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 2019-05-24 22:43 

Space.com

SpaceX Launches New Legal Battle Against US Air Force...

Launch Service Agreement contract winners Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and United Launch Alliance have filed 'motions to intervene' in the lawsuit filed by SpaceX....

 2019-05-24 22:13 

Space.com

Sirangelo Leaves NASA After Exploration Reorganization Scrapped...

A former space industry executive who joined NASA to guide its revamped lunar exploration strategy has left the agency after just a month and a half....

 2019-05-24 22:12 

Space.com

Land Rover Unveils Astronaut Edition Vehicle, for Virgin Galactic Space Tourists Only!...

If you're a future space tourist with Virgin Galactic, there's a nice bonus in store for you....

 2019-05-24 21:46 

SpaceNews

Price, contract terms helped Maxar secure Gateway contract...

An ability to get on contract quickly and a price far lower that other companies were key factors in NASA's decision to award a contract to Maxar Technologies for the first element of the lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). SpaceNew...

 2019-05-24 21:46 

Space.com

Amateur Astronomers See 'Blades' on Jupiter's Great Red Spot...

What's in a name? Well, for the amateur astronomers and scientists fixated on Jupiter, there's been a recent need to describe its iconic storm as more than just a great red spot....

 2019-05-24 21:36 

Universe Today

Sen has Launched a 4K Video Stream to Space...

In their drive towards "democratizing space", the private aerospace company Sen recently demonstrated the capabilities of their 4K video streaming satellite. The post Sen has Launched a 4K Video Stream to Space appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2019-05-24 21:16 

Phys.org

Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars...

Science fiction stories are chock full of terraforming schemes and oxygen generators for a very good reason—we humans need molecular oxygen (O2) to breathe, and space is essentially devoid of it. Even on other planets with thick atmospheres, O2 is h...

 2019-05-24 21:14 

Phys.org

Rare iron oxide could be combined with 2-D materials for electronic, spintronic devices...

Rice University researchers have simplified the synthesis of a unique, nearly two-dimensional form of iron oxide with strong magnetic properties that is easy to stack atop other 2-D materials....

 2019-05-24 21:09 

ScienceNews.org

Murray Gell-Mann gave structure to the subatomic world...

Best known for his quarks, the preeminent theoretical physicist was also a complexity pioneer...

 2019-05-24 21:00 

Phys.org

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material...

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at Penn State who say th...

 2019-05-24 20:28 

SpaceNews

SpaceX raises over $1 billion through two funding rounds...

The filings show SpaceX sold all but $18.8 million of the shares available between the two rounds. The company raised $1.022 billion in total. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-05-24 20:17 

TreeHugger

Particulate pollution is worse that we knew, and is damaging 'every organ in the body'...

Those little PM2.5 things go everywhere and are killing us. We have to stop them at the source....

 2019-05-24 19:52 

NPR

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At $2.125 Million, New Gene Therapy Is The Most Expensive Drug Ever...

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new gene therapy for a rare but devastating genetic disorder. The drugmaker says the cost is worth it because it's a one-time treatment that saves lives....

 2019-05-24 19:00 

RedOrbit

The Quick Fix: How Long Should It Take to Lose Weight...

With all the fad diets, pills and shakes on the market, and obesity running at an all-time high in many countries, it is no wonder that we wish to lose weight in the fastest and easiest possible manner. Losing weight too fast may, however, be counterprodu...

 2019-05-24 18:37 

Universe Today

SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried....

SpaceX just launched the first 60 satellites that will make up their Starlink broadband internet service provider. The post SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried. appeared firs...

 2019-05-24 18:34 

TreeHugger

Nice shades: 7 Fast growing shade trees to slash your electric bill...

Planting shade trees will help keep your home and yard cooler in the summer heat, saving you both money and energy, while adding wildlife habitat to the neighborhood....

 2019-05-24 18:09 

ScienceDaily.com

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material...

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to researchers who say they can create new types o...

 2019-05-24 18:08 

ScienceDaily.com

Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft...

Researchers have developed a novel solution to help reduce impact forces -- for potential applications in spacecraft, cars and beyond....

 2019-05-24 18:00 

Phys.org

Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft...

Space vehicles like SpaceX's Falcon 9 are designed to be reusable. But this means that, like Olympic gymnasts hoping for a gold medal, they have to stick their landings....

 2019-05-24 17:46 

ScienceNews.org

Shy fish no bigger than a pinkie provide much of the food in coral reefs...

More than half of the fish flesh that predators in coral reefs eat comes from tiny, hard-to-spot species....

 2019-05-24 17:14 

Phys.org

Engineers create a simple test that can measure stress hormones in sweat, blood, urine or saliva...

Stress is often called "the silent killer" because of its stealthy and mysterious effects on everything from heart disease to mental health....

 2019-05-24 17:12 

Phys.org

Dead roots, not just waves, account for marsh losses in gulf...

A new Duke University-led study finds that the death of marsh plants due to disturbances like the heavy oiling from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill can double the rate of shoreline erosion in hard-hit marshes....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests...

A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following deforestation....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Dead roots double shoreline loss in Gulf...

A new study finds that the loss of marsh-edge salt grasses and mangroves due to disturbances such as heavy oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill doubles the rate of shoreline erosion in hard-hit marshes....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Technology better than tape measure for identifying lymphedema risk...

New research finds that a special scan measuring lymphatic fluid volume is significantly better than a tape measure at predicting which women undergoing treatment for breast cancer are at risk of developing a common complication resulting from damaged lym...

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Meteor magnets in outer space: Finding elusive giant planets...

A team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other planetary systems....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

AI and high-performance computing extend evolution to superconductors...

Researchers used the power of artificial intelligence and high-performance supercomputers to introduce and assess the impact of different configurations of defects on the performance of a superconductor....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

More than a protein factory: A role for ribosomes in regulating human gene expression...

Researchers have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle's role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Mortality risks among pro athletes...

A first-of-its-kind comparison between elite pro athletes suggests higher overall mortality among NFL players compared with MLB players. NFL players also appear to have higher risk of dying from cardiovascular and neurodegenerative causes compared with ML...

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find...

To treat Candida albicans, a common yeast that can cause illness in those with weakened immune systems, researchers limited the fungus' access to iron, an element crucial to the organism's survival....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

Gut is organized by function, and opportunities for better drug design...

New findings provide insights about how the intestine maximizes nutrient uptake, while at the same time protecting the body from potentially dangerous microbes....

 2019-05-24 17:02 

ScienceDaily.com

'Neural Lander' uses AI to land drones smoothly...

Control engineers and AI experts team up to make drones that fly more smoothly close to the ground....

 2019-05-24 16:55 

Phys.org

Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material...

Because of their high energy-storage density, materials such as metal oxides, sulfides, and fluorides are promising electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles and other technologies. However, their capacity fades very rapidly. Now,...

 2019-05-24 16:53 

Phys.org

Tapping the power of AI and high-performance computing to extend evolution to superconductors...

Owners of thoroughbred stallions carefully breed prizewinning horses over generations to eke out fractions of a second in million-dollar races. Materials scientists have taken a page from that playbook, turning to the power of evolution and artificial sel...

 2019-05-24 16:45 

Science AAAS

Scientists want to help restore Notre Dame, hoping to make new discoveries in the process...

The disaster may give scientists unexpected access to medieval materials...

 2019-05-24 16:36 

New Scientist

Rage, tech and Miley Cyrus: What the new Black Mirror will bring...

The trailer for the new season of Netflix's Black Mirror suggests the show will continue to capture our collective disquiet about technology this time with a stellar new cast including Miley Cyrus and Andrew Scott...

 2019-05-24 16:10 

LiveScience.com

Measles: Symptoms, Treatment and Vaccination...

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world. Here we discuss the symptoms and treatment, and the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine....

 2019-05-24 16:03 

ScienceNews.org

Mathematicians report possible progress on proving the Riemann hypothesis...

A new study advances one strategy in the quest to solve the notoriously difficult problem, which is still stumping researchers after 160 years....

 2019-05-24 15:52 

Phys.org

Meteor magnets in outer space—study finds elusive giant planets...

Astronomers believe planets like Jupiter shield us from space objects that would otherwise slam into Earth. Now they're closer to learning whether giant planets act as guardians of solar systems elsewhere in the galaxy....

 2019-05-24 15:52 

TreeHugger

Women's performance at work is affected by room temperature...

An intriguing study found that female productivity increases by 27% when temperature goes from 70F to 80F....

 2019-05-24 15:49 

Phys.org

How corn's ancient ancestor swipes left on crossbreeding...

Determining how one species becomes distinct from another has been a subject of fascination dating back to Charles Darwin. New research led by Carnegie's Matthew Evans and published in Nature Communications elucidates the mechanism that keeps maize di...

 2019-05-24 15:48 

LiveScience.com

Could Dead Aliens Help Save Humanity?...

It might take a dramatic extinction example to put us on the right path....

 2019-05-24 15:47 

Phys.org

More than a protein factory: A role for ribosomes in regulating human gene expression...

Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new function of ribosomes in human cells that may show the protein-making particle's role in destroying healthy mRNAs, the messages that decode DNA into protein....

 2019-05-24 15:44 

Phys.org

Hubble spies curious galaxy moving a little closer...

This Hubble image stars Messier 90, a beautiful spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin). The galaxy is part of the Virgo Cluster, a gathering of galaxies that is over 1,200 strong....

 2019-05-24 15:42 

LiveScience.com

Oldest Fungus Fossils May Rewrite Our View of How Life Made the Leap to Land...

The find pushes the oldest direct evidence for fossils of fungus back more than 500 million years....

 2019-05-24 15:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Cancer cells are quick-change artists adapting to their environment...

New research shows that cancer cells of glioblastomas -- conspicuously aggressive solid brain tumors -- manifest developmental plasticity and their phenotypic characteristics are less constrained than believed....

 2019-05-24 15:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Do you hear what I hear?...

A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for those at high risk for aut...

 2019-05-24 15:35 

ScienceDaily.com

If you could learn every disease your child could possibly develop in life, would you?...

Adding genomic sequencing results to traditional newborn screening means a baby could potentially test positive for numerous conditions that might not develop within their lifetime. A new study proposed a method for how to responsibly determine which type...

 2019-05-24 15:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Better together: human and robot co-workers...

More and more processes are being automated. Self-driving delivery vehicles are finding their way into many areas. However, an interdisciplinary research team has observed that cooperation between humans and machines can work much better than just human o...

 2019-05-24 15:35 

ScienceDaily.com

Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material...

Scientists studying a lithium-ion battery with an iron-oxide electrode as it charged and discharged over 100 cycles found that the loss is due to a buildup of lithium oxide and decomposition of the medium through which lithium ions flow....

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