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Oct 2, 2018

First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

Posted by in category: physics

Only the third woman to win Nobel in Physics.


The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to a woman for only the third time since the award began.

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Oct 2, 2018

Dark stars come into the light

Posted by in category: cosmology

With help from dark matter annihilation, some of the universe’s earliest stars were able to grow much larger than they would otherwise.

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Oct 2, 2018

As stem cell and gene technologies advance, La Jolla conference mushrooms

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

Now in its 12th year, the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa continues to grow, much like the stem cells that are the center of its business and scientific discussions.

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Oct 2, 2018

DJI Can Now Authorize Drone Flights in Controlled Airspace

Posted by in categories: drones, government

DJI now has the US government’s permission to authorize drone flights in controlled airspace near airports.

The FAA has approved DJI as part of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. The agency rigorously tested and validated DJI’s technology capabilities before giving its stamp of approval.

DJI was one of 9 companies that were just newly authorized. The other eight are Aeronyde, Airbus, AiRXOS, Altitude Angel, Converge, KittyHawk, UASidekick, and Unifly.

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Oct 2, 2018

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites may use unique solar array deployment mechanism

Posted by in categories: materials, satellites

Spotted on an official SpaceX T-shirt commemorating Starlink’s first two prototype satellites and corroborated through analysis of limited public photos of the spacecraft, SpaceX appears to be testing a relatively unique style of solar arrays on the first two satellites launched into orbit, known as Tintin A (Alice) and B (Bob).

It’s difficult to judge anything concrete from the nature of what may be immature prototypes, but SpaceX’s decision to take a major step away from its own style of solar expertise – Cargo Dragon’s traditional rigid panel arrays – is almost certainly motivated by a need to push beyond the current state of the art of satellite design and production.

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Oct 2, 2018

New Horizons Sails Through ‘Final Exam’ Before Ultima Thule Encounter

Posted by in category: space

NASA’s New Horizons team has passed its ‘final exam’ ahead of the probe’s Jan. 1 flyby of the distant object dubbed Ultima Thule.

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Oct 2, 2018

University of Michigan professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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University of Michigan professor and Frenchman Gerard Mourou won a Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Oct 2, 2018

Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Death Toll Rises to 1,234 as Rescues Resume

Posted by in category: futurism

Here’s the latest after a powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a tsunami.

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Oct 2, 2018

Scientists may have uncovered an entire new whale species

Posted by in categories: law, sustainability

(CNN) — Scientists believe a fossil found at a landfill in California belongs to an extinct species of whale that lived between 4 and 7 million years ago.

The seven-ton fossil was unearthed in June during a construction excavation at the Prima Deshecha landfill in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County Waste & Recycling announced in a statement.

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Oct 2, 2018

Atom Smasher Detects Hints of New Unstable Particle

Posted by in category: particle physics

The Large Hadron Collider, a massive particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland, just discovered two new baryons and hints of a meson.

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