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  • Humans could soon live on the moon and Mars, says ESA... tunnel on Lanzarote. Both teams' findings were presented at the European Planetary Science Congress, held in Riga, Latvia, from September 17 to 22. Dr Riccardo Pozzobon, from the University of Padova, said: 'The comparison of terrestrial, lunar and ... — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:57:18 GMT (via Daily Mail)
  • Drop of cargos at Riga port smaller than plannedThe drop of cargos reloaded at Riga port this year is smaller than planned, said Riga vice mayor Andris Ameriks in an interview with the Latvian public television today, cites LETA.... — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:50:32 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape... frustrating... We still don't have the top leaders interested," said physicist Vidvuds Beldavs of the University of Latvia, who runs a project called the International Lunar Decade, advocating joint exploration of the Moon. Potential Moon resources ... — Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:44 GMT (via The Daily Star)
  • Video: Yunier Dorticos knocks out Dmitry Kudryashov, advances to WBSS semifinals... #3 Mairis Briedis (WBC champion - 22-0, 18 KOs) vs Mike "The Rebel" Perez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) - September 30th in Riga, Latvia #2 Murat "Iron" Gassiev (IBF champion - 24-0, 17 KOs) vs Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (53-3-1, 37 KOs) - October 21st in Newark, New ... — Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:28:32 GMT (via BloodyElbow)
  • Sun photobombed Mars encounter with comet Siding Spring... Thursday (September 21, 2017) at a special session of the European Planetary Science Congress ( EPSC ) 2017 in Riga, Latvia, scientists said the CME from the sun created: Beatriz Sanchez-Cano of the University of Leicester, a co-organizer of last ... — Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:22:27 GMT (via Earth & Sky)
  • Exhibition celebrates 125th anniversary of prominent Latvian artist Aleksandra BeA1 4covaPastel paintings are elegant, light and full of air. The style was always close to Aleksandra BeA1 4cova, who often made use of it. — Sun, 24 Sep 2017 03:05:27 GMT (via Art Daily)
  • In Order for Asteroid Mining to Become a Reality, We'll Need Better TelescopesThe idea of mining asteroids for precious mineral deposits has gained steam in recent years, with space mining startups focusing on logistics and governments like Luxembourg positioning themselves as big funders of the sector. But before we go asteroid mining, we need to figure out where to look - and we don't have the telescopes available to do proper surveys, according to a new white paper that was discussed this week at a conference in Latvia. — Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:19:26 GMT (via Space.com)
  • Scientists Urge Europe to Stick With "Armageddon"-style Asteroid MissionFor decades, scientists have known that in near-Earth space there are thousands of comets and asteroids that periodically cross Earth's orbit. These Near-Earth Objects are routinely tracked by NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies to make sure that none pose a risk of collision with our planet. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:37:49 GMT (via Universe Today)
  • 100 people could live on the Moon by 2040... has long-term financial potential. "It is highly frustrating," said physicist Vidvuds Beldavs of the University of Latvia. "We still don't have the top leaders interested." An upcoming mission designed to test out the deflection of a large asteroid ... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:23:58 GMT (via Unexplained Mysteries)
  • New observations reveal a lunar orbiter's final resting place... place is 34.262 south and 46.193 west, as presented today at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 in Riga, Latvia. The site was discovered in data taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter by Phil Stooke of Western University, Ontario. ... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:56:07 GMT (via Astronomy)
  • Solberg set for surgery, targets Estering returnPetter Solberg will undergo surgery in Sweden on Monday following the semi-final accident in the Latvian round of the World Rallycross Championship last weekend that put him in hospital. Despite breaking his collarbone and fracturing two ribs, the Norwegian will attempt to race in the penultimate round of the series at the Estering in Germany next week. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:41:37 GMT (via Motorsport.com)
  • Cohesion policy in spotlight as EU capital mayors meet in RigaMayors of Euroean Union capital cities gathered here for their annual summit on Friday, with the bloc's cohesion policy featuring high on the agenda, local media reported. Nils Usakovs, the mayor of the Latvian capital Riga, said the role of the cities is becoming increasingly important as they are the centers of social and economic development. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:19:24 GMT (via Xinhuanet)
  • Casino City's Friday Five: 3-D edition... live casino customer migration Playtech's live casino branch has moved shop to an 8,500-square-foot site in Riga, Latvia. This next-generation studio is the world's largest, hosting state-of-the-art cameras, custom-made tables and gaming areas, an ... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:33:24 GMT (via RGT Online)
  • Complex Disease Detector and ColorADD winners of the Social Innovation Tournament 2017"Complex Disease Detector" from Sweden, and ColorADD from Portugal have been awarded the first and second prizes in the sixth edition of the Social Innovation Tournament, a competition organised by the European Investment Bank Institute to reward and promote innovative initiatives with a social, ethical or environmental impact working to create societal impact. This year's edition took place on 21 September in Riga, Latvia, in cooperation with the Social Entrepreneurship Association of Latvia, and the Latvian Ministry of Welfare. — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:32:47 GMT (via PressReleasePoint)
  • The dates of the 27th Riga Fashion Week announcedThe Baltic Fashion Federation has announced the dates of the 27th RIGA FASHION WEEK that will take place in Riga on October 24 - 28. Within the coming Fashion week the spring-summer 2018 pret-a-porter collections by the best Latvian and foreign designers will be presented and the 3rd international lingerie industry forum will also take place.... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:44:45 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Children will be born on the moon 'in a few decades'... cleaner, safer nuclear energy for Earth. Speaking at this year's European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia, Professor Foing explained how humanity's moon colonies could quickly expand. He likened human expansion on the moon to the growth ... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:36:12 GMT (via Daily Mail)
  • Highest business confidence recorded in Riga Region, Zemgale, KurzemeEntrepreneurs in Riga Region, the central Latvian province of Zemgale and the western province of Kurzeme showed the highest business confidence in the second quarter of 2017, representatives of Citadele Bank told journalists citing the latest Citadele Index survey, cites LETA.... — Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:08:21 GMT (via City Paper's Baltics Worldwide)
  • Comet's 2014 Mars Flyby Caused Most Intense Meteor Shower Ever Recorded... reported today (Sept. 21) in a presentation at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (EPSC 2017) in Riga, Latvia. [ Mars-Bound Comet: Photos of Comet Siding Spring ] For comparison, viewers with dark skies can usually count on seeing about 80 ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:46:11 GMT (via Space.com)
  • A new way of propelling spacecraft may open up the asteroid belt... have since refined the idea. In a paper they presented to the European Planetary Science Congress, in Riga, Latvia on September 19th, they proposed that spacecraft equipped with their new propulsion system could make a round trip to the asteroid ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:44:13 GMT (via The Economist)
  • Europe urged to stick with anti-Armageddon asteroid mission... from Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory said at a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia. He is the project scientist for the American part of the AIDA mission, named Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), which has ... — Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:05:49 GMT (via South China Morning Post)
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