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Look up and see "Pink Moon" TONIGHT!

Look up and see "Pink Moon" TONIGHT! Once a year we land on Friday and will see the whole moon illuminated by the sun The full pink moon is expected to occur today at 12:12 BST (07.12 EST) Although the name, the moon will not appear as the color pink The name comes from a flower that blooms at the …

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Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air

Schematic of water surface where the spectral signature of one isotopically labeled water molecule is isolated with two infrared lasers. Credit: Nan Yang             Water, despite its central location in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery in many respects. One of those mysteries is the nature of water at the exact point where it comes …

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How superstitions spread

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ancient Roman leaders once decided on important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the birds' presence or flight pattern. Builders often leave the thirteenth floor from their floor plans and many pedestrians go well out of their way to avoid walking under a ladder. Although it is …

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The cases pile up for NASA's March 2020 spacecraft

In the middle of this image, the Mars 2020 spacecraft is stacked coupled to the spacecraft's rotational fixture (SCARF) in the High Bay 1 space of the JPL spacecraft facility. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Over the past few months, the High Bay 1 Cleanroom Room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered by parts, components, and …

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New method enables quantum simulations on larger systems

The repeated measurement of randomly selected transformations of individual particles reveals information on the degree of entanglement of a system. Credit: IQOQI Innsbruck / M.R.Knabl By randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can now determine the quantum intrusion of many particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. In Science …

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Elon Musk: Engines from core Falcon Heavy Booster "seems OK"

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 18 (UPI) – SpaceX holds hold of Falcon Heavy core booster that landed in the Atlantic after launch on April 11, founder Elon Musk in a tweet. [19659002] Landing the rocket's three boosters, which have built-in navigation systems, is crucial to SpaceX's reuse strategy, which allows lower start-up costs. Falcon Heavy took off from Florida's Kennedy …

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