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SpaceX is launching an advanced GPS satellite for the US Space Force today. Here's how to watch.

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:04
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is gearing up to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today, June 30, to deliver an upgraded global positioning satellite (GPS) into orbit for the U.S. Space Force and you can watch it live online. The flight, the California-based rocket ...

Even the South Pole is warming, and quickly, scientists say

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:02
The South Pole, the most isolated part of the planet, is also one of the most rapidly warming ones, scientists said Monday, with surface air temperatures rising since the 1990s at a rate that is three times faster than the global average. While the warming could ...

Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:00
Spiders—what are they good for? The answer, it turns out, is more than just insect control. Spider silk is useful for a variety of biomedical applications. It exhibits mechanical properties superior to synthetic fibers for tissue engineering, and it is not toxic or ...

NASA wants SLS rocket boosters for 6 more Artemis missions

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:56
NASA is taking steps towards building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions. SHOW FULL STORY. NASA wants SLS rocket boosters for 6 more Artemis missions.

Researchers look to nano-satellites for quantum communications

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:50
A nanosatellite can be used to produce a detectable quantum signal in space, researchers report. Why it matters: Researchers envision creating global quantum communications networks but quantum signals can't currently be transmitted long distances.

Staring at Red Light for 3 Minutes Appears to Improve Eyesight in Over 40s

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:50
Scientists believe shining a special red light in the eye could help improve age-related vision problems. The study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences involved 24 healthy men and women aged between 28 to 72 years old. The 12 ...

Pernicious effects of stigma

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:49
Date: June 29, 2020; Source: University of California - Santa Barbara; Summary: The recent killings of unarmed individuals have sparked a national conversation about the treatment of Black people -- and other minorities -- in the United States. Share:.

Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:41
We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by The Australian National University (ANU). It is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and gorges on nearly the ...

'Predictive policing' could amplify today's law enforcement issues

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:38
Predictive policing in and of itself is nothing new. It's the straightforward evolution of intelligence-driven techniques, based on long established criminology principles that have been used by law enforcement for decades. The idea of forecasting crimes started ...

Spacecraft helps identify solar radiation patterns that expose the moon

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:34
Which way the wind blows in space has new importance for astronaut safety at the moon. Using data from several NASA missions, scientists discovered that wind created by high-speed particles from the sun can cause the tail of Earth's protective magnetic ...

Coronavirus updates: 'The minute we opened, it was like COVID didn't exist'

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:30
By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News. (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 509,000 people worldwide. Over 10.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the ...

Study Shows Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy in an Animal Model

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:30
News Jun 30, 2020 | Original story from Wake Forest Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Study Shows Bioengineered Uteri Support Pregnancy in an Animal Model. A CT image of a bioengineered rabbit uterus with a fetus, proving the organ supported ...

Watch the star die: a neutrino will help solve the supernova riddle

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 15:25
A recent research of neutrinos – tiny cosmic particles that are extremely difficult to detect – has brought scientists one step closer to understanding what happens to stars before they explode and die. Researhc co-authored by scientist Ryosuke Hirai of the ...

Tropical and Temperate Reefs Affected Differently by Fishing Pressures

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:01
In a study published recently in Ecology and Evolution, an international team of researchers focused on what can happen to ocean ecosystems when fishing pressure increases or decreases, and how this differs between tropical to temperate marine ...

Scientists Have Been Able to Capture the Light Emitted When Two Black Holes Collide

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:58
Astrophysics has been one of the most astonishing subjects, making humans surprised with every little discovery. After knowing a lot about asteroids, planets and galaxies, the latest point of attraction has been the black hole. Scientists have been catching ...

What's that falling from the sky? Sound smart when you talk about space matter

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:52
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —. Tuesday is National Meteor Watch Day and we love to watch as lights streak across the night sky. Through the years we've come up with some pretty creative names to describe what we see. Those names aren't exactly accurate ...

The Buzz: NASA creates necklace that reminds you not to touch your face

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:48
Don't touch your face. Four simple words we've all likely heard since the start of this pandemic to help curb the spread of COVID-19. But if you can't break the habit of touching your face, NASA has invented an interesting wearable to help. Here's the Buzz: The ...

Major Indexing Service Calls Out Cardiology Journals for Self-Citation

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:40
More than 70% of the citations in one journal were to other papers in that journal. Another published a single paper that cited nearly 200 other articles in the journal. Now, Clarivate, the company behind the Impact Factor, is taking steps to fight such behavior, ...

It Rains Diamonds on Uranus and Neptune, New Study Tells Us How

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:37
Uranus and Neptune are raining diamonds deep within their hearts, as new evidence has shown the intense pressure and heat thousands of kilometers below their surface can split hydrocarbon compounds and compress carbon into diamonds while sinking ...

Grim photos prove just how important face masks are in fight against coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 13:34
SHOCKING new pictures have shown how important it is to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Face marks have been a hotly debated topic during the coronavirus pandemic as many people have questioned how important they are in preventing ...

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