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Compact and efficient: prototype of a working, pocket-sized neutron detector made with semiconductor rich in lithium-6. (Courtesy: Northwestern University/Argonne National Laboratory) A semiconductor material containing lithium-6 shows great promise for creating highly-efficient detectors of thermal neutrons. The 2D layered material was created and tested by scientists in the US and could someday be used in
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If your family loves the idea of saving energy, there are several things you can do. Going green in your home helps create a healthier world in which we live, and it saves your family money in the process. Here are five easy ways to save energy as a family. Find The Best Energy Plan
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Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps for Google Inc., speaks during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google’s announcement on Tuesday that it would end support for third-party cookies pummeledCriteo’s stock and weighed
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At the beginning of the year, Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to the UK government, posted an unusual advert on his blog, calling for data scientists, mathematicians and physicists to join him at the heart of government. As outgoing director of the Royal Statistical Society in London and soon-to-be chief executive of the British Academy,
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BOSTON – Spire Global shared early data from new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Reflectometry cubesats at the American Meteorological Society conference here. Spire launch two GNSS Reflectometry cubesats Dec. 11 on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The spacecraft, equipped with bistatic radars to observe how GNSS signals scatter after bouncing off Earth surface
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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. Some business models might seem crazy. But they’re not mad if they work, as James McKenzie explains Squeezed margins: A disassembled WiFi-connected Juicero Press reveals how much more complex this
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It is quite common for a woman to have sudden breakouts from time to time; especially during that time of the month. However, some adult acne will overstay their welcome which sucks! So, what causes breakouts? Dermatologists say that the overproduction of oil and hormones are the main culprits. When the hair follicles are clogged
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Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) Drew Angerer | Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Tuesday that would pump more than $1 billion into developing Western 5G equipment alternatives to China’s Huawei. Reasoning that Huawei has been “heavily subsidized by the Chinese government,” the Utilizing Strategic Allied (USA) Telecommunications Act would help Western firms
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Surya Prakash, who researches Sanskrit texts at Jawaharlal Nehru University and is visually impaired, was among those attacked on 5 January.Credit: Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times/Getty For several weeks the world has watched as India’s citizens — including academics and students — have taken to the streets. Tens of thousands have been gathering to read out the
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An illustration of the 2D ice from atomic force microscopy images. Courtesy: Y Jiang It’s well known that water vapour in the air can transform directly into solid ice on cold days, forming a thin layer on surfaces such as windowpanes or windshields. This commonplace process is, however, little understood, and a team of researchers
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Migrating animals that stay in Earth’s oceans might have a better relationship with the sun than we thought. But researchers suggest that healthy gray whales are almost five times much more likely to stay on their paths while there’s an extreme prevalence of sunspots and, therefore, excessive tiers of radio waves emitted from solar storms.  The scientists presented their findings at the Society for
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Apple disputed Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that it has failed to provide law enforcement with “substantive assistance” in unlocking the password-protected iPhones used by the shooting suspect at a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, last month, but still refused his main request to provide a backdoor. “We reject the characterization that Apple has not
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Dark Data David J. Hand Princeton Univ. Press (2020) We are deluged with billions of bytes of data, yet much crucial information goes unseen and unreported. So reveals statistician David Hand in this penetrating study of missing (‘dark’) data and its impacts on decisions — skewing stats, enabling fraud, embedding inequity and triggering preventable catastrophes.
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BOSTON – Anyone who thinks the international weather community has given up the fight to protect key portions of the radio frequency spectrum from 5G interference is mistaken. After losing a battle at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt, meteorologists, atmospheric scientists, aerospace engineers and radio frequency experts met at the
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If you’re planning to sell your house, it’s important to know what buyers are looking for so that the sale can be both quick and cost-effective. No one likes to sell property for less than what they think it’s worth. However, if your home isn’t properly optimized with the right tech upgrades, it is time
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City University of Hong Kong has ambitious plans to deliver global recognition and impact from its fast-growing physics research programme Global connections: students and faculty members from CityU’s Department of Physics get together for their Celebration of Physics 2019 Annual Symposium. (Courtesy: CityU Hong Kong) City University of Hong Kong’s Department of Physics may be
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China encourages its scientists to study abroad and then return home.Credit: Sigrid Gombert/Cultura/SPL Does working in a foreign country enhance the careers of Chinese scientists? For years, China has been encouraging scientists to study abroad and then bring their expertise home. But contrary to the common perception that such experience furthers careers, a study finds
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BOSTON – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is preparing to update its aging space weather fleet with instruments to gather imagery of coronal mass ejection and monitor solar winds. Congress provided NOAA funding in the 2020 budget for Space Weather Follow On (SWFO), a satellite destined for Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1. The Commerce Department also
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Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, just south of the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sept. 15, 2019. Fayez Nureldine | AFP | Getty Images Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as investors focused on the signing of a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China, the world’s top oil consumers, and on expectations of a drawdown
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Plaid co-founders William Hockey and Zach Perret Source: Plaid Payments giant Visa is buying Silicon Valley start-up Plaid for $5.3 billion, the companies announced Monday. Plaid’s API software, often referred to as the “plumbing” behind fintech companies, lets start-ups connect to users’ bank accounts. It’s well-known among financial technology developers, but the average person interacting
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1. Ladd, T. D. et al. Quantum computers. Nature 464, 45–53 (2010). 2. Loss, D. & DiVincenzo, D. P. Quantum computation with quantum dots. Phys. Rev. A 57, 120–126 (1998). 3. Hensgens, T. et al. Quantum simulation of a Fermi–Hubbard model using a semiconductor quantum dot array. Nature 548, 70–73 (2017). 4. Reed, M. et
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BOSTON – The U.S. Air Force is turning increasingly to U.S. government, industry, academia and international partners for help gathering and making sense of terrestrial and space weather data, Air Force officials said Jan. 13 at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting here. “We are reaching out to the broader community, both in the U.S.
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We all know that many students fail with their assignments from time to time. Commonly, the main reasons are a lack of competence, good command of some disciplines or time-management problems. However, it’s necessary to take into account problems with health. When you’re sick, you cannot conduct a normal way of life. It negatively affects
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Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk takes off his coat onstage during a delivery event for Tesla China-made Model 3 cars in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. Aly Song | Reuters Tesla stock continued to rally on Monday, rising 5% and passing $500 per share for the first time. That puts Tesla at a fresh all-time
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic is making progress in the development of its next SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, although the company is saying little about when its existing SpaceShipTwo will be ready to resume test flights. In a Jan. 8 statement, Virgin Galactic announced that the next SpaceShipTwo vehicle achieved a milestone called “weight on wheels,” where
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(Reuters) – U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry, according to data from the federal government and Thomson Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A fence closes off the closed coal-fired Somerset power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, U.S., June 7, 2017.
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