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MOBITV, Vast Broadband, and Vexus Partner to Bring Technologically-Advanced Streaming Video Services to Subscribers Across South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas and Louisiana

MOBITV, a global leader in app-based TV video delivery solutions, today announces that Vast Broadband and Vexus have selected the MOBITV Connect managed service for delivery of streaming video content. Vast Broadband is a leading provider of...

 

New Grand Teton science chief followed unconventional path

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Gus Smith was walking his German shorthair not far from his Moose home one Saturday in late May when euphoria flew by in a flock. Fellow birders would best appreciate his experience. Out on foot near the Chapel of...

 

Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media platforms

WASHINGTON (AP) — On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million....

 

Washington Pavilion opens new 'Grow It!' farm exhibit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A bright, red barn and puffy, white clouds welcomes people into the Washington Pavilion's newest exhibition, "Grow It!" The addition to the Kirby Science Discovery Center was revealed June 25 and features 3,000 square feet...

 

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world's fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused...

 

Why 'I was just being sarcastic' can be such a convenient excuse

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) After President Donald Trump said during his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that increased testing was...

 

SpaceX launches Air Force's newest GPS satellite

SpaceX launched the military's newest, most accurate GPS satellite Tuesday after a two-month delay due to the pandemic. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the GPS satellite to orbit. The brand new...

 

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with its organizers early next week. But...

 

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in US

NEW YORK (AP) — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd's death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts. If the protests had driven an explosion in cases,...

 

Protest versus Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters against Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is...

 

The humble Knoxville scientist who became a worldwide hero

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — I started getting calls for help late in March. Messages came in through email and Twitter from health care workers who were feeling desperate because their supply of personal protective equipment was dwindling. "I'll keep...

 

Summer may decide fate of leading shots in vaccine race

People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works -- and maybe offer a reality check. Already British and... Full story

 

Astronaut says losing mirror on spacewalk was 'real bummer'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of the International Space Station said Monday that losing a mirror during last week's otherwise successful spacewalk was "a real bummer." NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy said he has no idea how the small...

 

Pandemic forces some patients to phone in doctor visits

Video telemedicine took off earlier this year as the coronavirus paused in-person doctor visits. Earl Egner missed that trend. The 84-year-old diabetic and cancer survivor has no computer or cellphone. Instead, he relies on a form of communication...

 

100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of sum...

 

Rethinking what research means during a global pandemic

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The Conversation is running a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the front lines of th...

 

More fragments from 1952 crash in Alaska found in glacier

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) — A lucky Buddha figurine, a flight suit, several 3-cent stamps, a crumpled 1952 Mass schedule for St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C., and 480 bags containing individual human remains. Those were...

 

Museums preserve clues that can help scientists predict and analyze future pandemics

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Pamela Soltis, University of Florida; Joseph Cook, University of New Mexico, and Richard Yanagihara, University of Hawaii (THE...

 

Spacewalking astronaut loses mirror, newest space junk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth on Friday, losing a small mirror on his sleeve as soon as he emerged from the International Space Station for battery work. Commander...

 

Mathematicians behind JPEG files honored by Spanish award

MADRID (AP) — An international team of mathematicians whose theories have improved the compression of large digital files of data, including images and sound, will be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in the Spanish-speaking...

 

Election results are delayed again. Get used to it.

Kentucky and New York had primaries Tuesday, but the winners of the closest races probably won't be known until next week. What's going on? Get used to it. Slow vote counts and delayed results are a feature of elections during the pandemic and are... Full story

 

Rare sea turtle released off Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, will participate in a long-distance online "race" that follows the migration of sea turtles over three months. A satellite...

 

Thunberg has hope for climate, despite leaders' inaction

BERLIN (AP) — Preparing for her appearance before the U.N. General Assembly last fall, Greta Thunberg found herself constantly interrupted by world leaders, including U.N. chief Antonio Guterres and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had formed...

 

Insider Q&A: Honeywell CEO gears company for pandemic shifts

Honeywell no longer sells its iconic home thermostats, but it's still in the business of making control systems for buildings and aircraft. That's put the 114-year-old conglomerate in a tough spot as workplaces have gone vacant and flights grounded...

 

Nevada to consider mandate on more electric car offerings

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will consider adopting new regulations to require a larger percentage of cars sold in the state be electric, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday. Sisolak's "Clean Cars Nevada" initiative would mandate that 6-8% of...

 

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