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Decades after the invention of electricity and significant investments in its generation around the world, one would expect a consequential decline in the demand and usage of traditional sources of energy such as charcoal, which are directly obtained from forest resources. However, our research shows that in some African economies, charcoal demand continues to surpass
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After an eight-year struggle, embattled Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki has finally received some validation. His 600-page proof of the abc conjecture, one of the biggest open problems in number theory, has been accepted for publication. Acceptance of the work in Publications of the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (RIMS) — a journal of which Mochizuki
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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universe´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen victim to the mass disruption brought about by the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Workers of Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array (ALMA) and visitors gather around a special vehicle as it loads
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Currently, live views from the International Space Station (ISS) are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit announced April 2 it has identified an airport in Japan as a potential site for launch operations, joining airports in the United States and Great Britain as hosts for the air-launch company. Virgin Orbit said that, working with ANA Holdings and Space Port Japan Association, it selected Oita Airport on the
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When Neil Ferguson visited the heart of British government in London’s Downing Street, he was much closer to the COVID-19 pandemic than he realized. Ferguson, a mathematical epidemiologist at Imperial College London, briefed officials in mid-March on the latest results of his team’s computer models, which simulated the rapid spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 through
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In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast we look back on the life of the prodigious condensed-matter physicist Philip Anderson, who died age 96 on 29 March. We also have an exclusive interview with Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy at the University of Bath, Carole Mundell, who talks about her research on gamma-ray bursts. Mundell is also Chief
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Amid the white noise of COVID-19 pandemic coverage last week, news about the $80 million funding round for alternative protein company Nature’s Fynd offered a bright beacon of positivity. While the financing revelation was delayed a week because of the crisis, the sizeable round extends the steady growth of funding for this particular niche of
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NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green answers the question “Why are we going to the Moon?” Comment on this video using #AskNASA with your questions for upcoming episodes! He addresses key questions about our plans to explore the Moon and Mars, including where we will most likely find water on the Moon. Jim shares his extensive
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In 2004, scientists extracted a substance called graphene from graphite – the material used to make pencils. Graphene can reveal chemical in the air, as well as disease enzymes in blood. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT
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