Tag: Science

La Soyuz MS-18 “Y.A.Gagarin” despega rumbo a la EEI

Moscú, 9 abr (EFE).- La nave tripulada rusa Soyuz MS-18 despegó hoy rumbo a la Estación Espacial Internacional (EEI) en una misión dedicada al 60 aniversario del primer vuelo de un hombre al espacio, efectuado por el cosmonauta soviético Yuri Gagarin el 12 de abril de 1961. El lanzamiento de la Soyuz MS-18, bautizada “Y.A.Gagarin”, […]

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What’s solar geoengineering… and why is it controversial?

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine tackles a controversial question: Is solar geoengineering – an approach designed to cool the Earth by reflecting sunlight back into space or modifying clouds – a potential tool for countering climate change? The report, produced by a committee of 16 experts from diverse […]

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Scientists Implanted And Then Reversed False Memories In Trippy Study

Image: Maskot via Getty Images ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. For most of his childhood, famed Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget believed that he was kidnapped as a child, and the memory was so vivid that he recalled the subway station where it happened.  It was only at the age of […]

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Cambridge Quantum Computing Pioneers Quantum Machine Learning Methods for Reasoning

Quantum-assisted reasoning based on partial information demonstrates quantum machine intelligence that is accurate, flexible, and effective CAMBRIDGE, England, March 30, 2021 /CNW/ — Scientists at Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have developed methods and demonstrated that quantum machines can learn to infer hidden information from very general probabilistic reasoning models. These methods could improve a broad […]

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Government of Canada invests in research to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems in Atlantic Canada

OTTAWA, ON, March 29, 2021 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is further investing in research to better inform the protection of our oceans, lakes, rivers and waterways, and the many species that call them home. The unfortunate reality is that microplastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and oil- and gas-related contaminants enter our water systems due to […]

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Lights off as Earth Hour highlights climate change

The Canadian Press Yanks’ Voit needs knee surgery, giving chance for Jay Bruce TAMPA, Fla. — Major league home run champion Luke Voit needs knee surgery to repair a partial meniscus tear, an injury that opened a New York Yankees roster spot for Jay Bruce on Saturday as a converted first baseman. Voit will not […]

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Country diary: mist, music and mighty oaks evolve

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Photograph: Sandra Standbridge/Alamy” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/PlfkBjvthlbjarwg4QEVzQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTU3Ng–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/bI_TUjDu76yJRUVRDF.zrw–~B/aD02MDA7dz0xMDAwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media.zenfs.com/en/theguardian_763/a1a614b2ecc223281a00411f74262fdc” data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/PlfkBjvthlbjarwg4QEVzQ–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTU3Ng–/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/bI_TUjDu76yJRUVRDF.zrw–~B/aD02MDA7dz0xMDAwO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media.zenfs.com/en/theguardian_763/a1a614b2ecc223281a00411f74262fdc”> Photograph: Sandra Standbridge/Alamy Low-lying mist has extended this morning’s sunrise into a feature-length spectacle – the light remains diffuse and golden fully two whole hours after dawn. It seems to have inspired an extended chorus, which pours in from every which way at once – blackbird and […]

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Can AI be hypnotized?

It’s no longer considered science fiction fodder to imagine a human-level machine intelligence in our lifetimes. Year after year we see the status quo in AI research shattered as yesterday’s algorithms bear way to today’s systems. One day, perhaps within a matter of decades, we might build machines with artificial neural networks that imitate our […]

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The Only Excuse You Need to Keep Your Webcam off Forever: Climate Change

SDI Productions via Getty Despite there being a handful of reasons to turn off your Zoom camera in meetings, our bosses have generally demanded that we keep cameras on so they can verify that when we say we are “working from home,” we really are “working from home.”  It can feel like an invasion of […]

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Basalt rock that formed 50 million years ago discovered in Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire

A previously unknown form of basalt has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean. According to Forbes, a team of international scientists discovered it after drilling through the floor of the ocean. The findings of this research were published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications on 19 March. Speaking about their findings, co-author of the study […]

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The latest data from CERN hints at a whole new force of nature

When Cern’s gargantuan accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), fired up ten years ago, hopes abounded that new particles would soon be discovered that could help us unravel physics’ deepest mysteries. Dark matter, microscopic black holes and hidden dimensions were just some of the possibilities. But aside from the spectacular discovery of the Higgs boson, […]

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Scientists will test the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor this summer

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) will, if things go according to plan, move one step closer to becoming the world’s first functioning nuclear fusion reactor this summer when scientists conduct its inaugural test runs. Nuclear fusion has, traditionally, been used as the core scientific principle behind thermonuclear warheads. But the same technology that powers […]

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