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- Hubble Peers at Celestial Cloudscapeon 12/08/2022 at 12:00
This celestial cloudscape from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the colorful region in the Orion Nebula surrounding the Herbig-Haro object HH 505.
- Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Installon 11/08/2022 at 14:17
Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Install
- NASA’s B377SGT Super Guppy Turbine Cargo Airplane lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ameson 10/08/2022 at 14:09
In this picture from 2016, our Super Guppy, a specialized aircraft with a unique hinged nose, lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ames.
- Moon Mosaicon 08/08/2022 at 14:46
This Moon-mosaic is comprised of 1,231 images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s (LRO) Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) in the summer of 2018.
- 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.
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- NASA TV to Cover SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departure from Space Stationon 11/08/2022 at 20:09
A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft returning science to Earth for NASA is set to depart the International Space Station on Thursday, Aug. 18.
- NASA Transfers Landsat 9 Satellite to USGS to Monitor Earth’s Changeson 11/08/2022 at 20:07
NASA transferred ownership and operational control on Thursday of the Landsat 9 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- NASA, Boeing to Hold Media Update on Starliner Progresson 11/08/2022 at 18:12
NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 25, to provide an update on the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) to the International Space Station – the first flight with astronauts on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
- NASA to Stream Artemis I Rollout, Briefings on Science, Tech Payloadson 10/08/2022 at 20:34
NASA will hold a trio of media teleconferences the week of Aug. 14 to preview the science and technology payloads that will fly as part of the agency’s Artemis I flight test.
- NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalkon 10/08/2022 at 20:17
NASA will provide live coverage on Wednesday, Aug. 17, of a spacewalk with two Russian cosmonauts to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the International Space Station’s Nauka laboratory.
- Perseid meteor shower of 2022 thrills stargazers despite bright moon (photos)by [email protected] (Tariq Malik) on 13/08/2022 at 14:43
Stargazers around the world captured some dazzling views of the Perseid meteor shower as it peaked overnight Friday and Saturday (Aug. 12-13)
- ‘For All Mankind’ showrunners discuss the explosive season 3 finaleby [email protected] (Robert Z. Pearlman) on 13/08/2022 at 14:20
What could more pivotal to NASA history than landing the first humans on Mars? As revealed in the season 3 finale of “For All Mankind,” the answer could be much more terrestrial. Warning: spoilers.
- See the huge solar wings of China’s space station in motion above Earth (video)by [email protected] (Andrew Jones) on 13/08/2022 at 12:12
China’s space station recently gained a new module and with it a pair of huge, solar energy-capturing “wings” that can rotate as the outpost orbits the Earth.
- Best time to buy a camera: shop smart and saveon 13/08/2022 at 12:04
Are you thinking of buying a camera? Here are some tips and tricks to help you save money on your next purchase.
- On This Day In Space: Aug. 13, 2014: WorldView-3 Earth-observing satellite launches into orbitby [email protected] (Hanneke Weitering) on 13/08/2022 at 11:42
On Aug. 13, 2014, a company called DigitalGlobe launched WorldView-3, what was then the sharpest-eyed satellite of all time.
- This Week In Space podcast: Episode 24 — Reinventing NASAby [email protected] (Space.com Staff) on 13/08/2022 at 11:34
Rod Pyle and Geoffrey Notkin chat with former senior NASA official Lori Garver about how her time at the agency created winds of change.
- Space photos: The most amazing images this week!by [email protected] (Elizabeth Howell) on 13/08/2022 at 11:34
See the best photos on Space.com this week.
- The top space stories of the week!by [email protected] (Elizabeth Howell) on 13/08/2022 at 11:34
Astronomers go fishing for an interstellar magnet, SpaceX faces down space debris ‘squalls’, and North Korea’s ICBM intentions are unclear.
- Mars enters the evening sky tonight, here’s how to find the Red Planetby [email protected] (Elizabeth Howell) on 13/08/2022 at 10:00
Look for Mars low on the eastern horizon Saturday (Aug. 13) as the Red Planet comes into the evening sky, shining with Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
- Moon and Jupiter get together late Sunday nighton 13/08/2022 at 10:00
Check out the king of the planets meeting up with the moon on Aug. 14, throughout most of the night.
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- Satellite data finds landfills are methane ‘super emitters’on 13/08/2022 at 13:50
Landfills are releasing large amounts of planet-warming methane gas into the atmosphere from the decomposition of waste and are a significant contributor to such emissions in urban areas, a study suggests.
- World’s biggest ice sheet could cause massive sea rise without action: studyon 13/08/2022 at 13:40
The world’s biggest ice sheet could cause “several meters” of sea-level rise over centuries if the global temperature rises more than 2°C, according to a British study published Wednesday.
- US astronaut Jessica Watkins sets sights on Moon… and Marson 13/08/2022 at 07:59
If you had the choice, would you rather go to the Moon or Mars?
- ‘Dead fish everywhere’ in German-Polish river after feared chemical waste dumpon 13/08/2022 at 07:59
Thousands of fish have washed up dead on the Oder river running through Germany and Poland, sparking warnings of an environmental disaster as residents are urged to stay away from the water.
- Hot nights: US in July sets new record for overnight warmthon 13/08/2022 at 07:59
Talk about hot nights, America got some for the history books last month.
- Respected snake researcher dies from rattlesnake biteon 12/08/2022 at 20:03
A respected snake researcher who had been making significant discoveries about the species since childhood has died after being bitten by a timber rattler.
- Do videos show ivory-billed woodpecker, or is it extinct?on 12/08/2022 at 20:03
The federal government has been asked to consider at least two videos made in recent years as evidence that ivory-billed woodpeckers may still exist.
- Overcoming a major manufacturing constrainton 12/08/2022 at 19:59
Additive manufacturing (AM) using two-photon polymerization lithography (TPP) has increased in usage in industry and research. Currently, a major constraint of TPP in general and specifically of the material IP-Q (Nanoscribe GmbH, Germany) is the users’ limited access to knowledge about material properties. Due to the nature of the process, the elastic properties in particular depend not only on the utilized material but also on structure size, process, and fabrication parameters. For example, before research recently published in the Journal of Optical Microsystems, no degree of conversion (DC) and Young’s modulus (E) values for IP-Q had been reported.
- Bug eyes and bat sonar: Bioengineers turn to animal kingdom for creation of bionic super 3D camerason 12/08/2022 at 19:57
A pair of UCLA bioengineers and a former postdoctoral scholar have developed a new class of bionic 3D camera systems that can mimic flies’ multiview vision and bats’ natural sonar sensing, resulting in multidimensional imaging with extraordinary depth range that can also scan through blind spots.
- Optical microscope strategy allows observers to check electrons moving inside goldon 12/08/2022 at 18:29
A team led by DGIST professor Seo Dae-ha has developed an experimental strategy to control and observe the chemical reaction of a single nanocatalyst using an optical microscope. The work is expected to contribute to catalyst design based on accurate understanding of the photocatalytic reaction through an analysis method that helps understanding the electron excitation phenomenon and transition path.
ScienceAlert The Best in Science News and Amazing Breakthroughs
- The Star Betelgeuse Went a Little Dim in 2019. Astronomers Think They Know Whyby Stephanie Pappas, Live Science on 13/08/2022 at 20:00
Wish upon a sneezing star.
- Gut Bacteria Could Be Evolving Inside Us to Escape The Intestineby David Nield on 13/08/2022 at 18:00
They want to break free.
- It Really Is in Your Head: Thinking Hard and Long Can Cause Brain Drainby Carly Cassella on 13/08/2022 at 06:00
A certain chemical is to blame.
- This Seemingly Simple Foot Feature May’ve Allowed Sauropods to Become Giantsby The Conversation on 13/08/2022 at 03:00
A soft step.
- Something Awesome Happens When You Use Banana Peel as an Ingredientby Carly Cassella on 13/08/2022 at 00:00
Don’t throw them away.
- Plants Have Been Keeping a Secret From Us About How Thirsty They Actually Areby Lucas Cernusak and Chin Wong, The Conversation on 12/08/2022 at 22:00
This could change everything.
- Robot Shows It’s Possible to Swim Through The Emptiness of a Curved Universeby Mike McRae on 12/08/2022 at 20:00
Dog-paddle to the stars.
- The Seeds of Antibiotic Resistance Have Been Discovered in Tuberculosis Bacteriaby David Nield on 12/08/2022 at 18:00
Here’s what we know.
- Astronomers Charted The Sun’s Life, And This Is How The Story Endsby Michelle Starr on 12/08/2022 at 07:35
One day, our Sun will die.
- Scientists Discover An Immense, Unknown Hydrocarbon Cycle Hiding in The Oceansby Tessa Koumoundouros on 12/08/2022 at 07:02
We missed something very big.
- The Arctic Is Warming Four Times Faster Than the Rest of the Planetby Chelsea Harvey, E&E News on 12/08/2022 at 17:00
One study after another is coming to the same conclusion: the Arctic is heating up much faster than earlier research suggested
- What Scientists Say about the Historic Climate Billby Andrea Thompson on 12/08/2022 at 14:45
Climate experts praise the Inflation Reduction Act for focusing on emissions, clean energy and environmental justice but caution that much work remains
- Researchers Created a Potion That Turns Loud Lions into Placid Pussycatsby Karen Hopkin on 12/08/2022 at 13:00
A single whiff of oxytocin, a chemical that some call the “love hormone,” promotes tolerance among lions at a wildlife sanctuary.
- Telehealth Is Key to Trans Health Careby Dallas Ducar, Scott Hadland on 12/08/2022 at 11:30
Offering mental health services across state lines can aid children and families struggling to find gender-affirming services
- Newfound Brain Switch Labels Experiences as Good or Badby Ingrid Wickelgren on 12/08/2022 at 10:45
A molecule tells the brain whether to put a positive or negative spin on events. Mental disorders may result when the up/down labeling goes awry
- How Much Will the Climate Bill Reduce Emissions? It Dependsby Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on 11/08/2022 at 18:30
Emissions models can understate the difficulty of rapidly reducing carbon dioxide this decade
- Why Thinking Hard Wears You Outby Diana Kwon on 11/08/2022 at 18:10
Concentrating for long periods builds up chemicals that disrupt brain functioning.
- If T. Rex’s Beady-Eyed Glare Terrifies You, It Shouldby Fionna M. D. Samuels on 11/08/2022 at 16:15
Top-predator dinosaurs of the Cretaceous may have traded big eyes for a bigger bite
- How to Recognize Heat Illness and Stay Cool during Extreme Weatherby Joanna Thompson on 11/08/2022 at 16:00
Scientists and medical experts weigh in on how to recognize the signs of heat-related illness and avoid the worst health impacts from increasingly intense heat waves
- What Is the New Langya Virus, and Should We Be Worried?by Allen Cheng, The Conversation US on 11/08/2022 at 15:30
The Langya virus, which is related to the Nipah and Hendra viruses, has infected at least 35 people in China in the two years before 2021
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- Self-Taught AI Shows Similarities to How the Brain Worksby Anil Ananthaswamy on 11/08/2022 at 15:57
Self-supervised learning allows a neural network to figure out for itself what matters. The process might be what makes our own brains so successful. The post Self-Taught AI Shows Similarities to How the Brain Works first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete?by Steven Strogatz on 10/08/2022 at 20:35
Quantum field theory may be the most successful scientific theory of all time, but there’s reason to think it’s missing something. Steven Strogatz speaks with theoretical physicist David Tong about this enigmatic theory. The post What Is Quantum Field Theory and Why Is It Incomplete? first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- Mathematicians Crack a Simple but Stubborn Class of Equationsby Jordana Cepelewicz on 10/08/2022 at 16:14
Ever since Archimedes, mathematicians have been fascinated by equations that involve a difference between squares. Now two mathematicians have proven how often these equations have solutions, concluding a decades-old quest. The post Mathematicians Crack a Simple but Stubborn Class of Equations first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everythingby Charlie Wood on 09/08/2022 at 13:32
The key to understanding the origin and fate of the universe may be a more complete understanding of the vacuum. The post How the Physics of Nothing Underlies Everything first appeared on Quanta Magazine
- A Biochemist’s View of Life’s Origin Reframes Cancer and Agingby Viviane Callier on 08/08/2022 at 15:30
The biochemist Nick Lane thinks life first evolved in hydrothermal vents where precursors of metabolism appeared before genetic information. His ideas could lead us to think differently about aging and cancer. The post A Biochemist’s View of Life’s Origin Reframes Cancer and Aging first appeared on Quanta Magazine
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- COVID-19 infections can rebound for some people. It’s unclear whyby Erin Garcia de Jesús on 12/08/2022 at 16:00
Rebounding COVID-19 isn’t limited to Paxlovid patients. An infection can come back even for people not given the drug.
- 50 years ago, scientists hoped freezing donor organs would boost transplantsby Asa Stahl on 12/08/2022 at 13:00
In the 1970s, biologists hoped to freeze organs so more could last long enough to be transplanted. Scientists are now starting to manage this feat.
- These researchers are unlocking Renaissance beauty secretsby Rina Diane Caballar on 12/08/2022 at 11:00
An art historian has teamed up with chemists to uncover the science behind cosmetics used around 500 years ago.
- Why humans have more voice control than any other primatesby Asa Stahl on 11/08/2022 at 18:13
Unlike all other studied primates, humans lack vocal membranes. That lets humans produce the sounds that language is built on, a new study suggests.
- The Arctic is warming even faster than scientists realizedby Carolyn Gramling on 11/08/2022 at 15:00
The Arctic isn’t just heating up two to three times as quickly as the rest of the planet. New analyses show that warming is almost four times as fast.
- Multiple sclerosis has a common viral culprit, opening doors to new approachesby Erin Garcia de Jesús on 11/08/2022 at 10:00
Learning how the common Epstein-Barr virus may trigger multiple sclerosis could help experts design better treatments — or perhaps end the disease.
- Zoo gorillas use a weird new call that sounds like a sneezy coughby Meghan Rosen on 10/08/2022 at 18:00
A novel vocalization made by the captive great apes may help them draw human attention.
- Sea sponges launch slow-motion snot rockets to clean their poresby Jude Coleman on 10/08/2022 at 15:00
Sea sponges rely on a sneezing mechanism to clear their pores, using mucus to flush out debris. This mucus provides food for other marine life.
- How balloons could one day detect quakes on Venusby Freda Kreier on 09/08/2022 at 13:00
A new study opens the door for future balloon-based missions to study the geology of other worlds.
- Relocated beavers helped mitigate some effects of climate changeby Richard Kemeny on 09/08/2022 at 11:00
Along a river in Washington state, the repositioned beavers built dams that lowered stream temperatures and boosted water storage.
- Scientists mapped dark matter around galaxies in the early universeby Emily Conover on 08/08/2022 at 14:00
A technique used to reveal dark matter could also shed light on a disagreement about the clumpiness of matter in the cosmos.
- 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.
- Readers ask about rogue black holes, zippy neutrinos and moreby Science News Staff on 07/08/2022 at 11:15
Navigating neutrinos Tidal disruption events, in which supermassive black holes rip apart stars, could supercharge ghostly subatomic particles called neutrinos, Emily Conover reported in “Zippy neutrino linked to a source” (SN: 6/18/22, p. 8). Conover reported that scientists tracked a high-energy neutrino to an area of the sky where a bright flare, thought to be
- Our enduring fascination with outer spaceby Nancy Shute on 07/08/2022 at 11:00
Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses science’s fascination with space, from 25 years of Mars rovers to the James Webb Space Telescope’s mind-blowing first images.
- 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.