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Russia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacy

Russia says data on Sputnik Covid vaccine shows 95% efficacy

Country offers to share technology, saying results positive for the entire world

The Guardian - 12 hours ago

SpaceX Starlink engineers explain outages, hiring for 'hot jobs'Business Insider

SpaceX Starlink engineers explain outages, hiring for 'hot jobs'Business Insider

Engineers on SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet said they wanted to reduce outages caused by obstructing branches or poles near users' terminals.

Business Insider - 12 hours ago

Full Moon 2021 calendar: Dates, times, nicknames for the brightest nights outside

Full Moon 2021 calendar: Dates, times, nicknames for the brightest nights outside

NASA charts the dates and times of every Full Moon expected to take place in 2021. Here's your guide to seeing every one.

Inverse - 12 hours ago

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

Lunar mission is latest milestone in China's space ambitions

WENCHANG, China (AP) — China’s latest trip to the moon is another milestone in the Asian powerhouse’s slow but steady ascent to the stars. China became the third country to put a person into...

Associated Press - 13 hours ago

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Previous images of large channels on Mars and giant wave-like features on its surface called “megaripples” indicate that the planet suffered from catastrophic floods in the past. Now, a team of scientists has used data gathered by the Curiosity rover to prov…

Engadget - 14 hours ago

Scientists Create Ultra-Hard Diamonds at Room Temperature

Scientists Create Ultra-Hard Diamonds at Room Temperature

Natural diamonds only form deep in the Earth under intense heat and pressure, but researchers say they've developed a way to create diamonds at room temperature.

ExtremeTech - 14 hours ago

Recording the Symphony of Cellular Signals That Drive Biology

Recording the Symphony of Cellular Signals That Drive Biology

Like a computer, cells must process information from the outside world before they respond. Scientists have now developed a powerful new way to observe the internal discussions responsible for cellular decisions.

hhmi.org - 14 hours ago

More than 12000 jobs available in tech sector; 95% of them PMET roles

More than 12000 jobs available in tech sector; 95% of them PMET roles

SINGAPORE: More than 12,000 information and communications technology (ICT) jobs are available under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to help boost a growing digital economy, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest jobs situation report on Tuesd…

CNA - 15 hours ago

Nature to add open-access publishing option in 2021

Nature to add open-access publishing option in 2021

Nature sets article processing charge at the equivalent of $11,250 for researchers selecting open-access publishing.

Inside Higher Ed - 16 hours ago

Asteroid the size of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa heading towards Earth at 90,000kph

Asteroid the size of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa heading towards Earth at 90,000kph

As a battered and beleaguered planet approaches the finish line of 2020, the universe appears to be playing a dark joke on humanity by sending five asteroids in two days, with a 2,700ft space rock to follow just days later.

RT - 16 hours ago

New clues shed light on importance of Earth's ice sheets

New clues shed light on importance of Earth's ice sheets

Researchers examining subglacial waters both from Antarctica and Greenland found that these waters have higher concentrations of important, life-sustaining elements than previously thought, answering a big unknown for scientists seeking to understand the Eart…

phys.org - 16 hours ago

Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option

Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option

The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative to subscription-only publishing.

nature.com - 16 hours ago

Viral video shows huge meteor fireball streaking across sky

Viral video shows huge meteor fireball streaking across sky

Incredible footage of a fiery meteor streaking across the night sky last week has gone viral online. Captured from a research boat off the coast of Tasmania, the video shows space debris flashing a…

New York Post - 16 hours ago

Redesigned 2021 Nissan Note Electric Crossover Revealed

Redesigned 2021 Nissan Note Electric Crossover Revealed

2021 Nissan Note gets a redesigned exterior and a new interior with a thoroughly upgraded second generation e-Power technology

gaadiwaadi.com - 17 hours ago

Scientists characterize second known minimoon

Scientists characterize second known minimoon

Astronomers using data collected with the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) have helped to characterize only the second known minimoon of Earth, a newly discovered asteroid with the designation 2020 CD3, or CD3 for short. The LDT observations helped to clarify…

phys.org - 19 hours ago

China launches ambitious mission to land on moon and return samples to Earth

China launches ambitious mission to land on moon and return samples to Earth

If successful, the Chang'e 5 mission will be the first in 44 years to bring lunar samples to Earth.

CBS News - 19 hours ago

Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way, study finds

Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way, study finds

The spiral-shaped disk of stars and planets is being pulled, twisted and deformed with extreme violence by the gravitational force of a smaller galaxy—the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

phys.org - 20 hours ago

Ancient Martian Megaflood: Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars' Equator

Ancient Martian Megaflood: Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars' Equator

Field Geology at Mars’ Equator Points to Ancient Megaflood Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to da…

SciTechDaily - 21 hours ago

For €9500, Nature journals will now make your paper free to read

For €9500, Nature journals will now make your paper free to read

Prominent family of highly selective journals expands open-access option

Science Magazine - 21 hours ago

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

Watch the largest Earth-observing satellite ever launch into space

A joint US-European satellite just launched into space, preparing to monitor rising sea levels across the world.

Inverse - 21 hours ago

Eureka: A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Eureka: A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Renowned researchers Manuel Blum and Lenore Blum have devoted their entire lives to the study of computer science with a particular focus on consciousness. They’ve authored dozens of papers and taught for decades at prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. And…

The Next Web - a day ago

SpaceX is about to break an incredible record for rocket reusability

SpaceX is about to break an incredible record for rocket reusability

Elon Musk's space-fairing firm will raise the bar with its Falcon 9.

Inverse - a day ago

Science Reveals Long-Lost Secrets of a Mummy's Portrait

Science Reveals Long-Lost Secrets of a Mummy's Portrait

Scientific analysis of an ancient portrait pigment reveals long-lost artistic details. How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that’s nearly 2,000 years old? Ple…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Incredible fossil shows T. rex and Triceratops locked in battle to the death

Incredible fossil shows T. rex and Triceratops locked in battle to the death

The fossil, nicknamed "Dueling Dinosaurs," will be on public display for the first time.

CNET - a day ago

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas

Here's how to see an incredible spectacle that hasn't happened in 800 years.

Popular Mechanics - a day ago

SpaceX Starlink launch: How to watch Falcon 9 hit a big milestone Tuesday

SpaceX Starlink launch: How to watch Falcon 9 hit a big milestone Tuesday

The company's next launch has been moved back from the weekend.

CNET - a day ago

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

It's been 44 years since humanity last brought lunar samples home.

space.com - a day ago

No Name, No Frills...No Driver: Loblaw tests driverless technology in delivery network

No Name, No Frills...No Driver: Loblaw tests driverless technology in delivery network

A ‘safety driver’ is also currently required to be in the vehicle in Ontario. In more than 30,000 test deliveries in North America so far, Gatik says it has not had an accident

The Globe And Mail - a day ago

Whodunit solved when 'sword' is found embedded in thresher shark

Whodunit solved when 'sword' is found embedded in thresher shark

Swordfish are known to be very aggressive fish.

Live Science - a day ago

Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

An evolutionary biologist explains all the things you might get into an argument over

Massive Science - a day ago

Laser fusion reactor approaches 'burning plasma' milestone

Laser fusion reactor approaches 'burning plasma' milestone

After a decade, National Ignition Facility nears a self-heated, sustained reaction, though net energy gain is still elusive

Science Magazine - a day ago

Wide-eyed prehistoric shark hid its sharpest teeth in nightmare jaws

Wide-eyed prehistoric shark hid its sharpest teeth in nightmare jaws

This predator's toothy grin came with a horrific twist.

Live Science - a day ago

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods

A massive meteor impact may have triggered shocking floods across the Gale Crater on Mars.

CNET - a day ago

Dublin jobs: Great news as Microsoft creating 200 exciting positions in €27m investment

Dublin jobs: Great news as Microsoft creating 200 exciting positions in €27m investment

The lucky applicants will work on developing, deploying and supporting cloud services as well as new technology

Dublin Live - a day ago

US moves to ban tech exports to 89 Chinese firms, Reuters says

US moves to ban tech exports to 89 Chinese firms, Reuters says

The Trump administration is close to issuing a list of 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies that would be unable to access US technology exports due to their military ties, Reuters reported, a move that could escalate tensions as the Biden administration …

The Star Online - a day ago

Scientists made a counterintuitive discovery about the Amazon rainforest

Scientists made a counterintuitive discovery about the Amazon rainforest

A study in Science Advances reveals some puzzling ecological traits in the wettest regions of the Amazon, suggesting the rainforest is tougher than we think.

Inverse - a day ago

Native Californians got high on hallucinogenic plants and painted rock art, study finds

Native Californians got high on hallucinogenic plants and painted rock art, study finds

The first clear evidence that Native Americans consumed hallucinogenic plants at rock art sites has been found in the Pinwheel Cave in Southern California, according to new research.

CNN - a day ago

T. rex and triceratops fossils unearthed in ferocious battle, to be displayed for first time

T. rex and triceratops fossils unearthed in ferocious battle, to be displayed for first time

A remarkable fossil is set to go on display for the first time ever, showcasing a T. rex and Triceratops fighting a ferocious battle to the death.

Fox News - a day ago

Full Beaver Moon Peaks November 30

Full Beaver Moon Peaks November 30

The Beaver Moon reaches its full peak on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at 4:30 a.m. EST. The moon will look full just after sunset on Sunday evening. Traditionally the Native Americans and colonial Americans used the monthly Moon’s and nature’s corresponding signs a…

Guardian Liberty Voice - a day ago

Jeff Bezos invests in Africa-focused fintech start-up

Jeff Bezos invests in Africa-focused fintech start-up

Jeff Bezos has agreed to back Africa-focused financial technology company Chipper Cash, making it his first start-up investment on the continent.

TechCentral - a day ago

In latest China jab, US drafts list of 89 firms with military ties

In latest China jab, US drafts list of 89 firms with military ties

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is close to declaring that 89 Chinese aerospace and other companies have military ties, restricting them from buying a range of US goods and technology, according to a draft copy of the list seen by Reuters.

CNA - a day ago

Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

Climate change presents new challenges for the drinking water supply

The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region is Germany's largest drinking water reservoir, supplying around one million people with drinking water in areas including the Halle region and the southern part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Water temperatures in the…

phys.org - a day ago

Quantum X-ray microscope underway at Brookhaven Lab

Quantum X-ray microscope underway at Brookhaven Lab

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have begun building a quantum-enhanced x-ray microscope at the National Synchrotron Light Source II. This groundbreaking microscope, supported by the Biological and Environmental Research progam at DOE's Office of …

EurekAlert - a day ago

Carbon Emissions in the US Decreases Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Carbon Emissions in the US Decreases Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Carbon emissions in the US have been found to have decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as published last week by the BNEF or BloombergNEF.

Nature World News - a day ago

Next-generation drones could learn from bumblebees' amazing flight

Next-generation drones could learn from bumblebees' amazing flight

Small insects understand how big they are, and can use that information while flying in a complex environment, new research shows.

unsw.edu.au - a day ago

Using strain to control oxynitride properties

Using strain to control oxynitride properties

Japanese scientists have stumbled onto a simple method for controlling the introduction of defects, called 'vacancy layers', into perovskite oxynitrides, leading to changes in their physical properties. The approach, published in the journal Nature Communi…

EurekAlert - 2 days ago