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AI-equipped sensors could prevent illegal deforestation

In a nutshell, we know that the world's forests are under threat. We lose somewhere between 80,000 and 150,000 square kilometers – about the size of Maine at best, and Louisiana in the worst – of world forests every year for human activity. [19659002] But it is much harder to determine which parts of the forest are most at risk, …

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Supercold carbon molecules

Science has become a little cooler in the Air Force Research Laboratory. Using a helium droplet method that cools down molecular species to near-zero, researchers in the turbine department of the Aerospace Engineering Directorate can see carbon clusters, including soot precursors, in combustion in a completely new way. "Our AFRL team recently scored an important breakthrough and were the first …

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Instruments for the next NASA mission to Mars are being tested in the Black Forest

23rd March (UPI) – Scientists in Germany are working hard to make NASA's next mission, the Insight mission, as accurate as possible. Researchers are currently testing a replica of the SEIS of the Probe Instrument Package, a combination of six seismometers that are used to study geological structures deep beneath the Martian surface. The test will help scientists in the …

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Paleontologists have bitten an old New England reptile

New Haven, Connecticut – Scientists have identified a new reptilian species from prehistoric Connecticut and, boy, they have a mouth on it. Called Colobops noviportensis The creature lived 200 million years ago he had exceptionally large jaw muscles that distinguished him from other reptiles. Compared to the large variety of reptile species Colobops noviportensis also had a bite. " Colobops …

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Only 117 years until this asteroid (possibly) hits us

Chicken Little was right. Literally the sky is falling. Not today and not tomorrow, but someday. NASA has announced that on September 22, 2135 (which happens to be a Thursday when you need to review your schedule), there's a small chance that a third of a mile (called Bennu) asteroid will crash into the ground Impact energy is equivalent to …

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Mercury in retrogression: what it means, why it is wrong

Is Mercury declining? A few times a year it is – although it is unlikely to affect your daily life. Shutterstock Mercury retrograde – or scientific, Mercury apparent retrograde motion – is a real phenomenon. It is an optical illusion that astronomers can observe as mercury accelerates across the Earth a few times a year. But it does not (19659006) …

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