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This Is What Planet Earth's Ultimate Fate Will Be

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 07:00
The Solar System formed from a cloud of gas, which gave rise to a proto-star, a proto-planetary disk, and eventually the seeds of what would become planets. The crowning achievement of our own Solar System's history is the creation and formation of Earth ...

Watch Live as Canadian astronaut goes on his first spacewalk

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 06:20
Monday, April 8th 2019, 1:00 am - Astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain go on a spacewalk Monday morning. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration 0:00. Loaded: 0%. Stream Type LIVE. Seek to live ...

Humans Might Be Alone In The Universe As Scientists Fail To Find Signs Of Alien Life

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 06:19
Scientists have long tried to discover if there is life outside of our planet but, so far, to no avail. Space exploration has developed by leaps and bounds, but so far, we have only discovered places where life, particularly Earth life, could survive. But when it ...

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:19
From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. The latest edition of NASA's Spinoff publication features dozens of commercial technologies that were ...

Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:19
Engineers designing ESA's Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself through space, taking a similar approach to self-driving cars. "If you think self-driving cars are the ...

Journey to the Big Bang via Lithium of a Milky Way Star

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:19
Researchers at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Cambridge have detected lithium in a primitive star in our galaxy. The observations were made at the VLT, at the Paranal Observatory of ESO in Chile. In astrophysics, any ...

Debris from anti-satellite test no danger to ISS, India says

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:19
India insisted Saturday that debris from its anti-satellite missile test was not a danger to the International Space Station, in a rebuff to criticism from the US space agency. India has been on the defensive following the March 27 test that NASA branded a "terrible ...

Rocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:19
Research published this week in Science Advances shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective. The new fuels use simple chemical ...

Port Canaveral Parking Restrictions and Map for Tuesday's Spacex Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 05:03
If you are planning to head out to Port Canaveral to watch Tuesday's SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch, following is some important information about launch view parking at Port Canaveral. BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL – If you are planning to head ...

Watch Spectacular Mars Solar Eclipses Caught On Camera By NASA's Curiosity

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 04:54
NASA's Curiosity Rover managed to capture two solar eclipses caused by two of Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, on camera. With the help of the solar filters on Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam), the rover obtained imagery of Mars' two moons crossing in ...

Tracking the diets of cells could reveal early signs of cancer

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 04:38
Just like the organisms they inhabit, cells require sustenance to grow and thrive, and what they turn to when hungry could reveal a little about their future plans. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new diet-tracking tool that could be ...

Curious Kids: how did the months get their names?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 04:26
Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The Conversation, based ...

Cutting Carbon Emissions By Using Plastic Crystal-Made Fridges

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:59
Chinese researchers have developed plastic crystals that are alternative cooling materials for fridges. Almost one-third of the world's electricity is consumed by air conditioners, refrigeration equipment, and heat pumps. The lead researcher is Bing Li from the ...

Brain implant trial could help paralysed

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:40
A BRAIN implant the size of a paperclip will be inserted into five severely paralysed Australians as part of a ground-breaking trial to help them communicate again. The futuristic technology known as Stentrode does not require open brain surgery and will be ...

New mapping set to improve Great Barrier Reef management

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 02:33
For the first time, the Great Barrier Reef will be mapped in unprecedented 3D detail thanks to a collaboration between Australia's lead managers of the Reef and spatial experts. The University of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority ...

Bacteria Study Finds the International Space Station Is as Dirty as a Gym

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 01:06
There was a time when space still felt like a distant environment, much different from our own. Now we know that space is full of the same gross issues that also plague Earth: herpes and dirty toilets plague the International Space Station, and new research ...

Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 01:03
LA JOLLA, Calif. — Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code and whose research on a roundworm sparked a field of human disease research, died Friday in Singapore. He was 92. The Salk Institute for ...

Mars may have deep groundwater

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:05
The red planet might not be so red after all, at least on the inside. A new study from the University of Southern California Arid Climate and Water Research Center (AWARE) suggests that there could still be active deep groundwater wells on Mars, potentially ...

New technique to spy on cell eating habits could aid cancer diagnosis

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:03
Scientists have created new imaging technology to visualise what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. Edinburgh University researchers developed chemical probes which light up when they attach to specific ...

Weather not looking good for SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch from Kennedy Space Center

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 23:59
The weather forecast continues to look less than favorable for the launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket on its first operational mission Tuesday, according to the Air Force. Conditions are only 30 percent "go" for the 6:36 p.m. launch from Kennedy Space ...

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