The founder of Space Exploration Technologies (“SpaceX”), Elon Musk, responded to Rogozin with his own tweet: “Sounds like this might be a good time to unveil the new Dragon Mk 2 spaceship that @SpaceX has been working on with @NASA. No trampoline needed.” In fact, Musk revealed the Dragon Mk 2 on May 29, but the spaceship will reportedly not be ready for manned flights for at least two more years. Without a domestic alternative, the U.S. must still rely on Russian shuttles to reach the ISS for the time being. … [Read more...] about Where Two Worlds Collide: The Impact of Sanctions in Space
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Critics say that familial DNA testing allows for searches of innocent people who happen to be related to someone suspected of committing a crime or otherwise provided their DNA for inclusion in a database. Law enforcement officials have argued the technique can provide investigators with valuable leads. … [Read more...] about A look at DNA testing that ID’d a suspected serial killer
The principle, according to the Chinese, is straightforward, writes University of Edinburgh senior lecturer Kristen Hopewell: “If foreign multinationals are going to reap large profits from producing and selling goods in the massive Chinese market, then the country should be able to harness that investment to aid its own national development.” The government views the program as helping bridge its way to the developed world. Hopewell notes the country has a long way to go: “Average per capita income is just $8,000 compared to $56,000 in the United States. Although China has achieved remarkable success in fostering economic development and reducing poverty, it still faces immense challenges in boosting incomes to anywhere close to the level of advanced economies.” … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Beijing trade talks conclude with no progress. Get ready for a long slog.
In a repeat of the 2014 runoff, sitting Councilman Tam Nguyen will face Maya Esparza, who lost by only about 200 votes, for the District 7 seat west of downtown, while Pam Foley and Kalen Gallagher are both vying to replace outgoing Councilman Don Rocha in District 9 along the southwest edge of the city. … [Read more...] about San Jose City Council candidates face off over homelessness, transportation
"@SenJohnMcCain lived a life of service to his country, from his heroism in the Navy to 35 years in Congress. He was a tough politician, a trusted colleague, and there will simply never be another like him. My thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and his entire family," she said on Twitter. … [Read more...] about US Senetor John McCain dies at 81