Month: February 2020

Smoke rises as the Big Jack Mountain fire spreads in Bega Valley, New South Wales, Australia, February 1, 2020. NSW Rural Fire Service/Handout via REUTERS MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Soaring temperatures and strong winds stoked unpredictable bushfires near Australia’s capital city on Saturday, closing a major highway and prompting warnings for some residents that it was
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Escherichia coli bacterium. Bioengineering can turn E. coli bacteria into efficient chemical factories. Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL Chemistry 31 January 2020 Bacteria churn out chemical bounty after researchers tinker with genes for longevity and cell division. Genetic engineering can transform Escherichia coli bacteria into tiny ’factories’ that efficiently produce valuable chemicals ’ and have a small
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WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies on Jan. 31 announced a $142 million NASA contract to demonstrate in-space assembly using a robotic arm.  Maxar said the contract will take its Dragonfly robotics program, which started in 2019 as a DARPA study, and pair it with Restore-L, a refueling spacecraft the company is building for NASA.  Dragonfly has
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday he’s done with fossil fuel stocks because young investor’s concerns about climate change are holding them down. On “Squawk Box,” Cramer compared oil and other fossil fuel stocks to the sigma attached to investing in tobacco companies, saying they are in the “death knell phase.” He added, ”They’re tobacco. I think
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The new book is available in both digital and hardcopy versions. The field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly the subcategory of deep learning, has experienced massive growth in recent years, with applications ranging from speech recognition to material inspection, healthcare to gaming, to name but a few. One area that’s being transformed by
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