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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab said July 31 an investigation concluded that an “anomalous electrical connection” caused the failure of an Electron rocket launch nearly four weeks earlier, as the company makes plans to return to flight in August. The company announced that an internal accident investigation board, working with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, determined
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Chinese companies have made several vaccines that are currently being trialled. Credit: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Chinese companies are at the forefront of global efforts to create a vaccine for the coronavirus, with more than half a dozen candidates in clinical development. Last week, Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics published results1 from an early-stage clinical trial showing that its
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Mars 2020, the spaceship carrying NASA’s new rover Perseverance to the Red Planet, experienced technical difficulties and was temporarily running on essential systems only, the agency said Thursday. “Data indicate the spacecraft had entered a state known as safe mode, likely because a part of the spacecraft was a little colder than expected while Mars
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3D Model Aphrodite With Golden Virtual Reality Glasses On Blue Background. Concept Of Art And … [+] Virtual Reality. 3D Illustration. getty Oftentimes when we think about science, we think about abstract notation, formulas that are hard to read or understand. Another thought may come to mind is the rigidity of science the rule based
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The moon is again the object of competition between major space powers. These powers aim — perhaps even in this decade — to establish a permanent human presence on the moon’s surface and in its orbit, and exploit lunar resources for economic benefit. This renewed competition for the moon is the basis for the rise
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Students in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire, graduate with a digital-sciences degree in November 2019.Credit: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty I still recall my excitement when I started doing experiments during my master’s programme and saw a well-equipped laboratory for the first time. I adapted easily to the theoretical aspects of my course at the University of Orléans, France. But
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Artist’s impression of the water snowline around the young star V883 Orionis, as detected with ALMA A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF)/ALMA Solar systems without Jupiter-like planets may be rife with multiple habitable planets, say the authors of a new paper appearing in The Astronomical Journal. For decades, the idea was that massive gaseous planets at Jupiter-like distances from
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Raísa Vieira (right) is concerned about diversity losses among early-career researchers in Brazil.Credit: Raísa Vieira Years of slow improvement in diversity and inclusion in science could come undone because of the COVID-19 crisis. In a June letter to Nature Ecology and Evolution1, 19 researchers from around the world warned that job losses during the pandemic
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Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters Apple buys a lot of smaller companies, and doesn’t talk about what it plans to do with them.  However, on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook shed some
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WASHINGTON — Xtar, a company that provides satellite communications services to the U.S. government, has sold its only satellite to Hisdesat, one of its shareholders.  Virginia-based Xtar signed a leasing agreement that allows it to retain the same amount of capacity on the satellite, Xtar-Eur, despite the change in ownership, Jay Icard, Xtar’s chief executive,
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Plenty of prognostications, including this one from the World Economic Forum, tout the integral role artificial intelligence could play in “saving the planet.”  Indeed, AI is integral to all manner of technologies, ranging from autonomous vehicles to more informed disaster response systems to smart buildings and data collection networks monitoring everything from energy consumption to
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The CBETA accelerator at Cornell University, New York, is designed to recoup the energy it pours into making high-energy electron beams. Credit: Cornell University Particle physics 31 July 2020 Most linear accelerators are energy hogs, but a new model recovers waste energy that can be ploughed back into the system. Linear accelerators excel at speeding
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