Month: June 2019

Most of my Forbes essays are meant to be informative pieces on weather, climate, and related sciences. However, there are moments when I use them for editorial commentary. This happens to be one of those moments. While browsing social media this morning, I was reminded of that meteorologists and weather enthusiasts have a habit of
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NASA’s Chris Scolese and Gen. Raymond breezed through the hearing where senators praised the nominees’ track records and qualifications for the job. WASHINGTON — “You both will do a great job,” Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told Christopher Scolese and Gen. John Raymond on Tuesday at the conclusion of their confirmation hearing.
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Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, so is almost always lost in its glare. But not this month. NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington If you’ve never seen the tiny planet Mercury, tonight could be your night. The elusive inner planet, which is usually lost in the Sun’s glare, this month becomes
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The famous cat-in-a-box thought experiment by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger is an illustration of one of the defining characteristics of quantum mechanics – the unpredictable behaviour of particles at the quantum level. It makes working with quantum systems incredibly difficult; but what if we could make quantum predictions? A team of physicists believes it’s possible.
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The inside of the LHC, where protons pass each other at 299,792,455 m/s, just 3 m/s shy of the speed of light. As powerful as the LHC is, the cancelled SSC could have been three times as powerful, and may have revealed secrets of nature that are inaccessible at the LHC. CERN At a fundamental
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SAN ANTONIO — The National Reconnaissance Office awarded commercial imagery study contracts to BlackSky Global, Maxar Technologies and Planet, Troy Meink, who leads NRO’s Geospatial Intelligence Directorate, announced June 3. If all goes as planned, procurement contracts could follow in six to 12 months, he said at the 2019 GEOINT Symposium here. The National Geospatial
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Rock-shelter near Çakallar volcano in modern Turkey showing rock art that may depict the erupting volcano. Uluso et al. 2019 Research, published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews, aimed to determine the age of prehistoric footprints found in the ash layer produced by the Çakallar volcano
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