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Daily Archives: April 21, 2019

New model to accurately predict the harmful space weather

New model accurately predicts harmful space weather

Summary:A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites and spacecraft orbiting in the Earth’s outer radiation belt.

A new, first-of-its-kind space weather model reliably predicts space storms of high-energy particles that are harmful to many satellites… Read More

Jetsons future | Study assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

Summary:A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn’t be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute.

In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously… Read More

Study says that Empathy and Cooperation go hand in hand

Summary:Despite sometimes selfish instincts, cooperation abounds in human societies. Using mathematical models to explore this complex feature of social behavior, a team shows that the act of taking another person’s perspective — a form of empathy — supports the persistence of cooperation and altruism.

It’s a big part of what… Read More