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Posted Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 by Jeff Safire

  An image of the whole sky showing 22 months of X-ray data from NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer payload aboard the International Space Station during its nighttime slews between targets. Image: NASA/NICER This image, which at first might strike you as a visualization of global flights or shipping traffic, is actually far…


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Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Jeff Safire

The 60 Starlink satellites that SpaceX is preparing to launch tomorrow, after two delays last week, are the first in a planned mega-constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites that Elon Musk hopes will bring affordable broadband Internet to everyone in the world.


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Posted Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Jeff Safire

Tired of trying to tap icons on small smartwatch screens? Some day you could just swipe right through the air above them thanks to miniaturized radar technology and its accompanying gesture recognition technology in development at imec, the Belgium-based R&D center.


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Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 by Jeff Safire

To help family physicians reach out to vaccine-hesitant parents, data scientists have shown how computer models can predict the likelihood that an individual child’s parents will not get him or her vaccinated.


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Posted Friday, May 3, 2019 by Jeff Safire

I found this article from 2016 quite interesting. I have been a “late person” my whole life – that is, I have always been a late-riser. Every now and then when I happen to wake up earlier because someone scheduled a meeting at 8 AM without asking for my consent, I have noticed it…


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