Month: November 2020

A cellular lysosome (green; artificially coloured). A miniature device can measure the voltage difference across the outer membranes of lysosomes and other components of cells. Credit: SCIENCE SOURCE/SPL Nanoscience and technology 02 November 2020 Armed with a DNA core, a sensor can sneak into a cell and read out the voltage differences of the organelles
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SAN FRANCISCO – Spacebit is inviting university researchers to share data the London-based company plans to obtain from two miniature rovers scheduled to travel to the moon with Astrobotic Technology and Intuitive Machines in 2021. Spacebit’s sensor-laden rovers are designed to transmit data through the Astrobotic and Intuitive Machine landers to the company’s mission control
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Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest typhoon this year hits the south of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Sunday leaving at least ten dead, three missing, and damaged properties and crops.  Affected families number to 372,653 or 2,068,085 individuals. One is injured, while assessment of damage is ongoing, NDRRMC spokesman Ricardo Jalad said. Supertyphoon Goni  Supertyphoon
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Burning of field stubble contributes to the pervasive air pollution in rural districts of India. Credit: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Environmental sciences 02 November 2020 The cities in India are notorious for their polluted air, but the air outside cities is just as dirty. Residents of rural India are exposed to just as much harmful outdoor air
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Many Indigenous people in the Amazon use the ayahuasca plant as a spiritual aid and disputed the granting of a US patent on it.Credit: Asher Svidensky/mediadrumworld via Zuma Press The Color of Creatorship: Intellectual Property, Race, and the Making of Americans Anjali Vats Stanford Univ. Press (2020) In July 1999, representatives of Amazonian Indigenous groups
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In towns and cities around the world, architects are constantly trying to design and develop buildings that are visually pleasing, energy efficient and long lasting. Their ideas are informed by an almost limitless range of factors, from budgetary and engineering constraints to historical and aesthetic concerns. Perhaps surprisingly, however, the natural world can also be
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© AuntMinnieEurope.com Dynamic whole-body PET is evolving fast and showing considerable clinical promise, a leading French molecular imaging expert told the opening plenary session at the annual congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM 2020). The technique is benefiting from artificial intelligence (AI)-based assistance to simplify the challenging and time-consuming tasks associated with
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Rotational grazing is a practice that is being resisted by livestock producers because the cattle ranchers say labor and water are barriers to the practice. The practice of rotational grazing Rotational grazing involves “rotating” the livestock into various paddocks and pastures in order to prevent some parasitic diseases, minimize overgrazing of the vegetation, and utilize
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Scientists have detected 39 gravitational-wave events that they say will further help them understand the universe, as well as explore its population of black holes and neutron stars. The latest events add to the 11 already confirmed events, taking the total number of events to 50. According to astrophysicists, this has been possible due to
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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), a co-chair of the recently established House Space Force Caucus, suggested Oct. 28 that orbital debris is a major threat to a prosperous space economy and that better space situational awareness is crucial to protecting the sector. “I think space debris and situational awareness, the need to deconflict is a
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However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets.  Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money. Fleets are often the
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Measures to reduce viral spread are being used in schools around the world.Credit: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Data gathered worldwide are increasingly suggesting that schools are not hot spots for coronavirus infections. Despite fears, COVID-19 infections did not surge when schools and day-care centres reopened after pandemic lockdowns eased. And when outbreaks do occur, they mostly result
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SAN FRANCISCO – NXT Communications Corp. (NXTCOMM) announced plans Oct. 28 to begin demonstrating the performance of its electronically steered antenna through leased capacity on a Eutelsat Communications satellite. Atlanta-based NXTCOMM unveiled its electronically steered antenna in June, which it considers a building block for a family of satellite antennas for mobile connectivity. Specifically, NXTCOMM
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Six people so far have died from Zeta’s ravages, while leaving over 2.1 million consumers with power outage last Thursday after it struck the Gulf Coast then barreled towards land. Zeta is the 27th named storm during this year’s hurricane season in the Atlantic. It was classified as a storm Category 2 when it made landfall last Wednesday in Louisiana. By
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New Guinea singing dogs are related to Australian dingoes.Credit: Daniel Heuclin/NPL Human history is for the dogs. The largest-ever study of ancient genomes from the animals suggests that where people went, so did their four-legged friends — to a point. The research also identified major regional shifts in human ancestry that left little mark on
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has secured material it collected from the asteroid Bennu into a sample return capsule, a process the mission accelerated after images showed material leaking into space. At an Oct. 29 briefing, project officials said they had stowed a sample collection device called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) into a
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