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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Affects World’s Largest Physical Experiments

Italy’s Virgo gravitational wave detector had to be switched off.Photo credit: Claudio Giovannini / AFP / Getty The huge, sparsely populated Argentine pampas seem ideal for social distancing. In the Mendoza region, the Pierre Auger Observatory near Malargue consists of more than 1,600 car-sized plastic tanks filled with water, which are spread over around 3,000 square kilometers of land and …

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Biscuits in space: Furnace sent to the ISS for baking experiments

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with Cygnus replenishment spacecraft on board launches on Nov. 2 at the Wallops Air Base of Nasa, Virginia Northrop Grumman Antares rocket transported An oven was set up on the International Space Station (ISS) where astronauts can bake chocolate biscuits. A cargo ship with the specially designed "space oven" …

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18 new and noteworthy Android apps and live wallpapers from last week, including Walmart InHome Delivery, many Digital Wellbeing Experiments and ZenKey Powered by T-Mobile (10/19/1919)

Welcome to the compilation of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went online in the Play Store last week or were discovered by us. Today, I have an in-home delivery app from Walmart, six separate Google Digital Wellbeing Experiment apps, and a new password manager for T-Mobile users. So without further ado, here are the most notable …

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Fresh batteries, experiments on the way to the International Space Station – Spaceflight Now

A Japanese H-2B rocket takes off with the eighth HTV replenishment freighter. Photo credits: MHI / JAXA A Japanese H-2B rocket launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center with an automated freighter carrying more than 4.1 tons of batteries, experiments, equipment for spacewalks, water and provisions for the International Space station is loaded, was fired into orbit. The unflowed freighter …

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Experiments explore the secrets of "magic" angle superconductors

A team led by Princeton physicist Ali Yazdani has shown that strong electron interactions play a key role in superconductivity, which was discovered in graphene, a material consisting of a single element Layers of carbon atoms. Here, two graphene layers stacked on one another with a rotation result in a long-wave moir√© pattern. Credit: Designed by Kai Fu for Yazdani …

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Eva Kor, survivor of twin experiments in Auschwitz, dies at the age of 85

Eva Kor survived the sadistic pseudoscientific medical experiments on twins in the extermination camp Auschwitz. Decades later, she devoted herself to the narrative of Holocaust horrors aroused by religious and racial hatred and preached the power of forgiveness as a means to cure devastating traumas. Kor took young people on annual summer tours in Auschwitz. During a tour, she died …

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International experiments selected for China's Space Station

The United Nations Office on Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced Wednesday, June 12, the winners of their joint opportunity to conduct experiments on China Space Station perform. (CSS), which should be built in the next few years. Six winning projects were selected and three were selected under conditions. They were carefully evaluated by a …

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Envelopment of water silhouettes in 3-D polymer membranes for lab-in-a-drop experiments

Water packaging of a sessile drop. Photo credits: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126 / sciadv.aat5189 The ability to trap water in a confined space without manipulating it directly or using rigid containers is an attractive option. In a recent study, Sara Coppola and an interdisciplinary research team in Biomaterials, Intelligent Systems, Industrial Production Technology and Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare in Italy …

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