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321 Launch: The space content you might have missed over the past week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:23
Welcome to 321 Launch, FLORIDA TODAY's new, curated weekly newsletter based on our most engaging space content from the past week. 321 Launch is also the name of our augmented reality-powered spaceflight app for tracking live rocket launches, ...

'The Dumb Don't Die': The trusty lifestyles science of attempting to lift aid the dumb

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:20
Jim Jarmusch's zombie film is the latest in a long, long line of films and TV shows that grapple with the rising of the undead. It's a staple of sci-fi far too fantastical to be real. Right? Not exactly. The latest Mach at the Movies looks at how close science is to ...

NASA spacecraft snaps detailed asteroid picture from closest orbit yet

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 22:12
NASA's asteroid-sampling spacecraft OSIRIS-REx just snapped its closest picture yet of Bennu, the deep-space rock it's been hovering around since the end of last year. The high-resolution image highlights the object's very rocky surface and even showcases ...

Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:45
The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was just a baby four billion years ago, it went through violent outbursts of intense radiation, spewing scorching, high-energy clouds and particles across the solar system.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover finally has its head

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:31
NASA's Mars 2020 mission will be its most ambitious trip to the Red Planet yet. The Mars 2020 rover is absolutely packed with the latest high-tech instruments, and while the mission isn't scheduled to begin until next summer, excitement is already building in ...

Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:24
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies the radio signals we rely on for communication and navigation. The pair will be among a total of 24 ...

Researchers study how climate change affects crops in India

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 21:05
Kyle Davis is an environmental data scientist whose research seeks to increase food supplies in developing countries. He combines techniques from environmental science and data science to understand patterns in the global food system and develop ...

We're close to solving the mystery of those flashing lights on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:42
The moon doesn't lose a lot of staring contests. But every now and then, Earthlings who train telescopes on the natural satellite get a a real eye-opener: the moon blinks back at them. A light, often red or pink, may suddenly flash from the darkness. It lasts a ...

3-D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:39
Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with various degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded onto biodegradable supportive structures that provide the underlying ...

NASA's MRO Snaps 'Black-And-Blue' Impact Crater on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:32
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) snapped an image of a "black-and-blue" impact crater on the Red Planet. (Photo Credit: Nahúm Méndez Chazarra, NASA / JPL / University of Arizona) ...

Coming up: First night launch for Falcon Heavy

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:32
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A NASA spacecraft with “green propellant” will launch on the third flight for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral as soon as June 24. SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force are targeting June 24 at 11:30 p.m. to launch ...

Scientists reveal reversible super-glue inspired by snail mucus

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:31
Snails secrete a mucous that acts like super-glue, allowing them to adhere to rough surfaces like rocks. Inspired by this aspect of snail biology, scientists at University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have ...

Yes, You Can Help Name an Exoplanet. No, It Can't Be Named for Your Cat

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:06
Here's your chance to help name a planet. You're probably familiar with headlines like Scientists Discover 20 More Exoplanets That Might Resemble Earth or NASA Announces Recent Discovery of 104 Exoplanets. Those planets often get odd, scientific ...

Boaty McBoatface mission gives new insight into warming ocean abyss

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 20:00
The first mission involving the autonomous submarine vehicle Autosub Long Range (better known as "Boaty McBoatface") has for the first time shed light on a key process linking increasing Antarctic winds to rising sea temperatures. Data collected from the ...

NASA determining best course for commercial Lunar Gateway resupply

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:19
Following a call late last year for companies to submit ideas on how NASA can best resupply its upcoming Lunar Gateway outpost, the U.S. federal space agency has taken its initiative one step further, releasing the draft resupply Request For Proposals it ...

Moon rock time-capsule unlocks the Sun's earliest secrets

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 19:01
The secrets of our Sun may be found much closer to home – in astronomical terms, anyway – as NASA researchers look to the Moon's crust to answer core questions about our solar system. While Earth orbits in the so-called “habitable zone” around the Sun, ...

Live long and prosper? Experimental compound could slow down the aging process

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:37
There's plenty of interest in life extension technologies in Silicon Valley right now. (And, let's face it, probably the rest of the world, too!) While researchers have yet to find a true fountain of eternal youth, however, scientists at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of ...

University of Central Florida is Part of NASA's Cassini Mission, Studying Saturn's Rings

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 18:21
Even though NASA's Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn ended in 2017, scientists are still poring over the copious amounts of data it transmitted. (NASA image). ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Even though NASA's Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn ended in ...

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Health News BBC - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:55
Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:53
Farmers and plant breeders are in a race against time. The world population is growing rapidly, requiring ever more food, but the amount of cultivable land is limited. Warmer temperatures have extended growth seasons in some areas — and brought drought ...

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