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The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures led by Sarah Johnson and her team were awarded a $7 million grant from NASA to search for extraterrestrial life.

NASA Awards $7 Million to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

NASA awarded a $7 million grant to Georgetown University biology professor Sarah Johnson and a team of researchers to work on a project in search of extraterrestrial life. The Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures led by Johnson and her team is working to pioneer a new way of approaching the search[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Sept. 5 that a new Inclusive Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Marathon Foundation, will invest in minority-owned Washington, D.C. businesses beginning in 2019

Innovation Fund to Invest in Minority-Owned DC Businesses

A new Inclusive Innovation Fund is set to invest in developing Washington, D.C. businesses owned by minority entrepreneurs, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Sept. 5. The fund, which is being organized in partnership with The Marathon Foundation, is meant to benefit people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
A historic bridge once used to carry streetcars traveling between Georgetown and the Maryland suburbs is set to be demolished.

Neighbors Question Plans to Demolish Disused Streetcar Bridge

An unused streetcar bridge in Glover-Archbold Park in danger of collapse may be demolished by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, raising concerns from local historical preservation advocates. The streetcar line that the bridge supports used to service an amusement park in the area until Washington, D.C.’s streetcar service was[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA WMATA  removed all the 2015-16 New Flyer bus models from service and opened an investigation into the cause of the engine shutdowns.

WMATA Buses Removed From Service After Injuries

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority removed 164 buses from service last week after unexplained engine shutdowns caused two people to suffer minor injuries. In two separate instances, buses travelling at low speeds — both under 10 mph — suffered unusual engine failures. WMATA immediately removed all the 2015-16 New[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top