Month: June 2021

NATURE PODCAST 23 June 2021 Quantum compass might help birds ‘see’ magnetic fields Researchers isolate the protein thought to help migratory birds navigate, and astronomers pinpoint the stars that could view Earth as an exoplanet. Benjamin Thompson & Nick Petrić Howe Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed
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WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Bill Nelson told a House committee June 23 that NASA is awaiting a decision from the Government Accountability Office on protests of the agency’s lunar lander contract before releasing more details on plans to return humans to the moon. Testifying before the House Science Committee, Nelson said those plans will depend
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Some medieval corpses were revisited and rearranged within the container in which they had been interred. Credit: Éveha—Études et valorisations archéologiques Archaeology 23 June 2021 When digging up the dead was decorous Death cults in early medieval Europe included inspections of mortal remains. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook
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SAN FRANCISCO – Iceye is expanding to serve the Japanese market with the support of Makoto Higashi, the former Japan Space Imaging Corp. CEO and president, who will serve as Iceye’s general manager in Japan. Within a year, Iceye plans to open an office in Tokyo and begin serving Japanese government and commercial customers with
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Flow velocity in the fuel/oxidizer injectors and combustion chamber during combustion oscillations in a model of a rocket engine. (Courtesy: Hiroshi Gotoda) Researchers in Japan have identified a feedback loop that drives damaging combustion oscillations in rocket engines. They found that thermoacoustic power sources created as the oxidizer and fuel flow into the engine’s combustion
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There is a growing understanding that air contaminants have a significant influence on the progression of neurodegenerative disorders. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Air Pollution: The Development and Progression of a Fatal Disease from Childhood and the Opportunities for Early Intervention,” edited by Lilian Calderón-Garcidueas, MA, MD, Ph.D., brings together the most recent studies linking air pollution
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Date/Time: July 15, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Join experts from data, benchmarking, and advisory services firm ISS Corporate Solutions for a discussion about ESG materiality and the positive impact it can have across your company’s sustainability goals. Topics include: How corporations can efficiently leverage ESG rater data to benchmark and inform engagement strategy
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now being adopted for automation in various sectors — from diagnosing medical conditions to regulating traffic and help drive vehicles. It is also used for running chatbots for customers to spotting signs of fraud in financial transactions. This new technology is also being adopted to read people’s emotions and to “speak”
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SDA’s experiments were done in collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Research Laboratory WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Development Agency has five satellites riding on SpaceX’s Transporter-2 rideshare mission scheduled to launch June 25. “There’s nothing in the space business that gets your blood pumping like the idea of
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Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021. Majid Asgaripour | WANA News Agency | Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi gave his first press conference since the country’s election, saying Monday that his government’s priorities would be to improve ties with regional neighbors and
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CORRESPONDENCE 22 June 2021 ISSCR: grave omission of age limit for embryo research Josephine Johnston  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7411-6992 0 , Françoise Baylis  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2961-5802 1 & Henry T. Greely  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1105-6734 2 Josephine Johnston The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York, USA. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Françoise
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Kymeta’s u8 flat antennas use electronic beam steering technology to communicate with satellites and cellular networks. WASHINGTON — Kymeta’s flat panel satellite antennas will be among the products the U.S. Army will evaluate for future use in its communications networks, the company announced June 22. Eight Kymeta u8 flat panel satellite antennas will be installed
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The skeleton of a dwarf elephant found on the island of Sicily, where the creatures underwent a remarkably rapid reduction in size. Credit: Museo Geologico Gemmellaro/SiMuA/Univ. Palermo Palaeontology 22 June 2021 Prehistoric dwarf elephants lost weight in no time Natural selection tends to shrink large animals living in places with limited food. Share on Twitter
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WASHINGTON — Dust accumulation on the solar panels of NASA’s InSight Mars lander is reducing the power to the spacecraft and could force the mission to end within a year. At a June 21 meeting of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group, Bruce Banerdt, principal investigator for the InSight mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
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On Monday, 5:30 p.m., over 25,000 power company customers are without power in the Rochester region due to thunderstorms. Around 15,000 Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. customers affected (including 13,400 of whom are located in Monroe County), over 5,000 New York State Electric and Gas customers (including over 4,700 in Wayne County) and around 5,800
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In places like Arizona, heat-relief stations are set up to help keep people hydrated during periods of extreme heat. Credit: Caitlin O’Hara/Getty Climate sciences 21 June 2021 Climate warming leaves the US Southwest high and dry Humidity on summer days has declined since 1950, threatening water supplies and increasing the risk of wildfires. Share on
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Some Clubhouse users were treated to a surprise feature in their favorite app, but it wasn’t long for this world. A new UI element called “backchannel” popped up briefly before disappearing late last week, pointing the Clubhouse faithful to a new area of the app and generating plenty of chatter among users ready for more
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Millennium Space and Raytheon are developing space sensors for medium orbits could be added to the U.S. layered missile defense system WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force last month selected Millennium Space Systems and Raytheon to design sensors that can track hypersonic missiles from medium Earth orbit.   If successful, sensors in medium orbits could
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Date/Time: July 20, 2021 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Sustainability has long been a practice for many forward-thinking businesses. But a renewed focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues from investors, employees, customers and regulators has driven corporate ethics and compliance (E&C) groups to become more involved in sustainability and ESG programs. This challenges
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TAMPA, Fla. — Emirati fleet operator Yahsat plans to list at least 30% of its shares on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in the third quarter of this year. Mubadala, the United Arab Emirates’ state-owned investment company, will remain the satellite operator’s majority shareholder after it goes public. Mubadala has owned Yahsat since its founding
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CAREER COLUMN 21 June 2021 Six reasons to launch a Young Academy As the first national network of early-career researchers marks its 21st birthday, the founders of Hungary’s describe how and why they set up theirs in 2019. Erika Bálint 0 , Dorottya Csuka 1 , Viktória Venglovecz 2 , Gitta Schlosser 3 , Zsófia
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By Allison Kubo Hutchison NASA announced on June 2 that it would send two missions to the hot house planet. Once again NASA made robots will vist the Venusian skies for the first time since the Magellen orbiter mission which ended in 1994. These missions come after renewed interest in Venus due to the hotly
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Taken from the June 2021 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Why were so many physicists so wrong about the size of the proton for so long? As Edwin Cartlidge explains, the solution to this “proton radius puzzle” has as much
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