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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(2.3%), nuclear(27.6%), solar(0.3%) and wind(55.9%). Excludes imports
What Is Holding Back Development Of Medicines And Pharmaceutical Drugs?
My younger brother died with a brain tumour at the age of 33. Twenty years after his death, the same treatments are being offered to people with his type of tumour: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, all of which may delay the inevitable, but at a cost. I’m not unusual; most people know or love someone who suffers from a common disease for which there is no cure. In fact, compared with most people, I’ve probably got off lightly so far.
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NASA Picture of the Day: Pic du Pleiades
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Near dawn on November 19 the Pleiades stood in still dark skies over the French Pyrenees. But just before sunrise a serendipitous moment was captured in this single 3 second exposure; a bright meteor streak appeared to pierce the heart of the galactic star cluster. From the camera's perspective, star cluster and meteor were poised directly above the mountain top observatory on the Pic du Midi de Bigorre. And though astronomers might consider the Pleiades to be relatively close by, the grain of dust vaporizing as it plowed through planet Earth's upper atmosphere actually missed the cluster's tight grouping of young stars by about 400 light-years.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2021 HC3)9th Dec12828856,40242,036,632
516155 (2016 DP)10th Dec24955724,54636,304,485
(2023 WZ2)11th Dec18340960,37226,398,103
416801 (2005 GC120)12th Dec31269859,27928,209,539
(2012 VC82)12th Dec27561649,22645,751,048
(2010 TS149)13th Dec26559431,64919,090,495
(2011 WN15)16th Dec31971489,40819,051,501
620071 (2011 WN15)16th Dec31370189,40819,051,501