Month: January 2019

Since its discovery in 1938, the drug LSD — that’s lysergic acid diethylamide — has puzzled researchers. They knew the drug had a profound effect on people, causing hallucinations and an altered state of consciousness, but they couldn’t figure out why. Now that could be changing. A research team from the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich thinks it’s figured out
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For the U.S. government, self-insuring isn’t always the best policy This article originally appeared in the Jan. 21, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. The commercial space industry would look very different today without insurance. Given the historic failure rate of rockets and the technical complexities of satellite operations, very few private investors, financial institutions or
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The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all matter in the solar system. Under crushing pressure and extreme temperatures generated by gravity, the violent process of nuclear fusion powers the tremendous energy output of the sun. | http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/ Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HTUWFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every
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NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing
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The rover and the lander of China’s Chang’e-4 probe have been awakened by sunlight after a long “sleep” during their first extremely cold night on the Moon, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Thursday. The CNSA revealed that the lander woke up at 8.39pm Wednesday and the rover, Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2), awoke at about
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SAN FRANCISCO — Bluefield Technologies is signing up additional customers in the wake of a recent aerial demonstration of its optical sensor to detect methane leaks. During a December demonstration, the sensor proved it could detect methane from a helicopter rather than one of the microsatellites Bluefield plans to launch. Still, the demonstration validated the
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Built both for security and keeping the electronic components safe from the elements, automated teller machines are put through punishing tests. Catch HOW IT’S MADE Thursdays at 9/8c on Science Channel: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/7 Watch full episodes: http://www.hulu.com/how-its-made http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the
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One of them is a little green gnome-like figure. The other is half-human, half-Vulcan. Both have pointy ears and considerable wisdom. But which is ultimately wiser? It’s a reasonable thing to wonder, perhaps even logical. After all, Yoda from Star Wars and Spock from Star Trek have come to represent the quintessential archetypes of sage
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Questions are good for youUnsplash royalty free Of 100 execs asked if they understand the importance of innovation in their business, chances are, 99 will definitively claim they do. Most dearly mean it as well. There are few people in the workplace today, who don’t understand that rapid progress is necessary for survival both on
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WASHINGTON — Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies reported contrasting financial performances for their space activities Jan. 29, with Harris charting growth in classified smallsat programs and L3 recording losses in satellite communications components. Chief executives from both companies said their $34 billion merger, announced in October, remains on track for completion by mid-2019 despite the
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country’s biggest defence contractor, is seen at their offices next to Ben Gurion International airport, near Or Yehuda, Israel February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner JERUSALEM (Reuters) – State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries on Tuesday said it has partnered with Germany’s OHB System for a European
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In 2018, a small fragment of a shark tooth was pulled from a 13-year-old boy’s leg after he was bitten by a shark off the coast of New York. Across the world in Australia, scientists used sterile swabs on the bite marks of fish that were bitten by sharks during commercial line-based fishing. Both researchers
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#HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science This Whoopie Pie factory has a variety of delicious ingredients that give these traditional treats their signature taste. 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. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT
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This article originally appeared in the Jan. 21, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. At the largest conference of astronomers in the United States, the biggest astronomy mission under development was virtually a no-show. The partial government shutdown that started Dec. 22 kept NASA civil servants from attending the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society
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He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who drew wide criticism when it emerged that he gene-edited several human babies, told an influential adviser about the work many months before it became public. Though Nobel Prize winner and University of Massachusetts professor Craig Mello admonished He that the work was unethical, according to emails obtained by the
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White House draft policy memo: After the Space Force is established, the secretary of defense has to conduct a “periodic review” and recommend a timeline for spinning off the Space Force into its own military department. WASHINGTON — A draft space policy directive that President Trump is expected to sign in the coming weeks orders
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Quite a bit of news dropped on Friday, so you may have missed a hedgehog-related alert that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued early that afternoon. Those tiny, prickly, adorable mammals — which have jumped in popularity as household pets in recent years — may be carrying salmonella germs and spreading them to nearby humans, according to the
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Solar power is a quickly growing energy source in the United States, offering important financial benefits to households. However, a new study shows that many Americans lack access to solar power. The report published in Nature Sustainability by researchers from Tufts University and the University of California at Berkeley suggests that the reasons go beyond
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