Month: June 2020

COVIS-19 has threatened almost every sector, including the renewable sources industry. Over the past few months, a drop in solar installations has been observed, but despite this, the outlook for the industry seems to be as strong as always. In a recent report, experts have been encouraging companies and manufacturing firms to build solar power plants in
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The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move Sonia Shah Bloomsbury (2020) When the coronavirus pandemic led to stay-at-home orders around the globe, we all felt, at once, how central to human life movement is. Prevented from leaving our neighbourhoods, we became isolated, nervous, claustrophobic. Were we experiencing some Zugunruhe,
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Gaurav Jain Contributor Gaurav Jain is one of the founders of Afore Capital, a $124 million fund focused on pre-seed. He was also an early product manager for Android. More posts by this contributor The pre-seed diligence framework How To Be A VC Without Any Capital In business, there’s nothing so valuable as having the
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Archaeologist Miomir Korac looks at 9 metre-long front section of a wooden Roman ship dated to the 3rd century AD, at the ancient city of Viminacium, near Kostolac, Serbia, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica BELGRADE (Reuters) – As the sun sank over a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Serbia earlier this month, a small
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WASHINGTON — After making history on the first crewed flight of an orbital spacecraft launched from the United States in nearly nine years, two NASA astronauts are settling in on the International Space Station. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the ISS May 31, 19 hours after the Crew Dragon spacecraft they were
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Complex connections: Schematic of the 4D metamaterial (left), and photographs of its experimental realization in a circuit (right). (Courtesy: Wang et al.) Materials known as topological insulators have the unusual property of being able to conduct electricity on their surface even though they are insulators inside. If that weren’t strange enough, physicists have now shown
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WASHINGTON — A planned reorganization of the NASA mission directorate responsible for human spaceflight programs has been put on hold after its leader abruptly resigned last month. During a June 1 webinar by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk said that a reorganization of the agency’s Human Exploration and
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If your sustainability team has regular debates about how to label or describe its various initiatives, it’s not alone. The nuances of all the various adjectives and descriptors that are used to describe climate action — from “science-based” to “net zero” to “carbon negative” — are enough to make heads spin, especially for those who
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FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19,
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The June 2020 issue of Physics World covers acoustically levitated displays, how far ultraviolet light could tackle viruses and working towards ultrafast imaging in medicine. Sound and vision: Creating displays with acoustically levitated objects Hovering 3D images are the stuff of science fiction. Just think of R2D2 projecting a message from Princess Leia in Star
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Two children were bitten by a fox that was eventually tested positive for rabies in the Dolostone Way/Austin Crossing area in Dacula last week. The children were rushed to the hospital after the attack and are in good condition, Alan Davis, the Division Director of Animal Welfare and Enforcement reported.  Davis said several residents reported that the
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A 2018 article in the journal HardwareX details “an open source hardware setup to measure locomotor activity in rodents”. It has a simple design. But for developer Victor Kumbol, then a neuroscience master’s student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, that device, called Actifield, has had an outsized impact.
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Bonusly, a platform that involves the entire organization in recognizing employees and rewarding them, closed on a $9 million Series A financing round led by Access Venture Partners. Next Frontier Capital, Operator Partners, and existing investor FirstMark Capital also participated in the round. Bonusly launched in 2013 when cofounder and CEO Raphael Crawford-Marks saw the
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FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19,
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WASHINGTON — The successful return of human orbital spaceflight to the United States generated bipartisan praise, but it’s unclear if that support will translate into funding required to enable other NASA human spaceflight ambitions. While President Donald Trump’s presence at the May 30 launch of SpaceX’s Demo-2 commercial crew mission received attention, he was accompanied
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If you were to believe the mainstream business media, there would be no question whatsoever that the twin crises of a pandemic and a recession have pretty much put the kibosh on sustainable business activity. I mean, why, amid all this human and economic carnage, should companies be focused on anything besides keeping their doors
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A study was recently published regarding king penguins in the Antarctic and how the feces they excrete contains and contributes to a considerable expulsion of N2O or nitrous oxide, which is the chemical name of laughing gas. The study was conducted by the University of Copenhagen researchers who looked into the guano or fecal matter
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President Trump follows through on his threat to challenge the legal protections enjoyed by social media and internet companies, Magic Leap’s CEO is stepping down and China sees its biggest autonomous driving round yet. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 29, 2020. 1. Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies
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Preparing to ‘Launch America,’ a cargo spacecraft arrives at the space station, and the detective capabilities of our next Mars rover … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Preparing%20to%20Launch%20America%20into%20a%20New%20Era%20of%20Space%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]%20May%2029,%202020
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