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Phobos and Deimos: Two Moons, From One Source?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:19
The existence of the two tiny moons seen orbiting Mars presents a particular dilemma for astronomers. Close up, Phobos and Deimos resemble tiny misshapen captured asteroids… but how did they get into the neat, tidy orbits that we see today?

Prosthetist fundraising £300,000 for a bionic arm after cycling accident

Health News BBC - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:13
Jim Ashworth-Beaumont needs the prosthetic after being involved in a cycling accident last year.

Will we enjoy our work more once routine tasks are automated? Not necessarily, suggests a recent study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:10
Research conducted at Åbo Akademi University suggests that when routine work tasks are being replaced with intelligent technologies, the result may be that employees no longer experience their work as meaningful. Advances in new technologies such as ...

NASA Needs to Rename the James Webb Space Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 15:00
Slated to launch later this year, JWST will peer more deeply into the universe than any optical or infrared telescope before it, promising to show us a vision of galaxies in their infancy and probe potentially habitable worlds.

Rocket launches reveal water vapor effect in upper atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:49
Date: March 1, 2021; Source: University of Alaska Fairbanks; Summary: Results of a 2018 multirocket launch will help scientists better understand the impact of more water vapor accumulating near the fringe of the Earth's atmosphere. Share: FULL STORY ...

Bottling the world's coldest plasma

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:45
Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the world's coldest plasma in a magnetic bottle, a technological achievement that could advance research into clean energy, space weather and astrophysics. "To understand how the solar wind ...

Plant root tips are constrained to a dome shape common to arch bridges

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 14:21
Nature is full of diversity, but underneath the differences are often shared features. Researchers from Japan investigating diversity in plant features have discovered that plant root tips commonly converged to a particular shape because of physical restrictions ...

Oman: Meteorite fragment from Mars goes back home after 450 million years

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 03/01/2021 - 13:44
Muscat: The Martian meteorite Sayh Al Uhamer 008 (SaU008) that was found in the Sultanate in the Wilayat of Haima has returned to its original home, Mars. The return journey of the meteorite was through NASA's Perseverance Rover, reports a leading ...

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