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Cursor and Video Puts Into Perspective How Far Away James Webb s Camera Can See PetaPixelThe European Space Agency (ESA) has published a video that puts into perspective just how far away the latest target of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Cartwheel Galaxy, is.

On August 2, the Webb Team published a gorgeous high-resolution photo of the Cartwheel Galaxy, a rare ring galaxy that was formed as a result of a collision between a large spiral galaxy and another smaller galaxy.

 

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95ac29 9d7a7c109c2b416b9294d480587db2cc mv2The photovoltaic effect of ferroelectric crystals can be increased by a factor of 1,000 if three different materials are arranged periodically in a lattice. This has been revealed in a study by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU).

They achieved this by creating crystalline layers of barium titanate, strontium titanate and calcium titanate which they alternately placed on top of one another. Their findings, which could significantly increase the efficiency of solar cells, were published in the journal "Science Advances".

Image: Most solar cells are currently silicon based; however, their efficiency is limited. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Assets newatlasTo learn about the future of Earth’s climate we can look to the past, and o
ne of the best ways to do that is with samples drilled from deep ice cores. Now, scientists have dated what may be the world’s oldest ice core, with some sections potentially preserving samples as old as 5 million years.

The natural preservation ability of ice is dialed up to 11 in places like Antarctica, where tiny trapped air bubbles can capture pristine samples of the Earth’s atmosphere from thousands or even millions of years ago. Markers like carbon dioxide concentrations can be cross-examined with other ancient records to get a deeper understanding of what the climate was like in the distant past, and how things have changed.

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IWilliam Kilgallon was struck by the extensive experience/ skill set of the delegates and their commitment to nurturing and directing their respective universities along the road map to commercialising academic research.

The EiRs were from a wide range of disciplines, from mathematics to psychology and from biotechnology to engineering backgrounds. The key attributes they all displayed were experience in the commercial sector, being involved in innovation systems and a desire to make an impact within their EiR programme by bridging the gap between academic research and commercialisation.

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SEI 118879488Corneas made from pig collagen have restored sight for people who were previously legally blind or visually impaired. Two years after the operations, none of the recipients have reported serious complications or adverse side effects.

More than 12 million people around the world have corneal blindness, which can occur when the eyes’ clear, protective outer layer becomes cloudy or misshapen from damage or disease. Because corneal transplants currently require a human donor, only 1 out of every 70 people in need of care receive one. In many lower-income nations, the cost of the operation further complicates access to treatment.

Image: The cornea made from pig collagen THOR BALKHED/LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY

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Hexagonal fuel assembly of water water energetic r 2021 12 15 01 43 51 utcWe have ignition. An analysis has confirmed that an experiment conducted in 2021 created a fusion reaction energetic enough to be self-sustaining, which brings it one step closer to being useful as a source of energy.

The fusion ignition took place on 8 August 2021 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) in California, but NIF researchers haven’t been able to reproduce this landmark achievement since. They have spent the past year analysing the experimental conditions that …

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcContrary to the legends about brilliant ideas just falling from the trees like apples, great innovators don't sit or wander aimlessly waiting for inspiration to hit them in the head. Serendipity is real, of course, as are eureka moments in the shower, but the most prolific innovators actively work to increase their odds of making momentous discoveries.

 

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Woman wrinting on calendar 2021 09 02 10 31 12 utcIt was the return of business travel that tipped Stephanie Dismore’s calendar over the edge.

Earlier this year, as the HP senior executive juggled running to airport gates with a schedule still filled with pandemic-era Zoom calls, Dismore sat down with her assistant and did an audit of her meetings. Some were delegated. Meetings set up simply to share information were canceled, with a request sent for a slide deck. The rest were given a hard look and had to pass a test to stay on her calendar.

 

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Cyber security threat young woman using computer 2022 08 01 04 33 19 utcCybersecurity has become a top priority for governments, businesses and critical infrastructure operators, especially since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has been marked by sophisticated cyber attacks.

Cyberattacks on governmental websites were seen more recently in Taiwan when it experienced intermittent outages just before US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in the country earlier this month amid sharp warnings from China before the visit.

 

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The coodo yanko design 01Prefabricated architecture has been gaining a lot of popularity and momentum recently! It basically involves making buildings or building various components at a particular location, one that is better suited for construction, and then once completed, transporting it to the final site or location. Prefab architectural designs have a multitude of benefits – they keep costs down, ensure projects are more sustainable and efficient, and they also prioritize and pay attention to simplicity and modularity. And we have curated a collection of our favorite prefabricated designs for you – from a prefab tiny home that is a smart mobile unit to the Tesla of prefab homes– these prefabricated designs are a part of an integral growing trend in modern architecture, and could be the future of it as well!

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