Month: July 2018

For weeks, the UK has been gripped by a punishing, record-breaking heatwave. While conditions on the ground may be unprecedented, what’s happening underneath it comes as an even bigger shock. Aerial archaeologists combing the wilted Welsh countryside have discovered a transforming landscape revealing a forgotten legacy of ancient monuments – a faded map of centuries-old
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Zebra stripes do not help regulate their body temperature. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers in Hungary, trying to narrow down a longstanding mystery about the animals’ amazing coats. Zebras are magnificent animals, with the tall stature and long faces shared with their horse family (equid) cousins. Unlike equids, though, they’re dazzlingly striped black and
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NASA’s Voyager-1 spacecraft, now cruising through the local interstellar medium, has sent back pristine cosmic ray data allowing researchers to set new limits on the cosmos’ exotic dark matter. Artist’s concept of the Voyager-1 in flight.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Analysis of the 40-year-old spacecraft’s cosmic ray detections out beyond the heliopause — where the solar wind’s influence
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A neutrino event, identifiable by the rings of Cerenkov radiation that show up along the photomultiplier tubes lining the detector walls, showcase the successful methodology of neutrino astronomy. This image shows multiple events.Super Kamiokande collaboration Sometimes, the best-designed experiments fail. The effect you’re looking for might not even occur, meaning that a null result should
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time. Reconstruction of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Ingentia prima showing an improved avian-like respiratory system with developed cervical air sacs
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Will Townsend HPE Aruba logo. Before I was a tech analyst, I spent many years in product marketing at Dell , Compaq, and HP , on both the consumer and enterprise sides of the business. As such, I tend to geek out on technology. Naturally, I jumped at the invitation to tour Hewlett Packard Enterprise  ’s
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(Photo by: Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images) What are the pros and cons of residential energy customers switching to solar? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora:
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Credit: NASA Artist’s depiction, Kepler-1652b. The list is getting longer. Space scientists just added two more worlds to the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog—the online database ranking the best picks for life in the galaxy. 55 planets now make the list—all places where extraterrestrials may exist. Or perhaps not; maybe nothing lives on any of them, not
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In June 2017, physicists achieved ‘liquid light’ at room temperature for the first time ever, making this strange form of matter more accessible than ever. This matter is both a superfluid, which has zero friction and viscosity, and a kind of Bose-Einstein condensate - sometimes described as the fifth state of matter – and it allows light to actually flow
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