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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The growing frequency and severity of extreme weather events caused by climate change is set to send property insurance prices soaring over the next 20 years, Swiss Re has warned. In a report published earlier this week, the reinsurance giant’s research unit calculated climate-related risks will drive a 22 percent increase in global property premiums,
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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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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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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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HELSINKI — China’s Tianzhou-3 cargo spacecraft docked in orbit with the Tianhe space station module Monday following launch from the coastal Wenchang launch center. A Long March 7 rocket lifted off from Wenchang at 3:10 a.m. Eastern September 20. Tianzhou-3 separated from the second stage after 597 seconds, having entered orbit and on track to
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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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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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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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A new model compost procurement policy developed by the Environmental Law Institute and NRDC could help municipalities around the country in their efforts to divert food scraps and other organic materials from their landfills and incinerators and, in so doing, realize myriad economic and environmental benefits. The model policy, which is designed to be an off-the-shelf, easily adaptable tool,
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GoPro today announced a new flagship action camera for its lineup, the HERO10 Black. The main update for the camera is a brand new processor inside, called the GP2, which enables big improvements to image quality and video captures, including recording at 5.3K revolution at up to 60 frames per second, 4K video capture bumped
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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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CAREER COLUMN 17 September 2021 Stop undervaluing smaller institutions Far from being inferior, smaller universities can outstrip elite ones in research training and promoting inclusivity. Daphne S. Ling 0 & Kim M. Gerecke 1 Daphne S. Ling Daphne S. Ling is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. You can
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KIHEI, Hawaii — SpaceX’s first private crewed mission ended with the splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft off the Florida coast Sept. 18. The Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience splashed down off the coast from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:06 p.m. Eastern. The splashdown took place 50 minutes after the spacecraft started its deorbit burn. “Inspiration4,
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Long-duration energy storage — defined as a system that can store energy for more than 10 hours — is often called the Holy Grail of clean energy. It is the linchpin technology that will allow the economy to truly run off intermittent renewable energy sources and backup power after grid disruptions.  It’s been the Next
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COVID-19 has been found in the lions and tigers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. According to the zoo’s announcement on Friday, six African lions, a Sumatran tiger, and two Amur tigers all tested positive for the coronavirus. That implies the animals passed laboratory tests, but the United States Department of Agriculture must verify the
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KIHEI, Hawaii — Turksat will launch its first domestically built communications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9, the Turkish government announced Sept. 17. The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure said it awarded SpaceX a contract for the launch of Turksat 6A, scheduled for the first quarter of 2023. The ministry did not disclose the terms
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The Department of Space (DoS) has entered into a Framework MoU with aerospace startup Agnikul Cosmos for access to ISRO facilities and expertise towards the development and testing of subsystems/systems of space launch vehicles. The MoU will enable the company to undertake multiple tests and access facilities at various ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) centres
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In this article FB A Senate panel plans to bring tech executives back to Capitol Hill following a revealing report from The Wall Street Journal about the impact of Facebook’s Instagram platform on teens’ mental health. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, announced the hearing in an
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