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A Bug-Sized Camera for Bug-Sized Robots and Bug-Sized Bugs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 23:13
As if it's not hard enough to make very small robots that can , once you've gotten the power and autonomy all figured out (good luck with that), your robot isn't going to be all that useful unless it can carry some payload. And the payload that everybody wants ...

NASA hopes to collaborate with Russia in Artemis moon program

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 23:12
The comment by the NASA administrator follows an interview with Rogozin in Russia's Komsomolskaya Pravda on Monday, where he likened the U.S. lunar project to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. It's also worth noting that the timeline of NASA's Moon ...

Pine beetles use different strategies to attack their hosts

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 23:00
A new study from the University of Alberta describes the different strategies used by female pine beetles to colonize trees, and their success comes along with major consequences for pine forests. Over the last three decades, an outbreak of mountain pine ...

A Universe Never Reveals Its True Age, So We Will

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:59
New research confirms the “standard” age of the universe: about 13.8 billion years. Pretty old! The new revelation follows a 2019 swerve by researchers who insisted the real age is hundreds of millions of years lower. A team of scientists has uploaded a series ...

RWJBarnabas receives grant to enhance telehealth services

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:51
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group was awarded a $784,200 grant from the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau (FCC) to enhance its telehealth services for patients. This includes resources for remote patient monitoring, ...

Webb space telescope launch delayed seven more months to late 2021

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:36
NASA officials announced Thursday they are now targeting a launch date of October 31, 2021, for the James Webb Space Telescope. This represents a seven-month delay from the previously announced March 2021 date for the $10 billion telescope that will ...

New study suggests we have 6200 thoughts every day

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:33
A new study from psychologists at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario reports observations of the transition from one thought to another in fMRI brain scans. Though the researchers didn't detect the content of our thoughts, their method allowed them to ...

The COVID effect: How more time at home translated to record porn views

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:24
Pornhub measured its daily traffic and reported an average increase of 24% in daily traffic compared to days before COVID-19 lockdown. During lockdown, VR porn has helped breach the gap between social distancing and human connection. There are ...

You can see five planets and the moon all at once this weekend. Here's what to know

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:24
You might want to set your alarm pretty early on Sunday to catch an amazing sight in the sky. Five planets and the moon will all be visible about 45 minutes before sunrise on Sunday, July 19, space experts said. “Step outside early in the morning, at least an ...

Three countries are launching missions to Mars this month

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:00
Over the next month, a flotilla of spacecraft will blast off into space with a one-way ticket to one of the solar system's most mysterious objects: Mars. They are tasked with helping answer a question that has puzzled scientists for decades—is there, or was there ...

VA Celebrates First Mission Using New Payload Processing Facility After Successful Rocket Launch

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 21:49
The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, the United States Space Force, and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems are celebrating the successful launch of a Minotaur IV rocket carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

NASA warns massive asteroid bigger than London Eye shooting towards Earth's orbit

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 21:41
NASA has warned a space rock one and a half times larger than the London Eye is shooting towards Earth's orbit next week. The asteroid is set to make a close approach to planet Earth and has been branded as “potentially hazardous” by the US-based ...

Spacewalking astronauts replace old space station batteries as part of years-long upgrade

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:56
Two NASA spacewalkers swapped out vital solar array batteries on the International Space Station Thursday (July 16), nearly completing the extensive replacement work needed to keep the orbiting lab powered through at least 2024. NASA astronauts Chris ...

Researchers develop new materials for energy and sensing

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:44
MIT and Northwestern researchers create hybrid perovskite materials that could help improve the quality of solar cells and light sources. Katie Mauck (left) and Will Tisdale recently demonstrated the ability to fine-tune the electronic properties of hybrid ...

Gel that breaks down, puts itself back together could improve delivery of oral drugs

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:36
An emerging hydrogel material with the capacity to degrade and spontaneously reform in the gastrointestinal tract could help researchers develop more effective methods for oral drug delivery. "The majority of drugs and nutrients are absorbed into the body in ...

The Falcon 9 rocket for SpaceX's next NASA astronaut flight arrives at launch site (photo)

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:34
The rocket that will launch SpaceX's first operational crewed flight for NASA has arrived at its Florida launch site. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket for the Crew-1 mission, which is scheduled to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Aug.

New study provides evidence for decades-old theory to explain the odd behaviors of water

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:21
Water, so ordinary and so essential to life, acts in ways that are quite puzzling to scientists. For example, why is ice less dense than water, floating rather than sinking the way other liquids do when they freeze? Now a new study provides strong evidence for a ...

Researchers discover 2 paths of aging and new insights on promoting healthspan

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:19
Molecular biologists and bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have unraveled key mechanisms behind the mysteries of aging. They isolated two distinct paths that cells travel during aging and engineered a new way to genetically program ...

New study sheds light on how nutrient-starved cells recycle internal components

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:16
The idea of the cell as a city is a common introduction to biology, conjuring depictions of the cell's organelles as power plants, factories, roads, libraries, warehouses and more. Like a city, these structures require a great deal of resources to build and operate, ...

It's A Good Time To Head To Mars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 20:08
If you're planning a trip to Mars, now is the time to go. For a month or so, the two planets line up in a way that makes it possible to go from one to the other. Miss that window, and you have to wait two years for the next opportunity. The United Arab Emirates, ...

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