Month: August 2020

SETI@home’s crowdsourced search for aliens ending after 21 years

The project is going into hibernation on March 31, according to a post on its website, which said scientists have reached a point of diminishing returns.

“Basically, we’ve analyzed all the data we need for now,” according to the post.

The scientists will now focus on studying the results they’ve brought in and writing a scientific journal paper on the findings.

Aliens, flying discs and sightings -- oh my! A short history of UFOs in America

Millions of volunteers around the world have downloaded the SETI@home screen saver over the years, to help analyze radio telescope data and search for extraterrestrial intelligence, according to the group. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Scientists
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Dallas-based Builders FirstSource buys rival in deal creating $11.2 billion building materials giant

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource is buying a smaller North Carolina rival in an all-stock deal that creates an $11.2 billion-a-year supplier of building materials.

The deal to buy BMC Stock Holdings Inc. of Raleigh will close the gap between Builders FirstSource and No. 1 building materials supplier ABC Supply Co., according to a regulatory filing Thursday. ABC Supply’s annual sales are $11.7 billion.

Builders FirstSource will remain headquartered in Dallas, but CEO Chad Crow will retire and turn over leadership to BMC CEO Dave Flitman after a 90-day transition when the deal closes, the companies said. Crow, who joined Builders FirstSource

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Global Interior Design Services Market 2020-2025: Impact of COVID-19, Changes in Consumer Behavior, Government Regulations, Technological Disruptions – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–()–The “Interior Design Services Market – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2020-2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

With the advent of the current slowdown in world economic growth, the Interior Design industry has also suffered a certain impact but is expected to maintain a relatively optimistic growth in the forecast period. The interior designing services market involves consulting and designing services provided to clients in various sectors for designing the working environment of the client.

Construction activities across the globe, improvements in the standard of living and rising incomes of the population are some of the

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U.S. Colleges: What to Do With Students and Coronavirus on Campus?

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A consensus is building among public health experts that it’s better to keep university students on campus after a Covid-19 outbreak rather than send them home as many are doing.

It’s easier to isolate sick or exposed students and trace their contacts if they stay put, said Ravina Kullar, epidemiologist and spokesperson for Infectious Diseases Society of America. Sending students home risks exposing other people there as well as along the way, and makes

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Northern California wildfires threatening thousands of homes

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires raged through Northern California on Wednesday, threatening thousands of homes and blackening the skies near San Francisco as crews struggled to surround them despite steep terrain and blistering heat.

The fires, many caused by lightning and sometimes pushed by strong winds, had burned hundreds of thousands of acres as they chewed through brushland, rural areas, canyon country and dense forest to the north, east and south of San Francisco. Fires also carved their way through the wine country and the Sierra Nevada.

In addition to about two dozen major blazes, small fires kept erupting, though

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