Month: August 2021

CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 Early-career researchers: choose change, not complicity Lucrecia K. Aguilar 0 Lucrecia K. Aguilar Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download
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I was gobsmacked by the response to my recent attempt to define what “system change” actually means. Not necessarily by the number of responses, although there were plenty, but by the depth and breadth of many of them: paragraph after annotated paragraph, with multiple links and attachments. Some of it was over my head, a mélange
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The rapid commercialization of space and the establishment of the U.S. Space Force have created ideal conditions for change in the national security space business, says Steve Isakowitz, CEO of the Aerospace Corp. and former president of Virgin Galactic. Aerospace Corp. CEO Steve Isakowitz previously held senior  positions at the White House Office of Management
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Most fish are pretty sluggish in the cold. But the Pacific bluefin tuna is one of the fastest apex predators in the frigid Pacific ocean. Their physiology has adapted to help them retain more of the heat their bodies produce, except when it comes to their cold, cold hearts. Hosted by: Rose Bear Don’t Walk
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CORRESPONDENCE 31 August 2021 In memory of a game-changing haematologist Daniel Lucas 0 , Christoph Scheiermann 1 & Andrés Hidalgo 2 Daniel Lucas Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Christoph Scheiermann University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. View author publications
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SAN FRANCISCO – Blue Canyon Technologies selected ExoTerra Resources to provide electric propulsion for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Blackjack Phase 2 and Phase 3 satellites. Blue Canyon, a Raytheon subsidiary, won a $14.1 million DARPA contract in 2020 to manufacture four Blackjack satellites, with options to build 16 additional small satellites for a
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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released three reports showing record growth in land-based wind energy, significant expansion of the pipeline for offshore wind projects, and continued decline in the cost of wind energy generation — laying the groundwork for significant future gains as the Biden Administration pursues rapid acceleration of
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Download PDF I am standing in front of Virgo — a gravitational-wave observatory near Pisa, Italy, where I work as a computer scientist and astrophysicist — facing one of its 3-kilometre-long arms, in which a laser bounces between two mirrors in an internal pipe. The arms sense tiny changes in space-time (a model that fuses
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In 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished construction of the Red Rock Dam on the Des Moines River in Marion County, Iowa. One of thousands of U.S. dams built that decade, its purpose was to moderate seasonal flooding, allowing the Corps to release 1.5 million acre feet of snowmelt it impounded each spring
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The launch of NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) on September 15, 2018, from Space Launch Complex-2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, now a Space Force base, marked the end of a remarkable era for the venerable Delta II launch vehicle and SLC-2. This was the 155th launch overall for the Delta
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Toyota Motor Corporation has announced an immediate halt to all of its e-Palette self-driving transportation pods operating at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. The decision comes on the heels of an accident that took place in the Paralympic Village yesterday, when a Toyota e-Palette collided with a visually impaired athlete, injuring them. While Toyota remains a
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Article courtesy of NREL.by Wayne Hicks On a clear night, Kaitlyn VanSant will be able to watch her work whiz by. Knowing the success of her project, however, will have to wait until her tiny, temporary addition to the International Space Station returns to Earth. “My family and I have definitely been looking up at night
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This article originally appeared on Environmental Health News. Two American manufacturers unveiled a new recipe Thursday for PFAS and plastics-free packaging for everything from burgers to salads, in a bid to make takeout food more sustainable and safer for consumers. While the companies — Zume and Solenis — are not the first to design a grease-resistant, PFAS-free food
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX performed its first Falcon 9 launch in two months Aug. 29, sending a cargo Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 3:14 a.m. Eastern after a one-day delay because of weather. The Dragon spacecraft separated from the
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Over 10,000 tracking heliostats focus solar energy at the receiver on the 640-foot power tower at the Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Facility in Nevada. The facility is representative of concentrating solar power modeled in the Annual Technology Baseline. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Article courtesy of NREL. One of the challenges of aggregating energy data from
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Updated 8:40 p.m. Eastern with comments from media call. WASHINGTON — Astra’s third attempt to reach orbit failed Aug. 28 when its Rocket 3.3 vehicle struggled to get off the launch pad because of an engine shutdown and eventually failed in flight. The small launch vehicle, designated LV0006 by Astra, ignited its five first-stage engines
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One of the missing links in the reptile tree of life was recently found by scientists. The lizard-like creature’s small skull is “profusely ornamented” with characteristics that gave rise to all surviving lizards, snakes, and the lone survivor of another reptile group found exclusively in New Zealand. According to the international team behind the discovery,
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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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