One visual image has come to symbolize Detroit's historic bankruptcy filing last week: a vacant, weatherbeaten home -- photographers have plenty to choose from -- standing abandoned in a weed-choked expanse.
When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel. Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of propulsion to get there.
OTTAWA — Ottawa is giving a boost to southwestern Ontario’s battered manufacturing sector with more than $1 billion in spending over the next two years to help the auto industry and build a new bridge to the U.S. at Windsor, Ont.
The federal budget Tuesday called for spending $631 million over the next two years to help build a new Detroit-Windsor crossing.
Detroit is one of America’s most troubled cities, and its problems sometimes seem intractable. But a new effort to envision a future for Motor City could offer hope to other declining urban centers.
Detroit epitomizes shrinking Rust Belt cities. The once-vibrant hub of the U.S. auto industry has already lost more than 60 percent of its population and about 40 percent of its housing stock, leaving roughly 20 square miles vacant – almost as much as all of Manhattan.
LOS ANGELES — When the sun fired off a massive flare late on Sunday, it was the strongest solar eruption this year. That was until another, even stronger flare followed it a few hours later. Soon a third flare, almost twice as powerful as the first blasted out of the sun.
LOS ANGELES — Curiosity hunkered down after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars.
While the hardy rover was designed to withstand punishing space weather, its handlers decided to power it down as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem.
“We’re being more careful,” project manager Richard Cook of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday.
While Curiosity slept, the Opportunity rover and two NASA spacecraft circling overhead carried on with normal activities.