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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
This Under 30 Alum Can Take High Resolution Satellite Images Through The Clouds

This Under 30 Alum Can Take High Resolution Satellite Images Through...

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SAR image of China's Jiuquan satellite launch center. Capella Space Capella Space is now capable of producing high resolution radar images of the Earth’s surface, and the company, which has raised $100 million in venture capital, is ready to go to market. On August 31 of this year, a Rocket Lab Proton rocket launched from…
30 Under 30 In Science 2021: Building Better Trees, Supernova Simulations And Holograms

30 Under 30 In Science 2021: Building Better Trees, Supernova Simulations...

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The members of the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list are turning science fiction into reality. “My father was a founder, my uncle has a logging company and my grandmother is a botanist,” says Maddie Hall, founder of the startup Living Carbon, which is growing genetically modified trees that take more carbon dioxide out…
On The Frontlines: Here’s How This Year’s 30 Under 30 Is Combating The Coronavirus

On The Frontlines: Here’s How This Year’s 30 Under 30 Is...

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Prakriti Gaba, a member of our 30 Under 30 Healthcare list, is a frontline healthcare worker during the Covid-19 crisis. Prakriti Gaba Prakriti Gaba was an internal medicine resident working at New York Presbyterian Hospital in March when the first cases of Covid-19 started coming in. Gaba, age 28, who was in the hospital’s intensive…
How This Under 30 Alum And His Team Used Gravitational Waves To Discover A New Class Of Black Hole

How This Under 30 Alum And His Team Used Gravitational Waves...

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Artist’s impression of binary black holes about to collide. Mark Myers, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) What does the discovery of a new black hole look like from Earth? According to astrophysicist and Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnus Karan Jani, it looks like a few wiggles that last for about 0.1…
Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

Mammoth Biosciences Signs Exclusive Deal For Recently-Discovered Crispr Protein

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Mammoth Biosciences CEO Trevor Martin says the new class of protein has potentially interesting in ... [+] vivo applicaitons. Jamel Toppin for Forbes Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences, which uses gene-editing Crispr technology for diagnostic and discovery applications, announced Wednesday that it has signed an exclusive deal with University of California Berkeley to license a new…
Human Sperm Don’t Wiggle, They Roll Like “Playful Otters,” Says New Research

Human Sperm Don’t Wiggle, They Roll Like “Playful Otters,” Says New...

TOPLINE The 340-year-old notion that sperm swim like “eels in water,” is actually false, say researchers from the U.K. and Mexico whose study—published today in Science Advances—found that sperm roll “like playful otters,” twirling to propel themselves forwards. A spermatozoon. getty KEY FACTS The notion that spermatozoon moves like “a snake or an eel swimming…
Report: Nearly 3 Billion Animals Killed Or Displaced In Australia Fires

Report: Nearly 3 Billion Animals Killed Or Displaced In Australia Fires

TOPLINE Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced in the six months of Australian brushfires in 2019-20, reports the World Wildlife Fund in an interim study, causing experts to call for climate policies that prevent future disaster and restore biodiversity. Volunteers feed koala joeys recovered from brushfires on Kangaroo Island on February 23, 2020.…
Remember Vaping Injuries? They’re Climbing Again In Some Places, But Covid-19 Makes Them Harder To Diagnose

Remember Vaping Injuries? They’re Climbing Again In Some Places, But Covid-19...

TOPLINE Health officials are again seeing a rise of e-cigarette or vaping  related lung disease—possibly a result of pandemic-related stress use—though the symptoms are so similar to those of Covid-19 that it’s become harder to diagnose.  People vaping in New York City's Bryant Park as the city moves into Phase 3 of re-opening on July ...…
Hundreds Of U.S. Cities Testing Sewage For Early Signs Of Coronavirus Hotspots

Hundreds Of U.S. Cities Testing Sewage For Early Signs Of Coronavirus...

TOPLINE  Local officials in Oregon, California, New York, Utah, Florida and many other places are collecting sewage samples to test for coronavirus, which experts say could allow for detection of hotspots for the disease before the diagnosis of clinical cases. A manhole leading to sewage system Getty KEY FACTS “I firmly believe that we will…
A Saharan Dust Plume Will Hit The U.S. This Week; What Is It?

A Saharan Dust Plume Will Hit The U.S. This Week; What...

TOPLINE A massive cloud of dust traveling from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S.—known as a “Saharan Dust Plume”—is expected to make landfall this week across the southeastern U.S. states, descending like a thick gray cloud or haze over land and making sunsets appear even more vivid. The Impact of the Sahara Air…

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