Illustration of Jupiters rings and moons

Jupiter should have more impressive, larger rings than Saturn since it is larger. However, according to a recent study from UC Riverside, Jupiter's enormous moons block this vision from illuminating the night sky.

The findings of the research were published in the journal 'Planetary Science'.

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According to a new analysis of adults hospitalised with COVID-19 in Los Angeles between December 2021 and April 2022, high blood pressure more than doubled a person's risk for hospitalisation from an Omicron-variant COVID-19 infection - even in the presence of full vaccination including a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Even in the absence of other chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, or heart failure, high blood pressure, often known as hypertension, continued to have an effect on the severe COVID-19 sickness.

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As the Roe v. Wade reversal has materialised in the US, the right to abortion for women has become a hot topic worldwide. Pro-life and pro-choice camps have defended their opinions in both the social media and street demonstrations in several countries.

Whatever women’s opinion would be on termination of pregnancy, almost everyone agrees that sexuality and reproduction are private matters.

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Common reed. Photo: Picasa

The current technology of biorefineries would enable the utilization of the common reed for product manufacture. The efficient harvesting of the reed would also help control the nutrient content of water bodies and promote the green transition.

The common reed holds great potential as a raw material for many processes aiming for highly refined end-products for international markets.

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People talk over a barricade at a fenced-off residential area under lockdown due to Covid-19 coronavirus restrictions in Beijing on May 31, 2022. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A new study analysing the link between people’s reduced movement and the spread of coronavirus in 2020 shows that in some countries, the virus spread more rapidly when people stayed at home. In addition, restricting people’s mobility to some extent appeared, retrospectively, to be better at minimising the spread of SARS-CoV-2 than extreme mobility restrictions, in many countries.

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A solar power plant on Messukeskus rooftop.

LUT University has debunked myths involving the orientation and dimensioning of solar photovoltaic systems and selling surplus electricity from them.

LUT University has explored how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could produce solar electricity more efficiently in different buildings in Finland.

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Apple announced macOS Ventura at WWDC on Monday, which will be available in the fall for Mac computers. Ventura is a modest update that largely maintains the aesthetic design of recent macOS launches.

According to GSM Arena, the Stage Manager is the most important new feature.

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Apple store in Düsseldorf, Germany. Photo: Marco Verch

Apple is planning to launch its own search engine as it prepares for its annual WWDC event.

A tweet from writer Robert Scoble, which appears after a thread summarizing the Apple surprises he expects in the coming year, is the source of the speculation.

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iPhone users can keep their COVID-19 vaccination card in Apple Wallet and use it to confirm that they have been fully vaccinated.

According to Mashable, customers and visitors must also demonstrate that they are up to date on their doses, even if these criteria only apply to personnel in particular instances.

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The EU has awarded a 6.55 million EUR funding to a HUS Helsinki University Hospital-led consortium to examine the mechanisms behind the long-term effects of a COVID-19 infection. The objective is also to create a Decision support system for prediction and management of Long Covid Syndrome (LCS).

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As NASA's exploration continues to push boundaries, a new solar sail concept selected by the agency for development toward a demonstration mission could carry science to new destinations.

The Diffractive Solar Sailing project was selected for Phase III study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program.

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