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Tiny morsel: this gingerbread house sits on the head of a snowman, which is much smaller than the width of a human hair. (Courtesy: Travis Casagrande/CCEM) Physics is not just equations and data plots – physicists can sometimes create fantastic images. Here are some of our favourites from 2019. Above is a scanning electron microscope image
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had made it about an hour into his two-day marathon testimony in front of Congress before the
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Overview Using a Bayesian model-based geostatistical framework and synthesizing geolocated data from 528 household and census datasets, this analysis provides subnational estimates of mean numbers years of education and the proportion of the population who attained key levels of education for women of reproductive age (15–49 years), women aged 20–24 years, and equivalent male age bins between
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WASHINGTON — A cubesat launched Dec. 18 is testing hardware from French component makers jockeying for smallsat constellation work. ANGELS, the Argos Néo on a Generic Economical and Light Satellite, is a 12-unit cubesat built entirely with French components. The 25-kilogram spacecraft, financed by the French space agency CNES and French smallsat builder Hemeria, launched
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Before they’re hung on trees, learn how glass Christmas ornaments are made! 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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After five separate earthquakes rattled some 100 kilometers off the northern coast of Vancouver Island Monday,no tsunamis warnings nor reports of damages were reported according to federal officials. Earthquakes Canada reported that the first quake measured magnitude 5.1, the second measured 5.6, the third estimated 5.8, the fourth and strongest measured 6.0, and a later earthquake measured 4.8. A
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Living and working in space requires human perseverance. Future missions will focus on exploration at greater distances from Earth; to the Moon and then to Mars. These missions will mean humans will stay in space for extended durations. To ensure that these goals are achieved, NASA’s astronauts must be able to perform at peak productivity
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country’s seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay. FILE PHOTO: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session
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A container ship transporting goods leaving the port of Hong Kong, China. d3sign | Moment | Getty Images A much-anticipated and historic rule change to shipping fuel standards will come into force in less than two weeks, leaving energy market participants braced for a period of confusion and uncertainty. On January 1, 2020, the International
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Taken from the January 2020 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Dave Elliott says that, while renewable energy has rapidly progressed over the past decade, more needs to be done to help limit the impact of climate change Power for the
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Social media influencers have been known to promote events around the world for the right price — decisions that sometimes prove to be mistakes. Bella Hadid, who’d promoted the failed Fyre Festival with a gaggle of other models who’d vacationed in the Bahamas for a video designed to help sell tickets, later apologized for her
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Not since the 1970s has the United States committed itself to design, build, and launch a crewed vehicle into orbit. After a long sojourn, NASA is now readying two spacecraft for low-Earth orbit destinations — Boeing’s Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Unsurprisingly, both have experienced setbacks. As NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine aptly said: “this is,
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A general view of the Novokuibyshev Refinery owned by Rosneft oil company on March 15, 2012 in Novokuibyshevsk, Samara region, Russia. Sasha Mordovets | Getty Images Oil prices were little changed on Monday as Russia said an OPEC-led producer group may consider easing output cuts next year, offsetting support from some investor optimism that an
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SANTA FE, N.M. — SpaceX said Dec. 23 that it completed the tenth successful consecutive test of the new parachute design for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, a milestone that NASA previously said was critical before the agency would allow astronauts to fly on the vehicle. The company said in a tweet that the successful test
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Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oil field depicted in August 2019. Ole Jørgen Bratland | Equinor Press Images A newly-discovered oilfield in the Norwegian part of the North Sea is on track to produce almost 0.5% of global oil supplies next year, despite calls for it to immediately stop producing crude altogether. Based approximately 87 miles off
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Astronomers have discovered a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas which raises questions about current understanding of planet formation. The star, called 49 Ceti, is 40 million years old and conventional theories of planet formation predict that the gas should have disappeared by that age. “We found atomic carbon gas in the
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Reflecting on the past and muse on the future is inevitable as the end of a decade rears its head. More so than any decade that’s been before, the Teenies (the worst named era ever perhaps?) served up fast-paced change, for good and bad, in almost everything. However, there’s been an outburst in the natural,
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Taken from the December 2019 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. In April this year, astronomers working on the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first direct images of a black hole and its “shadow” – the glowing ring of gas and
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NASA astronaut Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor answers the question ‘What is Artemis?’ Comment on this video using #AskNASA with your questions for upcoming episodes! Dr. Auñón-Chancellor reveals more about the program to land American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. She also shares her experience in long-duration spaceflight
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Wanda Diaz Merced aims to make astronomy accessible through senses other than vision, to aid inclusion and to reduce methodological bias.Credit: Aubrey Gemignani/NG Images/Alamy Astronomy is inextricably associated with spectacular images and visualizations of the cosmos. But Wanda Diaz Merced says that by neglecting senses other than sight, astronomers are missing out on discoveries. For
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WASHINGTON — The final Proton launch of the year lifted off Dec. 24 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending a Russian weather satellite into orbit.  Proton lifted off at 7:03 a.m. Eastern with the Electro-L No. 3 satellite, according to Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos. The satellite separated from the four-stage rocket six hours
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Watch as a massive, show-stopping chandelier is hand blown, molded, and pieced together by expert artisans. Catch HOW IT’S MADE Thursdays at 9/8c on Science Channel: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/7 Watch full episodes: http://www.hulu.com/how-its-made http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Salt creeping on smooth glass substrate. Credit: M.J. Qazi; H. Salim; C.A.W. Doorman; N. Shahidzadeh Salt creep – a common phenomenon that occurs when salt crystals rapidly precipitate from evaporating solutions – can create serious problems for outdoor electronics, buildings, artwork and agriculture because of its corrosive effect. A team of researchers from the University
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Last month, the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) successfully finalized its work. Now, as we prepare for the next WRC in 2023, member states should consider appropriate changes to the process. By doing so, we can enable the WRC to focus on its core mission — the allocation of spectrum and ensuring the efficient use
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An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen in this WorldView-2 multi-spectral handout image taken June 10, 2010 and released on December 24, 2019 by Maxar Technologies. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – The biggest news events of the past decade have been chronicled from space. The last 10 years have seen a
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Farhana Yamin explains why she decided to join Extinction Rebellion. Download MP3 2019 will likely go down as a pivotal year for the public discourse on climate change. It was the year of Greta Thunberg, the climate school strikes and Extinction Rebellion. The global activist movement has gained support from a range of influential people,
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American automotive technology startup Rivian has raised $1.3 billion in new funding, the company announced today. The new investment is the fourth round of capital announced by the company in 2019 alone, following prior announcements of $700 million led by Amazon, $500 million from Ford (which includes a collaboration on electric vehicle technology) and $350
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WASHINGTON — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has selected Mitsubishi Electric to build a 100-kilogram satellite that would set the foundation for a constellation-grade satellite that could be serially produced.  Mitsubishi Electric said Dec. 22 that it will build the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstration-2 as prime contractor for JAXA. The satellite is scheduled to launch on
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Cheesy correlations: the new technique could be help make cheese like this emmental. (Courtesy: StaraBlazkova/ CC BY-SA 3.0) Gouda news for cheese makers! A systematic way of using sound waves to non-destructively probe the ripeness of emmental-style cheeses has been developed by researchers in Uruguay. The approach, which can reveal when holes in the cheese
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