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SAN FRANCISCO – NASA will continued to buy Earth observation data gathered by commercial satellite constellations in the wake of a pilot program, said Kevin Murphy, program executive for NASA’s Earth Science Data System. NASA wants to obtain more data from Maxar and Planet satellites after determining the information was of sufficient quality and utility,
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India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from four countries using its PSLV rocket. In the process, India touched 319 foreign satellite launch mark ever since 1999. India’s latest radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1 now up in the sky will send sharp
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1. Boyd, B. The evolution of stories: from mimesis to language, from fact to fiction. Wiley Interdiscip. Rev. Cogn. Sci. 9, e1444 (2018). Google Scholar 2. Azéma, M. & Rivère, F. Animation in Palaeolithic art: a pre-echo of cinema. Antiquity 86, 316–324 (2012). Article Google Scholar 3. Mithen, S. in Becoming Human: Innovation in Prehistoric
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The team at Wotch has created a new social video platform — but wait, don’t roll your eyes quite yet. “Obviously, we’re very used to someone creating a new internet video-sharing platform,” said co-CEO Scott Willson. “It must be very irritating for everyone to hear that.” And yet Willson and his co-founder/co-CEO James Sadler have
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Humans have struggled against bed bugs for thousands of years. And despite our best efforts and technological advances, infestations are only getting worse. Bed bugs are developing defenses against our best insecticides, such as thicker hides and toxin-fighting enzymes. —————————————————— #BedBugs #Insects ##ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about science: space,
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A photo taken on August 19, 2013 shows a worker checking oil tanks at an oil well near Tioga, North Dakota. Karen Bleier | AFP | Getty Images Oil prices dropped about 1% on Wednesday following a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories, and as investors waited to see if a fresh round of tariffs
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(Photo : pixabay) Some people just want a new beginning, and it’s always a good time to have one! If you have grown tired of your current living situation and town, it may be time to shake things up. There is nothing like experiencing a brand new city for the first time. You might live
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A smartphone snaps an image of curved OLED TVs at an electronics trade fair.Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images As scientists race to find low-carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, energy is a hot research topic in materials science. It is obvious, then, that the search for better batteries is a focus for some emerging stars in
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Acquia announced it has acquired customer data platform (CDP) startup AgilOne today. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. CDPs are all the rage among customer experience vendors, as they provide a way to pull data from a variety of channels to build a more complete picture of the customer. The goal here is
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When it comes to the animal kingdom’s most extreme milk, cows don’t make the cut. Hooded seal milk contains more fat than ice cream, while wallaby milk contains more sugar than coca cola. Nine banded armadillos produce milk with ten times the calcium as cow milk, and flamingos produce a pink, nutritious, fluid called crop
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Airbourne wind energy offers some advantages over standard ground-based wind turbines (Courtesy: Shutterstock/CappaPhoto) Wind energy is on the up globally with 1000 GW likely to be in place soon. Longer term, if on-land and offshore sites get congested then there is the prospect of using airborne wind-energy devices or tethered kites that operate at high
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China is taking dramatic steps to improve the quality and international reputation of its home-grown science journals. Publishers of hundreds of Chinese titles will receive generous government funding as part of a major five-year plan to elevate the country’s publications to among the world’s best. The government said in August that it wants to publish
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Barrett said the Air Force is reviewing the NDAA conference agreement and discussing next steps WASHINGTON — In her first comments since the release of the conference agreement on the the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said service leaders are reviewing the language that would pave the
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SAN FRANCISCO – NASA Earth Science leaders are enthusiastic about the potential for principal investigators to take advantage of current and anticipated low-cost launch options. “Venture Class Launch Services is starting to bear fruit,” said Sandra Cauffman, NASA Earth Science Acting Division Director, referring to NASA’s campaign to encourage development of small rockets by buying
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Behavioural science was key to pedestrianizing the approach to London’s busy Oxford Street.Credit: Loop Images/UIG/Getty There was a time when ‘sustainable development’ meant economic development, or perpetual economic growth — not, as we know it today, environmentally sustainable development. The change in meaning can be traced to the 1987 report Our Common Future, chaired by
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The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from destroying the ozone layer, now seems to be the first successful  international treaty to slow the rate of global warming. New research published today in Environmental Research Letters has revealed that today’s global heats are considerably lower. The Earth will be least 1 degree
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is heading to the Sun.Thermal Protection System Engineer Betsy Congdon (Johns Hopkins APL) outlines why Parker can take the heat. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2O7YKsK | NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB Music credit: Cheeky Chappy [Main Track] by Jimmy Kaleth, Ross Andrew McLean Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer/Lead Editor
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GHGSat‐D observations of methane plumes at various sites in the Korpezhe oil/gas field of western Turkmenistan. (Courtesy: Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL083798) The satellite was supposed to be looking for mud volcanoes. Instead, it found an ongoing environmental hazard. That, in essence, is the story Adina Gillespie told attendees at the Appleton Space Conference, which was
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SAN FRANCISCO – TriSept Corp., a U.S. launch integration company, announced plans to open an office at the United Kingdom’s Harwell Space Cluster as part of a comprehensive teaming agreement with the Satellite Applications Catapult, a government-backed nonprofit. “Together, the duo expects to build a mission manifest for new vertical and horizontal launch sites in
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#HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science Though ketchup today uses tomato as a base, early versions did not. They were made from anchovies, shallots, oysters, lemons, or walnuts. Full episodes streaming FREE on Science GO! https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/how-its-made/ More How It’s Made: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day.
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Modern research is far removed from that done by the independent scientist of Charles Darwin’s day. But that model still underpins what we reward. And the tension is showing. The number of authors listed on published papers has increased fivefold. But our system of incentives — accreted haphazardly as science evolved from hobby to career
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The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony was held in September at Harvard University, where the world’s top thinkers gathered to celebrate the year’s strangest scientific advances. The competition was fierce. The particles in the air were ionized by the sheer dynamicity of it.  Science, at times, can be a little stuffy. Scientists, on the other
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Cats are famous for landing on their feet. But they use a different technique to survive falls from much higher up. By splaying their limbs like a parachuter, cats have been known to walk away from falls as high as 32 stories up with limited injuries. —————————————————— #Cats #TerminalVelocity Science Insider tells you all you
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A trip to New York City is on a lot of bucket lists. It is a city of infinite possibilities. Full of locations that have been immortalized by movies and literature for centuries – New York is usually never a disappointing trip. But we should not forget that while New York is beautiful and adventurous,
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FluoroTome 1 is a portable apparatus that performs on-site tomographic scanning of radio-fluorogenic gels within minutes of radiation exposure. (Courtesy: CC BY 4.0/J M Warman et al Polymers 10.3390/polym11111729) The ability to create 3D images of radio-fluorogenic (RFG) gels following radiation exposure could enable visualization of the dose deposited during a radiation treatment. To achieve
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From the mixing of the dough, pressing of the house shapes and initial assembly, we go inside how Gingerbread Houses are made. Decorations are included for the customer to finish the build. | http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Catch HOW IT’S MADE Thursdays at 9/8c on Science! Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2
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Twentieth century German–Swiss philosopher Karl Jaspers is best-known proponent of Axial Age theory.Credit: Fritz Eschen/ullstein bild/Getty It’s an idea that has been influential for more than 200 years: around the middle of the first millennium BC, humanity passed through a psychological watershed and became modern. This ‘Axial Age’ transformed an archaic world of divine rulers,
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NEW ORLEANS — The federal government issued updated guidelines Dec. 9 to mitigate the creation of orbital debris, but many in the space safety community were disappointed with the limited scope of the changes. The revised Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices (ODMSP), announced in conjunction with an orbital debris conference near Houston, are the first
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