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Pence gives NASA and its contractors a promise and a warning – Spaceflight Now

HISTORY FOR CBS NEWS AND USED WITH AUTHORIZATION Vice President Mike Pence speaks on Saturday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Vice President's Office Despite the appearance and a different presidential tweet, the United States wants to 100% send astronauts back to the moon in 2024 to build a long-term, sustainable presence, according to Mike Pence, vice president …

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Silicon LED created by buzzing surface with high-speed electrons

Enlarge / .. Japatino / Getty Images A long time ago, in a place not so far away, I used to believe that future lasers and optics would have knocked into a tin. Yet silicon electronics still dominate all forms of computation and integrated circuit technology. For optics to really be useful, it needs to be based on the same …

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Astronomers map vast emptiness in our cosmic neighborhood

A smoothed rendering of the structure surrounding the local void. Our Milky Way is at the origin of the red-green-blue orientation arrows (each 200 million light-years long). We are at the boundary between a large, low-density cavity and the high density Jungfrau Cluster. Picture credits: R. Brent Tully An astronomer from the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawaii …

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Michael Collins of Apollo 11 reports on the crew's three-week quarantine on their return from the moon

The world was pleased when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed safely in the Pacific on July 24, 1969, after their incredible journey to the moon. Raided by USS Hornet helicopters, the three astronauts were greeted by President Richard Nixon, who was awaiting her return aboard the aircraft carrier. For Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, however, …

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AI protein folding algorithms solve structures faster than ever

<img class = "" alt = "Prokaryotes and eukaryotes respond to heat shock and other forms of environmental stress: Edward Kinsman / Science Photo Library The race for one of biology's greatest challenges – the prediction of 3D structures Proteins Based on Their Amino Acid Sequences – Increases Thanks to New Approaches to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Late last year, Google's …

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Cuttlefish ink found to be promising for cancer treatment

(left) Cuttlefish. Credit: North Atlantic Stepping Stones Science Party, IFE, URI-ILO; NOAA / OAR / OER. (Right) Comparison of tumor size after 16 days of various treatments, including squid ink nanoparticles (CINPs) and CINPs with radiation. Picture credits: Deng et al. © 2019 American Chemical Society Researchers have discovered that squid ink – a black suspension sprayed by cuttlefish to …

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