SpaceX Launch Begins ‘Golden Age’ of Commercial Space Flight, Says Former Astronaut

May.26 — Garrett Reisman, professor of astronautical engineering at USC, a senior advisor at SpaceX, and former astronaut, talks about what the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule means to commercial space flight. He speaks on “Bloomberg Technology.”

Beethoven, Quarantined

During the pandemic lockdown, MIT music professor Evan Ziporyn transformed his orchestra class into a remote, online learning experience at lightning speed. Absent the essentials of a space with good acoustics, access to instruments — and the physical presence of other musicians — Ziporyn and 40 undergraduates, now scattered across several countries, found new ways … Read more Beethoven, Quarantined

China completes project in Dubai despite COVID-19

On May 21, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East announced the completion of Dubai Hills’ infrastructure upgrading project. Although the spread of COVID-19 epidemic had caused difficulties lately, the group completed the project on schedule. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google … Read more China completes project in Dubai despite COVID-19

Rolls Royce cuts 9,000 jobs and warns recovery from pandemic will take years – BBC News

Rolls Royce, one of the greatest names in British engineering is to cut 9,000 jobs, a fifth of its global workforce, most of them in the UK. The company, whose main business is making aircraft engines, has warned that it will take several years for the industry to recover from the impact of coronavirus. Thousands … Read more Rolls Royce cuts 9,000 jobs and warns recovery from pandemic will take years – BBC News

Musical conversation with Samantha Farrell (Podcast)

Samantha Farrell is the assistant to Vladimir Bulović, the director of MIT.nano, as well as a professional musician. Here, she talks about how music is keeping her focused, productive, and sane and how in times like these, “. . . the arts really shine, people’s humanity can really shine, and musicians and filmmakers and artists … Read more Musical conversation with Samantha Farrell (Podcast)

Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online

A fascinating insight from Amos Winter of MIT, into how they’ve changed their teaching to cope with the sudden removal of physical presence for Covid-19. Every spring at MIT, Amos Winter, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, co-teaches Course 2.007: Design and Manufacturing I. One of the most hands-on courses offered at MIT, … Read more Design problem: How to teach a hands-on course online

China’s experimental new-generation manned spaceship lands successfully

China’s space exploration endeavors have made another success. The nation’s experimental newest-generation of manned spacecraft has successfully returned to Earth, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office. The testing ship will gather vital data for the design and construction of the final mode. #China #Technology #Space Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more China’s experimental new-generation manned spaceship lands successfully

Professor Mom

Desiree Plata, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, juggles science projects with her children at home, while leading PhD-level science projects with her MIT lab family via Zoom. Putting her heart into both, she encourages her children and her students to use resources they have on hand to inform their projects. “At some point, … Read more Professor Mom

Chinese official: The launch of Long March-5B brings confidence to future missions

Officials from the China Manned Space Engineering Office said the successful launch served as a tremendous confidence booster after a couple of failed attempts earlier this year. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: … Read more Chinese official: The launch of Long March-5B brings confidence to future missions

Live: Press conference on launch of Long March-5B and new-generation manned spacecraft

China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) holds an online press briefing on the launch of Long March-5B into space from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. CMSEO mainly briefs on the research and development of the satellite and playload, the performance of the satellite’s first flight mission, and the following schedule of the phased flight mission of … Read more Live: Press conference on launch of Long March-5B and new-generation manned spacecraft

Dissertation (Un)interrupted

Aidan Milliff, an MIT PhD student in international relations and security studies, had his work in India cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to return home to the United States. Here he discusses the challenges to finishing a dissertation in the midst of a pandemic, and the many people who helped get … Read more Dissertation (Un)interrupted

Virtual Hug

As an MIT senior majoring in computer science, Ariel Levy was on course to graduate this spring alongside close friends. “I wouldn’t trade the 3.75 years I had for anything,” she tells them over Zoom, as they share a virtual hug and reminisce about a beautiful early spring day they shared just before leaving campus. … Read more Virtual Hug

Researchers develop a scalable ventilator for COVID-19

An interesting and important application of science and engineering has taken place, in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic, as researchers at Stanford and Utah Universities have joined forces to create an open source ventilator. Researchers at Stanford and Utah describe a rapidly scalable ventilator designed for COVID-19 patients with ARDS. The design philosophy … Read more Researchers develop a scalable ventilator for COVID-19

Power of a Poster

When 11-year-old Sienna Zhao found out her dad – MIT alum Steve Zhao MBA ’09 – was helping to organize donations for PPEs with MIT, she knew she wanted to help. Here, MIT’s Vice President for Communications, Alfred Ironside, chats with the budding artist about her poster, how it helped her father’s efforts, and how … Read more Power of a Poster