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The fate of civilisation itself lies squarely in the hands of today’s leaders, Sir David Attenborough has warned in a strident address on behalf of the world’s peoples. Speaking at the opening of the United Nations COP24 Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, Attenborough implored the assembled delegates and decision-makers to listen to the voices
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(Reuters) – NASA’s deep space explorer Osiris-Rex flew on Monday to within a dozen miles of its destination, a skyscraper-sized asteroid believed to hold organic compounds fundamental to life as well as the potential to collide with Earth in about 150 years.  FILE PHOTO – NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Robin Li, co-founder and chief executive officer of Baidu Inc., speaks during the main forum at Baidu World conference in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Baidu, sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Google, has filed
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CIFAR named 29 researchers to the first cohort of Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence ChairsWilliam Falcon Deep learning, the core technique driving AI advancements today, can trace its roots to research labs at the University of Toronto and the University of Montreal. Research developed by Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio, and Yann Lecun (now at NYU), form
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WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 exclusively dedicated to small satellites launched Dec. 3, at 1:34 p.m. Eastern, carrying 64 satellites to low Earth orbit. The launch, procured by smallsat rideshare company Spaceflight Industries, was the first time SpaceX reused the same first-stage booster for three missions. The rocket booster previously launched Bangladesh’s Bangabandhu-1 satellite
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The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the crew formed of David Saint-Jacques of Canada, Oleg Kononenko of Russia and Anne McClain of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew
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The launch was an important return to flightNASA Russia has successfully launched three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), their first successful crewed launch since a hair-raising emergency landing 53 days ago. The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 6.31am Eastern time (11.31am UTC). On board were NASA astronaut
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WASHINGTON — Three new crewmembers are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful Soyuz launch Dec. 3, less than two months after the previous crewed mission suffered an abort during launch. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on schedule at 6:31 a.m. Eastern,
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A giant tortoise. Slow, but long-lived. It’s a metaphor.CC0 Creative Commons The game of science isn’t a sprint. We don’t leap from discovery to discovery, constantly rewriting our knowledge and overhauling long-held beliefs at a moment’s notice. Sure, science is a process of continual, never-ending updates, but it’s a slow, gradual exercise that creaks and groans forward through
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