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"It's tremendously exciting": NASA astronauts counting down to historic launch aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon this week
The first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011 marks a milestone for NASA – and private sector space travel.
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China set to launch Mars probe and rover mission in July
China's space program will launch a Mars mission in July, according to its current plans. This will include deploying an orbital probe to study the red planet, and a robotic, remotely-controlled rover for surface exploration.
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Elon Musk’s First Astronaut Launch Is One Giant Leap For Space Capitalism
SpaceX will send a NASA crew into orbit this week, marking a major milestone in the mission of entrepreneurs to reclaim the galaxy from big government.
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Genomic analysis of the natural history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder using Neanderthal and ancient Homo sapiens samples
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an impairing neurodevelopmental condition highly prevalent in current populations. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain this paradox, mainly in the context of the Paleolithic versus Neolithic cultural shift but especially within the framework of the mismatch theory.
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Govt inquiry warns Australia bushfires not a 'one-off event'
An inquiry into Australia's recent bushfires that scorched an area larger than most nations and displaced thousands opened Monday, with a stark warning that such disasters would become longer and more frequent.
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Real-time observation of dynamic structure of liquid-vapor interface at nanometer resolution in electron irradiated sodium chloride crystals
The dynamics and structure of the liquid and vapor interface has remained elusive for decades due to the lack of an effective tool for directly visualization beyond micrometer resolution. Here, we designed a simple liquid-cell for encapsulating the liquid state of sodium for transmission electron microscopic (TEM) observation.
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The largest volcano in the world sits beneath two small rocky peaks in Hawaii
With two barren peaks that rise only about 170 feet above sea level, the now extinct Pūhāhonu volcano in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands doesn't look like much. This is especially true since in the same archipelago,
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Will the Earth ‘Remember’ the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Tree rings, ice cores and sediment deposits could record changes in pollution during the global shutdown
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Researchers Discover Giant Tectonic Plate Under Indian Ocean Is Splitting
A team of researchers discovered that a massive tectonic plate in the Indian Ocean between Australia and India is breaking apart. According to the researchers, the movement of the plate triggered the powerful earthquakes that shook Indonesia in 2012.
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Mars’ Surface Once Resembled A Volcanic Mud Stew, Say Geologists
A large number of mountain cones in Mars' northern hemisphere are likely the product of ancient mud volcanoes, says a new paper.
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Going wild in Antarctica
For award-winning National Geographic nature photographer Michaela Skovranova, shooting in Antarctica is one of the world’s greatest photographic assignments. As part of the OPP
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Rocket arrives as China targets July for Tianwen-1 Mars mission launch
Mars mission following the delivery of a Long March 5 launch vehicle to Wenchang launch center. The rocket components arrived at Wenchang May 24 following delivery to Hainan island via Yuanwang 21 and 22 cargo ships.
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What It’s Like to Be First to Fly a Brand New Spacecraft
Robert Crippen is the only living NASA astronaut to have flown on a new spacecraft for the first time. The Crew Dragon flyers will join his elite club this week.
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Fireball Sightings In Australia: Russia's Military Satellite Launch Is Responsible
The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Friday that it successfully launched the Soyuz-2 space rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk Oblast.
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A New Age of Astronaut Wives
Soon, it will roar into the sky and dispatch a new crew to the International Space Station. Nyberg and McArthur, however, won’t be on board. This time, it’s their husbands’ turn to leave the planet. Nyberg and McArthur will be watching from the ground,
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NASA astronauts will test new SpaceX capsule, execute spacewalks
Astronauts heading to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years will test SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and perform spacewalks on the International Space Station.
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Check out SpaceX’s Crew Dragon looking majestic on the launchpad
The historic mission will see NASA astronauts taking their place for the first time inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ahead of a rendezvous with the ISS.
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China space programme targets July launch for Mars mission
China is targeting a July launch for its ambitious plans for a Mars mission which will include landing a remote-controlled robot on the surface of the red planet, the company in charge of the project has said.
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reCAPTCHA and Duolingo: Luis von Ahn
Luis von Ahn was starting his PhD in computer science when he attended a talk and happened to learn about one of Yahoo's biggest problems: automated bots were signing up for millions of free Yahoo email accounts,
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The coronavirus is threatening diversity in academia
It worked out for Blain, but for every academic success story like hers, there are hundreds more that involve equally qualified academics who, as The Atlantic’s Adam Harris writes, are “trapped in academia’s permanent underclass.
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Virgin Orbit announces new date for debut space launch following hitch
Sunday's effort was scuppered by a sensor issue, but Virgin Orbit says it now plans to perform the debut launch of its rocket from a Boeing 747 on Monday.
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Don't Be Fooled by Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Scams
The Covid-19 pandemic has created prime conditions for scams. From phishing attacks to unemployment fraud, attackers have put new, more exploitative twists on their classic hustles. And now the Federal Trade Commission is warning that those fraudsters have designed scams around state contact-tracing initiatives.
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With SpaceX Poised for Takeoff, Small Rocket Startups Fall Behind
SpaceX and NASA are scheduled to launch the first orbital human spaceflight from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011. But as SpaceX dominates the headlines, a large number of small launch startups are poised to fail.
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The black hole at the center of the Milky Way is blinking at us
And now, they think the gargantuan black hole is blinking at us. In a new study, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters in April, a team of Japanese researchers studied Sgr A* with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA),
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BlueJ and Greenfoot: The best IDEs to learn Java
You want to get started programming Java, but you don’t want the tools to get in the way? Try these clean, simple, and friendly Java IDEs
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