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Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Light pollution not improving, says CPRE

Science
Just one in 50 people in England experiences nights that are free from light pollution, according to the results of a survey.The work, carried out for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), suggests the situation has not improved since it raised the issue 12 years ago.The group says everyone should be able to witness the glory of a starry night.But more than half the people taking part said they couldn’t see more than 10 stars in the constellation Orion.The survey asked people to count the stars in this constellation as a measure of light pollution in their area.Just a 10th of people could count up to 30 stars, whereas the Royal Observatory in Greenwich says that up to 40 could be visible to someone with a sharp eye on a clear night.Only 2% of part
Bette Midler, Judith Light join 'Politician' ensemble

Bette Midler, Judith Light join 'Politician' ensemble

Entertainment
March 24 (UPI) -- Entertainer Bette Midler announced Sunday that she and actress Judith Light will appear in Ryan Murphy's new Netflix show, The Politician. "#RyanMurphy gave the "Diva Update" last night...Yes, Judith Light and I have joined the fantastic cast of "The Politician" premiering on Netflix Sept 27. Great writing, great fun and great insight! See you on TV!!" Midler tweeted. The show is a dark comedy starring Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones and Benjamin Barrett. "Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, Calif., has known since age seven that he's going to be President of the United States," the streaming service said in a news release. "B...
Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women

Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women

Health
March 15 (UPI) -- Walking, gardening or even working around the house can lower a woman's risk having a cardiovascular event, a new study says. Light activity can lower the risk of heart attack or coronary death by up to 42 percent in women ages 63 and older, according to findings published Friday in JAMA Network Open. It can also reduce the chances of stroke, heart failure or other cardiovascular episodes by 22 percent. "When we tell people to move with heart, we mean it, and the supporting evidence keeps growing," said David Goff, who runs the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in a news release. "This study suggests that for older women, any and all movement counts towards better cardiovascular health." The study examined women ages 6...
Watch: Rafael test-launches missile from light vehicle in Israel

Watch: Rafael test-launches missile from light vehicle in Israel

Business
Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Israel's defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, has released video of a test of precision-guided SPIKE NLOS missiles launched from a Tomcar light-vehicle launcher. The missiles, known in Israel as Tamuz 5, were fired from a new lightweight buggy that features eight missiles and can be mounted on light SUVs, Army Technology reported. The launch platform can be airlifted and dropped deep inside enemy territory because they weigh less than 3,000 pounds, according to the company. Missiles were fired at different ranges and attack angles, with high precision and without the use of GPS, from an undisclosed location and date. "This new launcher will enhance ground forces' precise stand-off capabilities for low-signature operations in a variety of operational scenari...
Light powers faster 3D printing

Light powers faster 3D printing

Science
Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new technique for faster, more efficient 3D printing. Instead of building objects layer by layer, the new method uses light to solidify 3D shapes from a vat of liquid. Traditional 3D printing methods don't make sense for small-batch manufacturing jobs with a quick turnaround time. The new technique, which uses a pair of light beams to control which bits of liquid resin become solidified and which remain in fluid form, could allow manufacturers to turn around small batch projects in a couple of weeks. Whereas traditional 3D printers build three dimensional objects using additive techniques, combining 1D lines or 2D cross sections, bit by bit, the new device relies on a phase change to build a 3D object with a single shot. "It's one of the first...