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NASA scientist slams man on dating app who asked if she was a receptionist

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 14:11
A planetary scientist who worked for NASA has slammed a man on a dating app after he asked her if she was "like, the receptionist?" Dr Lauren McKeown matched with a man named Mikey on Hinge who left a comment on the part of her profile where she ...

Engineering Breakthrough: Wireless Health Sensors That Stick to the Skin

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:54
Stanford engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It's all part of a system called BodyNet. We tend to take our ...

Scientists Develop Solution for Transparent Electronic Devices

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:49
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) led by Dr. Kamal Asadi have solved a four-decade long challenge of producing very thin nylon films that can be used for instance in electronic memory components. The thin nylon films are ...

Sagittarius A* Black Hole At The Center Of Milky Way Galaxy Suddenly Lights Up

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:36
Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is relatively quiet, usually exhibiting only minimal fluctuations in brightness. Sagittarius A* Black Hole 75 Times Brighter Than Normal. The black hole, however, was caught acting ...

Hubble Spots Purple 'Jellyfish' Star Glowing in Abyss of Deep Space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 13:06
This stunning new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope appears to capture a cosmic jellyfish floating in space, but in reality this structure is no living creature. Instead, this object — known as NGC 2022 — shows what happens when an old star, similar in ...

Elon Musk Floats 'Nuke Mars' Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:51
Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk's wish list, it would seem. Four years ago, the SpaceX founder and CEO went on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" and discussed a strategy for making the Red Planet more livable: detonating nuclear bombs over its ...

The Second Failure Of ExoMars Parachute Test, Mission Team Hopes To Launch Next Year

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:33
The joint mission between the European and Russian space agencies to ship a rover to Mars is dealing with a new setback. The European Space Agency confirmed that the parachutes for ExoMars lander mission failed a second test that was carried out last ...

Mauna Kea Astronomy: Something Weird Happened to the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way 26000 Years Ago

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:14
Now they tell us. After 20 years of watching Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy (that's right, no matter what astrology sign you pretend to be, we're all Sagittarius), in May astronomers saw something they'd never seen before. Using the ...

Asteroid ALERT: A large space rock found two weeks ago is hurtling in Earth's direction

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:48
The asteroid, dubbed 2019 PK, was first spotted flying through space on August 5 this year. Since the initial observation was made, NASA has tracked the asteroid 39 times to determine its size, speed and trajectory. Based on the space agency's calculations, ...

Astronomers probably just saw a black hole swallow a dead star

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:36
Some 900 million years ago, a black hole released a terrible burp that echoed through the cosmos. On August 14, the resulting ripples in the fabric of spacetime passed through Earth—giving us the best evidence yet of a never-before-seen type of cosmic ...

New 10 Atoms-Thick Heat Shield Can Protect Electronic Devices

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:32
All our electronics have measures in place to guard against excess heat. This is because excess heat can lead to malfunctions and even cause lithium batteries explosions. However, those heat-guarding measures often take up quite some space making our ...

NASA news: Hubble picture snaps glimpse of what will happen to our Sun in 4 billion years

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:05
When an ageing star runs out of hydrogen to fuel a chain nuclear reaction, the star will become unstable, collapse and then drastically grow in size. These so-called red giants are the result of gravity overcoming the force of nuclear fusion, which causes the ...

Nuclear war between the US and Russia could plunge Earth into a TEN-YEAR winter in total darkness, scientists warn

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:58
A NUCLEAR war between the US and Russia could plunge the Earth into a 10-year winter, scientists have warned. Fires from ballistic missiles would throw a staggering 147million tonnes of soot and dust into the atmosphere - blocking out sunlight for years.

Organ donation: 'My hero, he gave me his liver'

Health News BBC - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:45
Tom Wilson died after an accident during a hockey match, but his organs and tissues have saved more than 50 people.

Cape Cod's New Normal: Sharks Are Everywhere

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:31
WELLFLEET, Mass.—During a recent morning surf at a town beach here, Andy Jacob spotted a dark shadow in the water just a few feet away. He assumed it was a gray seal because they are everywhere these days—until he got a better view. “As clear as ...

Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:30
The scientists found that swimmer's ear was about as common in early modern humans as well as modern humans today, but that the condition was much more common in Neanderthals. The full findings of the study were published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Team of Physicists Has Revealed a Brand New State of Matter

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:59
A team of physicists has revealed a brand new state of matter—a breakthrough that gives promise for increasing storage capabilities in electronic gadgets and improving quantum computing. Our research has resulted in exposing experimental evidence for a ...

Human DNA model will enable to study genetic pathologies

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:21
An international team of scientists has created a 3D functional model of human DNA in order to study the causes of some genetic pathologies; the results of this study were published in Science Magazine. Scientists note that in order to restore the 3D structure ...

Canadian astronomers find 8 more mysterious repeating fast radio bursts from space

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 09:00
Findings are important step in better understanding what's creating these powerful signals, where they're from. CBC News · Posted: Aug 17, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: 3 hours ago. Astronomers using the CHIME telescope in British Columbia, seen ...

FSU scientist finds way to tags sharks underwater

Google Science Feeds - Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:09
TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) - The deep sea may be the largest ecosystem in the world, but to Dean Grubbs it's more like exploring deep space. Scientists know very little about both, said the Florida State University ecologist. Grubbs' team is trying to change that, ...

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