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Jul 19, 2020

New World Record: Fermilab Achieves 14.5-Tesla Field for Accelerator Magnet

Posted by in categories: futurism, particle physics

The Fermilab magnet team has done it again. After setting a world record for an accelerator magnet in 2019, they have broken it a year later.

In a June 2020 test, a demonstrator magnet designed and built by the magnet team at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab achieved a 14.5-tesla field strength for an accelerator steering dipole magnet, surpassing their previous record of 14.1 T.

This test is an important step toward addressing the demanding magnet requirements of a future hadron collider under discussion in the particle physics community. If built, such a collider would be four times larger and almost eight times more powerful than the 17-mile-circumference Large Hadron Collider at the European laboratory CERN, which operates at a steering field of 7.8 T. Current future-collider designs estimate the field strength for a steering magnet — the magnet responsible for bending particle beams around a curve — to be up to 16 T.

Jul 19, 2020

Neuroscientists Discover Each Of Us Has A Distinct Brain Signature: Could It Be Used To Predict Your Job Potential?

Posted by in category: neuroscience

New research shows that neuroscientists can identify us from our distinct brain signatures, much like a thumbprint. Will this procedure be used someday to improve hiring procedures, reduce absenteeism or predict job performance, productivity and career success?

Jul 19, 2020

Scientists Trace Origin of Smallpox Vaccine Strains Used in the Civil War

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists and historians working at McMaster University, the Mütter Museum and the University of Sydney have pieced together the genomes of old viruses that were used as vaccination strains during and after the American Civil War ultimately leading to the eradication of smallpox.

Smallpox was one of the most devastating viral diseases ever to strike humankind, killing about three out of every 10 people who were infected. Those who survived were frequently disabled, blind or disfigured.

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Jul 19, 2020

Harnessing AI and Machine Learning To Improve R&D Efficiency And Reproducibility

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

AI allows scientists to review data efficiently and accurately, uncover patterns, improve analyses and streamline operations. Find out more in this whitepaper.

Jul 19, 2020

See Jupiter and Saturn at their brightest this week

Posted by in category: space

This week, Jupiter and Saturn appear at their very best, with Jupiter having just arrived at opposition July 14 and Saturn to reach its own opposition July 20.

Jul 19, 2020

UAE Launches Mars Mission From Japan, First Such By An Arab Nation

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

The first Arab space mission to Mars, an unmanned probe dubbed “Hope”, blasted off from Japan on Monday, in a bid to reveal more about the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

The Japanese rocket carrying the probe developed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan right on schedule at 6:58 am local time (2158 GMT Sunday).

The launch of the probe, known as “Al-Amal” in Arabic, had twice been delayed because of bad weather, but the Monday liftoff appeared smooth and successful.

Jul 19, 2020

Astrophysicists unveil biggest-ever 3D map of Universe

Posted by in categories: energy, space

Geneva (AFP)

Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars.

The efforts of hundreds of scientists from around 30 institutions worldwide have yielded a “complete story of the expansion of the universe”, said Will Percival of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Jul 19, 2020

Why Underinvesting in Innovation is Riskier Than Ever

Posted by in categories: economics, health

Corporate boards have been debating the need to invest in innovation as a driver of future growth for the better part of a decade.

And while many enterprises have demonstrated an organizational commitment to innovation through standing up dedicated teams, allocating budget, and developing bets for the future, innovation leaders now face a sizable challenge. As the world grapples with the current public health crisis and its long-tail impacts on society and the economy, many CEOs and their boards of directors are looking for reasons not to invest in innovation.

Ali Geramian

Jul 19, 2020

Fully Superconducting Motor Prepares for Testing

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Circa 2019 o.o

Extreme power-to-weight ratio and efficiency will be key to electrification of aviation.

Jul 19, 2020

Watch live: United Arab Emirates launches its 1st mission to Mars

Posted by in category: space

Update: The UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter has successfully launched toward the Red Planet on its H-IIA rocket.

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first mission to Mars on a Japanese rocket today, July 19, and you can watch it live online.