Up to 3 times in the past 2.4 billion years, Earth has become a desolate “snowball” with average global temperatures less than -70 degrees Fahrenheit. Only a runaway greenhouse process created by volcanic activity has saved the planet from an icy fate. | For more How the Universe Works, visit //science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch all new episodes
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By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have created a spectacular, three-dimensional, fly-through movie of the magnificent Orion nebula, a nearby stellar nursery. Using actual scientific data along with Hollywood techniques, a team at the Space Telescope Science
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VIENNA (Reuters) – As carmakers push ahead with self-driving vehicles, an Austrian aerospace company and its Chinese partner showed off their pilot-less “flying taxi” for the first time in Europe on Thursday. People attend a test flight for Ehang 216, a two-seater autonomous aerial vehicle of drone maker EHang in Vienna, Austria April 4, 2019.
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WASHINGTON — Amazon is joining the list of companies planning a constellation of thousands of satellites for broadband internet connectivity. The internet shopping giant has asked international spectrum regulators to provide access to airwaves for a constellation of 3,236 satellites. Amazon’s constellation is filed under the name Kuiper Systems with the International Telecommunication Union. Amazon
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(Reuters) – For decades, scientists have been perplexed by the marvelous preservation of bronze weapons associated with China’s famed Terracotta Warriors, retaining shiny, almost pristine surfaces and sharp blades after being buried for more than two millennia. FILE PHOTO: Terracotta warriors and horses, which were unearthed during the first excavation from 1978 to 1984, stand
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It took a coordinated international effort to get Kohn out of Nazi Germany safely. Google Friday’s Google Doodle honors physicist Hedwig Kohn, born on April 5, 1887. Before World War II, only three women were qualified to teach physics at universities in Germany, and Kohn was one of them. But in 1933, the newly-powerful Nazi
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WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed SES’s first-generation O3b constellation April 4 with the Soyuz launch of four satellites. The rocket lifted off at 1:04 p.m. Eastern from Europe’s Guiana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana. The 700-kilogram satellites, designed for broadband connectivity services, separated from the Russian-built rocket two at a time, the
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Sure, you might think your average acorn-chomping grey squirrel is sort of cute. But seriously, it’s never going to be giant rainbow squirrel from India level of cute.  It’s not just our opinion either. When amateur photographer Kaushik Vijayan posted some pics of Malabar giant squirrels (Ratufa indica) on Instagram, they quickly wowed the internet.  Vijayan took
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Deposit Photos Introduction For any nation, the energy ecosystem is fundamental to its progress and development. Since the energy industry drives economic growth, the power grid has always had a profound impact on a nation’s economic survival, security, and sustainability. Now, supported by advances in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said on Wednesday it has halted collaborations with Huawei Technologies and ZTE over US federal investigations of the Chinese technology companies’ alleged violations of sanctions. “MIT is not accepting new engagements or renewing existing ones with Huawei and ZTE or their respective subsidiaries due to federal investigations regarding violations of sanction
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#HowItsMade //www.sciencechannelgo.com In the early 19th century, an English nobleman hired two chemists to recreate a sauce he tasted while traveling through India. The resulting concoction was unpalatable, so the chemists left it in a basement only to be discovered years later. Over time, the sauce had matured and became delicious. Over 170 years later,
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The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster or NEXT is an advanced Ion propulsion system developed at Glenn Research Center. Its unmatched fuel efficiency could give a real boost to future deep space exploration missions — extending the reach of NASA science missions and yielding a higher return on scientific research.
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SAN FRANCISCO – HawkEye 360 unveiled RFGeo, its first radio frequency signal mapping product. Initially, RFGeo will help customers identify and geolocate maritime VHF radio channels, marine emergency distress beacons and vessel Automatic Identification System signals, the company announced April 4. “Many countries want better visibility of the oceans surrounding their territories,” Adam Bennett, Hawkeye 360 marketing director, said
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“I fully support the standup of a Space Force underneath the Air Force,” Raymond said in front of the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee. WASHINGTON — In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since being nominated to run U.S. Space Command, Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command,
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By implanting transparent skulls into mice, scientists think they may be able to glean new insights into how the brain works as a whole – research that could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders. “This new device allows us to look at the brain activity at the smallest level zooming in on specific neurons while
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Amelia, which has been described as the market’s “most human and comprehensive” AI platform and virtual worker developed by IPsoft, side by side with her human counterpart, model and entrepreneur, Lauren Hayes. (Source: IPsoft). IPsoft Let’s face it, not unlike other industries the field of IT is very male denominated and one doesn’t have look
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This version features a chocolate truffle base under a layer of marble cheesecake. The decoration on the top is known as a napoleon design. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science //www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: //bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. //bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: //testu.be/1ndmmMq
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NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet – the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of
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WASHINGTON — Boeing confirmed April 2 it will delay the uncrewed test flight of its commercial crew vehicle, citing a tight schedule and conflicts with another launch. In a statement to SpaceNews, Boeing said the first flight of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, called the Orbital Flight Test, is now scheduled for August on a United
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The ideal ‘Earth 2.0’ will be an Earth-sized, Earth-mass planet at a similar Earth-Sun distance from a star that’s very much like our own. We have yet to find such a world, but even if we do, we must take care that we distinguish between what we think of as biosignatures, like oxygen, produced by
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