Month: May 2022

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TAMPA, Fla. — Cash-strapped smallsat operator Astrocast announced plans May 30 to buy Dutch connectivity solutions provider Hiber, which scrapped plans for its own constellation last year following failures on its initial satellites.  Switzerland-based Astrocast said the deal would give it spectrum in the Americas to enable its growing constellation for connecting Internet of Things
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The convergence of three major issues could make long-standing health inequities even more severe. Two years after the pandemic emerged, COVID-19 and global migration emergencies continue to impact society. At the same time, the health of the planet is deteriorating, and trust in our most established institutions is eroding. These developments have disproportionately affected people
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Humans are, of course, reliant on soil for food. But what many might not realize is that soil’s rich biodiversity helps to regulate the composition of Earth’s atmosphere by recycling and storing nutrients, such as carbon. Growing up in Eritrea, my scientific training focused on the soil of east Africa — home to the earliest
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An asteroid doesn’t need to be massive to cause serious damage. The Chicxulub asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs is estimated to have been about 6 miles in diameter. That may sound like a pretty big space rock, but relative to Earth it’s pretty tiny. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about
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Monkeypox has reached media headlines and the attention of global health authorities before mid-May. For the past several weeks, reports regarding the infamous zoonotic infection have raised fears of a potential widespread disease outbreak. However, authorities initially claimed it will not reach a pandemic level. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued an update
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Aptera announced that it has now received more than 22,000 reservations for its solar-powered electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range as it gets closer to production. This is Aptera’s second go. The company was created in 2006 with the aim of bringing to market a super-efficient three-wheeled vehicle. Unfortunately, the project didn’t
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Research on ecologically valuable mangroves is one of many fields where not enough local and regional experts are included.Credit: DEA/V. Giannella/Getty Exploitative research practices, sadly, come in all shapes and sizes. ‘Helicopter research’ occurs when researchers from high-income settings, or who are otherwise privileged, conduct studies in lower-income settings or with groups who are historically
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Emma Dauster: Writer Kyle Nackers: Fact Checker Attabey Rodríguez Benítez: Script Editor Savannah Geary: Editor, Associate Producer Sarah Suta: Producer Caitlin Hofmeister: Executive Producer Hank Green: Executive Producer, Host Sources: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/topics/natural-world/wildlife/animals/birds-on-one-leg/index.htm https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15896533/ https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsbl.2010.1121 Image Sources: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kiyomizu_Kannondo_-_Ueno_Park,_Tokyo_-_DSC08012.JPG https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/orange-flamingo-bird-against-green-backround-royalty-free-image/1373362766?adppopup=true https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/budgies-are-in-the-roost-on-the-green-background-royalty-free-image/682216682?adppopup=true https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/scarlet-macaw-eating-a-nut-royalty-free-image/1373261066 https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/greater-flamingo-resting-on-a-single-foot-royalty-free-image/1278754551 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flexibility-in-Problem-Solving-and-Tool-Use-of-Kea-and-New-Caledonian-Crows-in-a-Multi-Access-Box-pone.0020231.s002.ogv https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Also_Flower_Lover_-_Flickr_-_CharlesLam.jpg https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/budgie-royalty-free-image/589956978?adppopup=true https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/canada-goose-and-goslings-on-grass-by-water-royalty-free-image/1372714860?adppopup=true
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In a single motion, a sliding blade slices the bottoms off six speckled quail eggs, and their yolks plop into a six-well dish. Quail eggs aren’t common in research, and most biomedical scientists have never seen this guillotine-like device. But at the biotechnology laboratory of the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute (cc-TDI), just outside Portland,
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed the newly published research on Tesla’s 100-year battery, a new Tesla software update, the first Ford F-150 Lightning deliveries, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s
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In this article NFLX Reed Hastings, Co-CEO, Netflix speaks at the 2021 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. October 18, 2021. David Swanson | Reuters The media and entertainment industry prides itself on its mastery of classical storytelling’s three acts: the setup, the conflict and the resolution. It’s safe to declare the
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This season on NASA Explorers, you’ve seen what it takes to send science to the International Space Station through the eyes of one team of researchers. They are just two of thousands more scientists who have sent experiments to the orbiting laboratory over the past two decades. Take a look back at those 20 years
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Powder vs. Soda: an important distinction! Hosted by: Hank Green Learn more about sourdough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug5RlajQ7Ds Want your own SciShow apron?: https://store.dftba.com/products/scishow-apron ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to James Harshaw, Kevin Bealer, Mark
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Ever wondered why watching someone yawn instantly triggers a similar urge in you to open your mouth? While scientists have understood the physiological purpose behind yawning, the reason why it is so contagious among social animals has kept them puzzled. According to Andrew Gallup, an evolutionary biologist from the State University of New York Polytechnic
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TAMPA, Fla. — Astroscale has secured European Space Agency funding for a 2024 demo mission to remove what will likely be a OneWeb satellite. The debris-removal startup said May 27 that the 15 million euro ($16 million) funding enables it to complete the design of its ELSA-m servicer spacecraft, progressing through manufacturing up to the
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In this article TSLA TWTR Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Twitter shareholders are suing Elon Musk, and Twitter itself, over their handling of a chaotic acquisition process that is still underway, and that has contributed to volatile price swings in the company’s stock price. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO revealed a significant stake in Twitter
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HELSINKI — China is preparing to launch three astronauts to its Tiangong space station to oversee a crucial phase of construction of the orbital outpost. The Long March 2F rocket was rolled out to the pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi Desert early on May 29. The 62-meter-long rocket was transferred vertically