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AI could transform how we monitor the structural health of civil infrastructure

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:24
Date: November 18, 2019; Source: University of Surrey; Summary: Scientists have developed a new machine learning algorithm (AI) that could transform the way we monitor major infrastructure - such as dams and bridges. Share: FULL STORY ...

Novel marine bacteria could yield new antibiotics

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:11
Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Scientists in Germany and the Netherlands have successfully cultivated dozens of new marine bacteria in the laboratory. Early analysis of the new strains -- published this week in the journal Nature Microbiology -- suggests the bacteria could ...

Watch Bees Surf to Safety on Waves They Create

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:01
If their honey-making and pollination prowess weren't enough, there's a new reason to appreciate honeybees: They're world-class surfers. Beyond pollinating flowers, worker bees — which are all females — are given the job of searching for water to cool their ...

Climate change could double greenhouse gas emissions from freshwater lakes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 20:00
Every drop of fresh water contains thousands of different organic molecules that have previously gone unnoticed. By measuring the diversity of these molecules and how they interact with the environment around them, research has revealed an invisible world ...

You Can Make a Rocket Engine's Entire Combustion Chamber in One 3D Print

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:58
A rocket startup called Launcher has made the largest liquid-fuel combustion chamber ever 3D printed in a single piece, requiring a custom-made 3D printing setup. The chamber is part of Launcher's all-3D-printed rocket engine, designed to lower cost ...

Synthetic biologists developing a new class of high-performance materials

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:52
Date: November 18, 2019; Source: U.S. Army Research Laboratory; Summary: Synthetic biologists have developed a process that could lead to a new class of synthetic polymers that may create new high-performance materials and therapeutics for Soldiers.

NASA Scientists Detect Water Vapor on Europa

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:50
Views of Europa snapped by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the Voyager 2 spacecraft, and the Galileo spacecraft. NASA scientists recently confirmed the presence of water vapor on Europa. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL) ...

Gravitational Waves Could Uncover Missing-Link Black Holes

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:45
Scientists hope that the future of gravitational wave detection will allow them to directly observe a mysterious kind of black hole. Gravitational wave detectors have seen direct evidence of black holes with roughly the mass of giant stars, while the Event Horizon ...

First Global Geological Map of Saturn's Moon Titan Released

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:35
Working with data from NASA's Cassini mission, scientists have produced the first global map of Titan's geological features. Scientists have created a new map of Saturn's moon Titan that shows its unique geological features and how they've evolved over time ...

This ancient comet may be behind the origin of life on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:34
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is no stranger to Earth. Aside from appearing in our night skies every six and a half years or so, the small comet spits out ice and rock debris into space, which then falls to Earth every year with the annual Draconid meteor shower.

Hibernating astronauts would make travel to Mars easier

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:34
BERLIN – The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets. The agency said Monday that its researchers examined how hibernation would affect the design of a crewed ...

Boeing and SpaceX face 'significant' challenges in delayed NASA program

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:18
Government oversight officials issued a scathing report about delays in NASA's commercial crew program, warning that Boeing and SpaceX are facing “significant safety and technical challenges” with their spacecraft — which could leave NASA astronauts ...

What is Dark Matter Made Of? These Are the Top Candidates

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:02
In the annals of science, it will go down as a contest for the ages: the race to discover dark matter. This elusive substance has mystified us since the 1930s, when astronomers first realized galaxies needed some kind of invisible gravitational glue to hold them ...

Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 19:00
A new wet suit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites. The study published in PLOS ONE tested two types of protective ...

How the flight of Apollo 12 created a great artist

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:33
The flight of Apollo 12, the second expedition to the lunar surface, is not as well known as the first mission to the moon, Apollo 11, or Apollo 13, the moon mission that almost didn't make it home. But it did create one of the great artists of the space age.

Here's What Happens When a Solar Storm Slams Into the Earth

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:23
A team of scientists from the University of Helsinki used data collected by the European Space Agency's Cluster mission — an investigation into the Earth's magnetic field using a constellation of four spacecraft — to map out the “eerie song” that the Earth sings ...

NHS to pay tax bills to get doctors back to work

Health News BBC - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:11
The row over pensions has led to doctors refusing to do overtime because they were being landed with hefty tax bills.

First global geologic map of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, completed

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:09
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains. Planetary geologist David Williams of Arizona State University's School of Earth ...

Orion Molecular Cloud in Infrared –“A Vast Star-Creation Region”

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:07
... ‌. Capable of producing tens of thousands of Suns –At 1350 light years away in the interstellar medium (ISM), Orion A is the nearest mega star factory. Along with its sibling, Orion B, the cloud makes up the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, a vast star-forming ...

Coroner urges first aid training for chiropractors

Health News BBC - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:51
A coroner has made recommendations for chiropractors after a man's neck broke during treatment.

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