Month: April 2021

In Europe, bumblebees pollinate the flowers called foxgloves, but foxgloves that spread to the Americas are also pollinated by hummingbirds and have evolved as a result. Credit: Getty Ecology 16 April 2021 Flowers adapt to welcome the birds — but not the bees Once in the Americas, foxgloves swiftly evolved under pressure by pollinating hummingbirds.
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WASHINGTON — NASA has selected SpaceX as the sole company to win a contract to develop and demonstrate a crewed lunar lander, while keeping the door open for others to compete for future missions. NASA announced April 16 that it awarded a contract to SpaceX for Option A of the Human Landing System (HLS) program,
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Peter Wang Contributor Peter Wang is CEO and co-founder of data science platform Anaconda. He’s also a co-creator of the PyData community and conferences, and a member of the board at the Center for Humane Technology. By 2025, 463 exabytes of data will be created each day, according to some estimates. (For perspective, one exabyte
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TAMPA, Fla. — Private investors deployed another $1.9 billion in SpaceX, OneWeb and other space infrastructure companies in the first three months of 2021, according to data from New York-based Space Capital. The company, which invests in early-stage ventures in addition to providing market intelligence, includes rocket and satellite builders in how it defines space
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Date/Time: May 18, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) For companies on a journey to net-zero, examining the carbon footprint of buildings is a relatively easy first step. In fact, organizations can make real, actualized progress towards zero simply by reducing the carbon associated with the design and construction of their buildings. In this webcast,
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Red Sea Research Center (RSRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia Carlos M. Duarte, Susana Agusti & Milica Predragovic Arctic Research Centre, Department of Biology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark Carlos M. Duarte Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia Carlos M. Duarte Department of Economics, Colorado
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison Left: Glowing basaltic eruption in Iceland taken at night (image: Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir / twitter). Right: Grey ash clouds rise into the atmosphere over St. Vincent (image: University of West Indies Seismic Research Center / twitter). In Iceland, where we lay our scene, lava spills orange and black tendrils from three
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When we describe different types of exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – what do we mean by “hot Jupiters,” “warm Neptunes,” and “super-Earths”? Since we’re still surveying and learning about the variety of worlds out there among the stars, it’s sometimes helpful to refer to characteristics they share with planets we’re familiar with
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Anti-vaccine protesters voice their disapproval outside pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s New York City headquarters. Credit: Matthew McDermott/Polaris/eyevine In March, Twitter put its foot down: users who repeatedly spread false information about COVID-19 vaccines will have their accounts suspended or shut down. It was a new front in a high-stakes battle over misinformation that could help to
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Another dimension: High spatial modes of packets of light, such as the 20-dimensional qudit shown here, were used to rapidly test a new method for determining quantum states. (Courtesy: Markus Rambach) As scalable quantum computers move closer to reality, researchers need better ways of measuring and controlling the delicate systems that comprise them. One method,
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Environmental groups are unsatisfied with Green Brexit’s weaker regulations. The UK’s touted departure from the EU has led to a great reshuffling of regulations across the board. However, for many environmental advocacy groups, these changes are quickly proving to be not in the planet’s favor. Below are some of the primary concerns that they have raised:
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Beth Winters Contributor Beth Winters, JD/MBA, is the solutions marketing manager of Aparavi, a data intelligence and automation software and services company that helps companies find and unlock the value of data. Data is the most valuable asset for any business in 2021. If your business is online and collecting customer personal information, your business
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SAN FRANCISCO – Iceye has established a satellite manufacturing facility, research and development laboratory, and mission operations center for U.S.-licensed spacecraft at its new Iceye U.S. headquarters in Irvine, California. “A huge part of our nation’s space industrial base and centers for innovation are located here in Southern California,” Jerry Welsh, Iceye U.S. CEO told
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Agriculture sustainability improvements have long-term positive outcomes both for the planet and the farmer’s wallet, but the upstart costs can be a preventative obstacle. Some big food companies trying to address their Scope 3 emissions have started working to knock down those barriers for farmers.  In 2018, the Land O’Lakes Sustain program, now part of
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A health worker in the Democratic Republic of the Congo prepares to care for people infected with Ebola virus during the 2018–20 outbreak, which prompted an extensive genomic analysis. Credit: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Genomics 15 April 2021 An unprecedented genomic analysis helped to curb an Ebola outbreak Despite extraordinary challenges, scientists managed to sequence a high
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Quasiparticle platform A visualization of the Fermi surface depicting the momenta of electrons in the newly identified quantum computing platform. (Courtesy: Ruixing Zhang) The errors that arise from the volatile nature of quantum technologies are a major roadblock on the path to practical quantum computing. We can imagine getting past this blockade by driving straight
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Derek Tournear: ‘I’m really interested in industry feedback when we when they see our acquisition strategy’ WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency is considering buying its next 150 satellites from three different vendors, but that could change after the agency evaluates companies’ bids, SDA director Derek Tournear said April 14. Speaking at the Washington
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In this article IBE-ES The proposed hydrogen project will be located near Whitelee Windfarm, a major facility near Glasgow, Scotland. Billy Currie Photography | Moment | Getty Images ScottishPower has submitted plans to develop a major “green” hydrogen facility that it says will use the U.K.’s largest electrolyzer. In a statement earlier this week the
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In this article COIN Fred Wilson David Orrell | CNBC By 2013, venture capitalist Fred Wilson had established himself as a preeminent investor in consumer tech, having made early and highly lucrative bets on Twitter, Zynga, Etsy and Tumblr. In May of that year, he took a slight sideways turn. “We have been thinking about
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Outdoor recreation retail co-op REI is asking its suppliers to double down on their climate strategies and social justice policies, and will require all existing partners to share their climate action plans by the end of this year. The expectations were included in the impact report REI released today along with the company’s 2020 financials.
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