September 15, 2019

OneWeb satellite internet mega-constellation set to fly

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By Jonathan Amos From BBC New London-based start-up OneWeb is set to launch the first six satellites in its multi-billion-pound project to take the internet to every corner of the globe. The plans could eventually see some 2,000 spacecraft orbiting overhead. Other companies are also promising so-called mega-constellations, but OneWeb believes it has first-mover advantage with an […]

This beautiful blue lizard is facing extinction

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From Daily Journal Found only in Grand Cayman, the westernmost part of the Cayman Islands, the Grand Cayman blue iguana is a striking creature. Its bright blue skin becomes brighter during breeding season, and its dark red eyes allow the lizards to see moving shapes at long distances. Although these iguanas have lifespans similar to […]

Netflix nature documentaries

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11 of the best nature documentaries on Netflix By Rosie Fitzmaurice From Business Insider On Saturday, April 22, the world celebrated “Earth Day.”Planet Earth/YouTube The world celebrated Earth Day on April 22, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It’s a good time to think about how we can protect our planet. […]

Even weak thunderstorms emit some of the most high-energy light on Earth

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable SAN FRANCISCO — Thunderstorms of all shapes and sized produce high-energy gamma ray bursts, which are potentially harmful to pilots and passengers of aircraft in extraordinarily rare circumstances, scientists reported for the first time on Monday. These bursts of energy, which are thousands of times more intense than typical X-rays, […]