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Astronauts aboard the ISS just got a shipment of wine… but they're not allowed to drink it

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:35
Astronauts who live on the International Space Station work hard. They don't really have a choice in the matter since they live at the office. They conduct science experiments, work hand-in-hand with researchers back on Earth, and perform vital maintenance ...

How old is Amazon's Alexa?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:30
Throw some digital confetti, because somebody is having a birthday! Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa turned five years old on Wednesday, Nov. 6. It's hard to imagine that something that has become so deeply embedded in many of our daily lives is still so ...

Study questions link between video games and violent behavior

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:24
A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence. The Contemporary Economic Policy study examined data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add ...

Ancient Apes May Have Learned to Walk Upright in the Trees

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:20
Scientists in Germany have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown ancient ape with an unusual way of moving through the treetops. By standing upright on two feet and grasping branches with its long arms, this animal may have set an ...

More plants and trees could help the US reduce air pollution by 27% according to new research

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 22:03
Trees and other plants can help slash pollution near factories and other sources by an average of 27%, a new study suggests. Planting trees tends to be cheaper than implementing new technology. And, according to a new paper, they can be of great help in ...

Boeing Just Sent NASA Its Moon Lander Idea for Artemis Astronauts. Here It Is.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:35
Boeing is already building a new spaceship and a giant rocket for NASA. Now, the aerospace company wants to go to the moon. On Tuesday (Nov. 5), Boeing delivered a proposal to NASA for a crewed lunar lander to fly astronauts to the moon in 2024 as part ...

Spiders and ants inspire metal that won't sink

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:33
University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured. Could this ...

Voyager 2 has reached interstellar space — Future Blink

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:18
Launched 42 years ago, the spacecraft has finally passed the heliopause, after journeying past Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Next Up · This eco-friendly faucet will make drinking water more efficient — Future Blilnk. 6 shares | Nov 06, 2019.

A bipartisan group of Senators wants to extend the space station to 2030

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:11
A bipartisan quartet of United States senators has filed a new bill that sets out space policy for NASA over the coming decade. The new authorizing legislation is largely consistent with much of NASA's present activities, but it differs from White House policy in ...

On the way to intelligent microrobots

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 21:11
Date: November 6, 2019; Source: Paul Scherrer Institute; Summary: Researchers have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. First nanomagnets in the components of the microrobots are magnetically programmed and then the various ...

Calcium added to acidified prepartum diets for dairy cows benefits future reproduction

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:58
Date: November 5, 2019; Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Summary: Achieving an appropriate calcium balance in dairy cows is critical near calving, but not only to ensure a healthy transition to ...

Opinion: It's arrogant to assume humans will never imbue AI with consciousness

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:51
“Cogito, ergo sum,” Rene Descartes. Translation: “I think, therefore I am.” What makes us, us? How is it that we're able to look at a tree and see beauty, hear a song and feel moved, or take comfort in the smell of rain or the taste of coffee? How do we know we ...

Scientists looked at sea levels 125000 years in the past. And the results are terrifying

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:47
Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth's last warm period 125,000 years ago, according to new research that offers a glimpse of what may happen under our current climate change trajectory. Our paper, published today in Nature ...

Study questions video games' effects on violent behavior

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:41
Date: November 6, 2019; Source: Wiley; Summary: A new study finds that there is not enough information to support the claim that violent video games lead to acts of violence. Share: FULL STORY ...

NASA shock: 'Inferno' alien planets burning at '12000 degrees' in a 'circle of hell'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:38
A HELL “INFERNO” planet has been discovered by NASA that has an “average temperature hotter than the Sun's surface” at 12,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 6,800 Celsius. By Naomi Adedokun. 20:38, Wed, Nov 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:42, Wed, Nov 6, 2019.

Helpful insects and landscape changes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:28
Date: November 5, 2019; Source: Michigan State University; Summary: We might not notice them, but the crops farmers grow are protected by scores of tiny invertebrate bodyguards. Naturally occurring arthropods like spiders and lady beetles patrol crop fields ...

Why You Should Be Excited About the James Webb Space Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:06
The best way to observe distant galaxies, stars and nebulae is to have a telescope in the void of space, one whose view is not blurred by our Earth's atmosphere. That's why space telescopes like the well known Hubble Space Telescope (HST) have been ...

A Transit Of Mercury Told Us The Scale Of The Universe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:05
On Monday, November 11, Mercury will pass in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. It is known as a transit. It last happened in 2016, but the next one won't happen again until 2032. Catch it if you can. Most people won't see the transit. While a transit of Venus ...

Aerial Scans Help Bust California's Worst Methane Leakers

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 20:00
The air above Earth—especially above California, United States, Earth—might have way more of one particular climate-changing gas in it than anyone thought. And that could actually be good news. The gas is methane, CH4, the main component of natural ...

An asteroid as large as 2000 feet across will speed past Earth later this month

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 19:57
A large space rock known to scientists as 481394 (2006 SF6) will make its closest approach to Earth in just a couple of weeks. NASA scientists believe it will pass our lively little sphere on November 20th, coming within 0.029 astronomical units of Earth.

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