‘So you look at the missions that you have today, look at what the normal retirement rate is and then you figure out what all the jobs are — supporting the design folks, executing the plans, training and fly outs and still flying the space station 24/7. So we base it off of that.’ … [Read more...] about NASA announces open recruitment for its 2021 class of astronauts, and for the first time in history will require applicants have a master’s degree
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A technology entrepreneur, Friedler pleaded guilty to conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization in 2014 and served two months in prison, according to the White House. In the wake of his release, Friedler has promoted veterans issues and helped former prisoners with reentry into society, the White House said. … [Read more...] about Who else was granted clemency by Trump?
Pogue has donated $85,000 to Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee and nearly $150,000 to the Republican National Committee so far this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission records. … [Read more...] about Trump just granted clemency to 11 people. Here’s a look at each.
The forgery Schawinski posted on Twitter was the work of a generative adversarial network, a kind of machine-learning model that pits two dueling neural networks against each other. One is a generator that concocts images, the other a discriminator that tries to spot any flaws that would give away the manipulation, forcing the generator to get better. Schawinski’s team took thousands of real images of galaxies, and then artificially degraded them. Then the researchers taught the generator to spruce up the images again so they could slip past the discriminator. Eventually the network could outperform other techniques for smoothing out noisy pictures of galaxies. … [Read more...] about AI is changing how we do science. Get a glimpse
But that was not the goal of the China tariffs at all. The tariffs were aimed at pressuring China to abandon its unfair and illegal trade practices. Metals tariffs did aim to boost the bottom line of U.S. steel and aluminum producers but this can be accomplished by squeezing margins of producers of intermediate products–margins that had been inflated by metals made artificially cheap by China dumping on the global market–without harming consumers. … [Read more...] about Still No Signs of Tariffs Raising Prices for Consumers
Arriving home at San Bruno’s Acappella Apartments — a complex so close to San Francisco International Airport he could hear planes fly overhead — Alzabarah planned his escape. At 5:17 p.m. he called a handler, identified as Associate-1 in the FBI complaint, who arrived in a white SUV two hours later. Driving around Alzabarah’s neighborhood, the two men called “Foreign Official-l” — al-Asaker, according to the Washington Post — at 7:20 p.m., and again at 7:22 p.m. and 7:31 p.m. They then called Dr. Faisal Al Sudairi, the Saudi consul general in Los Angeles, at 8:30 p.m., 8:38 p.m., and 9:26 p.m. Shortly after midnight, the consul general called Alzabarah back and spoke with him for three minutes. … [Read more...] about How Saudi Arabia Infiltrated Twitter