Month: November 2020

An injection syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, used for a trial in a hospital in Ankara, Turkey.Credit: Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency/Getty Vaccine developers who have already reported promising phase III trial results against COVID-19 estimate that, between them, they can make sufficient doses for more than one-third of the world’s population
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• Winners announced live • Panel discussion with 2020 honorees Join us Monday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern as we reveal the winners of the 2020 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. This one-hour live event features a panel discussion with four of this year’s honorees. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion
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<!––>Telltale traces: Horizontal yellow streaks show Brown-Zak fermions propagating along straight trajectories with high mobility (low resistance). Courtesy: J Barrier Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have identified a new family of quasiparticles in superlattices made from graphene sandwiched between two slabs of boron nitride. The work is important for fundamental studies
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The pits and mine ponds from digging small deposits of alluvial gold in the Amazons of Peru has altered the landscapes dramatically and has increased the indigenous communities and wildlife’s risk of mercury exposure, a new study revealed. This particular study is the first to document how mining has greatly altered the landscape and amplified mercury poisoning
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El Castillo, or the Temple of Kukulcan, is 98 feet tall and has 365 steps. What you can’t see from the outside is the original, much smaller pyramid that acted as a foundation. UNEARTHED Tuesdays 10/9c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/ Watch full episodes! https://www.discoverygo.com/science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience
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I’ve been working for 16 years to understand a particular type of immune cell, often called the sentinel of the immune system, that is found in humans and other mammals. Named dendritic cells, they detect dangers, such as pathogenic microorganisms, by collecting molecules from their environment. They show these molecules to other immune-system cells, instructing
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WASHINGTON — The ousted director of New Mexico’s Spaceport America repeatedly violated state law and policies while running the commercial launch site in a “dysfunctional” manner, according to a report prepared for state officials. The New Mexico Office of the State Auditor released a report Nov. 24 that outlined evidence of numerous violations of procurement
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