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Around the world, night is marked by the male crickets’ chirps, sounds they make by rubbing raspy modified forewings together in an effort to attract females. But artificial lights can disrupt these melodies, experiments show1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1
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SAN FRANCISCO — Terran Orbital, the parent company of Tyvak and PredaSAR, has leased a new four-story facility in Irvine, California, to house satellite design, engineering and development. Terran Orbital will continue to manufacture satellites at a separate Irvine facility, which the company is expanding to support its “robust pipeline,” according to a Sept. 22
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Over the past several weeks, I’ve explored both potential pathways (such as direct-to-customer online car sales and subscription services) and obstacles (such as charging availability and reliability, and battery issues) to accelerating electric vehicle (EV) adoption. I also briefly touched on something else I want to dig deeper into this week — financial incentives for
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In 2006, school kids in New Zealand discovered the fossilized remains of a penguin the size of a ten-year-old child. The giant bird turns out to be a new species of penguin that, thanks to its long legs, was taller than any of its modern relatives1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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Ben Rubin understands where social is going. In fact, he understands it so well, he’s always there early. Rubin is the current CEO and co-founder of Slashtalk and an angel investor who scouts for Sequoia Capital. He previously founded Houseparty and Meerkat — apps that pioneered group video chat and mobile livestreaming, respectively — shaping
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The Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office lead a “program integration council” to coordinate efforts by multiple agencies NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Space Force has an acquisitions arm called the Space Systems Command. A separate Space Rapid Capabilities Office that procures classified systems reports to the chief of the Space Force. The
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In this article 9503.T-JP RDSA-GB EQNR-NO Statkraft Norway’s Statkraft said Tuesday that a long-term purchasing agreement related to a floating offshore wind farm dubbed “the world’s largest” had started, in another step forward for the energy sector. The Kincardine Offshore Windfarm is a six turbine, 50 megawatt facility located in waters off the coast of
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Wearable therapy: The oncomagnetic device comprises three oncoscillators (that generate oscillating magnetic fields) securely attached to a helmet and connected to a controller box powered by a rechargeable battery. (Courtesy: Houston Methodist) A team of US-based researchers has used an innovative head-mounted device to shrink a brain tumour – potentially paving the way for a
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Firefighters wrap aluminum blankets all over ancient trees, including the 275-foot Earth’s biggest tree by volume – General Sherman, as fires engulf world-famous Sequoia National Park in California. (Photo : Getty Images) Wildfire in Sequoia National Park  Firefighters have been making a lot of effort to protect California’s prominent groves of giant sequoias as numerous
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Stunning reliefs of camels in a rock formation in Saudi Arabia are far older than was first thought: they were carved more than 7,000 years ago, when the climate of Arabian Peninsula was markedly cooler and wetter than it is today1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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Rippling, a startup building a platform to manage all aspects of employee data, from payroll and benefits through to device management, launched Rippling Inventory Management, what founder and CEO Parker Conrad is touting as the “world’s first cloud IT closet.” The dashboard enables businesses to automatically store, ship and retrieve employee computers in a way
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Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond unveiled the “Guardian Ideal” document Sept. 21 at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space & Cyber conference NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The U.S. Space Force in a new document calls for a different approach to recruiting and retaining skilled personnel, arguing that service members and civilian workers should
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It’s Climate Week, a sprawling mélange of events, webinars, workshops, private dinners and other meetups — mostly virtual, but plenty of them taking place in New York City. And did I mention reports? Lots of them, last week and this. Call me jaded, but it’s hard to get overly excited about the litany of pronouncements and
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Cerebral blood flow measurements: Diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) using superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) produced 16 times higher signal-to-noise ratio than DCS using traditional single-photon avalanche photodiodes (SPADs). (Courtesy: CC BY 4.0/Neurophotonics 10.1117/1.NPh.8.3.035006) The amount of blood flowing through the cerebral arteries and veins can strongly influence brain function, as it impacts both oxygen delivery
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Reefs have been in danger for a long time, but new research published today in the journal One Earth analyzes coral losses throughout the world. Since the 1950s, half of coral reefs have been destroyed, according to the study. Coral reefs and the diversity of fish species they sustain are in significant drop from Australia’s
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COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent stay-at-home scenario forced people to renew focus on themselves and choose healthy options over a sedentary lifestyle. Some people achieved great success in losing that extra flab but others were a little less successful. What could be the reason behind this discrepancy? While there could be several variables — including
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BOOK REVIEW 20 September 2021 A meander around many circulatory systems Of hearts, and myriad other ways natural selection has hit on to sustain multicellular life. Henry Nicholls 0 Henry Nicholls Henry Nicholls is a science journalist based in London. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share
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The Space Warfighting Analysis Center will brief industry representatives Oct. 27 on the results of its first “force design” study focused on space-based missile warning and missile tracking NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said a new Space Force office called Space Warfighting Analysis Center (SWAC) will brief industry representatives
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Earlier this summer, a slew of headlines showered doom and gloom on clothing rental schemes, proclaiming them “the worst green option,” “worse for the planet than just throwing [clothing] away” and “no cure for fast fashion.” All this vitriol came in the wake of a Finnish report that compares the global warming potential of a
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Pulsar pioneer: Antony Hewish designed the Interplanetary Scintillation Array at Mullard, which was used by Jocelyn Bell Burnell to detect a pulsar for the first time. (Courtesy: Churchill College Cambridge) The British Nobel-prize-winning astronomer Antony Hewish has died at the age of 97. He was awarded one half of the 1974 Nobel Prize for Physics
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On Sunday, hot and dry weather increased to the difficulties faced by California firefighters fighting to keep flames from spreading farther into a historic sequoia forest, where the base of the world’s largest tree had been wrapped in protective foil. (Photo : Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers) Strong Winds Worsening the Stiuation According to fire authorities, stronger
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Small businesses in the U.S. now have a new way to source home and lifestyle goods from new manufacturers. Bzaar, a business-to-business cross-border marketplace, is connecting retailers with over 50 export-ready manufacturers in India. The U.S.-based company announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, led by Canaan Partners, and including angel investors
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NEWS 20 September 2021 Australian funder backflips on controversial preprint ban Scientists welcome the move, but say the funder should have gone further by also reconsidering grant applications previously ruled ineligible. Clare Watson Clare Watson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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This article originally appeared on the NRDC Expert Blog. It’s well known that cutting carbon emissions is necessary to achieve a clean and safe future. That’s because carbon dioxide (CO2) — a potent greenhouse gas — makes up 75 percent of the human-caused emissions currently accelerating climate change. One proposal for reducing CO2 is “carbon
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Three days into SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 mission, the crew has appeared in videos and images having a great time aboard the Dragon capsule. Apart from doing research while going around Earth, the crew members have live-streamed their zero-gravity ukulele performance and phone call with their colleagues back home. However, it seems they have an “extraordinary”
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NATURE BRIEFING 16 September 2021 Daily briefing: How blue food can help feed the world How aquatic foods such as fish, shellfish and seaweed can help build healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems. Plus, preliminary evidence that SARS-CoV-2 might have spilled from animals to people multiple times. Flora Graham Flora Graham View author publications You
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WAILEA, Hawaii — The growing number of satellites in orbit is leading to calls to develop formal “right of way” rules, although there is no consensus on what those rules should be and how they should be established. Several close approaches of satellites in recent years, in some cases exacerbated by disagreements or communications breakdowns
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