Month: November 2020

The practical and straightforward aerial bridges or Rainforest Canopy Bridges have become a useful tool for underpasses and overpasses of terrestrial wildlife worldwide to connect them across fragmented landscapes. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)The simple and practical aerial bridges or Rainforest Canopy Bridges have become a useful tool for underpasses and overpasses of terrestrial wildlife all over the globe,
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Companies often struggle with building community trust as they navigate between profit-making and authentically engaging on climate change and environmental justice matters. Last week at GreenBiz Group’s virtual conference and expo on stimulating the clean economy, VERGE 20, community leaders and businesses from across the country came together to network, share insights and explore solutions
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Concerns have been raised over the analysis that pointed to phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. (Courtesy: NASA/JPL) Doubt has been cast on the supposed discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus after several papers were published on the arXiv preprint server, challenging the result. The discovery had been announced in September when a
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Whatever your political leanings, the election of Joe Biden as President of the United States increases the odds of bringing America back into the community of nations addressing the climate crisis. “Increases the odds” is the key phrase in the above sentence. There’s a lot of work to do, and not just by our elected
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A68a is the largest iceberg globally, and it is about to collide with South Georgia, one of the BOT or British Overseas Territories. Danger to the ecosystem This iceberg may anchor and ground to the wildlife-rich island and may become a threat to the local seals and penguins. Their foraging routes may get blocked and prevent them from
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HELSINKI — Chinese rocket firm Galactic Energy successfully sent a small satellite into orbit Saturday with the first launch of its Ceres-1 launch vehicle. The Ceres-1 four-stage solid rocket lifted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center near the Gobi Desert at 2:12 a.m. Eastern Saturday. First indications of launch came from spectators posting footage
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HELSINKI — The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully carried out its first launch since the COVID-19 outbreak Saturday sending the EOS-1 Earth observation satellite and nine smaller payloads into orbit. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C49 (PSLV-C49) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the Indian island of Sriharikota at 4:42 a.m. Eastern Nov. 7
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Traditional accounting methods do not fully capture the externalized costs of economic activities in the food and agricultural space, and this shortcoming is becoming more apparent because climate change is intensifying the focus on sustainable development. Against this backdrop, some industry officials think that true-cost accounting for food offers a better way forward. True-cost accounting
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The flow of optical power in and around the seven-nanoparticle “gear” of the optical matter machine. Courtesy: N Scherer A new device that converts laser light into mechanical work could be used to manipulate nano-scale objects for applications in nanofluidics and particle sorting. The device, which is based on a self-assembled hexagonal array of nanoparticles
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Ants ingest their formic acid to disinfect their bodies against bacterial infection. This was the finding of a study by a research team from the University of Bayreuth and MLU or Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. The research The research team has found that the formic acid secreted by ants can destroy harmful bacteria present in their food, which reduces the possibility of
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India’s PSLV-C49 carrying its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine customer satellites lifted off from the spaceport here on Saturday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49/EOS-01) blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 3:12pm at the end of a 26-hour countdown. The lift off was originally scheduled for 3:02pm but
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Wombats have unique bum: unlike other mammals with soft rumps, theirs are hard as a rock as it is used for defense, burrowing, fighting for their territory, and mating. Wombats (Vombatus ursinus) are large, stocky marsupials found in Australia and adjacent islands. A wombat baby is born as tiny, undeveloped young, crawling into a pouch of
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Airbus U.S. Space and Defense filed its protest Oct. 28. Raytheon’s protest was filed Nov. 3. WASHINGTON — Airbus and Raytheon have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office challenging Space Development Agency contracts awarded to L3Harris and SpaceX last month for eight missile-tracking satellites, putting the projects on hold until the dispute is resolved.
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Artistic representation of OSIRIS-REx over the asteroid Bennu. NASA/GODDARD/University of Arizona. In 2016, the OSIRIS-REx probe left Earth but unlike most other probes on their journey out to space, OSIRIS-REx does intend to return home. If all goes well, OSIRIS-REx will return to its home in 2023 carrying a precious sample. As of 2018, OSIRIS-REx
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Credit: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho/Getty In the mid-1970s, Mario Molina helped to predict that global emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) could deplete stratospheric ozone. A decade later, scientists at the British Antarctic Survey reported that a vast hole had appeared in the ozone layer over the South Pole. Molina’s tireless advocacy and scientific diplomacy helped to bring about
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HELSINKI — China’s main space contractor is developing launch vehicles capable of learning and adapting as well as multiple technologies for recovering and reusing rockets. China will develop a first launch vehicle capable of vertical takeoff, vertical landing by 2025, Wu Yansheng, a senior official with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), said
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A new study found that the forest’s largest trees capture much more carbon and dominate its carbon storage. Massive capacity to store carbon The older trees in the forest, those with the larger diameters, have been found to disproportionally store larger quantities of carbon compared to the smaller trees. This finding gives these trees a newly recognized importance in
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Most black holes are formed by the collapse of stars. The inside of a collapsing star is unimaginable. There are temperatures and pressures that we really don’t have good numbers for. We will need new, undiscovered physics to explain what goes on inside a black hole. | http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/ Catch new episodes of HOW THE UNIVERSE
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Genoa Warner’s children became experts at parentwearing.Credit: Genoa Warner In 2015, while we were both in graduate school, my partner and I decided we were ready to start a family. I meticulously planned the last year of graduate school around my pregnancy, hoping to defend my thesis just before giving birth and then take three
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