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23.02.2021

In Argentina’s Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

In Argentina’s Chaco Region, the Forest Is Also a Source of Electricity

The forest is the main resource in the Chaco, a vast plain shared by Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. And how to use it sustainably is the most difficult question. Two recently inaugurated power plants fired by forest biomass provide a possible answer, although they are not free of controversy. »

14.02.2021

What If Oumuamua Is the Real Deal?

What If Oumuamua Is the Real Deal?

If Oumuamua is the real deal, meaning an alien craft, then Earthlings are doing some really weird stuff on the scale of alien intelligence. Think about it… If it’s an alien craft or drone there’s no way it entered the sun’s solar system, swooping within 15M miles of Earth, powered… »

10.02.2021

What was behind the UAE’s mission to Mars?

What was behind the UAE’s mission to Mars?

The United Arab Emirates made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Arab nation, and the fifth worldwide, to send a probe to Mars. Officials have lauded the symbolic importance of the mission, which they say will inspire a new generation of Emirati and Arab youth… »

05.02.2021

Complicated Legacies: The Human Genome at 20

Complicated Legacies: The Human Genome at 20

Risks of Genomic Surveillance and How to Stop It Maya Wang / China Senior Researcher The use of DNA profiling for individual cases of law enforcement has helped to identify suspects and to exonerate the innocent. But retaining genetic materials in… »

02.02.2021

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

‘Women’s role in science is vital’: An interview with Ecuadorian scientist Patricia Castillo Briceño

An interview with a marine biologist from Ecuador Women’s contribution to science has historically not received due recognition. On this occasion we interviewed Ecuadorian marine biologist Patricia Castillo Briceño, who is also co-director of the EBIOAC Equatorial and Ocean Acidification (BIOMA, in Spanish) project and co-founder of the Ecuadorian Network… »

27.01.2021

This Is Your Covid-19 Wake-Up Call: It Is 100 Seconds to Midnight

This Is Your Covid-19 Wake-Up Call: It Is 100 Seconds to Midnight

Ineffectual Response to Pandemic Seen As Evidence of Government, Institutions and Public Lack of Readiness to Deal with Threats of Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change. The COVID-19 pandemic will end up killing well over two million people around the globe.  The mishandling of this grave global health crisis is a… »

04.01.2021

Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

There’s no doubt that 2020 was difficult for everyone and tragic for many. But now vaccines against COVID-19 are finally being administered – giving a much needed hope of a return to normality and a happy 2021. However, months of anxiety, grief and loneliness can easily create a spiral of… »

03.01.2021

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

Is there any positive news in this era that was accompanied by the outbreak of a pandemic? Here are some news and texts that, as human beings, fill us with pride. Because, they allow us to move forward, breaking down the walls… »

06.12.2020

Hayabusa2: Japanese probe returns asteroid sample to Earth

Hayabusa2: Japanese probe returns asteroid sample to Earth

The capsule from the Japanese space probe has landed in the Australian desert. Scientists are hoping for a treasure trove of information about the solar system and life on Earth from tiny samples of the asteroid Ryugu. A capsule carrying asteroid samples from a Japanese space probe landed in the South Australian… »

26.11.2020

Interview on 5G with Prof. Zhang of the China Telecommunications Research Institute

Interview on 5G with Prof. Zhang of the China Telecommunications Research Institute

We had the opportunity to interview the main researcher of the Chinese Telecommunications Research Institute, Professor Zhang, regarding the development, use and applications of 5G. Pressenza: How long has 5G been known? Where did the new technology come from, when did it emerge, who… »

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