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 2020-03-30 16:31 

Space.com

India's space agency pauses rocket launches to make coronavirus supplies: report...

India's space agency has paused launches and begun work on ventilators and hand sanitizer in the face of coronavirus, according to local media reports....

 2020-03-30 16:30 

Scientific American

Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies...

Some citizen science projects can be done during quarantine...

 2020-03-30 16:27 

Space.com

NASA's Mars Helicopter makes last spin on Earth before before July launch...

NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will be joined by an experimental helicopter that is completing prelaunch testing....

 2020-03-30 16:14 

Phys.org

Heart attack on a chip: Scientists model conditions of ischemia on a microfluidic device...

Researchers led by biomedical engineers at Tufts University invented a microfluidic chip containing cardiac cells that is capable of mimicking hypoxic conditions following a heart attack—specifically when an artery is blocked in the heart and then u...

 2020-03-30 16:10 

Phys.org

Using chemical boundary engineering to create steel that is strong and flexible without high carbon content...

A team of researchers from China, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands has found a way to use chemical boundary engineering to create steel that is strong and flexible without the need for high carbon content. In their paper published in the journal Science...

 2020-03-30 16:07 

Phys.org

New mechanism underlying organelle communication revealed in brown fat cells...

In recent years, brown fat has garnered increasing attention as the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Brown fat is located in small pockets throughout the body and he...

 2020-03-30 16:03 

Phys.org

Sturgeon genome sequenced...

Sometimes referred to as the "the Methuselah of freshwater fish," sturgeons and their close relatives are very old from an evolutionary point of view. Fossils indicate that sturgeons date back 250 million years and have changed very little during ...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

New Scientist

Soya protein can help make lab-grown beef with the texture of meat...

Lab-grown 'meat' often uses gelatin produced in slaughterhouses to give artificial beef a meat-like texture but substituting soya protein can achieve that without killing animals...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

New Scientist

Mars may have had hot springs millions of years ago...

The more we look at Mars, the more signs of ancient water we find. Now a study suggests that the Red Planet could have been home to hot springs...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

Space.com

20 sci-fi movies and TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now...

Who'd have thought we'd ever be confined to watching television for days on end? Since that's the case and there's an awful lot of TV to choose from, we bring you a round-up of the very sci-fi that currently available to watch on Netflix...

 2020-03-30 16:00 

New Scientist

Mind-reading AI turns thoughts into words using a brain implant...

Four women already using a brain implant for their epilepsy have been able to turn their thoughts into words with the help of a mind-reading artificial intelligence...

 2020-03-30 15:54 

The Daily Galaxy

Last Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines "Dark Energy Objects to Quasar Tsunami's"...

"A Very Strange Planet" Tiny Zigzag Reveals a Secret Buried in Uranus Voyager 2 Data Irreversibility of Time "Hidden in the Basic Laws of Nature" Supermassive Black Holes "Could Actually Be Enigmatic Dark Energy Objects" "Wreak...

 2020-03-30 15:20 

BBC

Machine translates brainwaves into sentences...

Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak....

 2020-03-30 15:19 

National Geographic

Food waste and food insecurity rising amid coronavirus panic...

Nervous consumers hoard groceries and restaurants go take-out, while unemployment skyrockets and food pantries suffer. But solutions exist....

 2020-03-30 15:18 

BBC

Peacock spiders show more of their colours...

A new batch of these ostentatiously coloured and popular arachnids is described in Australia....

 2020-03-30 15:02 

The Daily Galaxy

New Alien-Life Search "Identifies Early-to-Modern Earth-Like Exoplanets"...

"Our Earth and the air we breathe have changed drastically since Earth formed 4.5 billions years ago," said Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute about a new study that created five models repr...

 2020-03-30 15:00 

Phys.org

A Martian mash up: Meteorites tell story of Mars' water history...

In Jessica Barnes' palm is an ancient, coin-sized mosaic of glass, minerals and rocks as thick as a strand of wool fiber. It is a slice of Martian meteorite, known as Northwest Africa 7034 or Black Beauty, that was formed when a huge impact cemented t...

 2020-03-30 15:00 

Phys.org

Poor people experience greater financial hardship in areas where income inequality is greatest...

While some are relying on friends and neighbors to help them get groceries, the poor may need to put themselves at risk for COVID-19 by venturing out on public transportation to get supplies. Depending on where they live, they may trust no one else to hel...

 2020-03-30 15:00 

Phys.org

How animals understand numbers influences their chance of survival...

While they can't pick out precise numbers, animals can comprehend that more is, well, more. From birds to bees and wolves to frogs, animals use numbers to hunt, find a mate, return to their home, and more—and researchers believe that this abilit...

 2020-03-30 15:00 

Scientific American

Solar Cells Only Good for Rural Phone Systems...

Originally published in June 1954...

 2020-03-30 14:53 

National Geographic

Many wild animals 'count'—and it helps them survive to another day...

One of the most sweeping analyses of animals using numbers has revealed it's a widespread—and likely vital—skill in nature....

 2020-03-30 14:23 

Phys.org

Resolving spatial and energetic distributions of trap states in metal halide perovskite solar cells...

In a new report published on Science, Zhenyi Ni and a research team in applied physical sciences, mechanical and materials engineering and computer and energy engineering in the U.S. profiled spatial and energetic distributions of trap states or defects i...

 2020-03-30 14:21 

Phys.org

New metabolism discovered in bacteria...

They make sauerkraut sour, turn milk into yogurt and cheese, and give rye bread its intensive flavour: bacteria that ferment nutrients instead of using oxygen to extract their energy. Acetobacterium woodii (short: A. woodii) is one of these anaerobic livi...

 2020-03-30 14:16 

Phys.org

Science looks to wildfires to find missing source of carbonyl sulfide, link to plants' carbon uptake...

Carbonyl sulfide is a naturally occurring gas that can help scientists understand how much carbon dioxide plants take out of the atmosphere for photosynthesis....

 2020-03-30 14:16 

Phys.org

Researchers make first direct measurement of the physical force of invading cancer cells...

International research led by the University of St Andrews reveals the first direct measurement of the force cancer cells can apply when they invade, giving insights that may lead to possible future cancer treatments....

 2020-03-30 14:13 

Phys.org

Skyrmion 'whirls' show promise for low-energy computer circuitry...

UNSW material scientists have shed new light on a promising new way to store and process information in computers and electronic devices that could significantly cut down the energy required to maintain our digital lifestyles....

 2020-03-30 14:00 

TreeHugger

10 activities to keep kids connected to nature...

Outdoor access may be limited these days, but there are still some things you can do....

 2020-03-30 13:34 

SpaceNews

Stratolaunch announces hypersonic vehicle plans...

Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen as an air-launch company, announced March 30 it is developing a reusable hypersonic vehicle designed to be launched from the company's giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-30 13:00 

Phys.org

Astronomers observe high-redshift quasar PSO J006.1240+39.2219 with Subaru telescope...

Using the Subaru telescope, astronomers from Taiwan have conducted spectroscopic observations of a high-redshift quasar designated PSO J006.1240+39.2219. Results of these observations, presented in a paper published March 19 on the arXiv pre-print server,...

 2020-03-30 13:00 

Scientific American

Female Surgeons Are Treated Terribly...

Their male colleagues are the problem when they should be allies...

 2020-03-30 12:30 

LiveScience.com

Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 16: Mysterious Aliens...

In this episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look a scientific mystery that's a favorite topic here at Live Science: aliens....

 2020-03-30 12:26 

LiveScience.com

Pablo Escobar's 'cocaine hippos' may be helping river ecosystems in Colombia...

Hippos that once resided in Pablo Escobar's private zoo are now thriving and multiplying in the wild, performing an ecological role that has been vacant for millennia....

 2020-03-30 12:16 

National Geographic

Mapping the global spread of the coronavirus...

Here's the latest data on where the contagion is spreading and which countries have the most cases....

 2020-03-30 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 16: Mysterious Aliens...
 2020-03-30 12:00 

ScienceNews.org

These women endured a winter in the high Arctic for citizen science...

Two women have spent the winter on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to collect data for climate scientists around the world....

 2020-03-30 11:53 

LiveScience.com

Ancient cultic area for warrior-god uncovered in Iraq...

A 5,000-year-old cultic area dedicated to a Mesopotamian warrior god has been discovered in an ancient city in Iraq....

 2020-03-30 11:47 

National Geographic

Why the U.S. coronavirus testing failures were inevitable...

Years of underfunding and a crucial laboratory mistake led to weeks of delay—and the virus's undetected spread....

 2020-03-30 11:45 

Space.com

O, Captain! My Captain! Anson Mount of 'Star Trek: Discovery' dishes on possible return of Capt. Pike...

Rumors abound that the next live-action...

 2020-03-30 11:41 

Space.com

Cooped up at home? You can help scientists spot penguins from space or seek out new galaxies....

Get familiar with two space-related citizen-science projects that could fend off boredom and cabin fever while you stay home during the pandemic....

 2020-03-30 11:33 

Space.com

China's new crew spacecraft looks like it could dock with the International Space Station...

A next-generation crew spacecraft that China is preparing for a flight test this spring appears to be capable of docking with the International Space Station....

 2020-03-30 11:30 

Phys.org

Energy-harvesting design aims to turn Wi-Fi signals into usable power...

Any device that sends out a Wi-Fi signal also emits terahertz waves —electromagnetic waves with a frequency somewhere between microwaves and infrared light. These high-frequency radiation waves, known as "T-rays," are also produced by almost...

 2020-03-30 11:25 

Phys.org

Free-floating stars in the Milky Way's bulge...

The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, as explained by General Relativity. A massive body can therefore act like a lens—a so called "gravitational lens"—to distort the image of an object seen behind it. Microlensing ...

 2020-03-30 11:22 

Phys.org

Physicists develop new photon source for tap-proof communication...

An international team with the participation of Prof. Dr. Michael Kues from the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover has developed a new method for generating quantum-entangled photons in a spectral range of light that was previou...

 2020-03-30 11:22 

Phys.org

Geopolymer concrete: Building moon bases with astronaut urine and regolith...

The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee. European researchers have found that it could be used as a plasticizer for concrete use...

 2020-03-30 11:16 

TreeHugger

The problem with diaper composting...

Shipping boxes of dirty diapers across the country seems inefficient and unnecessary....

 2020-03-30 10:57 

SpaceNews

Budget constraints to delay start of NASA Earth science Explorer program...

Limited budgets will force NASA to delay implementation of one major recommendation from an Earth science decadal survey for a smaller class of missions. SpaceNews.com...

 2020-03-30 10:45 

Scientific American

Antarctic Fish Is a Blood Doping Champion...

To remain active in frigid environments, the bald notothen drastically adjusts oxygen in its blood...

 2020-03-30 10:12 

Phys.org

Researchers discover a novel chemistry to protect our crops from fungal disease...

Pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security....

 2020-03-30 10:00 

ScienceNews.org

Einstein's letters illuminate a mind grappling with quantum mechanics...

The latest volume of Einstein's papers covers the infancy of quantum mechanics and new challenges to the theory of relativity....

 2020-03-30 10:00 

National Geographic

traveling to Bhutan to heal a broken heart...

After a major loss, a writer finds hope amid Buddhist customs, beautiful mountains, and the beliefs of a mad monk....

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