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Regaining the lead in space

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:26
ANALYSIS/OPINION: On June 30, just a few minutes shy of 4 p.m., the U.S. Space Force launched its third Global Positioning Satellite Block III (GPS III) satellite into orbit. The launch went unnoticed by the vast majority of Americans, but it was another ...

The hungriest black hole in the universe devours about one sun a day

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:07
Black holes still provide some of the biggest mysteries - and superlatives - in existence. NASA/JPL-Caltech. The fastest-growing black hole known to humans is astonishingly large, and apparently very hangry, according to new research from an international ...

Scientists use a Teflon pipe to make a cheap, simple reactor for silica particle synthesis

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:59
Date: July 1, 2020; Source: ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science; Summary: The synthesis of silica particles, used in bioimaging and drug delivery, could become considerably cheaper and more efficient by adopting a new flow synthesis method ...

NASA Satellite Shows Massive Scale Of Tucson's Bighorn Fire

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:53
TUCSON, AZ — On Monday, a NASA satellite trained its instruments on the massive Bighorn wildfire near Tucson, which has triggered weeks of evacuation orders since it was ignited by a lightning strike on June 5. The resulting image, captured by NASA's ...

Researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:18
In a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology, researchers from the University of Montana's Flathead Lake Biological Station may have unlocked a mystery surrounding unique aquatic insects in the Flathead watershed. "There's a surprising ...

Higher concentration of metal in Moon's craters provides new insights to its origin

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:12
Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet's axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate. However, there has been considerable debate over how the Moon was formed. The popular hypothesis ...

Researchers investigate the influence of insect and microalgae feeds on meat quality

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:11
Worldwide there is a growing demand for animal products for human nutrition, despite vegan and vegetarian diets becoming more popular in Western countries. Changing diets necessitate a substantial amount of protein as an input for animal production.

Giant whale sharks have teeth on their eyeballs

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:54
Japanese researchers discovered that the whale shark has "tiny teeth"—dermal denticles—protecting its eyes from abrasion. They also found the shark is able to retract its eyeball into the eye socket. Their research confirms that this giant fish relies on vision ...

Why Earth has a cussed predicament that is cooling

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:53
Earth is relentlessly heating. So or no longer it is recurring that there is a persistent “frigid blob” in the center of the Atlantic Ocean. The frigid blob (aka “warming gap”) is cherish a evident pimple, without scheme back apparent on contemporary NASA floor ...

The Forge: Lemont Quarries — a new outdoor adventure park — opens with unique location for social distancing

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:46
Jeremie Bacon and Chris Gladwin are hoping The Forge: Lemont Quarries will be the diamond of outdoor adventure parks. They're the owners of a new adventure park featuring zip lining, rope climbing, mountain biking and canoeing/kayaking in Lemont.

Spacewalkers complete penultimate set of battery upgrades for space station

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:44
Two NASA astronauts have completed the second-to-last set of battery replacements outside of the International Space Station, advancing a multi-year project to upgrade the power system for the orbiting laboratory. Expedition 63 commander Chris Cassidy ...

Exposed planetary core spotted circling distant star

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:44
Astronomers have spotted the exposed core of a massive alien world, an unprecedented find that could shed considerable light on planet formation, evolution and diversity. The planetary core, called TOI-849b, is unlike anything scientists have seen before, ...

UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies (Study)

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:39
IMAGE: Flathead Lake Biological Station summer intern Grant Marshall collects stonefly specimens from the alluvial aquifer beneath the Nyack floodplain outside Glacier National Park in Montana. view more. Credit: UM photo. FLATHEAD LAKE – In a new ...

San Diego Black Panther on Current Black Lives Matter Protests

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:35
By Beth Accomando / KPBS / June 30, 2020. San Diego Black Panther Party chairman Henry Lee Wallace V looks to the 1960s to provide context for today's protests. If you grew up in the 1960s like I did, then the image of young Black men in black leather ...

Police: Missing Reading teen last seen in New Jersey

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:24
READING, Pa. - Reading police are hoping the public can help them locate a missing teenager who was last reported to be in New Jersey. Neilina Tolentino, who goes by the nickname Nelly, was last seen in Vineland, New Jersey, on June 18, according to ...

A trick to activating "anti-aging" proteins in worms could exist in humans, too

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:07
The keys to extending life are in the details. Tiny tails at the ends of chromosomes called telomeres erode with age but can be lengthened. Deep inside our cells DNA-based clocks slowly tick away and determine our "biological age." New research hones in ...

Saturn's Retrograde Moves From Aquarius Into Capricorn This Week⁠—Here's What To Expect of the Cosmic Clash

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 19:05
We're going through an intense summer of multiple retrogrades, and you're likely feeling the effects. While some planets are back on their rightful track (Venus retrograde ended June 24, so breathe a sigh of relief for your love life), Saturn is still in retrograde, ...

Second spacewalk in a week continues work on space station batteries

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:48
Picking up where they left off last week, two space station astronauts ventured back outside the outpost Wednesday and completed the replacement of aging batteries in one of the lab's eight electrical power channels. A final power circuit will be equipped with ...

Human sized 'penguin dopplegangers' roamed the US and Japan 40 million years ago

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:21
Monster penguins that roamed New Zealand 62 million years ago had dopplegangers thousands of miles away in the northern hemisphere. Paleontologists have long known about the hefty penguins of ancient New Zealand, which fossilised bones found in ...

Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 18:18
Date: July 1, 2020; Source: Brown University; Summary: Using X-ray-based technology, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity. Share: FULL STORY ...

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