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WATCH LIVE: SPACEX TRANSPORTER-1 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Saturday, January 23 for launch of Transporter-1, SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The 42-minute launch window opens at 9:40 a.m. EST, or 14:40 UTC. Falcon 9’s first stage booster previously supported launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission, the ANASIS-II mission, a Starlink mission,…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: January 22, 2021

COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations recently investigated a case that has led to an arrest and the filing of a criminal complaint by the U.S. Department of Justice for introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. The criminal investigation found that…

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KIA RIO WINS 2021 VINCENTRIC BEST VALUE IN AMERICA AWARD

2021 Rio 5-Door earns top spot in the Subcompact Hatchback segment Subcompact’s technology package, sporty style and exceptional value stand out from the competition IRVINE, Calif., January 21, 2021 – The Kia Rio 5-Door has earned a 2021 Vincentric Best Value in America Award, ranking number one in the Subcompact Hatchback segment. A leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within…

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Hyundai Motor Company Teases First Image of IONIQ 5

Image previews fundamental shift in BEV design approach IONIQ 5 features signature ‘Parametric Pixels’ and eco-friendly elements to offer distinctive design experience Hyundai’s dedicated BEV lineup brand provides all-new enhanced customer experiences through advanced mobility solutions New series of teaser videos showcase IONIQ 5’s Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology that functions as a general power supply and ultra-fast charging SEOUL, January 12,…

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Valley Metro South Central Extension/Downtown Hub receives $530 million federal grant

  Phoenix, Arizona On Jan. 6, 2021, the Federal Transit Administration announced a $529.8 million federal grant agreement for the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub project. These funds constitute nearly 40 percent of the total project cost and signify the federal government’s support of the extension. In addition to 5.5 miles of new track, this project also includes the construction of…

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Fathom Celebrates Black History Month With First Film Series This February (video)

Black History

From Groundbreaking Musical Geniuses to TV Actress Who Changed NASA, Movie-Goers Can Discover and Honor African American History Through Film   This February, Fathom Events will launch the company’s first Black History Month film series, Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month, in cinemas across the U.S. Movie-goers will have the opportunity to delve into the diverse lives, historic accomplishments and award-winning filmmaking of some of the…

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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows (video)

Warmest Year

      Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New…

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CES 2021 Opens with Innovation and Technology for a Better Future

Technology

Arlington, VA — Jan 12, 2021 The first-ever, all-digital CES® 2021, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, opened its full digital experience to audiences around the world. Following a day of exclusive, media-only press conferences and a keynote from Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg on Jan. 11, this transformational event provides audiences with a front row seat to the innovation…

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Moments In History: George Washington Carver (video)

Carver

  George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who studied crop-rotation methods in the United States, He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century. Carver was born into slavery in Newton County, Missouri. The date of his birth is uncertain and was not known to Carver; but it was before slavery was abolished in Missouri, which occurred in January…

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Black Health Matters presents The Close Gap Community Health Challenge

Community

Free virtual fair supporting heart health awareness in Detroit’s Black Community   Black Health Matters will host The Close the Gap Community Health Challenge, a free, virtual health fair aimed at raising awareness of heart health within the Black community. This virtual event will take place this Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10:00 an to 5:00pm EST and features healthcare professionals from some of Detroit’s top…

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