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US Naval Research Laboratory 'Connects The Dots' For Quantum Networks

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:54
Washington, DC /PRNewswire/ - Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed a new technique that could enable future advancements in quantum technology. The technique squeezes quantum dots, tiny particles made of thousands ...

SEE IT: Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:25
MOSCOW – A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit ...

The space race: Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the first man on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:15
Humankind first walked on the lunar surface 50 years ago this week, ending the “space race” between the USSR and USA. Here's how we beat the Soviet Union to the moon. Part One: World War II through Gemini (1945-1966)The space race really began in ...

Eating ants could protect against cancer, study finds

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:01
Eating ants and other insects could soon be recommended to protect against cancer, following a groundbreaking new study. A series of experiments by Italian scientists show that the ubiquitous invertebrate - in common with others such as grasshoppers and ...

Made in Space wins NASA contract to 3D-print satellite structures in orbit

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:40
NASA awarded a $73.7 million contract Friday to the California-based startup Made in Space for a 3D-printing demonstration using a free-flying small satellite to additively manufacture solar array beams in space. Made in Space's satellite mission, named ...

LAUNCH UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Set To Launch July 21 From Cape Canaveral

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:38
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch is set to liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday, July 21. Launch window opens at 7:35 p.m. ET. The CRS (Commercial Resupply Mission) 18 will launch the 20th Dragon ...

How a Tiny Spanish Suburb Helped Put Neil Armstrong on the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:01
Carlos González Pintado was going to work for the phone company. At least that was his plan in 1965 when he applied for a job with Madrid-based communications giant Telefónica. But at the last minute, he was told he'd need to go back and finish his ...

Fossil of bone-crushing mammal a 1st in Northwest

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:57
BEND, Ore. (AP) — A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said. Scientists tell the Bend Bulletin in a story on Friday that the 40-million-year-old fossil ...

NASA Mars Photo Shows 'Pig' On Red Planet; Other Creatures Spotted

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:06
The NASA Mars mission is hands-down one of the most exciting projects of the U.S. space agency. Aside from scientific breakthroughs including the possibility that there's alien life who live or could have lived on the Red Planet, Mars mission enthusiasts have ...

Astronomers Spot Alien Moon Forming Around Giant Planet 370 Light Years Away

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 04:03
For the first time, astronomers have come across a possible moon that's currently forming in a distant star system. According to the astronomers, they found traces of a cosmic structure that's similar to the one that formed Jupiter's moons billions of years ago.

NASA thinks 3D-printing spacecraft parts in orbit will help Moon to Mars mission

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 03:08
NASA funded the demonstration of a technique that will 3D-print spacecraft components in space, which the agency believes will help its mission to send astronauts to the Moon and then to Mars. NASA awarded a $73.7 million contract to California-based ...

NASA Asteroid Tracker: 2 Giant NEOs To Zip Past Earth This Week

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:52
NASA has spotted two massive asteroids that will closely approach Earth this week. According to the agency's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), one of the asteroids is a frequent visitor to Earth's vicinity. The first asteroid that will fly past Earth this ...

Space Startups See Big Payouts in New Push to the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:26
This is a heady time for space entrepreneurs. That's because while the race to build rockets for a return to the moon has been the province of industrial and technology giants, there's plenty of room for startups to get involved in other aspects of this massive ...

The Moon Landing Was a 'Moment of Hope and Achievement'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:15
Everyone remembers where they were during historic moments. While some people watched the moon landing 50 years ago from home on black-and-white television sets, others recall following the Apollo 11 landing from faraway places. Wall Street Journal ...

Ebola in DR Congo: Case confirmed in Goma

Health News BBC - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:08
It is the first time Ebola has been diagnosed in Goma, a city of more than a million people.

These aircraft wrecks were rescued from the ice -- and flew again

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:08
(CNN) — In Greek mythology, the phoenix was a bird that, after death, rose from its own ashes, ready to fly again. Elleston Trevor referenced this in his 1964 novel, which was later brought to the film, "The Flight of the Phoenix". It's the story of an air crew that, ...

Partial lunar eclipse to kick off 'moon festival'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:07
As the moon landing anniversary approaches, the Moon, Earth and Sun are lining up for their own party in the sky this week. partial eclipse key points. Key points. There will be a partial lunar eclipse on the morning of July 17; It will be the last visible lunar ...

India's Shooting for the Moon, and the Country Is Pumped

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:06
NEW DELHI — It was 10 a.m. on a muggy Delhi day, and it was time for space class. Like so many other middle schoolers, Veronica Sodhi, a 12-year-old with big dreams, said space class was her favorite subject, but on Friday there was something even more ...

Starfish-like animal can coordinate movement without brain's help: Study

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 02:00
Washington D.C. , July 14 : A computer model shows that a starfish-like animal can coordinate rhythmic motion based on body structure without their brain instructing them to do so. This provides insights useful for physiology and robotics, claim researchers.

500 species of fish can change their sex in response to their environment: Research

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:53
Five hundred species of fish change sex in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues, researchers have found. "I've followed the bluehead wrasse for years because sex change is so quick and is triggered by a visual cue. How sex can reverse so ...

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