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Brown Students Put a Satellite into Earth Orbit

“The flashing is what we use to get people excited about” the satellite, designed and built by Brown University undergraduate students, that was launched into earth orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) in July, said Jacob Leiken, one of the project directors with Brown Space Engineering (BSE). “Our primary mission is to make space […]

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RI Attorney General Plans to Join Multi-State Net Neutrality Lawsuit

“We anticipate signing on to the lawsuit and are awaiting the language of the lawsuit to properly evaluate it,” said Amy Kempe, public information officer for Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, referring to multi-state litigation announced and led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to challenge yesterday’s rollback of net neutrality […]

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Drones: Mature Enough for Holiday Gifts

Hobbyist (non-commercial) drones, technically called “unmanned aircraft vehicles” (UAV) or “unmanned aircraft systems” (UAS), are still in the early stages of rapid growth in popularity. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimated in 2016 that there were about 1.10 million in operation with expected increases to 2.15 million by the end of 2017 and 3.55 million […]

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Monday, Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse: RI Viewing Activities

WARNING: Looking directly at the sun can PERMANENTLY DAMAGE your eyes up to and including total blindness, so special protection is needed. Ordinary sunglasses are not sufficient. Even severe eye damage may not be noticeable until a day or two later, like sunburn to the retina. The solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, visible […]

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