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New Space Telescope Cheops Ready for Science – Observes

Cheops, ESA’s new exoplanet mission, has successfully completed its almost three months of in-orbit commissioning, exceeding expectations for its performance. The satellite, which will commence routine science operations by the end of April, has already obtained promising observations of known exoplanet-hosting stars, with many exciting discoveries to come. The in-orbit commissioning phase …

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SCIENTISTS CREATE TINY DEVICES THAT WORK LIKE THE HUMAN BRAIN

Compared to a conventional computer, this device has a learning capability that is not software-based’ A major computing breakthrough has allowed researchers to develop ultra-low power devices capable of operating at the same voltage level as a brain. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst figured out a way to use biological, …

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How Environmental Satellites Are Helping Solar Power Plants on Earth

Scientists develop a method to convert Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) satellite data into detailed information about cloud cover properties, enhancing the ability to forecast available sunlight for solar power plants. The output of solar energy systems is highly dependent on cloud cover. While weather forecasting can be used to …

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Miniaturization of Quantum Computers Possible With New Electronic Cooling Technology

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a new electronic refrigeration technology that can enable major leaps in the development of quantum computers. Present quantum computers require extremely complicated and large cooling infrastructure that is based on mixture of different isotopes of helium. The new electronic cooling technology could replace these cryogenic liquid …

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic jet could be built by the end of 2020.

NASA’s new experimental supersonic X-plane is on a fast track to fly The plane, officially named X-59 QueSST in 2018 and often referred to as just X-59, was greenlit for final assembly during a critical design review in 2019. With this plane, NASA aims to create an ultraquiet craft that can travel over land …

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