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Annie Jump Cannon shared the experience of being deaf with her colleague Henrietta Leavitt.Smithsonian Institution https://www.flickr.com/photos/25053835@N03/3322793868/ December 11 is the birthday of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who developed the system astronomers use to classify stars. But the most famous female astronomer in history almost abandoned her scientific career before it started. Astronomers classify stars based
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#Outrageous_Acts Call him the baby whisperer! This pediatrician has developed the perfect technique to calm and quiet a fussy noisy baby. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/outrageous-acts-of-science/ More Outrageous Acts! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/outrageous-acts-of-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Join Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow
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There is a gradual change afoot at fuel forecourts in several markets, whether developed or developing, being led by none other than the refining and marketing units of energy behemoths, including the top 20 international oil and gas companies ranked by market capitalization – that’s the increasing visibility of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. In Europe, much
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WASHINGTON — With both the current Congress and his political career nearing their ends, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said Dec. 10 he’s continuing to fight to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the next decade. In a speech on the Senate floor that will be one of his last in
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WASHINGTON — Spacecraft manufacturers have complained of stress on their supplier base as operators purchase fewer traditional geostationary satellites. One company in France is bucking that trend, however. Sodern, a subsidiary of ArianeGroup that builds star trackers — components that enable satellites to orient themselves in space — plans to double its annual production rate
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WASHINGTON — As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long as a decade. NASA announced Dec. 10 that Voyager 2 passed what is known as the heliopause, the boundary between where the solar wind from the sun
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A drought scorched the Great Plains, causing wildfires and US$2.5 billion in agriculture losses. Catastrophic floods submerged more than a third of Bangladesh. Record-shattering heat waves killed scores of people in Europe and China. These were among 15 extreme weather events in 2017 that were made more likely by human-cased climate change, according to in-depth
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This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu, composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on December 2, 2018 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona/Handout via REUTERS ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky acorn-shaped object
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Nelly Sachs received the Nobel Prize for Literature on her birthday in 1966.Google Monday’s Google Doodle honors poet and playwright Nelly Sachs, who escaped from Nazi Germany in 1940 and gave a voice to the horrors of the Holocaust and the struggle to live in its aftermath. Born in 1891, Nelly Sachs enjoyed a sheltered,
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We’ve taken giant leaps and left our mark in the heavens. Now we’re building the next chapter, returning to the Moon to stay, and preparing to go beyond. We are NASA – and after 60 years, we’re just getting started. Special thanks to Mike Rowe for the voiceover work. This video is available for download
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MACHINES: HOW THEY WORK Thursdays 10/9c on Science This machine can decipher coins with pinpoint accuracy. Light sensors measure the size while electromagnets detect the metal type of the coin. More Machines! http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/machines-how-they-work/ Full episodes streaming FREE on Science GO: https://www.sciencechannelgo.com/machines-how-they-work/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every
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Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA’s InSight lander captured vibrations from the breeze on the Red Planet, the US space agency said Friday. The strong gusts of wind, blowing between 10 to 15mph (five to seven meters a second), were captured as they
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The island nation of Mauritius has little in the way of natural resources – historically, it’s depended on imported petroleum to generate electricity. But increasingly, according to Phys.org, leadership on the island is preparing for an energy-scarce future. They’re investing in solar, wind and hydropower, but also leveraging a key crop on the island: sugar
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This op-ed originally appeared in the Dec. 3, 2018 issue of SpaceNews magazine. In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to address a growing market of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite. Traditionally, this market has been serviced
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Some raw cookie dough? Oh no. (Photo: Getty Images)Getty Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it to get done baking before you eat cookie dough. That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding everyone during this Holiday Season when many cookies and other treats are a-baking. This warning also applies
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