Month: February 2021

Curiosity’s 23-month-long mission is already approaching the 5-year-mark! How much longer can we hope it will last? Hosted by: Reid Reimers ———- 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! Shoutout to Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Patrick Merrithew,
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Hundreds of ant species have been farming for tens of millions of years. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, David Campos, and Chris Peters. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help
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Robin Aguilar is a PhD candidate in genomic sciences.Credit: Riley Miller As my intro slide transitioned into view before the audience, I felt distant. My footsteps creaked as I walked to the podium to introduce myself at my department’s annual ‘get to know you’ and networking retreat. “Hey, some of you might remember me as
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Andrew Bosworth AKA Boz, an advertising expert for Facebook, gives a talk at the Online Marketing Rockstars marketing trade show in Hamburg, Germany, 03 March 2017. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images) Christian Charisius | picture alliance | Getty Images Facebook’s head of hardware on Thursday confirmed
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Date/Time: March 18, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) The world of environmental, social and governance metrics and ratings has entered a new and dynamic phase. Suddenly, nearly every publicly held company — and many privately held firms — are examining their policies and programs through the lens of investors’ rising interest in ESG metrics.
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This webcast, from Nature’s webinar programme, is now available to view on demand. Over two sessions, Sarah Blackford, an academic careers adviser at BioScience Careers, runs through some top techniques for developing a CV and targeting specific job applications, before assessing and giving feedback on some example CVs. “You have to use these keywords that
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Nuclear energy will “absolutely” be politically palatable, billionaire philanthropist, technologist and climate change evangelist Bill Gates recently told Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Nuclear power has to overcome a baneful reputation garnered by association with the atomic bomb and radioactive disasters, but it’s a necessary, worthy and surmountable challenge to correct the naysayers,
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Offshore wind turbines being installed in waters off Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China, on September 3, 2020. Yao Feng | Visual China Group | Getty Images The world added more than 6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind capacity in 2020, with China responsible for over half of installations in the sector, according to new figures
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According to the team led by researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Paris Sciences and Letters University, the open water proved crucial in computer simulations, estimations that deemed Alaska’s previous weather data and predictions of future sea-ice cover and temperature conditions. (Photo : Frank Cone) The increase in Air Tempreture Colorado National Center
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) Initiative at the University of Utah has selected 17 projects to receive up to $46 million in funding for cutting-edge, domestic, and carbon-free geothermal projects with potential to supply power to homes in the United
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EU commissioner for research and innovation Carlos Moedas with economist Mariana Mazzucato, who spearheaded the inclusion of goal-oriented ‘missions’ in EU science funding.Credit: Jennifer Jacquemart/European Union Horizon Europe, the world’s largest multinational research and innovation programme, has issued its first call for grant applications. Over the next seven years, the European Union’s giant research-spending scheme
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WASHINGTON — Satellite operator Inmarsat has hired the former president and chief executive of Nokia as its new chief executive, succeeding Rupert Pearce. Inmarsat announced Feb. 24 it is hiring Rajeev Suri as its new chief executive, effective March 1. Suri will also take a seat on the board of Inmarsat’s parent company, Connect Bidco
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Despite the global economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, the case for investing in Africa is stronger than ever. Africa will remain a competitive investment destination for decades to come because of its improving relative risk profiles, regional integration and strong economic fundamentals. However, many challenges remain for local founders despite the record-breaking fundraising year African
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Systemic tax abuse, corruption, and money laundering slow down climate action, says the United Nations’ High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel). The FACTI Panel, which includes former world leaders and central bank governors, business and civil society heads and academics, says bankers, lawyers, and accountants
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By Alex Grant, Principal, Jade Cove Partners, San Francisco, USA, & Paul Martin, Chemical Process Development Expert, Toronto, Canada Exxon first correctly identified combustion of their hydrocarbon products as the cause of future catastrophic climate change as early as 1977.¹ But for decades, Exxon successfully ensured that their investors and the world’s governments would not know what
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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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1. Nielsen, M. A. & Chuang, I. L. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information 2nd edn (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010). 2. Gottesman, D. & Chuang, I. L. Demonstrating the viability of universal quantum computation using teleportation and single-qubit operations. Nature 402, 390–393 (1999). ADS  CAS  Google Scholar  3. Duan, L.-M., Lukin, M. D., Cirac, J. I.
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President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semiconductors and advanced batteries used in electric vehicles, followed by a broader, long-term review of six sectors of the economy. The
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By: Hannah Pell  With instantaneous communication and access to far more information than any of us could ever know or need, it’s important that there are people we trust to clearly explain the messiness of the world around us. The COVID-19 pandemic has especially demonstrated the challenges of disseminating complex scientific research to the general
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This article originally was published in the BSR Insight. This is the first post in a four-part series on materiality. After years of debate over the definition of materiality, 2020 has brought a consensus that materiality is double — meaning that businesses should report on financially material topics that influence enterprise value as well as
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The hypothetical ninth planet (illustration).Credit: Shutterstock No sign of Planet Nine? For some years, scientists have debated the existence of an unseen planet at least five times the mass of Earth in the outer reaches of the Solar System. Now, the hypothesis has been dealt a blow by a new analysis of distant, icy objects.
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Blue Canyon, a company owned by Raytheon Technologies, developed a satellite for DARPA based on its commercial X-SAT bus. WASHINGTON — Blue Canyon Technologies has received a contract option worth $26.5 million to produce six satellites for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a company spokesman told SpaceNews. DARPA has exercised the option to buy
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Scientists are examining prehistoric viruses from the Siberian permafrost in the animal dug. A lab in Russia’s Siberia state is beginning study about prehistoric viruses conserved in the remnants of animals discovered in melting permafrost.  Led by the Biotechnology,  University of Yakutsk and Vector State Research Centre of Virology, the research will begin by examining tissues
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