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Tue, Apr 7, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM BST Nanoindentation of metallic samples is closely related to hardness testing methods such as Vickers. The Vickers hardness test requires an imaging method to determine the size of the indentation cup. This implies that the Vickers hardness test is limited to larger indentation cups. Nanoindenation not
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Jason Shen Contributor Jason Shen is a three-time startup founder and the CEO of Midgame, a gaming technology company backed by Techstars and Betaworks. It’s no secret that adaptability has become a critical trait for knowledge workers. To stay on top of a rapidly evolving world, we must assess new situations, make intelligent decisions and
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Medical students manually ventilate children with polio at Blegdams Hospital in Copenhagen in 1953.Credit: Medical Museion, Univ. Copenhagen The number of hospital admissions was more than the staff had ever seen. And people kept coming. Dozens each day. They were dying of respiratory failure. Doctors and nurses stood by, unable to help without sufficient equipment.
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Research led by a team of Australian scientists at Monash University in Melbourne recently discovered that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug could kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus when applied to an infected cell culture within 48 hours and could stop it from developing in cell cultures. Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug used to treat infections in the body that
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WASHINGTON — While NASA has resumed some work on the James Webb Space Telescope, project officials say even that limited level of activity will soon come to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. NASA announced March 20 that it suspended work on the space telescope, which had been undergoing integration and testing, or I&T,
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Over the past year, a movement to electrify buildings has come fast and furious, pushing both residential and commercial construction away from natural gas appliances.  And in the last few weeks, the coronavirus disruption came faster than anyone anticipated. With the pandemic came an economic crash and cascading energy impacts, including a spectacular drop in
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Wed, Apr 8, 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM BST Join this webinar to learn how Photothermal AFM-IR can provide new insights into your polymer research This webinar will cover numerous applications in the field of polymer characterization both in academia and industry. In order to illustrate the broad applicability, we will discuss selected examples
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There have been many studies on supermassive as well as small black holes. These black holes form upon the implosion of massive stars. For years, however, astronomers have always searched for the elusive black holes with intermediate mass.  This time, with the help of the Hubble Telescope, scientists have finally found this “missing link.” Scientists
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Credit: Adapted from Evgeny Karandaev/Shutterstock The coronavirus outbreak has left many of us feeling frightened, worried and overwhelmed. This is affecting people in different ways, but concerns relating to a lack of focus or productivity are not uncommon. Mentors should always provide a support system for trainees and encourage them to prioritize their health above
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Companies inside China are slow to resume their normal productions due to various factors. These include the shortage of parts from lower-tier suppliers; the shortage of labor workers who might still be trapped due to the shutdown of their villages and other infected regions; the stringent requirements for companies to establish adequate protective measures and
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LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions data. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and David Attenborough speak with school children
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WASHINGTON — For the third time in less than five months, a prototype of SpaceX’s Starship next-generation launch vehicle was destroyed in a test at the company’s South Texas facilities April 3, although this failure may an issue with the test itself. The Starship SN3 vehicle was on the pad at SpaceX’s test site at
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AWS today announced that its DeepComposer keyboard is now available for purchase. And no, DeepComposer isn’t a mechanical keyboard for hackers but a small MIDI keyboard for working with the AWS DeepComposer service that uses AI to create songs based on your input. First announced at AWS re:Invent 2019, the keyboard created a bit of
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Shyuan Ngo divided her lab members at the University of Queensland into rotating groups to keep them from crossing paths with one another amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit: Martin Gibbons/Digital Black Around the world, universities have closed because of COVID-19 — forcing an increasing number of researchers to work and teach from home. Some scientists can’t
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Panic attack symptoms are never particularly pleasant: sweating, shortness of breath, a sense of impending doom. In these dark times, when quarantine and social distancing could take a toll on psychological health, a panic attack can be very disconcerting, especially for people who are experiencing it for the first time. Here are things that you
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When you look at a fire ant hill — or mound as it’s properly called — you’re actually seeing just the top of an enormous underground structure: the ant’s nest. Inside, a vast network of tunnels and chambers plunge up to 2 meters into the soil. Ants ferry their young up and down these tunnels
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COVID-19 testing in South Africa: the country is participating in the SOLIDARITY trial. The World Health Organization says it will support other African nations to join.Credit: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty The World Health Organization says it wants many more African nations to participate in its SOLIDARITY trial, a global study of four potential COVID-19 treatments. The
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Currently, live views from the International Space Station (ISS) are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node
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After an eight-year struggle, embattled Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki has finally received some validation. His 600-page proof of the abc conjecture, one of the biggest open problems in number theory, has been accepted for publication. Acceptance of the work in Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) — a journal of which Mochizuki
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