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NASA telescope captures record-breaking thermonuclear X-ray flash: 'Burst was outstanding'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 08:12
NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope has detected a record-breaking thermonuclear flash. By Tom Fish Tom Fish. 07:58, Fri, Nov 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:13, Fri, Nov 8, 2019. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play.

Machine learning enhances light-beam performance at the advanced light source

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 07:50
Synchrotron light sources are powerful facilities that produce light in a variety of "colors," or wavelengths—from the infrared to X-rays—by accelerating electrons to emit light in controlled beams. Synchrotrons like the Advanced Light Source at the Department ...

SpaceX Drone Ship 'Of Course I Still Love You' Towed From Port Canaveral Out to Sea for Monday's Launch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:04
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Tugboat Hawk towed SpaceX drone ship 'Of Course I Still Love You' from Port Canaveral on Thursday morning. The autonomous spaceport drone ship is being towed about 400 miles downrange in ...

Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers Captured in Distant Region of the Universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:03
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a massive galaxy cluster, about 4.6 billion light years away. Along its borders four bright arcs are visible; these are copies of the same distant galaxy, nicknamed the Sunburst Arc.

Boeing: Pin problem caused parachute issue in capsule test

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:55
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing says a problem with a pin caused its Starliner capsule to land with two instead of three parachutes earlier this week. The crew capsule underwent a safety test flight Monday, soaring nearly a mile into the New Mexico ...

Series of Complex Spacewalks Planned by NASA to Repair Space Station Cosmic Ray Detector

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:48
(NASA) – Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a series of complex spacewalks this month and next to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a cosmic ray detector. At least four spacewalks currently are planned ...

New Flying Worker Robots for Skyscraper Maintenance

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:19
Skyscrapers are rising rapidly around the world, continuously transforming city skylines. However, their repair and maintenance is becoming more and more difficult. So, who can safely perform the job? Will a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man help out?

Scientists Warn Of Nuclear Bomb-Like Asteroids That Can Hit Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:16
A group of scientists has confirmed that over 21,000 asteroids that can hit Earth have just been discovered. Many of these asteroids can release energy equivalent to multiple nuclear bombs if they end up colliding with the planet. Space agencies such as ...

Light-Beam Performance at the Advanced Light Source Synchrotron Enhanced by Machine Learning

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 05:12
Successful demonstration of algorithm by Berkeley Lab-University of California Berkeley, team shows technique could be viable for scientific light sources around the globe. Synchrotron light sources are powerful facilities that produce light in a variety of ...

General election 2019: Tory plan to attract more NHS staff from abroad

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 04:45
The Royal College of Nursing says the proposed "NHS visa" will not do enough to fix staff shortages.

NASA, ESA's Hubble Capture Stunning Kaleidoscope Galaxy Distorted By Gravity

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:35
NASA and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture a stunning photo of a distant galaxy. According to the agency, the image looks like it was viewed from a kaleidoscope due to the gravitational forces that warped the light ...

'Did I inherit loneliness from my mum?'

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 03:22
Two women share their experience of loneliness and how it relates to their parents and children.

NASA instrument spots its brightest X-ray burst from a peculiar pulsar

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:55
On August 20, an X-ray instrument onboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured the brightest X-ray burst it has ever seen. The explosion came from a pulsar thousands of light-years away, releasing as much energy in 20 seconds as the Sun does in ...

Maine astronaut Chris Cassidy is headed back to space, where he'll find another Mainer

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:38
Astronaut Chris Cassidy already has spent 182 days in space and he's ready for another stint – one that will include a rare rendezvous. The York native is scheduled to spend six months aboard the International Space Station beginning in April. It will be his ...

This Is The Biggest Asteroid That Could Hit Earth Warns NASA Impact System

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:33
NASA's impact monitoring system has detected the largest and most dangerous asteroid that could hit Earth. If this asteroid collides with Earth, it could cause a partial extinction event on the planet. The dangerous asteroid has been identified by NASA as ...

Scientists invented metal that refuses to sink

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 02:12
If you're trying to build something that won't sink, making it out of metal seems like a terrible idea. We make boats and ships out of metal because it's sturdy and lasts a long time, but it weighs a lot and, if something goes wrong, there's nothing stopping it from ...

Neanderthal extinction linked to human diseases

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:55
Date: November 7, 2019; Source: Stanford University -- School of Humanities and Sciences; Summary: Complex disease transmission patterns could explain why it took tens of thousands of years after first contact for our ancestors to replace Neanderthals ...

Human heart cells are altered by spaceflight, but return to (mostly) normal on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:49
Date: November 7, 2019; Source: Cell Press; Summary: Heart muscle cells derived from stem cells show remarkable adaptability to their environment during and after spaceflight, according to a new study. The researchers examined cell-level cardiac function ...

NASA Scientist Shows Dinosaurs Roamed Earth on The Other Side of The Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 01:40
When dinosaurs ruled the Earth, the planet was on a completely different side of the galaxy. A new animation by NASA scientist Jessie Christiansen shows just how long the dinosaurs' reign lasted, and how short the era of humans has been in comparison, ...

Five things everyone with a vagina should know

Health News BBC - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 00:59
Pubic hair is there for a reason, and other top tips from the woman known as Twitter's resident gynaecologist.

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