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Tyrannosaurs may have hunted in packs like wolves, new research shows

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:42
The Rainbows and Unicorns Quarry site was discovered in 2014 by BLM paleontologist Dr. Alan Titus. The BLM said it is the first tyrannosaur mass death site found in the southern United States. Titus said the ...

Boeing Starliner spacecraft test flight shifts to late summer

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:38
NASA is targeting August or September to redo Boeing spacecraft's uncrewed flight to the International Space Station unless an earlier launch opportunity arises. In an update Monday, Boeing said the Starliner CST-100 spacecraft would be ready in May but ...

HydroGNSS: Second Scout Satellite Mission Gets the Go-Ahead

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 21:16
This second Scout mission, HydroGNSS, will provide measurements of key hydrological climate variables, including soil moisture, freeze–thaw state over permafrost, inundation and wetlands, and above-ground biomass, using a technique called Global ...

Sustainable chemical synthesis with platinum

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:53
Date: April 19, 2021; Source: University of Tokyo; Summary: Researchers used platinum and aluminum compounds to create a catalyst which enables certain chemical reactions to occur more efficiently than ever before. The catalyst could significantly reduce ...

Boeing now aims for August or September for redo of Starliner test launch to ISS

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:44
The two companies had developed their respective spacecraft to allow NASA to launch its astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program. Between 2011 and the first SpaceX crew test flight in 2020, NASA relied on Russia to ...

Scientists Are Using AI to Try to Talk with Whales

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:28
A team of researchers at Project CETI (the Cetacean Translation Initiative) are launching what they say will be the largest “interspecies communication” project ever. The target species? Sperm whales—marine mammals famous for their giant brains and ...

NASA Chooses SpaceX Starship for Human Lunar Landing

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:13
NASA is going back to the moon with the Space Launch System (SLS) under the Artemis program banner, but the agency still needs a landing system to take astronauts from the Orion capsule down to the lunar surface. After reviewing designs from Dynetics, ...

Gene therapy shows promise in initial trial for patients with childhood blindness

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:12
Date: April 19, 2021; Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Summary: A new gene therapy for one of the most common forms of congenital blindness was safe and improved patients' vision, according to initial data from a clinical trial. Share:.

Solar panels are reaching their limit. These crystals could change that.

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:05
Solar panels made from materials called perovskites could change how we generate electricity, opening the door to flexible and even transparent solar panels. Perovskite Mineral.

Researchers use AI to empower environmental regulators

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 20:04
Monitoring environmental compliance is a particular challenge for governments in poor countries. A new machine learning approach that uses satellite imagery to pinpoint highly polluting brick kilns in Bangladesh could provide a low-cost solution. View video ...

NASA's Mars helicopter Ingenuity successfully completed its historic first flight

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:59
(CNN) The Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its historic flight on Mars and safely landed back on the surface, according to NASA. The first powered, controlled flight on another planet took place at 3:34 a.m. ET. Unlike when the helicopter's ...

Watching the Skies: 1st meteor shower of 2021 peaks this week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:43
This year, the peak of the Lyrids will arrive early in the morning on April 22. There will be a chance to see the meteors from now until around April 25. The moon is currently waxing ...

As NASA and SpaceX prep for Crew-2 launch, spaceflight remains far from routine

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 19:18
The company's next high-profile launch, slated for 6:11 a.m. on April 22, will take four astronauts to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center in a Crew Dragon capsule. The sixth- ...

Look up! Meteor shower and supermoon to end the month

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:49
Nashville, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Thursday, April 22, and Friday April 23, you'll want to keep an eye on the sky between midnight and dawn. If there aren't too many clouds around, you might just catch a few flashes of light in the sky from the Lyrid Meteor ...

Follow these guidelines if you're on the roads on Crew-2 launch day

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:30
As the Space Coast prepares for Thursday's scheduled launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, officials also are preparing for potential traffic tie-ups. There could be 200,000 or more people coming into Brevard County for Thursday's ...

Texas A&M scientists identify new variant of coronavirus called BV-1

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:09
The variant was discovered by researchers at the school's Global Health Research Complex. It's called the BV-1 variant because of its origins in the Brazos Valley, scientists said. The case was identified in a ...

2021 Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week: How to watch the show

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 18:04
The 2012 Lyrid meteor shower as captured by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. NASA. Meteor season is officially back, with the annual Lyrid meteor shower peaking this week. The first three months of most years represent a relative ...

Weather looks good for NASA and SpaceX's Crew-2 launch this week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:44
A well-timed opening in gloomy weather lingering over the Space Coast this week should give NASA and SpaceX teams an opportunity to launch four astronauts from Kennedy Space Center, the Space Force said Monday. Barring any drastic changes, ...

Covid-19: India added to coronavirus ‘red list’ for travel

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:20
It means most travel to the UK from India will be banned from 04:00 BST on Friday, amid Covid concerns.

Tyrannosaurs likely hunted in packs rather than heading out solo, scientists find

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 17:04
Tyrannosaurs probably hunted in packs, scientists announced Monday after analyzing fossils unearthed in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, challenging long-held assumptions that the iconic dinosaurs were solitary predators. The new ...

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