Month: June 2021

A detector that measures photons without altering them includes two mirrors (white cones in round aperture) inside a vacuum chamber (silver enclosure). Credit: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Optics and photonics 30 June 2021 Tracking a photon without leaving a trace Conventional detectors often obliterate photons, but the particles can escape a vacuum-based device
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison USGS: Pyroclastic flow at Mount Saint Helens on August 7, 1980. The volcano erupts. The immense pressure within the volcano due to the build-up of gases causes fragmentation. The thicker and more viscous the magma the more fragmentation occurs (Read more about that here). The fragmented magma cools into sharp, glasslike
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A terrestrial mineral only previously discovered in extraterrestrial meteorites was mysteriously found near the shores of the Dead Sea. The mineral Allabogdanite, named after a Russian geologist Alla Bogdanova, was the only known natural high-pressure phase reported in the Fe-Ni-P system, previously described from a single meteorite, Onello iron. (Photo : Photo credit should read
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What does a future without fossil fuels sound like? What will be on the news? Vattenfall, which is a big player in the wind power market and also the solar power market (especially in Europe), has taken a shot at answering the question. Last week, the company had “Radio Fossil Freedom” broadcasting at some EV
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Researchers at IBM have mathematically proven that there are certain functions restricted classical computers cannot perform but restricted quantum computers can. However, they concede that quantum computers can’t defeat their classical counterparts merely on the basis of a different architecture. Not only is there a need for finding and writing theoretical proofs of the advantages
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SAN FRANCISCO — Satellite communications startup Analytical Space Inc. has named former KSAT Inc. chief executive Katherine Monson as its chief commercial officer and Jose Velazco, former technical supervisor for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Advanced RF and Optical Technology Group, as chief innovation officer. The moves come as Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ASI prepares for initial
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Researchers have finally determined how long a day on Venus is, give or take an episode of Brooklyn 99. The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: http://skl.sh/scishowspace04211 Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Following the release of the groundbreaking Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will again team up with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) on a comprehensive, community-driven effort to achieve a just and equitable 100% carbon-free future for all communities in
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WASHINGTON — On the eve of its second revenue-generating launch, Virgin Orbit is looking to 2022 to ramp up its launch activity and operate from several airports in the United States and Great Britain. In a call with reporters June 209, Virgin Orbit Chief Executive Dan Hart confirmed that the company was “green for launch”
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Cameroon: doubt could mean vaccine doses expire Amani Adidja 0 , Yap Boum 1 & Pierre Ongolo-Zogo 2 Amani Adidja University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Yap Boum University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications
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The next wave of LEO infrastructure building should not be seen as individual satellites, but as always-on mesh networks. Space is becoming more congested and communications all over the globe — but particularly in the Arctic region — are often contested. Governments can in turn meet their urgent national security connectivity needs in the Far
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Biodiversity provides humanity and our economies with the resources needed to thrive. However, the planet is experiencing a great loss of biodiversity due to overfishing, deforestation and pollution. Humans and our planet’s ecosystem are inextricably linked and as our planet warms, the threat to ecosystems is a threat to us. It’s crucial for corporations to
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In this article MSFT From left, GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and future GitHub CEO Nat Friedman at GitHub headquarters in San Francisco. Source: Microsoft Microsoft on Tuesday announced an artificial intelligence system that can recommend code for software developers to use as they write code. Microsoft is looking to simplify the
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Originally published on RMI.org.By Christian Roselund  People pay a lot of attention when the power goes out, but we tend to not notice when the grid remains stable — even under trying conditions. On June 17 and 18, record heat in California led the state’s grid operator to call on residents to reduce electricity usage through issuing
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WASHINGTON — A bumper crop of applications for the European Space Agency’s astronaut corps is providing a boost to proposals for Europe to develop its own human spaceflight capability. ESA announced June 23 that it received 22,589 applications in a solicitation that ended June 18. That’s far more than the 8,413 applications it received in
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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With declining costs for renewable energy technologies, interest has turned to how that might translate into the total system costs of integrating more renewable energy on the U.S. grid. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Wesley Cole, Nathaniel Gates, and Trieu Mai examined how changing the contribution of renewable energy from the optimal solution impacts
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Week in Review (2:55) Net zero meets green finance (14:25) Investors, banks and other members of the global financial community are aligning around net-zero investment priorities, but what does it mean in the short term? The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero seeks bring more clarity to the details, especially in the short term. Richard Mattison, CEO
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets members of congress after testifying at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Erin Scott | Reuters A federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, dealing a major setback for the agency’s complaint that could have
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Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is stepping up efforts to promote initiatives in hydrogen technology and investments to reduce carbon emissions, after a harrowing investor smackdown for Big Oil.  “Hydrogen is real,” Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al Khowaiter told CNBC in an interview Sunday, after a day of presentations from Aramco executives and industry
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