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When reports emerged in late 2019 of an outbreak of a new coronavirus centred in Wuhan, China, researchers at the virological-analysis website Nextstrain were ready. The open-source project tracks the spread of viruses through genetic variations in the sequences that scientists find. After five years of development and operation, Nextstrain had team members on three
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A growing number of influential conservationists and scientists believe that the key to keeping the planet habitable is to protect half of the Earth. The rapid expansion of humans goes unabated, with the burning and bulldozing of nature, destruction of ecosystems, and the driving of species into extinction.  Conservation biologist E.O. Wilson published Half Earth: Our
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Week in Review Commentary on this week’s news highlights begins at 8:15. PepsiCo CSO: We can’t ‘lose sight’ of the long-term crisis What happens to corporate sustainability amid the COVID-19 crisis? Some reflections Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life Coronavirus has exposed the fragility of auto-centric cities Features McKinsey: How corporate sustainability teams can
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MT Laurel, New Jersey — California-based satellite operator Viasat received a green light from the Federal Communications Commission April 23 to provide connectivity service in the U.S. with a medium-Earth-orbit constellation licensed in the Netherlands.  Viasat originally proposed a 24-satellite broadband constellation in 2016, but reduced it to 20 satellites in 2018, saying the lower
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The American Physical Society decided to hold its April Meeting online.Credit: American Physical Society Despite some last-minute scrambling, the first major physics conference to be held in cyberspace was a success, according to many attendees. The April Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) was scheduled to take place on 11–14 April in Washington DC.
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WASHINGTON — A month after saying it would find ways to leverage its capabilities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, NASA rolled out April 23 some of solutions it has developed, from ventilators to decontamination systems. In a media briefing, NASA officials said those systems are among the first to emerge from an agencywide effort
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FILE PHOTO: A lander for China’s Mars mission is seen before a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a test facility in Huailai, Hebei province, China November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s space agency on Friday unveiled the name of its first Mars exploration mission, coinciding with China’s annual Space Day and the 50th
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An aid worker provides protective face masks to migrants in Greece.Credit: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP/Getty There are 70 million refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers around the world. Close living quarters, significant underlying health problems and limited access to sanitation and medical care mean that COVID-19 — which has no known treatment and has brought some of
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One of the enduring mysteries of physics is why the universe appears to contain much more matter than antimatter. An important clue has just been unearthed by the T2K experiment in Japan, which found a difference in what happens to muon neutrinos and antineutrinos as they travel through nearly 300 km of solid rock. In this
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released a comprehensive new map of the Moon in partnership with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute. The “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon” is said to serve as “definitive blueprint of the Moon’s surface geology for future human missions”. The detailed 1:5,000,000-scale geologic map is going to
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The coronavirus pandemic has laid many things bare, none more so than how interconnected our world is. The impact of globalization is most obvious in the stuttering supply chains that threaten food security worldwide. Maintaining or reweaving these webs is going to take technology, innovation and political determination. As chief economist at the Food and
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For diabetics, a diabetes kit is a lifeline. People with diabetes are advised to monitor their blood sugar or blood glucose regularly. Keeping track of the sugar levels provides them the necessary information so you may be able to adjust and do the essential strategies on how to keep their blood sugar in check. For
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trump’s administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater indirectly discharged into the Pacific Ocean – a ruling hailed by environmentalists. FILE PHOTO: The Supreme Court building exterior seen in Washington,
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A team of researchers from Apple and Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute have presented a system for embedded AIs to learn by listening to noises in their environment without the need for up-front training data or without placing a huge burden on the user to supervise the learning process. The overarching goal is for
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With a focus on parallel optimization and nanoscale accuracy, precision positioning specialist PI is streamlining the optical alignment, test and packaging of quantum photonic devices Parallel lines: FormFactor Inc’s pioneering Cascade CM300 photonics-enabled engineering wafer prober targets silicon photonic and quantum computing applications. Suitable for both diffractive-coupler and edge-coupled devices, the wafer prober integrates PI’s
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The Nature Index is a database of author affiliations and institutional relationships. The index tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural-science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers. The Nature Index provides absolute and fractional counts of article publication at the institutional and national level and, as such, is an indicator
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The new “normal” offers new opportunities. That’s the thinking behind a new pre-seed funding program from Heartcore Capital . The European consumer-focused VC usually invests in startups at seed and Series A, but recognising that many potential founders are in lockdown and with time of their hands, is moving to the top of the funnel
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Sharks, whales, seals, and sea turtles, the largest animals in the oceans with a body mass that exceeds 45 kilograms, make up the marine megafauna.  These species play significant roles in the ecosystems: it could be eating up a tremendous amount of biomass, carrying vital nutrients across habitats through their excretion, linking ocean ecosystems through long-distance migration, and
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On Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, Petteri Taalas – secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – and Lars Peter Riishojgaard, who directs its Earth-system branch, talk to James Dacey about the WMO’s response to the global pandemic Facing the storm Petteri Taalas believes that COVID-19 recovery efforts must include investment in climate-friendly infrastructure. (Courtesy: WMO)
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Rocket Lab is getting D.C. representation as it seeks to grow its U.S. government business. WASHINGTON — Small satellite launch provider Rocket Lab has hired the government affairs firm DLA Piper, according to a lobbying registration form filed April 22. DLA Piper is a multinational firm with a large presence in Washington and a growing
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