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A Comet and a Meteor Jointly About Trinidad – Redheaded Blackbelt

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 09:05
A shiny celestial elegance, Comet Neowise, which started exhibiting in the night time skies previously this month will show up once again tonight in the Humboldt heavens. Get started checking about 9:30 p.m. for the finest viewing. Then the comet will ...

Watch live: Spacewalkers in home stretch of multi-year upgrade to International Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 08:55
Watch a live stream of the spacewalk in the video player above beginning at about 7 a.m. EDT. Now in the home stretch of a complex, multi-year upgrade, two space station astronauts readied tools and equipment for a spacewalk Thursday — the third of four ...

Asteroid information: NASA reveals 'hazardous' asteroid bigger than London Eye on shut technique | Science | News

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 08:37
Asteroid 2020ND is a really monstrous area rock, measuring in at 170 metres – and it is going to make a near approach to Earth in just a number of days. The whopping house rock is almost 1.5 times the sizing of the London Eye, which is 135 metres in peak.

Astronomers Discover 'Missing Link' Black Hole at The Heart of a Ghostly Galaxy

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 07:45
A faint and ghostly galaxy 10 million light-years away has delivered one of the holy grails of black hole astronomy. At its heart, lies a black hole that looks to belong to an elusive middleweight class of intermediate-mass black holes, a discovery that could help ...

How-to guide for mask-wearing Melburnians

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 07:18
By now, you may have figured out that complying with the state government's week-old directive for people to wear masks outside is not as easy as it sounds. How should they be worn? Are some types of fabrics better for masks than others? How many times ...

Here's how to see five planets and the moon without a telescope on Sunday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 06:41
Set your alarm and wake up early on Sunday, July 19. About 45 minutes before sunrise, you'll be able to see five planets and the crescent moon without using a telescope. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the moon, will all be visible.

Navan Fort: Researchers believe 'huge' religious structures found

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 06:27
Research teams believe they have found evidence of "absolutely huge" religious structures at Navan Fort outside Armagh city. Armagh is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, home to both Catholic and Anglican archbishops. But before the arrival of Christianity ...

Watch NASA's video showing off its first-ever Mars aircraft

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 06:00
The highly anticipated Mars 2020 rover mission is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 7.50 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 30. On board the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will be NASA's Perseverance rover, which will continue the work of other ...

Five Planets Will Be Visible This Sunday Along with a Crescent Moon: How To See Them Without a Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 05:43
Everyone is used to seeing the Solar System or the universe in books, videos or in some science programs. Often, books depict the eight planets all lined up in a row. Indeed, it's rare to see them in such a formation, but there could be times when they do align ...

Adhesive tape and graphene triple the life of lithium metal batteries

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 05:38
Starting with adhesive tape and incorporating some advanced laser techniques, scientists at Rice University have developed a promising new electrode material for a battery architecture with massive potential. The team's breakthrough could help overcome a ...

We might finally know how old the Moon is

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 05:16
Researchers from the German Aerospace Center say they've developed a new numerical model that suggests the Moon is a bit younger than anyone thought. The scientists say the assumed age of the Moon is off by nearly 100 million years. Missions to the ...

NASA Broadcasts American Astronauts Final Spacewalks to Upgrade Space Station Power System

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 05:10
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will conduct a pair of spacewalks Thursday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 21, to finish a 3.5-year effort to upgrade the International Space Station's power system. Coverage ...

Scientists Discover Bacteria that Eats Metal and Produces Manganese Oxide

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 05:09
Bacteria have been known to source energy from photosynthesis, carbon, dead organic material, or a symbiotic relationship with other organisms. For the first time, scientists discovered bacteria that consume manganese. Published in the journal Nature, ...

Coronavirus: Call to infect volunteers in Covid-19 vaccine hunt

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 04:16
Prominent scientists call for so-called "challenge trials" to accelerate vaccine development.

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 03:41
Nearly impossible without human-made global warming, this year's freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change's most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says. International scientists released a study Wednesday that found the ...

Superliminal Review - We Live Inside A Dream

Game Spot Reviews - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 03:35

In 2020, it's been harder than ever to have a truly good night's sleep. With the world in disarray as a pandemic threatens our safety and wellbeing, I know that I am not alone in seeing a heavy uptick in nightmares, including dreams about death, disease, and general distress. Superliminal is about dreams and dream-logic, and represents a sort of nightmare itself, but it's a different kind from the ones I've experienced. For all its confusing geometry, strange logic, and growing unease, it's ultimately an optimistic and satisfying experience. Superliminal offers a short, enjoyable run through a subconscious in crisis, and it's a consistently clever and pleasantly challenging game with a lot on its virtual mind.

You play as a patient of Dr. Glenn Pierce, one who is undergoing the Somnasculpta sleep therapy program. The whole game is set within your medically induced dream as the program probes your subconscious, asking you to complete a series of challenges to find peace of mind and overcome feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. Things go wrong fast, though; you take a wrong turn and stumble deeper into a dream state than was intended, and the deeper you go, the further your surroundings shift from a recognizable reality. It's like Portal's puzzle chambers crossed with the dream spaces of Inception (and a hint of Alice in Wonderland too), but despite those clear influences Superliminal feels like its own thing.

To get through the game, you're told to view things from a different perspective--although it might be more accurate to say that the game is about taking your existing perspectives and reconceptualizing them. The puzzles in Superliminal all revolve around your first-person viewpoint, and you have to figure out what elements of each environment you can manipulate. A lot of this involves resizing objects through an extremely satisfying mechanic--if you hold up a small square block in a hallway and position the reticule so that the block looks like it's far in the distance, you can drop it… and it'll now be much larger and located down at the other end of the hall. Similarly, if you grab something large in the distance and then look straight down, you can drop what is now a tiny object on the ground in front of you.

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Six reasons for optimism about COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 03:15
Therapeutic treatments (in addition to what we already have for the most sick patients) will arrive before vaccines. When someone contracts the novel coronavirus, his or her body's immune system launches a defense, including producing antibodies that ...

Would a broad-spectrum antiviral drug stop the pandemic?

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:36
One of the most surprising findings to date involves the monoclonal antibody leronlimab. It was originally developed to treat HIV infection and works modestly well there, but other drugs are better and its future likely will be mainly to treat patients who have ...

Single drop of blood could help rapidly detect radiation sickness

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:03
Date: July 15, 2020; Source: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Summary: A new proof-of-concept study reports evidence that a new testing method has the potential to rapidly identify radiation sickness based on biomarkers measured through a ...

Sunken chest syndrome: NHS U-turn call for 'depressed' patients

Health News BBC - Thu, 07/16/2020 - 02:00
A patient who says she had no confidence for years joins surgeons to call for surgery to resume.

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