Rajesh Maingi, a world-renowned expert on the physics of plasma, has been named to co-lead a national program to unify research on liquid metal components for future tokamaks, doughnut-shaped fusion facilities."It's a pleasure to be offered the opportunity to do this," said Maingi, whose current roles include serving as principal U.S. investigator for liquid lithium and impurity powder experiments on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in China.Fusion powers the sun and starsFusion, the power that drives the sun and stars, is the fusing of light elements in the form of plasma -- the hot, charged state of matter composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei -- that generates massive amounts of energy.Scientists are seeking to replicate fusion on Earth for a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity.The DOE-sponsored program will be funded at $1 million per year by the DOE Office of Science's Fusion Energy Sciences program, with $325,000 per year for PPPL.
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The oldest company in the world is a hotel called Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Japan, which opened in 705.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Larger companies, like those listed on the S 500, tend to live about 15 years today.We looked into the data on the world's oldest companies, and a few themes became clear: People have wanted to eat, drink, learn things, or perhaps kill each other once in a while for a long time.The secret to its success is a sense of inter-generational pride, the report says:There are even some staff whose families have held the same post for generations, passing it from parent to child to grandchild.
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The efficient extraction of oil and gas from within the Earth's crust requires accurate images of subsurface rock structures.Some materials are hard to capture, so KAUST researchers have developed a computational method for modeling large accumulations of subsurface salt, a challenging material to derive accurately from seismic imaging data.Seismic imaging involves sending soundwaves into the ground, where they will be reflected at boundaries between rock structures.Scientists analyze the reflected soundwaves to determine subsurface rock types and formations, and to pinpoint fossil fuel reservoirs.However, in some regions, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the subsurface is peppered with salt bodies, which are huge accumulations of salt formed millions of years ago deep inside the Earth.Salt is a low-density, buoyant substance, meaning that salt bodies gradually rise through the Earth's crust over time.
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On the same day that the Earth survived an expected near-miss with asteroid 367943 Duende, Russian dashcams unexpectedly captured footage of a different asteroid as it slammed into the atmosphere, exploded, and injured more than 1,000 people.Asteroids provide a direct connection between the Earth and interplanetary space.Craters such as the Barringer Crater in Arizona are a stark reminder.The dinosaurs died out due to a different impact not far away in the Gulf of Mexico.Fortunately, nobody died as a direct result of the explosion.And the same asteroid which would cause a few casualties by exploding over a forest could kill thousands by instead exploding over a large city.
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India has announced a successful launch to its second moon mission as the Chandrayaan-2 mission lifted off on Monday at 14:43 local time.The launch came a week after India had stopped the launch due to a technical issue.The remedy of the obstacle and launch prompted the head of India’s space missions to say that his agency “had bounced back with flying colors” after the abort of the initial launch.India’s goal with the mission is to become the first country to land on the Moon’s south pole.Currently, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is in orbit around the Earth where it will remain for the next 23 days before departing to head to the Moon.India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission is notable as it marks the first time that an interplanetary mission is being led by a pair of women.
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When the first astronomers turned their eyes to the heavens, tens of thousands of years ago, their view was unobscured by the glow of city lights.The centerpiece of this ancient nightscape was a flat grey disc that hung in the sky: the moon.On Dec. 14 1972, NASA astronauts in the Apollo 17 mission climbed back into their lunar spacecraft and departed the moon for Earth.In January, China landed the first spacecraft on the far side of the moon.What follows is a decade-by-decade account of the future of our moon, featuring the thoughts and ideas of some of the world's leading scientists, astronomers, space archeologists, sci-fi authors and futurists.By the end of the decade, the first Chinese astronauts are preparing to make their way to the surface of the moon.
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New episodes of The Expanse are officially coming our way in December – and we now have a better idea of what to expect from the sci-fi show’s fourth season, its first after moving from Syfy to Amazon Prime.While previous seasons of The Expanse have focused on the tensions between the residents of Earth, Mars, and the Belt – much of it wrapped up in a mysterious alien substance called the protomolecule – season four will find the show exploring new territory, literally, as the characters head to Ilus (also called New Terra) a newly colonised Earth-like planet.The Comic-Con panel participants included cast members Steven Strait (James Holden), Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata), Wes Chatham (Amos Burton), Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal), Frankie Adams (Bobbie Draper), and Shohreh Aghdashloo (Chrisjen Avasarala), as well as showrunner/executive producer Naren Shankar and executive producer Ty Franck.The panel kicked off with everyone agreeing they were both shocked and stoked as hell when they found out that Amazon would be saving the former Syfy show from an early grave.“We love being together, and we’re dedicated to bringing you a show that speaks for humanity, that represents you in a way that maybe you don’t feel represented [elsewhere], and so we feel a responsibility.“It’s a profound place to work, it’s a profound cast, it’s a profound production to be a part of.”
A VPN works by extending a private network over a public network, and this allows you to send and receive data anonymously on your device.To gamers specifically, this means easy access to restricted games like Fortnight, Pokémon Go, or DayZ which due to various reasons, may not be available in your region.Although it might sound unnecessary, these VPNs allows you to unblock geo-restricted games, access locked servers from other regions on earth, protect against harmful malware, and eliminate ads.This risk gets amplified when you are playing online; where your data regularly is exposed to others in that server.Protect yourself today by subscribing to our list of the best gaming VPN for 2019, and choose the best VPN, which offers the most features within the given budget.Don’t forget there’s also always a chance that the VPN connection shall reduce your ping time and thus improve download speeds for your game, which overall affects the responsiveness of your game.
The report also offers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the amorphous iron (Fe Amorphous) market.According a recent study published by Fact.MR, the amorphous iron  market is expected to envisage 6% volume growth in 2019 y-o-y over 2018 to surpass 2,427 tons in sales.The study finds that demand for amorphous iron has increased significantly over the past few years as end-users are aiming to reduce their dependency on rare-earth magnets, due to their fluctuating supply and soaring prices.Owing to the extraordinary magnetic properties of amorphous iron, rare-earth magnetics are being replaced by amorphous iron or Fe amorphous in a wide range of industrial applications.Request Free Sample Report Here:https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S_id=2472Chapter 1 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market - Executive Summary1.1 Summary of key Findings1.2 Summary of Statics1.3 Megatrends1.4 Opportunity Assessment (Optimistic, Conservative & Likely)1.5 Wheel of FortuneChapter 2 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Overview2.1 Introduction      2.1.1 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Taxonomy      2.1.2 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Definition2.2 Global Soft Magnetic Materials Market Size (US$ & Mn) and Volume (tons) Forecast, 2013-2027      2.2.1 Global Soft magnetic Materials Market Y-o-Y Growth2.3 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size (US$ Mn & Volume) and Volume (tons) Forecast, 2013-2027      2.3.1 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Y-o-Y Growth2.4 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Dynamics2.5 Forecast Factor2.6 Value Chain2.7 Cost Structure2.8 Investment Feasibility Matrix2.9 Porters five Forces Analysis2.10.PESTLE Analysis2.11 Pricing Analysis2.12 Forecast Factor2.13 Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) By RegionChapter 3 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Analysis and Forecast 2013-20272.1 Global Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast By Application Type, 2013-2027      2.1.1 Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027              2.1.1.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region              2.1.1.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region              2.1.1.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region              2.1.1.4 Transformers Market Sub Segment Comparison                        2.1.1.4.1 Transmission Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.1.4.2 Portable Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.1.4.3 Distribution Transformers Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027      2.1.2 Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027              2.1.2.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region              2.1.2.1 Market Share Comparison, By Region              2.1.2.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region              2.1.2.4 Motors Market Sub Segment Comparison                        2.1.2.4.1 1 HP - 100 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.2.4.2 101 HP - 200 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.2.4.3 201 HP - 500 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.2.4.4 501 HP - 1000 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027                        2.1.2.4.5 Above 1000 HP Motors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027      2.1.3 Inductors Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027              2.1.3.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region              2.1.2.1 Market Share Comparison, By Region              2.1.3.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region      2.1.4 Generators Market Size and Forecast, 2013-2027              2.1.4.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Region              2.1.4.2 Market Share Comparison, By Region              2.1.4.3 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By RegionChapter 4 North America Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-20274.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (tons) Comparison, By Country4.2 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application TypeChapter 5 Latin America Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-20275.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (tons) Comparison, By Country5.2 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application TypeChapter 6 Europe Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-20276.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (tons) Comparison, By Country6.2 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application TypeChapter 7 Japan Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-20277.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (tons) Comparison, By Country7.2 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application TypeChapter 8 APEJ Amorphous Iron (Fe Amorphous) Market Size and Forecast, 2013-20278.1 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume (tons) Comparison, By Country8.2 Revenue (US$ Mn) & Volume Comparison, By Application TypeTo be Continue.....Increase in Iron Mine Production Keeps Prices CompetitiveAccording to the National Minerals Information Center, US Geological Survey, the global production of crude iron ore increased from 2.5 billion metric tons to around 3.3 billion metric tons between the period 2010 and 2015.Steadily increasing global production of iron is expected to amplify the availability of raw materials for amorphous iron, helping manufacturers to keep the production costs under control.Market StructureThe information on the growth of the amorphous iron (Fe amorphous) market during the forecast period 2018-2027 featured in the Fact.MR report is divided into two main segments for the understanding of readers.
India's exploration mission to the moon is readying for launch.It was originally scheduled for July 14 but the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) postponed the departure less than an hour before launch due to a "technical snag."The payload of Chandrayaan-2 consists of a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander and a lunar rover and will be launched atop the ISRO-developed GSLV Mk-III rocket.That rocket is about half as powerful as the SpaceX Falcon 9 and will put Chandrayaan-2 into what's known as an "Earth parking orbit" before the module uses its own power to extend that orbit and eventually position itself for a lunar rendezvous.This is the sequel to Chandrayaan-1, an ISRO mission that launched 11 years ago featuring only a lunar orbiter.The material ejected from below the surface allowed ISRO to detect lunar water ice -- a valuable resource that could enable future exploration.
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At a time when the planet may be teetering on the brink of a devastating climate change tipping point, advocates have questioned the long-term environmental costs of trips to space for the pleasure of a few."Space tourism is a wholly unnecessary use of resources by a very small elite of people and organizations," Claudio Magliulo of climate change action group 350 told Digital Trends."It's an elaborate form of escapism for the 1%"The effects of rocket launches on the environment have been researched only minimally, but we do know enough to be concerned about their impact.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, for example, largely consists of a tank to hold the 147 metric tons of refined kerosene used to achieve orbit.Chlorine destroys the ozone molecules that shield the planet from the sun's rays, contributing to global warming.
You may have heard the Christian family churches in Houston alluded to as "The Body of Christ."I can't help suspecting that calling the congregation "The Body of Christ" makes one consider what is implied by that.Coherently, what a Christian church ought to do is God's will; something that God would need composed Christians to do.Operational Center of Gravity (COG): The Body of Christ (Christian Churches).Managing Document: The Bible, Book of Matthew, and and Chapter 28, sections 18-20: "All expert in paradise and on earth has been given to me.Hence proceed to make followers, all things considered, submersing them for the sake of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and instruct them to obey all that I have directed you.Note: The Holy Spirit is how God imparts to the core of a Christian."Essential Capability (CC): A Faith-based taught capacity utilized by an Operational COG to accomplish the impact that God needs.
India's exploration mission to the moon is readying for launch.It was originally scheduled for July 14 but the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) postponed the departure less than an hour before launch due to a "technical snag."The payload of Chandrayaan-2 consists of a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander and a lunar rover and will be launched atop the ISRO-developed GSLV Mk-III rocket.That rocket is about half as powerful as the SpaceX Falcon 9 and will put Chandrayaan-2 into what's known as an "Earth parking orbit" before the module uses its own power to extend that orbit and eventually position itself for a lunar rendezvous.This is the sequel to Chandrayaan-1, an ISRO mission that launched 11 years ago featuring only a lunar orbiter.The material ejected from below the surface allowed ISRO to detect lunar water ice -- a valuable resource that could enable future exploration.
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Fifty years later, to the day, I did a moon landing virtual reality thing at San Diego Comic-Con.Which feat is more impressive?I don't know, I'm not a scientist.The firm, which is based in both Beijing and Miami, set up a VR simulation that lets people feel like they're on a lunar mission.I'm with five other participants in a big open space -- in this case, a cordoned-off area of a conference room in San Diego's Omni Hotel -- so we have room to roam.You can fiddle with controls and pull levers.
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Fifty years later, to the day, I did this moon landing virtual reality thing at San Diego Comic-Con.Which feat is more impressive?I don't know, I'm not a scientist.The firm, which is based in both Beijing and Miami, set up a VR simulation that lets people feel like they are on a lunar mission.You can fiddle with controls and pull levers.While walking down narrow hallways of docking bays and moving up and down on elevators, the sense of motion feels realistic.
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China’s small space station, Tiangong-2, has burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere as part of a planned deorbital maneuver.It was launched in 2016 as a test bed for space technologies and was originally only scheduled to be in space for two or three years.But it survived longer than expected and has continued to be a venue for testing and for occasional manned missions.It has spent a total of nearly 1,000 days in space.The space station’s planned deorbit was executed by putting it into a controlled descent into the atmosphere, where it broke up into small pieces.This space debris fell to Earth, landing in the the ocean in a region of the South Pacific
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After getting axed by the SyFy network after three seasons, The Expanse, the best sci-fi show no one is watching, was rescued by Amazon Prime.Now there’s a new teaser trailer from SDCC giving a glimpse of what we can expect to see in season 4.We get our first look at new cast members, including Burn Gorman who sci-fi fans will know from movies like Pacific Rim and TV shows including Game of Thrones and Torchwood.He’ll be playing Adolphus Murtry, the chief of security for the Earth ship Edward Israel who will likely be working alongside Dimitri Havelock, Joe Miller’s partner from season one.Other actors confirmed to be joining the cast this season include The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Rosa Gilmore, Tyrant‘s Keon Alexander, and Orphan Black‘s Jess Salgueiro.According to Deadline, Gilmore will play a Belter refugee and a trained medic who is part of a group trying to lay claim to a new planet on the far side of the Ring Gate.
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In 2015, Syfy released the first season for The Expanse, a science fiction series praised by viewers and critics alike.Despite the high ratings, Syfy announced that the show’s third season would be the last, the reason reportedly having to do with cost and Syfy’s limited rights.Amazon swooped in save the day and now it is finally back with a trailer for its original fourth season of the show.The Expanse is set hundreds of years in the future during which it tells the stories of the solar system colonized by humans.Mars operates as an independent military power and sits on the brink of war with Earth, amid it all being the story of a ship captain and an investigation into the case of a missing woman.During its time on Syfy, The Expanse was called the best science fiction show on television.
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Subheadings included “‘It’s very pretty up here … a fine, soft surface’” and, of course, “A giant leap for mankind.”One leap forward, three steps back.That newspaper was dated fifty years ago today, as I type this.Apollo 17 — “the most recent time humans have travelled beyond low Earth orbit” — took place in December 1972, a date at which a large majority of humanity today was not yet born.It is the stuff of history books, of yesteryear, of scratchy black-and-white TV, of that yellowing newspaper cover of my youth.I mean, lots, but ultimately the costs were too high, the tangible benefits too nonexistent, and the Space Shuttle was too much of an unmitigated disaster from start to finish in every way.
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Fifty years later, to the day, I did this moon landing virtual reality thing at San Diego Comic Con.Which feat is more impressive?I don't know, I'm not a scientist.The firm, which is based in both Beijing and Miami, set up a VR simulation that lets people feel like they are on a lunar mission.You can fiddle with controls and pull levers.While walking down narrow hallways of docking bays and moving up and down on elevators, the sense of motion feels realistic.
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