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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 ...

This One Workout Drives 29 Percent More Fat Loss, Says Science

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:05
"Interval training and [moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD)] both reduce body fat percentage," conclude the researchers. "Interval training provided 28.5% greater reductions in total absolute fat mass than MOD.".

Here's Your Guide To The First Full Moon Of 2021

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:04
January's lunar highpoint is kicking off the year with a roar, as the January 2021 full moon rises in the fiery and dramatic sign of Leo, which is symbolized by the mighty lion. Peaking on Jan. 28, this lunation makes some tumultuous planetary connections that ...

Saturn's moon Titan estimated to have a sea at least 1000 feet deep

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 11:03
One of the places that many scientists believe could harbor life in our solar system is on the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Titan has a gaseous atmosphere and scientists believe beneath that atmosphere is a sea of liquid methane known as Kraken ...

Will iceberg twice the size of NYC break off Antarctica this year?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:56
A crack on the Antarctic ice shelf grew dramatically in late 2020 into 2021. Scientists are watching to see if the rapidly accelerating crack will cause the shelf to rip apart before Antarctica's sunlit summer season – going on now – comes to an end. Sharing is ...

Human Settlements Possible Between Mars And Jupiter By 2026, Claims Finnish Scientist

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:41
As per the report by the New York Post, Janhunen has also predicted that millions of people could inhabit the megacity in space within the next 15 years. Janhunen is an astrophysicist at the Finnish Metrological Insitute in ...

Bucknell professor, researcher part of team that discovered new planetary system

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:32
Working with researchers from the Center for Space and Habitability and NCCR PlanetS at the University of Bern in Switzerland, Bucknell physics and astronomy professor Katelyn Allers and postdoctoral researcher Blake Pantoja released a study recently in ...

A Titan Among Beasts: Gigantic Fossil Recovered From Argentina Could Belong to Largest Dinosaur Ever

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:06
In a major breakthrough discovery, palaeontologists have unearthed what we know as the fossil remains of one of the largest dinosaurs to have ever existed on Earth. The study, led by researchers from The Zapala Museum, Museo de La Plata, Museo Egidio ...

Janesville tech company's products could wind up on the moon

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:01
GLW Technologies owner Nick Shepherd discusses some of the features of a bio-inspired terrestrial drone currently in the works at the company's space in the Janesville Innovation Center on Thursday. The company does 3D printing and manufactures highly ...

New Results From Monkeys Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Suggest COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Successful

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 10:00
Rhesus macaques develop promising immune response to SARS-CoV-2; Results suggest lasting immunity after infection. In a promising result for the success of vaccines against COVID-19, rhesus macaque monkeys infected with the human coronavirus ...

What is Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:51
Fluorescence is the process by which a photon is absorbed, and another of slightly lower energy, and therefore longer wavelength, is subsequently emitted. Under normal circumstances, the electrons of a fluorophore (a molecule capable ...

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:10
Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere. The findings were published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Named WASP-62b ...

Scientists Explain the Neurobiology of Thirst

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 09:00
Tokyo Institute of Technology or Tokyo Tech scientists recently provided a deeper understanding of neural thirst control. Their research, which Nature Communications published, specifies that cholecystokinin-medicated water-intake suppression is regulated ...

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