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Metal wires of carbon complete toolbox for carbon-based computers

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 19:00
Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers' speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold—think of a mobile phone that holds its charge for months—but the set of tools needed to build working ...

Space junk even worse than what we can see, astronomers say

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:23
Orbital debris, not functional satellites, make up 95 percent of the objects in this computer-generated illustration of objects in low-Earth orbit. NASA. The debris and detritus orbiting above our heads has been multiplying as humans send more and more ...

Newly Discovered Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:11
PASADENA, CA — A newly discovered asteroid the size of a bus is whizzing past earth today, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. JPL predicted the asteroid would "safely zoom past Earth" Thursday about 13,000 miles above the ...

Chromium Detected in Iran's 1000-Year-Old Crucible Steel

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:11
LONDON, ENGLAND—Gizmodo reports that evidence unearthed at Chahak, an archaeological site in southern Iran, suggests that ancient Persians added a chromium mineral to their alloys to produce low-chromium steel in the eleventh century A.D. It had ...

ULA's late-night Delta IV Heavy launch will be one worth watching

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 18:01
Space Coast residents and visitors able to muster a second wind late Friday will be in for a visual treat when a rarely seen United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket roars off its pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The three-core, orange-and-white ...

How does a black hole move? A new video gives us our first glimpse

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:53
Last year, astronomers created the first-ever direct image of a supermassive black hole by collecting data from a network of observatories called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Since then, the team has dug into additional data from the past decade to ...

Tool Holds Potential for Biomarker-Based Diagnoses of Adolescent Concussion

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:48
For the first time, researchers demonstrated that quantitative pupillary light reflex (PLR) metrics can be used to differentiate concussed adolescent athletes from healthy athletes. For the first time, researchers demonstrated that quantitative pupillary light reflex ...

Mystery over 'fairy circles' appearing in African desert finally solved using 1950s theory dreamt up by Alan Turing

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:36
MYSTERIOUS circles in the desert can be explained with a 70 year old theory from Alan Turing, according to a new study. A theory called the Turing pattern, created by the famous English mathematician, is now being used to explain strange 'fairy circles' of ...

Jay Hartzell Begins Tenure as President of UT Austin

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:20
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas System Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to make it official, and the University of Texas at Austin has a new president. Dr. Jay Hartzell, who had been serving as interim president at the university since April, was ...

The situation is real

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 17:00
A slight rise in CoVid-19 infection has been noted and in some parts of the country, authorities label it as a “mini surge”. We are all vulnerable to diseases and depending on how strong our immune systems are, we could get sick faster than a speeding bullet ...

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilized egg divide and specialize

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:59
Date: September 24, 2020; Source: The Francis Crick Institute; Summary: The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental ...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Autumn Bushes Have Bloomed In The Northern Hemisphere

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:42
It's officially Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means that autumn bushes are blooming in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. New Horizons has seen updates just about every month that coincide with the changing of the seasons. Last month, for ...

Scientists shine light on tiny crystals behind unexpected violent eruptions

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:35
Date: September 23, 2020; Source: University of Bristol; Summary: In a new study of volcanic processes, scientists have demonstrated the role nanolites play in the creation of violent eruptions at otherwise 'calm' and predictable volcanoes. The study ...

Scientists Claim to Find First-Ever Planet in Another Galaxy

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:25
A team of scientists says it's spotted what might be the first-known exoplanet in an entirely different galaxy. There could be billions of exoplanets within our own galaxy, but finding new worlds in even the next galaxies over is vastly more difficult. Now, with ...

Dog remains more than 8400 years old are discovered next to human bones at a Stone Age burial site in Sweden

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:18
Remains of a dog that are more than 8,400 years old have been found in Sweden; The dog was buried next to a human in a Stone Age burial that is pre-Viking era; The dog is part of the goods grave tradition, where the living would leave valuables or ...

Space Force: Weather OK for SpaceX's Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:12
Weather conditions should be mostly favorable for SpaceX's next launch from Kennedy Space Center with 60 internet-beaming satellites, the Space Force said Thursday. If schedules and weather hold, a 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket will face 70% "go" conditions ...

Mysterious beaked whale smashes mammal diving record

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:06
A little known, shy whale has surprised scientists by staying submerged for almost four hours. Cuvier's beaked whales are known for their abilities to dive deep and they average around an hour under water. But researchers were astounded when they ...

Climate scientists uncover new record-low temperature in Greenland

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:06
On the heels of the hottest summer the Northern Hemisphere has ever seen, U.N. researchers digging through the climate record have reported a chilling discovery: On Dec. 22, 1991, a remote weather station atop the Greenland ice sheet recorded a ...

Handheld device could provide fast method to diagnose concussions in youth athletes

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:03
Philadelphia, September 24, 2020 - Building upon years of research, a new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has demonstrated how a specific assessment of the eye could someday help properly diagnosis and monitor concussions.

Newly identified 'landfalling droughts' originate over ocean

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 16:01
Meteorologists track hurricanes over the oceans, forecasting where and when landfall might occur so residents can prepare for disaster before it strikes. What if they could do the same thing for droughts? Stanford scientists have now shown that may be ...

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