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The forest of Tunguska, Siberia, picture taken by Russian explorer Evgeny Krinov twenty years after an explosion flattened estimated 80 million trees. Evgeny Krinov In September 2019, the asteroid 2006 QV89 will approach Earth’s orbit. Astronomers estimated on preliminary data that the asteroid had a 1-in-7,000 chance of hitting Earth, but more recent observations confirmed
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FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File Photo SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU (Reuters) – India launched a rocket into space on Monday to perform a soft
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Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro India launch, Realme X price in India reveal, and Xiaomi Mi A3 debut grabbed the headlines this week. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy A80 launch in India, Nokia 9 PureView release in offline stores, and Realme 3i announcement dominated the conversation. Further, WhatsApp Payments may be officially rolling out soon and BSNL
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TULUM, MEXICO – JUNE 15: Sargassum, a seaweed-like algae, covers a beach on June 15, 2019 in Tulum, Mexico. Mexico’s Riviera Maya Caribbean tourist towns of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum are being inundated with tons of foul-smelling Getty Images Situated along the Caribbean Sea, Cancun is a popular vacation spot within Mexico’s Yucatan
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Both astronauts had extensive photography training in preparation for the mission. NASA Have you ever gone on an trip with friends, only to discover afterward that there’s only one picture of you from the whole trip, and it includes your posterior rather than your face? Apollo
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What do places like Shropshire (United Kingdom), Hawkes Bay (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia), New York (USA), and Krakow (Poland) have in common? They are just some of the 822 (and counting) cities, councils and jurisdictions worldwide to have declared a climate emergency. With record temperatures gripping Europe, widespread drought in South America, and ever-decreasing ice coverage in Greenland, the effects of climate change are
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FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas/File Photo BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country’s second
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Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system, a rival of the American GPS network, is back in service after a six-day outage, its oversight agency said on Thursday. “Commercial users can already see signs of recovery of the Galileo navigation and timing services, although some fluctuations may be experienced until further notice,” the European Global Navigation Satellite
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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with ‘artificial snow,’ a study found on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists believe that
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At 9:32 a.m. EDT, the swing arms move away and a plume of flame signals the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle and astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. Corbis via Getty Images It was 50 years ago this week
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Mini-grids may finally be ready to change the world. But the small, self-sufficient electricity grids that connect communities who have not been reached by the main grid are not a new technology. In fact, the first grids were mini-grids. Edison and Tesla changed the world when they pioneered electrification with small privately-run grids, but eventually, the cheaper cost
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Artificial Intelligence is making the transition to electronic-only publishing a necessity for textbook publishers. Getty Stop the Presses! In a recent story, the BBC reported on how Pearsons, one of the largest textbook publishing companies in the world, is getting out of the print business. This is very much along the lines of Ford Motor
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Off the coast of Southern California, the Channel Islands accent the horizon on clear days. On these islands live small island foxes. They are endemic to the islands, meaning they aren’t found anywhere else in the world. The Catalina Island Fox has evolved to the island’s
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REHOVOT, Israel (Reuters) – Diners in some upmarket restaurants will soon be able to tuck into laboratory-grown steak, thanks to an Israeli startup that seeks to tap into consumer concerns about health, the environment and animal welfare. Employees work in a laboratory at Aleph Farms, an Israeli company producing lab-grown steak from cow cells, in
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Financial skyscraper buildings in Charlotte North Carolina U.S. digidreamgrafix, Adobe Photo Stock Imagine a local hub where you can convert your old plastic into a new cell phone case, see soldier flies convert organic waste to larvae for livestock feed or watch demonstrations of sustainable innovations. Then you might enjoy a snack in a zero-waste restaurant
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Europe’s Galileo satellite position system, a future rival of the American GPS network, has been out of service since Friday, its oversight agency said. The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) said the outage was caused by a “technical incident related to its ground infrastructure”. Galileo has been in a pilot phase since December
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FILE PHOTO – Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists work on various modules of lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 at ISRO Satellite Integration and Test Establishment (ISITE) in Bengaluru, India, June 12, 2019. Picture taken through a green glass window. REUTERS/Chris Thomas (Reuters) – India’s space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission,
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Australian scientists are warning that people may be exposed to potentially deadly bacteria if they touch their mouths or eat without washing their hands after coming into contact with surfaces contaminated with gull poop Adult silver gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) in Victoria, Australia. The silver gull is the most common gull species in Australia.(Credit: Fir0002 /
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