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Image: Bolivian highland heart

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:42
For Valentine's Day, we bring you this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image capturing a beautiful heart-shaped geographical formation in the dramatic landscape of the southern highlands of Bolivia. The highlands are part of the Altiplano, meaning High Plateau, ...

Quantum interference observed in real time: Extreme UV-light spectroscopy technique

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:41
A team headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier and Dr. Lukas Bruder from the Institute of Physics at the University of Freiburg has succeeded in observing in real-time ultrafast quantum interferences—in other words the oscillation patterns—of electrons which ...

NASA rocket launch may be visible in Lancaster County today; here's how to watch

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:29
NASA is launching a rocket to the International Space Station today, and Lancaster County may be able to see its journey. The rocket is launching from Wallops Flight Facility, which is in eastern Virginia, about an hour south of Ocean City, Md. The launch time ...

Enormous PINK manta ray dubbed Inspector Clouseau is spotted off the coast of Australia

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:20
Manta rays are considered to be some of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean and have many traits and studies to guidance this declare. The huge fish belong to a buy recognized as Myliobatiformes which consists of stingrays and other equivalent ...

Betelgeuse's shenanigans just got weirder: Only *part* of it is dimming

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 14:06
What the heck is Betelgeuse doing? The red supergiant star marking the constellation Orion's right shoulder is one of the most famous in the sky (at least one supernatural comedy movie has, I admit, helped); for one thing it's a ruddy color that stands out from ...

NASA selects four possible missions to study the secrets of the solar system

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:56
NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. Although they're not official missions yet and some ultimately may not be chosen to move forward, the selections focus on compelling targets and science ...

Transparent human organs allow 3-D maps at the cellular level

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:53
Condensed light travelling end-to-end in a transparent human brain made visible with SHANEL. Credit: ©Helmholtz Zentrum München / Ertürk lab. For the first time, researchers have managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic ...

Blood and sweat: Wearable medical sensors will get major sensitivity boost

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:52
Biosensors integrated into smartphones, smart watches and other gadgets are about to become a reality. In a paper featured on the cover of the January issue of Sensors, researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology describe a way to ...

Mumps: Why adults might still need the MMR jab

Health News BBC - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:35
The disease is one of three protected by the MMR jab - and the fate of the two are closely linked.

Coronavirus: UK conference attendees warned over case

Health News BBC - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:30
Delegates at the London event were contacted after one attendee was diagnosed with the illness.

ESO Telescope Sees Surface of Dim Betelgeuse

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 13:12
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant but ...

NASA Eyes Possible Missions to Four Planets of the Solar System: Venus, Jupiter, Neptune, Mars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:59
NASA has had the luxury of planning out different missions across the solar system to four planets because of how their external partners like SpaceX, Boeing are shortening the timeline of manufacturing space crafts to make these expeditions possible.

Scottish peatbogs study secures almost £1m funding

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:59
A major new research project is to look at how peatbogs can be better protected against the effects of climate change. Thurso-based Dr Roxane Andersen will lead a team of nine scientists in the five-year study after being awarded £986,000 in funding.

SpaceX plans to launch fifth Starlink batch Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:57
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) — SpaceX plans to launch its fifth batch of Starlink satellites from Florida at 10:47 a.m. EST on Saturday, with a marginally favorable weather forecast. A Falcon 9 rocket is loaded with 60 more Starlink spacecraft to lift off from ...

SpaceX plans to launch fifth Starlink batch Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:54
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- SpaceX plans to launch its fifth batch of Starlink satellites from Florida at 10:47 a.m. EST on Saturday, with a marginally favorable weather forecast. A Falcon 9 rocket is loaded with 60 more Starlink spacecraft to lift off from ...

Giant Iceberg Half the Size of Mumbai Breaks off in Antarctica; Sparks Fears of Sea Level Rise

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:42
Following the hottest January ever recorded on the Earth, Antarctica's largest Pine Island Glacier witnessed another massive calving. An iceberg around 300 square kilometers—roughly half the size of Mumbai—broke off from its edge. The Pine Island Glacier ...

Scientists Identify Genes from 'Ghost Population' of Ancient Humans

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:30
The history of the human family is not as straightforward as you might think. While there's just one species of human alive today, that was not the case at various points in the past. Studying the genetic markers floating around the Homo sapiens DNA pool can ...

Pale Blue Dot at 30: Voyager 1's iconic photo of Earth from space reveals our place in the universe

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:07
The photo shows Earth as it truly is — a lonely outpost of life in an incomprehensibly vast cosmos. Shares. NASA released this updated version of Voyager 1's famous "Pale Blue Dot" image of Earth on Feb. 13, 2020. The original was taken 30 years earlier, ...

NASA's Epic Gamble to Get Martian Dirt Back to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:01
There are two kinds of places in the universe, as far as we know. The part here, on Earth, with all the life. And the rest of the universe: endless, sterile nonlife out to the ends of infinite creation. But right now, there is a mission in the works to bring back dirt from ...

NASA's Mars 2020 rover arrives at Florida launch site for July liftoff

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:01
NASA's newest Mars rover has just left the nest. The Mars 2020 rover, which is scheduled to launch to the Red Planet in July, arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday (Feb. 12), after completing a 2,300-mile (3,700 kilometers) ...

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