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Hungriest of black holes among the most massive in the universe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:22
ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2020 09:52 IST. Canberra [Australia], July 1 (ANI): We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to new research led by the Australian National University ...

NASA, University Hospitals Join Forces to Develop PPE and Technologies in Response to COVID-19

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:14
NASA's Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerospace applications and for safeguarding the health of ...

WATCH: NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Delivers New Insights Into Ultrahot World

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:08
ABOVE VIDEO: Measurements from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have enabled astronomers to greatly improve their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets known. (NASA) – Measurements ...

Scientists investigate how Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32000 years

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:08
Scientists are investigating how an Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32,000 years. The silene stenophylla, a plant with white flowers native to Siberia, was revived from 32,000-year-old seeds by Russian scientists. They were found covered in ice 124ft ...

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Happen Over The Weekend; Here's How To Watch It

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:57
Persons of all ages will see the event - no telescope is required - but it is important to know how long to look up. Who needs fireworks on the Fourth of July when we have a lunar eclipse? A penumbral lunar eclipse in several parts of the world will happen on ...

Video Shows What Would Happen If Jupiter Swallows Earth [WATCH]

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:43
A video recently posted on YouTube explored a scenario involving a direct collision between Earth and Jupiter. It described how Earth would be destroyed as it gets devoured by the gas giant. The video was made and posted by the YouTube channel What If, ...

How Did Seabirds Develop the Ability to Cruise Through Air and Water? New Insights Revealed

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:41
Seabirds are a type of bird that makes it's living primarily from the ocean, beyond the seashore or surf zone. They are beautifully adapted for life in the ocean. Generally, seabirds have dense, waterproof feathers and fat layers that serve as a desalinization ...

SpaceX Launches Improved GPS Satellite for US Space Force

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:23
SpaceX has successfully started its 11th-year mission by loading a next-generation GPS Block III into space for the US Space Force. On June 30, a shiny white Falcon 9 rocket hit the skies, launching from the Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral Air ...

NASA will Invest $51 Million in Over 300 Small Businesses Involved in Technological Innovations

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:14
NASA has launched this year's Phase I of their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The agency will be investing almost $51 million in 312 small businesses nationwide. The SBIR and STTR ...

Coronavirus: Data needed quicker to target local outbreaks, say doctors

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:03
The call from doctors follows a lockdown in Leicester, amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 04:01
There might be much in common between humans and monkeys then what we already know. A study has revealed that there are similarities in the ways of thinking. The study published in the journal Science Advances was conducted by researchers from UC ...

Comet NEOWISE Rapidly Brightens As It Approaches The Sun

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 03:53
NASA's solar satellite detected the sudden increase in the brightness of a comet that's currently moving toward the Sun. Scientists believe that the comet will become visible to the human eye within the next couple of days. The comet has been identified as ...

Don't Miss This Weekend's Buck Moon And The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 03:18
The full Buck Moon will rise this coming weekend, along with a penumbral lunar eclipse. It may not be the most visible lunar eclipse but, it will still be a celestial event worth watching on the Fourth of July. This weekend, sky watchers in the Americas, parts of ...

New Zealand's ancient monster penguins had northern hemisphere doppelgangers

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 03:00
New Zealand's monster penguins, which lived 62 million years ago, had doppelgangers in Japan, the U.S. and Canada, a study published today in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research has found. Scientists have identified striking ...

UC Berkeley Scientists Using Saliva to Test for Coronavirus

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:53
The test is still in its experimental phase, but is getting attention as a less-invasive way to test for COVID-19. By Melissa Colorado • Published 41 mins ago • Updated 41 mins ago. Pause. 1:55. UC Berkeley Scientists Using Saliva to Test for Coronavirus.

Mr. Driller Drill Land Review - Digging Up A Classic

Game Spot Reviews - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:41

In the late '90s and early aughts, a little fellow named Mr. Driller burrowed his way into the hearts of puzzle game fans worldwide. The years that followed saw several Mr. Driller releases across multiple platforms, but after a while, Namco seemed content to entomb the series and focus on other things. Now, a little over a decade later, Bandai-Namco has decided to unearth one of the most beloved Mr. Driller games, the formerly Japan-and-Europe-exclusive Mr. Driller Drill Land, to release on Switch and PC for a new generation of fans to enjoy.

Mr. Driller Drill Land focuses on the titular Mr. Driller, aka Susumu Hori, and his extended gang of excavator friends and family (including his dad Taizo, who you might remember from Dig Dug). They're off to visit a new underground amusement park called Drill Land, filled with attractions that very coincidentally are based around the colored-block-drilling gameplay that defines the Mr. Driller series--with some notable twists. Challenges, cards, and plenty of collectibles abound in Drill Land, and you'll have to see if you have the chops to conquer each of the park's different attractions for high scores and goodies. (And you might just save the world, too.)

The core Mr. Driller gameplay is a neat twist on the "falling colored blocks" idea. You control Susumu (or one of his companions), using your drill to break up colored blocks and dig deeper and deeper into the earth. As you destroy blocks and work your way into the earth, you'll free up other blocks, which will fall and join up with (and also break) others of the same color. Your goal is to reach a certain depth, but that's easier said than done--you have a limited air supply that acts as a timer, and some poor drilling choices could lead to your driller getting smooshed under a landslide. This makes the game a tense, careful balancing act--while air pickups are frequently available, being too hasty with your drilling decisions when oxygen is limited could lead to disaster. It might sound intimidating, but it's much easier to understand once you play a few sessions and see for yourself how loose blocks fall, combine, and break. After you grasp the basics, you'll grow into a groove and skillfully obtain pickups, create chains to eliminate lots of blocks at once, and find safe spots among a cascade of falling earth.

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Digital Exclusive: July offers much to see at night in the sky

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:15
(WBRE/WYOU) — The month of July will bring an active sky! Starting on the night of July 4th, if you look closely at the full moon it will appear as darker shade than usual. This is called a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. Starting July 14th, Jupiter will be in opposition, ...

It might just be possible to see a light flash too when black holes merge

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:07
Black hole merger events are some of the most energetic, fearsomely energetic events in all the cosmos. When black holes merge, they're entirely invisible, the only evidence of the cataclysm some faint whisper of gravitational waves. Until now. LIGO, the ...

Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 02:01
Date: June 30, 2020; Source: American Institute of Physics; Summary: Spider silk is useful for a variety of biomedical applications: It exhibits mechanical properties superior to synthetic fibers for tissue engineering, and it is not toxic or harmful to living cells.

Astronomers Locate Solar System's Center, And It's Not The Sun

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:51
A group of astronomers was able to identify the center of the Solar System by monitoring the emissions of pulsars. Contrary to popular belief, the center of the system is not exactly the Sun. A pulsar is a highly magnetized dead star that rotates rapidly.

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