For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron – the antimatter counterpart of an electron, one of the fundamental particles. Not only did they get some truly interesting results, but this achievement could become the first step towards potentially revolutionary discoveries. The experiment – an antimatter version of the
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In of August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri – the closest star to our Solar System. In addition, they confirmed that this planet (Proxima b) orbited within its star’s habitable zone. Since that time, multiple studies have been conducted to determine
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(Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images) Apple and Amazon are both flirting with one trillion dollar valuation. Apple deserves it. Amazon doesn’t, at least not yet. A trillion dollars may sound too big a valuation for a single company. It is roughly 5% of the American GDP. That sounds scary for some investors who
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“If you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes” – Anonymous Every afternoon, each of the National Weather Service (NWS) offices issues temperature forecasts for the next seven days. One of the products they issue for cities within their area of responsibility is called a Point Forecast Matrix (PFM). These are auto-generated forecasts from
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Hurricane Florence may affect the operations of several of the 16 nuclear reactors located in the Carolinas and Virginia, raising concerns about safety and power outages. Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, explains why nuclear power stations must take precautions during big storms. 1. Keeping cores
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ALCANTARA SPACE CENTER, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday. A view of Alcantara space center during
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A visualization created during the forecasting of Hurricane Harvey. “It is pretty close to reality,” Clint Dawson noted.Clint Dawson All hurricane forecasting models aren’t created equal, even when it comes to those used to model the same storm. The storm surge models used by the U.S. national government “tend to over-predict so people are scared and
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