Archive for June 5th, 2017:

Gravitational waves: Third detection of deep space warping

Image copyright IGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State Image caption Artwork: Two coalescing black holes spinning in a non-aligned fashion Scientists are reporting yet another burst of gravitational waves. The signals were picked up by the Advanced LIGO facilities in the US and are determined to have come from the merger of two huge black holes some three billion

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ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Ariane lifted away from its pad during a tropical rain shower The most powerful commercial broadband satellite ever built has just gone into orbit on an Ariane rocket. ViaSat-2, which is to be stationed above the Americas, has a total throughput capacity of about 300 gigabits per second. The

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Trump ‘does believe in climate change’, says US ambassador to UN

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US president’s decision led to protests against the withdrawal from the Paris agreement US President Donald Trump “believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” says the US ambassador to the UN. He knows “the US has to be responsible for it

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