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Second-quarter strength in U.S. healthcare stocks is almost as reliable for Americans as warming weather and the start of baseball season. Healthcare shares are suffering from a broad market rotation favoring other groups, market-watchers say, as well as from policy-related uncertainty, although positive earnings reports in the coming weeks could provide temporary relief. The overall market tends to be more rocky starting in the period, so investors become more defensive with their portfolios, benefiting groups such as healthcare that are seen as safer bets, according to CFRA strategists.
On Monday, the company held an event in New York City to let reporters and other members of media try out the gadget for the first time. Samsung announced the phone in February and it goes on sale April 26 at the wallet-stretching price of $1,980. Samsung forecasts it will produce at least 1 million foldable phones this year.
A secluded mountain region thought to be free of plastic pollution is in fact blanketed by airborne microplastics on a scale comparable to a major city such as Paris, alarmed researchers reported Monday. "It is astounding and worrying that so many particles were found in the Pyrenees field site," said lead author Steve Allen, a doctoral student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. "We would never have anticipated that this study would reveal such high levels of microplastic deposits," added co-author Gael Le Roux, a researcher at EcoLab in Toulouse, in southwestern France.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal lawmakers ventured thousands of miles to hear from tribal leaders, archaeologists and others Monday as advocates urge Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the Southwest.
At the end of the day, the Chinese reverse engineered the J-15 design from an incomplete prototype of the Sukhoi Su-33 that it acquired from Ukraine. While Chinese engineers might have gained considerable insight into the Flanker design from the T-10K-3 and other Su-27 derivatives in Beijing’s possession, because they did not develop the jet or its systems, they do not fully understand the airframe due to some of the traditional limitations inherent to reverse engineering. These gaps in knowledge probably led to the some of the problems the Chinese are now encountering with the J-15 design. China is developing a new carrier-based fighter aircraft to succeed the Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark.(This first appeared last year.) The J-15—which is an unlicensed Chinese development based on a T-10K-3 prototype of the Russian Su-33 Flanker-D—has proven to be a disappointment in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The navalized Chinese Flanker derivative has suffered a number of high-profile crashes due to technical issues with the aircraft’s engines and flight control system.The J-15’s problems are apparently serious enough that Beijing is embarking on the development of a new carrier-based aircraft that would take the J-15’s place in China’s nascent carrier air wings.
Notice to Extend the Expiration Date of PAR-16-204 "NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)" and Discontinue the FOA.
Invitation for Input on the 2020 National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers
Last week, Israel attempted to do something that only three other countries have accomplished in the history of mankind by landing a spacecraft on the Moon. The privately-funded mission, which is the first of its kind to attempt such a lofty feat, ultimately came up a little bit short.The Beresheet lander experienced a major engine malfunction during its descent. The spacecraft's handlers managed to restart the engine and bring it back online, but by that point the lander was already speeding towards the lunar surface where it crashed moments later, but not before snapping one last photo for us all to remember it by.The spacecraft actually captured a pair of images before it slammed into the lunar surface. The first, which began circulating shortly before the crash, was a selfie of sorts that showed a portion of the lander with the Moon in the background. If you've been following the Beresheet saga, you've seen this before:https://boygeniusreport.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/teswnxusyu89lx8g7rqk.png?w=782It's a neat shot, but it doesn't even compare to the photo the lander captured just before it experienced a rapid and unscheduled disassembly thanks to the engine fault:Now that's a cool shot.SpaceIL would have loved to accomplish a soft landing on the lunar surface and add its name (and Israel's) to the history books, but the mission was far from a failure. SpaceIL succeeded in inserting a spacecraft into lunar orbit, which is a huge challenge on its own and, despite the technical issues that doomed the landing, it was the first privately-funded mission to accomplish what it did.Going forward, SpaceIL plans to continue its development of lunar landing technology and hopes to complete a successful landing on the Moon in the not-so-distant future.
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- Registration Open for the ICARE Academy on September 10-11, 2019, in Alexandria, VA
- Microbiome and Aging: Impact on Health and Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug interaction Research (U54, Clinical Trial Required)
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- Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)