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Giant Magellan Telescope wins grant to help develop advanced technologies

Giant Magellan Telescope wins grant to help develop advanced technologies

5 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

An artist's rendering of the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile. Image: M3 Engineering The Giant Magellan Telescope has received a $17.5 million grant from the U.S. National...
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NOAA weather satellite transitions to new role for U.S. military

NOAA weather satellite transitions to new role for U.S. military

11 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A view of the Earth from the EWS-G1 satellite, formerly known as GOES-13, taken on Sept. 1, 2020, from its new location over the Indian Ocean. Credit: U.S. Space Force's MARK...
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Chinese smallsat launcher fails

Chinese smallsat launcher fails

12 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A Kuaizhou 1A rocket takes off Saturday from the Jiuquan launch base. Credit: CASIC A Chinese small satellite launcher failed after liftoff Saturday, destroying a commercial...
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China launches another Gaofen Earth observation satellite

15 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

A new optical Earth observation satellite launched by China Monday joins the country's remote sensing network for land surveys, urban planning, and agriculture monitoring. The...
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A Compendium of Distances to Molecular Clouds in the Star Formation Handbook

22 days ago   |   Harvard

Catherine Zucker, Joshua S. Speagle, Edward F. Schlafly, Gregory M. Green, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Alyssa Goodman, and João Alves. 1/2020. “ A Compendium of Distances to...
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Secure quantum communications network is the largest of its kind

23 days ago   |   New Scientist

A quantum communications network running on optical fibres in Bristol, UK, is the largest of its kind with eight users, but its creators say it could handle more than 100...
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Telescope review: Unistellar's eVscope, the next generation of telescope

Telescope review: Unistellar's eVscope, the next generation of telescope

1 month ago   |   Astronomy Now

At first glance the eVscope looks rather like a conventional reflector, but unlike a traditional optical telescope it uses an extremely sensitive electronic sensor at the focus...
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Bioinspired Melanin-Based Optically Active Materials

1 month ago   |   Harvard

Ming Xiao, Matthew D. Shawkey, and Ali Dhinojwala. Submitted. “ Bioinspired Melanin-Based Optically Active Materials .” Advanced Optical Materials, n/a, n/a, Pp. 2000932...
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Continuous-Wave optically pumped 1.55 mm InAs/InAlGaAs quantum dot microdisk lasers epitaxially grown on silicon

1 month ago   |   Harvard   |   7 articles

B. Shi, S. Zhu, Q. Li, Y. Wan, E. Hu, and K. Lau. 2017. “ Continuous-Wave optically pumped 1.55 mm InAs/InAlGaAs quantum dot microdisk lasers epitaxially grown on silicon .”...
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1.55 mm band low-threshold continuous-wave lasing from InAs/InAlGaAs quantum dot microdisks

1 month ago   |   Harvard   |   7 articles

B. Shi, S. Zhu, Q. Li, Y. Wan, E. Hu, and K. Lau. 2017. “ 1.55 mm band low-threshold continuous-wave lasing from InAs/InAlGaAs quantum dot microdisks .” Optics Letters, 42, 4...
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US government ‘urges Netflix to cancel series from Game of Thrones bosses...

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Chatting Guts: why the microbiome is important

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Dark matter mystery: Galaxy packed with 'invisible' substance vexes scientists

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Space breakthrough: Astronomers detect first-ever signs of a planet in...

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Inside the annual event that partners with giants like Google and Apple to...

Inside the annual event that partners with giants like Google and Apple to increase gender diversity in tech and draws 30,000 attendees from around the globe

Summary List Placement The tech industry has historically been male-dominated. Just 14% of software engineers are women, and 25% are in computer science-related jobs. That's a... Read more ...