Month: January 2020

FILE PHOTO: Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a demonstration of the Fridays for Future movement in Lausanne, Switzerland January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy/File Photo STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Instagram on Wednesday she has applied to register her name and that of the Fridays For Future movement
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The deep-learning algorithm automatically annotates a 3D whole-mount pathology image and presents the discovered features in an understandable way. The patches with high probability of cancer recurrence are shown by colour and height. (Courtesy: Yoichiro Yamamoto/RIKEN) Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan have shown that a deep-learning algorithm can
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Scientists from NASA have identified over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our solar system. Some of those planets orbit multiple stars all at the same time.  Individual planets are so near to their star that it takes only a few days to make one revolution compared to Earth, which takes 365.25 days. Others go around their star on elliptical orbits,  as opposed to the
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Some Brexiteers wanted Big Ben to chime on Brexit Day. Many researchers, in contrast, will be lighting candles.Credit: Alex Lentati/LNP/Shutterstock At the stroke of 11 p.m. on 31 January, researchers will be among those lighting candles to mark the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. Most scientists didn’t want Brexit. Scientists co-founded a national
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SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Air Force awarded contracts to Applied Technology Associates and Teledyne Brown Engineering to manufacture satellite instruments to detect Energetic Charged Particles (ECPs). The Air Force awarded a $5 million contract to Applied Technology Associates of Paso Robles, California, to assemble a sensor developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The
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Can you spot the sharp-angled, rectangular iceberg? This footage (partially sped up) is from an Oct. 16, 2018 flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula by our Operation IceBridge DC-8 aircraft. Mission Scientist John Sonntag provides commentary. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2JdEy71 Operation IceBridge is NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice. During the survey, designed to assess changes
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WASHINGTON — A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office Jan. 28 concluded it was unlikely that NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch on schedule next March, with a delay of several months possible. The GAO report, the latest in an annual series on the progress NASA is making on the flagship space observatory,
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The sun has been lighting our planet for 4.6 billion years and dominates all life on Earth — but it’s a speck in comparison to the other stars in the universe. | For more How the Universe Works, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 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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There can be multiple reasons for you to give up on your current internet provider and search for a newer and better one. Honestly, there is nothing wrong with it. You should definitely consider switching to a new provider if you are annoyed with paying more for your current internet services or unsatisfied by their
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Nature readers would like us to make papers and data easier to access; help find and digest research more easily; work to improve research integrity; and publish and communicate research that addresses global challenges.Credit: Orbon Alija/Getty Late last year, as Nature marked its 150th anniversary, we spent time reflecting on our values and how we
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This year’s Photonics West and BIOS events will bring together scientists, entrepreneurs and big business to discuss the trends that will drive the future of the optics industry Shine on: Optics and lasers are the theme of the Photonics West and Bios events in San Fransisco (Courtesy: iStock_yuyanga) Some 20,000 optical scientists and engineers will
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Isaac Asimov in 1982 on Ellis Island, New York.Credit: Arnold Newman Properties/Getty On 24 December 1968, astronaut William Anders took a photograph of Earth from the observation window of Apollo 8. The picture, now known as Earthrise, became one of the most iconic images in human history — later credited with catalysing the environmental movement.
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FILE PHOTO: 91st Academy Awards – Oscars Show – Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 24, 2019. The Best Picture award for “Green Book.” REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Food at this year’s Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based, the Academy of Motion Pictures said on Monday, in line with other celebrity dinners during Hollywood’s
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On garbage day, blue trash cans line the streets of my neighborhood. Trucks collect the contents¬–bags of spoiled food, discarded packaging, and once-treasured objects. The trash eventually settles in landfills or is incinerated, but to most of us, it’s gone as soon as the truck rounds the corner. But there are no garbage routes in
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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed reservations Jan. 27 about a NASA authorization bill introduced in the House last week that he fears could constrain the agency’s approach to human space exploration. Bridenstine’s concerns about the NASA authorization act, introduced Jan. 24 by the bipartisan leadership of the House Science Committee and its space
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Rusted out “pump-jacks” in the oil town of Luling, Texas. Getty Images Oil futures slipped on Tuesday, extending losses into a sixth session as the spread of a new virus in China and other countries raised concerns about a hit to economic growth and slower oil demand. Brent crude was down 15 cents, or 0.3%, to
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Major Chinese cities, including the capital of Beijing and virus-hit Wuhan, have banned all large gatherings over the coming Lunar New Year festival because of the vastly spreading coronavirus outbreak. This was announced Thursday as authorities extended travel restrainment imposed on Wuhan to surrounding municipalities, shutting down travel networks and trying to quarantine some 25
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Delivery as planned: the ClearView 3D Dosimeter enables clinical users to visualize and verify the detail of complex SRS dose distributions. (Courtesy: Modus QA) The growing clinical application of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of metastatic tumours in the brain presents a significant dosimetric and quality assurance (QA) challenge for medical physicists and their
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This is part of the Kerguelen Islands in the southern Indian Ocean, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world. It’s more than 3,000 kilometres from Madagascar, the nearest populated place. When I did my PhD work there studying the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella), I travelled with two other researchers to our field
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