Month: April 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Despite what he sees as a rapidly recovering economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Sunday reaffirmed the central bank’s commitment to keep loose monetary policy on place. That includes a statement of near-certainty that interest rates won’t be going anywhere as inflation remains tame and
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WASHINGTON — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut arrived at the International Space Station April 9, a few hours after its launch from Kazakhstan. A Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:42 a.m. Eastern, placing the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft into orbit. That spacecraft docked with the station’s
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on “The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress” on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 1, 2020. Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters The U.S. economy is at a turning point thanks to government support and a speedy campaign to inoculate Americans against Covid-19,
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An optomechanical accelerometer that uses light to measure acceleration. Credit: F Zhou/NIST An accelerometer that uses laser light instead of just mechanical strain can register changes as small as tens of billionths of the acceleration due to Earth’s gravity, making it far more sensitive than commercial devices. With further improvements, the developers of the new
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EXCLUSIVE: We also learned today that Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins movie is moving up from its Oct. 22 release date to July 23. The G.I. Joe movies play younger and it only makes sense for the new standalone from EOne/Hasbro to play the summer. The first movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra also played the summer
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WASHINGTON — NASA announced April 10 it was postponing the first flight attempt of the Ingenuity helicopter on Mars by at least three days after detecting a problem during a final pre-flight test. In a brief statement, NASA said that the command sequence for an April 9 test of the vehicle’s rotors, where they would
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