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Our View: Maine scientist follows path from Aroostook County to outer space

Google Science Feeds - 2 hours 49 min ago
Maybe it's the night sky, how it's so clear you can see our solar system and beyond in all its celestial glory. Whatever it is, something's drawing Mainers toward the stars. Since Yuri Gagarin in 1961 became the first human to enter into orbit, fewer than 600 ...

Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 2 min ago
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in ...

Improving the quality of digital pathology imaging

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 25 min ago
There's a low-tech problem troubling the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging. The issue: Even as digital pathology makes rapid advances worldwide--with more physicians analyzing tissue images on "smart" computers to diagnose patients--there are ...

Scientists Didn't Really Find The First Molecule In The Universe

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 51 min ago
The helium hydride molecule, long known to exist in the lab and long thought to be present in space under the right temperature conditions and in the presence of the right elements, has finally been detected: in the planetary nebula NGC 7027. It has not ...

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Google Science Feeds - 4 hours 53 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February — approaching but not quite ...

Discovery of eco-friendly material for refrigerators and ACs

Google Science Feeds - 5 hours 10 min ago
In a recent study, researchers have found an eco-friendly material that could replace the traditional coolants used in most refrigerators and air conditioners. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Watch live: Space station to receive Cygnus cargo spaceship

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 9 min ago
April 19 (UPI) --. NASA. 3.5M subscribers. Subscribe · NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV. Watch later. Share. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. More videos. Your browser does not currently ...

Researchers create a working model of cerebral tract to study brain function

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 14 min ago
It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain. To study how this connectivity is possible - and how it can go awry - international researchers led by The University of ...

Maine Astronaut Dreams of Seen Earth From Space

Google Science Feeds - 6 hours 32 min ago
CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." NASA astronaut Jessica Meir is scheduled to launch in September with a Russian ...

Preschoolers who are oversensitive to food might show difficult toileting behaviour

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 6 min ago
Washington: According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Pediatrics, normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that lead to difficult toileting behaviours. These children are often picky ...

NASA's Lunar Retroreflector Array Experiment May Have Survived Crash of Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 38 min ago
An additional NASA payload known as the Lunar Retroreflector Array experiment may have survived the crash of Israel's Beresheet moon lander on April 11, scientists revealed. With the Beresheet moon lander, Israel was supposed to make history as the first ...

We finally know what sharks are afraid of

Google Science Feeds - 7 hours 45 min ago
If you were given a few seconds to name a sea creature you wouldn't want to run into during a swim on the beach there's a good chance you'd arrive at “a shark.” It's a good answer and, even if shark attacks are relatively rare, it's hard not to see a shark's ...

Magnets Become Fluid-like After Bombarding of a Laser

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 44 min ago
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered why an ultra-thin magnet demagnetizes when hit by a laser. This phenomenon has puzzled scientists for a long period of time. Their findings show that magnets regain their properties in a ...

Researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain

Google Science Feeds - 9 hours 50 min ago
Date: April 18, 2019; Source: University of Oregon; Summary: Neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. Share: FULL STORY ...

Preschoolers with chronic constipation tend to be picky eaters

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 42 sec ago
Date: April 18, 2019; Source: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Summary: In the first study of its kind in the US, researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that ...

Better method to recycle and renew used cathodes from lithium-ion batteries

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 5 min ago
Date: April 17, 2019; Source: University of California - San Diego; Summary: Researchers have improved their recycling process that regenerates degraded cathodes from spent lithium-ion batteries. The new process is safer and uses less energy than their ...

New automated biological-sample analysis systems to accelerate disease detection

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 10 min ago
Date: April 17, 2019; Source: Polytechnique Montréal; Summary: Microfluidics refers to the manipulation of fluids in microscale devices. Commonly called "labs on a chip," microfluidic systems are used to study and analyze very small-scale chemical or ...

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 12 min ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, died March 18 following a brief illness. She was 88. Journalist Miles O'Brien, who was serving as a family ...

New eDNA technology used to quickly assess coral reefs

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 13 min ago
Date: April 17, 2019; Source: University of Hawaii at Manoa; Summary: Scientists have developed a technique for measuring the amount of living coral on a reef by analyzing DNA in small samples of seawater. Share: FULL STORY ...

BRB-seq: The quick and cheaper future of RNA sequencing

Google Science Feeds - 10 hours 23 min ago
Date: April 18, 2019; Source: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Summary: Bioengineers have developed a new method for Bulk RNA Sequencing that combines the multiplexing-driven cost-effectiveness of a single-cell RNA-seq workflow with the ...

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