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It’s mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks. “He won’t fly there any more. There’s nothing more for him to do there, he’s completed his mission,” Yevgeny Dudorov, executive director of robot developers Androidnaya
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday. An artist’s impression released by NASA on September 11, 2019 shows the planet K2-18b,
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NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally. The goal of worldwide malaria eradication within a generation, by 2050, is “bold but attainable”, a report released this week in The
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Last Wednesday night, as I watched the climate discussions with each of the Democratic Party candidates on CNN’s Presidential Climate Town Hall, I kept asking, “Why is only Andrew Wang talking about solar geoengineering?” True, he is the most tech-savvy of the candidates, but all of them need to understand the various scientific solutions we
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With Redaptive’s model, companies can save millions in wasted power while paying nothing upfront. sergiymolchenko, adobe photo stock Before we even consider turning to renewable energy, people should be making energy efficiency a priority, according to John Rhow. As Co-CEO of the company Redaptive, Rhow has set his sights on a new era that streamlines
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Not losing hope, the Indian Space Research Organisation continued to make all-out efforts to establish link with Chandrayaan-2”s ”Vikram” lander, now lying on the lunar surface after a hard-landing. Vikram, with rover ”Pragyan” housed inside it, hit the lunar surface after communication with the ground-stations was lost during its final descent, just 2.1 km above
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Do you know what ingredients are in the pet food you are feeding your animals? What about what is in your favorite beauty care products? Chances are one of the ingredients could be a threatened shark species. Does your pet food or cosmetic products have blue
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The Chandrayaan-2 mission will “absolutely have no impact” on the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) ambitious manned mission Gaganyaan, scheduled to be launched in 2022, according to an ISRO official. P G Diwakar, who was earlier scientific secretary at the space agency and is now the Director of Earth Observations Applications and Disaster Management Programme
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We witnessed a human tragedy this past week as Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas and caused damage to the coastal Carolinas. The well-being of human beings and their recovery should be the dominant headline, but it is actually a press release issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Washington Post’s
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin This photo released by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) shows its Geosynchronous Satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV) MkIII carrying Chandrayaan-2 lift off from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, India, Monday, July 22, 2019. India ASSOCIATED PRESS Topline: India’s first attempt at landing a spacecraft on
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BENGALURU (Reuters) – India lost contact with a spacecraft it was attempting to land on the moon on Saturday, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, in a setback to the nation’s ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole. FILE PHOTO: Indian Space Research Organization
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The Juice Beauty Farm in Dry Creek Valley. Courtesy of Juice Beauty The OG “clean” beauty brand, Juice Beauty, has become one of the first farm to face brands to be studied by academia. The pioneering beauty company is known for offering clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-based makeup formulated with authentically organic ingredients purchased
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Ecovative’s Eben Bayer (left) and his cofounder Gavin McIntyre Associated Press Eben Bayer is a believer in the power of mushrooms. As cofounder and CEO of Ecovative, he’s built a business making compostable packaging from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, for companies that include Dell. He’s also dabbled in other products like bio-based leather
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A European space probe has performed an evasive manoeuvre to avoid a possible collision with another satellite after its operator, private firm SpaceX, failed to receive a warning message. Officials at the European Space Agency said Tuesday that engineers decided to move the Aeolus satellite into a higher orbit after being told last month by
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President Trump shares an altered NHC hurricane forecast map during a public Oval Office briefing on Hurricane Dorian on September 4, 2019. Twitter/@WhiteHouse President Trump displayed an outdated and falsely altered National Hurricane Center forecast map on Wednesday during a public briefing on Hurricane Dorian’s threat to the Carolinas over the next two days. The
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Pacific Salmon Foundation researchers dissect tissue samples from overwintering Chinook salmon to detect for the presence of infectious agents. Amy Romer Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Fisheries and Ocean Canada, and the Pacific Salmon Foundation have discovered three new viruses that infect endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon – including one that was previously
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The second de-orbiting manoeuvre of Chandrayaan -2 spacecraft was successfully carried out early Wednesday, the Indian Space Research Organisation said, inching towards achieving a historic soft-landing on the lunar surface. The nine-second de-orbiting or retro-orbiting manoeuvre was executed at 3:42am using the onboard propulsion system, the space agency said. “With this manoeuvre, the required orbit
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin uBiome cofounder Jessica Richman Getty San Francisco-based microbiome testing company uBiome filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on Wednesday. The filing comes as a series of allegations about the company’s practices has come to light, which resulted in its cofounders resigning from the company
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Umbilical cords and umbilical cord blood can be a source of stem cells. (Photo by: QAI Publishing/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Getty The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to cut the cord on what seems to be Stemell, Inc.’s current practices by sending a letter to the company on August 28. As you
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