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Video: Check out the 1969 Apollo 11 launch at a mesmerizing 500 frames per second, as captured on 16mm film

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Jason Major of Lights in the Dark recently shared a classic video clip from NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket launch on Twitter. The video is a stunning example of high-speed photography, featuring incredible footage of the rocket's Aerojet Rocketdyne F-1 engines captured at 500 frames per second on a 16mm film camera. This insane 500fps video footage shows the liftoff of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, powered by its five @AerojetRdyne F-1 engines, captured with a high-speed 16mm film camera on the launch pad at @NASAKennedy on July 16, 1969. Video credit: @NASA / Kennedy Space Center pic.twitter.com/EQa9htLOui — Jason Major (@JPMajor) June 1, 2022 Major originally wrot ...

Novel solar cell architecture performs well under real-world constraints

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Solar energy is a clean and renewable source of energy. Solar cells usually consist of a semiconductor material that absorbs sunlight and generates electricity. However, the amount of sunlight that can be converted into electricity is limited. Standard single-junction Solar cells are theoretically limited to a maximum power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 30 percent. This is the famous "Shockley-Queisser limit," which comes about from a trade-off between light absorption and charge carrier thermalization. To overcome this limit and reach higher efficiencies, different designs for solar cells have been considered. For instance, hot-carrier solar cells (HCSCs) make use of the excess kinet ...

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Film Friday: Orwo launches its first new color film in decades, Wolfen NC500

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Film manufacturer Orwo has announced a new, limited-edition color negative film stock called Wolfen NC500. As reported by KosmoFoto, the C-41 color emulsion is the first new color photographic film Orwo has launched in decades. Wolfen NC500 is a 500 ASA, 36-exposure 35mm film produced in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany, where the company was founded back in 1910. ‘At the core of our new colour film lies a unique chemical formula based on the wonderful and legendary Agfa stock last used in the Oscar winning film ‘Out of Africa,’ says Orwo.’ Famous for their greens, desaturated shadows and enhanced grains, these are all aspects that we are embracing for our new addition.’ Rather ...

Incredible photos of the recent lunar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station

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On Monday, a lunar eclipse was visible across much of the globe, including North and South America and parts of Europe and Africa. The full lunar eclipse is also called a 'blood moon' because it gives the moon a reddish tint. It's a spectacular sight from Earth. It's also an incredible view from space. Samantha Cristoforetti, an Italian astronaut for the European Space Agency, is currently aboard the International Space Station for her second mission, Minerva. She has been in space since April 27 after launching aboard the new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Freedom. Cristoforetti shared some of her photos of the lunar eclipse on Twitter. Happy Monday from space! Were you lucky enough ...

Biden to plug manufacturing initiative at Ohio metal company

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Scarcity Truthers

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Two months ago, Atlantic writer Derek Thompson penned a widely shared piece advocating for an “abundance agenda”. In it, he marvels at our “national failure to increase the supply of essential goods”: Health care: The U.S. has fewer physicians per capita than almost every other developed country, in part because our medical-residency system has for 40 years constricted the supply of U.S. physicians by forcing them to go through scarce and poorly funded residency-training programs. Meanwhile, the American Medical Association, the country’s top trade group for doctors, has in the past few decades blocked nurses from delivering care and impeded foreign-trained doctors f ...

Breakingviews - How the UK can cut power bills and go green - Reuters

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LONDON, May 3 (Reuters Breakingviews) - The UK government is so scared of the cost-of-living crisis that it doesn’t want consumers to face higher bills for low-carbon innovations like heat pumps and solar panels. And it doesn’t want to use more taxpayers’ money to subsidise the rollout of green appliances in people’s homes, either. As a result, the government’s green agenda risks getting stuck in the mud. This is despite the backing of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In a trip to India in April, he said: “There’s a lot of prejudice against the green agenda ... Actually green technology, green, sustainable electricity can help to reduce bills.” But the government’s energy sec ...

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Time-reversal asymmetry surpasses conversion efficiency limit for solar cells

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Solar energy is a popular candidate for a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. A Solar cell, or photovoltaic (PV) cell, converts sunlight directly into electricity. However, the conversion efficiency has not been enough to enable widespread applications of Solar cells. A fundamental limit to the maximum efficiency of PV devices is given by thermodynamic characteristics, namely temperature and entropy (a measure of disorder in a system). More specifically, this limit, known as the Landsberg limit, is imposed by the entropy of the blackbody radiation that is often attributed to sunlight. The Landsberg limit is widely considered as the most general limit for the efficiency of any conv ...

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Transcript: Adam Parker

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The transcript from this week’s, MiB: Adam Parker, Trivariate Research , is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can be found here. ~~~ ANNOUNCER: This is Masters in Business with Barry Ritholtz on Bloomberg Radio. BARRY RITHOLTZ, HOST, MASTERS IN BUSINESS: This week on the podcast I have an extra special guest, Adam Parker, what a fascinating career, a top-ranked institutional analyst, semiconductor analyst, head of Research at Sanford Bernstein, head of U.S. Equities at Morgan Stanley, really a masterclass in how to think ...