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Lair of giant predator worms from 20 million years ago found

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:14
The worm is possibly related to the modern bobbit worm (Eunice aphroditois). The creatures can reach several meters in length and famously ambush their pray. If you happened to be traversing ...

ISS study highlights new dazzling phenomena seen above thunderstorms

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:00
The European Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) observatory onboard the International Space Station (ISS) is tasked with observing the phenomena linked to thunderstorms — strange, poorly understood features like elves, sprites, and blue jets.

Western Slope Skies - Geology of the Moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 15:00
Step outside on a clear night this week and gaze upward. You'll see a bright gibbous Moon – or a full Moon on January 28. Listen. Listening... 0:00. /. 3:08. Episode aired Friday, Jan. 22nd and Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 2021. The Moon is our neighbor in space ...

Tracking cancer metastasis with CRISPR opens new areas for drug development

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:58
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco used the CRISPR gene editing tool to map out a detailed family tree that revealed the dynamics behind the ...

Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:46
But the proportion of cases apparently caused by the new variant appear to be rising in most of the UK.

Single atoms as a catalyst

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:39
Metals such as gold or platinum are often used as catalysts. In the catalytic converters of vehicles, for example, platinum nanoparticles convert poisonous carbon monoxide into non-toxic CO2. Because platinum and ...

N95 masks: How to stay safe with a new coronavirus variant on the loose

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:32
As professors who study fluid dynamicsand aerosols, we investigate how airborne particles carrying viruses spread. There is still a lot that scientists and doctors don't know about the coronavirus and its mutations, but there are some clear strategies people can ...

Hubble's half-dozen cosmic train wrecks

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:29
Galaxies are huge. So big, in fact, that they sometimes crowd together a bit, and when that happens they can pass closely, scrape each other, or even suffer a full-on collision ...

Another Death in the Family Hitman 3 Trophy

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:26
Hitman 3 Another Death in the Family is an assassination challenge that you can complete in the Dartmoor mission, and it requires you to basically (spoilers) help Emma to kill Alexa. There are several ways to approach Another Death in the family; ...

'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred

Health News BBC - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:26
Around one in 10 patients admitted to intensive care is now being sent to a different hospital.

'Kinetic Touchless' tech replicates button presses without contact

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:22
Forward-looking: The pandemic has made people more hygiene-aware, especially as Covid-19 can survive on surfaces for several hours. Some objects are touched by numerous people every day, such as elevator buttons, and not everyone remembers to ...

Juno Spacecraft May Extend Jupiter Mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:01
NASA mission planners are weighing the possibility of a new Jupiter mission to further explore the atmosphere of the solar system's largest planet, its moons, and the little-studied rings of Jupiter, as Space News reports. If the four-year mission is approved, ...

Bringing atoms to a standstill

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:18
(Nanowerk News) It's cool to be small. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have miniaturized the optical components required to cool atoms down to a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero, the first step in ...

Record-breaking laser link could provide test of Einstein's theory

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 13:18
Scientists from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere. In a study published today in the ...

Don't Let the Strain Take the Train

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:46
German Chancellor Angela Merkel labeled it the British virus. In the U.K., it's called the Kent variant. Perhaps in the English county where a new coronavirus strain began to spread, the citizens of Royal Tunbridge Wells refer to the Canterbury, Margate or Dover ...

Iodine thruster could help clear space junk

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:29
A commercial nanosat called SpaceTy Beihangkongshi-1 – launched November 2020 – has successfully used an iodine thruster to change its orbit around Earth. This new thruster might help clear space junk by steering small satellites, at the end of their ...

Moon mission faces new uncertainty in Biden era

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:04
— Propulsion company Phase Four's satellite thrusters will launch to space this morning on a SpaceX mission. — 2020 was a record-setting year for space, but 2021 is shaping up to be ...

Glaciers on Mars reveal the Red Planet went through multiple ice ages

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:00
Glaciers that have remained on the surface of Mars for hundreds of million years are revealing secrets of the planet's unique geological past. By analysing the patterns and structures of rocks in 45 of the Red Planet's glaciers, researchers at Colgate University, ...

NASA Shares Beautiful Images Of Jupiter's Northern And Southern Auroras

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:16
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared images that show Jupiter's northern and southern auroras - stunning light shows in a planet's atmosphere. The images were shared on NASA Hubble official Instagram page.

Paralysed mice walk again after just two WEEKS of new gene therapy that repairs spinal cord – giving hope for millions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:16
German scientists have demonstrated how they were able to repair the damaged spinal cords of mice by injecting something called a designer protein. Scientists genetically-engineered a protein that helped the mice repair their ...

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