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Energy lifeline: Soviet tech to tap underground heat - enough for ‘millions of years'

Energy lifeline: Soviet tech to tap underground heat - enough for ‘millions of years'

11 hours ago   |   Daily Express

RUSSIA may be exacerbating the energy crisis, but Soviet-era microwave beam technology could help address it - by vaporising 12-mile-deep holes into the Earth to tap into...
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Evolutionary biologists are ever adapting to progress in science | Letter

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

Many discoveries since the modern synthesis have been incorporated into evolutionary biology without substantially changing its major tenets, write Brian Charlesworth, Deborah...
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Solar storm warning: Powerful blasts from the Sun could plunge Earth into darkness

Solar storm warning: Powerful blasts from the Sun could plunge Earth into darkness

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

EXPERTS are scrambling to find solutions to strengthen the Earth's defences against powerful space weather, as a particularly strong flare could wreak havoc.
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Atlas 5 rocket launches two U.S. military satellites on $1.1 billion mission

Atlas 5 rocket launches two U.S. military satellites on $1.1 billion mission

4 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, to begin the USSF-12 mission for the U.S. Space Force. Credit: United Launch...
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Indian rocket launches three satellites for Singapore

Indian rocket launches three satellites for Singapore

5 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifts off from the Indian east coast with three Singaporean satellites. Credit: ISRO Three Singaporean satellites lifted off Thursday on...
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Reclassification of Earth's minerals reveals 4000 more than we thought

5 days ago   |   New Scientist

Some scientists suggest minerals should be reorganised by the methods that make them, which would increase the known number of minerals on Earth by 75 per cent
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SpaceX closes out first half of 2022 with on-target launch for SES

SpaceX closes out first half of 2022 with on-target launch for SES

6 days ago   |   Spaceflight Now

SpaceX's 27th mission of the year lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 5:04 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography SpaceX closed out the...
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Earthly Order: ‘mercurial professor' with urgent ideas on climate change

6 days ago   |   The Guardian

In his ambitious new book, distinguished professor Saleem Ali tries to bridge the gap between politics and science to help plan for a safer future Saleem Ali - whose Twitter...
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NASA teases extraordinary images captured by its Webb telescope

NASA teases extraordinary images captured by its Webb telescope

7 days ago   |   Ars Technica

Enlarge / NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A for vacuum testing on June 20, 2017. Six months have passed since a...
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Solar activity is causing satellites to ‘sink' back towards Earth - and could destroy them

Solar activity is causing satellites to ‘sink' back towards Earth - and could destroy them

9 days ago   |   Daily Express

AN INCREASE in solar activity is causing satellites to "sink" into lower orbits - and risk destruction by falling into the atmosphere - experts have warned.
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AI can convert almost any 3D scene into the style of a famous artwork

Artificial intelligence can transfer artistic styles onto a 3D scene, including turning a bulldozer into the style of Van Gogh's The Starry Night painting Read more ...

Malleable Morality: The Importance of Diverse Voices in Shaping Intuitions...

Shelly Simana. Forthcoming. “ Malleable Morality: The Importance of Diverse Voices in Shaping Intuitions in Health Policymaking .” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Read more ...

Common injections don't help knee osteoarthritis more than placebo, large...

A commonly used treatment for people with knee osteoarthritis is barely more effective than the placebo effect in reducing pain and improving function, a new review of 50 years... Read more ...

Oxford researchers become EMBO members

Three University of Oxford academics have become the latest to join the 1,900 eminent life scientists in Europe and beyond that make up the European Molecular Biology... Read more ...

Correlation Tracking: Using simulations to interpolate highly correlated...

Ella M. King, Zizhao Wang, David A. Weitz, Frans Spaepen, and Michael P. Brenner. 4/2022. “ Correlation Tracking: Using simulations to interpolate highly correlated particle... Read more ...

A fourth-century supernova

A fourth-century supernova

Image: NASA/ESA/J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic . These delicate yet fast-moving filaments of gas belong to a supernova remnant designated as 1E 0102.2-7219, which resulted... Read more ...

We really can become ‘hangry', suggests first real-world test of idea

Some lab-based work has suggested we can become more irritable when we are hungry - now the phenomenon has been seen in the real-world too Read more ...

7 big questions the James Webb Space Telescope is about to answer

NASA will release the first full-colour images from the James Webb Space Telescope next week. Here's what it will be looking at first - and how it could address the biggest... Read more ...

What makes us smart?

Joseph Henrich and Michael Muthukrishna. Working Paper. “ What makes us smart? ”. PDF Read more ...

STAT+: Under new ownership, IBM Watson Health's core assets get a rebranding

The IBM Watson Health brand comes with baggage. But for its new owners, the core assets of the once-vaunted artificial intelligence outfit are the primary selling point for a... Read more ...