A senior in high school helped create a device that uses the ozone to clean viruses.
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NIH Admits to Funding Gain-of-Function Research in Wuhan, Says EcoHealth Violated Reporting Requirements
A top NIH official admitted that U.S. taxpayers funded gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.
U.S. intelligence officials responsible for protecting advanced technologies have narrowed their focus to five key sectors: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, biotechnology, semiconductors and autonomous systems.Why it matters: China and Russia are employing a variety of legal and illegal methods to undermine and overtake U.S. dominance in these critical industries, officials warned in a new paper. Their success will determine "whether America remains the world’s leading superpower or i
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PixabayElectric cars are supposed to help the world go green and stop hurting the planet. Engineers at Brown University and the University of Maryland are taking that goal to another other level, with a new proposal for batteries made from trees, according to new findings published in Nature.Lithium ion batteries have become the go-to form of rechargeable batteries thanks to their extraordinarily long charge. You’re probably reading this story from a device powered by such a battery. Most electr
Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will launch it to the Moon.
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A NASA official told Congress on Wednesday that the United States needs more nuclear spacecrafts in order to compete with China.
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A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. Now researchers have pinpointed how years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tusks. In the region that’s now Gorongosa National Park, around 90% of the elephants were killed.
Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, 'pending regulatory approval'
SpaceX's Starship rocket is still in development in southeast Texas, with major progress being made on key elements like the launch tower construction, and installation of the vacuum-rated Raptor engines that will power the vehicle once it reaches space. Elon Musk says that it could be ready to make its first orbital flight attempt next month — provided it gets the regulatory sign-offs it needs. SpaceX will require approvals from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make the attempt, as it has for all of its prior test flights of Starship from its development location outside of Brownsville, Texas.
A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the young and sharing a communal nesting ground. Scientists said on Thursday the fossils include more than 100 dinosaur eggs and the bones of about 80 juveniles and adults of a Jurassic Period plant-eating species called Mussaurus patagonicus, including 20 remarkably complete skeletons. "It is a pretty dramatic scene from 193 million years ago that was frozen in time," said paleontologist Diego Pol of the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum in Trelew, Argentina, who led the research published in the journal Scientific Reports.
A new 10 year long DNA study says mankind did not wipe out woolly mammoths. Instead it was a threat facing humans now: climate change. The post Study Says Climate Change Killed Off Woolly Mammoths, Not Humans appeared first on Nerdist.
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NASA has completed stacking the 322-foot-tall Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft it will use for its next generation of deep space operations, including missions on and around the moon. (Oct. 22)
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIt has all the makings of a Frankenstein-esque horror movie about science gone wrong: A group of scientists huddled over small organs vaguely resembling the human brain, tinkering with drugs and trying to keep them “alive” as long as possible.But it’s not a freakshow science experiment. In fact, it’s about as far from a horror scene as you could get.University of Cambridge scientists are growing miniature models of human brains in the
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Lake Superior is among the fastest-warming lakes on the planet. Climate change may be the culprit behind its algae blooms too
APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Wis. — The kayakers stood for a moment on the beach, marveling at the clear sweep of blue. On a warm fall day along the south shore of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, the sun lolled toward the horizon, miles out from the peppered, coppered grains of sand anchoring the kayaks. Fresh off their first trip through the sea caves of the Apostle ...
The launch completes all its stages but fails in its goal of putting a dummy satellite in orbit.
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Fossils of the earliest "modern-looking" crabs were discovered in tree amber, estimated to date back 100 million years, rewriting crustacean history.
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The risk of extreme heat is a rising threat to fast-growing cities around the world.
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Two Colorado companies team to create research station in orbit, the second local space station project announced this year.
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South Korea’s first domestically produced space rocket reached its desired altitude but failed to deliver a dummy payload into orbit in its first test launch on Thursday. Lim Hye-sook, the country’s science minister, said Nuri’s first and second stages separated properly and that the third stage ejected the payload – a 1.5-ton block of stainless steel and aluminum – at 700 kilometers (435 miles) above Earth. Officials from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, the country’s space agency, said debris from the payload would have landed somewhere in waters south of Australia.
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BETHESDA, Md. — Chinese firms are collecting genetic data from around the world, part of an effort by the Chinese government and companies to develop the world’s largest bio-database, American intelligence officials reported Friday. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said in a new paper that the United States needs to better secure critical technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, semiconductors and other technologies related to the so-called bioeconom
How the metaverse, energy tech and AI might influence how we live in years to come.
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The horse bit and bridle kicked off ancient empires – a new giant dataset tracks the societal factors that drove military technology
Ancient military innovations – like the bit and bridle that enabled mounted horseback riding – changed the course of history. Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin/British Museum via WikimediaCommons , CC BY-NCStarting around 3,000 years ago, a wave of innovation began to sweep through human societies around the globe. For the next millennium the continued emergence of new technologies had a dramatic effect on the course of human history. This era saw the advancement of the ability to control horses with b