Month: January 2020

Chevron posted a $6.6 billion loss in the fourth quarter due to $10.4 billion worth of write-offs related to the company’s shale gas production sites in Appalachia and deep-water projects in the Gulf of Mexico. In December, the company warned that this charge would be between $10 billion and $11 billion. Shares slid more than
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What’s inside a clam? A retractable foot, a siphon for sucking up water, powerful muscles, and sometimes a pearl. And you thought oysters were fancy. MORE WHAT’S INSIDE: What’s Inside A Puffer Fish? What’s Inside A Rattlesnake’s Tail? What’s Inside A Camel Hump? —————————————————— #Clam #Animal #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to
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Mar Garcia Hernandez, a researcher at the Institute of Materials Science in Madrid (ICMM), talks to science journalist Anna Demming about her career to date.  Garcia Hernandez also comments on the topical review article she recently co-ordinated for the journal 2D Materials about producing and processing graphene and related materials Materials arranger: Garcia Hernandez has co-ordinated
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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) maintained Alert Level 3 for Taal Volcano on Thursday, January 30, pronouncing that magma is still moving underneath. In a hearing of the Senate committee on urban planning, housing, and resettlement, Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr explained they recorded a harmonic tremor associated with magma movement on Thursday.
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Wider than regular road tires, mountain bike tires have raised knobs or lugs that add stability on uneven terrain. Built to withstand the trail, these tires can handle it all. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel
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Chinese authorities have put protective measures in place as the new coronavirus spreads.Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Scientists and health authorities around the world are racing to halt the spread of a deadly virus that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December. Thousands of people have already contracted the new coronavirus, which causes respiratory illness.
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WASHINGTON — NASA plans for the first time to allow researchers to fly with their payloads on commercial suborbital vehicles, ending years of debate and deliberation. NASA released Jan. 29 a draft solicitation seeking payloads for its Flight Opportunities program, which provides rides for such payloads on high-altitude balloons, parabolic aircraft flights and commercial suborbital
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The GMC Hummer EV will be revealed on May 20 and built at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan. GM DETROIT – General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer, best known as a gas-guzzling, military-style SUV, as an all-electric “super truck” with massive horsepower, acceleration and torque. The Detroit automaker confirmed the plans Thursday and released
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WASHINGTON — Comtech is acquiring Gilat Satellite Networks for $532.5 million, a move the company says will position it to capitalize on large anticipated demand for new ground segment infrastructure. Melville, New York-based Comtech Telecommunications Corp announced the Gilat acquisition Jan. 29, the same day it said it would also buy antenna builder CGC Technology Limited
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these ubiquitous marine invertebrates with hopes to deploy them to monitor and explore the world’s oceans. A jellyfish augmented with a microelectronics implant designed by researchers Nicole Xu and John Dabiri is
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In this installment of the Physics World Weekly podcast we look at how a new technique for infrared spectroscopy uses ultrashort laser pulses to minimize problems associated with noise. We chat with the physicist and mathematician Ginestra Bianconi of Queen Mary, University of London about how complexity science is providing important insights into epidemics and
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Jeff Bezos Matthew Staver | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon is set to report fourth-quarter earnings after Thursday’s closing bell. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: $4.03 per share, according to analysts surveyed by Refinitiv Revenue: $86.02 billion, per Refinitiv Amazon Web Services: $9.81 billion, according to FactSet Amazon is expected to see
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Author notes Yoshiki Tanaka Present address: Department of Medical Chemistry and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Konoe-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, Japan Affiliations RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198, Japan Yoshiki Tanaka , Hideaki E. Kato , Motoyuki Hattori , Kaoru Kumazaki , Tomoya Tsukazaki , Ryuichiro Ishitani  & Osamu Nureki Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry,
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When Fan Xu needs a break from his mechanics of soft materials research at Fudan University, he likes to visit the campus’s lotus pool for a calming breath of fresh air. When you’re a physicist, though, sometimes a short break can backfire—in Xu’s case, leading to an 18-month study of thin biological tissue. It all
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An image shows the Sun’s surface at the highest resolution ever taken, shot by the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), the world’s largest solar telescope, on the island of Maui, Hawaii, U.S., January 29, 2020, in this image obtained January 30, 2020. NSO/NSF/AURA/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Images from a powerful new telescope installed
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Taal Volcano remained quiet on Tuesday as it had presumably stopped ejecting sulfur dioxide and spewed only weak plumes. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs), only four low-frequency tremors were detected in the last 24 hours. The alert status has been lowered from Level 4 to Level 3 but the Duterte
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Uniper over the next five years aims to close three German hard coal-fired power plants, half its European coal-fired capacity, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The coal power plant Scholven of German energy utility company Uniper is pictured in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, September 28, 2018. Picture taken September
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According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.1 billion smokers worldwide and an estimated 1.8 million deaths from lung cancer annually. Lung cancer caused by smoking can take decades to arise, and smokers have up to a 30-fold higher risk of developing the disease than do non-smokers1. Carcinogenic components of tobacco smoke promote lung
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WASHINGTON — The House space subcommittee approved a NASA authorization bill Jan. 29 that has attracted criticism from NASA and some in the space industry, although members said they plan to continue to refine the bill. The space subcommittee of the House Science Committee approved H.R. 5666, the NASA Authorization Act of 2020, on a
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The US plans to step up its space rocket launches in 2020, officials said Wednesday, an increase driven largely by private sector companies like SpaceX. The government is expecting to issue between 40 to 50 licenses in the 2020 budget year which began in October, said Wayne Monteith, the official in charge of space flight
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Getty Images Oil prices fell on Thursday as the death toll from the new virus in China climbed to 170 and more airlines cancelled flights to the country’s major cities, while rising U.S. crude inventories added to the negative tone. Brent was down 35 cents, or 0.6%, at $59.46 a barrel by 0225 GMT, having
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Cash boost: The measures announced by the UK government include £600m for mathematical sciences. (Courtesy: Shutterstock/Linda-Bestwick) The UK government has announced a raft of measures to boost science in the country as it gets ready to leave the European Union on 31 January. They include investing £300m over five years to fund mathematical sciences, the
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Unless you have lived in your home for a quite some time, the thought of replacing your windows might not yet have stricken you. Most homeowners never think about the operation and the statistics of the windows until something goes terribly wrong. Obscured glass, water and air transference, thermal leaks, insect intrusions and inoperable windows
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A type of non-neuronal brain cell called a glial cell can give rise to a lethal cancer called glioblastoma1. Half of the cells in the human brain are glial cells, which normally act to support the function and communication of neurons2. Yet despite decades of research, there are no existing treatments for glioblastoma that substantially
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Saudi Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud attends the Future Sustainability Summit at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on January 14, 2020. KARIM SAHIB | AFP via Getty Images OPEC’s battle to support oil prices as China’s coronavirus spreads internationally shows the producer group is struggling to wield the same influence over
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