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CMU and NOAA mobile laboratories, collecting data in downtown Pittsburgh. Credit: CMU College of Engineering Despite the prominent health threat posed by fine particulate pollution, fundamental aspects of its formation and evolution continue to elude scientists. This is true especially for the organic fraction of fine particles (also called aerosol), much of which forms as
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ORNL researchers Garrett Granroth and Fahima Islam observe data filtered through their new software, which gives researchers access to data with five times more resolution than traditional data reduction methods. Credit: ORNL/Genevieve Martin Neutron spectroscopy is an important tool for studying magnetic and thermoelectric properties in materials. But often the resolution, or the ability of
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WASHINGTON — The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one of the last for the country’s most prominent backer of the industry. Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg and the country’s economy minister, said Jan. 16 that the
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We’re going forward to the Moon, together. NASA astronaut Alvin Drew answers the question, “Who is going with us?” He describes the purpose of the Gateway and how it helps with our plans to explore the Moon and Mars. Alvin also underlines how NASA partnerships will contribute to the Artemis Program. Comment with your #AskNASA
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company’s final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from US soil. Less than two minutes after liftoff from a launchpad in Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will fire
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WASHINGTON — NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft that will also serve as a dress rehearsal of sorts for upcoming crewed flights of the vehicle. At a Jan. 17 briefing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, officials with NASA and SpaceX said
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Since devastating wildfires began raging across Australia last year, news emerging from the country has often been dire: 15.6 million acres of land burned, at least 28 people killed, more than one billion animals estimated dead. But this week, there was a heartening development. According to Adam Morton of the Guardian, firefighters have successfully saved
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