non-certified used-vehicle inventory on HondaCertified.com as the latest step in the brand’s effort to simplify the shopping and vehicle purchasing process for first-time buyers. This initiative makes Honda the first mass-market brand to offer non-certified pre-owned vehicles for sale on its own website. Rising new-vehicle transaction prices make used and Certified Pre-Owned…

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AirConsole arrives on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

$159 billion is projected to be generated from the gaming industry in 2020, with cloud gaming on a major rise, according to a Finbold report. AirConsole, a leader in casual gaming, rolled out on all Amazon Fire TV devices worldwide, in December 2020. The cloud-based video game console will create a different kind of social experience on Fire TV, as users can enjoy games by simply connecting…

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NASA, ESA Choose Astronauts for SpaceX Crew-3 Mission to Space Station

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  NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have selected three astronauts to serve as crew members for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which is expected to launch in the fall of 2021.   The trio will consist of NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, who will serve as commander and pilot, respectively, and ESA astronaut…

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Hyundai Motor Previews New EV Era with IONIQ 5 Teaser

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    The 30-second video touches on key differentiators for the upcoming IONIQ 5 Hyundai will launch IONIQ 5 in early 2021 as the first car to sit on the recently unveiled E-GMP SEOUL, December 9, 2020 — Hyundai Motor Company today revealed a teaser video (https://www.youtube.com/HyundaiWorldwide) for the upcoming IONIQ 5, the first dedicated EV in the new IONIQ lineup…

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NASA Exploration Mission Integral to 2020 National Space Policy

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    President Donald J. Trump issued the National Space Policy Wednesday. Through this policy, the president reaffirms his commitment to move space exploration goals beyond low-Earth orbit and return humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations.   “The National Space Policy reflects bold leadership in this resurgent era of…

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Watch the Spectacular Geminids 2020

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  The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of December 13-14, 2020 which is Sunday evening to Monday morning. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so on a dark night, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour. The Geminids are a prolific meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet”…

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Leaked Government Photo Shows ‘Motionless’ UFO (video)

'Motionless'

  A military pilot reportedly encountered a strange object while flying over the Atlantic Ocean on the East Coast of the U.S. in 2018. It was apparently captured with their personal cell phone. It is believed that a backseat weapons system operator on an F/A-18F Super Hornet took the photo of the object, which was described as “inverted” and “bell-shaped,” and having…

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NASA, US, European Partner Satellite Returns First Sea Level Measurements

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  Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, a joint U.S.-European satellite built to measure global sea surface height, has sent back its first measurements of sea level. The data provide information on sea surface height, wave height, and wind speed off the southern tip of Africa.   “We’re excited for Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich to begin its critical work studying sea level and helping…

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