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Renewable vs. non-renewable power generation across the region (updated every 30 minutes)
Renewables includes biomass(28.9%), nuclear(0%), solar(0%) and wind(10.8%). 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: Big Dipper over Pyramid Mountain
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When did you first learn to identify this group of stars? Although they are familiar to many people around the world, different cultures have associated this asterism with different icons and folklore. Known in the USA as the Big Dipper, the stars are part of a constellation designated by the International Astronomical Union in 1922 as the Great Bear (Ursa Major). The recognized star names of these stars are (left to right) Alkaid, Mizar/Alcor, Alioth, Megrez, Phecda, Merak, and Dubhe.
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2023 WZ2)11th Dec18340960,39326,407,538
416801 (2005 GC120)12th Dec31269859,27928,209,539
(2012 VC82)12th Dec27561649,22645,751,048
(2010 TS149)13th Dec26559431,64919,090,498
(2011 WN15)16th Dec31971489,40819,051,501
620071 (2011 WN15)16th Dec31370189,40819,051,501
(2021 LL2)17th Dec12628135,27734,083,057
33342 (1998 WT24)18th Dec661147947,39333,412,883
481817 (2008 UL90)18th Dec506113234,17919,456,678