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Last year, Google launched the beta of Currents, which was essentially a rebrand of Google+ for G Suite users, since Google+ for consumers went to meet its maker in April 2019. While Google+ was meant to be an all-purpose social network, the idea behind Currents is more akin to what Microsoft is doing with Yammer
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Solving climate change depends, to some extent, on technological innovation. The world’s leading climate authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published a landmark 2018 report highlighting the urgency of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The report outlines four potential pathways for reaching that goal. The pathways are vastly different, but one thing
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A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitiser to curious children and wary shoppers — one of the more unexpected measures Thai malls are taking as the kingdom relaxes coronavirus restrictions. The hi-tech hound is controlled using 5G, a technology promising super-fast Internet speeds with immediate reaction times that is still in the initial
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ISOLDE’s CRIS: the Collinear Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy on ISOLDE at CERN. (Courtesy: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The first spectroscopic study of radium monofluoride suggests that the radioactive molecule could be used to perform high precision tests of the Standard Model of particle physics. The study was done by an international team of physicists working in the ISOLDE
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Hydroxychloroquine tablets: a study suggesting that this malaria drug might be dangerous to people with COVID-19 has been retracted.Credit: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Two weeks after a high-profile paper in The Lancet1 reported that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine might be dangerous to patients with COVID-19, three of its four authors have retracted the work because they were
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NASA astronaut Doug Hurley was the pilot on STS‐127 and STS‐135. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. Before joining NASA, he was a fighter pilot and test pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hurley is currently serving as Spacecraft Commander on the first crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew
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Workers disembark from a helicopter after being evacuated from oil production platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, at Bristow Galliano Heliport in Galliano, Louisiana, U.S. June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Saturday carrying strong winds and heavy rains that prompted the evacuation
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit and the British government are continuing efforts to begin flights of the company’s air-launch system from an English airport by early 2022 despite challenges on both sides of the Atlantic. Virgin Orbit and the U.K. Space Agency, along with Spaceport Cornwall, held an online suppliers conference June 4 to provide an
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A hydrogel can cool off electronics and generate electricity from their waste heat. Scale bar, 2 cm. Courtesy: Adapted from Nano Letters 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00800 A new thermogalvanic hydrogel can simultaneously cool down electronic devices and convert the waste heat they produce into electricity. The material, developed by a team of researchers at Wuhan University
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WASHINGTON — Earth-observation company BlackSky will launch two satellites as co-passengers on a SpaceX Starlink mission expected to occur June 24, Nick Merski, vice president of space operations for Spaceflight Industries, told SpaceNews. Spaceflight Industries is arranging the launches for BlackSky, said Merski, who is responsible for supporting BlackSky and formerly directed the BlackSky constellation
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As labs reopen, researchers must navigate technical issues alongside new requirements for social distancing and personal protective equipment.Credit: Misha Friedman/Getty In early March, developmental biologist Lee Niswander’s lab at the University of Colorado Boulder had just successfully generated strains of mice that lacked certain sections of a gene involved in brain development. Some strains had
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia has captured 50 people and charged them with illegally trafficking plants and animals as part of efforts by authorities to protect the environment, the government said in a statement on Friday. The Andean country is the world’s second most biodiverse country after neighboring Brazil and is home to over 50,000 recorded
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Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered a grip of earnings reports showing that some companies helping other businesses move to modern software solutions are seeing accelerated growth. Inside the Software as a Service (SaaS) world, this is known as the digital transformation. Based on how many software companies are talking about it, the pace of change
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SAN FRANCISCO – Under a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration six-month study contract, Maxar Technologies will explore the application of its WorldView Legion constellation to weather observation from low Earth orbit. “This is not just a technical study, it’s more programmatic,” Al Tadros, Maxar vice president of space infrastructure and civil space, told SpaceNews.
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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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#Outrageous_Acts Wednesdays 9/8c on Science Channel Find out how Ricardo da Gama Bahia nearly doubled the world record by holding his breath over 20 minutes. More Outrageous Acts! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/ Full episodes streaming FREE on Science GO! https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/outrageous-acts-of-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/OutrageousActsFullEpisodes Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every
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WASHINGTON — The reelection campaign of President Donald Trump has taken down an online ad tied to the recent Demo-2 commercial crew launch after complaints it appeared to violate NASA media guidelines, and criticism from one person who appeared in it. The ad, titled “Make Space Great Again!”, was posted on YouTube June 3 by
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A paper recently published in Nature Communications is the first to show a connection between demand from certain developed countries for agricultural commodities and the growing risk of malaria in the countries that supply those goods. The study was conducted by scientists affiliated with the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo (FSP-USP) in Brazil and
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Affiliations Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA Yian Yin , Yang Wang  & Dashun Wang Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA Yian Yin , Yang Wang  & Dashun Wang McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA Yian Yin  & Dashun Wang Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston,
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In this crazy upside-down world, the line between residential and commercial energy is getting fuzzy.  Everything changed so quickly, it makes sense that climate and energy teams have yet to figure out how to account for the shift. But as companies such as Mastercard, Facebook and Twitter look at long-term remote work policies, working from
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One robot makes cocktails from 25 bottles hanging upside-down from the ceiling, another carves perfect ice balls in the fraction of the time it takes a human with a knife and an ice pick. Robo-bartenders are shaking up South Korea’s cafe and bar culture as the country transitions from intensive social distancing to what the
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Taking to the street: following the killing of George Floyd on 25 May by a police officer, protests and demonstrations have been held across the US against systemic racism, excessive use of police force and lack of accountability for police officers. (Courtesy: Christopher Brown/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock) US scientific societies, universities and technology companies have reacted strongly
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