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A new solar sail concept could carry science to new destinations

Exploring farther out into the cosmos requires innovative, cutting-edge technologies to drive the missions. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program helps to unlock visionary ideas. Recently, the NIAC program selected the Diffractive Solar Sailing project for the Phase III study. This solar sail concept could carry science to new destinations. Solar sails use the…

A step closer to making terahertz technology usable in the real world

Terahertz is the type of electromagnetic radiation that lies between the microwave and the infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. THz radiation bridges the gap between photonic and electronic devices and offers many unused, unexplored bandwidths. Historically, the lack of sources and detectors, as well as the perceived lack of need, had contributed to the…

The best moisturiser for children with eczema is the one that they like to use

There are four main emollient types: lotions, creams, gels, and ointments. Yet, no clear evidence of which is best. A new study set out to find the best moisturiser by comparing their clinical effectiveness and safety. The Universities of Bristol, Nottingham, and Southampton study, enrolled 550 children with eczema under 12 years. The children were…

An enormous asteroid is going to make a close approach to Earth on May 27

The largest asteroid with enormous size (1.8 km in diameter)- four times the size of the Empire State Building- is going to make a close approach to Earth on May 27, confirmed NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). Known as 7335 (1989 JA), the asteroid will fly by from 2.5 million miles (4 million…

What We Know So Far About the Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday were in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, authorities said. The gunman killed 19 students and two teachers after barricading himself inside, following a shootout with law enforcement officers. It is the deadliest school shooting since 20 students and six faculty members…

As Starbucks Exits Russia, Another Symbol of American Capitalism Fades

Starbucks joined McDonald’s in announcing a permanent end to its operations in Russia this week, having previously suspended trading in Russia in March. The news comes amid an exodus of Western businesses from Russia, including tech giant Apple and furniture retailer IKEA. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Western businesses in Russia have been rushing towards…

14 Children, 1 Teacher Killed in Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting

The 21 victims of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday were in two adjoining classrooms at Robb Elementary School, authorities said. The gunman killed 19 students and two teachers after barricading himself inside, following a shootout with law enforcement officers. It is the deadliest school shooting since 20 students and six faculty members…

In Ukraine, Fiction Has Lost Its Meaning—But Recording the Truth Is More Important Than Ever

Thanks to the support of the democratic part of humanity, Ukraine has been fighting for its freedom for two and a half months against the Russian army, which is much larger, but, as it turned out, not much stronger than the Ukrainian army. Ukrainians are determined to win, to defend the sovereign right to life…

Air Pollution May Increase the Risk of Severe COVID-19

Air pollution poses a major threat to public health, having been associated with higher rates of heart disease, stroke, and respiratory illness. Now, new research also links it to worse outcomes of COVID-19. In a study published May 24 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, researchers looked at data from about 151,000 Canadians who tested…

Hubble shares a stunning image of striking pair of galaxy

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shares an image of striking pair of an elliptical galaxy NGC 541 and an unusual star-forming, irregular dwarf galaxy known as Minkowski’s Object. Located at circa 230 million light-years from Earth in a constellation Cetus, NGC 541 is about 130,000 light-years across. Minkowski’s Object, which appears bluish object to the lower…

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