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Spectacular New Crater Discovered on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:31
A fresh Martian crater has been detected in a stunning new image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Using its High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), the spacecraft photographed the new feature on April 17, 2019 from an ...

Scientists use machine learning to improve gut disease diagnosis

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:20
A study published in the open access journal JAMA Open Network June 14 by scientists at the University of Virginia schools of Engineering and Medicine and the Data Science Institute says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten ...

Watch a chunk of satellite melt like a marshmallow on fire

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:07
The rod-shaped magnetotorquer was largely vaporized during the process. ESA/DLR. Space junk is a worrisome problem, especially when wayward bits of technology survive reentry and land back on Earth as angry hunks of debris. European Space Agency ...

AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 17:03
People's language could reveal clues about their future risk of developing psychosis. Scientists concluded this after studying the subtle features of people's everyday speech. close up of hand following text on a screen. Subtle differences in word use can ...

Monday's 'Strawberry Moon' might hide behind clouds in Chicago. Here's what you'll miss

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:54
Monday's full moon has a special name, tailor-made for the season: the “Strawberry Moon.” But before anyone digs out ingredients for a shortcake, Adler Planetarium Director of Public Observing Michelle Nichols cautions that this moon isn't so different from ...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Moves Closer Than Ever To Bennu Asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:42
NASA's OSIRIS-REx is now orbiting closer to Bennu, an asteroid near Earth believed to be an ancient relic from the early days of the solar system. On June 12, the spacecraft carried out another maneuver that brought it to only about 680 meters above the ...

Cassini Mission –”Saturn's Rings May Not Have Existed During Era of T Rex”

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:16
Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Astronomy, Featured Articles, NASA, Science. “We see so much more, and closer up, and we're getting new and more interesting puzzles,” said NASA's Ames Research Center's Jeff Cuzzi, who's been studying Saturn's rings since ...

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope mission nears end

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:12
While criticism of NASA's efforts frequently focuses on cost overruns or delays, what is sometimes missed is that many missions have far exceeded how long program managers had believed they would be operating. The Spitzer Space Telescope is one such ...

Vaporizing meteors are making clouds on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:12
No matter what planet you're on, physics remains the same. For clouds, that means they follow a peculiar law – they form only around a seed of some sort, usually a fleck of dust or salt. On Earth, with its thick atmosphere and strong air currents, it's possible to ...

Stand by to launch: The world's 1st light sail in orbit

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:11
"Provide ships or sails adapted to the heavenly breezes, and there will be some who will brave even that void." Thus did German astronomer Johannes Kepler describe space travel via his idea for a light sail in 1608, in a letter to his friend Galileo Galilei.

Cell biology: Preventing drugs from being transported out of the cell

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:09
Date: June 17, 2019; Source: Ruhr-University Bochum; Summary: A research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. The transport proteins, called ABC exporters, are ...

Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

Health News BBC - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:04
Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.

Scientists use machine learning to improve gut disease diagnosis

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:01
Date: June 17, 2019; Source: University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science; Summary: A study says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten the time for diagnosing and treating a gut disease that often causes ...

Meteors help Martian clouds form

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:00
How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors. Astronomers have long observed clouds in Mars' middle atmosphere, which begins about 18 miles (30 kilometers) above the surface, but ...

Modelling shows 'mind-blowing' ancient Aboriginal journey to Australia

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 16:00
New modelling has proved the first inhabitants of Australia did not arrive here by accident 50,000 years ago, but came here deliberately using great ingenuity. A group of researchers used sophisticated computer modelling to determine the likely routes taken ...

Look up! The 'Strawberry' moon will shine bright tonight

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:53
Be sure to look up from your phones for a few minutes tonight to see the Strawberry moon, which will be visible from sundown to sunrise. Although the moon was officially full earlier this morning, it'll still look plenty big when it rises tonight in the eastern sky, ...

NASA taps CMU to develop robots to help turn pits on the Moon into potential habitats

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:40
Lunar rovers are cool – but imagine how much cooler they'd be if they could also rappel. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University will try to make rappelling robots a reality, after having been selected by NASA as the recipient of a new $2 million research ...

NASA administrator will meet global partners to discuss the mission of landing man on moon again

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:31
Jim Bridenstine who is the administrator of NASA is planning to meet global partners in the following week. He wants to talk to them about whether or not they will participate in the Artemis lunar program by NASA. NASA Administrator Available to Speak with ...

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins shares unreleased photo he found 'at the bottom of a box'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:25
Stunning photos from the Apollo 11 mission are still coming out almost 50 years after a person first walked on the moon. Michael Collins, who was the Command Module pilot during the historic flight, shared what he says is a previously unreleased photo of ...

Joe Bauman: Beautiful barred spiral galaxies a sign of galactic maturity

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 15:17
Editor's note: A version of this was previously published on the author's website. Astronomers classify galaxies into three general types: elliptical (oval or ball-like), spiral, and irregular (blotchy), of which the spiral is the most common. This sort has immense ...

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