Space & Planetary
Data collected by the Arecibo Radio Telescope before it collapsed late last year will help astronomers better understand how our local neighbourhood of galaxies formed. Arecibo was the world's largest single-dish radio telescope until it was surpassed in 2016 by China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST). At the end of 2020, Arecibo’s 900-ton receiver platform suddenly and spectacularly fell onto the dish below, destroying the telescope. A team of astronomers from the University of Western Australia and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth have used Arecibo’s observations of nearby galaxies to test the ‘Fall relation’.
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
This five-year study funded by the National Science Foundation will enable researchers from multiple biological science disciplines to evaluate amphibian resilience to the disease chytridiomycosis, which is caused by a fungus that affects amphibians worldwide.
While the nation was in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic during last year’s holiday season, not many in the media were focused on possible links between the holidays and suicide trends.
Belief in climate change among Florida Republicans has climbed to nearly 9 out of 10 adults, apparently trending upwards, according to a new analysis of five sequenced surveys since 2019. The climate change issue may no longer be an effective campaign trail theme for the state’s party leaders as both parties gear up for the mid-term elections. Democrats register a higher belief rate (96 percent) than do residents affiliated with the GOP (88 percent), however, the latter group’s share appears more than sufficient for Republican lawmakers to feel that openly acknowledging the science of climate change will not erode their popular support.
A grant from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation Research program pairs two Binghamton University faculty members with two tech firms trying to better capture the electric power generated by wind- or solar-powered technology and storing it for later use.
The American Pediatric Society (APS) is pleased to announce 72 new members. Founded in 1888, the APS is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. New members will be recognized during the APS Presidential Plenary at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2022 Meeting, April 21-25, 2022, in Denver, Colorado.