Daily Archives: 13.04.2021

The Same Technology Could Search for Microbes in Mars Rocks or Under the ice on Europa

Ever since it landed in the Jezero Crater on Feb. 18th, 2021, the Perseverance rover has been prepping its scientific instruments to begin searching for signs of past life on the Red Planet. These include spectrometers that will scan Martian rocks for organics and minerals that form in the presence of water and a caching system that will store samples ...

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Cosmic Opportunities №27

Fresh news are here. As we see, not that many people tend to change their work during the spring, compared to the winter months. Interesting tendency, lets look to what will happen next. Nathan Dickerman – 04’21 has left the “Planet”, he was Chief Commercial Officer (CCO/CRO). Took office as President of Field Operations in “Ouster”. Steven Watson – 04’21 ...

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‘When You Got Debts’: Remembering the Shuttle’s Maiden Launch, 40 Years On

The first use of the giant Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) came in April 1981 with the first launch of the Space Shuttle. Photo Credit: NASA Forty years ago, on 12 April 1981, the first winged orbital space vehicle carrying human pilots was launched from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Aboard Columbia for STS-1—the long-awaited maiden ...

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Japanese Regulator Warns Teens Who’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Crypto

Source: Adobe/oneinchpunch The top financial regulator in Japan, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has sent a warning of the possible risks involved with crypto investment for younger citizens after new legislation is set to effectively lower the crypto age of consent to 18. Back in 2018, the Japanese Diet voted in favor of a legal amendment to the country’s Civil ...

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Bitcoin mining in China could threaten climate policies, new study shows

Without appropriate intervention and policy changes, the energy consumption and carbon emissions from Chinese Bitcoin mining will jeopardise the country’s climate goals. These claims come from a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cornell University, Tsinghua University and University of Surrey. Their research finds that the annual energy consumption of the Bitcoin ...

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Why your electronic devices don’t last very long? Scientists have a good explanation

Electronic devices typically have a very limited lifespan. We usually think that it is because of planned obsolescence, which is probably is in many cases. However, material choices could be at fault as well. Scientists at the University of Sydney have just discovered how ferroelectric materials are fatigued and how this problem could be remedied in the future. Broken electronic ...

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Up to 20,000 construction workers return to sites

Much construction activity has been stopped since January 8 due to Covid-19 restrictions Up to 20,000 construction workers began returning to work on residential, early-learning and childcare sites around the country from today as Covid-19 restrictions ease. But there continues to be frustration within the industry that building work in the remaining parts of the sector that remain stalled cannot ...

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