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When The CIA Tried To Weaponize Lightning
A declassified proposal from the CIA archives reveals a 1967 plan to call down barrages of guided lightning using thin wires delivered by aircraft or rockets.
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NASA inspector general criticizes high-risk approach to CLPS program
NASA’s inspector general warned the agency was taking “undue risk” in its current approach to a commercial lunar transportation program.
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New species of burrowing dinosaur found perfectly preserved in 'Cretaceous Pompeii'
Paleontologists in China have discovered a brand new species of burrowing dinosaur that dates back an estimated 125 million years ago.
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Anisotropic plasmons in quasi-metallic 2-D materials
National University of Singapore physicists have discovered new mid-infrared anisotropic collective charge excitations in quasi-metallic phase two-dimensional (2-D) transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs).
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There Are 2 Types of Creativity and One Doesn't Peak Until Your 50s
When we think of genius, we tend to think of these types of stories. Immensely gifted individuals who shoot to meteoric success before they even become full adults. And there is truth to this pattern.
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Meet Calypso, a daredevil mission concept to explore the surface of Venus
Of all the rocky, inner worlds of the solar system, Venus is the most challenging to explore. With surface temperatures reaching a bewildering 867 degrees Fahrenheit (464 degrees Celsius), even the most hardened landers can't survive for long.
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The Manganese Battery Hill Project in New Brunswick, Canada Celebrates Elon Musk Tesla Battery Day
Martin Kepman Elon Musk Battery Day “We are excited about Tesla’s battery day here at Battery Hill,” said Martin Kepman, CEO of Manganese X Energy. “Tesla’s Million-Mile Battery is being talked about in EV and Battery circles.
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'Extremely Rare' Rhino Calves Spotted In Java, Sparks Hope For Species
Javan rhino calves were spotted at a protected area in Indonesia The species can now only be found in Ujung Kulon National Park The presence of the two calves brings hope for the survival of the species "Extremely rare" Javan rhinoceros calves were spotted at a national park in Indonesia,
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Bayer Earns Top Honors with 2021 Military Friendly ® Employer Designation
Bayer announced today that it has earned recognition as a 2021 Military Friendly ® Employer. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: The designation recognizes the company’s proactive efforts to honor,
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Hubble captures a galaxy that’s chock full of dark matter
The newest image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that's more than it appears: NGC 5585 is thought to be chock full of dark matter.
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How Clean Energy Can Prepare For The Next Attack
With Michael Moore's recent film, clean energy was saved by historic circumstance, not preparation. Next time, let’s be ready to exercise more control over our destiny.
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Protecting Satellite Communications
The U.S. Space Force acquires, operates and maintains a constellation of Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellites that are reserved for strategic, high-priority military missions, providing secure,
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Wilsonart Launches Nine New Woodgrain Designs to Bring Unique Style and Exceptional Performance to Commercial Spaces
Today, Wilsonart announced the release of nine new woodgrain styles that combine the best of nature with exceptional engineering. The luxurious collection of dimensional wood-textured laminate surfaces help cultivate a unique sense of place and remarkable aesthetic appeal in commercial spaces.
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This 5-step management plan will help a remote employee who consistently fails to perform
While it would be ideal if employee performance was never an issue, understanding the options enables managers to succeed when it is.
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A tiny crustacean fossil contains roughly 100-million-year-old giant sperm
Giant sperm preserved in an ancient ostracod may be the oldest known sperm fossil, showing that giant sperm have existed at least 100 million years.
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For Math Fans: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Number 42
Take author Douglas Adams’s popular 1979 science-fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first in a series of five. Toward the end of the book, the supercomputer Deep Thought reveals that the answer to the “Great Question” of “Life,
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Around 270 Whales Stranded on Sandbar off Australia's Tasmania
Government scientists said it appeared that at least 25 of the animals, believed to be pilot whales, had already died. Pilot whales are a species of oceanic dolphin that grows 7 metres (23 ft) long and can weigh up to 3 tonnes.
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The Army's up-armored Strykers are almost ready for a fight
The Army is making serious headway in fielding the most modern version of its Stryker infantry carrier vehicle to soldiers with the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
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A financial crisis could surprise investors ‘sooner rather than later,’ warns Deutsche Bank
Our call of the day says the economic recovery will pick up next year, but watch out for a financial crisis and a tricky election ahead.
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Wider Image: Taiwan plant hunters race to collect rare species before they're gone
In the forests and on remote offshore islands of Taiwan, a group of conservationists are racing to collect as many rare plant species as they can before they are lost to climate change and human encroachment.
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You Can Only See Liberalism From the Bottom
You Can Only See Liberalism From the Bottom... There was a time, not long ago, when the United States seemed home to the best and the brightest. Its scientists won Nobel Prizes, more than any other country by an enormous margin.
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The Elusive Peril of
For decades, the International Space Station has been hovering over Earth, in an orbit somewhere between two hundred and three hundred miles above sea level. Its massive rectilinear structure, resembling an Eisenhower-era TV antenna,
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GAME ON: Protect allies and find killers in whodunit game ‘Among Us’
Flying under the radar since 2018, the social-deduction party game "Among Us" has suddenly seen a surge of interest from video game streamers.
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Wanted: A new generation of clean energy wildcatters
Bing Guan / Bloomberg Texas universities are doing amazing research into clean energy generation, and it’s beginning to change the world. What’s needed now are more Texas investors and entrepreneurs.
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Amid the Pandemic Real-Time Data Becomes Key to Many CRE Decisions
From analyzing rent-collection rates, to monitoring crowds in malls and understanding space utilization in offices, the pandemic has prompted more property industry players to use proptech to deliver real-time data outputs,
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