Month: January 2022

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Download PDF As a graduate student, Steven Weisberg helped to develop a university campus — albeit, a virtual one. Called Virtual Silcton, the software tests spatial navigation skills, teaching people the layout of a virtual campus and then challenging them to point in the direction of specific landmarks1. It has been used by more than
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TAMPA, Fla. — Comtech Telecommunications unveiled a software-defined VSAT platform Jan. 31 to expand in the ground station market, less than a week after rejecting a $790 million takeover offer so it can double down on its growth strategy. According to the New York-headquartered communications equipment maker, its next-generation Elevate solution will include cloud-based network
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We’ve seen a distant star from another galaxy far, far away, and the Milky Way is growing, thanks to baby stars born in the outer edge of our galaxy’s disk. Hosted by: Hank Green For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———-
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Everyone has dreams, but some people are better at remembering them than others. Scientists aren’t sure why we dream, but remembering them has a lot to do with the activity in your brain, and with how well you sleep. Get your first audiobook and 2 Audible originals free when you try Audible for 30 days
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Protesters march past the FCC headquarters before the Commission meeting on net neutrality proposal on May, 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Bill O’Leary The Washington Post | Getty Images A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling Friday allowing California to continue enforcing its net neutrality law. The decision means that a powerful state
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I recently had an exclusive opportunity to visit Lucid Motors’ powertrain manufacturing and AMP-1 facilities and test drive a Lucid Air Dream Edition (Performance). Inside and out of my detailed tours full of manic note scribbling, I had tons of time to mingle with members of the Lucid team, from manufacturing employees at AMP-1, to
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In this article WMT AMZN Sending back an online order has never been easier. It’s often free for the customer, with some retailers even allowing customers to keep the item while offering a full refund. Amazon returns can be dropped off at Kohl’s, UPS or Whole Foods without boxing it up or even printing a
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HELSINKI — China’s Shijian-21 space debris mitigation satellite has docked with a defunct Chinese satellite to drastically alter its geostationary orbit, demonstrating capabilities only previously exhibited by the United States. Data and tracking from space monitoring firms shows that Shijian-21 has been conducting sophisticated rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) with other objects in and around
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Older people are living shorter life span due to airborne contaminants produced by ‘dirty diesel’ pollution from traffic, wildfires, and other industries. Researchers argue in an in-depth study released in Health Effects Institute (HEI), that even low levels of pollution have adverse health effects in senior citizens. The first-of-its-kind study tracked some 68.5 million people
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NEWS 28 January 2022 Social-media platforms failing to tackle abuse of scientists A report by activists found that half of debunked online disinformation targeting three prominent scientists remains live and unlabelled. Brian Owens 0 Brian Owens Brian Owens is a freelance writer in New Brunswick, Canada. View author publications You can also search for this
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WASHINGTON — A planetary scientist and university president will be the next person, and first woman, to run NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The California Institute of Technology announced Jan. 27 that it selected Laurie Leshin to be the next director of JPL, which the university operates for NASA as a center for developing and operating
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Astronomers have finally found evidence to help solve the missing baryon problem, and they’re pointing telescopes toward the Intergalactic Medium to figure it out. Hosted by: Hank Green For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following
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CAREER COLUMN 28 January 2022 I’m a lip-reading scientist: here’s how I can discuss science with you Supporting deaf and hard-of-hearing researchers requires thought and planning from colleagues, but science benefits greatly, says Denis Meuthen. Denis Meuthen 0 Denis Meuthen Denis Meuthen is an evolutionary ecologist at Bielefeld University, Germany, who researches the role of
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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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CACI in December acquired SA Photonics in order to pursue military and commercial markets for small, lower cost optical terminals WASHINGTON — CACI over the next several months will deliver 40 optical communications terminals for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Blackjack satellites. The terminals are being produced under a $16.3 million DARPA contract awarded
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OBITUARY 28 January 2022 Richard Leakey (1944–2022) Palaeontologist of human origins, conservationist and politician. Marta Mirazón Lahr 0 Marta Mirazón Lahr Marta Mirazón Lahr is professor of human evolutionary biology and prehistory at the University of Cambridge, UK. Leakey was a friend, colleague and supporter of her work in Turkana, where she directs research in
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Beyond reducing their own emissions in line with the 1.5 degrees Celsius ambition, companies with the means to do so can and should financially contribute to climate action outside their own value chains. However, there is little agreement on how this can be done in the most effective way.  Historically, the main way to support
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WASHINGTON — Plans to host the first orbital launches from the United Kingdom this year are moving ahead despite uncertainty about when regulators will grant licenses for those launches. Virgin Orbit intends to conduct two launches of its LauncherOne air-launch system this year in flights this summer from Cornwall Airport Newquay, also known as Spaceport
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State inspectors identified toxic “forever compounds” in beef from a small Michigan farm after the cattle were given crops cultivated with fertilizer generated from contaminated wastewater biosolids. State agencies issued a consumption advisory, emphasizing that there are no official regulations for the substance in cattle meat. It said consumers should be aware that meat from
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This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes high-speed electric bikes from VanMoof, e-bike copies from Fiido, partnerships between Yamaha/Gogoro, Swedish electric motorcycles coming to the US and lots more… The new Wheel-E podcast
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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a correlation between ocean acidification and the deterioration of coral skeleton. Coral reefs, which cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, are home to some of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, with an estimated one million species living there.  It has been established that coral species
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The Cosmic Microwave Background shows us the oldest light in the universe, but to really understand the early universe we need something even older: The Cosmic Neutrino Background. Host: Reid Reimers For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go
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Download PDF Little more than two months after it was first spotted in South Africa, the Omicron variant of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has spread around the world faster than any previous versions. Scientists have tracked it in more than 120 countries, but remain puzzled by a key question: where did Omicron come from? There’s no
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In the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, reuse gained traction. Back in 2019, Berkeley, California, for one, established an ordinance for restaurants to make the switch to reusable foodware. That includes utensils, plates, cups and even smaller items such as sauce containers. Since then, other cities in the state — Arcata, Culver City,
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Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) startup Lightyear has updated the public on the progress of its flagship vehicle, the Lightyear One by sharing recent test footage. The tests took place at Bridgestone’s European Proving Ground (EUPG) in Aprilia, Italy, where the Lightyear One was tested in aerodynamics, tire performance, and efficiency at high speeds. The results
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s safety advisers say they’re closely watching a planned reorganization of the agency’s human spaceflight directorate to ensure it doesn’t adversely affect safety. NASA announced in September that it was splitting its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) into two organizations, the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate and Space Operations Mission Directorate.
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NATURE PODCAST 28 January 2022 Coronapod: Why T cells have been overlooked The ‘killer’ immune cells that attack the Omicron variant but are often forgotten Noah Baker & Heidi Ledford Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Heidi Ledford View author publications You can also search