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'Real world' test of Pfizer COVID vaccine confirms effectiveness at preventing illness, even after single dose

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:01
Wednesday's published results, from a mass vaccination campaign in Israel, give strong reassurance that the benefits seen in smaller, limited testing persisted when the vaccine was used much more widely in a general population with various ages and health ...

Mars' 2 weird moons began as 1 large moon, study suggests

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:55
Mars may have had a single moon before something smashed into it, tearing it asunder into the two moons we see today. In a study published Monday in Nature, scientists explained how they used the orbital patterns of Phobos and Deimos along with seismic ...

NASA's Perseverance rover watched as its sky crane crashed on Mars (photo)

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:53
The Perseverance Mars rover's "sky crane" descent stage made the ultimate sacrifice last week, and we now have a photo to memorialize the flying robot's heroic death. The rocket-powered sky crane lowered the car-sized Perseverance rover to the floor of ...

Amazing close-up of Venus captured by NASA Parker Solar Probe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:32
The spacecraft uses the gravity of Venus as it swings around the planet, called a gravity assist, to help bend the probe's orbit and bring it closer and closer to the sun. During one of these Venusian flybys on July 11, 2020, the probe snapped an amazing image ...

Woman with city link is paving our way to Mars with space rocks

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:11
“Please say CREWED mission, not manned,” Dr Meenakshi Wadhwa, who studied in the city, breaks off mid-thought to stress the point. “I am certain that the first such mission will have women on the team.” We are discussing the likelihood of human beings ...

50-year-old lunar volcanic glass could settle a debate about the Moon's origins

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:04
We are one step closer to finding out whether the Moon is made of the same stuff as Earth.

How did the full, snow moon Saturday get its name?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:20
Two lunar eclipses, two supermoons and a blue moon will highlight 2021's full moon schedule. South Jerseyans wanted to look up at the sky will be treated with a variety of celestial events this year. The first will come in April, the start of two consecutive ...

NASA Space Grants help Oregon Tech begin designing robots to handle muddy terrain and dive underwater on other ...

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:16
The OSGC Affiliate Faculty Research Incubator Program awarded $14,000 to associate professor of Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology, Dongbin “Don” Lee, Ph.D., for his work with students on a Rover Sub, an amphibious submarine ...

Perseverance rover snaps gorgeous HD panorama of Mars landing site

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:10
The car-sized Perseverance captured a gorgeous 360-degree panorama of its surroundings on the floor of Jezero Crater, which harbored a lake and a river delta billions of years ago. The ...

Blood and plasma donations needed at Lifesouth

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 22:01
By Bradley Robertson. Over Christmas break, I tested positive for COVID-19 and was sick as a dog. I don't quite know what that saying means, but I was sick. Sicker than I had ever been in my life. However, my body was able to fight the virus in bed and come ...

Cancer survivor named to SpaceX flight promoting St. Jude hospital

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:59
A 29-year-old cancer survivor, now a physician's assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will blast off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule later this year for a flight dedicated to raising money for the Memphis medical center.

Astrophysicists have created the most accurate 2D 'Flat Map' of the Earth ever made

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:58
Correcting distortions and distances seen in previous all-encompassing maps of our Big Blue Marble like the Mercatur Projection, Winkel Tripel Projection, and Richard Buckminster Fuller's polyhedral maps, astrophysicists have now composed the most ...

Astronauts will conduct a spacewalk this Sunday

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:51
NASA astronaut Victor Glover Jr. conducted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on January 27, 2021, in preparation for upcoming solar array upgrades. ( ...

Stuck propulsion valve delays second SLS test-firing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:45
A troublesome liquid oxygen valve on the Space Launch System's first flight-rated core stage will keep NASA from performing a second test-firing of the rocket's four main engines this week. NASA hoped to conduct ...

Evidence that Earth's first cells could have made specialized compartments

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:36
Date: February 24, 2021; Source: Biophysical Society; Summary: New research provides evidence that the "protocells" that formed around 3.8 billion years ago, before bacteria and single-celled organisms, could have had specialized bubble-like ...

A space-time crystal

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:34
A research team has succeeded in creating a micrometer-sized space-time crystal consisting of magnons at room temperature. With the help of a scanning transmission X-ray microscope, they were able to film the recurring periodic magnetization structure in a ...

Montana woman arrested after authorities find drugs hidden in peanut butter jars

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:33
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – A woman has been arrested in Washington County after authorities stopped her for traveling in the wrong direction and found her possession of drugs. A probable cause statement says 55-year-old Cynthia Ceynar ...

Apollo rock samples capture key moments in the Moon's early history, study find

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:27
Those events include the formation of the Moon's iron core, as well as the crystallization of the lunar magma ocean—the sea of molten rock thought to have covered the Moon for around 100 million years after the it formed.

Reclusive neutron star may have been found in famous supernova

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:16
Since astronomers captured the bright explosion of a star on February 24, 1987, researchers have been searching for the squashed stellar core that should have been left behind. A group of astronomers using data from NASA space missions and ground-based ...

Ohio State University scientists say method for 'tricking' coronavirus could be used in nasal spray, disinfectant

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 02/24/2021 - 21:15
The OSU scientists have designed protein fragments, called peptides, that mimic the receptors the coronavirus uses to cause an infection. The idea is to fool the virus into binding to the peptides before it reaches the human body.

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