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Second launch pad ready by summer

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 02:35
Space for space education centre: An early artist's impression of the main street re-development in Wairoa, the design of which has altered since. Image supplied. DOUBLE BARREL: A mock-up of how Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 will look once a second ...

Talking with someone from a different social class requires more brain power, new research suggests

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 02:21
Having a conversation with someone from a different social class may require more brain power than speaking to someone with a similar background. Advertisement. People's prejudice towards those who are richer or poorer than them even makes basic ...

You CAN'T catch coronavirus from door handles: Virus doesn't spread through surfaces, research says

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 02:05
'You CAN'T catch coronavirus from door handles': Deadly germ does not appear to spread through surfaces such as light switches or table tops, research suggests. New study suggests virus doesn't spread through surfaces such as door handles This would ...

Astronauts Salary: How Much Is NASA Paying Them?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 01:50
Becoming an astronaut has always been on top of jobs that kids want to do when they get older. There's good news: Aside from the cool factor of going to space and wearing suits with a helmet, the job pays well, too. One of the commonly asked questions ...

High risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients with COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 01:13
Date: October 1, 2020; Source: Medical University of Vienna; Summary: A new review provides an in-depth analysis of the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients hospitalized for COVID-19. While hospitalized patients at general wards have a VTE ...

New Experiments Headed to the Space Station: Radishes, Advanced Imaging, and Liquid Metal

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 01:12
Science typically begins with a question. It may be: “How will astronauts maintain a nutritious diet on long-duration missions?” Or “How can the way metals are made be improved by studying them in space?” These are just two of the questions researchers ...

Scientists discovered the real reason people put on a posh phone voice

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 01:04
Tiny changes in the brain occur when we speak to people from different social backgrounds, scientists have discovered. By Martin Evans 5 October 2020 • 1:04am. New study suggests that changing the way we talk when interacting with people from a ...

Extinct megalodon confirmed as the biggest fish in the sea

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 10/05/2020 - 00:01
This is an illustrated reconstruction of an adult megalodon. Oliver E. Demuth. Of all the living fish in the sea, we know the whale shark to be the biggest. At up to eight or nine meters (roughly 28 feet), they eclipse all the other sharks alive in the ocean -- and ...

Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error

Health News BBC - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 23:16
Public Health England says the unreported cases were added to Saturday's and Sunday's statistics, meaning they were "artificially high".

Look up! Mars to make biennial close-Earth approach October 6

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 21:37
(KGTV) -- Space watchers will be able to see Mars this month as the planet's orbit comes closest to Earth. According to NASA, on Tuesday, October 6, Mars will be close enough to simply go outside and see with the naked eye. NASA says this lineup happens ...

Mars is closer to Earth this week than it will be for 15 years

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 21:30
Mars will be closer to Earth this week than at any other time for the next 15 years. The fourth planet from the sun, it is currently sitting just north of the celestial equator. That means it is almost perfectly placed to be seen from both hemispheres, and it is shining ...

Warming oceans more 'stable' and that's bad, scientists warn

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 21:18
PARIS (AFP) – Global warming is making the oceans more stable, increasing surface temperatures and reducing the carbon they can absorb, according to research published last week by climate scientists who warned that the findings have “profound and ...

FIrst Person: Moon Matters

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 20:02
A view of the recent full moon over the Napa Valley — even amid the smoky skies — is breathtaking, especially when in seen light of summer's anniversary of the first moonwalk, now 51 years ago. Then, most of the country and the world were united in wonder ...

New COVID test doesn't use scarce reagents, catches all but the least infectious

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 10/04/2020 - 19:56
Date: October 2, 2020; Source: University of Vermont; Summary: Scientists have developed an accurate COVID-19 test doesn't use scarce reagents, paving the way for wide testing in both developing countries and industrialized nations like the United States, ...

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