Month: October 2019

Scientists check plants inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system as an experiment called Marsonaut at Prague University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as
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People wearing zombie make up attend the Belgrade Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Oct. … [+] 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome back to 2019’s Halloween Horror Double Feature. In a classic episode of The Twilight Zone, the residents of a suburban neighborhood receive a chilling announcement: “the monsters are coming!” As
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lecroitg (pixabay.com) Much has been made of the SAT’s seemingly built-in socioeconomic bias. Blacks and Latinos score significantly lower than Whites. Students from high-income families outscore students from low-income families. Some have gone so far as to call it a “white preference” test. New research forthcoming in the American Economic Journal adds yet another biasing
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Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk recently unveiled the third version of Tesla’s solar roof product – called the Solar Glass Roof. According to Musk, this third iteration of the electricity-generating house-topper will be cheaper, easier, and faster to install than its predecessors. “It’ll grow like kelp on steroids,” he said, speaking about the new Tesla
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The vanilla in your favorite bakery cupcake was probably made with petrochemicals. Let’s ferment it … [+] instead. Jennie Brown on Unsplash The demand for natural products is growing, along with consumers’ increasing attention to the environment and their health. Consumers are seeking brand alternatives that help them make better, more responsible choices, whether to
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WASHINGTON — NASA is emphasizing the science that astronauts will do when they return to the moon in the Artemis program, but agency officials acknowledge that the initial missions might be limited in how many lunar samples they can return. In presentations at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration and Analysis Group (LEAG) here
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WASHINGTON — While NASA achieves milestone assembling and testing the James Webb Space Telescope, a key manager said the mission only has a few months of schedule reserve left ahead of a March 2021 launch. In a presentation to NASA’s Astrophysics Advisory Committee Oct. 29, Greg Robinson, program director for JWST at NASA Headquarters, said
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The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they
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WASHINGTON — Intelsat, SES and Telesat on Oct. 28 acquiesced to demands for more spectrum, saying their group, the C-Band Alliance, would offer 300 megahertz of satellite spectrum to cellular operators for 5G services instead of 200 megahertz as previously planned.  The increase — to 280 usable megahertz plus a 20 megahertz guard band — follows
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The first test of the DESI instrument imaged the Triangulum Galaxy (M33) and measured its spectrum … [+] over many wavelengths. (Credit: DESI Collaboration; Legacy Surveys; NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA) Like many of us of a certain age, the universe is getting bigger. That’s not so surprising – scientists have known this since 1927, when Belgian priest Georges Lemaître
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Russian scientists tracking migrating eagles were forced to start a crowdfunding campaign after their birds wandered into Iran and foreign text messages from their tracking devices depleted the project’s budget. Scientists rang the alarm earlier this month when several endangered steppe eagles transmitting coordinates via Russian mobile numbers wandered into the roaming zone after spending
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Wikimedia Many have argued that entrepreneurship is a young man’s game. Look no further than the storied entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Mark Zuckerberg. Evan Spiegel. Elon Musk. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. Steve Jobs. All of these individuals achieved success before turning 30. But is it really the case that young people are more likely to
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WASHINGTON — A heat flow instrument on NASA’s InSight Mars lander suffered a setback Oct. 26 in its efforts to penetrate into the Martian surface. Images returned late Oct. 26 by the lander showed that the probe, or mole, emerging from a hole onto the surface. The most recent images show most of the mole
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The lensed system shown here, discovered by the Dark Energy Survey and named DES J0408-5354, was… [+] originally thought to be one foreground source that quadruply-lensed a background object, creating four separate images. However, Hubble data and modern modeling and analysis changed the story, yielding two
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The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgeling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites. “We are delivering high bandwidth into the cockpit of Air Force planes,”
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Almost half of all people in Somalia don’t have enough food, according to Save the Children. The factors are complex, but a core one is the persistence of drought, combined with erratic weather like the recent floods in the Hiraan region. So climate change is making life more precarious in Somalia, which is already dealing
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WASHINGTON — A reusable suborbital sounding rocket launched by Exos Aerospace malfunctioned shortly after liftoff Oct. 26, causing the vehicle to crash back to Earth minutes later. The Suborbital Autonomous Rocket with GuidancE, or SARGE, sounding rocket lifted off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at approximately 1:40 p.m. Eastern. The rocket cleared its launch
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Indian space agency has released fresh set of pictures of impact craters on moon surface taken by its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday, while releasing a picture on its Twitter handle, said the images were taken by the Dual Frequency-Synthetic Aperture Radar (DF-SAR) on its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. According to ISRO,
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A new study using data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta Carinae, is accelerating particles to high energies — some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays. //go.nasa.gov/2tPxKpA Cosmic rays with energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (eV) come to us
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Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space company Blue Origin has signed agreements with
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