Rogue taps NanoAvionics for key satellite bus systems

Laconia NH (SPX) Mar 26, 2021 Rogue Space Systems Corporation and NanoAvionics US have signed a cooperation agreement where Rogue has selected NanoAvionics US to be their provider for hardware, systems engineering and integration services for Rogue’s Laura, Charlie and Fred Orbot programs. These programs will include both demonstration missions…

How corporations like Corcraft benefit from prison slavery

Truthout reports the horrors of prison slavery and how incarcerated people continue to be exploited under the prison industrial complex. Stephanie Foxworth was previously incarcerated at the Albion Correctional Facility in New York where she was forced to work, spending long days lifting sheets of metal. Her employer Corcraft, the…

Tiny spider uses silk to lift prey 50 times its own weight

One family of spiders can catch prey many times their own weight by hitching silk lines to their quarry and hoisting the meaty prize up into the air. These tangle web spiders are masters of using silk to amplify muscle power. Their webs are “a messy tangle,” says Gabriele Greco.…

Earth from Space: Gariep Dam, South Africa

The Gariep Dam, the largest dam in South Africa, is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Earth_from_Space_Gariep_Dam_South_Africa

‘Dare to believe’: young writers on their dreams of the sea

To mark the UN’s ocean decade, contestants were asked to write imaginatively on ‘10 years in the ocean’Last November the Marine Biological Association (MBA) – one of the world’s longest-established bodies dedicated to research into our oceans and its ecosystems – led the first online Young Marine Biologist summit. Attracting…

Want to make the streets safer for women? Start with cycling

The UK’s cycling infrastructure is hostile to women – and smart new measures in Paris and Lisbon show that change is overdueIt was enraging and exhausting to read comments on social media in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder from men suggesting she had made a “poor decision” to walk…

Global Britain: Lesser Britain?

Will Global Britain end up being Lesser Britain, asks Michael Cox (LSE)? In this blog, he points to the high international price the UK will be paying for Brexit. ‘Global Britain’ will be a ‘Lesser Britain’, he concludes.  One of the many claims made in favour of Brexit was not…

Satellite Mappers Have North America Covered

Scientists analyze billions of image pixels to produce continent-wide maps of land cover, which reveal some intriguing changes over the years. Read More… Source: Read More: Satellite Mappers Have North America Covered

Tax havens and the tax gap – who’s paying for Covid and Brexit?

The Corporate Tax Haven Index is a ranking of jurisdictions most complicit in helping multinational corporations underpay corporate income tax. It thoroughly evaluates each jurisdiction’s tax and financial systems to create a clear picture of the world’s greatest enablers of global corporate tax abuse and to highlight the laws and…

Dangerous Worldview and Perceived Sociopolitical Control: Two Mechanisms to Understand Trust in Authoritarian Political Leaders in Economically Threatening Contexts

In this research we analyzed the relationship between threatening economic contexts (i.e., undergoing the economic crisis and having low socioeconomic status) and trust in authoritarian ideologies and leaders, regardless of the left–right political axis. Based on two theoretical approaches (i.e., the dual-process model and the compensatory control model), we argue…

Combined Chair-Based Exercises Improve Functional Fitness, Mental Well-Being, Salivary Steroid Balance, and Anti-microbial Activity in Pre-frail Older Women

Introduction Regular exercise has long been shown to positively impact the immune system responsiveness and improve mental well-being (MWB). However, the putative links between biomarkers of mental health and immune efficiency in exercising subjects have been scarcely investigated. The aim of this study was to verify the effect of a…

Welsh tourism sector can start to reopen from this weekend

Lifting of stay-local rule is for Welsh residents only as country stays shut to visitors from other parts of the UK Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The tourism sector in Wales can begin to reopen from Saturday as the country’s stay-local rule is lifted, but only…

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