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WASHINGTON — A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a Cygnus spacecraft carrying supplies and experiments for the International Space Station Feb. 20. The Antares 230+ rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 12:36 p.m. Eastern. The Cygnus spacecraft separated from the rocket’s upper stage nine minutes
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Credit: Adapted from Getty Sometimes, all that’s left to do is to laugh. Stories from the First World War are riddled with gallows humour. In one apocryphal tale from the trenches, a bagpiper starts to pipe to raise morale. Fearing that the skirling sound of the pipes signals an imminent attack, the enemy shoot from
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Some areas will get wetter as change in climate takes hold across the Americas while others will get drier and hotter. Recent research of the yellow warbler, a broad migrating songbird, indicates that individuals carry the exact climatic preferences across their migratory capacity.  University of California’s assistant professor Rachael Bay in the Department of Evolution
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CleanTechnica has spent many years, and thousands of articles, singing the praises of Tesla’s clean disruption of the auto industry and its much touted sustainable energy mission. It’s therefore uncomfortable to admit that Elon Musk’s recent decision to back energy-intensive bitcoin (instead of alternative liquidity de-risking assets) reveals a massive mistake in logic or analysis,
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison Elevation map of the Jezero Crater, landing site of the Perseverance Rover. NASA/Tim Goudge Located on the Northwest side of Isidis Basin, Jezero Crater’s lay undisturbed except for dust storms and meteorite impacts for countless eons. Jezero Crater is an uneven half-circle where the Northeast side is worn away. There are
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Tim Cook (left) and Steve Jobs in 2010. Kimberly White | Getty Images In 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone. Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. But the iPhone introduced a totally new way to interact with computers. The always-on internet connectivity, finger-friendly touch screen, and
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There might be a galaxy made mostly of dark matter orbiting the Milky Way! ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Andreas Heydeck, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Benny, Chris
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The terminal velocity of an object is the speed at which the force of drag equals the force of gravity on that object. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twiter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Narrated by Michael Aranda: http://www.youtube.com/michaelaranda All video footage used via Creative Commons license. See the full videos at the links below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH6lKiMq_v4&hd=1
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Vaccines that can block viral transmission will help control the pandemic.Credit: Andrea Fasani/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock As countries roll out vaccines that prevent COVID-19, studies are under way to determine whether shots can also stop people from getting infected and passing on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccines that prevent transmission could help to bring the pandemic under control if
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Is it really possible to remove the solitary bottom block from a late-game Jenga tower? Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Researchers recently discovered that a setback in Earth’s magnetic field thousands of years ago forces the planet into an environmental crisis that may have looked like a “disaster movie”Our Earth’s magnetic field is changing, and many times over, it has flippeded when the magnetic North and South poles change places. In our world of electronic-dependency,
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Electrons (red; illustration) need only 13–34 femtoseconds to excite and redistribute their energy when hit with laser light. Credit: Shutterstock Atomic and molecular physics 19 February 2021 Physicists fire lasers at electrons to understand how the particles gain and shed energy. Physicists have observed with record precision how electrons, when excited by light, gain and
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Glass faucets elevate indoor plumbing to an art form! See how they’re made. Stream Full Episodes of How It’s Made: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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A JetBlue Airways plane taxis next to American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines aircraft at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, April 6, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The oil rally is taking jet-fuel along for the ride, posing another headache for airlines still struggling from depressed
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To realise his dream of satellite-powered Internet, tech billionaire Elon Musk needs to install antennas around the world. In northern France, a village hopes he’ll decide to keep those antennas far away. Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron, population 350, is none too thrilled to have been picked as a ground station for Musk’s Starlink project for broadband from space.
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Benjamin Thompson, Noah Baker and Nicky Phillips discuss the latest COVID-19 news. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 What’s the endgame for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is a world without SARS-CoV-2 possible, or is the virus here to stay? A recent Nature survey suggests that the majority of experts expect the virus
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 An organization in Los Angeles with animal experimentation is suing the University of Southern California (USC) over alleged abuse of animals in the university’s research. USC is being charged with animal brutality after unofficial staff members allegedly chopped off the ears of multiple mice in acts that were not related to scientific experiments, excessive dose of
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Aptera, a startup aiming to bring to market a solar- and battery-powered electric car with “up to 1,000 miles” of range, received $4 million in backing and more than 7,000 preorders. This is Aptera’s second go. The company was created in 2006 with the aim of bringing to market a super-efficient three-wheeled vehicle. Unfortunately, the
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Texas has had some pretty serious power problems in the last few days. As record winter storms and cold swept into the state, power demand went way up as people needed more power for their heaters. Unfortunately, the power needs spiked just as every type of power plant started experiencing problems. With a major shortfall,
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HELSINKI — Chinese private firm Landspace is working towards a potential first orbital launch attempt with a methane-fueled launch vehicle later this year.  Landspace completed assembly of the four Tianque-12 liquid methane-liquid oxygen engines which power the first stage of the Zhuque-2 rocket in early February. This was preceded by a payload fairing separation test
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How can you tell the difference between a yellowjacket and a hornet? And how much cosmic XP do you need to evolve a wasp into a bee? Follow the insect that stung you, and discover the fascinating world of wasp nests and bee hives. This episode brought to you in part by Audible.com Go to
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks after signing an executive order related to American manufacturing in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran and the U.S. are in a standoff. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to
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It’s been a big start to the year for US-based electric bicycle companies seeking large investments. The latest eight-digit funding deal is heading SUPER73’s way and will help the company build upon the massive growth their moped-style e-bike sales saw in 2020. Orange County, California-based SUPER73 landed the $20-million investment from Volition Capital, a Boston-based
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Among our nation’s most powerful strategies for tackling climate change are electrifying transportation and accelerating clean power generation. Both these strategies have one essential thing in common: their success depends on advancements in battery technologies. Economical and fast-charging batteries are key to spurring adoption of all-electric and plugin-hybrid vehicles, while high-energy-density battery storage is needed
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For more essays by Heather Clancy, sign up for VERGE Weekly, one of our free newsletters. In early January, I covered personal care products company Aveda’s project to trace and verify the provenance of its vanilla supply using blockchain — and to allow consumers to peek into that information by later this year. It’s not
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Addendum to: Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2641-xPublished online 02 September 2020 In this Article, we demonstrated that the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) response to greenhouse warming is self-modulating and depends on its historical variability, partly by a negative interexperiment correlation between initial ENSO variability and its initial-to-future change. Since publication, it has come to our attention that initial
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SAN FRANCISCO – The Quebec government will invest 400 million Canadian dollars ($315.5 million) in Telesat’s Lightspeed low-Earth orbit communications network. MDA will produce the constellation’s phased array antennas. And Thales Alenia Space will manufacture the satellites in Quebec, under a memorandum of understanding announced Feb. 18. “The Lightspeed program will create 600 high-paying STEM
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Residents line up in their vehicles to enter a warming center and shelter after record-breaking winter temperatures, as local media reports most residents are without electricity, in Galveston, Texas, February 17, 2021. Adrees Latif | Reuters The Texas grid failure that’s left millions struggling without power in freezing conditions has ignited a feud between Democrats