Month: April 2020

Relative calm: the Sun as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Courtesy: NASA/SDO) The Sun appears to be far less active than other similar stars, an international team of astronomers has discovered. Timo Reinhold at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research  and colleagues made the unexpected discovery after studying long-term data gathered by the
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chile said on Thursday it would start reopening its national parks next week to give people a “well-being alternative” after weeks of coronavirus lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: Villarrica Volcano national park is seen at night, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Pucon, Chile, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra Escobar/File Photo Agriculture Minister
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By the summer of 2016, Marie Outtier had spent eight years as a consultant advising media agencies and martech companies on marketing growth strategy. Pierre-Jean “PJ” Camillieri started as a music software engineer before joining one of Apple’s consumer electronics divisions. Inspired by Siri, he left to start Timista, a smart lifestyle assistant. When the
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Inhofe: “Given that the FCC has made its decision, it’s critical our members understand the national security implications.” WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) announced the committee has scheduled a May 6 hearing on the impact on national security of the Federal Communications Commission’s approval of Ligado’s
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Affiliations Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Nine Cambridge Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142, USA Nada Y. Kalaany  & David M. Sabatini Department of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA Nada Y. Kalaany  & David M. Sabatini Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, USA
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In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we chat about how a serendipitous collaboration involving the co-founder of the Shady Oak Butterfly Farm in Florida and an evolutionary biologist in California has shed light on how structural colour evolves in the buckeye butterfly. We also report back from an online event in which
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If you look at the 2020 annual estimates for global electric vehicle sales, it sure seems grim. Wood Mackenzie predicts that because of the pandemic and resulting economic disruption, sales of EVs around the world will drop by 43 percent this year. Automakers that sell vehicles to consumers tend to be hit hard by macroeconomic
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Coronavirus causes severe respiratory illness in some people.Credit: Zhang Yazi/China News Service via Getty An experimental drug — and one of the world’s best hopes against COVID-19 — could shorten the time to recovery from coronavirus infection, according to the largest and most rigorous clinical trial of the compound. The experimental drug, called remdesivir, interferes
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Taken from the April 2020 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. (Courtesy: Kate Nepveu) What skills do you use every day in your job? I effectively have multiple jobs – including teaching, writing, administrative work and some research – so I
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