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‘Setting The Planet On Fire’: AOC Scolds Joe Biden For Working With GOP On Infrastructure

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said President Joe Biden negotiating with Republicans on infrastructure is “setting the planet on fire” and “dismantling voting rights.” “Pres. Biden & Senate Dems should take a step back and ask themselves if playing patty-cake w…

Rome Colosseum Visitors to Finally Get Gladiators’ View With Hi-Tech Ampitheater Floor

A plan to give the Roman Colosseum a new floor has been approved by the Italian government—meaning visitors will soon have an opportunity to stand right where gladiators once fought. The 2,000-year-old arena hasn’t had a floor since the 19th century, when it was removed by archaeologists to reveal an impressive network of tunnels where […]

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Snakeskin can inspire to safer buildings

(Aarhus University) It might be a good idea to look for inspiration in nature when designing load-bearing foundations for buildings. Researchers from Aarhus University and University of California Davis have delved into pile foundations and found, that piles with snake inspired surface patterns give 25-50 per cent less resistance during installation compared with the pressure they can subsequently support. The findings have been published in Acta Geotechnica.

Op-ed | How Elon Musk’s CO2 XPRIZE can fight climate change and advance space exploration – SpaceNews

Want to win Elon Musk’s $100 million XPRIZE for carbon removal? Think small and think Mars. Elon Musk and XPRIZE recently announced a $100 million prize purse for economically scalable ideas to capture and sequester carbon dioxide (CO2). As of…

Game on: Science edition

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Inspired by the mastery of artificial intelligence (AI) over games like Go and Super Mario, scientists at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) trained an AI agent – an autonomous computational program that observes and acts – how to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels by using the same approach. The Brookhaven team published their findings in the journal Machine Learning: Science and Technology and implemented the AI agent as part of the research capabilities at NSLS-II.

View from the Left: America’s infrastructure is in crosshairs of global warming – Norwich Bulletin

Three years ago, as temperatures in Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart, Tasmania topped 117º F, Australian roads melted and buckled like cardboard suitcases. Last month, the fragility of America’s electrical grid became apparent when Texas and the Deep South experienced severe…

Is Israel burying its head in sand as climate change makes Mideast a hot mess? – The Times of Israel

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, scientists predict that global temperatures may rise as much as 4 degrees Celsius, or even higher, on average. By 2100, the sea level is expected to rise between 0.2 meters in a best-case scenario to…