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China eyes July 20-25 launch for Mars rover

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:00
China's first Mars rover should launch later this month, authorities said Wednesday, as the country races to catch up with the US dominance of space. The Tianwen-1 Mars rover is scheduled to blast off from Hainan island, off China's south coast, between July ...

Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:23
UK industry is the big loser as Europe seeks to expand its Copernicus Earth observation programme. Contracts have been approved to lead the development of six new satellite systems, including one to track carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

Building better electron sources with graphene

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:21
Photocathodes that produce electron beams for electron microscopes and advanced accelerators can be refreshed and rebuilt repeatedly without opening the devices that rely on them, provided the electron emitting materials are deposited on ...

China Focus: Researchers test pig organs in monkeys for animal-human transplant

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 14:01
XI'AN, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese research team announced it has transplanted organs from a gene-edited pig to three monkeys, setting a new record as one of them has been surviving for 18 days now. The experiment indicates that transplants between ...

Shrimp shells to produce electrodes for large storage batteries

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:59
A project by Spanish researchers and other collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests the use of chitin from shrimp shells to produce electrodes for vanadium flow batteries. The results of the work have recently been published ...

Astronaut warns there are '1 million asteroids that could hit Earth'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:28
An astronaut has warned there are one million asteroids that could hit Earth. Pablo Nespoli, who works for the European Space Agency (ESA), said it was time to act to prevent one of the objects smashing into our planet. He made the ominous warning during ...

NASA will fund six more Artemis missions as it plans return to the moon

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:06
NASA has started preparing for the possibility of launching six more Artemis missions on top of the three it has already confirmed. The space agency has revealed that it has agreed to “provide initial funding and authorization to Northrop Grumman to order ...

Astronauts are taking a spacewalk outside their space station today. Watch it live!

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:03
Two NASA astronauts are venturing outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk today (July 1) to finish replacing old batteries on the station's solar arrays. Expedition 63 Cmdr. Chris Cassidy and Demo-2 astronaut Bob Behnken, who arrived at the ...

Signals from the Phantom Universe –“Detected in Absolute Stillness of Our Solar System's Center of Gravity”

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:00
... ‌. “Using the pulsars we observe across the Milky Way galaxy, we are trying to be like a spider sitting in stillness in the middle of her web,” says Vanderbilt's Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and former astronomer at NASA's Jet ...

NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:26
(CNN) Early Wednesday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken began a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station's power channels. It is expected to last for seven hours.

Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations Drop 40% Over India During COVID-19

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:14
Concentrations of sulfur dioxide in polluted areas in India have decreased by around 40% between April 2019 and April 2020. Using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus program, scientists have produced new ...

Spot, the Boston Dynamics robot dog, is now on sale for $ 74500

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:01
Spot, he robot de Boston Dynamics It resembles a dog, it has been one of our favorites in the world of robots because it looks very beautiful and has impressive capabilities, including being able to dance, herd a herd and help doctors diagnose safely to ...

Astronaut warns there are '1 million asteroids that could hit Earth'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:01
An astronaut has warned there are one million asteroids that could hit Earth. Pablo Nespoli, who works for the European Space Agency (ESA), said it was time to act to prevent one of the objects hitting our planet. He made the ominous warning during ...

Astronomers May Have Glimpsed Light from Merging Black Holes

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:45
More than four billion years ago, a pair of black holes engaged in a dramatic dance. With gas and dust whirling around them, the voids spiraled closer and closer together, orbiting perilously near to a supermassive black hole. Then the two smaller black holes ...

The Pulse pendant might be NASA's innovative solution to reduce COVID-19 transmissions

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:09
To make it even more accessible for those who want it, the project will require a 3D printer, a small motor, wiring, and other materials. By John Diente. July 1, 2020 11:09 BST. By now, the majority of the population are already aware of the dos and don'ts to ...

Exotic never before seen particle discovered at CERN

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:08
The Large Hadron Collider Beauty (LHCb) project has observed an exotic particle made up of four charm quarks for the first time. The LHCb collaboration has observed a type of four-quark particle never seen before. The discovery, presented at a recent ...

Beaver invasion in the Arctic is MELTING ice and 'making global warming worse'

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:06
THEY may be cute and cuddly, but the humble beaver is dragging Earth deeper into the climate crisis, according to research. The furry critters have invaded the Arctic, and their dams are contributing to the rapid loss of permafrost in the region, a study found.

Declining Eyesight? Look at a Red Light! Here's What New Pilot Study Shows

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:56
Declining eyesight possibly be cured by looking at a red light according to a new pilot study. According to CNN's latest report, declining vision is caused by damaged mitochondria in the retina. Also Read: New Monkey Study Shows Weightlifting Also ...

Tornadoes on the Sun: Proof 'THOUSAND MILE-WIDE' magnetic maelstroms drive space weather

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:27
TORNADOES of an unimaginable scale have been recorded on the surface of the Sun for the first time, space experts have announced. By Tom Fish. 10:07, Wed, Jul 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:26, Wed, Jul 1, 2020. Share. Video Player is loading. Play Video.

Quarantine pen pals: Seniors are looking to make new friends

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 10:14
After nearly four months of being unable to have regular visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents at the Victorian Senior Care Community are finding safe ways to communicate with new friends outside the facility's walls. Residents at the senior care ...