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History.comTopics: History, PoliticsOne of the earliest commemorations was organized by recently freed slaves.As the Civil War neared its end, thousands of Union soldiers, held as prisoners of war, were herded into a series of hastily assembled camp…
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Topics: Biology, COVID-19, History, PoliticsOn March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease…
Friday
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People walk through Piazza Duomo in Milan on May 7th. Some restrictions were lifted this week in Italy.BY CARLO COZZOLI/SHUTTERSTOCK. Topics: Biology, COVID-19, Mathematical ModelsThough I likely look like an alarmist to some of my neighbors and mos…
Thursday
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Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST NIST evaluated several commercially available contactless fingerprint scanning technologies in its May 2020 report. Topics: NIST, Optics, ResearchThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has evaluated several…
Wednesday
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Daniel Mazzone led the project to explore the mechanism that causes samarium sulphide to expand dramatically when cooled. Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory Topics: Materials Science, Quantum Mechanics, Research, ThermodynamicsMost metals expand…
May 19
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  Topics: History, Politics, Research, STEM A crowd began to form at the train station in Pocatello, Idaho, around 5:15 am on Wednesday, 10 May 1950. Some 700 bleary-eyed townspeople had come to see the president and neither the day’s cold weather n…
May 18
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 Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Fascism, Human RightsOn April 12, 1633, chief inquisitor Father Vincenzo Maculani da Firenzuola, appointed by Pope Urban VIII, begins the inquisition of physicist and astronomer Galileo Galile…
May 15
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 Topics: Biology, COVID-19, StatisticsUnless there is widespread testing for COVID-19, experts warn, cases will surge as governments reopen more businesses and public spaces. But there is still a woeful shortage of diagnostic tests for coronavirus i…
May 14
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 Topics: Astrophysics, Atomic Physics, Cosmology, PhilosophyWe are more alike than different. The atoms in our bodies are the same forged in distant stars; Carl Sagan said we are "made of star stuff."Then: we evolve under ultraviolet light at degree…
May 13
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Next big thing:Haifei Zhan and colleagues reckon that carbon nanothreads have a future in energy storage.(Courtesy: Queensland University of Technology) Topics: Applied Physics, Battery, Materials Science, NanotechnologyComputational and theoretical…
May 12
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At the former IBM research facility, Fishkill, NY Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics, Women's Rights Note: Yesterday, eleven years ago, we lost mom before Mother's Day weekend - on a Thursday. Happy Mother…
May 8
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Apr 24
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View of the Alpha Centauri system. The bright binary star Alpha Centauri AB lies at the upper left. The much fainter red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is barely discernible towards the lower right of the picture. Credit: Digitized Sky Survey 2; Acknow…
Apr 23
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 Topics: Applied Physics, Education, Internet, Nanotechnology, STEMToday poignantly, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Some of us celebrate in willing self-isolation; others wish a repeat of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic by callously campaigning f…
Apr 22
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Figure 1: Planar transistors vs finFETs vs nanosheet FET. Source: Samsung Topics: Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Moore's Law, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology So much for the Moore's law limit. Although under current circumstances,…
Apr 21
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Burbidge, pictured with her husband and research partner, Geoffrey, was appointed to numerous leadership positions previously held only by men. | W.W. Girdner/Caltech Archives Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Diversity, Diversity in Science, Women i…
Apr 20
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