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Artemis 1 Orion returns to KSC after Plum Brook testing

Artemis 1 Orion returns to KSC after Plum Brook testing

Riding aboard NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft, the Orion spacecraft that will fly the Artemis 1 lunar orbit mission returned home to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on March 25 after four months of development testing in Ohio. The mated Crew Service Module (CSM) combo spent weeks in the thermal vacuum chamber of the…
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions

Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions

Researchers at Penn State use this apparatus to create an array of ultra-cold one-dimensional gases made up of atoms. These atoms are bosons, one of two classes into which all particles can be sorted. Generally, bosons and fermions, the other class of particle, behave quite differently. However, when the internal interactions among bosons in a…
SpaceX Fails to Achieve Parachute Success During Test

SpaceX Fails to Achieve Parachute Success During Test

Click here for The Motley Fool's resources on Coronavirus and the market. Things didn't go as planned for Elon Musk's space venture. Preparing for a May launch, Elon Musk's SpaceX encountered a problem while testing the parachute system of its Crew Dragon capsule this week. According to a statement from the company emailed to Space.com…
Nasa moon mission plans set back by coronavirus crisis

Nasa moon mission plans set back by coronavirus crisis

Work on the Orion capsule and the Space Launch System suspended until Covid-19 outbreak has passed The first Orion test capsule on display at Nasa’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. Photograph: Nasa/AFP via Getty Images Welcome to a new semi-regular column about Nasa’s progress towards landing astronauts on the moon during 2024. This challenging…
NASA’s Mars helicopter is ready for launch

NASA’s Mars helicopter is ready for launch

NASA’s next Mars rover, recently dubbed Perseverance, is currently undergoing launch preparations at its launch site, the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To that end, a key piece of hardware — the Mars helicopter — was just tested for the last time on Earth. Weighing in at just under 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms), the…
Astronauts could use their own urine to build moon bases one day

Astronauts could use their own urine to build moon bases one day

Home News Tech Will future lunar homes be made with the help of human urine? (Image: © ESA, Foster and Partners) When humans return to the moon to stay, where will they live? Well, it turns out they might live in lunar bases made of astronaut pee. In a new study, researchers have found that urea,…
US Space Force launches first mission

US Space Force launches first mission

WASHINGTON: The United States Space Force launched its first national security mission on Thursday, sending an ultra-secure military communication satellite into orbit even as the coronavirus pandemic paralyses much of the country. The Lockheed Martin Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 4:18pm aboard an Atlas V551 rocket.…
Distant ‘quasar tsunamis’ are ripping their own galaxies apart

Distant ‘quasar tsunamis’ are ripping their own galaxies apart

Home News Science & Astronomy An illustration of a quasar blasting a jet of hot, radioactive wind into the cosmos. (Image: © © NASA, ESA and J. Olmsted (STScI)) At the center of almost every galaxy in the universe is a supermassive black hole gobbling up incredible amounts of matter, and belching out incredible amounts…
The Fate of a Dark Matter Theory Hinges on These Unidentified X-Rays

The Fate of a Dark Matter Theory Hinges on These Unidentified X-Rays

In blue, a “halo” of dark matter surrounding the Milky Way’s centerGraphic: Christopher Dessert, Nicholas Rodd, Benjamin Safdi, Zosia Rostomian, Fermi Large Area TelescopeDespite decades of searching, no one has yet cracked the mystery of dark matter. One hypothesis to explain it relies on strange x-rays emanating from distant galaxies and galaxy clusters, but a…
Rare new species of feathered raptor unearthed in New Mexico

Rare new species of feathered raptor unearthed in New Mexico

Proving that raptors once roamed a much more extensive area in the waning days of the dinosaurs, a recent discovery in the Ojo Alamo Formation in New Mexico has unearthed a pint-sized predator that belongs to the same family of razor-taloned carnivores seen in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films. Due to their thin airy bones, raptor remains are highly…
European Neanderthals feasted on fresh seafood, boosting their brain

European Neanderthals feasted on fresh seafood, boosting their brain

The more we look, the more we find evidence that the Neanderthals were similar to modern humans. In the latest study, researchers found evidence that at least some groups of Neanderthals might have not feasted on mammoth steak — instead preferring fresh shark or dolphin. Surf and turf Neanderthals lived at the Figueira Brava site…
Research identifies regular climbing behavior in a human ancestor

Research identifies regular climbing behavior in a human ancestor

- Advertisement -    A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees. Walking on two legs has long been a defining feature to differentiate modern humans, as well as extinct species on our lineage (aka hominins), from…
New species of raptor discovered in New Mexico

New species of raptor discovered in New Mexico

About 67 million years ago, in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico, a previously undiscovered dinosaur used to roam. The Dineobellator raptor was incredibly agile — like a cheetah — with a long tail that acted like a rudder to help it move accurately and strong sharp claws, earning it its name, which means…
Mercury-bound spacecraft should be visible from Earth during April flyby

Mercury-bound spacecraft should be visible from Earth during April flyby

This illustration shows BepiColombo near Earth. ESA The European Space Agency has scaled back some of its science efforts during the coronavirus crisis, but it has one key mission that simply can't wait. BepiColombo, a dual-spacecraft mission to Mercury, is set to perform a critical close flyby of Earth on the evening of April 9 in…
When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year

When to see the ‘Full Pink Moon,’ the biggest and brightest supermoon of the...

Anne Ryman, Arizona Republic Published 3:57 p.m. MT April 3, 2020 | Updated 4:11 p.m. MT April 3, 2020CLOSEWe're all feeling a bit stir-crazy and isolated, and there's perhaps no better time to step outside and take in the night sky. The biggest and brightest moon of 2020, the so-called Full Pink Moon, will make an appearance over three…
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

Comparison of Modern Human and Neanderthal skulls from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Credit: DrMikeBaxter/Wikipedia In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history, these two species of hominins interbred not just once, but at multiple times, the thinking goes. A…
NASA reveals Uranus’s twisted magnetic field is releasing bits of its atmosphere into space

NASA reveals Uranus’s twisted magnetic field is releasing bits of its atmosphere into space

Is Uranus leaking into space? Data hidden in the Voyager 2 spacecraft since 1986 reveals the planet's twisted magnetic field is releasing bits of its atmosphereNASA reanalyzed data from the Voyger 2's visit to Uranus in 1986The team found the planet's atmosphere is leaking through a massive plasmoidThe planet's twisted magnetic field causes the magnetosphere…
PHOTO GALLERY: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Carries US Space Force’s First Mission |

PHOTO GALLERY: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Carries US Space Force’s First Mission...

lifted off March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. ABOVE VIDEO: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 26 at 4:18 p.m. EDT. BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL,…
NASA’s Perseverance rover is bringing an inspiring hidden message to Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover is bringing an inspiring hidden message to Mars

NASA's Mars rover to launch this summer NASA's Perseverance rover, which is set to deploy to Mars this July, is traveling to the red planet with a hidden message on board — in addition to the names of millions of people. After nearly 11 million people participated in NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign,…
International regulations have paused a jet-stream shift in the Southern Hemisphere

International regulations have paused a jet-stream shift in the Southern Hemisphere

NEWS AND VIEWS 25 March 2020 The Antarctic ozone hole shifted the jet stream in the Southern Hemisphere poleward, leading to hemisphere-wide climatic changes. But the Montreal Protocol, which banned ozone-depleting substances, has halted the shift. Alexey Yu. Karpechko Alexey Yu. Karpechko is at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteorological Research Unit, PO Box 503, Helsinki…
When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth

When three species of human ancestor walked the Earth

- Advertisement -    An international team, including Arizona State University researcher Gary Schwartz, have unearthed the earliest known skull of Homo erectus, the first of our ancestors to be nearly human-like in their anatomy and aspects of their behavior. Years of painstaking excavation at the fossil-rich site of Drimolen, nestled within the Cradle of Humankind (a…
Uranus has started leaking gas, NASA scientists confirm

Uranus has started leaking gas, NASA scientists confirm

As if 2020 couldn’t get any more cursed, NASA scientists looking back through decades-old data from the Voyager 2 spacecraft have discovered a mysterious gas escaping from Uranus.The data showed some mysterious force sucking the atmosphere straight out of the planet and into space.Photo: NASA/JPLHighly detailed and scientific NASA research can confirm that something massive…
Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars

Discovery of Living Microbes Deep Beneath the Seafloor Offers Hope for Life on Mars

MarsImage: NASA/JPL-CaltechSurprising quantities of bacteria have been found living in clay-rich rocks under the Pacific seafloor. The discovery raises the possibility of equally resilient microbes living deep beneath the surface of Mars.Ancient volcanic rocks beneath the Pacific seafloor provide a habitat for dense clusters of microbial communities, according to a new paper published this week…
How a pandemic prepares us for exploring and living on Mars

How a pandemic prepares us for exploring and living on Mars

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‘Like faint little stars’: Just what are those lights you see in the night sky?

‘Like faint little stars’: Just what are those lights you see in the night...

March 25, 2020 at 9:44 PM EDT - Updated March 25 at 9:44 PM CINCINNATI (FOX19) - If you’ve recently seen a cluster of slow-moving lights in the night sky, you’re not alone. But it’s not a government sending troops, and we’re not getting invaded by aliens. According to Dean Regas, astronomer at the Cincinnati…
Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef: how much can be saved, and how can we do it?

Rescuing the Great Barrier Reef: how much can be saved, and how can we...

When coral scientist Dr Zoe Richards left the Great Barrier Reef’s Lizard Island in late January, she was feeling optimistic. Richards is a taxonomist. Since 2011 she has recorded and monitored 245 coral species at 14 locations around the island’s research station, about 270km north of Cairns. In 2017 she saw “mass destruction of the…
In Photos: The Expedition 62 mission to the International Space Station

In Photos: The Expedition 62 mission to the International Space Station

Home News Spaceflight The three-member Expedition 62 crew — Oleg Skripochka, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan — pose together wearing their mission patch t-shirts at the International Space Station, on Feb. 7, 2020. (Image credit: NASA)Expedition 62 to the International Space Station (ISS) began on Feb. 6, 2020, with the departure of the Soyuz MS-13…
NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects

NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects

by Jeff Foust — April 1, 2020 NASA and ESA used satellite data to measure the drop in pollution in China earlier this year because of the coronavirus outbreak there. The agencies are seeking proposals to either study the pandemic's effects or support response efforts. Credit: NASA WASHINGTON — NASA and the European Space Agency…
The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine | podcast

The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine | podcast

The search is well under way for a vaccine against the coronavirus that could prove a route out of the current crisis. Despite scientists such as Jonathan Heeney in Cambridge working all hours to develop an effective drug, however, we are still likely to be at least a year off from a mass immunisation programme.…
Ancient Mars had 2 reservoirs of water deep underground, study claims

Ancient Mars had 2 reservoirs of water deep underground, study claims

Scientists have discovered that two unique reservoirs of ancient water once flowed deep beneath the surface of Mars.It's hard to believe, but at one time the dry and dusty Red Planet was wet and lush."A lot of people have been trying to figure out Mars' water history," University of Arizona planetary scientist Jessica Barnes said…
Coronavirus update: Here’s an estimate of when the worst will hit your state

Coronavirus update: Here’s an estimate of when the worst will hit your state

The COVID-19 coronavirus is continuing to infect a growing number of Americans, with the total number of infections as of Monday night standing at more than 164,000, according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. Also, more than 3,000 Americans have died so far from the virus — more than the number of Americans…
Antarctica’s Denman Glacier is sinking into the world’s deepest canyon Space

Antarctica’s Denman Glacier is sinking into the world’s deepest canyon Space

Home News Science & Astronomy Denman trough (dark blue strip) sinks some 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) below sea level, and could soon become the burial plot of a massive, dying glacier. (Image: © NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio) The glaciers of Antarctica are melting at unprecedented rates, and a giant canyon in the continent's rocky underbelly…
Scientists plant ‘sentinel trees’ to warn of devastating pests

Scientists plant ‘sentinel trees’ to warn of devastating pests

Sentinel trees could help prevent the spread of exotic insects, such as the emerald ash borer of Asia. HERMAN WONG HM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM By Gabriel PopkinMar. 25, 2020 , 12:05 PM It's become an all-too-common tale: An introduced insect takes hold in a new home and then spreads, wreaking havoc with ecosystems and economies. Take, for instance,…
The coronavirus shutdown is causing the Earth to move a little less

The coronavirus shutdown is causing the Earth to move a little less

The effects of the coronavirus shutdown are being felt everywhere, even in the Earth's crust.The decrease in activity and transportation have led to a noticeable drop in seismic noise — the usual "hum of vibrations in the planet's crust." This quietude could help seismologists detect smaller earthquakes and more closely monitor volcanic activity, Nature reports.Moving…
The US Space Force Is About to Finally Leave the Planet

The US Space Force Is About to Finally Leave the Planet

Go TimeThe recently-formed U.S. Space Force will actually venture out into orbit for the first time on Thursday.The mission, which will send a military communication satellite into orbit from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is still on track for its 3 p.m. EST launch, according to Ars Technica. That’s because, unlike other groups like…
Life on Mars breakthrough: ‘GAME-CHANGER’ after major study

Life on Mars breakthrough: ‘GAME-CHANGER’ after major study

The findings of the research, undertaken by Yohey Suzuki and colleagues from the University of Tokyo and published in Communication Biology, boost the chances of life on the Red Planet significantly, the paper argues. Now plans are being drawn up for a collaboration with NASA's Johnson Space Centre which would see rocks on Mars examined…
Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings

Infinite Visions Were Hiding in the First Black Hole Image’s Rings

Out ThereScientists proposed a technique that would allow us to see more of the unseeable.The first image image of a black hole, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope and released to the world last April. “The image of a black hole actually contains a nested series of rings,” said Michael Johnson of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center…
Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Newman takes over her new position with the city next week Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager Newman takes over her new position with the city next week Hide Transcript Show Transcript HOMELESS RESPONSE MANAGER. BROOKE NEWMAN ... IS A FORMER ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM. PART OF HER JOB WILL INCLUDE WORKING WITH…
Asteroid flyby: A 390m rock will safely zip past Earth this week at speeds of 53,000mph

Asteroid flyby: A 390m rock will safely zip past Earth this week at speeds...

The asteroid's flyby is tracked by NASA's automated systems at the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) in California. The rocky body has been named Asteroid 2012 XA133 after it was first confirmed in the solar system in December 2012. Now, NASA expects the space rock to come flying by on a so-called "Earth…
The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century...

- Advertisement -    The Nemi Ships were large Roman vessels, essentially floating palaces built in the 1st century at Lake Nemi by the Roman Emperor Caligula. Nothing before on this scale in maritime shipbuilding had been constructed by the Romans, enigmatic and confounding was their discovery, that their purpose to this day is still a subject…
This powerful ion engine will be flying on NASA’s DART mission to try and redirect an asteroid

This powerful ion engine will be flying on NASA’s DART mission to try and...

Credit: NASA Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still exist. The very real threat of a possible asteroid strike on Earth in the future is taking a backseat for now, but it's still there. Though an asteroid strike seems kind of ephemeral…
Brightening comet Atlas could soon lift your gaze and spirits just a little

Brightening comet Atlas could soon lift your gaze and spirits just a little

Atlas is similar to this comet that passed Earth in 2018. NASA A new comet known as Atlas -- named after the astronomical survey that discovered it Dec. 28 -- is brightening rapidly as it approaches the sun and could soon be visible to the naked eye. Something bright and shiny to look at in…
Big brains or many babies: How birds can thrive in urban environments

Big brains or many babies: How birds can thrive in urban environments

- Advertisement -    A new study in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution suggests that birds have two alternative strategies for coping with the difficulties of humanity’s increasingly chaotic cities – either by having large brains or through more frequent breeding. Surviving in cities is so difficult that many bird species may be driven to extinction by the…
NASA has good news after SpaceX Crew Dragon parachute test accident

NASA has good news after SpaceX Crew Dragon parachute test accident

NASA has good news after SpaceX suffered an accident that destroyed a Crew Dragon mockup before it could complete a parachute test, indicating that the anomaly could have minimal impact on the spacecraft’s Demo-2 astronaut launch debut. According to NASA, SpaceX and the space agency are still working to launch astronauts on Crew Dragon as…
Hubble captures the immense ‘tsunami’ power of quasars

Hubble captures the immense ‘tsunami’ power of quasars

The aim of the team's project was to measure the amount of energy in those winds. That can be tricky as quasars tend to be very distant objects, with some as far as 10 billion light-years away.That's where Hubble comes in. The space telescope has captured the best visible light photos of quasars, with one…
Hungry black hole may be cosmic ‘missing link’

Hungry black hole may be cosmic ‘missing link’

Artwork: The presumed black hole revealed itself by tearing apart a star that ventured too closeA team of astronomers has found what it says is the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.They say the presumed "intermediate-mass" black hole betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that ventured too close.These…
Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

Earth’s own evolution used as guide to hunt exoplanets

This artistic depiction shows exoplanet Kepler-62f, a rocky super-Earth size planet, located about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. Kepler-62f may be what a prebiotic Earth may have looked like. Other exoplanets may look similar. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech Cornell astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical…
Photographer captures comet C19 headed toward Earth

Photographer captures comet C19 headed toward Earth

A photographer in the U.K. has captured a remarkable image of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) as it speeds toward Earth.Jamie Cooper took the picture of the comet in Lincolnshire, England, British news agency SWNS reported. It was first spotted on Dec. 28, 2019, according to EarthSky.org, by astronomers using the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) in Hawaii.Cooper, who…
Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

Space Photos of the Week: Awesome Planets and Ancient Gods

In 1781, astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet. He wanted to name it Georgian Sidus (George’s Star) after King George III, but all of the other planets in the solar system were named after Roman gods. Fellow astronomer Johanne Bode suggested the name Uranus (a Greek god) would be a better fit, though it…
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

The primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is planned to be deployed only once more on Earth, before being packaged for delivery to South America. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn In a recent test, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space. As…
A Genome Study Has Caught Humans And Neanderthals Having Lots of Sex All Over Eurasia

A Genome Study Has Caught Humans And Neanderthals Having Lots of Sex All Over...

CARLY CASSELLA 3 APRIL 2020 The more we learn about our evolutionary history, the more it seems like early humans and Neanderthals just couldn't keep their hands off one another.A new study has once again found evidence that a long, long time ago, our ancestors made a habit of intermingling with Neanderthals - not once,…
Phillipe Nover reveals ‘horrific’ battle being fought against coronavirus in New York: ‘It’s spreading like w…

Phillipe Nover reveals ‘horrific’ battle being fought against coronavirus in New York: ‘It’s spreading...

Ex-UFC fighter Phillipe Nover fought plenty of battles during his mixed martial arts career, but no opponent was as terrifying as the virus he’s currently watch tear through the population in New York City on a daily basis. The 36-year-old former Ultimate Fighter contestant has been a registered nurse in New York for several years…
Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data

Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data

Home News Science & Astronomy An animation shows the strange magnetic field of Uranus. The yellow arrow points toward the sun and the dark blue arrow represents the planet's axis. (Image: © NASA/Scientific Visualization Studio/Tom Bridgman) Buried inside data that NASA's iconic Voyager 2 spacecraft gathered at Uranus more than 30 years ago is the…
Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough As Your Guide (Video)

Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough As Your...

While travel may currently be limited to the scope of our laptops right now, that doesn’t mean we can’t explore some of the most magnificent places on earth. And this time, we have the legendary Sir David Attenborough to help walk us through it. Danny Martindale / Getty Images The British historian — who narrated…
Coronavirus hits Kennedy Space Center, further complicating NASA’s plans

Coronavirus hits Kennedy Space Center, further complicating NASA’s plans

Coronavirus confirmed in an employee from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  NASA is trying to keep its various missions on schedule, recently stating that the Mars 2020 mission is still a go, at least for the moment.  The employee who tested positive for COVID-19 hadn’t been to the center for at least 10 days…
Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion

Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion

Each samarium atom in a sample of golden samarium sulfide (inset photo) has a tiny magnetic moment (blue arrows). When cooled, a phenomenon called the Kondo effect causes some of the free electrons in the metal (yellow arrows) to move into the samarium atoms' outermost electron shell to screen these Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory You…
Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash

Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash

Japanese government simulates what would happen if Mount Fuji erupted again, predicting Tokyo would be covered beneath 17.3BILLION cubic feet of volcanic ashThe Japanese government simulated the potential effects of a Mt. Fuji eruptionThey ran models for possible eruptions at 92 locations on the mountainIn the worst case scenarios, Tokyo could be shut down in…
Earth’s ozone layer appears to be healing

Earth’s ozone layer appears to be healing

The hole in Earth's ozone layer above Antarctica is continuing its recovery, leading to changes in atmospheric circulation, a study published on Nature.com has revealed.Per New Scientist, Antara Banerjee and colleagues used data from satellite observations and climate simulations to model changing wind patterns that are related to the recovery of the ozone layer. This…
Physicists Find Three Orbiting Black Holes Can Break Time Symmetry

Physicists Find Three Orbiting Black Holes Can Break Time Symmetry

Let's imagine that you are watching a planet in its orbit. Let's further imagine that you can speed up time, to watch the planet in a sort of "fast forward". In theory, you wouldn't be able to know, from watching the movement of the planet, whether the time is running forward or backward. This is…
Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power

Terahertz waves are pervasive in our daily lives, and if harnessed, their concentrated power could potentially serve as an alternate energy source. Imagine, for instance, a cellphone add-on that passively soaks up ambient T-rays and uses their energy to charge your phone. Credit: José-Luis Olivares, MIT Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also…
Researchers create a device to capture terahertz waves to power electronics

Researchers create a device to capture terahertz waves to power electronics

MIT scientists say that any device that sends out Wi-Fi signals also emits terahertz waves. A terahertz wave, or T-Ray, is an electromagnetic wave with a frequency between microwaves and infrared light. T-Rays are produced by almost anything that registers a temperature, including the human body and objects around us, making them pervasive in daily…
Squids Can Edit Their RNA in an Unprecedented Way, Scientists Discover

Squids Can Edit Their RNA in an Unprecedented Way, Scientists Discover

JACINTA BOWLER 25 MARCH 2020 When it comes to squids, you just can't keep them down.Not just because they're slippery, but also because they have an incredible genetic editing ability - it lets them tweak their own RNA long after it's left the nucleus. Here's what that means. Genes, in humans at least, mostly stay…
Third SpaceX prototype spacecraft blows up during pressure test

Third SpaceX prototype spacecraft blows up during pressure test

Visualization of the effectiveness of face masks amid coronavirus The third prototype of Elon Musk-run SpaceXs next-generation rocket Starship 'SN3' broke apart during a pressure test at the company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas. "We will see what data review says, but this may have been a test configuration mistake," Musk tweeted late Friday…
Scientists found a secret in old Voyager 2 data. This is why we need to revisit Uranus and Neptune

Scientists found a secret in old Voyager 2 data. This is why we need...

Scientists found a secret in old Voyager 2 data. This is why we need to revisit Uranus and Neptune - CNN
Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef

Australia|Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier ReefFor the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.Credit...Lucas Jackson/ReutersMarch 26, 2020Record-breaking warm waters have bleached large parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef…
Holographic cosmological model and thermodynamics on the horizon of the universe

Holographic cosmological model and thermodynamics on the horizon of the universe

Figure 1 shows the boundary for maximization of the entropy in the (α, ψ) plane for three values of the normalized scale factor a. ψ represents a type of density parameter for the effective dark energy and α is an exponent of the power-law term Hα. The closed circle represents the result from the fine-tuned…
Earth crust is shaking astonishingly less due to Coronavirus Lockdown, Here’s Why

Earth crust is shaking astonishingly less due to Coronavirus Lockdown, Here’s Why

Although the Corona Virus pandemic has brought our planet earth to a standstill, yet it has actually caused a positive influence on the motion of our planet. Scientists have verified that they are experiencing considerably reduced seismic vibrations. As per the NOAA’s ESRL Inrasonics Program, geological disruptions like avalanche, volcanic eruptions or movement of vehicles…
NASA’s new Jupiter image is stunning

NASA’s new Jupiter image is stunning

Jupiter on Feb. 17, 2020 Image: NASA /J PL / SwRI / MSSS /Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt By Mark Kaufman2020-04-04 14:28:19 UTC Some 484 million miles from coronavirus-beleaguered Earth lies the gas giant Jupiter, and its stormy, magnificent atmosphere. One of the latest images NASA's Juno spacecraft sent back to Earth shows a view…
Covid-19: how do we test for it?

Covid-19: how do we test for it?

Science Weekly Coronavirus outbreak Hannah Devlin speaks with Prof David Smith about the various ways in which clinicians can test whether or not someone is infected with Sars-CoV-2. And, following the recent announcement that the UK government has bought millions of antibody tests, explores what these might be able to tell us How to listen…
Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

Physicists weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

A look inside the ISOLDE Solenoid Spectrometer at CERN. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made of "this" stuff and not other stuff? Specifically of interest are the physical…
Earth’s Ozone Layer is Healing Itself, Thanks to the Lockdown

Earth’s Ozone Layer is Healing Itself, Thanks to the Lockdown

Have you ever heard about the Montreal Protocol? If not then please allow me to enlighten you. Montreal Protocol is an international treaty specially curated to protect the Ozone Layer by barring the production of several substances that are responsible for the depletion of this precious layer. A new study suggests that this 1987 treaty…
Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Scientists discover three new species of pterosaurs in the Sahara

Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100m years ago.Prof David Martill, a palaeontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the US.The study, published in the Cretaceous Research journal, has revealed a community of pterosaurs that inhabited prehistoric…
Philip Anderson, legendary theorist whose ideas shaped modern physics, dies

Philip Anderson, legendary theorist whose ideas shaped modern physics, dies

Philip Anderson in 1977, the year he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of the effects of disorder in solids EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/Science Source By Adrian ChoMar. 30, 2020 , 6:25 PM Philip Anderson, the theoretical physicist whose ideas reshaped condensed matter physics and stretched to the forefront…
Coronavirus won’t make a dent in the growing climate problem

Coronavirus won’t make a dent in the growing climate problem

The surge in New York City's coronavirus infections is already so critical that the chief medical officer at a major hospital system warned staff of the grim reality: "...there will be loss, and suffering, and at times perhaps each of us will question our will to fight." The coronavirus — which is hospitalizing severely sick…
Avoid coronavirus when you leave the house: 12 things you can do to help stay safe

Avoid coronavirus when you leave the house: 12 things you can do to help...

Social distancing is important in the grocery store, but so is how you shop. Shara Tibken/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Even though you spend most of your day indoors while quarantined at home, chances are you still leave the house to run errands and get…
NASA asks its employees for new ideas to combat coronavirus

NASA asks its employees for new ideas to combat coronavirus

Home News Science & Astronomy The crew of Expedition 62 to the International Space Station is pictured inside a SpaceX Dragon resupply craft, on March 9, 2020. They are wearing portable breathing gear while entering the spacecraft just in case there are any particles or irritants in the air that could have come loose while…
New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children's use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics this week. Over a two-and-a-half-year…
How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

How Neon Can Make a Star Destroy Itself

The heart of the Crab nebula, which might have met its end via the processes outlined in the story below.Image: NASA and ESA; Acknowledgment: J. Hester (ASU) and M. Weisskopf (NASA/MSFCSome stars have the element neon to thank for their ultimate, explosive demise, according to astrophysical research.Astronomers love studying the life cycles of stars, including…
4 Asteroids Including 1,280-Foot City-Killer Approaching Earth Tomorrow, NASA Data Reveals

4 Asteroids Including 1,280-Foot City-Killer Approaching Earth Tomorrow, NASA Data Reveals

KEY POINTSNASA detected four asteroids currently approaching EarthOne of the approaching asteroids is bigger than the Eiffel Tower2012 XA133 can destroy a city if it hits Earth NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is currently monitoring four space rocks that are headed for Earth. Based on the data collected by CNEOS, one of the approaching…
Modeling suggests going early and going hard will save lives and help the economy

Modeling suggests going early and going hard will save lives and help the economy

Credit: The Conversation In 1997, a bestselling book by Jared Diamond purported to explain how the West "won" world dominance based on the good luck of geography, and because western countries were the first to industrialise. Fast forward to 2020, and to COVID-19. Geography still matters, but the West is no longer "winning." Despite initial…
Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts

Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts

Comet Y4 Could Be Bright Spot for Washington, Oregon Coasts - Portland to Seattle Published 03/31/2020 at 6:44 AM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Portland, Oregon) – Those on the Washington coast and Oregon coast as well as inland places like Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Tacoma may get to see plenty in the…
Bricks can act as ‘cameras’ for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials

Bricks can act as ‘cameras’ for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. The technique may allow them to use common building materials, such as bricks, as a three-dimensional "camera," relying on residual gamma radiation signatures to take…
Behold the “Quasar Tsunami,” Which Can Kill an Entire Galaxy

Behold the “Quasar Tsunami,” Which Can Kill an Entire Galaxy

21 hours ago__Jon Christian__Filed Under: Hard ScienceQuasar TsunamiNew data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope details what may be the most powerful phenomena in the universe: the “quasar tsunami,” a cosmic storm of such terrifying proportions that it can tear apart an entire galaxy.“No other phenomena carries more mechanical energy,” said principal investigator Nahum Arav of…
International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

The 2019 ozone hole reached a peak extent of 6.3 million square miles on September 8, 2019, the lowest maximum observed in decades. This NASA visualization depicts ozone concentrations in Dobson Units, the standard measure for stratospheric ozone. Credit: NASA Chemicals that deplete Earth's protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere…
International Space Station tweets ‘hello’ to Phoenix, Tucson

International Space Station tweets ‘hello’ to Phoenix, Tucson

PHOENIX — Keep your eyes to the skies for the next few days! The International Space Station is making an appearance over Arizona. The ISS tweeted to the Phoenix and Tucson area Sunday morning that "the space station will make an appearance in your skies around 7:50 pm MT tonight!" Looking bright down there, Phoenix…
Researchers look for dark matter close to home

Researchers look for dark matter close to home

Decaying dark matter should produce a bright and spherical halo of X-ray emission around the center of the Milky Way that could be detectable when looking in otherwise-blank regions of the galaxy. Credit: Artistic rendering by Christopher Dessert, Nicholas L. Rodd, Benjamin R. Safdi, Zosia Rostomian (Berkeley Lab), based on data from the Fermi Large…
In Exactly A Year Our Knowledge Of The Cosmos Will Change Forever. This Is The $10 Billion Reason

In Exactly A Year Our Knowledge Of The Cosmos Will Change Forever. This Is...

Artist's impression of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. ESA, NASA, S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems / STScI / ATG medialab In precisely one year—on Tuesday, March 30, 2021—the almost US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or “Webb” for short) will launch on a European Ariane 5 rocket…
How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world’s biggest physics experiments

How the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world’s biggest physics experiments

Italy's Virgo gravitational-wave detector has been forced to shut down.Credit: Claudio Giovannini/AFP/Getty The vast, sparsely populated Argentinian Pampas would seem ideal for social distancing. In the Mendoza region, the Pierre Auger Observatory near Malargue consists of more than 1,600 car-sized plastic tanks filled with water, scattered across some 3,000 square kilometres of land that is…
16 years and counting: How ESA squeezed oodles of bonus science out of plucky Mars Express probe

16 years and counting: How ESA squeezed oodles of bonus science out of plucky...

Space extenders As the European Space Agency flicked the standby switch on some of its long-lived spacecraft in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Register figured it was time for a look at how the agency has kept its fleet flying far beyond expectations. Today, the veteran Mars Express orbiter. ESA's Mars Express (MEX) spacecraft…
Scientists Discover Two Mating Flies Trapped in Amber 40 Million Years Ago

Scientists Discover Two Mating Flies Trapped in Amber 40 Million Years Ago

CARLY CASSELLA 4 APRIL 2020 Forty or so million years ago, on the southern end of the Gondwana supercontinent, two mating insects unexpectedly found themselves in a sticky situation - and not in a good way. Somehow, this pair of busy long-legged flies (Dolichopodidae) had gotten themselves trapped in the gooey sap of a tree,…
Land Animals Began Dying in Earth’s Greatest Extinction Long Before Marine Life

Land Animals Began Dying in Earth’s Greatest Extinction Long Before Marine Life

(Aunt_Spray/iStock/Getty Images) Around a quarter of a billion years ago, the vast majority of species on land and sea were wiped out in The Great Dying, thanks to a series of volcanic eruptions spewing out noxious greenhouse gases. With the discovery that land animals had a big head start in this tremendous mass extinction, researchers…
More men, more problems? Not necessarily, study finds

More men, more problems? Not necessarily, study finds

FSU Psychology professor/researcher Jon Maner. Credit: Florida State University Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population?   According to research by Florida State University Professor of Psychology Jon Maner, the answers might not be…
Ocean Creatures Have Been Protecting Us From Millions of Viruses This Entire Time

Ocean Creatures Have Been Protecting Us From Millions of Viruses This Entire Time

PETER DOCKRILL 31 MARCH 2020 It's fair to say that the world has had more than enough of viruses right now. Unfortunately, the converse is not necessarily true.The incredible vastness of the virosphere is hard to overstate. While several thousand kinds of virus have been studied in detail, scientists say we haven't even scratched the…
‘I know my science’ How MoD insider exposed truth of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing

‘I know my science’ How MoD insider exposed truth of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon...

On July 21, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to step foot on the lunar surface. He was joined shortly after by his colleague Buzz Aldrin, before the pair buried the US flag into the surface and brought an end to the Space Race. For years conspiracy theorists have claimed…
An East Antarctic Glacier Is Retreating Really Fast

An East Antarctic Glacier Is Retreating Really Fast

We interrupt coverage of the current disaster to inform you that a greater but slower-moving calamity has not taken a holiday. A major glacier in East Antarctica has retreated 5.4 kilometers (3.3 miles) in 22 years, satellite observations have revealed. Despite a handful of exceptions driven by local conditions, the vast majority of the planet's…
A Super Pink Moon Is Coming in April—And It Will Be This Year’s Biggest and Brightest

A Super Pink Moon Is Coming in April—And It Will Be This Year’s Biggest...

From PreventionIf you thought the Super Worm Moon in March was impressive, wait until you see April’s Super Pink Moon—the biggest and brightest moon of the year. Here’s everything you need to know about the first full moon of spring.Why is it called the Pink Moon? Sadly, the name of the moon has nothing to…
Astronauts could use their own pee to build future moon habitats

Astronauts could use their own pee to build future moon habitats

This ESA illustration shows what a future lunar habitat might look like. ESA/Foster and Partners This story is part of To the Moon, a series exploring humanity's first journey to the lunar surface and our future living and working on the moon. NASA and other space agencies are obsessed with the moon, and not just…
Evolutionary adaptation helped cave bears hibernate, but may have caused extinction

Evolutionary adaptation helped cave bears hibernate, but may have caused extinction

The well-developed sinus system in the now extinct cave bear (top left) is associated with uneven mechanical stress distributions in biting simulations (bottom left) conducted at UB. The much less developed sinus system in living bears, for example the sun or honey bear, (top right) allows mechanical stress to distribute evenly over the forehead region,…
How coronavirus is putting NASA’s space race in jeopardy

How coronavirus is putting NASA’s space race in jeopardy

Lucy is in pieces: solar arrays, a telescope structure and various other components of the Jupiter-bound spacecraft are being built across the U.S. It’s a stage of development particularly susceptible to disruption — and right now, the novel coronavirus has disrupted the entire country. Had COVID-19 appeared in the fall of 2020, all of Lucy’s…
Machine learning puts a new spin on spin models

Machine learning puts a new spin on spin models

The low and high temperature phases are found in the right proportions at different temperatures relative to the transition point for different sizes of lattice. (inset) The size of the lattice may be accounted for to give a single master curve. Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have used machine learning to…

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