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Neil deGrasse Tyson on why 'Cosmos' is even more important in the coronavirus era

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:10
Science begets more science, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The celebrity astrophysicist is promoting the third installment of "Cosmos," the space-themed documentary series started by Carl Sagan in 1980 and revived with Tyson in 2014. He didn't expect ...

Argonne and CERN weigh in on the origin of heavy elements

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:58
A long-held mystery in the field of nuclear physics is why the universe is composed of the specific materials we see around us. In other words, why is it made of "this" stuff and not other stuff? Specifically of interest are the physical processes responsible for ...

Marco Polo and other apps to help keep you connected during coronavirus pandemic

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:41
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Social distancing can be a real struggle especially if you rely on human interaction. Here are a few apps that you can use to learn how to cope while you're quarantined: The first app is called House Party which is better for those large ...

NASA is wielding a superpowered ion engine to redirect asteroids next year

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:24
Maybe Deep Impact isn't happening yet (though the enemy there was a comet), but the threat of an asteroid head-butting Earth and making humans as extinct as the dinosaurs doesn't only exist in science fiction. NASA is taking no chances. Because we don't ...

Astronauts could use their own urine to build moon bases one day

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:19
When humans return to the moon to stay, where will they live? Well, it turns out they might live in lunar bases made of astronaut pee. In a new study, researchers have found that urea, the major organic compound found in human urine, could be useful for ...

Mobile one-day COVID-19 testing sites to open in Vicksburg, Greenwood

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:05
Two mobile COVID-19 testing sites will be open Tuesday in Vicksburg and Greenwood, state health officials said. Free testing will be performed for one day only at Pemberton Square Mall in Vicksburg and at Leflore County Civic Center in greenwood.

We Have a New Hole in the Ozone to Worry About

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:04
See the rare ozone hole above the Arctic over the years. It appears as the blue circle at the end of the animation. Gif: NOAA Ozone Watch. The ozone hole is the problem that never seems to ever go away. And now it turns out we have a second one to worry ...

NASA at home.

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:57
With many of us indoors, let NASA be your window into the universe. NASA at Home is your one-stop-shop with podcasts, educational activities, do-it-yourself projects and more. This week, they're introducing astronaut story time from Earth. Each weekday at 4 ...

Tiny optical cavity could make quantum networks possible

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:56
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities—tiny boxes for light—could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet. Their work was published on March 30 by the journal Nature. Quantum networks would connect quantum ...

Saliva test for cannabis could someday help identify impaired drivers

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:52
In the U.S., those who consume alcohol and drive are often subjected to roadside stops, breathalyzer tests and stiff penalties if their blood alcohol content exceeds certain limits. Currently, no such test exists for cannabis intoxication, although the substance is ...

Beloved Orillia couple died days apart, victims of COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:45
Elizabeth and Lyle Fox are being remembered by family and wide 'circle of friends'; Daughter pleads with people to take COVID-19 seriously and heed warnings. 0. about 20 hours ago By: Dave Dawson. From Left: Michael Fox, Lisa Thompson, Elizabeth Fox, ...

Coronavirus: UK measures 'making a difference'

Health News BBC - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:42
People are heeding the advice to stay home to keep pressure off the NHS - and it's working, says adviser.

South Korea: step-by-step diary from the country that got coronavirus under control

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:30
South Korea's 'trace, test, treat' policy is being lauded as one of the world's best approaches to tackling the virus. By Nicola Smith 30 March 2020 • 8:28pm. Premium. Environmental activists wearing masks symbolizing a virus attend at a new coronavirus ...

Go read this Businessweek story about the downsides of DJI's drone dominance

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:30
If you've bought, flown, seen, or even thought about a drone over the last five years, it was likely one of DJI's quadcopters. In fact, the Chinese company has so thoroughly consumed both the consumer and commercial drone markets that its dominance is now ...

Philip W. Anderson, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Is Dead at 96

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:27
Philip W. Anderson, an American physicist whose explorations of electronic behavior in solid materials like glass, crystals and alloys led to a Nobel Prize and deepened science's understanding of magnetism, superconductivity and the structure of matter, died ...

Venus Reaches Greatest Separation From The Sun

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:21
This spring, sky watchers have enjoyed the evening show provided by the 2nd planet from the Sun, Venus. It's easy to spot in the western sky, as the “evening star”, after the sunsets. Venus visible in the night sky. Venus is visible in the night sky this week.

Kaley Cuoco mourns the loss of her rescue dwarf pony: 'She no longer has to live in pain'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:15
Kaley Cuoco said goodbye to one of her dwarf pony rescues on Sunday evening. Advertisement. The 34-year-old took to social media to share the sad news while educating her followers on why dwarf ponies should not be bred. 'After a very short time ...

Commander Eileen Collins

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:09
NASA Commander Eileen Collins still vividly remembers the day when she was in fourth grade and came across an article about the Gemini astronauts in a Scholastic magazine. “They were pilots and test pilots and engineers and I wanted to be just like them ...

Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:00
Charlotte Pearson's eyes scanned a palm-sized chunk of ancient tree. They settled on a ring that looked "unusually light," and she made a note without giving it a second thought. Three years later, and armed with new methodology and technology, she ...

'Warrior' dinosaur with nasty gouge mark on claw uncovered in New Mexico

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:12
About 70 million years ago, a cousin of Velociraptor got in a brawl with a larger predator that left it with a nasty rib injury. But this dinosaur, a feathered hypercarnivore, lived to tell the tale, as its rib showed signs of healing, a new study finds. The newfound ...

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