Budget director Christopher Simi acknowledged that “a tremendous amount of uncertainty” underpins all of BART’s plans for next year. Transit officials hope that employers will stagger work schedules, providing BART with riders throughout the day but allowing for social distancing. If a second wave of the coronavirus engulfs the Bay Area this fall, it could plunge the agency into a deeper financial abyss. … [Read more...] about BART financial future: ‘Balanced but precarious’
With exclusive interviews and rarely seen NASA footage, Fox News and Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto re-examined the six dramatic days that gripped the world, as American courage and ingenuity transformed near-certain tragedy into one of the space program's greatest triumphs, in Fox Nation's "Return to Earth, The Triumph of Apollo 13." … [Read more...] about Explore the history and future of America in space with Fox Nation
ESA and the agency's partners have already built part of the base. Using a mixture of silicon, aluminum, calcium, iron and magnesium oxides meant to simulate regolith — a mixture of dust and dirt — found on the moon, ESA and its partners printed a 2,205-pound (1,000 kilograms) piece of what part of the home could look like. … [Read more...] about Could 3D printers build a future moon base?
One was approved on May 21: 30 Van Ness, which would replace an unsightly block of offices at the northeast corner of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue with nine stories of offices topped by 38 stories of condominiums. In addition to 25% of the 333 units being affordable, the project would contribute $12 million to the city’s affordable housing fund. … [Read more...] about Pandemic casts a shadow on future of San Francisco’s would-be high-rise Hub
Chalkbeat Colorado reported earlier this week that Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee slashed $493 million from next year’s higher education budget, a massive 58% cut from last year’s funding levels to help fill the state’s whopping $3.3 billion revenue shortfall. Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order softening the blow by providing $450 million to public higher education institutions from the CARES Act, but the use of that money is restricted and must be related to the pandemic. In other words, it can’t be used to backfill the budget. … [Read more...] about Friednash: The future is uncertain for graduating seniors, but there is hope — them