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Saturday June 3rd, 2023 day edition

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Researchers at the university have reportedly beamed solar power from space to Earth without a single wire—and they say it’s a first.

The experiment is a part of Caltech’s Space Solar Power Project, and the institute announced a successful transmission via press release yesterday.

The researchers conducted the power transfer experiment using the Microwave Array for Power-transfer Low-orbit Experiment, or MAPLE, which is a small prototype aboard the in-orbit Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD-1) that launched this past January.

“Through the experiments we have run so far, we received confirmation that MAPLE can transmit power successfully to receivers in space,” said Space Solar Power Project co-director Ali Hajimiri in the press release.

“We have also been able to program the array to direct its energy toward Earth, which we detected here at Caltech.

The SSPD-1, attached to a Vigoride spacetug from Momentus Space, consists of two panels used to collect solar power.

The ability to wirelessly transmit solar power from space has huge implications for renewable energy, so much so that Japan plans to start using it by the mid-2030's. »

School district bans Bible after “indecent” materials complaint

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A committee appointed by Davis School District to review challenged books determined that the Bible “does not contain sensitive material” under Utah’s criminal code defining pornographic and harmful materials.

But Davis School District’s director of communication Christopher Williams confirmed that it would be removed from elementary and junior high schools.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, most of the books that have been challenged deal with race or LGBTQ+ issues. »

Amanda Gorman’s Book Sales Hit A New Peak After A Florida School Banned ‘The Hill We Climb’

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Following a Florida school banning “The Hill We Climb,” sales have skyrocketed for the presidential inauguration poem as well as the poet’s “Call Us What We Carry” and “Change Sings,” according to Variety.

I’ve received countless letters and videos from children inspired by ‘The Hill We Climb’ to write their own poems.”.

Together, this is a hill we won’t just climb, but a hill we will conquer.”. »

The Ford Bronco is being recalled due to hard-to-reach seatbelts

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“The customer may experience some dissatisfaction or be discouraged if they are unable to easily access the seatbelt… in its stowed position.

“Ford is not aware of any customer warranty or field reports of seatbelt… accessibility concerns,” said the agency’s notice.

Ford is aware of one case in which the wheel came off, although fortunately no one was injured in that case. »