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Physicists Build Hybrid Quantum System by Entangling Molecule With Atom – Could Enable Large-Scale Quantum ...

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:23
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have boosted their control of the fundamental properties of molecules at the quantum level by linking or “entangling” an electrically charged atom and an electrically charged molecule, ...

Return to space: Meet the astronauts set to liftoff from the Space Coast on Wednesday

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:21
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — May 27 on the Space Coast will be a day nearly a decade in the making. On July 8, 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis's three engines fired for the final time, taking four crew members from American soil into space. Wednesday will mark ...

How NASA's Astronauts Became SpaceX's Customers

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:09
It took work across three presidencies, those of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump, but the United States is at last prepared once again, after nearly a decade, to launch American astronauts into orbit from American soil on an American-built ...

Kopernik Observatory excited about SpaceX launch

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:05
VESTAL (WBNG) -- Those at Kopernik Observatory and Science Center shared their excitement with 12 news ahead of Wednesday's SpaceX launch. The observatory says, Douglas Hurley an astronaut from Apalachin, will be the pilot for the mission.

Rocketing toward history: Why spaceflight still captivates America

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:01
The pandemic has raised questions about what aspects of modern society we value. For many, Wednesday's crewed SpaceX test launch is a testament to the enduring power of inspiration and scientific progress. SpaceX/AP. NASA astronaut Robert Behnken ...

Study finds electrical fields can throw a curveball

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:57
MIT researchers have discovered a phenomenon that could be harnessed to control the movement of tiny particles floating in suspension. This approach, which requires simply applying an external electric field, may ultimately lead to new ways of performing ...

WALTERS COLUMN: Northwoods hiking trip stirs up memories

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:54
This week my field work took place in northern Taylor County on the Ice Age Trail with my pups Fire and Ruby. As you will read, my mind is all over the place. Wednesday, May 20. High 72, low 48. The last two weeks, my fishing and camping trips have been ...

Wednesday: Museum of Natural History Will Hold Special Online Event for First Space Flight in Almost a Decade

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:51
Private company SpaceX will be sending a man into space on Wednesday, the first human flight in nearly a decade. To mark the event, the Museum of Natural History is holding a Spacefest online so people can watch the launch and learn about it from the ...

A chunk of the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, which could wreak havoc on some satellites

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:49
Earth's magnetic field protects the planet from deadly solar radiation, but it isn't static. It has gotten 9% weaker, on average, in the last 200 years. Satellites that keep tabs on the field show that one weak spot over the southern Atlantic Ocean has continuously ...

New 5G switches mean battery life improvements, higher bandwidth and speeds

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:27
The 5G revolution has begun, and the first lines of phones that can access the next generation of wireless speeds have already hit the shelves. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Lille in France have built a new component ...

Review: The View from Space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:27
The View from Space: NASA's Evolving Struggle to Understand Our Home Planet by Richard B. Leshner and Thor Hogan University Press of Kansas, 2019 paperback, 256 pp. ISBN 978-0-7006-2832-2. US$29.95. Human spaceflight has always attracted an ...

Ancient 'ring of fire' galaxy found glaring at Earth across space and time

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:18
Eleven billion years ago, a hot, active, galaxy that looked like an eye glared across space. Now, using data from the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured a snapshot of its unblinking gaze. This galaxy ...

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:14
Date: May 25, 2020; Source: Queen Mary University of London; Summary: Scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's historic astronaut launch

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:12
New York (CNN Business) The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk's SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2. It will mark the first time in history ...

Coronavirus: One week in one hospital

Health News BBC - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 21:03
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.

Immune molecule's complex role in Huntington's disease

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:59
Date: May 26, 2020; Source: Picower Institute at MIT; Summary: Knocking out the immune cytokine IL-6 exacerbates symptoms in HD model mice and affects neural connection genes, a new study finds. Share: FULL STORY ...

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 in Lake, Sumter, including 10 over holiday weekend

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:57
Three new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were reported in Lake and Sumter counties, according to Tuesday's update from the Florida Department of Health. Lake reported two new cases and Sumter added one. In addition, Lake County had ...

Women with Neanderthal gene give birth to more children

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:23
Date: May 26, 2020; Source: Karolinska Institute; Summary: One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neanderthals -- a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer ...

GMRT helps detect fastest transient object with hydrogen

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:16
This is only the first discovered Fast Blue Transient Object (FBOT) in the radio frequency wavelength, showing presence of hydrogen. Written by Anjali Marar | Pune | Published: May 27, 2020 12:46:10 am. Next. Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, GMRT Pune ...

Coronavirus: Palm Bay to provide rental, utility assistance to residents in need

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 05/26/2020 - 20:08
PALM BAY, Fla. – The city of Palm Bay announced Tuesday that it would provide residents with rental and utility assistance under the Eviction Prevention/Rental and Utility Assistance Program. The program is designed to assist residents who have become ...

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