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Welcome to program 290 of Shortwave Radiogram.

I'm Kim Andrew Elliott in Arlington, Virginia USA.

Here is the lineup for today's program, in MFSK modes as noted:

1:36 MFSK32: Program preview (now)
2:43 MFSK32: A test observatory on the far side of the moon
6:42 MFSK64: Bee bricks provide habitat for solitary bees*
10:19 MFSK64: This week's images*
27:42 MFSK32: Closing announcements

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Astronomers prepare to launch LuSEE night, a test observatory on
the far side of the moon

by Paul M. Sutter
Universe Today
January 31, 2023

Astronomers have not yet been able to map large portions of the
radio emissions from our universe because of interference from
the Earth itself. A team of astronomers hopes to change that,
beginning with the LuSEE Night mission to the far side of the
moon. It will launch in 2025 and chart a new pathway to Lunar

The Earth is really loud in the radio, especially at frequencies
below 20 megahertz. The ionosphere of the planet itself crackles
at those frequencies, obscuring radio emissions from more distant
sources. Plus we use low frequency radio waves for communication
and radar searches, swamping cosmic sources.

The only way to mitigate all that terrestrial contamination is to
get up and away from it. The best place is the far side of the
moon, so that the bulk of the moon's body blocks out radio
emissions from the Earth. The sun itself is also a rather loud
emitter of radio signals at those frequencies, so the best time
to observe is during the Lunar night, when the far side of the
moon is plunged in darkness.

But building radio observatories on the far side of the moon is
no easy task, so we have to start small. One of the first steps
is LuSEE Night, the Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Explorer, a
small radio antenna and instrument package that is scheduled to
be delivered to the far side of the Lunar surface as early as

LuSEE Night owes its technological heritage to the Parker Solar
Probe, and is in fact nearly an identical copy of one of the
instruments onboard that spacecraft. LuSEE Night consists of two
6m long antenna set in a cross-shaped pattern along with a bare
bones set of electronics.

In observing mode the instrument is relatively quiet, so it
doesn't add to any radio contamination. It can then send up any
data to an orbiting Lunar spacecraft which sends the data back to

The team behind LuSEE Night hopes to capture some of the first
observations of the very low frequency radio universe, which
includes emissions from cosmic rays spiraling around the magnetic
fields of the Milky Way galaxy and distant bright sources like
supernovae and white dwarfs.

LuSEE Night is just the first step. The astronomers hope that it
will prove to be a success, so that future observatories and
missions on the Lunar far side can open up new windows into the




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Be kind to bees, build with bee bricks

by David Bradley Inderscience January 27, 2023

We know that bees are important to natural ecosystems and also to
human agriculture and horticulture. They are great pollinators of
so plant flowering plant species and are also a source of food
and materials we have used for thousands of years, namely honey,
honeycomb, and beeswax.

Here's the sting in the tale, though. Bees are in decline. The
problem is partly due to habitat and climate change but also
because of our growing reliance on pesticides for food
production. Conservation and rewilding efforts are often stymied
by building construction. So, what if we could incorporate
bee-friendly habitats into those very buildings?

Writing in the International Journal of Sustainable Design, a
U.K. research team discusses the design of a bee brick, which can
be incorporated into the stonework of a new building, or perhaps
even replace some bricks in older buildings. The bee brick is
aimed at providing habitat for solitary bees, which are far more
common pollinators than the more familiar honeybee.

Kate Christman and Laura Hodsdon of Falmouth University's Penryn
Campus and Rosalind Shaw of the University of Exeter's Penryn
Campus in Cornwall, explain that there are some 250 species of
bee in the U.K. Nine out of every 10 of these species is a
solitary bee species, one that does not congregate and swarm with
its own kind to build and maintain a hive. And, of the solitary
bees around 1 in 20 makes its nest in a cavity. Creating suitable
habitats for these master pollinators should be a priority in
construction, especially given that the incorporation of suitable
cavities in a number of bricks used in a building could be done
relatively easily.

The team's bee brick is a "fit and forget" component of
construction. There is no ongoing maintenance and the solitary
bees will find the bricks, use them to nest and represent no
threat to the occupants of the building. The team's design has to
be durable and strong enough, of course, to substitute for a
standard building brick. It would benefit from being low-cost and
made from recycled materials.

As such, china clay waste found in abundance in Cornwall is the
material of choice the team suggests. Add some granite aggregate
and cement as a binder, and the team had the right recipe for
their bee brick. Each bee brick has 18 cavities molded part-way
into the otherwise solid structure. There is the potential to
have different colors to fit more aesthetically with a given
construction project or even to highlight the presence of the bee
bricks in a site.

The team explains that "The Bee Brick provides a nesting site for
solitary bees, adapting and rethinking how existing building
components are used. Made using locally sourced recycled
materials, it offers the dual function of being a construction
material that also promotes biodiversity."

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This week's images ...

A woman reads by the sea in Cadiz, Spain. ...

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Residents cross a street during a snowfall in Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada, January 25. ...

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A night display celebrating the Lunar New Year at the Old Royal
Naval College at Greenwich in London, January 21. ...

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The INEOS plant (refinery, petrochemicals) at Grangemouth,
Scotland. ...

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A door in Birnam, Scotland, with "the paintwork in a state of
glorious urban decay." ...

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A robin's song is visible in the cold air at the Royal Society
for the Protection of Birds reserve at Lochwinnoch, Scotland. ...

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Plum blossoms at the World War I Memorial in Washington DC,
January 30. ...

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A leftover Christmas light illuminates the first snow in
Washington DC, February 1. ...

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A walkway near the Franklin Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC,
January 25. ...

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Our painting of the week is "Winter Barn" by, Eyvind Earle (USA
1916-2000). ...

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   Closing music SWRG#290:
   Ian & Sylvia  -  Four Strong Winds

   Ian Tyson died December 29, 2022.





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02 February 2023

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   6, Nagie Lane - ピャバラバ 🇯🇵 (34.7k)
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