Month: August 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS — From hiking the price of cars to impacting the readiness of militaries, the havoc that COVID-19 wreaks across supply chains is far-ranging and sometimes surprising. Pandemic-related uncertainty is driving demand for space companies that promise to deliver better insights about the world. Commercial and government customers are increasingly leveraging geospatial intelligence services
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Climate change involves human-caused greenhouse gas emissions and the associated large-scale weather pattern shifts. With rising temperatures and significant climate alterations anticipated for Antarctica in the next years, the ice continent may suffer huge casualties. According to reports, a massive ice berg the size of twice the size of Chicago came dangerously close to colliding
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Candela has just revealed its latest hydrofoil electric boat, the Candela C-8. With the high-tech, ultra-premium electric boat designed for mass production, the company is calling this “an iPhone moment for the boat industry.” Candela’s first flying electric boat, the C-7, debuted last year as a radical new option in the boating industry. It flew
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Go to http://curiositystream.com/scishowpsych to start streaming Curious Minds: Brain Health. Use code “scishowpsych” to sign up, just $14.99 for the whole YEAR. Our immune systems aren’t just critical to our physical health. It turns out they may play a big role in our mental health, as well. And learning more about how these two aspects
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If you hear the word “baby-faced” you might picture a doe-eyed celebrity who never seems to age. But, really, you should be thinking of the axolotl. However, it is possible to transform these otherwise forever-babies, causing them to lose that youthful glow. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents.
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An artist rendering of Form Energy’s battery system. Rendering courtesy Form Energy A secretive start-up called Form Energy says it’s developing and scaling the production of a new type of rechargeable battery that can store electricity for 100 hours. Form hasn’t publicly demonstrated its technology or shared proof that it works. Nonetheless, the company has
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Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.By Kelsey Adkisson As yet another heat wave shattered temperature records in the Pacific Northwest in mid-2021, threats of rolling blackouts rippled throughout the region. These recurring extreme weather threats offer a sobering reminder that aging energy grids weren’t designed to handle the stress of climate change. Nor were they designed to
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Department of Cancer Biology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA Yunhua Liu, Cecil Han, Guohui Wan, Anil K. Sood & Xiongbin Lu Department of Gynaecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA Xinna Zhang, Cristina Ivan, Dahai Jiang & Anil K. Sood Center for RNA Interference and Non-coding RNAs, The University of
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In this article JPM AWK WVAW Business leaders in sectors ranging from tech to insurance committed billions of dollars to beefing up cybersecurity efforts at a White House meeting with President Joe Biden on Wednesday. The meeting comes in the wake of several high-profile cyberattacks, including on government software contractor SolarWinds and oil pipeline Colonial
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A widespread shortage of liquid oxygen linked to the latest wave of the pandemic could affect SpaceX’s launch schedule, a company executive said Aug. 24. Speaking on a panel at the 36th Space Symposium here, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, cited difficulties in securing supplies of liquid oxygen
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Exoplanet CoRoT-7b (artist’s impression) orbits a relatively low-mass star. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada Astronomy and astrophysics 25 August 2021 Why gassy planets are bigger around more-massive stars During formation, the planets can draw a greater amount of hydrogen and helium around themselves, causing them to increase in size. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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Bluberries | iStock | Getty Images Researchers in Australia are to work with utilities and investigate using wastewater in hydrogen production in a bid to boost its sustainability and maximize resources. The project will see a team from Monash University in Melbourne work with four companies through Water Research Australia: Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne Water,
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COLORADO SPRINGS – Phase Four plans to fuel its Maxwell engine with a green propellant developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, under a contract the Southern California startup won Aug. 18 at the U.S. Space Force’s first SpaceWERX Pitch Day. By fueling Maxwell engines with the green propellant, called Advanced Spacecraft Energetic Non-Toxic
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There’s a lot we just don’t know about death, but even among the things we think we do know, there are a lot of misconceptions. Here are 5 weird things we believe about death! Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow
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NEWS 25 August 2021 Preprint ban in grant applications deemed ‘plain ludicrous’ The Australian Research Council’s decision to reject early career funding applications that mention preprints is hopelessly outdated, say scientists. Clare Watson 0 Clare Watson Clare Watson is a freelance science journalist in Wollongong, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this
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Every summer, millions of people across the country stay indoors to keep cool and stay healthy. In a summer like 2021’s record-setting heat wave, there’s nothing more satisfying than the feeling of a crisp, air-conditioned room.  But heat is not just inconvenient; it can be dangerous. In the United States, more than 600 people die from extreme heat
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CORRESPONDENCE 24 August 2021 First authors: is co-equal genuinely equal? Jonathan Kipnis 0 Jonathan Kipnis Washington University in St. Louis, St Louis, Missouri, 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
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Efforts to digitize spacecraft manufacturing processes to support remote workers during the pandemic are also creating operational advantages for deep space missions, according to a Lockheed Martin executive. Lisa Callahan, Lockheed Martin Space’s vice president and general manager of commercial civil space, said during an Aug. 24 Space Symposium session that COVID-19
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Date/Time: September 28, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Protecting biodiversity is a defining issue of our time as we face the prospect of mass extinction and ecosystem collapse. In this webinar, Quantis and partners will discuss what biodiversity means from a business perspective, how biodiversity concerns can be integrated into existing sustainability strategies, and
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NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. On December 4, 2014, Orion will launch
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BOOK REVIEW 24 August 2021 Shells, sweat, and the fear of strangers: Books in brief Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks. Andrew Robinson 0 Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson’s many books include Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World’s Undeciphered Scripts and Einstein on the Run: How Britain Saved the World’s Greatest
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Space data provider Numerica is upgrading its network of ground-based telescopes so they can track objects both in low Earth orbit and beyond. “Our telescopes traditionally have been used to track satellites in geostationary orbit but until now they have not been used for tracking objects in LEO,” said Jeff Aristoff, vice
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