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Listen to NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter in Flight

NASA’s Perseverance rover used a microphone on its SuperCam laser instrument to listen as the Ingenuity helicopter flew for the fourth time on April 30, 2021. “This is an example of how the different payload instrument suites complement each other, resulting in information synergy,” said Perseverance payload development manager Dr. Soren Madsen, a researcher at…

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A Big Oil project in Africa threatens fragile Okavango region

This story was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The first Andreas Mawano Limbundi and his family knew of oil exploration in their village in northeast Namibia was as they watched a drilling site being set up about 200 meters from their homestead late last year. Their village —…

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5 Stock Video Sites for Royalty-Free Footage and Specific Types of Videos

Looking for a free stock video to use in personal or commercial projects? These sites offer a wide variety of footage for any type of movie project, including some specific needs. Some of the best sites for royalty-free stock images have also started offering free and royalty-free videos. But of course, using a dedicated video site…

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Using “Almost Inconceivably Fast” Measurements, Researchers Find Bubbles Speed Up Energy Transfer

Experiments with super-fast lasers show bubbles that form around atoms can speed up energy transfer. (Abstract artist’s concept.) Findings that could help further understand how living tissue reacts to radiation exposure. Energy flows through a system of atoms or molecules by a series of processes such as transfers, emissions, or decay. You can visualize some…

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Dinosaur skull scans reveal clues about flight—and communication

ByRiley BlackPublished May 6, 2021• 7 min readIt’s a golden age for paleontology: In recent years, scientists have gathered all kinds of clues about the way dinosaurs looked and lived, from awe-inspiring fossil reconstructions to preserved footprints and bite marks on bones. Now, paleontologists are showing that some of the most tantalizing indications of how…

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Inspiration4: The first all-civilian spaceflight on SpaceX Dragon

Home References Spaceflight Billionaire Jared Isaacman’s privately chartered space flight is scheduled to leave Earth in late 2021 as the first crewed space mission with no professional astronauts on board. The multi-day orbital flight, dubbed “Inspiration4,” was named to commemorate the four-person crew and their associated “pillars” of support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:…

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You finally got 5G on your iPhone – but here’s why you might want to disable it

In stark contrast to many other tech companies, Apple has never had an overriding obsession with being the first company to bring a product or technology to market. On the contrary, a consistent tenet of Apple’s product strategy has been to focus on being the best as opposed to the first. For this very reason,…

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China launches four satellites on Long March 2C rocket

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member. If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. A Long March 2C rocket lifts off Thursday with four Chinese satellites. Credit: XinhuaThree…

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Desert-Living Dinosaur Had Extraordinary Vision and Hearing

Shuvuuia deserti, a species of alvarezsauroid dinosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous epoch in what is now Mongolia, had extreme low-light vision and specialized hearing acuity, rivaling that of today’s barn owl. Life reconstruction of Shuvuuia deserti. Image credit: Viktor Radermaker. “Owls and nightbirds are nocturnal hunters of active prey that combine visual and…

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Former Maldives president wounded in assassination bid

Former Maldives president and current parliamentary speaker Mohamed Nasheed underwent more surgery Friday following an assassination attempt but his condition was described as stable. The Indian Ocean archipelago’s first democratically elected leader was seriously injured when a device attached to a motorcycle was detonated as he got into a car in the capital late Thursday,…