Month: August 2020

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Palestinian people comb a landfill site in Gaza for scrap to sell.Credit: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty The Chemical Age: How Chemists Fought Famine and Disease, Killed Millions, and Changed Our Relationship with the Earth Frank A. von Hippel Univ. Chicago Press (2020) The Contamination of the Earth: A History of Pollutions in the Industrial Age François Jarrige
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Several storms may develop this week, and officials are eyeing four tropical systems coming this way. There is currently one off the US coast in its southeast corner, which seems to have the highest chances of developing within the coming few days. Even if Marco and Laura have already gone, officials are still alert for coming weather events detected from the tropics. (Photo:
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August 31st, 2020 by John Farrell  Originally published at ILSR.org  Above the earth’s surface, temperatures change with each passing season. Below-surface temperatures remain consistent and can be captured with geothermal systems. An idea has emerged that, using existing water mains, could empower more communities to take advantage of the “earth heat” trapped below. In this
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As corporate interest in carbon removal options grows, Puro.earth, a startup from Finland, is offering a twist on carbon marketplaces. Instead of selling and trading credits related to nature-based solutions, its exchange features industrial businesses that store carbon dioxide in products such as biochar, timber construction and other building materials. Puro.earth co-founder Antti Vihavainen said
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Amazon.com is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages. Amazon.com Amazon received federal approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday, a milestone that allows the company to expand unmanned package delivery. The approval will give Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver
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Last week, it was announced that we’ve detected gravitational waves on Earth. Now, Hank explains what that means for the future and why it’s such a huge deal. —- 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
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I bet you’ve heard about the birth order cliche: The oldest child is responsible, the middle one is a rebel, and the youngest is spoiled. This stereotype might apply to you and your siblings, but is it universal? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks
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We might order fish raw, but why don’t we ever order chicken that way? Hosted by: Hank Green ———- 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 Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew, Charles Southerland,
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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched a radar imaging satellite for Capella Space Aug. 30 in the first flight of its Electron rocket since a failure nearly two months earlier. The Electron lifted off from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand at 11:05 p.m. Eastern. It deployed its payload, the Sequoia radar imaging
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Stubbing your toe hurts so much because you’re slamming a tiny surface with a force equal to 2-3 times your bodyweight. Then a bundle of nerve endings called nociceptors fire a danger signal to your brain. Although it’s not pleasant, this pain might have helped your ancestors step carefully and avoid injury and infection. MORE
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Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman Snowflake In an era of founder-led tech companies, Snowflake’s Frank Slootman is a corporate throwback. Slootman, 61, is a professional CEO. He’s an operations guru, the leader who turns a jet plane into a rocketship and makes piles of cash for investors, employees, and himself. Along the way, some feelings will get
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This classic American treat was invented in 1847. It’s softer and dissolves faster than normal candy. 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 Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Hurricane Laura is counted among the most powerful storms in US history. In its wake, it ravaged Louisiana, killed six people and left massive damage and destruction. (Photo: Reuters Connect )Workers Bobby Ore and Steve Piersall remove a tree that fell onto a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S., August 28, 2020. The
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August 30th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  5B is an Australian solar energy company with an innovative new idea. Instead of building a solar system onsite, make it in a factory using preassembled units that are hinged together and fold up like the sides of an accordion. Truck it to where it’s needed and deploy it
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Come summertime, fruit flies arrive in droves. They’re drawn in by the smell of fruit — and by the fungi and other microorganisms that produce rot. Once they land on apples, bananas, and whatever else they can find, they lay hundreds of eggs that hatch into hundreds of maggots, which then pupate into flies. So
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There’s more over on Veritasium! “What is NOT Random?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMb00lz-IfE SOURCES AND MORE BELOW! My twitter: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce My instagram: http://instagram.com/electricpants Generate random numbers using atmospheric noise: http://www.random.org/ randomness: http://www.random.org/randomness/ http://www.random.org/analysis/ http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/mainbody.html http://faculty.rhodes.edu/wetzel/random/level23intro.html https://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~chaitin/sciamer.html flipping a coin until 10 heads happen in a row: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwvIGNXY21Y rolling dice until you get a Yahtzee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTwar7mFws find word in
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Can geometry predict the future? Cosmologists think the overall curvature of universe can tell us secrets about how it will eventually end. Host: Reid Reimers For special, curated artifacts of this universe, check out https://scishowfinds.com/ ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus
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It’s pretty common to procrastinate before a big exam or an important presentation, and those self-handicapping has to do with protecting yourself from negative feelings. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, سلطان
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Jupiter’s weather doesn’t come from the sun; it comes from deep within the planet, itself. This heat and the planet’s incredible rotation speed create the mega storms on Jupiter’s surface–including the great red spot. | For more How the Universe Works, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Catch all new episodes of HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS Wednesdays at 9/8c
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A few weeks ago, I wrote a GreenBiz piece about what Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can teach us about the moment we’re in right now, based on our latest polling of Americans. At Circularity 2020, I’m talking about how to engage people in recycling, and the two ideas are linked together. The gist is that
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(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)Seaweed has many benefits; it may be able to replace plastic as a future source of fuel and food. Seaweed has many benefits; it may replace plastic as a future source of fuel and food. Seaweed is classified as algae. It is fast-growing, uses energy from the sun, and consumes carbon dioxide and nutrients from seawater. Scientists are suggesting
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August 29th, 2020 by Press Release  Vestas has received a 409 MW order from the joint venture between Votorantim Energia and the Canadian fund CPP Investments for the projects Ventos do Piauí II and Ventos do Piauí III, in Serra do Inácio, in the state of Piauí, in Brazil. Vestas has secured a 409 MW
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Do babies born between two cousins actually have a higher chance of having birth defects? Understanding basic genetic principles will help with this question. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessInsiderScience/
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The Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. News Release: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-finds-ancient-organic-material-mysterious-methane-on-mars Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Dan Gallagher Graphics from the NASA-TV broadcast of this discovery are available at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12967 Music provided by Killer Tracks: “Crystalline” by Enrico Cacace & Manuel Bandettini, “Based
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WASHINGTON — Masten Space Systems announced Aug. 26 that it signed a contract with SpaceX for the launch of its first lunar lander mission carrying a suite of payloads for NASA. Masten said SpaceX will launch its Masten Mission One, or MM1, lunar lander mission in late 2022. The companies did not disclose the value
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Elon Musk isn’t content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that can treat neural disorders —