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Going to smaller and smaller distance scales reveals more fundamental views of nature, which means if we can understand and describe the smallest scales, we can build our way to an understanding of the largest ones.Perimeter Institute The enterprise of science is perhaps the greatest achievement in all of human history. Out of the seeming
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With all the attention given to the bright, passing comet 46P/Wirtanen, we sometimes forget that such minor planetary bodies are very likely to be ubiquitous throughout the cosmos. Comet McNaught setting behind Mount Paranal, in January 2007.Credit: S. Deiries/ESO After extrasolar planets and extrasolar moons, their discovery is often considered the next frontier in exoplanetary
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Mathematicians have been studying why break-ins spike during the holiday season and what can be done to change this. Photo Credit: Getty Royalty-FreeGetty Packages on doorsteps, presents decoratively arranged under trees near windows for all to see: While many of us view holidays as times to connect and celebrate with our friends and families, researchers say
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Ground personnel help International Space Station (ISS) crew member Alexander Gerst of Germany to get out of the Soyuz MS-09 capsule after landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, formerly known as Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (Reuters) – Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to
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The Gold Beneath The SurfaceRoyalty Free Pexels.com The other day a banker CTO told us “What I really like about your software solution is that it suggests all these wonderful things are possible. That you believe there’s a way to instill this courage, and passion into people. It’s hopeful.” And in hindsight, devoid of either
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A simplified evolutionary tree of predatory dinosaurs (theropods) showing the time span in which Saltriovenator existed is pictured in this handout illustration obtained by Reuters December 18, 2018. Andrea Cau/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed fossils of a large meat-eating dinosaur that stalked northern Italy 198 million years ago that was remarkable
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An Indian GSLV-F11 rocket with a two-tonne GSAT-7A military communication satellite lifted-off from the second launch pad on Wednesday evening. At 4:10pm the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II, numbered GSLV-F11, by the Indian space agency, rose into the sky with a deep-throated growl, breaking free of its shackles. The rocket rapidly rushed towards the blue skies
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Dream Chaser had a successful free flight test in November 2017SNC/NASA A miniature space plane designed to take cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) has been approved by NASA to begin production, with a possible first flight in late 2020. Called the Dream Chaser, the vehicle is being built by the Sierra Nevada Corporation
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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted on Wednesday the long-delayed launch of a navigation satellite for the U.S. military, failing to complete its first designated national security mission for the United States due to a technical issue with its rocket. The Dragon crew capsule sits in the SpaceX hangar at Launch Complex 39-A, where the
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The Tyrannosaurus rex dubbed Sue, the largest and best-preserved example of this well-known meat-eating dinosaur, is pictured in its new exhibition suite at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in this photo released on December 18, 2018. Courtesy Martin Baumgaertner/The Field Museum/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Sue, the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus
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A one-month-old on a remote island in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu became the first child to be immunised in a commercial trial of drone-delivered vaccines, the UN children’s fund UNICEF said Tuesday. Aid agencies hope the successful run in the country, where one in five children is not fully immunised, could eventually help governments
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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s SpaceX halted Tuesday’s launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company’s first designated national security mission for the United States. FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (in center, in a horizontal position), is readied for launch
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JUST Inc.’s Cultured Chicken NuggetsJUST Inc. It’s been a big year for plant-based and cultured meats, but next year could be a turning point. According to the Good Food Institute, an organization that closely watches these industries, sales of plant-based meats grew over 23%, exceeding $760 million. In 2019, look for plant-based and cultured meat companies to navigate new partnerships, new markets
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The International Space Station (ISS) crossing Cardiff, Wales.Jamie Carter What’s incredibly bright and currently traveling faster than a speeding bullet 250 miles above your head? Santa’s Sleigh, of course, otherwise known as the International Space Station (ISS), which will be unmistakable as it flies across the skies this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. To see
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A microscopic examination of fossils from China has revealed that the fur-like body covering of pterosaurs, the remarkable flying reptiles that lived alongside dinosaurs, was actually made up of rudimentary feathers. A Daohugou pterosaur, with four different feather types over its head, neck, body, and wings, and a generally ginger-brown color, based
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In today’s connected world where the proliferation of digital technologies is inescapable, Schneider Electric (EPA:SU) is capitalizing on burgeoning opportunities offered by the multiplication of connected points underpinned by power infrastructure and solutions, says the $40 billion energy management giant’s boss for over a decade. Speaking exclusively to your correspondent, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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You child’s digital footprint can begin before birth.Getty Now that 6.8 million more people have just had their (private!) Facebook photos exposed, now seems like a good time to talk about online privacy, especially when it comes to what people post about their children. Parents are already some of the biggest violators of their kids’ privacy, leaving
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Any distant gravitational source can emit gravitational waves and send out a signal that deforms the fabric of space, which manifests as gravitational attraction. But this deformation only travels at the speed of light; distant objects must wait a long time before feeling that force.European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS When you travel through the Universe,
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What will disqualify me from being an organ donor? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Zoe-Anne Barcellos, Medicolegal Death Investigator, on Quora: There are several things that can disqualify you from being an organ donor. There are
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China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) The Trump trade war with China has never been just about America’s trade deficits. It goes to the heart of great power rivalry. The tariffs
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(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication. FILE PHOTO: Corn cobs and yellow corn are on display at a market in Mexico City, Mexico May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Henry
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Swedish networking and telecom major Ericsson on Thursday said it had opened a global Artificial Intelligence (AI) accelerator in this tech hub for research and development (R&D) in AI and Automation. “The new facility will accelerate our execution strategy by leveraging AI and Automation technologies to create data-driven, intelligent and robust systems for automation, evolution
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