Month: February 2022

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These authors contributed equally: Tim H. H. Coorens, Thomas R. W. Oliver These authors jointly supervised this work: D. Stephen Charnock-Jones, Gordon C. S. Smith, Sam Behjati Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK Tim H. H. Coorens, Thomas R. W. Oliver, Rashesh Sanghvi, Roser Vento-Tormo, Muzlifah Haniffa, Matthew D. Young, Raheleh Rahbari, Peter J. Campbell & Sam Behjati Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge,
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The central processing plant for oil and gas in Salym, Russia, Feb. 4, 2014. Salym Petroleum Development is a venture between Shell and Gazprom Neft. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shell said Monday it is ending an “equity partnership” with Gazprom, a Russian state-owned energy company, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues. Shell said
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In this article ZM Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom Video Communications, stands before the opening bell during the company’s initial public offering at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on April 18, 2019. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Zoom shares fell 13% in extended trading on Monday after the video-calling software
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The relationship between the private sector and climate change is complicated. While business-driven economic activity creates most greenhouse gas emissions, innovative businesses also hold the solutions to prevent, mitigate and adapt to climate change and its adverse impacts on our planet and its people. At GreenBiz 22, GreenBiz’s annual conference on the business of sustainability
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Researchers pointed out that the use of hand sanitizing gels and constant hand-washing is impacting the environment negatively as well as public health. According to the study, the manufacturing and use of hand sanitizing gels has resulted in around 2% of the usual carbon footprint. Researchers’ comprehensive analysis to determine the impact of hand sanitizers
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TAMPA, Fla. — Mounting international sanctions amid Russia’s war on Ukraine have thrown plans to launch 36 OneWeb satellites this week into uncertainty. The latest batch of satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation is currently at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Russian-controlled launch site in Kazakhstan, where Europe’s Arianespace plans to launch them as soon as March
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Environmentalist, author, and journalist Bill McKibben yesterday wrote about an innovative idea that would help curb Europe’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels, and it might just be doable. US-made heat pumps for Europe Here’s what McKibben suggested on his Substack, titled “Heat Pumps for Peace and Freedom”: President [Joe] Biden should immediately invoke the Defense Production
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Meeting new people is exciting, but also kind of overwhelming and you might have found yourself wondering if they really liked you. But turns out, they do really like you most of the time, and you might be just too hard on yourself. Hosted by: Brit Garner ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on
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NATURE PODCAST 28 February 2022 Audio long-read: The race to save the Internet from quantum hackers Researchers are scrambling to develop encryption systems that could defeat future quantum computers. Davide Castelvecchi & Benjamin Thompson Davide Castelvecchi View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Benjamin Thompson View author publications
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The logo of cryptocurrency exchange Binance displayed on a phone screen. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Binance said on Monday it will not “unilaterally” freeze the accounts of Russian users, after Ukraine’s vice prime minister called on major cryptocurrency exchanges to take such action. “We are not going to unilaterally freeze millions of
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Steve Howard is not superstitious, at least about a particular number. “Thirteen is my favorite number,” said Howard, the administrator of Camden County, Georgia, in early January. Just a few weeks earlier, the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) awarded a launch site operator’s license, more commonly called a spaceport license, to Camden County,
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Mopping can cause air pollution, according to a new study. Some chemicals found in cleaning products, often used when mopping floors, contain tiny particles that can trigger a reaction from the outdoor pollutant ozone and create hazardous airborne particles that can lead to air pollution and health hazards. A Significant New Discovery (Photo : Paul Ellis/AFP
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Scott Herman, CEO of Cognitive Space: ‘You don’t get a better opportunity than this to show how remote sensing can support media storytelling’ WASHINGTON – Images collected by commercial satellites have chronicled the buildup of Russian forces on Ukraine’s borders and the ongoing invasion, providing intelligence that previously was only available from government sources. The
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In this article BP.-GB The Kremlin is reflected in the polished company plate of the state-controlled Russian oil giant Rosneft at the entrance of the headquarters in Moscow, Dmitry Kostyukov | AFP | Getty Images British energy giant BP announced Sunday it was offloading its 19.75% stake in Rosneft, a Russian-controlled oil company. BP CEO
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HELSINKI — China’s second Long March 8 rocket launched late Saturday carrying a domestic record 22 satellites for a range of commercial Chinese space companies. The Long March 8 lifted off from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center at 10:06 p.m. Eastern Feb. 26, with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) later confirming launch success.
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back
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You might have faked being sick to avoid doing something unpleasant. However, for people with the factitious disorder, faking illness isn’t quite so straightforward. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters—Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles
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WASHINGTON — Sierra Space has signed an agreement to study future landings of its Dream Chaser vehicle at a Japanese airport. Sierra Space, working in cooperation with Kanematsu Corporation and Oita Prefecture, announced Feb. 26 the memorandum of understanding regarding landings of Dream Chaser at Oita Airport. As part of the agreement Sierra Space and
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WASHINGTON — Roscosmos announced Feb. 26 that it is halting cooperation with Europe on Soyuz launches from French Guiana and withdrawing its personnel from the launch site in response to European sanctions for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “In response to EU sanctions against our enterprises, Roscosmos is suspending cooperation with European partners in organizing space
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Five hundred billion tons. That’s the amount of resources consumed globally over the past six years, between COP21 in Paris in 2015 and COP26 in Glasgow. The sum was calculated by the think tank Circle Economy that, like it does every January since 2018, presented the new Circularity Gap Report. The document, which captures the
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SAN FRANCISCO – Space-as-a-service startup Xplore has brought in $16.2 million to date including venture capital funding and contracts, the company announced Feb. 24. “Xplore’s funding is being used to support the aggressive growth of our team and enable us to meet our development milestones,” Lisa Rich, Xplore co-founder and chief operating officer, told SpaceNews by
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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 the recently unveiled Arcimoto MLM 3-wheeled leaning electric bike, new e-bike motors from Valeo and Biktrix, new stealthy e-bikes, testing the Tesla Cyberquad for Kids, and
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The first 100 people to use the code SCISHOW10 will receive 10% off their first purchase! This code is valid through the end of the year. Head to https://gift.climeworks.com/scishow to give the gift of CO₂ removal this holiday season. Thanks to Climeworks for sponsoring this video! Researchers created a “super jelly” that can survive being
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NEWS 25 February 2022 Had Omicron? You’re unlikely to catch its rising variant Infection with the first widely circulating version of Omicron protects against the emerging BA.2 subvariant — as does vaccination. Saima May Sidik Saima May Sidik View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email
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The first U.S. oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania more than 150 years ago. Millions more followed, dotting the country from Southern California to Texas, Oklahoma and Appalachia. But those wells don’t last forever. In fact, a well only produces a significant quantity of natural gas for between 20 to 40 years. After that, the