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The first Apollo 11 retroreflectors. Credit: NASA Fifty years after Armstrong and Aldrin placed the first lunar retroreflectors about a hundred feet from their lunar module, NASA has funded a set of Next-Generation Lunar Retroreflectors (NGLRs) to be delivered on future flights via the space agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project. An international team
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FILE PHOTO: A model of Tiangong 2 space laboratory by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation is displayed at China Beijing International High-tech Expo in Beijing, China June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manned space lab Tiangong-2 has finished experiments and will re-enter Earth’s atmosphere on July 19, authorities said on Saturday.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin How can beginning climbers overcome the fear of falling? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Hazel Findlay, professional climber, mental training coach, on Quora: Beginner climbers should approach
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Favaloro ran the Jacinto Arauz clinic along with his brother. Google Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 96th birthday of cardiac surgeon René Favaloro, who pioneered coronary artery bypass surgery. Sometimes cholesterol, calcium, and other compounds collect along the walls of the artery, where they form a hard, waxy substance called plaque. As plaque builds up,
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Recently, GDP has come under scrutiny as a planning tool, with some decision-makers turning instead to the Happiness Index, a marker that focuses on the wellbeing of the citizens rather than an economic bottom line. This Index would help governments use their budgets with the aim to increase the welfare of its citizens instead of
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian cotton producers in the state of Mato Grosso on Thursday sued Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE), seeking to cancel the chemical company’s patent protection for its Bollgard II RR Flex genetically modified cotton seed, according to a statement sent to Reuters. Logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the annual results news
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Luminar engineers install the latest generation of the company’s laser lidar sensors on a test vehicle. Luminar Luminar, a Silicon Valley-based maker of laser lidar sensors for self-driving vehicles, raised an additional $100 million and is marketing a new sensing and perception platform for automated passenger vehicles and commercial trucks see their surroundings more accurately. 
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ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump’s mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA’s human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of administrative shakeups, officials said in an internal memo. FILE PHOTO: Bill Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA’s Human Exploration and
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Wave20 deployment to North Carolina Courtesy of Olivier Ceberio Using the power of ocean waves, innovators from Boston, U.S., have developed a technology that can produce fresh water off-grid and without the costly infrastructure of desalination plants. This invention could help many of the 2.1 billion people around the world who struggle to access safe
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin What are the risk factors for cancer of the colon? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil; gastroenterologist & researcher at UCLA, on Quora:
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Virgin Galactic spacecraft VSS Unity in space Virgin Galactic 2018 Virgin Galactic, the commercial spaceflight company founded by billionaire Richard Branson, said Tuesday it had agreed to a deal with venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya’s investment company that would make it the first publicly traded space tourism company.  Under the terms of the deal, Social Capital
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Camellia Sharma is inventing a way to detect underground leaks and conserve water Shekhar Sharma Imagine a detection system that can prevent underground water leakage, a turbine that could harness hurricane-strength wind power in urban spaces, a technology that captures carbon from the home, or a sustainable train that doesn’t use a diesel engine or a heavy
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Snowball, the internationally famous dancing sulfur-crested cockatoo, has been busily creating new dance moves to further impress scientists Snowball, the dancing eleonora sulphur-crested cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleonora, creates his own new dance moves.(Credit: Irena Schulz) Irena Schulz More than a decade ago, a medium sulfur-crested (eleonora) cockatoo, Cacatua galerita eleonora, named Snowball became an overnight
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Venus Williams of the US in action during her first round match against Cori Gauff of the US Efforts to make artificial intelligence fairer now extend to Wimbledon’s courts. The All England Club, which hosts the famed British tennis event, is adding technology enhancements at this year’s tournament aimed at eliminating bias from computer-generated video
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Roaches check in and they don’t check out. (Photo: Getty Images) Getty Well, this is just fabulous news, if you are a cockroach. A study published in Scientific Reports  demonstrated how a common species of cockroach, the German cockroach otherwise known affectionately as Blattella germanica L., is becoming more and more resistant to different insecticides. In other
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Parisians and tourists cool off near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Photographer: Martin Barzilai/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP At the end of June 2019 three people died in France as a heatwave known as the “Sahara Plume” brought exceptionally high temperatures across much of Europe. The deaths were three distinct incidents and not
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Ripples in spacetime are what gravitational waves are, and they travel through space at the speed of light in all directions. Although the constants of electromagnetism never appear in the equations for Einstein’s General Relativity, gravitational waves undoubtedly move at the speed of light. Here’s why. European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS There are two fundamental
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In her maiden union budget today, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman detailed a number of proposals to boost e-mobility, Indian space programme, startups and Make in India initiative as the government looks to turn the country into a $5 trillion (Rs. 3,42,65,500 crores) economy by 2024-2025. The government is also planning to ease local sourcing norms
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Artist’s conception of satellites sent aloft by Exolaunch. Exolaunch Exolaunch soon plans to test a new separation system that will gently push microsatellites into space. The German launch provider (formerly known as ECM-Space) says the separation system, called CarboNIX, is “shock free” — meaning that no pyrotechnics are involved, and instead there will be a
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A new study has found that historical astronauts and cosmonauts do not appear to have an increased risk of cancer, but future astronauts on longer missions may not be so fortunate. Photo credit: Getty royalty-free. Getty A big concern for the health of astronauts is exposure to radiation. On Earth, we are protected from most space
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All of the stars Matthew Knight saw through the giant telescope in Arizona were bright with persistent light. All of them but one, which appeared to be flashing, in a way – light that went in and out, dull and then bright, every hour. He assumed that there was something wrong with his data. But
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Curtis Solsvig, managing director at Goldin Associates and interim CEO at uBiome Courtesy of Goldin Associates The new interim CEO of troubled microbiome startup uBiome, Curtis Solsvig, is a longtime turnaround and restructuring expert at financial advisory firm Goldin Associates and the former chief restructuring officer of failed drone startup Lily Robotics. Earlier this week,
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