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May 19, 2024


Blue Origin launches six tourists to the edge of space after nearly two-year hiatus

Blue Origin’s tourism rocket has launched passengers to the edge of space for the first time in nearly two years, ending a hiatus prompted by a failed uncrewed test flight. The New Shepard rocket and capsule lifted …

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NASA-funded pulsed plasma rocket concept aims to send astronauts to Mars in 2 months

The Pulsed Plasma Rocket (PPR), under development by Howe Industries, is a propulsion system designed to be far more efficient than current methods of deep space propulsion, enabling the trip between Earth and the Red Planet to be made in just two months.

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The evolutionary twist that could have helped dinosaurs rule Earth

Dinosaur means “terrible lizard.” The idea that the prehistoric creatures were scaly, sluggish reptiles with sprawling postures that dragged their tails through tropical swamps is deeply imprinted in the collective imagination.

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Mars craters pop in new images from ExoMars

The terrain of Mars has pockmarks and ripples from a variety of forces: asteroid collisions, volcanoes, wind erosion, and the movement of water and ice. New images from Mars highlight the diversity of the red planet’s craters. ESA released the new images …

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Watch: Blue Meteor Lights Up Skies Across Spain And Portugal, Wows Skygazers

Several videos have surfaced online showing a suspected giant meteorite streaking across the skies of Spain and Portugal on Saturday. As the bright blue light blazed across the sky, people in both countries captured the incredible phenomenon on their …

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Night sky lit up blue by meteor shooting over Portugal and Spain

A number of excited witnesses of the event uploaded stunning footage on social media, and now the European Space Agency has provided details on the flying object and its journey. In an update on X on Sunday morning, the ESA said: “It appears that this …

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Breaking bonds to form bonds: Rethinking the Chemistry of Cations

Summary: A team of chemists has achieved a significant breakthrough in the field of chemical synthesis, developing a novel method for manipulating carbon-hydrogen bonds. This groundbreaking discovery provides new insights into the molecular interactions …

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Innovative DL4MicEverywhere platform revolutionizes microscopy image analysis with AI

A team of researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) in Portugal, together with Åbo Akademi University in Finland, the AI4Life consortium, and other collaborators, have developed an innovative open-source platform called …

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How the brain turns light waves into rich colors and experiences

A recent study by neuroscientists at Columbia University has shed new light on this fascinating topic, identifying for the first time the brain-cell circuitry in fruit flies that converts raw sensory signals into color perceptions.

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UNM-Taos looks to the stars with upcoming observatory

Astronomer Drew Skepnek, center, shows Bud Branch holding Mikah Byers, from left, Lana Green and Jim Ludden how the El Valle Astronomy Club of Taos’ telescope works during a community outreach meeting Tuesday for the new UNM–Taos Cielo Centro observatory.

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