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Full 3-D view of binary star-planet system — ScienceDaily

Science is making new discoveries at a fast pace This is the latest from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), article published on September 1st 2022.

Summary: Astronomers using the VLBA have produced a full, 3-D view of a binary star system with a planet orbiting one of the stars. Their achievement promises important new insights into the process of planet formation. 

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Seeing universe's most massive known star

Astronomy is making fantastic new discoveries all the time, not just with space based telescopes but with ground based observatories too.

By harnessing the capabilities of the Gemini South telescope in Chile, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought. 

This article explains more.

We are improving our knowledge and understanding all the time, with new telescopes both earth and space based due to come online over the next decade alone. This is probably a good time to start looking at studying astronomy and being part of something really exciting.

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Simple method destroys dangerous 'forever chemicals,' making water safe

Forever chemicals, known as PFAs, are found all over the world. Due to their nature, they are not broken down in nature.

As this means they are also found in drinking water, it puts humans at risk of harm. New research has found a way to remove these from water and make drinking water safer for consumption.

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Wind turbine blades could someday be recycled into sweet treats

Interesting article on New wind turbine technology that is more sustainable and allows old turbines to be disposed of and recycled. This is an important step forward as waste is still a big problem so finding more environmentally friendly with producing green energy makes that greener and better for the environment.

Also included a link to Science Forums to discuss further, again please link directly to the original article.

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Effect of long term space flight on the Brain

Study explores effects of extended spaceflight on brain

Scientists from the U.S., Europe and Russia are part of a team releasing the results of a large collaborative study involving the effects of long duration spaceflight on the brain. 

Page citation : Medical University of South Carolina. “Study explores effects of extended spaceflight on brain.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 April 2022. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220412141100.htm

Positive note: Despite the current situation in Ukraine, those involved in science can still carry on working and collaborating, for the benefit of everyone.

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Hubble from Space and Integral-field Spectroscopy

*Hubble from Space and Integral-field Spectroscopy from the Ground: Seeing Both the Forests and the Trees

This is the Space Telescope Science Institute Lecture from March 2022.

A detailed, but also beginner friendly, in parts, introduction to spectroscopy also looking how this is applied and used in Astronomy.

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LibreAdventure Testing 3

LibreAdventure Testing 3

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Lots of work behind the scenes to iron out some bugs & problems with the software. I was involved with further testing on 15/3 and there is further testing planned for 17/3. This testing has also included load testing so we know the server will stand up to the number of users expected.

Looking good for the weekend. There will be a LibrePlanet post on Saturday with a link to this.

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Github Co-pilot discussion

Github Co-pilot discussion

Copilot is a AI tool to help developers with writing code. There will be a discussion on Thursday 3rd March and Monday 7th March to discuss various issues arising from the use of this.

More information can be found in the FSF article

This will take place on IRC Libera Chat at 19:00 UK time.

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Getting Hydrogen out of banana peels

Getting Hydrogen out of banana peels

This is interesting, and potentially a good way to make use of waste material. I have included a few links below, and the article link is in the main links below.

It would also be interesting to figure out if a school has such a Xenon lamp, should be possible to try and reproduce this in a school lab. I would guess the Hydrogen gas could be collected if the mass was in put in say a boillng tube, with a bung, and glass tube to a collection tube, then the Hydrogen could be collected and tested for with a lighted splint, so you would listen for the 'pop' made when the Hydrogen ignites. So on a small scale it would prove that Hydrogen can be produced.

UPDATE 25/2/2022

I have found an update to this, from the Royal Society of Chemistry article here

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