Month: March 2021

KVH Industries, the U.S. maritime satellite-connectivity specialist, expects clear sailing ahead after growing quarterly revenues despite shaky seas for cruise ships. TAMPA, Fla. — KVH Industries, the U.S. maritime satellite-connectivity specialist, expects clear sailing ahead after growing quarterly revenues despite shaky seas for cruise ships. KVH said cost-containment measures, and strong sales of its TACNAV
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Using ancient pots to predict the Earth’s magnetic field, plus the strange DNA/soap link, and challenging Einstein’s “biggest blunder” Pots of potential: fired clay objects can shed light on the Earth’s magnetic field The idea that a record of the Earth’s magnetic pastmight be stored in objects made from fired clay dates back to the
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Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space Station later this year. NASA’s Kate Rubins and Victor Glover put the first set of mounting brackets and struts together, then bolted them into place next to the station’s oldest and most degraded solar wings. But
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Unlike chimpanzees, Neanderthals (artist’s illustration) might have heard consonants more easily than vowels. Credit: S. Plailly/E. Daynes/Science Photo Library Evolution 02 March 2021 Modelling of Neanderthal ear canals reveals they were tuned to certain sounds that are common in modern speech. The anatomy and physiology of the Neanderthal ear suggests that these early humans could
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The Microsoft Mesh service provides a way for developers to add collaborative features such as video calling and hologram sharing to augmented-reality applications. Microsoft Microsoft on Tuesday announced Mesh, a service to build apps for people to collaborate in augmented reality. Augmented reality (AR) shows computer-generated images superimposed over the real world, and nearly all
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By: Hannah Pell On March 7, 1995, Gary Mansfield, a health physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, sent out an email to members of the RadSafe nuclear safety mailing list. The subject line read: “Banana Equivalent Dose.” “Some time ago (when I almost had time to do such things), I calculated the [radiation] dose
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With the explosive growth of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in recent years, it appears that we may be at or approaching an inflection point. As ESG investing becomes ever more prominent, it may be timely to ask whether, as currently practiced, it considers all issues of material importance to investors. In this commentary,
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Shortly after the World Health Organization visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology on 3 February, a reporter from an international newspaper asked me whether China’s censorship would present an ‘insurmountable’ barrier to reaching an impartial conclusion on COVID-19’s origins. At the same time, my phone displayed headlines from a nationalist Chinese newspaper proclaiming that the
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Taken from the March 2021 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Hamish Johnston reviews Superheavy: Making and Breaking the Periodic Table by Kit Chapman Heavy findings The Separator for Heavy Ion reaction Products (SHIP) at the GSI lab in Darmstadt, Germany,
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Choosing a dog can be both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. After all, you’re taking on the burden of caring for a living, breathing being who will depend on you for the remainder of his life! When it comes to having a new puppy, you have a lot of questions: “What kind of dog do I get?”
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NASA astronaut Jessica Meir is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Through the Artemis program NASA and a coalition of international partners will return to the Moon to learn how to live on other worlds for the
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Researchers who are already cited frequently have been receiving a growing share of citations since at least 2000.Credit: Getty An analysis of more than 26 million scientific studies published by more than 4 million researchers between 2000 and 2015 has found that by 2015, the top 1% most-cited authors accounted for 21% of all citations.
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When French telecommunications company Altice acquired U.S. cable companies Cablevision and Suddenlink, Chairman Patrick Drahi made a bold statement: Altice USA would rival Comcast and Charter in size, becoming one of the three dominant U.S. cable operators. Fast forward nearly six years, and Altice USA has about 5 million customer relationships, compared with about 31
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WASHINGTON — SpaceNews has hired veteran satellite industry reporter Jason Rainbow to anchor the organization’s satellite telecommunications coverage and expand its reporting on existing and emerging commercial space markets.  Rainbow has spent more than a decade covering the global space industry as a business journalist. Previously, he was Group Editor-in-Chief for Finance Information Group, including
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Static cardiac 18F-FDG-PET images from a representative patient showing the effect of applying de-noising (AI1% and AI10%) to dose-reduced images (1% and 10%). A low-dose CT (LDCT) is shown for reference. (Courtesy: Phys. Med. Biol. 10.1088/1361-6560/abe225) Positron emission tomography (PET) with the radiotracer 18F-FDG provides an important tool for assessing the health of the heart
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