Earth from Space: Hurricane Otis

The powerful Hurricane Otis has been captured in this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image when it was approaching Mexico’s southern Pacific coast in October 2023. Zoom in to explore this image at its full resolution or click on the circles to learn more.  Originally classified as a tropical storm, Otis was upgraded in just 12 hours to […]

Worldchanging Quantum Computers Means Science and Technology Will Get Better Faster

Despite steady improvements in quantum computers, they are still noisy and error prone, which leads to questionable or wrong answers. In June, 2023, scientists predicted that Quantum Computers won’t truly outcompete todays classical supercomputers for at least five or 10 years, until researchers can adequately correct the errors that bedevil entangled quantum bits, or qubits. […]

DoD’s new cloud-based visualization tool targets electromagnetic spectrum

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Geoffery Smith, 20th Communications Squadron installation spectrum manager, views the display on a radio spectrum analyzer at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) WASHINGTON — A new cloud-based capability developed by the Defense Information Systems Agency and […]

A New Peek Beneath the Martian Mantle

Artist’s view of Mars’ interior structure showing a molten layer at the base of the mantle and above the core. The purple line shows the path followed in Mars by the waves generated by the meteorite impact that occurred on September 2021 and diffracted along the CMB. The blue line represents the path followed by […]

Hubble captures a cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope can resolve individual stars in the densely-packed cores of globular clusters like NGC 2210. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Sarajedini This striking Hubble Space Telescope image shows the densely packed globular cluster known as NGC 2210, which is situated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The LMC lies about 157,000 light-years […]

Our overuse of salt is a ‘slow-moving train wreck’

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Human activities, such as deicing roads, are disrupting the natural salt cycle on a global scale, report researchers. Published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, the findings reveal that human activities are making Earth’s air, soil, and […]

Hezbollah escalates as rockets target Tel Aviv

IDF forces operate in Shujaiaya in northern Gaza on December 7. (IDF video screenshot) In one week of the fighting that resumed following a pause, Israel faced challenges on its northern border with Lebanon as well as in Gaza where 25 IDF soldiers were killed. This brings the total number of IDF soldiers killed since […]

U.S. Space Force activates new unit to support operations in Europe and Africa

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Dec. 8 officially activated its first component dedicated to both Europe and Africa. The new unit, known as U.S. Space Forces Europe and Africa, will support U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Headquartered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the Space Force component will be […]

OpenAI Cofounder Who Pushed Out Sam Altman Is In a Confusing Limbo

“Once trust is broken, it cannot be regained.” Do The Limbo After moving to oust Sam Altman, OpenAI cofounder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is in a sort of limbo, and nobody seems to know what will happen next. As Business Insider reports based on interviews with people in the know — who spoke on the condition […]