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World's Tiniest Engine Created

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:10
A team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the Universität Mainz has developed the world's smallest engine. The nanoscale heat engine. Image credit: John Goold, Trinity College Dublin. The nanoscale engine — a trapped 40Ca+ ion — is ...

NASA wants to launch a spacecraft from Vandenberg and smash it into an asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:45
If an asteroid comes hurtling toward Earth, Vandenberg Air Force Base might be the planet's first line of defense. NASA is currently developing a way to divert asteroids on a collision course toward the planet, preventing a cataclysmic event that could ...

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:41
The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed CRISPR for a completely different purpose: creating ...

A Cosmic Rarity Found in Antarctic Snow

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:40
The isotope iron-60, produced when a star explodes, is hidden in some of Earth's most isolated places. Marina Koren. 7:00 AM ET. Satellite image of Antarctic ice from 2011NASA. The snow arrived at the laboratory in Munich inside Styrofoam boxes. It came ...

Researchers produce first-ever videos of chemical synthesis at atomic resolution

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:35
Electron microscope images of the test sample at different magnifications. Credit: (c) 2019 Nakamura et al. For the first time, researchers have managed to view previously inaccessible details of certain chemical processes. They have shown there are ...

Manta rays form social bonds with each other

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:35
Manta rays form social relationships and actively choose their social partners, a new study has revealed. Research published today by scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation, Macquarie University and the University of Papua is the first to describe ...

Japanese Company ispace Now Targeting 2021 Moon Landing for 1st Mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:16
A Japanese company that aims to help humanity settle the moon has adjusted the timeline of its first two missions. Tokyo-based ispace had been planning to launch a demonstration mission to lunar orbit in 2020, followed by a moon landing with rover ...

Asteroid Ryugu May Be Rubble of Two Space Rocks Smashed Together

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:16
A robot deployed on one of the darkest asteroids in the solar system may now shed light on the origins of some of the oldest, rarest meteorites, a new study finds. These findings suggest that this asteroid formed during a collision of two very different space ...

In a quantum future, which starship destroys the other?

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:06
Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition - the peculiar circumstance in which particles seem to be in two or more places or states at once. Now, an international group of physicists led by Stevens Institute of ...

'Game-Changer' for Cosmic Research: NASA Chief Touts Nuclear Powered Spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 12:05
Earlier this month, NASA's Future In-Space Operations working group said that its portable nuclear powered reactor will be ready to fly to Mars by 2022. Speaking at a National Space Council (NSC) meeting on Tuesday, National Aeronautics and Space ...

'A small bite changed my whole world'

Health News BBC - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:42
Yen says she was "living her best life" until a small bite turned her world upside down.

Disruptive storms on Jupiter changing the planet's white zones, colorful belts

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:39
Storm clouds on Jupiter are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, disrupting their flow and even changing their color, found a team of astronomers from University of California, Berkeley. Jupiter, with its Great Red Spot and colorful, layer ...

'Dust' from a star that exploded millions of years ago has been found in Antarctic snow

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 11:19
Stardust found in freshly melted snow from Antarctica by Australian scientists contains a large amount of a rare isotope not found on Earth. Experts say that there is no chance that the iron-60 isotope was made by humans, suggesting instead that it was ...

Test launches of Boeing's Starliner for ISS mission delayed again

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:00
The launch of US aerospace corporation Boeing-developed unmanned spacecraft Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) was postponed to October 6 from September 17, and the test launch of manned Starliner was rescheduled to December 30 ...

Shanghai Tower Sized Asteroid Approaches Earth After 19 Years

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 09:55
The flying Shanghai Tower is all set to zoom past the Earth on September 14! The asteroid named '467317 (2000 QW7)' is taller as the world's second-tallest structure, the Shanghai Tower. And it is approaching Earth at over 23,000 kmph. However, scientists ...

MIT and Harvard use CRISPR to "edit" DNA gels for diagnostic devices

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 08:27
CRISPR is a powerful gene-editing tool that's showing real promise in treating diseases like HIV, cancer, diabetes and a host of others. Now, new research from MIT and Harvard is showing how versatile this tool is, putting CRISPR's genetic scissors to work in ...

Signs of space? Scientists received radio bursts from the cosmos

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 07:31
Signals from another galaxy? It is not yet known with certainty what are these radio bursts that Canadian astronomers detected, but what is known is that they are extremely rare space phenomena. 2007 was the year in which a series of rapid bursts of radio ...

Mysterious skeletons of Skeleton lake belong to genetically highly distinct groups

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 06:49
Situated at over 5,000 meters above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains, Roopkund Lake is home to the dissipated skeletal remains of several hundred people of unknown origin. The lake has long puzzled scientists thinking about who these individuals ...

Researchers develop artificial colour-changing skin

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:50
Researchers have developed artificial chameleon skin that changes its colour when exposed to light. The material, developed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, is made up of tiny particles of gold-coated in a polymer shell, and then squeezed ...

Rocket delivers satellite for US Air Force

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 08/23/2019 - 05:28
Washington, Aug 23 Private aerospace company United Launch Alliance''s (ULA) Delta IV Medium rocket launched from eastern Florida on its final mission, carrying a GPS satellite for the US Air Force as its payload. The veteran rocket lifted off from Cape ...

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