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More Interxion managing director Fabrice Coquio is seen at the construction site of Interxion MRS3 data center installed in an old German submarine base built during the Second World War in Marseille, France, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier PARIS (Reuters) – The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in
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Schematic of mutagenesis and fitness-assay pipeline. Credit: Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aay4199 More A team of researchers with members from Harvard University and one from the University of California San Diego has carried out experiments with yeast that show more-fit lineages are less tolerant to deleterious mutations than are those that are less fit. In their
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The microprotein PIGBOS (magenta) shown sitting on the outer membranes of mitochondria (green), where it is poised to make contact with other organelles in the cell. Credit: Salk Institute/Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core Facility More As the tools to study biology improve, researchers are beginning to uncover details into microproteins, small components that appear to be
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WASHINGTON – NSLComm, an Israeli startup that launched its first cubesat in July, is building two more cubesats with funding from customers including a major multinational corporation. “We have a working satellite in orbit with more than 90 percent success of the mission goals,” Raz Itzhaki, NSLComm CEO and co-founder, told SpaceNews. “The satellite is
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Astronomers dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have announced a new collaboration with scientists working on a NASA telescope. So has alien-hunting finally earned its stripes as a scientific discipline? To find out, AFP spoke to scientist Jill Tarter who has devoted her life to searching for signals emanating from distant galaxies and
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Orbit, while preparing for the first flight of its LauncherOne smallsat rocket, is in the process of choosing an engine for a three-stage variant that would be capable of sending payloads to other planets.  John Fuller, Virgin Orbit advanced concepts director, said the company is deciding between three “highly energetic third stage”
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A revelatory cache of fossils dug up in central Colorado details as never before the rise of mammals from the post-apocalyptic landscape after an asteroid smacked Earth 66 million years ago and annihilated three-quarters of all species including the dinosaurs. More Fossilized mammal skull fossils and lower jaw retrieved from the Corral
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This image provided by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios in October 2019 shows a rendering of the ancient Carsioptychus mammal taken from the PBS NOVA special, Rise of the Mammals. In this recreation, Carsioptychus coarctatus eats plants in a newly diversified forest, 300,000 years after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. (Jellyfish Pictures/HHMI Tangled
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A river dolphin swims in the Negro River in Brazil in 2015 More Amazon river dolphins are showing alarming levels of contamination mainly because of illegal panning for gold, conservationists say. Researchers measured contamination levels in 46 of these large freshwater creatures known for long, bottle-like snouts in major basins of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and
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Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute inspired the character played by Jodie Foster in the 1997 film Contact More Astronomers dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) have announced a new collaboration with scientists working on a NASA telescope. So has alien hunting finally earned its stripes as a scientific discipline? To find out,
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Jefferson Lab’s Ari Deibert Palczewski has been awarded a DOE Early Career Research Program grant to make a better theoretical model of accelerator preparation and performance. Credit: DOE’s Jefferson Lab More While particle accelerators may be on the cutting edge of science, the building and preparation of some particle accelerator components has long been more
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Indian space agency has released fresh set of pictures of impact craters on moon surface taken by its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Tuesday, while releasing a picture on its Twitter handle, said the images were taken by the Dual Frequency-Synthetic Aperture Radar (DF-SAR) on its Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter. According to ISRO,
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