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Record-breaking laser link could help us test whether Einstein was right

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 23:16
Scientists from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and The University of Western Australia (UWA) have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere. In a study published in the ...

Tiny particles formed from trace gases can seed open ocean clouds

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 23:16
When sunlight reacts with trace gas molecules in the marine boundary layer, the half-a-mile-thick layer of atmosphere that sits above the open ocean, tiny aerosols are forged -- a process called new particle formation.

Blue envelope plan for Scottish jab dates delayed

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 23:04
Vaccination appointments for over 70s in Scotland will arrive on Monday as planned - but in white envelopes.

3D-Printed Nanosatellite Thruster Emits Pure Ions for Propulsion

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 23:03
The nanosatellite thruster created by MIT researchers is the first of its kind to be entirely additively manufactured, using a combination of 3D printing and hydrothermal growth of zinc oxide nanowires. It is also the first thruster of this type to produce pure ions from ...

Student uses zebrafish to study spinal deformities

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 22:06
Date: January 22, 2021; Source: University of Cincinnati; Summary: Molecular developmental biologists used zebrafish embryos to study a gene mutation that causes scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine that typically occurs in humans just before ...

Lack of sleep, stress can lead to symptoms resembling concussion

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 21:55
A new study suggests that a lot of people might be going through life with symptoms that resemble concussion - a finding supporting researchers' argument that athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and treated on a highly individualized ...

Revolutionary proposal. Humans have been able to live in a colony of thousands of moons around the dwarf planet Cyrus

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 21:47
This work, by Peka Janhun, an astronomer at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, suggests the construction of a large human habitation system with thousands of cylindrical structures that can accommodate 57,000 people. He describes ...

What's Happening in Space Policy January 24-30, 2021

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 21:36
L-R: front row, Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Ron McNair. Back row, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnick. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), the ...

Building a Colony on an Asteroid Belt Is the New Wild Ambition of Astronomers

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 20:52
Who said that the human race should build a colony only on Mars? Of course, everybody dreams about preparing ourselves a new home way beyond our solar system, whether we're fans of sci-fi movies or not. But while the current technology is definitely not ...

Astro Bob: Stroll with the moon through the Winter Hexagon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 20:39
Sunday through Tuesday nights, January 24-26, the bright moon will guide you to one of the sky's most sparkling sights. Written By: Bob King for the Duluth News Tribune | Jan 24th 2021 - 2pm. The Winter Hexagon is the gem of the winter sky. (Stellarium). ×.

Astro Bob: Stroll with the moon through the Winter Hexagon

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 20:38
Sunday through Tuesday nights, January 24-26, the bright moon will guide you to one of the sky's most sparkling sights. Written By: Bob King for the Duluth News Tribune | Jan 24th 2021 - 2pm. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter ...

Ghosts have voices... or do they? Science is demystifying why some people hear them

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 20:18
Maybe some people watch too many paranormal documentaries and have become positive they hear creaking or moaning in the dark, but for others, hearing the dead speak out of nowhere is hardly the stuff of nightmares. Some people are more likely to ...

New technique builds super-hard metals from nanoparticles

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 20:03
Date: January 23, 2021; Source: Brown University; Summary: Researchers have shown a way to make bulk metals by smashing tiny metal nanoparticles together, which allows for customized grain structures and improved mechanical and other properties.

SpaceX successfully launches ridesharing mission off Florida coast

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 19:50
The SpaceX rideshare mission includes government and private customer payloads, as well as a dozen smaller nanosatellites. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Launch Complex 40. The launch window opened at 10 a.m. Sunday. It ...

Update on the 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby TRAPPIST-1

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 19:05
A new study of the seven Earth-sized exoplanets around TRAPPIST-1 indicate that all 7 planets are extremely similar to each other in makeup, but potentially quite different from Earth. Sharing is caring! Tweet. Share. Pin. Mail. Share. Large sun with 8 spheres ...

Using CRISPR Genetic Technology to Catch Cancer in the Act

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 18:25
The exact moment of metastasis is fleeting, lost in the millions of divisions that take place in a tumor. “These events are typically impossible to monitor in real time,” says Jonathan Weissman, MIT professor of biology and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ...

6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on Its Way to Mars

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:27
Ingenuity, a technology experiment, is preparing to attempt the first powered, controlled flight on the Red Planet. When NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars on February 18, 2021, it will be carrying a small but mighty passenger: Ingenuity, the Mars ...

SpaceX sends more than 100 satellites skyward in a dazzling Sunday launch

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:16
It's been a busy weekend for SpaceX. The company sent yet another rocket racing off into orbit on Sunday morning after a planned Saturday launch was called off due to inclement weather. The rocket, dubbed Transporter-1, is loaded with some very special ...

South Africa coronavirus variant: 77 cases found in UK

Health News BBC - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:09
Ministers are due to meet on Monday to consider whether to tighten the UK's border restrictions further.

SpaceX launches record-breaking mission from Florida on rare trajectory

Google Science Feeds - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 17:06
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vaulted dozens of payloads to orbit Sunday, successfully wrapping up a record-breaking mission that included a rarely seen Florida launch trajectory. At 10 a.m. sharp, the 230-foot rocket blasted off Cape Canaveral Space Force ...

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