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New technology to save the Great Barrier Reef

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 07:04
The Great Barrier Reef, revered worldwide for its exquisite beauty and unique, biologically diverse marine ecosystem, faces many significant challenges that threaten its very existence. It is facing warmer water temperatures and poor water quality from ...

Japan to recruit astronauts in first intake for 13 years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 06:35
Japan will recruit a group of potential astronauts in 2021 with an eye on sending them to outer space as part of a U.S.-led lunar exploration project, the first time the nation has conducted an intake since 2008, the science minister said Friday. Minister Koichi ...

Astronaut from Pennsylvania casts ballot from space

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 05:45
When U.S. astronaut Andrew Morgan began his mission to the International Space Station last year, he knew he would miss plenty of things back on Earth - including his home state of Pennsylvania's off-year elections. Luckily for Morgan, he was able to send ...

The ozone hole over Antarctica in 2020 has become much deeper and wider

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 05:24
The hole in the ozone layer in Antarctica has expanded to its largest recorded size in recent years. In 2019, scientists revealed that the Antarctic ozone hole had killed it. The shortest annual peak since tracking began 1982, but the 2020 update on this ...

Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 05:08
Astrobotic systems engineer Ander Solorzano stands beside a test model of the company's Peregrine lunar lander currently in development. It's set to be the first American lander on the Moon since the Apollo missions. Photo: Astrobotic. The space robotics ...

Study reveals bat-winged dinosaurs had short-lived gliding abilities

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 03:08
Research Assistant Professor Dr Michael PITTMAN (Vertebrate Palaeontology Laboratory, Division of Earth and Planetary Science & Department of Earth Sciences) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), recently showed that powered flight potential evolved ...

The real reason behind the Permian-Triassic extinction is finally out. Read to find out about it.

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 03:05
Mass extinction is a type of biotic crisis, and earth has witnessed some of them over the passing years. Mass extinction relates to the end of a species or many species changing the course of evolution. Also, death refers to massive incidents which can create ...

Halloween 2020: How to See Uranus, Moon, and Mars Converging in Opposition From The Skies Even Without a ...

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:58
October 2020 is a month filled with several cosmic entities showing up in the skies for humans to see, but Uranus, Mars, and the Full Moon will attempt a buzzer beater and last-minute appearance to the Earth all on Halloween night. Dress up and go ...

Study finds connections to language areas of the brain — ScienceDaily

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:22
Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the ...

2020 Antarctic ozone hole 'one of the largest and deepest in recent years'

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 02:02
The scale on the right shows Dobson units, a measurement of the amount of ozone in the atmosphere. The open area over most of Antarctica indicates the size of the 2020 ozone hole. DLR Earth Observation Center. The ozone layer is necessary to helping ...

Diamonds Are a Quantum Scientist's Best Friend: Discovery May Revolutionize the High-Tech Industry

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 01:24
Professor Somnath Bhattacharyya next to the vapor deposition chamber that is used to produce diamonds in the lab. Credit: Wits University. The discovery of triplet spin superconductivity in diamonds has the potential to revolutionize the high-tech industry.

Covid: US gives full approval for antiviral remdesivir drug

Health News BBC - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:47
The drug will be given to patients in hospitals, but the UN health agency says it has little effect.

Hundreds get COVID-19 testing in Adams county

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:45
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Three hundred fifty people got a free COVID-19 test Thursday thanks to the Adams County Health Department. During the first two hours of testing, there were at least 100 cars with people from across the area who had driven to Quincy ...

Bat-winged dinosaurs that could glide

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:31
Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived, according to a new study led by an international team of researchers, including McGill University ...

A wearable sensor to help ALS patients communicate

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:24
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suffer from a gradual decline in their ability to control their muscles. As a result, they often lose the ability to speak, making it difficult to communicate with others. A team of MIT researchers ...

'Nose Dive' Review: Olfactory Bliss

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:20
Human beings have a better sense of smell than you might expect. Sure, we're no bloodhounds, but a scientific study from 2014 estimated that the human nose could distinguish, in theory, up to a trillion different odors. The only problem is, it's very hard to ...

New images show NASA spacecraft's historic landing and sample collection on asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:14
New images taken by the OSIRIS-REx mission show the historic first touchdown of a NASA spacecraft on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft collected a sample that will be returned to Earth in 2023. In the images, which were stitched together to ...

Covid: Sewage sites to test for traces of virus

Health News BBC - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:07
The aim is to create an early warning system to detect local outbreaks before they spread.

Advancements in AR and VR with New Wrist Camera

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 10/23/2020 - 00:06
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have advanced one step further with the creation of a new wrist-worn device for 3D hand pose estimation. The device was created by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), along with teams ...

Covid: Why is coronavirus so deadly?

Health News BBC - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 23:58
Why does the biology of coronavirus mean it poses such a threat to human life?


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