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Shutterstock For those of us who love tennis, we know it is Wimbledon season now, where sportsmanship, mental and physical perseverance come together into one of the most exhilarating tennis tournaments in the world. A couple of years ago, I remember watching a match between a young but talented tennis player versus an established name in
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As commerce and society feel the impact of digitization, automation proliferates along assembly lines and deployment of robotics gathers pace, an influential U.K. academic at the operating helm of the country’s engineering academy says the time has come to ditch old clichés and have an apolitical holistic dialogue about future engineering skills. Meet Dr Hayaatun Sillem,
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NASA’s Voyager-1 spacecraft, now cruising through the local interstellar medium, has sent back pristine cosmic ray data allowing researchers to set new limits on the cosmos’ exotic dark matter. Artist’s concept of the Voyager-1 in flight.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Analysis of the 40-year-old spacecraft’s cosmic ray detections out beyond the heliopause — where the solar wind’s influence
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the largest land animals of all time. Reconstruction of the sauropodomorph dinosaur Ingentia prima showing an improved avian-like respiratory system with developed cervical air sacs
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Will Townsend HPE Aruba logo. Before I was a tech analyst, I spent many years in product marketing at Dell , Compaq, and HP , on both the consumer and enterprise sides of the business. As such, I tend to geek out on technology. Naturally, I jumped at the invitation to tour Hewlett Packard Enterprise  ’s
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(Photo by: Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images) What are the pros and cons of residential energy customers switching to solar? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora:
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Credit: NASA Artist’s depiction, Kepler-1652b. The list is getting longer. Space scientists just added two more worlds to the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog—the online database ranking the best picks for life in the galaxy. 55 planets now make the list—all places where extraterrestrials may exist. Or perhaps not; maybe nothing lives on any of them, not
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(Photo by TPG/Getty Images) What are some new trends in solar energy research and development in 2018? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on Quora: Before I answer the
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Most experts adjusted their projections for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season because one of the primary formation regions has exhibited cooler than normal sea surface temperatures. There has also been some discussion about whether a potentially emerging El Nino (warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean) will impact activity. Even with
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NASA / Cassini-Huygens mission / Imaging Science Subsystem One of the most intriguing, and least resource-intensive, ideas for searching for life in Enceladus’ ocean is to fly a probe through the geyser-like eruption, collecting samples and analyzing them for molecules that are the products of life. Perhaps the greatest quest in science today is to
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Energy Personality: Hannah Olmberg-Soesman Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable energy future in the region. A dynamic entrepreneur with a background in social work and a master degree in law, Hannah Olmberg-Soesman has managed to
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A massive collision forever tilted Uranus into a jaunty angle and may be why the planet is so cold. According to new research, a young protoplanet roughly twice the size of Earth is responsible for changing Uranus’ orientation and dooming the world to freezing temperatures. An international team of astronomers, led by Durham University in
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NASA / GSFC There is a large suite of scientific evidence that supports the picture of the expanding Universe and the Big Bang. The entire mass-energy of the Universe was released in an event lasting less than 10^-30 seconds in duration; the most energetic thing ever to occur in our Universe’s history. Looking out at
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DENVER, CO – JULY 03: Fireworks at the Independence Eve celebration at Civic Center Park celebration July 03, 2018. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Every Fourth of July, on the United States’ favorite cookout holiday, millions of Americans grill corn and barbecue hot dogs in celebration of the country’s independence. However, burgers and potato salad aren’t exactly
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Dr. Adrian Raine, clinical neuroscientist and Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, is among the scientists researching the link between homicidal violence and damage to the prefrontal cortex of the brain. (Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) This past April, criminal investigators and the field of
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(Photo by Will Powers/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Does anything other than light travel at the speed of light? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Viktor T. Toth, IT pro, part-time physicist, on Quora: Anything massless would
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Bob Sears, MD, the Southern California pediatrician under investigation for alleged medical negligence and inappropriately writing medical exemptions for vaccines, had his medical license revoked by the Medical Board of California until he fulfills the requirements of a court-ordered probation period of 35 months. The June 27 decision takes effect immediately and outlines stipulations that
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NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle An artist’s interpretation of the exoplanet Kepler-186f. Earth is the only planet in the universe known to harbor life. Earth’s orbital distance from the Sun ensures that it is not too hot, not too cold, and able to have liquid water on its surface. In other words, Earth lies within the Sun’s
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Credits: NASA / JPL / Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / David Aguilar Artist’s impression. Planets orbiting a Sun-like star. Once, this was an astronomical axiom, perhaps even a cosmic holy grail: Find lots of oxygen in the sky of an alien world, and life is likely somewhere below. But now, a new study in the
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Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Reuters) – A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space.  Bret Greenstein of IBM holds an artificial intelligence bot named CIMON, following a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, U.S., June 28,
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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Whether we’re sipping it to get going in the morning or pounding it to stay awake later at night, our favorite psychoative drug is, as always, in high demand. Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day according to recent estimates—over three cups each on average—delivering a jolt upwards of 300 mg
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