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Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Amber Jacobson, producer NASA just unveiled a new antenna that will help push a new era of ultra-fast “space broadband” that could make live TV transmissions from Mars a reality—and much, much more. Today NASA breaks ground on
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Experiencing trauma, abuse or neglect in childhood may lead to health complications later on, including a higher risk of developing dementia, new research finds. Researchers in Japan published a study this week that examined the connection between adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, and dementia risk. The team found that the more ACEs someone experiences early
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NASA astronaut Christina Koch is pictured working in the vacuum of space 265 miles above the … [+] Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. She and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir (out of frame) conducted a spacewalk to install new lithium-ion batteries that store and distribute power collected from solar arrays on the station’s Port-6
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fireflies are under threat globally, with familiar hazards such as habitat loss and pesticides compounded by another peril: humankind’s ubiquitous nighttime artificial light that plays havoc with their balletic nocturnal courtship, scientists said. FILE PHOTO: Fireflies seeking mates light up in synchronized bursts inside a forest at Santa Clara sanctuary near the
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FILE PHOTO: The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, atop a ULA Atlas V rocket, stands at launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Steve Nesius/File Photo (Reuters) – Boeing narrowly missed a “catastrophic failure” during its December flight test of an unmanned space taxi that was
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FILE PHOTO: The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Christina Koch of the U.S. gestures after donning space suits shortly before their launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (Reuters) – A capsule carrying a crew of three from the International Space Station, including record-setting United States astronaut Christina Koch, landed
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Fatalities from the coronavirus epidemic are overwhelmingly concentrated in central China’s Wuhan city, which accounts for over 73% of deaths despite having only one-third the number of confirmed infections. FILE PHOTO: Funeral parlour staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, following
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It may sound more like science fiction than science fact, but researchers have created bionic jellyfish by embedding microelectronics into these ubiquitous marine invertebrates with hopes to deploy them to monitor and explore the world’s oceans. A jellyfish augmented with a microelectronics implant designed by researchers Nicole Xu and John Dabiri is
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An image shows the Sun’s surface at the highest resolution ever taken, shot by the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), the world’s largest solar telescope, on the island of Maui, Hawaii, U.S., January 29, 2020, in this image obtained January 30, 2020. NSO/NSF/AURA/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – Images from a powerful new telescope installed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Marie Antoinette’s hair turned white overnight, according to folklore, before she was executed by guillotine in 1793 during the French Revolution. The ill-fated queen embodied an extreme example of the phenomenon of stress-induced graying of the hair. FILE PHOTO: A woman dressed as Marie Antoinette from the video game “Assassin’s Creed: Unity”
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HERMITAGE, England (Reuters) – A specialist care facility in England is using virtual reality (VR) headsets and data mining to help children with autism to acclimatize to scenarios they are likely to encounter outside of school. FILE PHOTO: People wear VR glasses at a new permanent Timeride exhibition about the divided city in Berlin, Germany,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The future of employee training involves no embarrassing role-playing in front of new colleagues or boring web modules which take an hour each to click through. An Oculus Quest all-in-one VR device is shown in an undated 2019 photo released by Facebook January 22, 2020. Facebook/Handout via REUTERS For the next
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Commuters walk past a sign promoting the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, … [+] Japan. (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Well, the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP25, seemed to be a rousing success with lots of concrete changes and
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Turns out that “my relative” is on the dinner menu for some hammerhead sharks in Australia! Known for their hammer-shaped head (cephalofoil), the largest of these animals in the Sphyrnidae family is the great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran), attaining a maximum length of 20 feet (6.1 meters). Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters, they can
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An illustration of stellar motions indicating an old galactic collision. Koppelman, Villalobos and Helmi; NASA/ESA/Hubble The life of a galaxy can be violent. One day you’re happily spinning with your billions of stars, the next you’re colliding with another galaxy. Galactic collisions can radically change the
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Melanie trying out Sungod Vanguard goggles in Val d’Isère Robert Hollingworth As an outdoor sport, skiing depends not just on our ability and experience, but also on weather conditions and suitable equipment. I’m an avid skier myself and have been wondering how gear, even less obvious components than the skis themselves, would affect performance on
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