Geoff Brumfiel

Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:

Experts Warn Coronavirus Testing Must Be Far Broader To Quell U.S. Epidemic

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, researchers say there's only one way out of lockdown: widespread testing for everyone who might be infected with the virus.

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To End The Coronavirus Crisis We Need Widespread Testing, Experts Say

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Trump administration says not everyone needs a test, but experts say a strategy of broad testing and isolating the sick is our best way to solve this crisis.

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'Silent Spreaders' Speed Coronavirus Transmission

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A growing body of evidence shows that people without any major signs of illness can spread the coronavirus.

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People With Mild Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus, European Researchers Warn

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In Europe, with cases on the rise, researchers are learning more about the spread of the disease. For one, people experiencing mild symptoms appear to be able to spread the virus easily.

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As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Pentagon is ending a controversial program to fund social science research. It's part of a shift from asking for academic advice toward building new weapons systems.

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Physicist And Iconoclastic Thinker Freeman Dyson Dies At 96

Friday, February 28, 2020

Dyson's ideas often occupied a space between science fiction and science. He helped design, among other things, a nuclear reactor that could be safely operated "even in the hands of an idiot."

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Scientists Announce Fresh Experiments On Antimatter

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Researchers have conducted a new test on antimatter — matter's weird opposite. The researchers found that anti-hydrogen atoms behave exactly the same as regular hydrogen. But many questions remain.

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U.S. Response To China's Talent Plan Is Described As Heavy-Handed

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The arrest of a Harvard researcher late last month has led to questions about a Chinese program to recruit American talent. Prosecutors say it's a form of economic espionage. Scientists disagree.

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NASA Calls For Reviews Of Boeing Spacecraft After Software Bugs Plague Test Flight

Friday, February 07, 2020

A NASA investigation of Boeing's newest space capsule has found numerous software bugs that the agency says should have been found in internal testing — and not an unmanned space flight.

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U.S. Has Deployed New, Small Nukes On Submarine, According To Group

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The U.S. has reportedly begun patrols with the low-yield weapons, which it says are needed to counter Russia. Critics worry they increase the risk of nuclear war.

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Space Traffic Is Surging, And Critics Worry There Could Be A Crash

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

As private companies race into orbit, some experts in satellite operations say there isn't enough public infrastructure to keep all the satellites safe.

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Imagery Suggests Iran Is Preparing To Try To Launch A Satellite

Monday, January 27, 2020

Activity at the Imam Khomeini Space Center indicates Iran is once again attempting to send a satellite into orbit. Last year, three attempts ended in failure.

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Can Space Traffic Control Handle The Volume Of Private Launches?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

SpaceX is launching more of its a mega-constellation of satellites on Friday to provide Internet all over the world, but some are worried the world's space traffic management isn't up to the task.

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Growing Public Evidence Suggests Ukrainian Jetliner Was Hit By Missile

Friday, January 10, 2020

As investigators learn more about what happened to a Ukrainian International Airlines flight which crashed in Tehran, a growing body of online evidence suggests it was shot out of the sky.

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Ukrainian Plane Crash In Iran: Here's What The Available Evidence Shows

Friday, January 10, 2020

Video footage and the locations of key Iranian military facilities lend credence to the idea that the jetliner carrying 176 people was accidentally shot down.

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What Is Known About Iran's Nuclear Capabilities

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

How much time might it take for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon and a delivery system to launch it? Here are some scenarios for what could happen.

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Satellite Photos Reveal Extent Of Damage From Iranian Strike On Air Base In Iraq

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

At least five structures were damaged in the attack on the base in Anbar province, which apparently was precise enough to hit individual buildings. There have been no reports of casualties.

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What Do We Know About Iran's Missiles And Its Arsenal Of Weapons?

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Iran attacked military bases used by U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq with ballistic missiles. Over the past 20 years, Iran has built up a powerful force that is difficult to defend against.

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Iraq's Parliament Calls For Expulsion Of U.S. Troops

Sunday, January 05, 2020

The Iraqi Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops from Iraq, while the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS has announced a pause in its operations.

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Astronomers Carefully Watching Betelgeuse Star, Wondering If It's Nearing Explosion

Friday, January 03, 2020

The star Betelgeuse has been dimming rapidly in recent weeks, leading to speculation that it may soon explode. If it did, that event would be a sight to behold.

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