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Looking to the future, public sees an America in decline on many fronts

April 1st, 2019 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

Majorities predict a weaker economy, a growing income divide, a degraded environment and a broken political system Public is broadly pessimistic about the future of AmericaWhen Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage. While a narrow majority of the public (56%) say […]



Earth’s magnetic north pole has officially moved

March 27th, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

This map shows the new location of the magnetic North Pole (the white star). NOAA NCEI/CIRES Earth’s magnetic North Pole has drifted so fast that authorities have had to officially redefine the location of the magnetic North Pole. The extreme wandering of the North Pole caused increasing concerns over navigation, especially in high latitudes. Earth’s […]



Scientists have discovered a shape that blocks all sound–even your co-workers

March 17th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Offices and tiny apartments could be transformed by the work of Boston University researchers, who recently unveiled an “acoustic metamaterial” that blocks all sound.  A team of Boston University researchers recently stuck a loudspeaker into one end of a PVC pipe. They cranked it up loud. What did they hear? Nothing. How was this possible? […]



S. Korea proposes rain project with China to clean Seoul air

March 16th, 2019 at 1:05 am » Comments Off

  A man wearing a mask rides a bicycle along the Han river in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has proposed a joint project with China to use artificial rain to clean the air in Seoul, where an acute increase in pollution has caused alarm.



Undersea basecamp for ocean explorers

February 2nd, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

New submersible “tent” lets divers nap, eat, and decompress beneath the waves SINCE THE DAWN of the modern SCUBA age ushered in by Jacques Cousteau in the early 1940s, ocean explorers have been seeking new ways to stay under the sea for longer stretches. Restricted by tank size and human physiology under pressure, SCUBA divers […]



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