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Instead of habitats made of metal and glass, NASA is exploring technologies that could grow structures out of fungi to become our future homes in the stars, and perhaps lead to more sustainable ways of living on Earth as well. Creating a livable home for future astronauts means doing more than growing a roof to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An exquisite fossil of a fierce little Chinese dinosaur dubbed the “dancing dragon” that lived 120 million years ago – an older cousin of the Velociraptor – is showing scientists that feathers grew differently on dinosaurs than on birds. The two-legged Cretaceous Period dinosaur, called Wulong bohaiensis, was a bantamweight meat-eater –
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A group of scientists have succeeded in using living cells from frog embryos into other new life-forms, which they are referring to as a ‘living, programmable organisms’. The newly constructed self-healing creature are called ‘xenobots’ and can approach towards targets. They may also help in carrying medicine inside a patient’s body or conduct similar work.
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Turns out that “my relative” is on the dinner menu for some hammerhead sharks in Australia! Known for their hammer-shaped head (cephalofoil), the largest of these animals in the Sphyrnidae family is the great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), attaining a maximum length of 20 feet (6.1 meters). Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters, they can
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Commuters walk past a sign promoting the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, … [+] Japan. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Well, the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP25, seemed to be a rousing success with lots of concrete changes and
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Topline: BlackRock founder and chief executive Larry Fink said in his influential annual letter to CEO’s that the fund will refocus investments on more sustainable options and less on those impacting climate change, like coal, after critics said
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The nation’s lead government agency for Alzheimer’s research is looking for a few good men and women. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is reaching out across the country to find individuals interested in volunteering for research on Alzheimer’s, related dementias and cognitive health, including drug, caregiver and brain stimulation studies. Getty The NIA funds
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BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus just days ahead of the Lunar New Year, when Chinese tourists flock to Thailand, authorities said on Monday, the first time it has been detected outside China. A 61-year-old man has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese
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Ten new species and subspecies of birds, with distinct songs and genetics, have been discovered on three tiny under-explored islands off Indonesia’s eastern coast Adult male Togian jungle-flycatcher (Cyornis omissus omississimus) was discovered on the islands of … [+] Togian and Batudaka in the Togian Archipelago, a group of islands between the northern and eastern
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This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. He is known for his symphonies, string quartets and other compositions — many of which he composed after he had already started going deaf.  Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven. Stieler, Joseph Karl (1781-1858). Found in the collection of the … [+] Beethoven-Haus, Bonn. (Photo by Fine
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Our universe is unbelievably vast. Yet, even in its vastness, it may not be the only thing there is. There may indeed be a multitude of universes beyond our own. Scientific theories such as string theory, inflation, and quantum mechanics all have an element suggesting that our universe is actually part of a larger multiverse,
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FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s search for a
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It’s roverin’ time. NASA/JPL-Caltech Those poor Martians. They have no idea what they’re in for. This year, a landmark four missions from across the (Earthen) globe will launch into space with the Red Planet firmly in their sites. Together, they will orbit, rove, sample, dig, and probe as much as that precious red dirt as
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Fire Truck Approaches Distant Smoke Getty Bushfires in Australia are raging on, marking the 5th month of relentless burning. Photos of singed koala feet and charred noses are perhaps the most heartbreaking. But everyone’s favorite furry, eucalyptus-nibbling, not-really-bears-but-actually-marsupials are only one of hundreds of species that have been plunged into desperation. With the staggering death
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Luminar’s latest lidar sensor comes with new perception software and a novel subscription plan. Luminar (Updates to clarify subscription options in second paragraph.) Upstart lidar maker Luminar, with one of the most sophisticated laser sensors for self-driving cars, is expanding beyond hardware with the addition of much-needed commercial software and a computing system that makes
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Exoskeletons to give wearers super-human strength and games to playfully teach children software skills for coding — such innovations were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show this week. Mechanical muscleA Guardian XO exoskeleton made in a collaboration between Sarcos Robotics and Delta Air Lines let CES goers easily lift a 50-pound (22.7 kilos) suitcase
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