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Nokia wins NASA contract to put a 4G network on the moon – Mashable

Can you hear me now, Major Tom?

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Soon, astronauts on moon missions won’t have any excuse for not answering their texts.
NASA has awarded Nokia of America $14.1 million to deploy a cellular network on the moon. The freaking moon. The grant is part of $370 million worth of contracts signed under NASA’s “Tipping Point” selections, meant to advance research and development for space exploration. 
Nokia’s plan is to build a 4G/LTE network, and eventually transition to 5G (just like the rest of us). It will be “the first LTE/4G com…

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Climate change: ‘Cooling paint’ could cut emissions from buildings – BBC News

Researchers have developed a white paint that reflects sunlight and helps cool buildings.

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By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent
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A new type of white paint has the potential to cool buildings and reduce the reliance on air conditioning, say researchers.
In a study, the new product was able to reflect 95.5% of sunlight and reduce temperatures by 1.7C compared to the ambient air conditions.
The engineers involved say the impact is achieved by adding different-sized particles of calcium carbonate.
Buildings of all types are one of the biggest sources of CO2…

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Black holes could become massive particle accelerators – Live Science

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Black holes are powerful engines of pure gravity
, capable of pulling on objects so intensely that they can’t possibly escape. 
When those objects near the event horizon, they’re accelerated to incredible velocities. Now, some physicists are suggesting harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick, the new study finds, is to carefully set everything up so that particles
don’t get lost forever in the insatiable black hole. This new insight…

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SpaceX Starship go for nosecone installation forward after historic static fire – Teslarati

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship and Raptor’s first triple-engine static fire was a success, opening the door for nosecone installation. Around…

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that Starship and Raptor’s first triple-engine static fire was a success, opening the door for nosecone installation.
Around 3:13 am CDT, October 20th, Starship serial number 8 (SN8) successfully fired up three Raptor engines less than two hours after completing the first successful three-engine preburner test. With zero direct human intervention, SpaceX remotely detanked the rocket’s cryogenic liquid methane and oxygen propellant – the remnants now too warm to…

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