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Any distant gravitational source can emit gravitational waves and send out a signal that deforms the fabric of space, which manifests as gravitational attraction. But this deformation only travels at the speed of light; distant objects must wait a long time before feeling that force.European Gravitational Observatory, Lionel BRET/EUROLIOS When you travel through the Universe,
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Plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis), computer illustration. Y. pestis are gram-negative bacteria from Enterobacteriaceae family. They have an ovoid shape with bipolar staining (more intensively stained at poles). The bacterium causes bubonic plague (the Black Death of the Middle Ages). The bacterium is primarily a flea-carried pathogen of rats. Transfer to man occurs when a flea
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The history of corn, one of humankind’s indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted a comprehensive genetic and archeological analysis of its domestication. FILE PHOTO: Corn cobs and yellow corn are on display at a market in Mexico City, Mexico May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Henry
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China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017. (Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images) The Trump trade war with China has never been just about America’s trade deficits. It goes to the heart of great power rivalry. The tariffs
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(Reuters) – Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans had ever been to the Moon, comments he later called a joke. FILE PHOTO: Dec 5, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors
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MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) – A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011. Virgin Galactic’s carrier airplane WhiteKnightTwo carrying a
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin SOURCE: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/facts-and-stats/impact-higher-education/Documents/made-at-uni-breakthroughs.pdfUniversities UK MadeAtUni is a campaign celebrates the transformational impact of UK universities. From inventing the television to observing the flight of mosquitoes to drive the future of transport, UK universities have been making breakthroughs for decades. 2018 has been no different, but many have gone unnoticed
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There is a gradual change afoot at fuel forecourts in several markets, whether developed or developing, being led by none other than the refining and marketing units of energy behemoths, including the top 20 international oil and gas companies ranked by market capitalization – that’s the increasing visibility of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. In Europe, much
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Annie Jump Cannon shared the experience of being deaf with her colleague Henrietta Leavitt.Smithsonian Institution https://www.flickr.com/photos/25053835@N03/3322793868/ December 11 is the birthday of astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who developed the system astronomers use to classify stars. But the most famous female astronomer in history almost abandoned her scientific career before it started. Astronomers classify stars based
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Greens can be greener.Georgia Tech “Don’t forget to eat your fruits and vegetables,” mom always said. The latest advice for healthy living may be growing those berries and greens with wastewater. Once you get past the “ick” factor, it’s actually better for the planet. The U.S Department of Agriculture has awarded a $5 million grant to
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