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Reaction Engines' precooler tech demo chills 1,000°C air in less than 1/20th of a second


The Register - Published

Bezos floats 'national team' to build Moon lander

Four aerospace firms will team up in a bid to build a lunar landing system.
BBC News - Published

Dry season increase in photosynthesis in Amazon rain forest

A new study demonstrated the potential of the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite to measure and track chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis..
Science Daily - Published

Much of the earth is still wild, but threatened by fragmentation

Half of the Earth's land surface not covered with ice remains relatively wild -- but many of these 'low human-impact' areas are broken into small, isolated pieces, threatening their future.
Science Daily - Published

Ants: Jam-free traffic champions

Whether they occur on holiday routes or the daily commute, traffic jams affect cars as well as pedestrians. Scientists have demonstrated that ant colonies, however, are spared these problems and..
Science Daily - Published

Machine learning's next frontier: Epigenetic drug discovery

Scientists have developed a machine-learning algorithm that gleans information from microscope images -- allowing for high-throughput epigenetic drug screens that could unlock new treatments for..
Science Daily - Published

New way to wrap liquid drops could improve drug delivery

Researchers have developed a faster, cheaper way to coat liquid medication, an invention that could improve how drugs are delivered in the body.
Science Daily - Published

Marked slowdown of cell division rates in old age

In a novel study comparing healthy cells from people in their 20s with cells from people in their 80s, researchers say they have documented that cell division rates appear to consistently and markedly..
Science Daily - Published

New flame retardants, old problems

New flame retardants escaping from our TVs, other electrical and electronic products, and children's car seats are just as toxic as the flame retardants they're intended to replace, according to a new..
Science Daily - Published

Elusive atomic-scale magnetic 'signal' in a Mott insulator revealed

Spin-polarizing scanning tunneling microscopy allowed researchers to detect an elusive atomic-scale magnetic signal in a Mott insulator, reports a team of scientists.
Science Daily - Published

New treatment may reverse celiac disease

A phase 2 clinical trial using a new technology show it is possible to induce immune tolerance to gluten in individuals with celiac disease. After treatment with the technology, the patients were able..
Science Daily - Published

New study underpins the idea of a sudden impact killing off dinosaurs and much of the other life

Fossil remains of tiny calcareous algae not only provide information about the end of the dinosaurs, but also show how the oceans recovered after the fatal asteroid impact.
Science Daily - Published

Fish more tolerant than expected to low oxygen events

Fish may be more tolerant than previously thought to periods of low oxygen in the oceans, new research shows.
Science Daily - Published

World's loudest male bird bellows at females sitting right next to it

Bellbirds produce sound as powerful as loudest human instruments
Independent - Published

New rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride

new rocket fairing design offers smoother quieter ride
Satellites are built to live in the harsh environment of space but engineers must also factor in the rigours of the journey there. ESA has helped RUAG Space Switzerland to develop new rocket fairings..
ESA - Published

NASA: Ozone Hole Smallest on Record

The hole in Earth's ozone layer above Antarctica is at its smallest size on record, with scientists calculating that it's less than half its usual size for this time of year. NASA posted a release with..
Newsmax - Published

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs caused mass extinction by acidifying ocean, scientists find

New research suggests that impact had devastating results for marine life
Independent - Published

Two astronauts conduct a successful spacewalk, world+dog lose minds


The Register - Published

Bad Language Politics In India: Why Modi Wants To Demote English

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE -Essay- A few days ago, I was giving lectures around the Silicon Valley, in California. The IT hub of the world, the Silicon Valley is the site of several pioneering..
Worldcrunch - Published

India to build solar, wind farms along Pakistan border

india to build solar, wind farms along pakistan border
Mumbai (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 India plans to build a string of renewable energy projects along its sun-baked, wind-whipped western border, officials said Monday, as New Delhi continues an ambitious..
Solar Daily - Published Also reported by •Energy Daily

Young climate activists in Africa struggle to be heard

young climate activists in africa struggle to be heard
Accra (AFP) Oct 19, 2019 As Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion inspire climate protesters across the globe, young African activists say they still struggle to make themselves heard. "No..
Terra Daily - Published

Zimbabwe rights groups accuse govt of 'abuses'

zimbabwe rights groups accuse govt of 'abuses'
Harare (AFP) Oct 15, 2019 Zimbabwe rights groups on Tuesday accused the government of continued abuses since the despotic rule of late ex-president Robert Mugabe came to an end two years ago, with..
Terra Daily - Published

New plasma wave accelerator propels electrons to record speeds

new plasma wave accelerator propels electrons to record speeds
Washington (UPI) Oct 21, 2019 Scientists have set a new record for electron acceleration using a plasma wave accelerator. The new technology produced electron beams with energies up to 7.8 billion..
Energy Daily - Published

S.Africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry

s.africa to increase coal-fired energy, sparking climate outcry
Johannesburg (AFP) Oct 18, 2019 South Africa's government announced Friday that the country would increase its use of coal-fired energy, provoking outrage from climate groups. Africa's biggest..
Terra Daily - Published

Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites
London, UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and..
Energy Daily - Published

Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells

atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according to new..
Terra Daily - Published

Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution
London (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 Shipowners say they are trying to cut their heavy-polluting industry's impact on the environment by using cleaner energy - but some have stalled over limiting the speed of..
Terra Daily - Published

US defence secretary in Saudi Arabia on unannounced visit

us defence secretary in saudi arabia on unannounced visit
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia, state television said, days after the Pentagon said it was bolstering its forces in the kingdom amid..
Energy Daily - Published

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: unicef
Paris (AFP) Oct 15, 2019 A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a..
Terra Daily - Published

Despite having enough food, humanity risks hunger 'crises': report

despite having enough food, humanity risks hunger 'crises': report
Paris (AFP) Oct 18, 2019 Despite producing more food than it can consume, humanity risks a menacing mix of "food crises" brought on by social inequalities, environmental degradation, climate change..
Terra Daily - Published

Study details version of insecticide DDT lost in aftermath of WWII

study details version of insecticide ddt lost in aftermath of wwii
Washington (UPI) Oct 14, 2019 In a newly published study, scientists recounted their rediscovery of a fast-acting insecticide DFDT, the forgotten relative of the infamous pesticide DDT. "We set out..
Terra Daily - Published

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

croissant making inspires renewable energy solution
London, UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by..
Energy Daily - Published

Why modified carbon nanotubes can help the reproducibility problem

why modified carbon nanotubes can help the reproducibility problem
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 Our search for sustainable energy generation technology has led researchers to investigate various materials and their combinations in many types of devices. One such..
Energy Daily - Published

Turning plastic waste back into high-quality plastic with advanced steam cracking

turning plastic waste back into high-quality plastic with advanced steam cracking
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 A research group at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has developed an efficient process for breaking down any plastic waste to a molecular level. The..
Terra Daily - Published

Apple boss Cook meets Chinese regulator after HK app criticism

apple boss cook meets chinese regulator after hk app criticism
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2019 The CEO of Apple has met with the top market regulator in China, a statement said Friday, a week after the tech giant faced heavy criticism over an app Beijing accused of..
Energy Daily - Published

Cathay woes pile up as passenger figures dip again in September

cathay woes pile up as passenger figures dip again in september
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 18, 2019 Cathay Pacific cut its economic outlook on Friday following a second successive drop in monthly passenger traffic after the airline faced a backlash from Beijing over..
Energy Daily - Published

G20 expected to back OECD's digital tax proposal

g20 expected to back oecd's digital tax proposal
Washington (AFP) Oct 18, 2019 G20 finance ministers Friday are expected to give the green light to an OECD proposal that aims to find an agreement on taxing global tech giants by June. The deal aims..
Energy Daily - Published

Safe Genes Tool Kit Takes Shape

safe genes tool kit takes shape
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 16, 2019 DARPA launched the Safe Genes program in 2017 to establish a "safety by design" strategy for guiding the development of an array of powerful, emergent genome editing..
Terra Daily - Published

AFRL enhances safety for survival specialists with wearable health technology

afrl enhances safety for survival specialists with wearable health technology
Wright-Patterson AFB OH (SPX) Oct 18, 2019 An Air Force Research Laboratory team recently delivered version 2.0 of the Survival Health Awareness Responders Kit (SHARK) to U.S. Air Force instructors..
Terra Daily - Published

China's top diplomat says 'confident' of investment deal with EU

china's top diplomat says 'confident' of investment deal with eu
Paris (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 China's foreign minister said Monday that he was confident of a investment deal being clinched with the European Union, while pressing for talks "as soon as possible" on a..
Energy Daily - Published

China's 'unicorn' startups exceed US number for first time

china's 'unicorn' startups exceed us number for first time
Beijing (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 China now has more privately-held start-ups valued by investors at over $1 billion than the US, a report said Monday. There were 206 Chinese firms out of a global total of..
Energy Daily - Published

China seeks WTO okay for $2.4 bn tariffs on US goods

china seeks wto okay for $2.4 bn tariffs on us goods
Geneva (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 China will ask the World Trade Organization for permission to impose tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of US goods as compensation in a dispute that dates back to 2012,..
Energy Daily - Published

Day after protests, Lebanese don gloves and clean up

day after protests, lebanese don gloves and clean up
Beirut (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 Medical student Lynn Abi Khalil, 17, says she could not take part in Lebanon's massive spontaneous protests against the government so instead she picked up gloves and a..
Terra Daily - Published

Earth's original building blocks discovered in diamond-bearing rocks

earth's original building blocks discovered in diamond-bearing rocks
Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Oct 18, 2019 Scientists have detected primordial chemical signatures preserved within modern kimberlites, according to new research by a multi-national team involving a..
Terra Daily - Published

Insects on the move are trying to escape the heat

insects on the move are trying to escape the heat
Washington (UPI) Oct 21, 2019 Most studies looking at the links between climate change, migration patterns and the shifting ranges of vulnerable species have focused on larger animals, usually birds..
Terra Daily - Published

Pound dips as Brexit saga drags but hopes for deal lend support

pound dips as brexit saga drags but hopes for deal lend support
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 Sterling fell on Monday after MPs voted to delay passing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, though losses were limited by hopes the country can..
Energy Daily - Published

Stable Botswana to vote in rare cliffhanger

Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) Oct 21, 2019 Botswana votes on Wednesday in the most closely fought general election in the history of the southern African country, long known as one of the continent's..
Terra Daily - Published

Trump says 'phase 1' China trade pact on track for November

Washington (AFP) Oct 22, 2019 US President Donald Trump on Monday said progress in developing the text of a partial trade pact with China means he will likely be able to sign it next month. Trump..
Energy Daily - Published

Wind turbine design and placement can mitigate negative effect on birds

wind turbine design and placement can mitigate negative effect on birds
Urbana IL (SPX) Oct 19, 2019 Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that by..
Energy Daily - Published

Mars 2020 Rover unwrapped and ready for more testing

mars 2020 rover unwrapped and ready for more testing
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 22, 2019 In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 4, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers remove the inner layer of..
Space Daily - Published

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