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The head of the Russian space agency declares Venus a “Russian planet”

Moscow – If there is life on Venus, she may want to start learning Russian. The head of the Russian government space agency has claimed it as a “Russian planet”. The bold territorial affirmation comes in the wake of forensics research suggesting that life could exist on the celestial neighbor of the Earth, the second planet from the sun. Roscosmos …

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Fires, hurricanes and endangered sea ice: the climate crisis is here

Worst fires in U.S. history, Arctic sea ice tending to an all-time low, simultaneous hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, and the hottest summer in the Northern Hemisphere since record-breaking: scientists say sequence of disasters natural temperatures and this year’s record temperatures have overcome their worst fears. “We speculated 40 years ago about things that could happen, and I don’t think …

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Russia declares Venus a Russian planet

In 1969, the United States sent astronauts to the moon and placed the American flag as a sign that they were the first to land on the moon. A move was justified, especially during that time when the United States was in the midst of the space race with the USSR. However, it was not a sign to claim the …

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The ISS is getting its first commercial airlock

Commercial bladder A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is about to carry what will soon become the International Space Station’s first privately built airlock. The airlock, named Bishop and built by the aerospace company Nanoracks, is designed to carry payloads from inside the space station to the opening of space. The company has already built standardized boxes for space experiments and …

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The collaboration produces promising material for quantum computing

Illustration a: Graph showing the three materials combined to form the new material. Al is aluminum – the superconductor, EuS is the new addition, europium sulfide – the ferromagnet and InAs is indium arsenide – the semiconductor. In combination, they enable the desired Majorana zero modes to exist, allowing the quantum device to be an integral component in a topological …

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SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink Internet satellites today. Here’s how to watch live.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – SpaceX will launch another large batch of Starlink satellites in orbit for the company’s burgeoning megaconstellation today (September 17), and you can watch the action live online. The California-based company plans to load 60 Starlink Internet satellites on its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket from Pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than …

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A new discovery in pluripotent stem cells and induced regenerative medicine

In vitro culture of induced trophoblastic stem cells (pink) by enveloping clusters of naïve induced pluripotent stem cells (cyan). Credit: Xiaodong Liu, Jia Tan and Monika Mohenska An international collaboration involving researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and Monash University has made an unexpected discovery of stem cells in the world that could lead to new treatments for placental complications during …

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Researchers discover an effective path to convert carbon dioxide into ethylene

Illustration of the ElectroCatalysis system which synthesized the smooth nanowire and then activated it by applying a voltage to obtain the stepped rough surface which is highly selective for reducing CO2 to ethylene. Credit: Yu Huang and William A. Goddard III A research team from Caltech and UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has shown a promising way to efficiently convert …

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