• California is ‘launching our own damn satellite' to track pollution, with help from Planet

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is partnering with satellite imagery purveyor Planet to create a custom craft to “pinpoint - and stop - destructive emissions with unprecedented precision, on a scale that's never been done before.”
    Governor Brown made the announcement in the closing remarks of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, echoing a pledge made two years ago to scientists at the American Geophysical Union's 2016 meeting.
    “With science still under...
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  • PulteGroup COO Harmon Smith announces retirement

    PulteGroup COO Harmon Smith announces retirement

    10 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Home building giant PulteGroup Inc. reported Friday that one of its top executives, Harmon D. Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer, plans to retire effective March 29, 2019.
    Smith had served as executive vice president and COO for PulteGroup since February 2016. He oversees all day-to-day homebuilding operations, new home sales, architectural services and purchasing. Smith has held various leadership positions since joining the company in 1989.
    Smith's total...
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  • SpaceX announces plan to announce plan to send someone around the moon in planned spaceship

    SpaceX announces plan to announce plan to send someone around the moon in planned spaceship

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's been too long without any kind of outlandish news from any of Elon Musk's companies, but SpaceX has filled the void with the announcement of a newly redesigned BFR spacecraft and the news that it will fly around the moon with a soon-to-be-named first passenger. Whenever they get around to actually engineering and building the thing, anyway.
    In a tweet Thursday evening , SpaceX announced that it has “signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle.”
    Attached to the tweet was an image of the BFR itself , much changed from its last...
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