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Feb 14, 2023

‘PneumoPlanet’ inflatable moon habitat could house 32 astronauts

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The PneumoPlanet inflatable lunar habitat offers an opportunity for future lunar astronauts to comfortably live, eat and work on the moon, its designers say.

Feb 14, 2023

5 Effective Ways to Improve Concentration and Cognition

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What to do and not do to become less stressed and more focused at work and home.

Feb 13, 2023

ICON builds 3D-printed houses from disaster-proof concrete in Texas

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ICON has also completed a series of 3D-printed homes in Tabasco, Mexico. The company partnered with charity New Story in order to build 500 square-foot (47 square-metre) houses for families in need of shelter.

This community of homes withstood a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in June 2020 with no visible damage.

The Texan construction technology company is collaborating with BIG on a robotic construction project for the Moon.

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Feb 12, 2023

Beach erosion: Satellites reveal how climate cycles impact coastlines

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Researchers from UNSW Sydney have analyzed millions of satellite photos to observe changes in beaches across the Pacific Ocean. The findings, published in Nature Geoscience today (Feb. 10), reveal for the first time how coastlines respond to different phases of the El-Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle.

ENSO is a natural climate phenomenon that causes variations in over the Pacific Ocean. The warming phase, known as El Niño, and the cooling phase, known as La Niña, affect across different coastlines depending on the cycle.

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Feb 11, 2023

Arch-Conspirator review: Ancient Greek tragedy spun into sci-fi gold

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Veronica Roth (Tor)

THERE isn’t much world-building in Veronica Roth’s sci-fi retelling of Sophocles’s classic Greek tragedy Antigone. Then again, in Arch-Conspirator, there isn’t much world. A dusty dystopian city (Thebes in the original, but it isn’t clear where we are in the reboot) is all that remains after a thinly sketched environmental polycrisis has turned humanity into an endangered species.

Feb 10, 2023

Researchers Uncover a Simple Question That Could Help Determine Your Risk of Death

Posted by in categories: habitats, neuroscience

Researchers at the University of Tsukuba have discovered a connection between the risk of functional disability or death in older adults and the distance they are willing to walk or cycle to reach common destinations (such as a friend’s house or a supermarket).

As they age, physical or cognitive decline can make it difficult for some older adults to navigate their community, affecting their quality of life and becoming a burden on society. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of Tsukuba demonstrates that a willingness to travel longer distances by walking or cycling may help reduce the risk of early functional disability and mortality.

A recent study published in Health and Place presents a model linking death and functional disability rates in older adults to the distances they are willing to travel on foot or bicycle for common community trips. The research found that older adults who were only comfortable with short distances – such as 500 meters or less for walking, or 1 kilometer or less for cycling – faced higher risks of functional disability and death.

Feb 9, 2023

How Fast is SR-71 Blackbird?

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We humans are obsessed with speed. We bred the fastest horse when we first started riding. We looked for ways to put insanely powerful engines in our cars when we first started building them.

Feb 9, 2023

Japanese Research Project aims to Create Earth Like Artificial Gravity

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Researchers at Kyoto University have joined forces with contractor Kajima Corp. to develop gravity-defying habitats required for use on the Moon and Mars, complete with their own transportation system.

The researcher’s ambitious idea also comes with a space train that is set to function like trains on Earth while at the same time generating artificial gravity.

#SpaceHabitat #Space #Gravity #SpaceTravel #SpaceTrain

Feb 6, 2023

A 30-year-old canine in Portugal is officially the world’s oldest dog

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He has never been on a leash and eats only human food.

Bobi, aged 30 years and 268 days, was crowned as the world’s oldest living dog by the Guinness World Records last week. Bobi also holds the enviable record of being officially the oldest dog to have lived on the planet.

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Jan 31, 2023

Microsoft stops selling Windows 10 licenses a day early

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Marking an end to an era, Microsoft is no longer directly selling Windows 10 product keys on their website, instead redirecting users to Windows 11 product pages.

This month, Microsoft began displaying an alert on their Windows 10 Home and Pro product pages, warning customers that January 31st would be the last day to purchase a license.

“January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download is offered for sale,” the company says in an alert posted to its website.

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