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The demonstration mission of SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked Sunday on the International Space Station, passing a key test before it can begin taking US astronauts into space. The docking of the capsule, which has only a dummy on board, was concluded at 1051 GMT, nearly 250 miles (400 kilometres) over the surface
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The state of Florida (USA) has formally announced new land-based recreational shark fishing rules, approved via a unanimous vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. This came after seven years of  hard work by numerous people, including Dr. David Shiffman who is a marine conservation biologist at Simon Fraser University, and worked on land based shark
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Was the 10,000 hour rule of mastery finally exposed as an urban myth? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Robert Frost, Professional instructional systems designer, on Quora: The research in Ericsson, Krampe, and Tesch-Romer’s paper The Role of
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-1 mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 28, 2019. Joel Kowsky/NASA/Handout via REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.
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An instructor at the University of San Diego has started a new research project to study urban parrots that freely roam throughout southern California, raising the question: can we adapt the information generated by this project to conserve endangered parrots by keeping them in cities? Peek-a-boo! A red-crowned Amazon parrot, Amazona viridigenalis, peeks out of
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin First of all, before I delve into making plasmas with grapes, I just want to start with defining a plasma. A plasma is an ionised gas, so a gas that has been heated up to high temperatures. So high in fact, that atoms no longer exist.
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(Photo by Tim Ireland/PA Images via Getty Images)Getty To most businesses, teaming up with an organization on the other side of the world might seem an illogical logistical and strategic move, but in the satellite industry being almost poles apart from your joint-venture partner is ideal. This is why the privately-owned U.K. satellite communications facility and space gateway Goonhilly
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Crispr Therapeutics shares surged after the company said it has treated the first human with the same genetic technology that shares its name in an early-stage study. Crispr Therapeutics and partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals said on Monday morning that the first patient in a trial using CTX001, a therapy created using Crispr technology, as a treatment for
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Japan’s unmanned asteroid explorer Hayabusa-2 caused a dramatic discoloration on the space rock’s surface with its historic touchdown. A new image from the landing of the probe on asteroid Ryugu last week shows a dark splodge where it settled. It’s not known exactly how the spacecraft made such an impact, but Japanese space agency JAXA speculated that
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Social scientists have shown in their research over the past three decades that the absence of a father figure is associated with early reproductive development in girls. Several anthropologists, however, are now questioning the “father absence” data because those research studies were focused almost solely on a small, weird segment of human societies. In an
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Arizona 7th District State Rep. Nancy Barto, R-Phoenix, is sponsoring three bills that could further decrease vaccination rates in Arizona. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Raising Arizona is a fictional movie. Raising Arizona vaccination rates is something that’s needed for real. So what then do you think the Arizona state legislature should do? Before you answer that
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Patrick Pichette, ex-chief financial officer of Google. Photographer: Brett Gundlock/BloombergBLOOMBERG NEWS Google’s former chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, told journalists in the UK this week (see The Telegraph and Business Insider) that AI lab DeepMind could have been a national “champion” if it had remained independent and had the right set of support. But is Pichette
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered a polar orbit of Jupiter on July 5, 2016.NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting the giant planet Jupiter since summer 2016, is getting dangerously close to challenging other NASA’s planetary spacecraft Cassini and Voyager for true iconic status. Its little solar-powered probe has just sent back a trove of incredible
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Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.Digital Domain / Marvel Studios Interviews and spoilers from: Ready Player One, Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, First Man, Solo: A Star Wars Story From a digital Oasis to the death of half the universe, this year’s Academy Award Nominees for best visual effects (VFX) are more than just entertainment. Technological innovations
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A CarbonCure truck in the field.CarbonCure The concrete industry has a huge footprint; the cement used to make concrete is responsible for up to 7% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. A company called CarbonCure makes a technology for concrete producers that introduces recycled CO2 into fresh concrete. The C02 is converted into a mineral and becomes permanently captured.
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