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URI: Saffron, at $5K a pound, could be a cash crop here

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:54
In a test plot, researchers found Rhode Island's moist, rich soil can yield 12 pounds of saffron per acre — more than double the five pounds per acre in the poor, dry soils of Iran, the nation that produces 90% of the world's saffron harvest. SOUTH KINGSTOWN ...

Boeing performs 'satisfactory' test of Starliner crewed capsule abort system

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:11
CST-100 Starliner capsule successfully lifts off from launchpad, but one parachute fails to deploy. starliner Boeing's CST-100 Starliner's four launch abort engines and several orbital maneuvering and attitude control thrusters ignite in the company's Pad Abort ...

The Proof of Universe Can Be Round Is a Bad News for Physicists

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:11
Scientists analyzing knowledge from a defunct satellite say we should always all contemplate that our universe may be spherical, fairly than flat. The implications, they clarify in a brand new paper, might be disaster-inducing. Present theories of the universe, ...

NASA's Planet-Hunting TESS Spacecraft Snaps Spectacular Panorama of the Milky Way

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:02
NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft created a spectacular panorama of the southern sky that shows off our home galaxy, the Milky Way. The panorama includes 208 images that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) took during its first year of science ...

Twelve bottles of wine have been sent to international Space Station, but astronauts can't drink it - here's why

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:53
United States space agency NASA has sent a dozen bottles of red Bordeaux wine into space for a year to find out if it ages differently when subject to weightlessness and space radiation. The experiment is being conducted for the food industry, to develop ...

Asteroid tsunami: Why 40000mph Pacific Ocean-bound rock could 'devastate US coast'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:48
A SCIENTIST has warned that an asteroid striking the Pacific Ocean could “utterly devastate coastal regions” including parts of the United States if NASA "fails to prepare" in the future. By Callum Hoare Callum Hoare. 11:45, Thu, Nov 7, 2019 | UPDATED: ...

NASA opens sealed Apollo sample ahead of Artemis missions

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:23
NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample of rock and regolith from the Apollo era has been opened. It sets the stage for scientists to ...

Coming soon: World's first space hotel

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:05
You can book yourself a luxurious stay soon as plans for the world's first space hotel are unveiled. The hotel facility has been already conceptualised and the foundation in charge has claimed that the year 2025 will see its completion. The facility would be ...

Even running once a week can lower your risk of early death, study says

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:03
Is jogging a part of your workout regimen? It should be, according to a new report. Researchers from health institutions in Australia, Thailand and Finland recently conducted a study to explore the effects of running. Advertisement. To do so, they examined 14 ...

Watch in 1-Minute: Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe – it doesn't get more ambitious than this!

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:57
From times immemorial, whenever we have looked up at the stars humans have wanted to unlock the mysteries of the Universe. Now, there is a project underway that will do just that – not only will we be able to see 10 billion light years away but also ...

TESS spacecraft is finding hundreds of exoplanets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:53
Timeline of discoveries of exoplanetary systems within 50 light-years of the sun. Via Project EDEN/Daniel Apai and Benjamin Rackham. By Daniel Apai, University of Arizona and Benjamin Rackham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Within just 50 ...

UI designed Voyager 2 leaves the solar system

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:42
A spacecraft carrying instruments designed and built at the University of Iowa is now the second man-made object to leave our solar system and it's heading off into interstellar space. Don Gurnett, a U-I professor emeritus, helped craft the plasma wave ...

Does UK lag behind other rich nations on health and care?

Health News BBC - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:40
NHS praised as being accessible, but it gets by with fewer staff, and elderly care is lacking.

Unique Experiment Sheds Light on Origin of Life

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:06
Scientists from the Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution at University College London and Birkbeck College found evidence that the origin of life could have been in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The results of the research were published in the journal ...

Could this metal inspired by spiders and ants create an 'unsinkable ship'?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:03
Researchers are very excited about a metal that refuses to sink, rising to the surface even after months of being submerged. What are the possibilities of a metal that is so water resistant (hydrophobic) that it can stay submerged in water for months on end and ...

New Spacecraft Made To Find New Alien Planets

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:45
According to astronomers and science experts, there are around 1,560 stars that are just about 50 light-years from Earth, and those stars are more or less orbited by their own planets, which can number up to thousands, possibly more. Per newer studies ...

A third of California methane traced to a few super-emitters

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:34
NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources—highly concentrated methane releases from single sources—using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published this week in the journal Nature ...

Spacecraft Sent By NASA Aims To Discover Several Alien Worlds

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:20
In only 50 light-years from Earth, there are around 1,560 stars, likely circled by a few thousand planets. Around a thousand of these extrasolar planets — known as exoplanets — might be rough and have a piece like Earth's. Some may even harbor life.

SpaceX achieves key milestone in safety testing of Crew Dragon spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:34
In a video posted to SpaceX's Twitter account this weekend, the company's Crew Dragon capsule - which is created to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station - can be seen successfully completing a crucial test of its parachute. The assumption is ...

The Technology of Enchantment – Investigating the Human Dimensions of Interacting With Technologies

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:27
In a new anthropology and studio art course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students investigate the human dimensions of interacting with technologies. An audible gasp goes through the classroom as Seth Riskin, manager of the MIT Museum Studio ...

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