Giving 57 years of service, the Arecibo telescope helped humanity (especially radio astronomers) open new research gates in astronomy.Before its collapse, scientists used the telescope in atmospheric science, radar astronomy, and radio astronomy.The telescope had four 20 TW radar transmitters that operated at 2380 MHz.Hence, it helped observe and view the other planets in the Solar System over the Northern half of their orbit.Some of them are:First concrete evidence of a Neutron Star.Detecting prebiotic molecules methenamine and hydrogen cyanide from starburst galaxy Arp 2020.To sense intelligent life from other cosmos – SETI & METI Project.Tracking of near-Earth asteroids.The most crucial amongst them all would be the discovery of exoplanets.It was Hurricane Maria in 2017 that created the most significant dent and weakened the physical structure of the telescope.
The dismantling process will start soon by NSF.Arecibo Telescope has served radio astronomers for the last 57 years.Arecibo Telescope finds its application in radar astronomy, radio astronomy, and atmospheric science.It consists of four radar transmitters of 20 TW at 2380 MHz.The AT is a source of pride for the country and the global scientific community.Some of them are:First concrete evidence of Neutron StarAleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail detected exoplanets in January 1992Detection of prebiotic molecules methenamine and hydrogen cyanide from starburst galaxy Arp 2020.To sense intelligent life from other cosmos - SETI & METI ProjectTrack near-Earth asteroids  Why is it Being Decommissioned?Recent natural disasters impacted the 900-tonne structure suspended 150m above the dish.
There is need an increasing demand for software development necessitating the need to utilize offshore software development due to availability of a less strained technical expertise at comparatively cheaper rates.We look at offshore software development rates by country to help you make a more informed decision when choosing an offline software development provider.In our rating of offshore software development preferences by country, we consider software development as a holistic creative process involving cultural integration, unity of language, infrastructural needs and government support.UkraineUkraine stands out as a preferred offshore software development provider due to its education system that churns out over 36,000 I.T specialists annually.They offer rates that are favorable ($25-$40 per hour depending on the city) compared to their U.S and Canadian counterparts($100) and their time zone is the same as most western European countries, opposite to that of the U.S hence tasks assigned in the evening here are worked on from morning in Ukraine.VietnamVietnam has the technical labor force, low wages and a better English language proficiency skill tools to earn a place in the rating of offshore software development rates by country.California consultancy firm NeoIT ranked Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam as the top non- Indian city with potential for outsourcing in 2006 due to the infrastructure and the labor pool.Vietnam is a new emerging market and an investment in the country is worthwhile with a 30% to 40% less expenses than China.The PhilippinesThe Philippines has been top ranking as the destination for offshore software outsourcing because they have a pool of young specialists, a hospitable environment and proficiency of the English language.
While visiting the island in 2017 following the hurricane, Trump threw paper towels into a crowd of reporters and hurricane survivors.
Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria, the island's grid remains vulnerable and brittle
Generator Sets Market is estimated to surpass $ 25.0 Billion mark in 2018 and reach USD XX Billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of XX % during the forecast period 2018-2026 globally.Growing demand for continuous and reliable power supply driven by inadequacy of electrical grid infrastructure will stimulate the Generator Sets Market size.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), electrical grid supply is reported to be unavailable for over 540 hours per year across the sub-Saharan Africa region.Generator Sets MarketGrowing digitization accompanied by exponential expansion across the data center infrastructure will drive the generator sets market growth.According to the Ponemon Institute, an average data center outage cost has dramatically increased by over 38 percent from USD 505 thousand in 2010 to USD 740 thousand in 2015.The burgeoning expansion of the data centers sector is invariably accompanied by significant growth in the global market.These units are being increasingly installed in multiple industries including mining, oil & gas, a construction where grid access is limited.For instance, in September 2017, Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm hit hard Puerto Rico leaving over 1.57 million electricity customers without power.
This increase was likely caused by disaster-related health care disruptions, said Sue Anne Bell, an assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing and a member of the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.Bell is first author on two unrelated studies that outline these findings: The most recent compares cancer patients in Louisiana who experienced Katrina to similar patients who did not experience a hurricane.While the study didn't look specifically at cancer patients, the overall findings may help explain the higher breast cancer mortality rate for Katrina survivors, Bell said.What does it mean if your access to health care is disrupted for an even longer period of time because of a disaster?"The study was limited by the difficulty quantifying geographic inequalities that account for higher mortality among poor people diagnosed with cancer.We need more precise ways to measure what happens to people after a disaster."
Boom Solutions, Integra Wireless, and WinPR were all found to be using devices for their point-to-point broadband that were “misconfigured,” according to the regulator this week.This caused interference with a doppler weather radar station at San Juan international airport.It’s good to see the FCC finally come to Puerto Rico’s defense after its extraordinary failure to help the island after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017.That failure saw the agency heavily criticized by the General Accountability Office (GAO) and its own commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel.But sadly the FCC under chair Ajit Pai has not had a change of heart: this week’s fines represent just the latest spat in an inter-agency battle over 5G technology.As we reported in June, that effort is being driven by the deputy chief of staff and director of policy at the Commerce Department, Earl Comstock.
One Amazon programmer, Abe Diaz, discovered this team when his home, Puerto Rico, was devastated by Hurricane Maria.Desperate to help, Diaz found himself volunteering for the team.A few years later, he got a chance to make this team his full-time job.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.But advocates and activists worry about Amazon's impact on everything from the economy to the environment.Read: Outages, runaway costs and frustration with tech support have hurt Microsoft's cloud in the eyes of its customers, says market research firm Gartner
When it comes to hurricanes, it’s all in a name.Katrina will forever bring to mind the unbridled devastation in Louisiana in 2005 as one of the costliest hurricanes in the U.S. on record.Maria recalls the destruction and massive loss of lives – particularly in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – in 2017.With Maria, nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico were killed.And Harvey, also one of the costliest storms, is reminiscent of the catastrophe it brought to Texas and Louisiana in 2017.For Atlantic hurricanes, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) recycles a list of names every six years – a process that is maintained by the World Meteorological Organization, the NHC explained.
To steal the show from stars like Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout and New York Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton takes a special personality—and that’s exactly what Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor did.With his electric blue hair, the bilingual star, who was born in Puerto Rico and attended high school in Florida, used a microphone to deliver a perfect mock bat flip in the ad.MLB isn’t the only brand recognizing the marketability of Lindor, a four-time All-Star at just 25 years old.New Era, New Balance, T-Mobile, SmileDirectClub and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America have all keyed in on the shortstop as the face of their latest campaigns, and Lindor considers working with them a blessing and a privilege.“Personally, it’s flattering that these companies see me as the face of the companies,” he said.I’m honored to work with all of them because they have allowed me to be Francisco Lindor.”
Rivian, the once secretive company that made its public debut in November with an electric pickup truck and SUV, plans to give its batteries a second life and put them to work in a solar microgrid project in Puerto Rico.Honnold and Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe will discuss the project Saturday in Denver.The microgrid project will be set up in Adjuntas, a city of about 20,000 people in midwestern Puerto Rico that was severely impacted by Hurricane Maria in 2017.Casa Pueblo, an environmental watchdog based in Adjuntas that has been looking for ways to setup affordable sources of community power, is also a partner in the project.Rivian is providing 135 kilowatt-hour battery packs from its development vehicles to support the microgrid.Earlier this year, battery engineers from Rivian and The Honnold Foundation visited Casa Pueblo and met with community leaders to design a site-specific system that will power many of the businesses located in the Adjuntas town square.
Alphabet's Loon, started in 2016, uses solar-powered balloons as Wi-Fi carriers to deliver signals from up in the air.The company said Thursday it's using its balloons to provide LTE to areas of Peru impacted by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that hit earlier this week.Loon was able to quickly respond to the situation because it had already been active in Peru.The company says it's spent the last few months negotiating a commercial contract with telecommunications company Telefónica to provide mobile internet access to areas around the country, especially those that are remote.In the last month, Loon began installing infrastructure and testing the balloons.When the earthquake hit, the Peru government and Telefónica asked Loon to send balloons to the impacted area.
Early Tuesday morning, the first balloons arrived and began serving LTE to users below.”While many might see the internet and the digital euphoria as somewhat of a first-world luxury, connectivity is being interwoven into the foundations of society.Disaster management is only enhanced by technological break-throughs, from drones delivering supplies, big data analytics to assess real-time updates, or basic means of communication, connectivity is crucial in every aspect of the efforts.Following the earthquake in Peru this weekend, Loon was able to establish a network over the affected region within 48-hours.This is not the first time Loon has responded to such an incident, but this time, due to on-going commercial discussions with Telefonica Peru, Loon was already integrated into the MNOs network allowing such a quick response.Back in 2017, Loon once again aided the Peruvian Government following flooding in the Northern regions of the country.
I still remember the first time I tasted octopus.After an exhausting day reporting the troubles in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, Gizmodo video producer Raúl Marrero and I headed to a seaside restaurant where I tried ensalada de pulpo as an appetiser.What I didn’t know, then, was that scientists have been exploring the intricacies of octopuses’ brains and learning just how intelligent they are.Now, researchers are making me think twice—again!—about eating octopus as they make the case against octopus farms in a new essay published in the latest edition of Issues in Science and Technology.This time, they’re highlighting the potential environmental impact of octopus farms as countries like Spain and Japan start looking into the idea—and even preparing to open an octopus farm by next year.After all, the animals grow fast and live just a few years.
In a teleconference with reporters on Monday evening, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the budget amendment was a "down payment" on what will be needed in future years to fund the program.These funds would be needed to design and build a lunar lander, accelerate the Space Launch System rocket so that it can perform three launches by then, design new spacesuits, build elements of the Lunar Gateway, and for related programs.Finally, in 2024, a Space Launch System rocket would fly a crewed Orion to the lunar outpost, and (likely) two astronauts would descend from there to the surface and back.Because the return to the moon will include women, Bridenstine said the new program would be named Artemis, after Apollo's twin sister."Our goal here is to build a program that gets us to the moon as soon as possible that all of America can be proud of," he said.Also, in mythology, Artemis killed Orion.
NASA revealed Monday that it needs an additional $1.6 billion in funding for fiscal year 2020 to stay on track for a human return to the Moon by 2024.In a teleconference with reporters on Monday evening, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the budget amendment was a "down payment" on what will be needed in future years to fund the program.High cost, lack of support spell trouble for 2024 Moon landing [Updated]Two people familiar with NASA's internal deliberations say the agency has estimated that it needs as much as $6 billion to $8 billion a year for a lunar return by 2024.These funds would be needed to design and build a lunar lander, accelerate the Space Launch System rocket so that it can perform three launches by then, design new spacesuits, build elements of the Lunar Gateway, and for related programs.Finally, in 2024, a Space Launch System rocket would fly a crewed Orion to the lunar outpost, and (likely) two astronauts would descend from there to the surface and back.
By Bryan Knouse, CEO and Co-Founder, Project OwlNine months ago, worlds collided between five guys — Nick Feuer, Charlie Evans, Magus Pereira, Taraqur Rahman, and I — with the same mission: Develop technology that can help reduce the impact of natural disasters and personally make a difference in communities around the world.What quickly began as a lofty idea — effectively create a communications infrastructure where connectivity is non-existent — turned into a reality four months later when my team, Project Owl (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics), was selected in October 2018 as the grand prize winner of the inaugural Global Call for Code 2018 Challenge created by David Clark Cause and Founding Partner IBM.To say the entire experience has been amazing and life-changing is an understatement, especially as a result of the expertise and support we have received from IBM and the relationships we have been fortunate to make along the way.Whether you have been following us since the beginning or joining us now, we are excited to have you on our journey and are eager to share with you the latest and most significant update we've made since October to support communities with technology to help them prepare for and mitigate damage from natural disasters.Since the inception of the Call for Code Global Challenge, our team was inspired by the events that unfolded after Hurricane Maria.
In the months after Maria, blue tarps on rooftops and dark streets at night became enduring images of the catastrophic 2017 hurricane season and the inadequacy of the response.But invisible amid these powerful images hides a seemingly boring little detail: Puerto Rico has an address problem.According to the Puerto Rican government's recovery plan, the lack of 911-compliant addresses "makes it difficult for emergency responders to locate homes and businesses."In the wake of a catastrophe like Hurricane Maria, when emergency services can't reach someone, it can be a matter of life or death.Moreover, the Spanish language convention of using street name prefixes instead of suffixes can cause data to be read in the wrong fields.An ordinary Puerto Rican address can be written in dozens of different ways and they are often recorded differently in different databases.
Two futuristic projects are coming together to help increase global internet access after Loon, the Google spinout that uses a collection of floating balloons to bring connectivity to remote areas, announced it has raised money from a SoftBank initiative.HAPSMobile, a SoftBank project that is also focused on increasing global connectivity, is investing $125 million into Loon, according to an announcement from SoftBank made this morning.The agreement includes an option for Loon to make a reciprocal $125 million investment in HAPSMobile and it includes co-operation plans, details of which are below.HAPSMobile is a one-year-old joint venture between SoftBank and U.S. company AeroVironment .The company has developed a solar-powered drone that’s designed to deliver 5G connectivity in the same way Facebook has tried in the past.The social network canceled its Aquila drone last year, although it is reported to have teamed up with Airbus for new trials in Australia.
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