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 2019-02-23 23:38 

Universe Today

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space...

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust communication systems. The post X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space appeared first on Universe Today ....

 2019-02-23 22:30 

Scientific American

Should Robots Have License to Kill...

Artificial intelligence experts, ethicists and diplomats debated autonomous weapons. Christopher Intagliata reports....

 2019-02-23 16:37 

The Daily Galaxy

Beyond the Observable Universe "More of the Same, or Sea Monsters and Dragons?" (Weekend Feature)...

It's possible that the universe isn't uniform past what we can see, and conditions are wildly different from place to place, says Caltech astrophysicist Sean Carroll. "That possibility is the cosmological multiverse. We don't know if there...

 2019-02-23 15:48 

Space.com

The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!...

Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week....

 2019-02-23 13:57 

Space.com

This Week's Top Space Stories!...

A place on the far side of the moon and a Neptunian moon get new names, Earth's "crown" is larger than previously thought and a Japanese mission spots streaks across Venus. These are just some of the top stories this week from Space.com....

 2019-02-23 13:05 

LiveScience.com

Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere?...

Why does Earth have an atmosphere, and what keeps it in place?...

 2019-02-23 13:04 

LiveScience.com

An Iceberg Twice the Size of NYC Could Soon Break Off Antarctica...

Cracks are snaking across the Brunt Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Antarctica and could soon release an iceberg about twice the size of New York City....

 2019-02-23 13:00 

Scientific American

Is a More Generous Society Possible?...

Generosity helps communities cope with risks and disasters; new research untangles the factors involved...

 2019-02-23 12:21 

Space.com

NASA Astronauts Gear Up for Launch to Space Station Next Month...

Nick Hague and Christina Koch are a little busy: In just three weeks, the NASA astronauts and their Russian counterpart will climb into a Soyuz capsule, blast off from a launch pad in Kazakhstan and make their way to the International Space Station for a ...

 2019-02-23 12:19 

Space.com

Astronauts Struggle with Finishing Tasks on Mock Space Missions...

Astronauts may struggle in solving problems and thinking creatively during long space missions, a preliminary study of an analog environment suggests. The results may be useful when humans run missions to Mars....

 2019-02-23 12:19 

Space.com

SpaceX to Fly Falcon 9 Rocket Stage for Record-Setting 4th Time...

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that just launched an Israeli moon lander will make some more history soon, if all goes according to plan....

 2019-02-23 12:13 

Space.com

Elusive Planet Mercury Is Not So Elusive in the Sky This Month...

Once again, it is time to seek out what has often been called the most difficult of the five brightest naked-eye planets to see: Mercury....

 2019-02-23 10:56 

NBC News

New refillable batteries could fuel an electric car revolution...

New technology promises an end to motorists' 'range anxiety.'...

 2019-02-23 09:33 

Phys.org

New Horizons spacecraft returns its sharpest views of Ultima Thule...

The mission team called it a "stretch goal" just before closest approach, precisely point the cameras on NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to snap the sharpest possible pics of the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule, its New Year's fly...

 2019-02-23 09:30 

Phys.org

After a reset, uriosity is operating normally...

NASA's Curiosity rover is busy making new discoveries on Mars. The rover has been climbing Mount Sharp since 2014 and recently reached a clay region that may offer new clues about the ancient Martian environment's potential to support life....

 2019-02-23 09:05 

Phys.org

Study: With Twitter, race of the messenger matters...

When NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, the ensuing debate took traditional and social media by storm. University of Kansas researchers have found that tweets both in suppor...

 2019-02-23 09:00 

Phys.org

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS...

NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station....

 2019-02-23 09:00 

New Scientist

Wolves are spreading in Germany by moving into military land...

Wolves have returned to Germany. The animals seems to be spreading by moving between military training grounds, preferring these to protected natural areas...

 2019-02-23 05:00 

EurekAlert

Likelihood of tick bite to cause red meat allergy could be higher than previously thought...

The original hypothesis was that humans developed the red meat allergy after being exposed to the alpha-gal protein through a tick that had fed previously on a small mammal. But new data suggests ticks can induce this immune response without requiring the...

 2019-02-23 05:00 

EurekAlert

Exclusive breastfeeding lowers odds of some schoolchildren having eczema...

Children exclusively breastfed for the first three months of life had significantly lower odds of having eczema at age 6 compared with peers who were not breastfed or were breastfed for less time, according to preliminary research presented during the Ame...

 2019-02-23 05:00 

EurekAlert

Immunotherapy for egg allergy may allow patients to eat egg safely long after treatment...

After completing up to four years of egg oral immunotherapy (eOIT) treatment, certain participants were able to safely incorporate egg into their diet for five years. This new research was presented by the study's first author, Edwin Kim, MD, at the a...

 2019-02-23 00:19 

Space.com

NASA, SpaceX Clear Crew Dragon for 1st Test Launch on March 2...

NASA and SpaceX have cleared the first Crew Dragon spacecraft for an uncrewed test flight on March 2....

 2019-02-22 23:42 

Universe Today

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles...

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking in at 2.4 meters across, this puppy will pack a punch with a gigantic 300 megapixel camera, enabling it ...

 2019-02-22 22:35 

Space.com

Curiosity Took the Weekend Off from Science on Mars Due to Glitch...

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars went into safe mode last weekend after an error booting up on Feb. 15, but the rover is communicating normally and should be able to resume science operations soon, according to a statement from the agency....

 2019-02-22 22:23 

SpaceNews

NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight...

NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-02-22 21:47 

TreeHugger

Your 'raw' almonds probably aren't raw...

By law, every commercially grown almond sold in the U.S. must be steam-treated or chemically fumigated. Who knew?...

 2019-02-22 21:34 

smithsonianmag.com

A Smithsonian Folklorist Delves Into the Rituals and Rewards at the Academy Awards...

Folk belief holds that if you have won one Oscar, your odds of ever winning a second are greatly diminished by the dreaded "Oscar Jinx"...

 2019-02-22 21:21 

Phys.org

New dynamic dependency framework may lead to better neural social and tech systems models...

Many real-world complex systems include macroscopic subsystems which influence one another. This arises, for example, in competing or mutually reinforcing neural populations in the brain, spreading dynamics of viruses, and elsewhere. It is therefore impor...

 2019-02-22 21:21 

Phys.org

Illinois researchers are first to count growth factors in single cells...

Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For example, growth factors tell the cells to divide, move, and when to die—a proces...

 2019-02-22 21:20 

Space.com

Best-Ever View of Distant Object Ultima Thule Reveals Weird Circles, Pits...

The best-ever photos of Ultima Thule have made it down to Earth, and they heighten the intrigue about the frigid and faraway world....

 2019-02-22 21:09 

Phys.org

Antarctic flies protect fragile eggs with 'antifreeze'...

The good thing about the short Antarctic summer is it's a lot like a Midwest winter....

 2019-02-22 21:03 

smithsonianmag.com

What Should a Contemporary Monument Look Like?...

A new multi-city art exhibition called...

 2019-02-22 20:38 

Universe Today

Say Hello to Hippocamp! The New Moon Discovered at Neptune, Which Could Have Broken off from the Larger Moon Proteus...

Moons have the coolest names, don't they? Proteus, Titan, and Callisto. Phobos, Deimos, and Encephalitis. But not Io. That's a stupid name for a moon. There's only two ways to pronounce it and we still get it wrong. Anyway, now we have another...

 2019-02-22 20:32 

Phys.org

Liquid has structure, which may be key to understanding metallic glass...

Researchers have found that liquid has structure in certain circumstances, and that this structure significantly influences the mysterious and complex formation of metallic glasses....

 2019-02-22 20:07 

ScienceNews.org

Hayabusa2 just tried to collect asteroid dust for the first time...

The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft touched down on asteroid Ryugu and attempted to gather a sample of its rock to bring back to Earth....

 2019-02-22 20:05 

Space.com

Israeli Moon Lander Phones Home, Deploys Legs...

Israel's newly launched Beresheet lunar lander has established communications with its handlers and deployed its legs, mission team members said....

 2019-02-22 20:04 

RedOrbit

Does Mold Die in the Winter or in Cold?...

Mold flourishes in damp and warm places. When air humidity is high and your home is warm, mold growth is likely to happen both indoors and outdoors. So what happens during winter when the air is dry and it gets freezing cold? Does mold die in the winter o...

 2019-02-22 19:55 

Universe Today

The Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf Ever Found has Bizarre Dust Rings Around it...

A citizen scientist recently discovered a white dwarf star that has multiple dust rings, a finding which could force a rethink of how planetary systems evolve. The post The Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf Ever Found has Bizarre Dust Rings Around it appeare...

 2019-02-22 19:55 

RedOrbit

How Long Does Food Stay in Your Stomach?...

The digestive tract is one of the most important systems in the human body. It is responsible for transferring nutrients from the food you eat to your cells. Due to its unique role, it has a great impact on other organ systems as well. A compromised abili...

 2019-02-22 19:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Researchers engineer a tougher fiber...

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation textiles....

 2019-02-22 19:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Predicting the monsoon a year ahead...

With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously difficult to predict. Until now....

 2019-02-22 19:33 

ScienceDaily.com

Captured carbon dioxide converts into oxalic acid to process rare earth elements...

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions is a good idea to start with -- and it may have an extra economic benefit. Engineers are presenting results on turning carbon dioxide into oxalic acid, which is used to process rare earth elements for ele...

 2019-02-22 19:16 

TreeHugger

Accessible tiny home helps elderly woman age in place gracefully (Video)...

This lovely little home was built for a woman who wants to be closer to her loved ones, without losing her autonomy....

 2019-02-22 19:00 

Phys.org

Researchers engineer a tougher fiber...

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal, resulting in a tougher material that could be incorporated into soft robotics, packaging materials or next-generation t...

 2019-02-22 18:54 

New Scientist

Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger...

The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic's Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm's quest to send paying customers to space...

 2019-02-22 18:45 

Phys.org

Apps send intimate user data to Facebook: report...

A news report Friday said many smartphone apps were sending highly personal information such as menstrual cycles and body weight to Facebook, without notifying users....

 2019-02-22 18:32 

smithsonianmag.com

Why Are Georgia O'Keeffe's Paintings Breaking Out in Pimples?...

A new handheld tool lets scientists diagnose the chemical reaction behind "art acne"—and learn how it can be prevented...

 2019-02-22 18:19 

ScienceDaily.com

A quantum magnet with a topological twist...

Researchers probed a special kind of magnet containing atoms arranged in a pattern called a kagome lattice, which takes its name from a Japanese basket. They found that electrons in this material exhibit exotic behaviors that could be exploited for futuri...

 2019-02-22 18:19 

ScienceDaily.com

Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...

One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or a likely mutation causing the disease, and 20 percent were carriers of a rare...

 2019-02-22 18:13 

Phys.org

A quantum magnet with a topological twist...

Taking their name from an intricate Japanese basket pattern, kagome magnets are thought to have electronic properties that could be valuable for future quantum devices and applications. Theories predict that some electrons in these materials have exotic, ...

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