Month: February 2021

Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Bitcoin’s price descended further on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issued a warning about the cryptocurrency. The world’s most valuable digital coin plunged 16% in the last 24 hours, sinking below $50,000 to trade as low as $45,389 at 4:10 a.m. ET, according to data from
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Our Perseverance rover takes up residence on Mars, the space station’s next commercial resupply mission, and a new date for a commercial crew test flight … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Our%20Perseverance%20Rover%20Takes%20up%20Residence%20on%20Mars%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20February%2020,%202021
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WASHINGTON — Just days after NASA said it was ready to perform a second static-fire test of the Space Launch System core stage, the agency announced Feb. 22 that the test would be delayed because of a valve problem. NASA said it was postponing the Green Run static-fire test, which had been scheduled for Feb.
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El Castillo, or the Temple of Kukulcan, is 98 feet tall and has 365 steps. What you can’t see from the outside is the original, much smaller pyramid that acted as a foundation. UNEARTHED Tuesdays 10/9c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/ Watch full episodes! https://www.discoverygo.com/science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience
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Austin has “communicated to Air Force leaders that he supports their decision-making process about the preferred location of Space Command headquarters.” WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has issued a statement in support of the U.S. Air Force’s handling of the basing decision for U.S. Space Command, his spokesman said. Austin’s statement follows an announcement
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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely inside a vast crater, the first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet. Mission managers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles
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Architect, designer and author William McDonough is well-known to many in sustainability — as a pioneer in green building; as the erstwhile “green dean” of architecture; as co-author of the seminal 2002 book “Cradle to Cradle”; as a designer of breakthrough buildings and materials; as a deep thinker about how design relates to a healthy
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Taken from the APS Careers 2021 guide. You can enjoy the full issue online here. For under-represented minorities in physics, successfully completing an undergraduate degree in physics can be a daunting and isolating task. The APS National Mentoring Community is dedicated towards helping students find the right support and mentorship, as Tushna Commissariat  reports Supporting
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Watch live on February 18, 2021, as our Perseverance Mars Rover touches down on the Red Planet. 60 years ago, NASA started sending robotic explorers to Mars, but none have been as sophisticated as Perseverance. It will gather samples from the Martian surface for possible later return to Earth, and fly a drone for the
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WASHINGTON — As NASA’s management of its human spaceflight programs evolves to incorporate greater roles for companies, the agency needs to take a strategic look at its workforce and infrastructure requirements, a safety panel advised. At the Feb. 18 meeting of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), members reiterated concerns cited in its annual report
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars Feb. 18, completing a nearly seven-month journey from Earth and beginning a years-long exploration of the red planet. Perseverance touched down at Jezero Crater on Mars at 3:55 p.m. Eastern, seven minutes after the rover, encapsulated within a heatshield and backshell, entered the Martian atmosphere. The
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A toroidal cathode emits electrons that are guided along trajectories (dark blue) to the inside surface of the conical primary target (anode). Broadband bremsstrahlung X-rays (white) from this primary target pass through a beryllium window that seals the vacuum enclosure and interact with the conical secondary metal target, producing monochromatic fluorescence X-rays. (Courtesy: Med. Phys.
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Research printed in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry has found out that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico has long-term impacts on the immune function of bottlenose dolphins. As part of health assessment programs, bottlenose dolphins from a place that received lengthened and heavy oiling were temporarily captured, tested, and freed.
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The Google campus in Mountain View includes over 20 dining options that encourage a communal experience with group tables. Brooks Kraft LLC | Corbis | Getty Images In 2017, Lauren Clayton joined the inaugural class of Howard West, Google‘s on-campus immersion program for Black college students. She became a star scholar whose big smile would
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WASHINGTON — When the White House called to congratulate NASA on the successful landing of the Mars rover Perseverance, acting administrator Steve Jurczyk new immediately it was the real deal. “About an hour after landing, I got a phone call from the president of the United States, and his first words were, ‘Congratulations, man,’” Jurczyk
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Artist rendition of twisted trilayer graphene. Courtesy: Polina Shmatkova & Margarita Davydova Two’s company, but three’s a crowd – unless you’re trying to make graphene superconduct at higher temperatures. That is the finding of researchers at Harvard University in the US, who discovered that the superconducting state in three stacked and twisted layers of graphene
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The dispersion of vegetation is regularly used to categorize climate areas globally, still whether these areas are suitable for other organisms is unknown. Umeå experimenters have verified climate area based on the distribution of vertebrate species in recent research released by eLife.  They discovered that while elevated energy climate regions are alike across the plant
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HELSINKI — Chinese private firm Landspace is working towards a potential first orbital launch attempt with a methane-fueled launch vehicle later this year.  Landspace completed assembly of the four Tianque-12 liquid methane-liquid oxygen engines which power the first stage of the Zhuque-2 rocket in early February. This was preceded by a payload fairing separation test
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Credit: Adapted from Getty Sometimes, all that’s left to do is to laugh. Stories from the First World War are riddled with gallows humour. In one apocryphal tale from the trenches, a bagpiper starts to pipe to raise morale. Fearing that the skirling sound of the pipes signals an imminent attack, the enemy shoot from
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Tim Cook (left) and Steve Jobs in 2010. Kimberly White | Getty Images In 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone. Apple didn’t invent the smartphone — companies like Palm and Blackberry had been selling them for years. But the iPhone introduced a totally new way to interact with computers. The always-on internet connectivity, finger-friendly touch screen, and
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WASHINGTON — A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launched a Cygnus spacecraft carrying supplies and experiments for the International Space Station Feb. 20. The Antares 230+ rocket lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 12:36 p.m. Eastern. The Cygnus spacecraft separated from the rocket’s upper stage nine minutes
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks after signing an executive order related to American manufacturing in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex on January 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran and the U.S. are in a standoff. President Joe Biden’s administration wants to
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Thin polymer discs self-propel by repeated “snapping” motions. Credit: Yongjin Kim, UMass Amherst A polymer-based gel made by researchers in the US and inspired by the Venus flytrap plant can snap, jump and “reset” itself autonomously. The new self-propelled material might have applications in micron-sized robots and other devices that operate without batteries or motors.
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Some areas will get wetter as change in climate takes hold across the Americas while others will get drier and hotter. Recent research of the yellow warbler, a broad migrating songbird, indicates that individuals carry the exact climatic preferences across their migratory capacity.  University of California’s assistant professor Rachael Bay in the Department of Evolution
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison Elevation map of the Jezero Crater, landing site of the Perseverance Rover. NASA/Tim Goudge Located on the Northwest side of Isidis Basin, Jezero Crater’s lay undisturbed except for dust storms and meteorite impacts for countless eons. Jezero Crater is an uneven half-circle where the Northeast side is worn away. There are
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