Month: June 2021

A detector that measures photons without altering them includes two mirrors (white cones in round aperture) inside a vacuum chamber (silver enclosure). Credit: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Optics and photonics 30 June 2021 Tracking a photon without leaving a trace Conventional detectors often obliterate photons, but the particles can escape a vacuum-based device
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched 88 satellites on a Falcon 9 June 30 on the company’s second dedicated smallsat rideshare mission. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:31 p.m. Eastern, more than halfway into a nearly hourlong launch window because of weather. A launch attempt
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison USGS: Pyroclastic flow at Mount Saint Helens on August 7, 1980. The volcano erupts. The immense pressure within the volcano due to the build-up of gases causes fragmentation. The thicker and more viscous the magma the more fragmentation occurs (Read more about that here). The fragmented magma cools into sharp, glasslike
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In this article DIDI DIDI Shares of Didi Chuxing popped more than 14% after the Chinese ride-sharing giant made its public debut Wednesday. The company’s stock began trading at $16.65 per share, up nearly 19% from the company’s offering price of $14 per share. The company’s market cap jumped to nearly $80 billion. Didi was
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NASA’s Mars 2020 mission has successfully landed on Mars! But it’s not alone! This week we discuss not one but three amazing missions to Mars. Martian Wind Audio https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-mars-perseverance-rover-provides-front-row-seat-to-landing-first-audio SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge
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NATURE INDEX 30 June 2021 Materials science shows strength Stuff of hope in the search for solutions to intractable problems. Catherine Armitage 0 Catherine Armitage Catherine Armitage is chief editor of Nature Index. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on
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What does a future without fossil fuels sound like? What will be on the news? Vattenfall, which is a big player in the wind power market and also the solar power market (especially in Europe), has taken a shot at answering the question. Last week, the company had “Radio Fossil Freedom” broadcasting at some EV
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Notice who the science system honours, and how Jason R. Dwyer 0 Jason R. Dwyer University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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WASHINGTON — On the eve of its second revenue-generating launch, Virgin Orbit is looking to 2022 to ramp up its launch activity and operate from several airports in the United States and Great Britain. In a call with reporters June 209, Virgin Orbit Chief Executive Dan Hart confirmed that the company was “green for launch”
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Tesla’s active safety features powered by its new Tesla Vision computer vision system without radar are proving to be at least as good as with radar in a new independent test. When Tesla announced the transition to its “Tesla Vision” Autopilot without radar, it warned that it would result in limitations of some Autopilot features at
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Following the release of the groundbreaking Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will again team up with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) on a comprehensive, community-driven effort to achieve a just and equitable 100% carbon-free future for all communities in
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CORRESPONDENCE 29 June 2021 Cameroon: doubt could mean vaccine doses expire Amani Adidja 0 , Yap Boum 1 & Pierre Ongolo-Zogo 2 Amani Adidja University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Yap Boum University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. View author publications
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In this article MSFT From left, GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and future GitHub CEO Nat Friedman at GitHub headquarters in San Francisco. Source: Microsoft Microsoft on Tuesday announced an artificial intelligence system that can recommend code for software developers to use as they write code. Microsoft is looking to simplify the
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When individuals look into food philosophy, they’re likely to come across more than a few arguments supporting totally avoiding meat and animal products for moral reasons. Animal rights, the frequently deplorable conditions of industrial farms, and even the carbon footprint of agricultural production are all used to justify vegetarianism. Many of them are well-reasoned and
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Originally published on RMI.org.By Christian Roselund  People pay a lot of attention when the power goes out, but we tend to not notice when the grid remains stable — even under trying conditions. On June 17 and 18, record heat in California led the state’s grid operator to call on residents to reduce electricity usage through issuing
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WASHINGTON — A bumper crop of applications for the European Space Agency’s astronaut corps is providing a boost to proposals for Europe to develop its own human spaceflight capability. ESA announced June 23 that it received 22,589 applications in a solicitation that ended June 18. That’s far more than the 8,413 applications it received in
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Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is stepping up efforts to promote initiatives in hydrogen technology and investments to reduce carbon emissions, after a harrowing investor smackdown for Big Oil.  “Hydrogen is real,” Aramco Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Al Khowaiter told CNBC in an interview Sunday, after a day of presentations from Aramco executives and industry
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With declining costs for renewable energy technologies, interest has turned to how that might translate into the total system costs of integrating more renewable energy on the U.S. grid. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers Wesley Cole, Nathaniel Gates, and Trieu Mai examined how changing the contribution of renewable energy from the optimal solution impacts
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Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg greets members of congress after testifying at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott Erin Scott | Reuters A federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, dealing a major setback for the agency’s complaint that could have
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A Harvard astrophysics professor has suggested the mysterious interstellar object “Oumuamua” could be linked to the dozens of UAVs reported by US military planes over the years. Oumuamua is considered as the first known interstellar visitor to our solar system. Avi Loeb claimed that Oumuamua, first discovered in 2017, could be a listening device designed
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