Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.
Tags: Science, China, US, US China

Hurricanes on the scale of Katrina and Harvey are now 3 times more likely than a century ago: 'We cannot hope to combat storms'

A new study reveals that extremely damaging hurricanes are becoming more frequent relative to moderate storms, likely due to climate change.
Tags: Science, Harvey

Italy to require schools to teach climate change, in world first

Starting September 2020, public schools in Italy will have to incorporate 33 hours of climate-related lessons into their annual curriculum. Italy's education minister said it's part of an effort to place "the environment and society at the core of everything we learn in school."In the U.S., not all states have implemented teaching standards that call for lessons on climate science, but about 80 percent of parents said they support such standards. None Italy is set to become the first country t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Education, Climate Change, Cnn, South Africa, Italy, Innovation, Reuters, Jeffrey D Sachs, Kate Raworth, NPR Ipsos, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Fioramonti, Pretoria University

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites — and hits reusability milestones

SpaceX sent its second set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today, atop a Falcon 9 rocket that featured the fourth go-round for the first-stage booster and the first reuse of a nose cone. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came on time at 9:56 a.m. ET (6:56 a.m. PT). One of SpaceX's launch commentators gave a nod to Veterans Day as the rocket rose: "With gratitude to our veterans, today and always, go USA!" Minutes afterward, the rocket's first stage flew itself...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Usa, Science, Falcon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, StarLink

Mercury is traveling across the sun for the last time until 2032. Here's how to watch the rare transit.

The Mercury transit won't appear in space again until 2032. But if you want to watch the event, don't look at the sun without protection.
Tags: Science

Bloodhound diary: Racing at over 500mph

Land speed record holder Andy Green finally gets to drive the Bloodhound car across the Kalahari.
Tags: Science, Andy Green

How Salvaging Ancient Shipwrecks Might Lead us to Unveil the Mystery of Dark Matter

Shipwreck of the Mandalay. Source: NPS. In a Long Now talk on dark matter and dark energy, theoretical astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan said that “we simultaneously know quite a lot, and not a lot” about the key ingredients of our universe. What we do know is that dark energy makes up about 68% of the universe, with dark matter specifically, comprising about 27%. Dark matter is extremely pervasive but equally elusive. To date, scientists have been unsuccessful in actively detecting dark...
Tags: Science, Future, Rome, Atlantic, University College London, Nps, Priyamvada Natarajan, Natarajan, Robin George Andrews, Fernando -RSB- Gonzalez Zalba, Alan -RSB- Duffy, Perez Alvaroa, Gonzalez Zalbabc

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