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Sep 21, 2019

Venus takes center stage in October 2020 observation campaign

Posted by in category: space

Next October, Venus will be the focus of an international campaign of coordinated observations involving two space agencies, three missions and multiple ground-based telescopes and planetary scientists around the world. The collaboration aims to shed new light on the thick and complex atmosphere of Venus. Plans for the campaign and a call for astronomers to participate have been announced today by Dr. Yeon Joo Lee of TU Berlin and Dr. Valeria Mangano of INAF-IAPS at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting in Geneva.

On 15th October 2020, the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft will pass close to Venus in the first of two flybys of the planet during the mission’s long journey to Mercury. The encounter will provide an unmissable opportunity to cross-check the accuracy of BepiColombo’s instrumentation with that of JAXA’s Venus orbiter, Akatsuki, and for the two missions to work together with Earth-based observers to study Venus’s atmosphere from multiple viewpoints and at different scales.

The BepiColombo mission was successfully launched on October 20th 2018, at 01:45 UTC. It consists of two scientific orbiters, ESA’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and JAXA’s Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO, renamed at launch Mio’), which are designed to explore Mercury and its environment. The mission will go into orbit around Mercury in December 2025. BepiColombo will use encounters with Venus in October 2020 and August 2021 to help it spiral onto an orbital path where it can catch up with fast-moving Mercury, which whizzes round the Sun every 88 days.

Sep 21, 2019

7 Dead From Rare Disease Spread by Mosquitoes

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The latest death in Massachusetts was a man in his 70s.

Sep 21, 2019

Cyborgs and immortality: into the research of Dr. Huberman

Posted by in categories: cyborgs, life extension, transhumanism

Who doesn’t want to live forever?

Every society has its own set of myths about finding eternal life: the Fountain of Youth for the Spaniards and Shangri La for the Chinese, for example. For the transhumanists, this myth may become a reality.

Dr. Jennifer Huberman is a cultural anthropology professor at UMKC whose recent research has focused on this emerging high-tech society. Initially, Huberman did not set out to study the transhumanists.

Sep 21, 2019

‘I am blue’: Woman changes color after using pain medicine for a toothache, doctors say

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A 25-year-old woman in Rhode Island was diagnosed with a rare and potentially fatal condition called acquired methemoglobinemia, which causes a person’s blood to stop releasing oxygen into their surrounding tissues, turning them blue.

Sep 21, 2019

IPhone 11 Pro

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, space

Apple says the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro feature the “toughest glass in a smartphone” and yesterday we saw the first drop test videos emerge. Now, PhoneBuff has shared a new video pitting the durability of the iPhone 11 Pro Max vs the Galaxy Note 10+.

Sep 21, 2019

Is the Multiverse real?

Posted by in category: cosmology

Do we live in the multiverse?

Sep 21, 2019

Deuterium, REDOX & Epilepsy — The Microbiome Connection

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Deuterium, REDOX & Vitamin C changes gut microbiome composition, affecting health & disease like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dysbiosis, IBS, IBD, Crohn’s.

Sep 21, 2019

Huawei Connect 2019

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Of interest?

Welcome to our annual HUAWEI CONNECT in Shanghai from September 18 to 20. At this year’s event we will announce our latest cloud and AI solutions, and share what we’re doing to help our customers and partners go digital.

Sep 21, 2019

Cancer Cells Have “Unsettling” Ability to Hijack the Brain’s Nerves

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Startling discovery could open up avenues for treating some aggressive tumors.

Sep 21, 2019

The Real Robotics Revolution Arrives as a Service

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

The real robotics revolution is not having robots take care of tasks but having them available to businesses as a service. And so another acronyms to represent the expanding world of as a service is added to today’s business vocabulary.