Outer space

China enters the space race with a new space station competing with Russia and the US

The International Space Station is no longer the only place where humans can live in orbit. On Nov. 29, 2022, the Shenzhou 15 mission launched from China’s Gobi Desert carrying three taikonauts – the Chinese word for astronauts. Six hours later, they reached their destination, China’s recently completed space station, called Tiangong, which means “heavenly …

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Accenture and Planet Collaborate on Geospatial Intelligence for Supply Chain and Sustainability

A Phytoplankton swirl in the Sea of ​​Marmara in June 2021. Photo: Planet Accenture and Planet have formed a partnership to collaborate on sustainability and impact initiatives, including supply chain strategy and climate risk assessments, the companies announced Dec. 6. The collaboration will work to inform decision-making at organizations in industries including agriculture, consumer packaged …

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‘Completely different planets’ – government adviser quits because of home secretary’s views on women’s rights

A government adviser appears to have quit her role because of Suella Braverman, saying she and the home secretary are on “completely different planets” when it comes to women’s rights. Nimco Ali began advising the government on tackling violence against women and girls in 2020, having been appointed by the then-home secretary Priti Patel. But …

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Banks for the planet: The future of financing

When large and influential institutions that are not typically at the forefront of climate conversations take climate policy action, I pay attention. The impact may not seem immediate, but the ramifications tend to be huge. These institutions can affect governments, the global flow of money, how — and whether — climate change is managed, and …

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If Dark Matter is Made of Axions, This Could Be the Detector That Finds Them

As we’ve noted in plenty of other articles, science also moves forward by constraints. Understanding the limits of a physical phenomenon helps to develop better methods of looking for it, especially in its absence. Dark matter is an archetype of a missing phenomenon, but there are plenty of potential explanations for it. One of them …

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RevBio Launches an Experiment for its Regenerative Biomaterial on the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RevBio, Inc., announced that an experiment to study Tetranite®, the company’s regenerative bone adhesive biomaterial, has successfully been initiated onboard the International Space Station (ISS). On Saturday, November 26, 2022, the study materials were launched to the space station on SpaceX’s 26th Commercial Resupply Services (SpaceX CRS-26) mission, sponsored by the …

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NASA Mars Rover Carves Screaming Face Into the Planet’s Surface

This story is part of Welcome to Marsour series exploring the red planet. Usually when I spot faces on Mars, it’s because the local rock formations resemble them. A new face on Mars, however, is the work of NASA’s Perseverance rover. The accidental artistic masterpiece is the result of two sample collection holes combined with …

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13News Now Vault: Saving Hubble, our view of the cosmos

The groundbreaking Hubble telescope was first launched into orbit in 1990, but it didn’t take long for scientists to see something was wrong. NORFOLK, Va. — The year was 1990. The groundbreaking Hubble telescope was first launched into orbit, but it didn’t take long for scientists to see something was wrong. At the time it …

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