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- Curiosity’s Dusty Selfieon 05/08/2022 at 14:09
Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.
- Ice Starson 04/08/2022 at 14:04
Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.
- Wildflowers in Bloom at Kennedy Space Centeron 03/08/2022 at 14:00
With wildflowers surrounding the view, NASA’s Space Launch System Moon rocket – carried atop the crawler-transporter 2 – arrives at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 6, 2022.
- Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxyon 02/08/2022 at 14:00
- NASA Pays Tribute to Nichelle Nicholson 01/08/2022 at 13:26
NASA celebrates the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first women and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars.
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- NASA to Host Briefings, Interviews for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 Missionon 02/08/2022 at 15:23
A pair of news conferences on Thursday, Aug. 4, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will highlight the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.
- NASA Television Transponder Change Monday, Aug. 29on 01/08/2022 at 18:27
NASA Television programming on the Galaxy 13 domestic satellite is moving from transponder 11 to transponder 15 this month.
- NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Commercial Crew Space Station Launchon 01/08/2022 at 15:12
Media accreditation is now open for the launch of the fifth SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station for a science expedition mission as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
- NASA Administrator Statement on Chinese Space Debrison 30/07/2022 at 18:00
NASA Administrator Statement on Chinese Space Debris
- NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Authorization Billon 28/07/2022 at 19:22
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released this statement Thursday following approval by the U.S. Congress for the NASA Authorization Act of 2022, which is part of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022.
- On This Day In Space: Aug. 8, 1977: Salyut 5 space station burns up in the atmosphereby [email protected] (Hanneke Weitering) on 08/08/2022 at 11:24
On Aug. 8, 1977, the Salyut 5 space station fell out of space and burned up in Earth’s atmosphere.
- Curious Kids: Is it possible to see what is happening in distant solar systems now?on 08/08/2022 at 11:18
If a distant solar system is millions of light years away and so we see it as it was millions of years ago, how can we see what it looks like now? Parul, aged 13, Sri Ganganagar, India
- Europe’s major X-ray space telescope may get scaled back due to budget constraintsby [email protected] (Andrew Jones) on 08/08/2022 at 11:17
The European Space Agency is considering ways to redesign a major X-ray space telescope after a number of ESA member states have backed out of the project.
- Emit dust-tracking instrument on space station snaps its 1st first views of Earthon 08/08/2022 at 11:15
A new device attached to the International Space Station provided first measurements of mineral dust on Earth, aiming to understand its effects on climate change.
- Holy Stone HS720G reviewon 08/08/2022 at 11:13
The Holy Stone HS720G is a cheap and cheerful beginner drone offering basic 4K video and photos.
- Nikon Action EX 12×50 binoculars reviewon 08/08/2022 at 09:47
Although heavy, the Nikon Action EX 12×50 binoculars offer clear, crisp and bright views from within a tough, waterproof body.
- Celestron Nature DX ED 12×50 binoculars reviewon 08/08/2022 at 09:13
The Celestron Nature DX ED 12x50s are compact and portable, but some high-end glass makes these binoculars a serious step-up option.
- Space calendar 2022: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!by [email protected] (Hanneke Weitering) on 08/08/2022 at 08:51
Here’s a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2022, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
- Scientist admits ‘space telescope’ photo is actually chorizo in tasty Twitter prankby [email protected] (Tariq Malik) on 07/08/2022 at 15:36
A physicist’s stunning new photo of Proxima Centauri from the James Webb Space Telescope, was just a slice of chorizo.
- Sturgeon Supermoon: August’s Sturgeon Full Moon will be the last of 4 in a rowon 07/08/2022 at 15:23
The final supermoon of the year will rise this week (Aug. 11). The full Sturgeon moon with likely outshine the Perseid meteor shower which peaks Aug. 11-12.
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- A van der Waals force-based adhesion study of stem cells exposed to cold atmospheric jetson 08/08/2022 at 13:00
Cold atmospheric plasma can affect cell adhesion with a significant role in stem cell adhesion. In a new study now published in Scientific Reports, Kobra Hajizadeh and a team of researchers in the departments of physics and plasma research at the Islamic Azhad University and the CNRS, France, studied the effect of plasma treatment on human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (HBMMSC) adhesion to understand cell differentiation and cell fate.
- Enhancers cooperate to regulate master transcription factors for sound receptor hair cell developmenton 08/08/2022 at 12:54
A study published in PNAS on Aug. 5 reveals the genome-wide chromatin accessibility of neonatal cochlear hair cells (HCs) and has identified two previously unknown Atoh1 enhancers. This study demonstrates that three Atoh1 enhancers cooperate for cochlear HC development in a dosage-dependent manner. The discovery provides insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying Atoh1 expression regulation and novel potential therapeutic targets for HC regeneration. This work was performed by researchers in Liu Zhiyong’s lab at the Institute of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the research group of Lu Falong at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- Order up: New study reveals importance of liquid structural ordering in crystallizationon 08/08/2022 at 12:54
Crystallization in liquids is a fundamental phase transition. While for many years, the understanding of crystallization was governed by classical nucleation theory, recent research has shifted focus to non-classical pathways in crystallization. In a new study, scientists from the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, reveal that the crystal precursor structure, which forms spontaneously as a structural fluctuation in a supercooled liquid, has a critical impact on crystal nucleation and growth.
- UPK 39 and UPK 41 form a primordial binary open cluster, study findson 08/08/2022 at 12:51
Using data from ESA’s Gaia satellite and the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST), astronomers have investigated three open clusters near the Aquila Rift cloud. They found that two of them, designated UPK 39 and UPK 41, constitute a primordial binary open cluster. The discovery is reported in a paper published July 28 on arXiv.org.
- Simulations provide map to treasure trove of fluorinated compoundson 08/08/2022 at 12:41
Computer simulations are most often used as a guide so chemists can more efficiently work out the exact details of a general reaction idea they have in mind—much like a compass helps guide an explorer efficiently to a destination on their map. However, researchers at ICReDD took things a big step further and used simulations to produce the general idea for an entirely unimagined reaction, effectively using computations to make the map itself. Using the design principle suggested by computational results, the team hit the motherlode in the lab, successfully developing a suite of 48 reactions that produce compounds potentially useful for novel drug development.
- Protective coating material self-heals in 30 minutes when exposed to sunlighton 08/08/2022 at 12:38
Researchers have developed a transparent protective coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes when exposed to sunlight.
- Manipulating interlayer magnetic coupling in van der Waals heterostructureson 08/08/2022 at 12:35
An RMIT-led international collaboration has observed, for the first time, electric gate-controlled exchange-bias effect in van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures, offering a promising platform for future energy-efficient, beyond-CMOS electronics.
- Drought forces water use rethink in Spainon 08/08/2022 at 11:24
Faced with a historic drought and threatened by desertification, Spain is rethinking how it spends its water resources, which are used mainly to irrigate crops.
- Stranded Beluga whale is now stationary in Seine: NGOon 08/08/2022 at 11:23
A malnourished beluga whale that has swum up France’s River Seine is no longer progressing but is still alive, environmental group Sea Shepherd said Monday.
- Ancient source of oxygen for life hidden deep in the Earth’s cruston 08/08/2022 at 09:00
Scientists at Newcastle University have uncovered a source of oxygen that may have influenced the evolution of life before the advent of photosynthesis.
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- ‘Structured Water’ Is Not What People Claim. Don’t Believe The Hype, Scientist Saysby Timothy Schmidt, The Conversation on 08/08/2022 at 07:33
Here’s the low-down.
- Birds Possess an Amazingly Dinosaur-Like Feature Before They Hatch From Their Eggsby Mike McRae on 08/08/2022 at 07:25
Don’t count your chickens…
- More Adults Are Choosing to Live Childfree And They Probably Won’t Change Their Mindsby Jess Cockerill on 08/08/2022 at 05:47
The evidence speaks for itself.
- These Dwarf Galaxies Seem to Be Devoid of Dark Matter, And It Doesn’t Make Senseby Carolyn Collins Petersen, Universe Today on 08/08/2022 at 02:37
“Our results have major implications for fundamental physics.”
- Giant Viruses Called ‘Jumbo Phages’ Could Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistanceby Tessa Koumoundouros on 08/08/2022 at 02:18
We need all the help we can get.
- Earth’s Days Are Mysteriously Getting Longer, Scientists Sayby Matt King & Christopher Watson, The Conversation on 08/08/2022 at 01:04
We may need a ‘negative leap second’.
- ‘Spiteful’ Bacteria Would Rather Starve Their Colony Than Let Freeloaders Thriveby Felicity Nelson on 07/08/2022 at 18:00
The colony has spoken.
- New Study May Explain Why Not All Birds Are Actually Bird-Brainedby Carly Cassella on 07/08/2022 at 06:00
Size isn’t everything.
- Having Wealthy Friends in Childhood Can Boost Your Income in The Futureby Carly Cassella on 07/08/2022 at 03:00
It’s all about who you know.
- Here’s How to Work Out Muscle Knots, According to an Exercise Physiologistby Zachary Gillen, The Conversation on 06/08/2022 at 23:00
Anyone can get a knot.
- Scientists Revive Human Retinas after Deathby Tanya Lewis on 08/08/2022 at 10:45
Restoring eye tissue postmortem could pave the way for reviving other types of brain tissue
- Diabetes Screening Standards in the U.S. Miss the Disease in Many People of Colorby Claudia Wallis on 07/08/2022 at 13:00
Risks for Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans start at lower weights and younger ages than risks for white people
- How the Ocean Sustains Complex Lifeby Mark Fischetti, Kelly J. Benoit-Bird, Skye Morét, Jen Christiansen on 06/08/2022 at 13:00
Detailed data about a host of physical and chemical forces are shaping a new view of the sea
- The Monkeypox Outbreakby Scientific American on 05/08/2022 at 20:05
What the virus is, how it spreads, and how it is being handled. Here’s what you need to know about monkeypox.
- Carbon-Reduction Plans Rely on Tech That Doesn’t Existby Naomi Oreskes on 05/08/2022 at 14:00
Instead of scaling up renewable energy, researchers promote unproved ideas
- If Humans Are the Smartest Animals, Why Are We So Unhappy?by Amy Brady on 05/08/2022 at 13:00
New books on intelligence, medicinal cocktails, galactic history, and more
- Heat Waves Affect Children More Severelyby Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News on 05/08/2022 at 12:00
Children ‘are not little adults’—they have more trouble regulating temperature than adults do
- The Robocalls Problem Is So Bad That the FCC Actually Did Somethingby Sasha Warren on 05/08/2022 at 10:45
A cybersecurity expert explains how we might learn to trust our phones again
- Unprecedented, Climate-Driven Disasters Are Stymieing Preparation Effortsby Chelsea Harvey, E&E News on 04/08/2022 at 18:30
Disasters so extreme that communities have not experienced anything like them before show the shortcomings of current preparedness plans
- The Webb Telescope Captures a Stunning View of the Cartwheel Galaxyby Tereza Pultarova, SPACE.com on 04/08/2022 at 18:00
Webb sees through dust and gas into regions out of reach of optical telescopes such as Hubble, revealing new galaxy views.
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- At Long Last, Mathematical Proof That Black Holes Are Stableby Steve Nadis on 04/08/2022 at 13:38
The solutions to Einstein’s equations that describe a spinning black hole won’t blow up, even when poked or prodded. The post At Long Last, Mathematical Proof That Black Holes Are Stable first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Geometric Analysis Reveals How Birds Mastered Flightby Yasemin Saplakoglu on 03/08/2022 at 13:26
Partnerships between engineers and biologists have begun to reveal how birds evolved their superb maneuverability. The post Geometric Analysis Reveals How Birds Mastered Flight first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- The Computer Scientist Challenging AI to Learn Betterby Allison Whitten on 02/08/2022 at 13:58
Christopher Kanan is building algorithms that can continuously learn over time — the way we do. The post The Computer Scientist Challenging AI to Learn Better first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Particle Physicists Puzzle Over a New Dualityby Katie McCormick on 01/08/2022 at 13:50
A hidden link has been found between two seemingly unrelated particle collision outcomes. It’s the latest example of a mysterious web of mathematical connections between disparate theories of physics. The post Particle Physicists Puzzle Over a New Duality first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Seeking Mathematical Truth in Counterfeit Coin Puzzlesby Pradeep Mutalik on 29/07/2022 at 13:48
Readers balanced logical reasoning and mathematical insights to find phony coins with a double-pan balance scale. The post Seeking Mathematical Truth in Counterfeit Coin Puzzles first appeared on Quanta Magazine
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- Mini-Neptunes may become super-Earths as the exoplanets lose their atmospheresby Liz Kruesi on 08/08/2022 at 11:00
Starlight is eroding the atmospheres of a handful of gassy exoplanets that are a bit smaller than Neptune, gradually exposing the rocky cores within.
- How Mars rovers have evolved in 25 years of exploring the Red Planetby Alexandra Witze on 05/08/2022 at 16:24
Over 25 years, remotely controlled rovers have uncovered Mars’ watery history and continue to search for evidence that life once existed there.
- The Windchime experiment could use gravity to hunt for dark matter ‘wind’by James R. Riordon on 04/08/2022 at 16:27
Though decades away, the project hopes to use an array of ultrasensitive sensors as a “wind chime,” jostled by dark matter blowing past Earth.
- Scientists turned dead spiders into robotsby Asa Stahl on 04/08/2022 at 11:00
In a new field dubbed “necrobotics,” researchers used a syringe and some superglue to control the dead bodies of wolf spiders.
- A shot of immune proteins may protect against malaria for monthsby Aimee Cunningham on 03/08/2022 at 21:09
A monoclonal antibody for malaria passed an early hurdle and now will be tested in children in Africa, who are most at risk of dying from the disease.
- A new James Webb telescope image reveals a galactic collision’s aftermathby Lisa Grossman on 03/08/2022 at 17:20
Bright and dusty spokes of star formation connect the Cartwheel Galaxy’s inner and outer rings in a new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
- An hour after pigs’ deaths, an artificial system restored cellular lifeby Laura Sanders on 03/08/2022 at 15:00
Sensors, pumps and artificial fluid staved off tissue damage in pigs after cardiac arrest. The system may one day preserve organs for transplantation.
- Spinal stimulation gives some people with paralysis more freedomby Laura Sanders on 03/08/2022 at 11:00
Methods that stimulate the spine with electrodes promise to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injuries, in ways that go well beyond walking.
- How slow and steady lionfish win the race against fast preyby Jake Buehler on 02/08/2022 at 23:01
Lionfish overcome speedy prey with persistent pursuit, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Other slow predatory fish may use the technique too.
- Two black holes merged despite being born far apart in spaceby James R. Riordon on 02/08/2022 at 11:00
A closer look at gravitational wave data reveals 10 overlooked mergers, including one between black holes that probably found each other late in life.
- Friendships with rich people may help lift children out of povertyby Sujata Gupta on 01/08/2022 at 20:02
For poor children, forming connections to richer peers is linked to greater earnings later in life, researchers say.
- Whale sharks may be the world’s largest omnivoresby Freda Kreier on 01/08/2022 at 17:20
An analysis of the sharks’ skin shows that the animals eat and digest algae.
- Tiny amoebas move faster when carrying cargo than withoutby James R. Riordon on 01/08/2022 at 11:00
A new study of the carrying capacity of single-celled amoebas may help scientists develop mini “trucks” to precisely target disease in the human body.
- I think I have long COVID. What does that mean?by Anil Oza on 29/07/2022 at 16:21
The condition comes with varying levels of severity and symptoms, making it hard to diagnose and treat.
- Electrical bacteria may help clean oil spills and curb methane emissionsby Nikk Ogasa on 29/07/2022 at 15:00
Cable bacteria are living electrical wires that may become a tool to reduce methane emissions and clean oil spills.
- Astronauts might be able to use asteroid soil to grow cropsby Liz Kruesi on 29/07/2022 at 11:00
Researchers grew romaine lettuce, chili pepper and pink radish plants in mixtures of faux asteroid soil and peat moss.
- Like bees of the sea, crustaceans ‘pollinate’ seaweedby Jake Buehler on 28/07/2022 at 18:09
Crustaceans shuttle around red algae’s sex cells, helping the seaweed reproduce in a manner remarkably similar to flower pollination.
- This stick-on ultrasound patch could let you watch your own heart beatby Asa Stahl on 28/07/2022 at 18:00
A new, coin-sized ultrasound probe can stick to the skin like a Band-Aid for up to two days straight, marking a milestone in personalized medicine.
- Amateur astronomers’ images of a rare double aurora may unlock its secretsby Asa Stahl on 28/07/2022 at 11:00
With breathtaking videos, citizen scientists have shown researchers a new pattern of auroras that may solve the mystery behind a strange red glow.
- ‘Murder hornets’ have a new common name: Northern giant hornetby Susan Milius on 27/07/2022 at 21:38
Anti-Asian hate crimes helped push U.S. entomologists to give a colorful insect initially dubbed the Asian giant hornet a less inflammatory name.