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NASA’s Voyager-1 spacecraft, now cruising through the local interstellar medium, has sent back pristine cosmic ray data allowing researchers to set new limits on the cosmos’ exotic dark matter. Artist’s concept of the Voyager-1 in flight.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Analysis of the 40-year-old spacecraft’s cosmic ray detections out beyond the heliopause — where the solar wind’s influence
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A neutrino event, identifiable by the rings of Cerenkov radiation that show up along the photomultiplier tubes lining the detector walls, showcase the successful methodology of neutrino astronomy. This image shows multiple events.Super Kamiokande collaboration Sometimes, the best-designed experiments fail. The effect you’re looking for might not even occur, meaning that a null result should
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Will Townsend HPE Aruba logo. Before I was a tech analyst, I spent many years in product marketing at Dell , Compaq, and HP , on both the consumer and enterprise sides of the business. As such, I tend to geek out on technology. Naturally, I jumped at the invitation to tour Hewlett Packard Enterprise  ’s
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(Photo by: Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images) What are the pros and cons of residential energy customers switching to solar? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora:
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Credit: NASA Artist’s depiction, Kepler-1652b. The list is getting longer. Space scientists just added two more worlds to the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog—the online database ranking the best picks for life in the galaxy. 55 planets now make the list—all places where extraterrestrials may exist. Or perhaps not; maybe nothing lives on any of them, not
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(Photo by TPG/Getty Images) What are some new trends in solar energy research and development in 2018? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora: Before I answer the
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Most experts adjusted their projections for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season because one of the primary formation regions has exhibited cooler than normal sea surface temperatures. There has also been some discussion about whether a potentially emerging El Nino (warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean) will impact activity. Even with
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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook attends the Viva Tech startup and technology gathering at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France. The VivaTech exhibition brings together nearly 1,800 startups alongside the largest international groups. Photo by Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images. Facebook has confirmed its purchase of Bloomsbury.ai,
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Energy Personality: Hannah Olmberg-Soesman Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable energy future in the region. A dynamic entrepreneur with a background in social work and a master degree in law, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman has managed to
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A massive collision forever tilted Uranus into a jaunty angle and may be why the planet is so cold. According to new research, a young protoplanet roughly twice the size of Earth is responsible for changing Uranus’ orientation and dooming the world to freezing temperatures. An international team of astronomers, led by Durham University in
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NASA / GSFC There is a large suite of scientific evidence that supports the picture of the expanding Universe and the Big Bang. The entire mass-energy of the Universe was released in an event lasting less than 10^-30 seconds in duration; the most energetic thing ever to occur in our Universe’s history. Looking out at
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DENVER, CO – JULY 03: Fireworks at the Independence Eve celebration at Civic Center Park celebration July 03, 2018. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Every Fourth of July, on the United States’ favorite cookout holiday, millions of Americans grill corn and barbecue hot dogs in celebration of the country’s independence. However, burgers and potato salad aren’t exactly
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Baidu marked volume production of Apolong autonomous buses, developed with Chinese busmaker King Long and using Apollo autonomous driving software, for commercial operation in cities including Beijing, Shenzhen, Pingtan and Wuhan, the company said at its developer conference in Beijing on July 4, 2018. Intel is getting a big opportunity to show off advanced vision technology and
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Image via Peltarion Luka Crnkovic-Friis, founder of Peltarion. A never-ending debate over artificial intelligence is whether this exciting, deeply-complicated software can really boost a company’s bottom line. One way to find out: build a quick-and-easy neural network and plug it into your legacy system. In Sweden, engineers who once built the “fruit-accounting” mechanics to support hundreds of millions of Candy Crush users, have joined a startup that’s claims
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(Photo by Will Powers/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Does anything other than light travel at the speed of light? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora: Anything massless would
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Bob Sears, MD, the Southern California pediatrician under investigation for alleged medical negligence and inappropriately writing medical exemptions for vaccines, had his medical license revoked by the Medical Board of California until he fulfills the requirements of a court-ordered probation period of 35 months. The June 27 decision takes effect immediately and outlines stipulations that
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Shutterstock In life, we all want big things, whatever subjective thing it may mean to us a promotion, a new job, more funding for company or expansion somewhere new, but we all strive to achieve something big. When we focus on that big thing, we may lose sight of what it actually entails. How do
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There have been a few new discoveries concerning the interstellar object Oumuamua so I thought I would write a brief update. Here are three new things that scientists have discovered: 1, It is tumbling through space The variations in brightness that were observed through the world’s telescopes have given scientists an idea of what the
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Credits: NASA / JPL / Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / David Aguilar Artist’s impression. Planets orbiting a Sun-like star. Once, this was an astronomical axiom, perhaps even a cosmic holy grail: Find lots of oxygen in the sky of an alien world, and life is likely somewhere below. But now, a new study in the
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Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Reuters) – A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.  Bret Greenstein of IBM holds an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, following a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28,
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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to recent estimates—over three cups each on average—delivering a jolt upwards of 300 mg
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As summer starts heating up, scientists just published the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth. During the long, dark Antarctica winter temperatures dropped low enough to resemble other planets. The temperature they measured? A stunning negative 144 degrees Fahrenheit (-97.8 degrees Celsius). At that temperature, just a few breaths of air would induce hemorrhaging in
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VATUTINKI, Russia (Reuters) – Charts, graphs and statistical analysis will not explain Germany’s shock World Cup exit. The reason lies not in numbers but in German football’s complacency in recent years. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – South Korea vs Germany – Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia – June 27, 2018 Germany’s Mario
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: One of the last looks at Saturn and its main rings as captured by Cassini. Images taken October 28, 2016 and released September 11, 2017. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The reddish cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system. This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua as it passes through the solar system
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