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Great progress thanks to mini organs

A few stem cells, various growth factors, four to six weeks of time — and of course a great deal of expertise are needed to create a scaled-down but nevertheless lifelike and functional replica of a cervix in the laboratory. A new publication that has now appeared in the journal Nature Protocols shows how the…

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Progress made in construction of Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

A hole 22 meters in diameter near the summit of Cerro Chajnantor in Chile’s Atacama Desert, at an elevation of 18,400 feet stands ready for the cement foundation on which the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope will one day rest. Credit: Cornell University An enormous hole 22 meters in diameter has been dug near the summit of…

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HPE provides a progress report on the performance of its supercomputer in space

NicoElNino – stock.adobe.com Nearly one year on from its deployment, HPE shares details of some of the successful experiments its space-based supercomputer has been involved with By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 05 Apr 2022 9:45 Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has confirmed the supercomputer it set live on the International Space Station (ISS) in…

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NASA to Discuss Progress as Webb Telescope’s Mirrors Align

NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at noon EDT Wednesday, March 16, to provide an update on the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirror alignment…

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Works in Progress joined Stripe

Works in Progress has joined Stripe We are pleased to announce that Works in Progress has a new home at Stripe, where we’ll be teaming up with Stripe Press to further ideas for economic, scientific and technological advancement. Newsletter We are pleased to announce that Works in Progress has a new home at Stripe, where…

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Russian Progress freighter delivers 2.8 tons of supplies to International Space Station

Home News Spaceflight Russia’s robotic Progress 80 cargo spacecraft approaches the International Space Station on Feb. 17, 2022. (Image credit: NASA TV) A Russian cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday morning (Feb. 17), delivering nearly 3 tons of supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.The Progress 80 freighter docked with the…

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Superabsorption Progress Towards Quantum Batteries

University of Adelaide and their overseas partners have successfully proved the concept of superabsorption, a crucial idea underpinning quantum batteries. Quantum batteries offer the potential for vastly better thermodynamic efficiency, and ultra-fast charging time, much faster and more efficient than the electrochemical batteries like Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion, in common use today. By…

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We made significant progress in 2021 against climate change

Humans | Leader 15 December 2021 Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images“A YEAR of tackling great challenges.” In the title of our review of the year, “tackling” is the operative word. Two great challenges have dominated the past 12 months: the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, and efforts to address climate change, as embodied by the COP26…

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World AIDS Day: Progress Seen, but Inequities Persist

By Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Some progress has been made in the U.S. fight against HIV, with new infections falling among white gay and bisexual men over the past decade. But their Black and Hispanic counterparts did not see that advance, health officials say. The continuing inequities show up in…

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COP26 made real progress. It also isn’t enough.

After two weeks of discussion, infighting, and occasional tears, negotiators at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, finally reached an agreement on Saturday night that preserves the hope of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).  The final 10-page agreement will not, on its own,…