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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A replacement bridge under construction at the nation's second-busiest port isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls Hitler 'Insane' During Visit to Israel's Holocaust Memorial
Standing on the grounds of Israel’s national Holocaust museum on Monday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared Adolf Hitler “insane,” a jarring turnaround for a man who has previously likened himself to the Führer.
Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil’s National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the country mourned the irreplaceable treasures lost and pointed fingers over who was to blame.
Aretha Franklin's Family Says the Eulogy Delivered at Her Funeral Was 'Very, Very Distasteful'
Registrations of new cars on German roads leaped 25 percent in August, official data showed Tuesday, ahead of the introduction of new stricter EU emissions tests that will shut out some older models. Industry observers point to the September introduction of the so-called "WLTP" emissions testing standard in the EU as a factor pushing carmakers to offer deep discounts or register vehicles to local sellers in August. The popularity of diesel cars -- whose manipulation to appear less polluting by Volkswagen and other firms prompted the push for WLTP -- remains squeezed in Germany, with the fuel accounting for 32.6 percent of new registrations.
Merida, Sep. 3 (Notimex).- Researchers from the Renewable Energy Unit under of the Center for Cientific Research of Yucatán (CICY, for its acronym in Spanish) developed a methodology to produce biogas (methane) in order to take advantage of the accumulated sargassum on the coasts of Yucatan and the Mexican Caribbean. The researcher of the Renewable Energy Unit of the CICY, Raúl Tapia Tussel, explained in an interview that this work began a little over a year ago, when it was observed that this ecological problem was increasing. The specialist explained that this work was carried out under a multidisciplinary scheme and announced that the process for the production of gas consists, first, in collecting the sargassum on the beach, removing the sand and salt, and dehydrating it to put it in contact with the fungus Trametes hirsuta, a local microorganism isolated from rotting wood and capable of degrading lignin in these algae. "It is important to eliminate lignin in sargassum since it is a polymer that makes it difficult for microorganisms to access it and turn it into a biofuel. For example, the one we collected in the Gulf has 15 to 17 percent of this compound," he added. He indicated that during the process this fungus breaks the walls of structures of the macroalgae, to leave exposed compounds such as cellulose and unicellulose, which will later pass to a reactor, in which, with the help of climatic conditions and an inoculum (bacterial consortium), will convert the sargasso in methane gas. He also stated that this work is at the laboratory level and that now it will be sought to scale the study to a greater volume. "At the laboratory level we have obtained about 104 liters of gas per kilogram of volatile sargasso solid (compounds already degraded), we have a higher fuel yield with the pre-treatment of the fungus Trametes hirsuta up to 30 percent," he said. Finally, he pointed out that the biogas obtained from sargasso (methane) could be used, due to its characteristics, even as fuel for cars, however, he assured that his performance in prototypes has to be verified. He also shared that bio-ethanol can be obtained from sargasso. This scientific work was published by the international magazine Energy, in which Drs. Raúl Tapia Tussel, Julio Ávila-Arias, Jorge Domínguez Maldonado, David Valero, Edgar Olguin-Maciel, Daisy Pérez-Brito and Liliana Alzate-Gaviria collaborated, among others. NTX/TAM/GAV/GVG/JCG
You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever they want, but space is just so big that even some of the most interesting anomalies in the sky fall through the cracks. What you see in the image above is a nebula known as IRAS 05437+2502, and it's a real weirdo.
The massive cloud of newborn stars and dust is described as "little-known" by ESA simply because nobody has really had time to study it in detail since its discovery in the early 1980s. But as you can see, it's got some very peculiar features, not least of which is the sharp glowing spike that punctuates the top of the cloud.
"At first glance it appears to be a small, rather isolated region of star formation, and one might assume that the effects of fierce ultraviolet radiation from bright, young stars probably were the cause of the eye-catching shapes of the gas," ESA explains in a blog post. "However, the bright, boomerang-shaped feature may tell a more dramatic tale. The interaction of a high-velocity young star with the cloud of gas and dust may have created this unusually sharp-edged, bright arc. Such a reckless star would have been ejected from the distant young cluster where it was born and would travel at 200,000 kilometers per hour (124,000 miles per hour) or more through the nebula."
Yeah, you know, a newborn star flying through a massive cloud of stardust at 124,000 miles per hour and creating a giant glowing space spike, just another day in the universe! ESA goes on to note that the entire nebula is essentially unstudied, and that "its exact nature is unclear."
The image was captured by Hubble, which despite being a true relic in terms of age has continued to deliver fantastic views of distant points of interest. The satellite's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was used to snap this particular photo, and ESA notes that it captured the image during a break in the satellite's "busy schedule."
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, which suffered a massive fire late Sunday, boasted the largest archive of historical artifacts and documents in Latin America, some 20 million pieces from around the globe. Museum officials say it's too soon to say what had been lost or spared, as firefighters were still putting out ambers and assessing whether it was safe to enter.
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