CORRESPONDENCE 11 January 2022 Wind power versus wildlife: root mitigation in evidence Tim Schmoll 0 & Frank M. Schurr 1 Tim Schmoll Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Frank M. Schurr University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. View author publications You can also search
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SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) awarded HawkEye 360 a $15.5 million contract to provide radio frequency analytics research and development, and to help the government test and evaluate its hybrid space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance architecture. “This agreement is a tremendous opportunity for HawkEye 360 to showcase the whole spectrum
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OBITUARY 10 January 2022 Edward O. Wilson (1929–2021) Naturalist, conservationist and synthesizer who founded sociobiology. Bert Hölldobler 0 Bert Hölldobler Bert Hölldobler holds the Robert A. Johnson Chair in Social Insect Research and is Regent’s Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, Tempe. He began working with Wilson in 1970. View
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials with a NASA airborne observatory responded to a stinging rebuke in the latest astrophysics decadal survey by arguing that the facility, targeted for termination, is essential to the agency’s broader science program. In a virtual town hall meeting Jan. 10, Margaret Meixner, director of science mission operations for the Stratospheric Observatory
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NASA’s new space telescope opened its huge, gold-plated, flower-shaped mirror Saturday, the final step in the observatory’s dramatic unfurling. The last portion of the 21-foot (6.5-meter) mirror swung into place at flight controllers’ command, completing the unfolding of the James Webb Space Telescope. #NASAWebb is fully deployed! ???? With the successful deployment & latching of
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Ideally, governments should reduce emissions with carbon taxes and efficient regulations. But most governments are reluctant to regulate or tax all emitters, such as power plants, electric companies, or forest managers. That means some low-cost mitigation opportunities — such as replacing coal-fired power plants with natural gas facilities, funding transmission lines to renewable energy sites,
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Meat has been part of the human diet since before we found fire, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the production of meat at scale is more of a detriment to the environment and the world than a benefit. Across cultures and geographies, animals have been such a vital part of the food chain that
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US medical device maker, Abbott, is moving into making general purpose consumer biosensing wearables. The company has been making continuous glucose monitor (CGM) hardware for diabetes management for years (since 2014) — but in a healthtech keynote at CES yesterday, Abbott’s chairman and CEO, Robert B Ford, announced it’s developing a new line of consumer
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French startup Ankorstore has raised a $283 million Series C funding round (€250 million). Founded in November 2019, it took Ankorstore around two years to reach a post-money valuation of $2 billion (€1.75 billion). The company operates a wholesale marketplace for independent retailers across Europe. Ankorstore lets independent brands sell their products to independent retailers.
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WASHINGTON — The White House’s decision to extend operations of the International Space Station through the end of the decade is a “trigger” for other partners to make their own plans to continue participation in the station. NASA announced Dec. 31 that the Biden administration agreed to continue operations of the ISS to 2030. Federal
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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is in the process of collecting rock samples to send back to Earth  via a future human mission to Mars. But some pebble-sized debris is creating problems for the machine. At first, things went smoothly. Perseverance successfully extracted a sample from a Martian rock, named Issole. However, while transferring the sample
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The conservative social media platform Parler has raised $20 million in funding, according to an SEC filing that was signed and submitted on January 6, the anniversary of last year’s domestic attack on the Capitol. The app, which claims to have 16 million-plus registered users, describes its mission as one focusing on protecting “against the authoritarian
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NEWS 08 January 2022 Landmark Webb observatory is now officially a telescope The observatory has flawlessly unfurled its mirrors and sunshield — although more steps are needed before the science can begin. Alexandra Witze Alexandra Witze View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email The James
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Long gone are the days when CES actually stood for “Consumer Electronics Show” — the CTA has seen to that in its various small print. I recommend you check out our recent best of CES 2012 story for a look back on the days when things like smartphones took center stage at the event. Mobile
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This article originally appeared in our Circularity Weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.  Happy new year, dear Circularity Weekly readers! I hope this [article] finds you healthy, happy and well-rested. To be honest, I personally find myself a bit slow moving in the first week of 2022, feeling more comfortable reflecting on the year past than assuredly facing
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WASHINGTON — The primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope unfolded into place Jan. 8, completing the major steps in the post-launch deployment of the giant observatory. Controllers issued commands to deploy an assembly called the starboard primary mirror wing, containing 3 of the 18 segments of the primary mirror. The wing was folded
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CAREER COLUMN 07 January 2022 Broaden your scientific audience with video animation Academic writing can go only so far. Use video and animations in plain language to explain why your research matters, says Alvina Lai. Alvina Lai 0 Alvina Lai Alvina Lai is an associate professor at University College London. Her research involves genetics, statistics,
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