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Three-toed dinosaurs from the Early Jurassic period moved like guineafowls, scientists find

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:47
From an analysis of fossilised footprints researchers believe theropods moved in a similar way to the bird. By Telegraph Reporters 1 July 2020 • 1:47am. Graphic of the motion of a guineafowl foot simulated using an x-ray machine Credit: PA. Dinosaurs that ...

Artificial intelligence helping NASA design the new Artemis moon suit

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:41
Last fall, NASA unveiled the new suits that Artemis astronauts will wear when they take humanity's first steps on the lunar surface for the first time since way back in 1972. The look of the A7LB pressure suit variants that accompanied those earlier astronauts to ...

Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:16
Date: June 29, 2020; Source: Society for Neuroscience; Summary: Gym-goers may get frustrated when they don't see results from weightlifting right away, but their efforts are not in vain: the first few weeks of training strengthen the nervous system, not muscles ...

Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 01:10
The NHS ombudsman asks government to listen to patient complaints in order to learn from mistakes.

Coronavirus: Frailty 'indicator' to survival

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:41
Researchers say it is as important as age or other health issues in determining if someone may die.

New robot technology to fight Covid care isolation

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:32
New solutions to the Covid-19 crisis in the care sector are being sought by a laboratory that is opening at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Its creators are confident it is the world's first laboratory studying assisted living that researchers can use remotely.

Coronanvirus: Snacking and family meals increase in lockdown

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:11
Young people's eating habits have meant more snacks but also more shared meals, say researchers.

Period poverty: Rise in free sanitary products needed in lockdown

Health News BBC - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:07
Women unable to buy sanitary products have used newspaper or pillow cases instead, one charity says.

'Couch to 5k' app downloads soar by nearly a million as nation attempts to shed lockdown weight

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:03
Downloads of the 'Couch to 5k' fitness app have soared by nearly a million as the nation attempts to shed weight gained in lockdown. The Public Health England app is designed for beginners and encourages them to incrementally increase the amount they ...

Advocates worry that homeless man positive for COVID-19 not quarantined

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:02
Following news late last week that a homeless person tested positive for COVID-19, Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management is taking steps to activate a medical shelter/quarantine center at the Doling school building. But since the shelter ...

New mathematical idea reins in AI bias towards making unethical and costly commercial choices

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:00
Researchers from the University of Warwick, Imperial College London, EPFL (Lausanne) and Sciteb Ltd have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems' biases towards making unethical, ...

Amber fossils unlock true color of 99-million-year-old insects

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:00
Nature is full of colors, from the radiant shine of a peacock's feathers or the bright warning coloration of toxic frogs to the pearl-white camouflage of polar bears. Usually, fine structural detail necessary for the conservation of color is rarely preserved in the fossil ...

NASA taps Joel Montalbano as manager of International Space Station program

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 23:58
Joel Montalbano is officially the new manager of NASA's International Space Station Program, the agency announced Tuesday. Montalbano was appointed acting program manager after Kirk Shireman retired last week, but NASA's head of human spaceflight ...

New Zealand 'monster penguins' had Northern Hemisphere doppelgangers, researchers say

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 23:41
Monster penguins that lived in New Zealand 62 million years ago had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada, according to a new study. For the study published Monday in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, scientists ...

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 29 June, 2020 - Preparing for Wednesday Spacewalk

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 23:02
NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken will start their second spacewalk together on July 1. The duo will continue upgrading power systems on the International Space Station. The veteran spacewalkers wrapped up a spacewalk on Friday after six ...

Climate crisis: 150 years of industrialisation has undone 6000 years of global cooling, study shows

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:47
In little more than 150 years, humans have reversed a 6,000-year pattern of global cooling, a major study into historic temperatures has found. A team of researchers reconstructed the global average temperature over the Holocene Epoch - the 12,000 years of ...

NASA delays launch of its next Mars rover as time runs out for takeoff

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:43
NASA is pushing back the launch of it next Mars rover, called Perseverance, by a week, due to a problem with the rocket that's supposed to send the spacecraft to the Red Planet. The rover is now slated to launch no earlier than July 30th out of Cape ...

'Threat memory' from close-up fears may last longer

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:39
The way your brain handles the fear of a close-up threat may make it more likely that you'll have some long-term stress from the experience, according to new research using virtual reality. Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending on how ...

SpaceX vaults GPS satellite from Cape Canaveral, sticks drone ship landing

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:36
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted off its pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday, its brand new booster responsible for pushing a Global Positioning System satellite toward a final destination thousands of miles above Earth. The 4:10 p.m. liftoff from ...

Firefly Aerospace uses rocket engine to light birthday candles in epic cake video

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:34
Let's light that candle! The folks at Firefly Aerospace took a brief break from rocket development recently to fire up an engine in honor of co-founder Max Polyakov, who turned 43 years old Tuesday (June 30). The Reaver rocket engine, in true celebratory form, ...


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