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May 13, 2021

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Spaceflight Now

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday.

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NPR

An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has allowed a man who was left paralyzed by an accident to construct sentences swiftly on a computer screen. The man was able to type with 95% accuracy just by imagining he was handwriting letters on a …

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Space.com

NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance is starting to take the measure of its new Red Planet home. For the past five weeks, Perseverance has been focused primarily on supporting and documenting the pioneering flights of its little cousin, NASA’s 4-lb.

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The New York Times

Researchers urge an open mind, saying lack of evidence leaves theories of natural spillover and laboratory leak both viable.

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CNN

(CNN) — Qantas is offering a new “flight to nowhere” that will give travel-starved Australian residents the chance to admire the late May supermoon and full lunar eclipse from over 40,000 feet in the sky. If you were hoping to nab tickets, you’re out of luck — the …

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CBS News

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on October 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday.

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Phys.Org

When a piece of conducting material is heated up at one of its ends, a voltage difference can build up across the sample, which in turn can be converted into a current. This is the so-called Seebeck effect, the cornerstone of thermoelectric effects. In particular …

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NPR

Traces of rare forms of iron and plutonium have been found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, after some kind of cataclysm in outer space created this radioactive stuff and sent it raining down on our planet. The extra-terrestrial debris arrived on Earth within …

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The Wall Street Journal

To offset some of the effects of carbon emissions, solar geoengineering would seek to diminish the amount of sunlight reaching and warming the Earth. Photo: WSJ.

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Phys.Org

A team of physicists from Germany, the .S. and the U.K. managed to observe the motion of electrons from one atomically thin layer into an adjacent one with nanoscale spatial resolution. The new contact-free nanoscopy concept, which shows great potential …

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