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NROL-108 MISSION

Brian (Ruibo) Wu According to SpaceX, on Saturday, December 19 at 9:00 a.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched the NROL-108 mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, completing SpaceX’s 26th and final mission of 2020. Falcon 9’s first stage …

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AI Predicted Protein Folding

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu DeepMind Technologies is an artificial intelligence company based in London, with research centers in Europe and the US. In 2015, it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company.  Ever since the beginning, the company’s goal …

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Synthetic Biology and the Environment

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu The world is facing unprecedented challenges in securing a healthy and sustainable future. Luckily, strategies to solve those issues are undertaking, and some of the approaches have surprisingly common strategies. That is, they rely on genetic manipulation of …

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LightSail 2

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu In July 2019, after years of simulations, The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft was successfully raising its orbit solely on the power of sunlight. By changing the spacecraft’s orbit using only the light pressure of the Sun, it …

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Mass Photometry

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu In 2018, a group of researchers of the University of Oxford announced a new technological application they had developed, the mass photometry. It is a revolutionary way to analyze the mass of molecules by the methods they scatter …

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Amazon Seeds Policy

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu Earlier this week, Amazon’s spokesman announced that the company has changed its foreign sales of seeds policy and that the shipment of unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail to the U.S. is banned due to biosafety concerns. …

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the Discovery of Neutron in 1932

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu The discovery of the neutron and its properties was central to the extraordinary developments in atomic physics in the first half of the 20th century. Early in the century, Ernest Rutherford developed a crude model of the atom, …

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Nuclear Fusion Reactor

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu Nuclear Fusion power is a proposed form of power generation that would generate electricity by using heat from nuclear fusion reactions and is thought to be able to bring human civilization to another level. In a fusion process, …

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Megalodon

By Brian (Ruibo) Wu Reported by BBC News, the size of Megalodon made famous in a series of Hollywood films has been seriously revealed by groups of researchers. Previously, only the width and length of the Otodus Megalodon, as featured in the …

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