Science

Diverse Teams Are Needed to Save the Planet

[ad_1] Engineering has a white-male problem. Women make up just 14.5 percent of the engineering workforce in the United Kingdom, with ethnic minorities constituting just 8 percent.For Lila Ibrahim, chief operating officer at DeepMind, and Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, being both female and people of...

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How to Use a Super-Intense Laser to Kick an Electron out of a Molecule

[ad_1] For all its possibilities, nature tends to replay one particular scene over and over again: the confrontation between matter and light.It stages the scene in a practically infinite number of ways, but in the most familiar versions, light kick-starts a physical process that begins when a photon hits an...

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NASA Will Not Change the James Webb Telescope’s Name

[ad_1] James Webb led NASA in the 1960s, during the Cold War–era “Lavender Scare,” when government agencies often enforced policies that discriminated against gay and lesbian federal workers. For that reason, astronomers and others have long called for NASA to change the name of the James Webb Space Telescope. Earlier this year,...

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