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We’ve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now we’re building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA – and after 60 years, we’re just getting started. Special thanks to Mike Rowe for the voiceover work. This video is available for download
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A Long March-5 rocket carrying Chang’e-5 lifts off.Credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Shutterstock China probe on way to Moon A Chinese spacecraft is on its way to the Moon after launching off the coast of Hainan Island in southern China at 4.30 a.m. local time on 24 November. Chang’e-5’s mission is to retrieve rocks from the Moon and
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Rare Mountain Lions Spotted in Kansas | Nature World News By Victoria Sinla Dec 02, 2020 11:00 AM EST The Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism posted on Sunday that an adult mountain lion was seen on a trail camera in Kiowa County, around 115 miles West Of Wichita, carrying a killed porcupine. The sighting
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December 1st, 2020 by Guest Contributor  Courtesy of Advanced Energy & Roanoke Electric CooperativeBy Kristi Brodd Roanoke Electric Cooperative is working with Fermata Energy to pilot the first electric vehicle (EV) charging system equipment to meet the North American standard for two-way current, as verified by Underwriters Laboratories. Roanoke Electric is seeking to unlock the value
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Every year, 5 million Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. These pesky molars can cause infections tooth decay, and even tumors. The problem? Wisdom teeth often can’t fit in our mouths. But that wasn’t always the case. Early human ancestors used these teeth to grind up tough, uncooked food. —————————————————— #WisdomTeeth #ToothDecay Science Insider tells
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The Biden administration should support U.S. space activities while abandoning divisive and antagonistic rhetoric, says a new report from the Secure World Foundation. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration should not undo progress made in space policy during the Trump presidency, experts suggest. But they urge incoming leaders to tone down the militaristic rhetoric surrounding space
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The world’s leading companies and policymakers are coalescing around setting targets for adopting zero-emission vehicles around a 2030 time frame. The latest — and one of the most aggressive to come from a country leader — was issued a few weeks ago by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who revealed a climate plan that includes
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WASHINGTON — An Arianespace Soyuz rocket successfully launched a reconnaissance satellite for the United Arab Emirates Dec. 1 after months of delays caused by technical problems and the pandemic. The Soyuz ST-A rocket lifted off from the launch complex in French Guiana at 8:33 p.m. Eastern. The Falcon Eye 2 satellite separated nearly an hour
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December 1st, 2020 by Kurt Lowder  The main reason I love writing for CleanTechnica is that it is mission-driven, not profit-driven. Not to be overly critical, but other sites I see don’t often put a spotlight on everyday environmental activists. Occasionally, I come across an activist/creator and just summarize their work as briefly as possible
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, speaks to media representatives at the Tesla Gigafactory construction site In Grünheide near Berlin, September 3, 2020. Julian Stähle | picture alliance via Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to employees on Tuesday warning them that they need to control their spending in order to continue squeaking
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University closures and delays to research projects are stretching the finances of postdocs, Nature’s survey has found.Credit: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg/Getty The first ever Nature survey to focus on postdoctoral researchers at universities paints a gloomy picture. As we reported in September, half of respondents revealed that they had recently considered leaving academic research, in part because
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The launch of the digital economy has brought with it an expansion of disruptive technologies such as predictive analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics that are readily being used to transform the marketplace. But can we also use these breakthrough technologies to accelerate the development of safer, more sustainable materials for the renewable energy sector? 
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Ponds created by small-scale gold mining in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. Such ponds hasten production of a compound that can poison animals. Credit: Melissa Marchese Environmental sciences 01 December 2020 Mining ponds move the toxic element into the food web. Lake and pond ecosystems created by artisanal gold miners in Peru convert
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Tesla (TSLA) is trying to convince Cybertruck reservation holders to lease new Tesla vehicles now amid an important end-of-year delivery push. When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck last year, the automaker started taking reservations with $100 deposits. The highly-anticipated electric pickup truck had a polarizing design, but Tesla still managed to accumulate over 650,000 reservations, according
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SpaceNews correspondent Leonard David talks with space environmentalist Moriba Jah Earth is encircled by derelict spacecraft, the remains of exploded rocket stages, and myriad bits of orbiting debris — from tiny chips of paint to the lingering leftovers of past but purposeful anti-satellite tests. Collectively, such high-speed clutter and other litter-causing activities heighten the risk
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I’ve been working for 16 years to understand a particular type of immune cell, often called the sentinel of the immune system, that is found in humans and other mammals. Named dendritic cells, they detect dangers, such as pathogenic microorganisms, by collecting molecules from their environment. They show these molecules to other immune-system cells, instructing
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SAN FRANCISCO — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who oversaw the agency’s work to streamline space-related regulation, announced plans to leave his post Jan. 20, 2021. “It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC over the past four years,” Pai said
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By Rein F. Nov 30, 2020 10:00 PM EST Researchers from the Universities of Göttingen, Bern, and St. Andrews discovered an interesting relationship between the scent of a cooperating rat and the helpfulness of other rats who smell such odor. Through a series of tests, researchers found out that a rat’s odor that is engaged
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Climate tech is more important than ever, but the systemic challenges entrepreneurs face in shepherding these solutions to commercial success is formidable. Most have incredibly long R&D lead times, while the systems that typically support startups cater to ones promising shorter-term payoffs. That’s why earlier this year, clean economy nonprofits Rocky Mountain Institute — known
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• Winners announced live • Panel discussion with 2020 honorees Join us Monday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern as we reveal the winners of the 2020 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. This one-hour live event features a panel discussion with four of this year’s honorees. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion
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Credit: Nokia Bell Labs Arthur Ashkin was the father of optical trapping. Using focused laser beams, he manipulated particles ranging in size from atoms to cells and their components. In 2018, aged 96, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for “optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”. He also made pioneering discoveries about
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The Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm is located in waters off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. Orsted A major offshore wind farm in the Netherlands is now fully operational, with its owners, Danish energy firm Orsted, claiming it provides enough green electricity to power one million households. Situated 23 kilometers (around 14.3 miles) off
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Alabama’s wilderness faces risks of destruction as environmental laws fall short in safeguarding Mobile River Basin’s ecological treasures. Among the states in the nation, Alabama ranks last when it comes to environmental protection spending. Only about 4% of the state’s land is protected from development, whereas protected land in other states like California and Florida