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SpaceX is Cleared for Falcon 9 Launch; Has the Weather Favorability Improved?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:59
Would you like to see another SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket with its internet-beaming satellites? We are confident that SpaceX has now provided the 'go' signal today. SpaceX. (Photo : Pixabay). The company is set to send its 10th batch on Friday, June 26 ...

More proof of animal smarts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:36
For behaviours once presumed to be mere instinct, it's become increasingly clear that animals, from bears, whales and elephants to cats, insects and birds, learn tips and tricks from others. The scale of animal intelligence and social learning still continues to ...

How to watch SpaceX's next Starlink launch on Friday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:31
SpaceX is aiming for its 11th rocket launch of the year on Friday, June 26, carrying another batch of its Starlink internet satellites into low-Earth orbit. The commercial space company led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has already postponed the launch ...

Ball Aerospace to build NOAA's Space Weather Follow On-Lagrange 1 spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:24
On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, for the Space ...

NASA completes Artemis SLS structural testing campaign

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:24
Video: Water Gushes From SLS Rocket Propellant Tank As Engineers Break It On Purpose On June 24, 2020, engineers completed the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket's structural testing campaign for the Artemis lunar missions by testing the liquid ...

Data provides current picture of world's air quality

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:08
It is not unusual to come across headlines about pollution or global warming and find that they reach different conclusions depending upon the data source. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis used a harmonized approach, incorporating data ...

Synoicum adareanum shows new possibilities for developing melanoma-specific drug

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 07:01
Could the cure for melanoma - the most dangerous type of skin cancer - be a compound derived from a marine invertebrate that lives at the bottom of the ocean? A group of scientists led by Alison Murray, Ph.D. of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno ...

Scientists Discover Rare Neptune-Like Planet Circling a Young Star

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 06:41
Scientists have discovered a planet about as large as Neptune that circles a nearby star which is still surrounded by a disk of debris left over from its formation. Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space ...

Dolphins can learn how to use tools from other dolphins

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 04:03
Researchers have observed dolphins teaching each other new behaviors. The act of 'shelling,' or trapping fish in large shells, can spread throughout groups of dolphins as the animals observe and learn from one another. Understanding how animals pass on ...

NRL Telescope Discovers SOHO 's 4000th Comet

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:20
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument identified the 4000th comet discovered by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission between the European Space Agency and NASA ...

Most Massive Quasar Known In The Early Universe Discovered On Maunakea

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:17
Astronomers have discovered the second-most distant quasar ever found using three Maunakea Observatories in Hawai'i: W. M. Keck Observatory, the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab, and the University of Hawai'i-owned ...

NASA's Hubble Spots Cosmic Flapping 'Bat Shadow' Made By Young Star [WATCH]

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:08
The latest images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope show cosmic shadows that resemble the flapping wings of a bat. According to scientists, the strange phenomenon was caused by a planet-forming disk surrounding a young star. The star ...

Coronavirus: Volunteers wanted for antibody test trials

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 03:02
NHS and public service volunteers are being recruited across England for an antibody test study.

Experiment Reveals How Energy Can Be Extracted From Black Holes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 02:31
An experiment proposed about 50 years ago has finally able to prove that energy can be extracted from a black hole. The discovery was made after researchers simulated the conditions of a rotating black hole. The Penrose experiment is a theoretical process ...

NASA Detects 5 Asteroids Flying Past Earth This Weekend

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 01:41
NASA's automated asteroid tracker is currently monitoring five near-Earth objects that are expected to fly past the planet this weekend. The biggest asteroid in the group is larger than the Washington Monument. According to NASA's Center for Near-Earth ...

Carnegie Mellon Tool Automatically Turns Math Into Beautiful and Instructive Illustrations

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 01:13
Some people look at an equation and see a bunch of numbers and symbols; others see beauty. Thanks to a new tool created at Carnegie Mellon University, anyone can now translate the abstractions of mathematics into beautiful and instructive illustrations.

Coronavirus: 70% of BAME pharmacists have had no risk assessment - survey

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:30
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says the findings of its survey are "shocking".

Coronavirus: Taxi drivers 'unprotected' against Covid-19

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:29
Industry leaders say they have been working without "adequate protection and guidance".

Coronavirus: Most children 'experience only mild disease'

Health News BBC - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:28
A study of nearly 600 children across Europe reports only four deaths and mainly mild symptoms.

Cases of 'zombie deer' disease now in 2 local counties

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:26
“Zombie deer” disease, officially called chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has spread into Westmoreland and Indiana counties, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The game commission maintains three disease management areas across the ...

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