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Soap bubbles can split light into otherworldly branching streams

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:02
Shine a beam of light through a soap bubble and it could behave in an unexpected way. The light may split into branches like a tree, creating many narrower beams in a phenomenon that could be used to study the curvature of space-time. This strange ...

An antiviral response beyond immune cells

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
Fibroblast, epithelial and endothelial cells are more than just the scaffold of an organ — it emerges that they communicate with immune cells and are primed to launch organ-specific gene-expression programs for antiviral defence.

New study of naked mole rats' cancer resistance sparks row

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
With a hairless, wrinkly body, a whopping pair of front teeth and tiny eyes, the naked mole rat might seem an unusual creature to fight over, but a row has erupted among scientists over what might be its most unusual feature: a striking resistance to cancer.

Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:01
Start the day hereThe US shatters another Covid record. Hate finds a refuge on a messaging app. Splash Mountain gets the princess treatment. Astronomers glimpse a planetary core 730 light-years away. By Ashley Strickland, CNN. Updated 11:01 AM ET, ...

Hydrated eutectic electrolytes help improve performance of aqueous zinc batteries

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
Zinc (Zn) batteries have attracted increasing attention due to their large volumetric capacity, their Earth-abundance, and environmental friendliness. Zn batteries provide a promising solution to safety hazards and economic challenges facing prevailing Li-ion ...

Quantum fluctuations can jiggle objects on the human scale

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
The universe, as seen through the lens of quantum mechanics, is a noisy, crackling space where particles blink constantly in and out of existence, creating a background of quantum noise whose effects are normally far too subtle to detect in everyday objects.

China eyes July 20-25 launch for Mars rover

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
China's first Mars rover should launch later this month, authorities said Wednesday, as the country races to catch up with the US dominance of space. The Tianwen-1 Mars rover is scheduled to blast off from Hainan island, off China's south coast, between July ...

Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:23
UK industry is the big loser as Europe seeks to expand its Copernicus Earth observation programme. Contracts have been approved to lead the development of six new satellite systems, including one to track carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

Building better electron sources with graphene

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:21
Photocathodes that produce electron beams for electron microscopes and advanced accelerators can be refreshed and rebuilt repeatedly without opening the devices that rely on them, provided the electron emitting materials are deposited on ...

China Focus: Researchers test pig organs in monkeys for animal-human transplant

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:01
XI'AN, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese research team announced it has transplanted organs from a gene-edited pig to three monkeys, setting a new record as one of them has been surviving for 18 days now. The experiment indicates that transplants between ...

Shrimp shells to produce electrodes for large storage batteries

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:59
A project by Spanish researchers and other collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests the use of chitin from shrimp shells to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries. The results of the work have recently been published ...

Astronaut warns there are '1 million asteroids that could hit Earth'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:28
An astronaut has warned there are one million asteroids that could hit Earth. Pablo Nespoli, who works for the European Space Agency (ESA), said it was time to act to prevent one of the objects smashing into our planet. He made the ominous warning during ...

NASA will fund six more Artemis missions as it plans return to the moon

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:06
NASA has started preparing for the possibility of launching six more Artemis missions on top of the three it has already confirmed. The space agency has revealed that it has agreed to “provide initial funding and authorization to Northrop Grumman to order ...

Astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside their space station today. Watch it live!

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:03
Two NASA astronauts are venturing outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk today (July 1) to finish replacing old batteries on the station's solar arrays. Expedition 63 Cmdr. Chris Cassidy and Demo-2 astronaut Bob Behnken, who arrived at the ...

Signals from the Phantom Universe –“Detected in Absolute Stillness of Our Solar System's Center of Gravity”

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:00
... ‌. “Using the pulsars we observe across the Milky Way galaxy, we are trying to be like a spider sitting in stillness in the middle of her web,” says Vanderbilt's Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and former astronomer at NASA's Jet ...

Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:51
A Swedish study found twice as many people had protective T-cells as tested positive for antibodies.

NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:26
(CNN) Early Wednesday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken began a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station's power channels. It is expected to last for seven hours.

Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations Drop 40% Over India During COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:14
Concentrations of sulfur dioxide in polluted areas in India have decreased by around 40% between April 2019 and April 2020. Using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus program, scientists have produced new ...

Spot, the Boston Dynamics robot dog, is now on sale for $ 74500

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:01
Spot, he robot de Boston Dynamics It resembles a dog, it has been one of our favorites in the world of robots because it looks very beautiful and has impressive capabilities, including being able to dance, herd a herd and help doctors diagnose safely to ...

Astronaut warns there are '1 million asteroids that could hit Earth'

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:01
An astronaut has warned there are one million asteroids that could hit Earth. Pablo Nespoli, who works for the European Space Agency (ESA), said it was time to act to prevent one of the objects hitting our planet. He made the ominous warning during ...

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