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SpaceX Launches Improved GPS Satellite for US Space Force

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

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 ...

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 ...

New robot technology to fight Covid care isolation

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...