Public Astronomy Program at New Pond Farm on Novmeber 18

Public Astronomy Program at New Pond Farm on Novmeber 18
Public Astronomy Program at New Pond Farm on Novmeber 18: Fall constellations and Andromeda Galaxy The Discovery Center at Ridgefield with New Pond Farm Observatory, 101 Marchant Rd., West Redding, is offering a public astronomy program on Saturday …
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Giant Space Explosion That’s Never Been Witnessed Before Challenges What We Know About Stars and Black Holes
Space is full of things that go bang in the night, but usually scientists just spot new explosions, not new types of explosions. Not so for the team studying a giant outburst scientists labeled PS1-10adi, which, despite the completely unassuming name, is …

Astronomers Use Shadowy Alien Worlds to Peer Inside Stars
Distant planets tell all: A new analysis uses alien worlds’ orbital treks to peek inside their stars. NASA’s ever-watchful Kepler space telescope has identified thousands of exoplanets by noting the tiny brightness dips caused when these worlds “transit …
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NASA seeks public input for future Mars exploration missions

NASA seeks public input for future Mars exploration missions
In an effort to find cheaper alternatives for the exploration of Mars following recent budget cuts, earlier this year NASA established the Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG). To seek out the best and brightest ideas for a reformulated Mars exploration …

Underwater exploration
The Express continues the series of articles which will be run every other Tuesday on research at The UWI, St Augustine. Incredible discoveries of giant mussels, tube worms and other organisms thriving at approximately 2,000 metres (6,000 ft) have been …
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Silverback Exploration II, LLC Forms With 0 Million Equity Commitment From EnCap Investments L.P.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silverback Exploration II, LLC (“Silverback II”), an independent oil and gas exploration company based in San Antonio, announced today that it has secured an initial equity commitment of $ 500 million from EnCap …
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Seagate Technology PLC (STX) Shares Sold by Public Employees Retirement

trendSeagate Technology PLC (STX) Shares Sold by Public Employees Retirement
Seagate Technology PLC logo Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado cut its stake in shares of Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) by 8.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and …
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Is Wearable Technology Just a Fad?
Wearable technologies, like smartwatches and smartglasses, are heading towards the “trough of disillusionment”. As they fail to deliver on initial expectations, people are beginning to lose interest in them and there is a risk that they will disappear …
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NBN to trial fibre to the distribution point technology next month, confident
The new technology known as fibre to the distribution point (FttDP) could provide a cheaper alternative to fibre to the premises (FTTP) required for some homes unable to be serviced by a fibre to the node (FTTN) cabinet. Labor’s original model for the …

2 words: public transportation

trend2 words: public transportation
Yes, expanding public transportation to make it really viable is expensive. But so is building freeways that are already overcrowded the day they are opened. With the coming population density, public transportation is inevitable. Why not spend the …
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“Two-tiered public transportation”
“Two-tiered public transportation” — that’s the punchline to this report I heard on NPR this morning. The report covers a recent increase in private luxury buses catering to San Francisco residents. This is a problem according to the San Francisco …
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Public Transportation Restored in Meridian
As of 8 Monday morning public transportation was back up and running in Meridian. It was three years ago, when the Meridian Transit System shut down due to a lack of funds. Once that happened the Meridian Transportation Commission took initial steps …
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Latest Public Transportation News

trendSt. Clair, Madison transit districts could face state budget cuts
St. Clair and Madison County mass transit districts may have to adjust operations or slow down planned projects if proposed state budget cuts by Gov. Bruce Rauner go through. About $ 75 million in cuts to downstate transit districts have been proposed …
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Make publictransportation fares more equitable
For those unfamiliar with downtown Miami, the Metromover is an elevated, automated mass-transit people mover that runs on three loops through the Downtown, Brickell, and Omni neighborhoods. The system totals 4.4 miles with 22 stations roughly every two …

Public transportation training available for seniors
MONTCLAIR — Lifelong Montclair and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program are hosting a seminar for senior citizens seeking to expand their understanding of public transportation. A transportation seminar, “Connect to Transit” will be offered at …

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trendCommuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit
The number of New Jerseyans ages 20-44 declined between 2007 and 2013, while the number in those age groups taking public transportation rose. Although the number of those ages 45-59 driving alone increased, the number taking mass transit rose even …
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million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
But while the ads, which will run through summer 2017, may serve as a reminder that public transit exists in Chicago, they may not nudge drivers to change habits—afterall, the ads are not promoting anything new beyond the current system of buses and …
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Council delays decision on Burlington public transportation system
BURLINGTON, N.C. — At its meeting at the end of January, the Burlington City Council again delayed making any decisive action about bringing a public transportation system to the city. The proposal before the City Council proposes a vehicle tax to pay …




Winter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays

trendWinter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays
BOSTON — Public transportation resumed Wednesday morning in Massachusetts, though service was not entirely back to normal. “All subway service is experiencing delays due to weather-related issues,” read the MBTA website. Incoming Transportation …


Grant connects seniors to public transportation
FREMONT – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) will award $ 100,000 in competitive grants to five communities in five states, including WSOS Community Action Commission, to expand use of …
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TAPS Public Transit launches Farmersville Commuter Connect to McKinney
“Over the past few months, the chamber has worked with TAPS Public Transit to help bring people from McKinney to our annual events. Providing affordable public transportation between our community and McKinney is a huge plus for commuters who work …
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trendPersonal rapid transit: The future of public transportation, maybe
Since writing about Seattle’s infrastructure fustercluck, I’ve been thinking a lot about transportation. It’s really a b*tch of a problem. The internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle had its disadvantages from the very beginning, not only relative to …
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Rifaat: Public transportation needs are urgent
This rapid growth will be a transportation and environmental nightmare unless there is a plan for smart, sustainable planning and development. That plan begins with a major public transportation system. Rail opponents are going to have to change their …
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Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports
Riders like Mr. Needham get a lot of value from public transportation, as do people in many other cities where investment in transit is leading to record-high ridership rates and persuading more people to leave their cars at home despite the latest …
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