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Massive Puerto Rico telescope collapses

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The massive telescope at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory that had been deteriorating since August collapsed today, officials said, after 57 years of astronomical discoveries. The radio telescope's 900-ton instrument platform, suspended by cables 450 feet (137 meters) above a 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) bowl-shaped reflector dish, fell on Tuesday morning, the U.S. National Science Foundation said.…
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DNA might soon replace barcodes, study suggests

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Easy-to-remove barcodes and QR codes used to tag everything from T-shirts to car engines may soon be replaced by a tagging system based on DNA and invisible to the naked eye, scientists said Thursday. The DNA-based system could help anti-forgery efforts, according to researchers who said thieves struggle to find or tamper with a transparent…
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Make Science Great Again: US researchers dream of life after Trump

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From his lab in Toulouse, France, Benjamin Sanderson models the range of extreme risks to humans from climate change, research he hopes can inform policymakers planning for worsening wildfires and floods. It is the kind of work he once performed in the United States - and hopes to again soon. Sanderson is among dozens of…
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On the moon, water water everywhere and not a drop to drink (yet)

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The moon lacks the bodies of liquid water that are a hallmark of Earth but scientists said on Monday lunar water is more widespread than previously known, with water molecules trapped within mineral grains on the surface and more water perhaps hidden in ice patches residing in permanent shadows. While research 11 years ago indicated…
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Rooppur Power Plant: Unloading of key machines begins at Mongla Port

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Authorities started unloading a nuclear reactor and a steam generator -- key components of the first unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant -- at jetty number 9 of Mongla Port in Bagerhat today. Rear Admiral M Shahjahan, Chairman, Mongla Port Authority confirmed the development to our local correspondent. For all latest news, follow The Daily…