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SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a press conference on November 6, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images Japan’s SoftBank was reportedly the “Nasdaq whale,” that bought  billions of dollars in individual stock options in big tech companies over the past month, driving up volumes and
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WASHINGTON — NASA and Northrop Grumman successfully tested Sept. 2 a solid rocket booster developed for the Space Launch System that incorporates improvements intended for future SLS missions. The five-segment booster, built by Northrop Grumman for the Flight Support Booster 1 test, ignited at 3:05 p.m. Eastern at a company test site in Promontory, Utah.
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Honeybee pollinators of the almond industry are experiencing die-offs by the billions. Dennis Arp is a commercial beekeeper, at least half of whose income is derived from almond pollination. He rents his bee colonies to almond mega-farms in the California Central Valley, where 80 percent of the global almond supply comes from. Last winter, 150 of Arp’s hives were killed
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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September 5th, 2020 by Zachary Shahan  A trio of technology leaders in Europe — the Austrian Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer ISE in Germany, and Forster Industrietechnik in Switzerland — is working to develop a solar canopy system for highways in order to tap into the vast, under-utilized road network for clean electricity generation. The PV-SÜD
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Secret Skrillex Show: http://bit.ly/ySRFRu MIA Bad Girls Music Video: http://bit.ly/yJA94B MIA comment response: http://bit.ly/ADLydA “Fat people shouldn’t make music”: http://bit.ly/x2u2XK music by http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Learn Links: Timeline of cool: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Cool_Timeline2.png Mona Lisa and Sprezzatura: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/har051/2001024956.html Mona Lisa’s copy: http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/16950614461/it-turns-out-that-the-mona-lisa-has-a-twin-sister Cool as rebellion: http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/p/pountain-cool.html Lester Young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Young Cool and social acceptance in the brain: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070412115231.htm cool-hunting: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/etc/hunting.html
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Firefly takes place in an incredibly complicated star system. But it probably couldn’t exist, because physics. Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- Dooblydoo thanks to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout outs go to Justin Ove, Chris Peters, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, and David Campos. ———- Like
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Edward Norton and Jim Carrey might be charming actors, but their film portrayals of people with multiple personalities aren’t even close to accurate. 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: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith,
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I normally drink about ten cups of coffee per day but today I decided to cut back and haven’t had any caffeine but now my head hurts and I don’t know why do YOU know why!? Caffeine! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1XBJLfIDU Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo
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Paolo Gentiloni, European commissioner for the economy, speaking at Forum The European House – Ambrosetti in September, 2020. Michael Green | CNBC Big Tech has to pay a “fair amount” of taxes in Europe, especially as they are the “real winners” of the coronavirus crisis, a top European official told CNBC Saturday. His comments come
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I’ve written about my high hopes for microgrids and my disappointment at the speed of deployment (due in part to COVID-related slowdowns that stalled construction).  But don’t be confused. Like a swimming duck, a lot has been happening with microgrids under the surface. New third-party financing options for microgrids in which the energy offtaker does
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It may be surprising to know that the cryptic nature of burrowing frogs can prevent their physiology and evolutionary history from being studied. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)Burrowing Frog Sphaerotheca breviceps. Clicked by Dr. Raju Kasambe in BNHS Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai. Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It may be surprising to know that the cryptic nature
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is a native of Missouri and a veteran of two space shuttle flights. Behnken flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging more than 708 hours in space, and more than 37 hours during six spacewalks. Behnken is currently serving as Joint Operations Commander on the first crewed
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Russian energy minister Alexander Novak arrives for the 177th Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on December 5, 2019. JOE KLAMAR | AFP via Getty Images Russian energy minister Alexander Novak made a call for only modest oil price recovery in 2021, based on a weak demand look and pandemic-induced changes
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Techniques to genetically-edit human embryos should not be used until they are proved to be reliable and safe, an international commission said Thursday, in the wake of a scandal over gene-modified babies in China two years ago. Experts from the commission of US National Academy of Medicine, US National Academy of Sciences, and Britain’s Royal Society
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The Ohio State University Graduate Student Labor Coalition protested on 25 August, the first day of classes, against the institution’s decision to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg/Getty A wave of activism is sweeping US campuses that have reopened after their summer break amid the COVID-19 crisis. Across the country, university workers — including
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WASHINGTON — The White House released a new space policy directive Sept. 4 intended to improve cybersecurity of space systems. Space Policy Directive (SPD) 5 is billed as the first comprehensive government policy related to cybersecurity for satellites and related systems, and outlines a set of best practices, but not firm requirements, that agencies and
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Week in Review Stories discussed this week (4:08). Features Mainstage highlights from Circularity 20 (15:30) Last week, GreenBiz hosted Circularity 20, the largest North American conference focused on circular economy issues. We’ll be posting videos for many sessions in mid-September. Meanwhile, here are highlights from five mainstage speakers.  Circularity and equity in cities: Mark Chambers, director of the
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The coming Labor Day holiday weekend will register record heat temperatures, which will be felt by more than 50 million in more than a dozen different states in the US. All the states west and along the Continental Divide are expected to experience extreme heat this coming September 5 to 7. Meanwhile, the continent’s eastern part will experience cooler temperatures. (Photo: Reuters Connect
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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla teasing an important design change, the $5 billion TSLA capital raise, Lucid Air performance, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric
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September 4th, 2020 by Carolyn Fortuna  When my tenants in a rural setting mentioned how dark it was on the path to their lakefront home, I had to consider new lighting sources to alleviate their concern. Since all the electrical wiring had been hidden underground in trenches, adding new traditional lights would have been really
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LINKS: Optic Science of Rainbows: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/bows.htm Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow Flying through rainbow (first video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU-K-dpflgo Flying through rainbow (second video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNBHm8W90lU Petrichor (the smell of rain): http://www.wordsmith.org/words/petrichor.html Why do wires knot so easily? http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/latest-questions/question/1824/ Scientific paper on random knotting of an agitated string: http://www.pnas.org/content/104/42/16432.full Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrichor Music courtuesy of Jake Chudnow: http://www.soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow Like us on
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Research suggests that nearly every star has at least one planet, but we haven’t found any other solar systems that look quite like ours. Host: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at https://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go
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We can’t avoid having stress, and that’s not always a bad thing. But if you are dealing with a lot of stress every day, it might cause you physical harm. 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: Kelly Landrum
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HELSINKI — China launched an experimental reusable spacecraft Friday following months of low-key preparations at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. A Long March 2F launch vehicle delivered the spacecraft into orbit following launch at an unspecified time.  Chinese state media Xinhua reported mission success just under three hours after the opening of the launch window
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1. Fettes, P., Schulze, L. & Downar, J. Cortico-striatal-thalamic loop circuits of the orbitofrontal cortex: promising therapeutic targets in psychiatric illness. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 11, 25 (2017). PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  2. Miller, E. K. The prefrontal cortex and cognitive control. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 1, 59–65 (2000). CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar  3. Fuster, J.
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The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, checks his phone during the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Drew Angerer / Getty Images  Facebook’s new policies on the U.S. election are so narrow that there’s no chance they’ll have any impact on the political discourse and news consumption across