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The physicist called Einstein – but not the one you think

[ad_1] BBC 100 Girls is celebrating gifted girls from historical past whose work has been overshadowed by their male relations. As we speak - the physicist Mileva Maric-Einstein. Many know of the work of Albert Einstein, however there may be important debate round how a lot his first spouse, Mileva, contributed to his discoveries. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational girls all over the world yearly and shares
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Nasa 2020 robot rover to target Jezero ‘lake’ crater

[ad_1] Picture copyright NASA/JPL/JHUAPL/MSSS/BROWN UNIVERSITY Picture caption Jezero Crater reveals robust proof from orbit of previous water exercise The American area company (Nasa) says it would ship its 2020 Mars rover to a location referred to as Jezero Crater. Nasa believes the rocks on this practically 50km-wide bowl might conceivably maintain a report of historic life on the planet. Satellite tv for pc pictures of Jezero level to river water
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Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry

[ad_1] Picture copyright Reuters A brand new report on the potential of heavy business to fight local weather change gives a uncommon slice of optimism.Sectors like metal, chemical compounds, cement, aviation and aluminium face an enormous problem in reducing carbon emissions.However a gaggle together with representatives from enterprise concludes it's each sensible and reasonably priced to get their emissions all the way down to nearly zero by the center of
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UK industry to make new ‘Hotbirds’

[ad_1] Picture copyright AIRBUS Picture caption The BBC World Service and World Information Channel exit over the Hotbirds at 13E British trade goes to construct two new spacecraft for the massive Paris-based telecoms operator Eutelsat. Airbus would be the producer, which will likely be supplying its new "all electrical" Eurostar Neo mannequin. Developed in a European Area Company R&D programme, Neo guarantees a quicker construct with a 30% discount in
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Ash dieback: Seed orchards could help species recover sooner

[ad_1] Picture copyright Prof James Brown Picture caption An ash tree in Norfolk affected by the dieback fungus which turns the leaves brown often inflicting the entire tree to die Scientists researching a lethal ash fungus imagine making a seed orchard may assist timber recuperate "in many years" as an alternative of centuries.Prof James Brown, from the John Innes Centre in Norwich, stated planting resistant seeds over three generations would
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Palm oil: One woman’s fight to save ‘the last place on Earth’

[ad_1] Picture copyright WFN Picture caption Farwiza Farhan: Preventing to avoid wasting Sumatra's biodiversity There is just one place on the earth the place orangutan, rhinos, elephants and tigers nonetheless co-exist within the wild. Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is preventing to guard this final wilderness, Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem. In 2012, her NGO, Yayasan HAkA, sued an oil palm firm that had cleared forest beneath an illegally issued allow. She says
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Definition of kilogram set to change

[ad_1] Picture copyright SPL Picture caption The grasp kilogram, sealed in a jar and saved in a secure in Paris, now not weighs the identical as this "actual" copy - which researchers say is "not scientifically acceptable" Scientists are set to vary the way in which the kilogramme is outlined. At the moment, it's outlined by the burden of a platinum-based ingot referred to as "Le Grand Ok" which is
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Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires

[ad_1] Picture copyright Getty Photographs Rising numbers of utmost wildfires may end in a major improve in CO₂ emissions, scientists warn.That might imply attaining the Paris local weather settlement's purpose of conserving international temperature rise nicely under 2C may turn out to be tougher, they are saying. Current emission-cut pledges by international locations are projected to extend the typical international temperature rise by greater than 3C by the top of
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‘Cut lamb and beef’ to fight climate change

[ad_1] The variety of sheep and cattle within the UK ought to be diminished by between a fifth and a half to assist fight local weather change, a report says.The shift is required, the federal government’s advisory Committee on Local weather Change (CCC) maintains, as a result of beef and lamb produce most greenhouse gases. The report foresees a rise within the variety of pigs and chickens as a result
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Greenland ice sheet hides huge ‘impact crater’

[ad_1] Picture copyright NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF DENMARK Picture caption House view: The semi-circular margin of the ice sheet traces the define of the crater What seems to be to be a big influence crater has been recognized beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The 31km-wide despair got here to gentle when scientists examined radar photos of the island's bedrock. Investigations recommend the characteristic was in all probability dug out by