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Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:45
Date: September 20, 2019; Source: Nagoya University; Summary: Researchers have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, ...

Israel scientists unveil appearance of ancient human relative

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:36
We know what Neanderthals looked like. Now, thanks to ancient DNA, Israeli scientists have unveiled the appearance of another of our ancient relatives. Very few clues exist about the lives of the Denisovans — cousins of Neanderthals — who went extinct ...

Robot made with smaller bots has a funky way of getting around

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:26
Researchers have made a new robot entirely of smaller robots known as “smarticles” to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique. Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, ...

Tunnel 9 personnel provide guidance for hypersonic experiment

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 16:12
ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. – When those conducting Air Force-sponsored basic science research in hypersonic aerodynamics needed some advice, they relied upon the expertise of engineers and technicians at Arnold Engineering and Development ...

Astronauts land in Flagstaff to launch Festival of Science

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:30
The lights of the Coconino Community College Commons looked like stars in the night sky above astronaut Donald Pettit and astronaut candidate Jessica Watkins as they shared their NASA experiences with an audience of about 80 community members ...

Image: Clarence Strait, Australia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 15:10
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Clarence Strait, a narrow body of water in Australia's Northern Territory. Click on the box in the lower-right corner to view this image at its full 10 m resolution directly in your browser. The strait ties the Beagle ...

Big cities breed partners in crime

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:49
Your intuition is correct. You are more likely to become a victim of a crime if you live in a big city. Researchers have long known that bigger cities disproportionately generate more crime. Now a new study from Northwestern University and the Santa Fe Institute ...

Researchers hone in on the elusive receptor for sour taste

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:24
Date: September 19, 2019; Source: University of Southern California; Summary: Sour is the taste of summer, a taste that evokes lemonade stands and vine-ripe tomatoes. Among the five basic tastes -- the others being bitter, sweet, salty and umami -- it is ...

Take a stunning 250000-kilometer-long video tour of Saturn's rings

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:17
It's been a while since I've posted some jaw-dropping shot of Saturn from Cassini. To make up for it, I have something special today. First, a brief background. August 11, 2009, was the vernal equinox on Saturn: The point in its orbit when the Sun was directly ...

The fall equinox is Monday: 9 things to know about the first day of autumn

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:10
The autumnal equinox is upon us: On Monday, September 23, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it marks the beginning of astronomical fall, with daylight ...

Where to park your car, according to math

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:09
Just as mathematics reveals the motions of the stars and the rhythms of nature, it can also shed light on the more mundane decisions of everyday life. Where to park your car, for example, is the subject of a new look at a classic optimization problem by ...

Western Slope Skies - Autumn Equinox

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 14:00
September 23rd marks the first day of autumn, also called the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The word equinox comes from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night. Listen. Listening... 0:00. /. 3:10. Episode aired ...

Key similarities discovered between human and archaea chromosomes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:56
Date: September 19, 2019; Source: Indiana University; Summary: A study has revealed key similarities between chromosomes in humans and archaea. The work could advance use of the single-celled organism in research on cancer. Share: FULL STORY ...

Corrosion resistance of steel bars in concrete when mixed with aerobic microorganisms

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:52
Dissolved oxygen in pore solution is often a controlling factor determining the rate of the corrosion process of steel bars in concrete. This study reports on the corrosion resistance and polarization properties of steel bars in a mortar specimen mixed with ...

New study opens the door to flood resistant crops

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:49
Date: September 19, 2019; Source: University of California - Riverside; Summary: Of the major food crops, only rice is currently able to survive flooding. Thanks to new research, that could soon change -- good news for a world in which rains are increasing in ...

International Space Station, NC State astronaut Christina Koch to pass over North Carolina on Friday night

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:46
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The International Space Station will fly directly over North Carolina on Friday night. Six astronauts, including NC State alum Christina Koch, will be 254 miles overhead, moving at approximately 17,000 miles per hour. Koch is six months ...

Scientists Can't Agree on Whether Genetically Modified-Mosquito Experiment Went Horribly Wrong

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:14
From 2013 to 2015, an English biotech company released millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into neighborhoods in Jacobina, Brazil, in an effort to reduce the number of native disease-carrying mosquitoes. But unexpectedly, some of the gene-edited ...

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:05
Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.

10 car seat mistakes from an expert who has installed thousands. 'Don't be in a hurry'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 13:00
(Photo: RyanJLane, Getty Images). Car seats are hard. Caregivers and experts who have installed thousands of them agree on that. There are a lot of rules, long-winded user manuals, straps, clips and buttons. There are detachable car seats with bases, ...

NASA is testing ARADS rover with a fancy drill for deep

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:49
NASA has announced that it is testing a new tool that may one day head to Mars to help with the search for life on the Red Planet. The tool is attached to a rover being tested in the Atacama Desert in Chile called ARADS. The tool being tested is a drill that is ...

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