Iranians hold posters of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qasem Soleimani during a demonstration in the capital Tehran on January 3, 2020 against the killing of the top commander in a US strike in Baghdad. Atta Kenare | AFP | Getty Images The U.S.’ targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani has roiled global markets,
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“We were in the back washing blenders so they could keep taking Snackpass orders” recalls co-founder and CEO Kevin Tan. The team from order-ahead food startup Snackpass was willing to get their hands dirty to keep up with demand at one of their first restaurant partners, Tropical Smoothie Cafe on the Yale college campus. Why were
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Contaminated water (dark) in the Dongjiang River in Guangzhou, China, in 2008. A nationwide crackdown on water pollution has led to cleaner rivers and lakes. Credit: China Photos/Getty Environmental sciences 03 January 2020 A far-reaching effort to restore lakes and rivers to health finds success in some areas. China’s sweeping campaign to cleanse filthy lakes
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WASHINGTON — Israel Aerospace Industries said Jan. 2 it will develop a national communications satellite for Israel called Dror-1.  The Dror-1 satellite will have a design life of 15 years and will rely primarily on domestic technologies from IAI and other Israeli firms, the company said.  IAI’s announcement about the satellite, shared on social media,
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(Photo : Flickr)The larvae of screwworm flies eat flesh of a living animal or sometimes, even human. Millions of flies were produced weekly by this fly breeding facility at the east of the Panama Canal. And the said establishment is jointly operated by the Panamanian and United States government. But before you start making conspiracy
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A soft, smart contact lens worn by a volunteer (left) and undergoing heat tests during operation (right). (Courtesy: Jang-Ung Park, Yonsei University) Flexible contact lenses that incorporate supercapacitors and wireless-charging components are now possible, thanks to newly formulated printable inks that serve as the electrode and electrolyte. Researchers in the Republic of Korea showed that
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A virtual glimpse into our Artemis 1 mission, a key piece of hardware arrives for our Orion spacecraft, and a testing milestone for our Space Launch System rocket. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0712_A%20Virtual%20Glimpse%20into%20our%20Artemis%201%20Mission%20on%20This%20Week%[email protected]%20%E2%80%93%20July%2012,%202019.html
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He Jiankui stunned the world when he declared that he’d created the first gene-edited babies.Credit: Mark Schiefelbein/AP/Shutterstock A Chinese court has sentenced He Jiankui, the biophysicist who announced that he had created the world’s first gene-edited babies, to three years in prison for “illegal medical practice”, and handed down shorter sentences to two colleagues who
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How Acoustics Might Help Prevent Car Accidents Seatbelts and car seats save lives, but ultimately the best way to protect passengers is to prevent crashes from happening in the first place. Prevention has been tackled from many different directions–insurance incentives for defensive driving, legal consequences for reckless driving, backup cameras, more effective headlights, reduced speed
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WASHINGTON — Canadian startup SkyWatch Space Applications has raised $7.5 million to continue developing software that makes satellite imagery more accessible.  SkyWatch is building up a distribution platform for satellite imagery, and software optimized for ground systems of remote-sensing satellites. The Waterloo company has raised $10.9 million to date, counting this Series A and a
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Alert: Recycled plastic is now in the trend. Fashion brands-particularly in the direct-to-consumer space-began rolling out products made from discarded plastic over the last few years. But one area in which plastic has taken off is footwear. Brands like Adidas, Veja, and Rothy’s are just among those companies incorporating materials made of recycled plastic in
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The distribution of the dataset in the archetypal space. Courtesy: B Motevalli, CSIRO What is the actual structure of graphene oxide nanoflakes? This question is important for optimizing the properties of the carbon material in real-world applications, and researchers at CSIRO in Australia have now tried to answer it using machine learning. Their approach uses over
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The Huaynaputina volcano in Peru spewed out up to 14 cubic kilometres of material when it erupted in 1600. Credit: Jean-Claude Thouret Volcanology 03 January 2020 The explosive outburst in what is now Peru was much bigger than scientists had realized. Scientists re-examining a South American volcano’s 1600 eruption have found that it was among
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HELSINKI — China’s main space contractor is aiming to carry out more than 40 launches in 2020, including lunar, interplanetary and space infrastructure missions. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), stated Jan. 2 (Chinese) that its major goals include completing the Beidou navigation satellite system, launching missions to Mars and a lunar sample
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Oil prices tend to see sustained gains following Middle East crisis events, while stocks eventually churn higher as safe haven assets gold and Treasurys fade from their initial pops, according to historical analysis. Oil prices jumped roughly 4% on Friday after a United States airstrike in Baghdad killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military
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Engineered immune cells called CAR-T cells (smaller orbs) attack a lung-cancer cell in this artificially coloured image. Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL Cancer 02 January 2020 Vaccine drives growth of T cells engineered to attack cancer cells, according to experiments in mice. People with several types of blood cancer have reaped enormous benefits — including long-term remission
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX enters 2020 with ambitious launch, spacecraft and other plans, but those expectations are modulated by what that company achieved, and didn’t achieve, in 2019. SpaceX is scheduled to perform its first launch of 2020 Jan. 6, when a Falcon 9 launches a third set of 60 Starlink satellites. That launch will be
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Launching Americans from U.S. soil, sending a new rover to Mars and continuing to prepare for human missions to the Moon are just a few of the things NASA has planned for 2020. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_1231_2020_Look_Ahead
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In this Article, a coding mistake occurred when calculating (-frac{Delta ,mathrm{ln},{rm{COD}}}{Delta ,mathrm{ln},{R}_{{rm{e}}}})and (frac{Delta ,mathrm{ln},{rm{LWP}}}{Delta ,mathrm{ln},{rm{CDNC}}}), in which COD denotes the cloud optical depth; Re denotes the cloud droplet effective radius; LWP denotes the liquid water path; and CDNC denotes the cloud droplet number concentration. The natural logarithm of those cloud properties was mistakenly taken before,
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SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley startup Audacy failed to attract the funding necessary to build an inter-satellite communications relay network and closed up shop in 2019. Prior to the firm’s demise, customers signed memoranda of understanding to spend more than $100 million annually on Audacy’s network and the firm obtained a Federal Communications Commission license to
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Two employees of Google riding company bicycles. Smith Collection/Gado | Getty Images As Sundar Pichai faces his first full year leading Alphabet, the job comes with challenges, including a workforce that has grown eight-fold from a decade ago. Long-tenured Alphabet employees recently told CNBC they no longer recognize Google as the company they first joined,
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the country’s biggest defence contractor, is seen at their offices next to Ben Gurion International airport, near Or Yehuda, Israel February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Baz Ratner JERUSALEM (Reuters) – State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Thursday it signed with the Israeli government to build
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BATEMANS BAY, Australia/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of holiday makers fled seaside towns on Australia’s east coast on Thursday as bushfires approached, and military ships and helicopters began rescuing thousands more trapped by the blazes. Fuelled by searing temperatures and high winds, more than 200 fires are burning across the southeastern states of New
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What’s in your beauty regimen? Are you tired of trying various trends, some that tend to be nothing short of fads? Well, from physical fitness, dietary measures, cosmetic procedures, to alternative medicine, some that could be too unusual for your taste, dealing with your skincare challenges, especially premature aging signs, can, at times, prove to
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Atoms in molecules oscillate when irradiated by infrared light. The particular light frequencies that drive these vibrations are absorbed by molecules, and depend on the molecules’ chemical structure and environment. The infrared absorption spectrum of a sample can therefore be used as a molecular fingerprint by which to characterize its chemical composition. This has made
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Larry Page Getty Images Google’s former top diplomat now blames the company’s “disengaged” founders and earnings-driven leadership for Google’s departure from its core value, “Don’t be evil.” Ross LaJeunesse, who joined Google in 2008 and was head of international relations until last May, according to his LinkedIn profile, said in a Medium post Thursday that
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More than half of Earth’s rivers freeze over every year. These frozen rivers support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes. Ice cover also regulates the amount of greenhouse gasses released from rivers into Earth’s atmosphere. A new study from researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department
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