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Chinese researchers have successfully tested a full-system model of technology that could one day wirelessly transmit solar power from outer space to Earth. A model power station at Xidian University in Shaanxi province captures sunlight high above the ground and converts it into microwave beams. It then transmits through …

The health care industry is among the most carbon-intensive service sectors in the industrialized world. It is responsible for 4.4–4.6 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and similar fractions of toxic air pollutants, largely stemming from fossil fuel combustion. In the second episode of The Earth Disease, journalist Jared Downing explores ways that the health care industry …

“The Man Who Fell to Earth,” Showtime’s new series starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomi Harris, is based on the 1976 movie starring David Bowie and Candy Clark — which made a splash with its onscreen nudity and trippy take on a humanoid who arrives on Earth in a bid to save his planet from extinction. …

The SpaceX Dragon Endeavour crew ship carrying four Axiom Mission 1 astronauts approaches the International Space Station less than a day after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Both spacecraft were orbiting 257 miles above the Atlantic Ocean northwest of the island country of The Republic of Cabo Verde, which is off the …

Get the latest Syracuse news delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Between high-rise buildings and freeways, there’s little room for nature in urban areas. But for the past 17 years, Onondaga Earth Corps has worked to change the concrete environment of cities for the better, by planting trees. “The green industry …

Data from the largest urban air monitoring program of any U.S. city show annual average levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and nitric oxide (NO) have declined 43%, 39% and 56%, respectively since 2009. In 2020, New York City and surrounding communities implemented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, resulting …

Happy Earth Day. As you probably know, April 22 is a day set aside for appreciating the environment and demonstrating support for laws that protect it. The tradition dates back to the first Earth Day in 1970, which led to the passage of landmark environmental legislation in the United States. It was a momentous event …

Dave Golowenski  |  Special to The Columbus Dispatch Earth Day, established worldwide in 1970 and coming up Friday, was intended to raise awareness about the consequences of ceaseless human efforts to command and control nature. Arguably it’s done that, although heightened awareness hasn’t altered the general direction. Take the spotted lanternfly, for instance. An insect first …

Break out the cosmic confetti: Wonder Theory just turned one! That’s right. It’s been a whole year since we kicked off this curiosity voyage, as Dustin Henderson from “Stranger Things” would say. There are few things greater than marveling together at the many splendors of the science world. I’ve loved every minute of it so …

In this illustration,  an asteroid is shown in the foreground in the lower left. The two bright points above it on the far left are Earth (right) and the moon (left). The sun appears on the right.   NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine Mysterious oblong object Oumuamua is likely to go down in the annals of science as …