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Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Carrying Humanoid Robot Aborts Docking at Space Station

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 07:34
An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft was forced to abort an attempted docking at the International Space Station early Saturday (Aug. 24) due to rendezvous system malfunction. The Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, which is carrying supplies and a humanoid ...

Astronomers Excited Over Prospect of Black Hole Feasting on a Neutron Star

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 07:17
Having confirmed the gravitational signature of such a cataclysmic event, the next task for astrophysicists is to track the electromagnetic trails that could lead them to the duo. . Prakash Chandra · The Sciences. 3 hours ago. Astronomers spend most of their ...

Do we need a backup planet to survive?

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:43
New Delhi, August 24. Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars. And it is not ...

Do we need a backup planet to survive?

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:16
New Delhi, Aug 24 Billionaire entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are at the forefront of a new age commercial space exploration programmes and actually working towards building a base station on Moon and ultimately colonising Mars. And it is not just ...

New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 04:55
WASHINGTON: Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its composition, insights that are expected to help scientists understand the formation of our solar system. The German-French ...

Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in atmosphere from the Amazon ...

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 03:42
Technology aboard NASA satellite Aqua captured images of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere associated with wildfires burning through the Amazon rainforest for the past few weeks. NASA collected new data from their Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ...

A Japanese ship destroyed part of an asteroid and then landed on it is amazing!

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:50
In a new attempt by the human race to unravel the mysteries surrounding the Earth, Japan successfully completed a risky mission. To learn more about the composition of the asteroids, the Asian country “attacked” one of them to take the pieces that came off it.

According to NASA, this is how aliens could see planet Earth

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:49
The estimated intelligence of aliens has already been calculated by NASA astrophysicists. The conclusions summarize most likely: they have technology far superior to ours, and if we could see ourselves from their own perspective, we would hardly pass the ...

How microbes generate and use their energy to grow

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:41
Date: August 23, 2019; Source: Technical University of Denmark; Summary: Researchers have shed light on how bacteria and baker's yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells' energy use is essential for industrial biotech processes.

Self-rolling sensors take heart cell readings in 3D

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:36
Date: August 23, 2019; Source: College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Summary: A new organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform uses self-rolling biosensor arrays to coil up and measure the electrophysiology of heart cells in 3D. Share:.

Strong memories are encoded by teams of neurons working together in synchrony

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:20
Date: August 23, 2019; Source: California Institute of Technology; Summary: Researchers have identified the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over time. Share: FULL STORY ...

A NASA Astronaut's Divorce Has Sparked Claims of a Crime in Space: Report

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:05
The closely guarded private life of a NASA astronaut burst into spotlight in a New York Times report Friday (Aug. 24) on a messy divorce battle involving American astronaut Anne McClain that has apparently led to claims of identity theft against the spaceflyer.

Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:03
Date: August 23, 2019; Source: University of California - Irvine; Summary: A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether ...

Jurassic Park and the dinosaur explosion, or why your kids know more about dinos than you

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:00
Wanna feel dumb? Try reading a book about dinosaurs with a kid. This happened to me. My three-year-old, Finn, is going through a bit of a dinosaur phase. Our apartment looks more like a deleted scene from Jurassic Park than a photo shoot for Vogue Living ...

End of the world: Why scientist declared sixth 'mass extinction' has BEGUN – 'Too late!'

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 00:18
An extinction or biotic crisis is a widespread and rapid decrease in the biodiversity on Earth. Such an event is identified by a sharp change in the abundance of multicellular organisms. Most biologists agree there have been five mass extinction events in ...

Even worse coral bleaching expected

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:56
KAILUA-KONA — Coral bleaching is already occurring in West Hawaii waters, and things are likely to get worse as Hawaii's reefs enter a major bleaching event within the next two months — if not sooner. Warm ocean temperatures are the major contributing ...

Wisconsin oaks at risk due to potential for disease in rhododendrons, azaleas

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:22
(WFRV) — If you bought rhododendrons or azaleas this spring and summer, state plant health officials warn to be on the lookout for signs of a disease that could spread to oaks and kill them. Plant health staff with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and ...

Hawaii scientists fear major coral bleaching as warm ocean temps persist

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 23:12
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii's coral reefs appear to be entering a major bleaching event, according to new data from the NOAA Coral Reef Watch program. Officials said warm ocean temperatures are the major culprit, and the bleaching ...

What's Mars Solar Conjunction, and Why Does It Matter?

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:51
The daily chatter between antennas here on Earth and those on NASA spacecraft at Mars is about to get much quieter for a few weeks. That's because Mars and Earth will be on opposite sides of the Sun, a period known as Mars solar conjunction. The Sun ...

New study: Migrating mule deer don't need directions

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 22:37
How do big-game animals know where to migrate across hundreds of miles of vast Wyoming landscapes year after year? Among scientists, there are two camps of thought. First is that animals use local cues within their vicinity to determine where to migrate.