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On The Impossibility Of Space Diving
Since E.E. “Doc” Smith’s 1934 novel, Triplanetary, people have dreamed about performing the first space dive. As we make our first steps toward commercialising space travel, many people have started to wonder if we are any closer to achieving the first space dive. Where Does Space Begin ...
By Mark Pierce
Old-School Statistical Learning Tools Challenge Neural Networks In Physics Problems
Neural networks are everywhere today. They are used to drive vehicles, classify images, translate texts, determine your shopping preferences, or finding your quickest route to the supermarket. Their power at making sense of small or large datasets alike is enabling great progress in a number of ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
W Pairs From Double Parton Scattering
When I explain to the public (in this blog, or at public conferences or schools) how the Large Hadron Collider operates, I have to gloss over a lot of detail that is unnecessary to grasp the important concepts, which enable other discussions on interesting subnuclear physics. This is good practice ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Is The Axial Higgs Mode An Explanation For Dark Matter?
About 94 percent of the universe is not detectable matter and the universe is expanding. Those two facts alone are how scientists recognize that gravity as we know it does not work at the very large scale.It also does not work at the very small. Various bits of speculation, hypothesis, and science ...
By News Staff
Time Crystals Open The Door To Quantum Computing
Time crystals are quantum systems whose lowest energy-state is where its particles are in constant motion. First proposed in 2012 by Frank Wilczek, time crystals are analogous to common crystals, except, whereas common crystals have atoms arranged periodically in space, time crystals atoms’ are ...
By Mark Pierce
Would Peer-To-Peer Charging Reduce Range Anxiety And Make Electric Cars Mainstream?
One of the sillier commercials for a cell phone I have seen in recent memory is some guy shaking his head in sadness that his phone is out of battery and a kindly person places her phone on his to give him a boost. They were able to use the Qi wireless charging capability to share energy with each ...
By Hank Campbell
You Don't Want To Be A Billionaire, And That's A Good Thing
Some politicians and cultural activists may claim that humans are propelled by consumerism but a new paper finds that isn't true. And that it is not true is a good thing.If we were all driven by greed, there would be no poverty. Developing nations would embrace science and have plentiful food. ...
By News Staff
The Biden Administration Is Mandating Condensing Furnaces - That's Bad For People And The Environment
The Biden administration has issued a decree that any furnace sold after 2029 must be a "condensing" furnace, and his environmental group allies are thrilled they have locked in another win.It may not be a win for the public.Imagine you are a consumer and your hot water heater goes bad and you ...
By Hank Campbell
Lost Hammer And A Blueprint For Life On Mars
Some areas on Mars are extremely salty, very cold, and have only a hint of oxygen - just like Earth. Yet even in the permafrost of Lost Hammer Spring in the Nunavut territory of Canada’s High Arctic, researchers have found microbes that have never been identified before. Using genomic and ...
By News Staff
A Species ‘Stock Market’ To Put A Price Tag On Biodiversity
The value of bees in pollination is overstated, outside the on-demand almond grower market the pollination done by bees would be taken up by 400,000 other species if bees disappeared tomorrow, but that doesn't mean they are not an important part of the ecosystem in other ways.The problem is that ...
By Hank Campbell
Polar Bear Genome From 100,000 Years Ago Shows It Was Genetically Modified
Genetic admixture didn't begin in the 1970s, when insulin became the first government approved genetically modified organism (GMO) and AquAdvantage salmon, where an Atlantic salmon expresses a natural gene from a Chinook salmon to grow faster, certainly was not the first time such genetic engineering ...
By Hank Campbell
Kyrgyzstan Was Ground Zero For The 14th Century Black Plague
In 1347, the Bubonic or Black Plague first entered the Mediterranean via trade ships transporting goods from the territories of the Golden Horde in the Black Sea. The disease tore through Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, in some cases claiming up to 60 percent of the population. It ...
By News Staff
Stop Eating Affordable Vegetables, It’s Just Too Dangerous, Claims Organic Industry Funded Paper
There is some produce advice coming from the activist camp yet again, but what they are selling is rotten. A recent paper senior authored by famed organic industry proponent Dr. Michael N. Antoniou raised an alarm about insecticide and herbicide residues found in the fecal microbiome of 65 ...
By Hank Campbell
DNA Repair Genes May Be Why More Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer
Smoking is a legitimate class 1 carcinogen, determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer before they were hijacked by activist epidemiologists out to scare people about the modern world.Yet it is not a magic bullet. Only 10 percent of smokers will get lung cancer, which does not ...
By News Staff
Media Hype Creates Demand For Black Market Knockoffs Of Molnupiravir And Nirmatrelvir
Antivirals, such as Merck’s molnupiravir and Pfizer’s nirmatrelvir, are given to people infected with COVID-19 when prescribed by a doctor or as part of a clinical trial. Yet entire websites exist that sell it without prescription anyway.COVID-19 caused numerous parts of culture to flip. In ...
By News Staff
Women Who Hug Before A Stressful Experience Have Lower Cortisol Hormone Levels
A new study finds that hugging a romantic partner can prevent the acute stress response of female bodies.Women who embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva compared to women who did not embrace their partner ...
By News Staff
AI To Elephants: The Legal Question Of Who Is A Person
Happy the elephant’s story is a sad one. She is currently a resident of the Bronx Zoo in the US, where the Nonhuman Rights Project (a civil rights organization) claims she is subject to unlawful detention. The campaigners sought a writ of habeas corpus on Happy’s behalf to request that she ...
By The Conversation
People Are Living Longer And Better Than Ever But A Sociologist Says There Are Warning Signs About The Future
A new paper says Generation X adults in the United States are more likely to have a greater number of chronic health conditions than those that preceded them, which will please environmental groups who claim that everything from pesticides to natural gas to cell phones is killing us, but is not ...
By Hank Campbell
Metonymy: Why A Word Like 'Gate' Added Lets People Know It's A Scandal
On June 17, 1972, Washington, D.C., police arrested five men for breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. Although the administration’s press secretary, Ron Ziegler, dismissed the crime as a “third-rate burglary,” its scope would grow to consume Richard Nixon’s ...
By The Conversation
Climate Change Led To The Spread Of Uralic Languages
The Uralic language family and languages such as Finnish, Estonian, Saami and Hungarian began to spread west approximately 4,200–3,900 years ago, first to the central Volga region and later to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic.The Uralic language family is a few hundred years younger than the ...
By News Staff
Abortion: For 59 Percent Of America Nothing Changes. What About The Rest?
The 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has been overturned, which means that the Supreme Court ruled that the right to an abortion is not federally protected by the US Constitution (in the 1973 case, that it couldn't be illegal under the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment), and is instead up to states ...
By Hank Campbell
Back To The Future Of Science Fiction
Vernians are the true believers who think Jules Verne's books are scientific manuals rather than fantastic stories. To my knowledge, there are few, if any, true Vernians around. Still, there are neo-Vernians today who see Verne's books are scientific manuals illustrating the theories of his day ...
By Quentin R. Skrabec
Sweden Has Gender Equality But Other Discrimination
Sweden is often lauded for its gender equality. The gender gap in unpaid (house)work is narrow. Wide access to affordable, state-subsidized daycare, together with the right for parents of young children to work part time, means that women’s participation in the labor market is relatively high ...
By The Conversation
Local Newspapers Can Be The New College Papers For Students
Local news outlets across the U.S. are struggling to bring in advertising and subscription revenue, which pays for the reporting, editing and production of their articles. It’s not a new problem, but with fewer and fewer journalism jobs as a result, a growing number of local newsrooms have found ...
By The Conversation
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