Month: August 2019

Children are the future. Let’s make them the center of our communal efforts across industries. Getty I believe in creating high-functioning communities that are free of the mandate to produce. The idea being that if a community is high-functioning, they will be productive. The reality is that there are many communities that produce without being
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin In a turn of events this week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) revealed that it is “moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States.” To do this, the agency announced it will be accepting and reviewing applications from marijuana
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Fires in the Amazon rainforest have captured attention worldwide in recent days. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who took office in 2019, pledged in his campaign to reduce environmental protection and increase agricultural development in the Amazon, and he appears to have followed through on that promise. The resurgence of forest clearing in the Amazon, which
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As wearable technology grows ever more delicate and minute, some medical gadgets are on the brink of merging seamlessly with our skin. Researchers at Stanford University have now created a flexible electronic sticker that can wirelessly monitor a person’s pulse, respiration and muscle activity at the same time. A recent description of the unique system, known
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Wasteful spending constitutes an estimated 34% of U.S. healthcare, exceeding $1 trillion annually, and can be attributed to factors such as prevention failures, duplicate services, and over-treatment that could be eliminated without impacting patients. We are operating within a healthcare system that is reactive, inefficient, and overly reliant on trial and error. So what should
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After what SpaceX’s founder Elon Musk called an “embarrassing” glitch with Starhopper, an experimental rocket ship, the company pulled off an impressive launch and landing on Tuesday. “Congrats SpaceX team!!” Musk tweeted shortly after the attempt. “One day Starship will land on the rusty sands of Mars.” Starhopper is a roughly 60-foot-tall (18 meters) vehicle
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(Reuters) – SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company’s Mars rocket on Tuesday, rattling the nerves of people living near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s interplanetary ambitions. SpaceX’s Mars Starship prototype “Starhopper” hovers over its launchpad during a test flight in Boca Chica, Texas, U.S. August
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This article originally appeared in the Aug. 19, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. When the Aerospace Corp. launched the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration in 2017, one mission objective was to test water-fueled thrusters. At the time, the idea was fairly novel. Two years later, water-based propulsion is moving rapidly into the mainstream. Capella Space’s
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Blue carbon ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and salt marshes, store away a disproportionate amount of carbon. Often overlooked in blue carbon assessments, seaweed fragments that travel into the open ocean are a mechanism to permanently store blue carbon at depth or on the seafloor. Seaweed, also known as macroalage, sequester blue carbon.
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WASHINGTON — An uncrewed Soyuz spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station Aug. 26, nearly 72 hours after aborting its original attempt to dock with the station. The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft docked with the aft port on the Zvezda service module at 11:08 p.m. Eastern. Flight controllers reported no issues with the automated docking
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Via liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia Getty Shortly after an underwater volcano erupted in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean near the island of Tonga earlier this summer, several Australian sailors observed a large volume of pumice stones on the ocean’s surface. These stones are similar to those used for exfoliating skin – they
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“Why don’t we nuke them?” President Donald Trump asked during a White House briefing about hurricanes, according to an Axios report. Trump was advocating for a nuclear solution to the tropical storms that hit the southeastern US, according to Axios [although Trump has since denied the comment]. Sources who heard the president’s private remarks told
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