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The onset of any type of cancer brings a feeling of dread. The body that had so loyally served you, give or take a few aches and pains, suddenly threatens to kill you. Therapeutic advances have lowered the stakes considerably for several malignancies, including breast cancer, prostate cancer and leukaemia. But lung cancer remains a
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SAN FRANCISCO – Astroscale plans to launch the first commercial active debris removal mission, End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration, in March 2021 on a Soyuz rocket operated by GK Launch Services from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Through the mission, Tokyo-based Astroscale plans to demonstrate core technologies necessary for space debris capture and removal, a first step in
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Pictorial representation of the molecule-based magnet and its magnetic properties. Credit: Rodolphe Clérac Researchers have shown that certain metal-organic materials can act as permanent magnets at temperatures of up to 242°C, while remaining magnetized in external magnetic fields as strong as 7500 oersteds – 25 times higher than other “molecular magnets” reported previously. Both values
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Renowned marine researcher Daniel Pauly believes that future fishing practices will be through artisanal fishing boats with subsidies to industrial fishing fleets eliminated. Pauly, a University of British Columbia professor, says that fish product stocks are a worldwide problem that is threatening food security because of the excessive fishing effort of subsidized fleets. According to him, the fisheries industry will improve as subsidies are ended and the politicians
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DIY hardware, such as this 3D-printed fluorescence microscope, is bringing cutting-edge research and diagnostics to resource-limited areas.Credit: Stuart Robinson/Univ. Sussex Eyes trained on the cells under his microscope, Gustavo Batista Menezes had more on his mind than just science. Menezes was using a specialized confocal microscope at the University of Calgary, Canada, that cost nearly
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For decades, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in the United States have sought environmental justice as a civil right, but now, the grave disparities in environmental harms are coming into national prominence. This year’s COVID-19 crisis and racial justice movement have highlighted the systemic inequities in the U.S. and revealed how crises disproportionately
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SpaceX, an American aerospace company owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has urged the Indian government to kick off approvals for satellite broadband technologies. The move is aimed at expanding SpaceX’s satellite Internet constellation Starlink to the country. SpaceX has expressed its interest in launching Starlink in India in a filing submitted with the Telecom Regulatory
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U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs speaks to reporters at CISA’s Election Day Operation Center on Super Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., March 3, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on Twitter that he has “terminated” top U.S. cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs. In a pair of tweets, Trump
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STREICHER Pilsen’s S-Cube modular vacuum chamber system can help scientific users to maximize research productivity while simplifying and future-proofing their vacuum infrastructure requirements Vacuum management: the S-Cube modular vacuum chamber system comes with an easy-to-use interface for vacuum process control and data visualization. (Courtesy: STREICHER Pilsen) Vacuum technology is a ubiquitous presence in all manner
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“My family means everything to me. It is the most important part of my life.” Born in Lebanon, Missouri, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins has spent 166 days in space and is about to launch on his second mission on Nov. 15, 2020, when he and his three crew mates lift off aboard the NASA SpaceX
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Youthful sleep in ageing people is linked to a lower prevalence of diabetes and other health conditions. Credit: Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola/LightRocket/Getty Ageing 17 November 2020 Older people with ‘young’ sleep patterns have more robust cognition than those whose rest is typical for their age. Older people with sleep patterns like those of younger people
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With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon
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Soft Matter Tom McLeish Oxford Univ. Press (2020) Freeze a rose in liquid nitrogen then tap it with a hammer, and the petals shatter. “Its softness is a function of its temperature, not just its molecular constituents and structure,” observes theoretical physicist Tom McLeish, one of the researchers who founded ‘soft-matter physics’ in the 1990s.
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WASHINGTON — Arianespace executives said Nov. 17 that the failure of a Vega launch the previous day was caused when the rocket’s upper stage tumbled out of control due to incorrectly installed cables in a control system. In a call with reporters, Roland Lagier, chief technical officer of Arianespace, said the first three stages of
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This year, there has been much ado about zero. It’s becoming hard to read the green media, or even the mainstream media, without seeing new net-zero commitments from companies, governments, institutions and others. Indeed, “net-zero” is the new “zero waste” — remember way back in 2019 when everyone was making that commitment? — which is
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The twisted spirals made in this work exhibit interesting, tuneable superconductive properties. Courtesy: S Jin Researchers have found a way to grow layers of two-dimensional (2D) materials with predictable interlayer twists, dispensing with the need to stack and twist separately-grown layers by hand. The new technique uses curved growth surfaces and could provide a significant
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Airbnb on Monday released its prospectus to debut on public markets. The company allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while traveling. The company made $219 million in net income on revenues of $1.34 billion last quarter. That was down nearly 19% from $1.65 billion in revenue a year prior. Despite primarily turning net losses, the
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Mission scientists monitor the spacecraft Cassini as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere.Credit: Joel Kowsky/NASA Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams Janet Vertesi Univ. Chicago Press (2020) In 25 years of covering US planetary science, I’ve become used to seeing certain faces in press briefings, at conferences and on webcasts presenting discoveries from
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WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board successfully docked with the International Space Station Nov. 16, a day after launch on the first operational commercial crew mission. The spacecraft, named “Resilience,” docked with the station’s Node 2, or Harmony, module at 11:01 p.m. Eastern. Hatches separating the station and spacecraft
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The word “premium” suggests high quality, the best of the best. But what is commonly called “premium gasoline” is a waste of money for countless drivers. Thanks in part to the coronavirus, gas prices have been relatively low compared with the soaring ones seen roughly a decade ago. At the same time, U.S. drivers are paying
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Firing synapse: artistic conception of a graphene-based memristor. (Courtesy: Jennifer M McCann/Penn State) A graphene-based memory resistor (memristor) that can exist in many different states has been designed and demonstrated by Thomas Schranghamer, Aaryan Oberoi and Saptarshi Das at Pennsylvania State University in the US. Using simulations and experiments, the team showed how the device
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Moderna’s phase III vaccine trial has enrolled about 30,000 participants.Credit: Hans Pennink/AP/Shutterstock They say good news comes in threes. For the third time in a week, a coronavirus vaccine developer has reported preliminary results suggesting that its vaccine is highly effective. Today, biotech company Moderna in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reported that its RNA-based vaccine is more
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On Nov. 15, the world watched with admiration as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida’s historic Kennedy Space Center carrying a four-person crew. The occasion marked an important milestone — the first orbital FAA-licensed human spaceflight launch. This achievement demonstrates America’s leadership in a new era of space exploration
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In March, Samsonite announced “Our Responsible Journey,” a new global sustainability strategy that outlines its commitments across four priority areas: Product Innovation; Carbon Action; Thriving Supply Chain; and Our People, including engagement, development, diversity and inclusion. Samsonite is proud of its 110-year history of industry leadership in the innovation, quality and durability of its products.
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For more than two decades, I have been working to improve several staple food crops in Africa, including bananas, plantains, cassavas and yams. As principal scientist and a plant biotechnologist at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in Nairobi, I aim to develop varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases such as bacterial wilt,
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Counting the cost: The, Arecibo Observatory is a crucial instrument in radio astronomy, but the failure of two supporting cables, the first of which broke in August (pictured). is putting the telescope in peril. (Courtesy: Univeristy of Central Florida) A second cable has failed at the iconic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico – and engineering teams
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Allison Gargaro, the meteorologist of Fox 35, says that Hurricane Iota, now a hurricane Category 2 storm, is quickly gaining strength as it passes over the warm waters of the Caribbean, in its approach towards Central America. Potential effects It reached Category 2 status on the evening of Sunday. The NHC or National Hurricane Center’s forecasters warn that it may bring
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Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast David A. Grogan | CNBC Comcast Ventures, the corporate venture capital firm, is folding into Comcast‘s business development division and shifting its strategy to focus only on strategic investments. Partners were informed of the change this week, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to
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Glowing orb: artist’s impression of how the night-side of Europa could appear. (Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Ice on the night-side surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa could emit a unique glow, according to US-based scientists Murthy Gudipati, Bryana Henderson at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Fred Bateman at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The researchers did
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While the average pimple should be left alone, ingrown hairs require immediate attention. If they go untreated, the irritating bumps can become painful and even dangerous. Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space, medicine, biotech, physiology, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: http://www.businessinsider.com/science Science Insider on
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Zero-carbon or green hydrogen is a source of renewable energy that may supplement solar and wind power. Hydrogen combustion produces water as a by-product. For decades, this made it attractive as a source of sought-after zero-carbon energy. However, the old way of creating this element is far from being so, for it involves exposing fossil fuels to steam.  The ‘colors’ of hydrogen The process
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