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Jensen Huang, head of chip manufacturer Nvidia, shows a prototype of the new chip called ‘Drive … [+] Xavier’ for autonomous driving during the technological fair CES 2018 in Las Vegas, USA, 8 January 2018. Photo: Andrej Sokolow/dpa (Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images The much-rumoured $40B purchase of
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Phosphine detected in the atmosphere of Venus. ESO / M. Kornmesser / L. Calçada & NASA / JPL / Caltech Astronomers have detected the presence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. This could indicate the presence of life since some living organisms are known to produce phosphine. There is a reason to be cautious
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NurPhoto via Getty Images Recent research published in American Psychologist identified five coping strategies that showed promise in staving off the stress of the pandemic. They are: The ability to make conscious decisions to change my life for the better. The ability to turn a negative into a positive. The ability/desire to seek out social
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Middle school, high school, and college students … [+] Paul Smith-Goodson Quantum and artificial intelligence are strategic technologies for the United States. According to Senator John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, “America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs based on
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Each month for the last 20 years, scientist and artist David Goodsell has published the Protein of … [+] the Month, showcasing his beautiful renditions of scientifically important and curious proteins. I featured some of his artwork at SynBioBeta’s global synthetic biology summit. SynBioBeta Each month for the last 20 years, scientist and artist David
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Drinks giant Coca-Cola is transitioning from virgin resin-based plastic to using plastic bottles made from 100 percent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) for their locally-produced brands in the Netherlands and Norway. The Western European division of the beverage behemoth says the two countries join Sweden, which completed the switch in December 2019, in being able to
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News that AstraZeneca and Oxford University were pausing clinical trials of their Covid-19 vaccine following adverse effects on a participant made huge headlines in the U.K. this week.  In the context of the country’s rising infection rates and a tightening of social distancing restrictions this is hardly a surprise. But the fact that the trial
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Nicolas Lefaudeux’s ‘Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length?’ Nicolas Lefaudeux One of the most prestigious astrophotography awards of all has gone to French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux for his “illusory” image of our neighbouring Andromeda Galaxy.  Well known in astrophotography circles for his stunning HDR techniques and particularly for his incredible image of the 2019 total solar
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