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Scientists Say They've Found the Exact Center of the Solar System

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:06
For the first time, scientists have managed to find our solar system's precise center of gravity down to about 100 meters — a flabbergastingly precise measurement on the scale of our vast solar system. It sounds like a trivial feat — think back to the posters ...

Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:03
If the world is to maintain a sustainable economy and fend off the worst effects of climate change, at least one industry will soon have to ramp up dramatically: the mining of metals needed to create a vast infrastructure for renewable power generation, storage, ...

Mathematical noodling leads to new insights into an old fusion problem

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:00
A challenge to creating fusion energy on Earth is trapping the charged gas known as plasma that fuels fusion reactions within a strong magnetic field and keeping the plasma as hot and dense as possible for as long as possible. Now, scientists at the U.S. ...

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:00
Corals are "part animal, part plant, and part rock—and difficult to figure out, despite being studied for centuries," says Philippe Laissue of University of Essex, a Whitman Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory. Many corals are sensitive to bright light, ...

Commission, sheriff's office distribute masks at Walmart

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:58
You have read 1 of 4 articles. Log In or Subscribe. The Dallas County Commission and the Dallas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) distributed free face masks at Walmart on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon. Dallas County Probate Judge and Commission ...

Tech: Designing anew: Radical COVID-19 drug development approach shows promise

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:51
IMAGE: New antiviral binder proteins (blue) have been designed on supercomputers to target the novel coronavirus and block its ability to infect cells. view more. Credit: Ian C Haydon / Institute for Protein Design. Nearly every drug that is, or has ever been, ...

SpaceX launches advanced GPS satellite for US Space Force, sticks rocket landing

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:43
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its 11th mission of the year, lofting a next-generation global positioning satellite into space for the U.S. Space Force. A shiny, white Falcon 9 rocket took to the skies today (June 30) at 4:10 p.m. EDT ...

New materials of perovskite challenge the chemical intuition (Study)

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:37
IMAGE: Chemical intuition tells us that pressure tends to increase number of coordination, and hence usually makes a structure ordered that is especially true for perovskite like compounds. However, in the… view more. Credit: Changqing Jin, Institute of ...

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy set for next spacewalk days after losing a mirror in space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:30
The spacewalk comes just a few days after Cassidy lost a mirror during an otherwise successful maintenance excursion outside the space station. James Rogers. By James Rogers | Fox News. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Comments; Print; Email. close.

US Space Force launches its most accurate GPS satellite aboard SpaceX rocket

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:26
The U.S. Space Force launched its most accurate and powerful GPS satellite on Tuesday aboard a SpaceX rocket. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's launch complex 40 occurred right after 4:10 p.m., the very edge of the 15-minute launch window, ...

Watch Colorful Sunsets on Distant Planets in this NASA Simulation

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:14
​Picture a sunset on planet Earth in all its possible hues: oranges, yellows, reds, and pinks. What would that same sunset look like if you were standing on Venus? What about if you were watching from Mars, or even from far-away Uranus? All those planets ...

Chemist adds details of 'cold collisions of hot molecules' to theories of molecular interactions

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:10
Date: June 30, 2020; Source: University of Missouri-Columbia; Summary: When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- 'bump' into each other.

'Holy cr**!' Great white shark breaches next to fishing boat in stunning footage

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:44
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Face mask construction, materials matter for containing coughing, sneezing droplets

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:09
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2020 -- While the use of face masks in public has been widely recommended by public health officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are relatively few specific guidelines pertaining to mask materials and designs.

NASA, UH develop new decontamination methods for PPE

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:07
NASA's Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals have collaborated to develop new ways to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) for applications in aerospace and medicine to safeguard the health of workers caring for patients with ...

NASA-designed pendant vibrates before you touch your face

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:58
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California has designed a pendant that vibrates as your hand approaches your face, a friendly reminder in these trying times to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, public officials ...

NASA's wearable device will warn you if you try to touch your face

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:43
In an effort to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cautioned people to avoid touching their faces. Now, NASA has taken that one step further and created a wearable device to remind people to do so. Known as ...

Asteroid impact, not volcanic activity, killed the dinosaurs, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:37
An asteroid impact, not volcanic activity, killed the dinosaurs, a new study finds. For decades, scientists have gone back and forth over exactly what caused a mass extinction event 66 million years ago, which destroyed about 75% of all life on Earth, including ...

Blast off to Mars in this stellar new exhibit at the HMNS

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:52
Given the state of the world in 2020, one couldn't be blamed for fantasizing about life on another planet. Fortunately, a new exhibit debuting in Houston will jet locals out of this world to the fourth planet from the sun — without having to deal with weird suits, ...

NASA partners with University Hospitals to test PPE sanitization

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 18:39
CLEVELAND — NASA's Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals have teamed up to develop methods for disinfecting personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. So far the team has developed two methods they believe will help ...

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