Daily Archives: 13.09.2021

Ireland to reach pre-pandemic employment levels by 2023

Paschal Donohoe also said the country has made enormous progress with its economic and public health The Minister for Finance has said that forecasts now indicate the country will get back to pre-pandemic levels of employment and broader economic performance by around 2023, but he is increasingly hopeful progress could be quicker. Paschal Donohoe also said the country has made ...

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Exoskeletons have a problem: They can strain the brain

Exoskeletons – wearable devices used by workers on assembly lines or in warehouses to alleviate stress on their lower backs – may compete with valuable resources in the brain while people work, cancelling out the physical benefits of wearing them, a new study suggests. The study, published recently in the journal Applied Ergonomics, found that when people wore exoskeletons while performing ...

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Gentlemen’s Hours: Remembering STS-48, Thirty Years On

Still in the grasp of the RMS, the massive UARS payload is readied for deployment. Photo Credit: NASA Late in September 2011, the skies above the Pacific Ocean were illuminated by an astonishing fireshow. NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS)—launched 30 years ago today, on 12 September 1991—returned to Earth in a blaze of glowing debris. Originally planned to survive ...

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Researchers Create the Most Powerful Magnet Ever Made on Earth: 20 Teslas

On September 5, 2021, a team of MIT researchers successfully tested a high-temperature superconducting magnet, breaking the world record for the most powerful magnetic field strength ever produced. Reaching 20 Teslas (a measure of field intensity), this magnet could prove to be the key to unlocking nuclear fusion, and providing clean, carbon-free energy to the world. Nuclear fusion has been ...

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