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Why obsessive K-Pop fans turn to political activism

In certain corners of the Internet, the organizational skills of K-Pop fans – the typically young and diverse international enthusiasts of Korean pop music who gather on social media every day – have long been legendary: through coordinated group actions, so-called fan armies of acts like BTS and Blackpink ensure that their favorite idols are trending topics that top the …

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Planetary Surveillance – A Plan to Turn the Atmosphere into a Giant Sensor Science & Technology

June 13, 2020 W.HEN AN EARTHQUAKE When geophysicists shook Nepal in 2015, they were surprised to find that they could see its reflection in the ionosphere, a layer of the atmosphere beyond 75 km above the earth’s surface. Ground-based instruments showed changes in the density of free electrons in this electrically charged zone. These curled outward from the point in …

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Fujifilm publishes app to turn mirrorless cameras into webcams

Fujifilm has released new software that allows you to use certain X-series and GFX-series mirrorless cameras as high-quality webcams. The app is called Fujifilm X Webcam and works via USB. So you benefit from much sharper lenses and larger image sensors than the potato camera of your laptop. You can even use Fujifilm’s well-known film simulation modes. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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SpaceX, ULA, is targeting Starstar rocket launches in turn

SpaceX and ULA are only four days away from an approximately 20-hour period in which they could attempt to launch their respective workhorse rockets in a row, potentially placing both Starlink satellites and a U.S. military spacecraft in orbit. If successful, the two missions would mark the fastest turnaround for launches carried out by the two competing companies on the …

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ESA wants to turn astronaut piss into moon bases

The European Space Agency says urine could play an important role in building lunar bases. The urea in the urine makes it an ideal ingredient for combination with the moon floor, creating a kind of “moon concrete” that hardens into rigid forms. You can find more stories on the BGR homepage. Not so long ago, researchers published a study that …

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ESA wants to turn astronaut piss into moon bases

The European Space Agency says urine could play an important role in building lunar bases. The urea in the urine makes it an ideal ingredient for combination with the moon floor, creating a kind of “moon concrete” that hardens into rigid forms. You can find more stories on the BGR homepage. Not so long ago, researchers published a study that …

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How Trump’s moon plan could actually turn out

(Newser) – – President Trump enacted an executive ordinance last month that allows US companies to mine the moon, but is it really possible? Sure enough Popular mechanics sets out enough of the science, current projects and history of enthusiasm for moon mining to make it appear real. “We’ve been in circles for a long time now,” says George Sowers, …

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