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People board the Arctic research expedition ship RV Polarstern in Breivika harbour in Tromso, Norway, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change. The icebreaker Polarstern is
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The new contract includes support services for the Air Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office and the Defense Department’s new Space Development Agency. WASHINGTON — The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded the Aerospace Corp. a $1.08 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for systems engineering and integration support for national security
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Pacific islanders are running out of time. If global emissions are not drastically reduced, thousands of low-lying atolls may become uninhabitable within decades. And the biggest threat doesn’t actually come from losing land to rising seas. Small island states in the Pacific are responsible for only 0.03 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, and
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SAN FRANCISCO – Intelsat filed a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court claiming OneWeb and its largest investor SoftBank breached contracts, committed fraud and conspired to steal confidential and proprietary information. The nine-count lawsuit filed Sept. 10 stems from Intelsat’s $25 million investment in OneWeb, subsequent cooperation agreements and the unsuccessful merger of the
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As it looks increasingly unlikely we’re going to meet our climate mitigation targets, scientists have been investigating more and more extreme solutions, such as geoengineering. Examples include spraying huge amounts of sunlight-reflecting particles into the atmosphere, or dumping trillions of tons of fake snow onto glaciers to stabilise them. These ideas are untested, incredibly risky,
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Benzocaine, an ingredient in Orajel which is used for toothaches, can in some rare cases lead to methemoglobinemia. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano) ASSOCIATED PRESS There are “blue bloods,” as in aristocrats or people who are socially prominent. There is Blue Bloods, the television series. Then, there’s the woman who actually had blue blood, as described in
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Countries to consider science payload contributions to respective Luna-26 and Chang’e-7 spacecraft and establish a joint data center for lunar and deep space exploration. HELSINKI — Russia and China have agreed to joint exploration of the moon following at meeting of heads of government in St. Petersburg. The agreements will see cooperation in Russia’s Luna-26
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It’s springtime Down Under, and along with overexuberant local football fans, that means another annual menace on Australian streets: angry birds. September is peak magpie breeding season. And like much of Australia’s native wildlife — think deadly snakes, spiders and jellyfish — the country’s magpies are meaner than those found elsewhere. Male birds defending their
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Source Hydropanels have been installed in more than 30 countries across six continents. Zero Mass Water Cody Friesen, associate professor at Arizona State University, has just won this year’s Lemelson-MIT prize for his innovative solar panels that create clean, fresh drinking water from air and humidity. The $500,000 prize “recognizes individuals who translate their ideas
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WAILEA, Hawaii — It is possible to build improved space traffic management approaches to ensure safe operations in space, a panel of experts in the field said Sept. 18, but it will require more transparency among satellite operators. A panel at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies, or AMOS, conference here, was asked
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A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist demanded Wednesday that Congress “listen to the scientists” who were sounding the alarm on the threat of global warming. Rather than offer prepared remarks to the House Climate Crisis Committee and a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Greta Thunberg said she was attaching as testimony a landmark 2018 United Nations report
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin CTO Prineha Narang and Jim Ricotta, CEO. The technology behind Aliro spun out of Narang’s research. Aliro Technologies Boston-based Aliro Technologies, which is aiming to develop a hardware-agnostic quantum computing software platform, announced Wednesday that it’s closed a $2.7 million seed round. CEO Jim Ricotta says
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He called it an “exciting revelation.” A new study conducted at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas (IEEM) showed that regularly exercising may slow down brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Rong Zhang, director of the Cerebrovascular Laboratory at the IEEM, a partnership between University of
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