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SpaceX Aborts Launch of Starhopper Rocket Prototype at Last Second

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 02:10
SpaceX called off the planned launch of its Starhopper rocket Monday (Aug. 26) after a last-second abort stalled the much-anticipated demonstration flight. The company hopes to try again Tuesday. Starhopper, a squat, reusable prototype for SpaceX's ...

Mystery Deepens Around Newly Detected Ripples In Space-Time

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:53
The true identity of last week's purported neutron star-black hole merger may never be known, as follow-up searches for a source of the signal have turned up nothing. Scientists affiliated with the LIGO detector announced last week that they'd spotted, in the ...

ISRO gets a close shot at the moon

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:36
ISRO releases images of the lunar surface, and gives info on craters. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday released images of the Lunar Surface, captured by Terrain Mapping Camera-2 (TMC-2) of Chandrayaan 2 . According to the ...

High above Greenland glaciers, Nasa looks into melting ocean ice

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:33
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three Nasa scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water beneath them. They are part of Oceans Melting ...

Dutch doctor faces trial in landmark euthanasia case

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 01:08
It is the first euthanasia case in the Netherlands involving a patient suffering from Alzheimer's.

NASA celebrates women leaders, aims for first woman on moon by 2024

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:43
On the 99th anniversary of women's suffrage, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine doubled down on promises to put the first woman on the moon by 2024. “I have an 11-year-old daughter,” Bridenstine said at an event at NASA Ames to celebrate women's ...

Looking on the bright side 'means you live longer'

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:26
Monty Python's advice may have been right as a US study finds that optimists live longer.

GP prescribes classes to boost recovery

Health News BBC - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:13
Sessions on topics ranging from budgeting to body confidence are helping patients in Bradford.

Earth and Mars will pause chatter, here is why

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 08/27/2019 - 00:03
For more than a week, the daily chatter between Earth and Mars will go silent. Advertising. On the surface of Mars are NASA's Curiosity rover and InSight lander. Above Mars are several orbiters, including India's Mars Orbiter Spacecraft (Mangalyaan), which ...

Japan's Hayabusa2 Asteroid Probe Packs Its Space-Rock Bag for Return to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 23:42
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has packed up the capsule that will ferry its precious space-rock cargo back to Earth in preparation to leave the asteroid Ryugu later this year. It's just one step completed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) ...

Nine in 10 children are glued to screens and sleep badly due to blue light disrupting their natural pattern

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 23:30
Loughborough University and University College London studied screen time, sleep and physical activitiy in kids based on an earlier 2015-2016 study; More than three quarters of teenagers spend over two hours with a screen daily; Less than 1/2 of ...

Astronomers just saw a black hole eat a neutron star

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 23:20
What happens when two dead stars meet in deep space? In this case, one devours the other. In the first detection of its kind, scientists believe they have spotted a black hole swallowing a neutron star. The ability to detect this distant collision was enabled by ...

New aerospace engineering building launches, gets VIP visits

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 23:05
And liftoff. Today, visitors from across Colorado gathered at CU Boulder for an event celebrating the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building, home to the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. This building, which ...

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Concussion in Former NFL Players

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 23:01
Former pro football players who reported experiencing more concussion symptoms during their careers were also more likely to report erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels years later, survey results showed. Ex-National Football League (NFL) ...

Watch a Noxious Cloud of Carbon Monoxide Pollution Spill Out of the Burning Amazon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:59
The Amazon is burning, and it's leaking a huge plume of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. Hopefully, the cloud will disappear within a month. Shares. The Amazon is burning. This NASA image shows a noxious plume of carbon monoxide (CO) spilling ...

'Game changer': This Silicon Valley space satellite will build itself

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:24
In a nondescript building near NASA's Ames Research Center, a robotic arm wrapped copper wire around pegs extended from spokes, both built by a 3-D printer. The machine was showing how it could make itself in space — starting just with the wire ...

NASA Activates Deep Space Atomic Clock

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:16
An atomic clock that could pave the way for autonomous deep space travel was successfully activated last week and is ready to begin its year-long tech demo, the mission team confirmed on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Launched in June, NASA's Deep Space ...

NASA looks into melting ocean ice above Greenland

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:09
ON A NASA DC3 ABOVE GREENLAND, Greenland: Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland's coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water ...

ISS astronauts re-parked a spacecraft so Fedor the creepy robot can arrive

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:05
One cosmonaut and two astronauts moved this Soyuz spacecraft from one ISS dock to another. NASA. Fedor the humanoid robot is packed up tight in an uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, trailing along behind the International Space Station. Fedor was ...

Lab-grown coral 'breakthrough' could save America's reefs

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 08/26/2019 - 22:05
Florida and its unique ecosystems have a lot more to offer than fence-jumping alligators and vomiting vultures — which is why marine scientists hope to rebuild the coral so vital to ocean health. Now, researchers at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa say they've ...

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