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Nitrous oxide levels are on the rise

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:39
Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought. Most of us know nitrous oxide (N2O) as ...

How Observing A New Class Of Black Holes Can Help Us Understand The Universe

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 17:07
Getty Images. There's a lot we still don't know about black holes. Since black holes swallow all light, astronomers cannot observe them using traditional telescopes, which rely on light, x-ray, or other forms of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. Only in spring 2019 ...

Saturn's moon Titan is largely covered in organic material, new evidence shows

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:56
(CNN) — Before NASA's Cassini mission ended its study of Saturn in 2017, it also flew by Saturn's moon, Titan. The data provided by the Hyugens probe, which was part of the mission, suggested that Titan was the perfect candidate for further exploration.

Scientist: Astronaut Hibernation Pods “Actually Not so Crazy”

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:53
It's a long way to Mars. At its closest, it's still 55 million kilometers away from the Earth, meaning that depending on how fast you're traveling, it'd still take at least five months. But there might be a way to make the journey less taxing: hibernation, an idea that ...

How A Magnetic Dance Heats The Sun's Atmosphere

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:51
The Sun is the closest star to Earth, and as such, it is also the most studied. It has taught us much about how stars behave, but it still holds a few mysteries. One of these mysteries is just how the Sun's corona gets so very hot. The Sun can be categorized by ...

Neptune's moons are in a 'dance of avoidance,' NASA says

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:12
Neptune may be one of the more mysterious planets in the Solar System, but a new study notes that two of its moons, Naiad and Thalassa, are locked in a "dance of avoidance." The research, which can be read on the arXiv repository, notes that the two ...

Big differences between expert and novice brains reveal a better way to learn

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:11
Even if you're using advanced practice techniques, learning something new can be a struggle. These struggles are beneficial: With each mistake, the brain becomes a finely tuned neural machine. New research suggests that by the time expert status is ...

Leonid shower a dud in 2019, but past years have featured extreme 'meteor storms'

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:10
If you were looking to wish upon a shooting star, the November 2019 Leonids may have left you underwhelmed. With a few sporadic shooting stars each hour expected again Monday night, many are calling this year's display a dud. But that doesn't mean the ...

What could antimatter illuminate about the dark universe of dark matter?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:00
The dark universe might sound like a place swarming with Imperial forces, but this Dark Side is actually the mysterious realm of dark matter that keeps eluding us. It gets even weirder. The secrets of dark matter could possibly be explained by antimatter ...

Saturn's moon Titan is largely covered in organic material, new evidence shows

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:00
By Ashley Strickland, CNN. CNN — Before NASA's Cassini mission ended its study of Saturn in 2017, it also flew by Saturn's moon, Titan. The data provided by the Hyugens probe, which was part of the mission, suggested that Titan was the perfect candidate ...

General election 2019: PM puts corporation tax cuts on hold to help fund NHS

Health News BBC - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:44
Boris Johnson says plans to cut corporation tax to 17% next year are to be put on hold.

Researchers Develop Oxygen Sensor to Monitor Blood Oxygen Levels in Babies

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:31
Image Credit: Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, US, have developed a miniature, wearable wireless oxygen sensor which can effectively monitor blood oxygen levels in babies. The team's ...

Erelzi Safe in AS, Eases Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Real-World Data Show

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:18
Treatment with Erelzi (etanercept) is well-tolerated by people with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and other rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and progressive psoriatic arthritis, an early analysis of a real-world study suggests. The findings ...

Scientists show how perovskite solar cells can capture more electricity

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:14
Date: November 18, 2019; Source: Nanyang Technological University; Summary: Scientists have developed a method to analyze which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. Share: FULL STORY ...

Anomaly-free SpaceX fires up SuperDracos, ISS astros go iFixit in orbit, and Buran turns 31

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:11
Roundup Last week SpaceX proved its Crew Dragon abort engines can work, ISS 'nauts embarked on an EVA to fix their particle physics detector, and Searching for Skylab got a director's cut of sorts.

China now launches more rockets than anyone in the world

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:28
In recent weeks, China's space program has made news by revealing some of its long-term ambitions for spaceflight. These include establishing an Earth-Moon space economic zone by 2050, which, if successful, could allow the country to begin to dictate the ...

Quantum computers learn to mark their own work

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:03
A new test to check if a quantum computer is giving correct answers to questions beyond the scope of traditional computing could help the first quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer to be realized. By creating a protocol that allows a ...

The Sunburst Arc: A quirk of gravity reveals how the infant Universe lit up

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 14:00
It's difficult to describe the immensity of galaxy clusters; they are among the biggest coherent structures in the Universe (what's bigger? Superclusters, which are clusters of clusters!). Imagine a collection of, oh, say, a thousand galaxies the size of the Milky ...

Hibernating astronauts would need smaller spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:55
If a sci-fi spaceship does not come with hyperdrive then it is usually fitted with hibernation capsules instead. In movies from 2001: A Space Odyssey to Event Horizon, Alien to Passengers, fictional astronauts get put into "suspended animation" to cross the ...

SpaceX Successfuly Takes First Steps to Space Transportation

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 11/18/2019 - 13:55
American aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company Space Exploration Technologies, Corp. or more commonly known as SpaceX has successfully accomplished a static-fire test of Crew Dragon -- a space taxi launch system (which the ...

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