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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: When To See Fireballs In Sherborn

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 23:00
The Lyrids kick off the spring and summer meteor shower season with an Earth Day predawn peak over Sherborn. The shower overlaps with the long-running Eta Aquariids. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images, File ). SHERBORN, MA — One thing we've all learned in ...

MIT scientists translated spider webs into music. It could help us talk to them

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:43
Listening to the music while moving through the VR spider web lets you see and hear these structural changes and gives a better idea of how spiders see the world, he told CNN. "Spiders have very ...

Meet the SpaceX Dragon Crew-2 team: JAXA's Akihiko Hoshide

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:42
The Japanese astronaut was on the International Space Station when the Dragon cargo capsule made its first supply mission in 2012. Now Hoshide and three other astronauts will be the "cargo" for the next SpaceX mission ...

NASA's newly-extended InSight lander might be running out of life

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:34
Of all the missions that NASA has sent to Mars over the past decade, the InSight lander might be the one that has caused the most problems. The lander successfully touched down on Mars a couple of years back and it quickly became clear that something ...

Reality column: The Earth is literally dying as we speak

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:12
Quite frankly, I may not be able to see a long-lived, successful career for the reason of the human race's apparent fragility. All I hear about is how my generation “is the future ...

Toxic gas in rat brains shows potential for new dementia treatments

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:04
Date: April 14, 2021; Source: University of Reading; Summary: A potential treatment for dementia and epilepsy could look to reduce the amounts of a toxic gas in the brain has been revealed in a new study using rat brain cells. Share: FULL STORY ...

Police Respond to 38 Public Health Order Calls Since January

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 22:03
During the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, a statistical extract for March was presented. The extract showed that the police service responded to 38 calls from January to March of this year.

New research uncovers mysteries behind little swirling groups of atoms

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:51
Exploring and manipulating the behavior of polar vortices in materials may lead to new technology for faster data transfer and storage. Our high-speed, high-bandwidth world constantly requires new ways to process and store information. Semiconductors and ...

Searching for ultralight bosons using black holes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:51
Ultralight bosons are theoretical particles that have a mass of less than a billionth of the mass of an electron. As they rarely interact with their surroundings, they thus have far eluded searches to confirm their existence. If they are present, then the ultralight ...

Cal Poly Pomona chatbot takes on deeper role for students in distance learning

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:17
POMONA, Calif. — Sometimes you need to talk to someone. For many students at Cal Poly Pomona, that "someone" is a robot named Billy. Administrators launched Billy Chat to remind students about registration and other college tasks, but Billy took on a ...

Covid vaccines: 'I jumped at the chance to get my jab early'

Health News BBC - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 21:15
Lawrence Dixon, 30, signed up to the reserve list in the morning and received a jab that evening.

Fireball captured passing 'exceptionally close' to Earth

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:58
Well, that was too close for comfort. A fireball that streaked across the sky Monday was so close to Earth that the American Meteor Society received 259 reports and nine videos of its celestial sprint. In Grand Bahama, residents didn't only see it, but heard a ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: When To See Fireballs In Connecticut

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:55
CONNECTICUT — One thing we've all learned in Connecticut over the last year is the enjoyment of simple pleasures like nights spent under a canopy of stars. It's even better when fireballs blaze across the sky — the brighter-than-normal shooting stars that ...

An on-off switch for gene editing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:50
New, reversible CRISPR method can control gene expression while leaving underlying DNA sequence unchanged. Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute. Publication Date ...

Astronauts need a fridge; engineers are building one that works in zero gravity

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:02
A team of engineers from Purdue University, Air Squared Inc., and Whirlpool Corporation is working on building a fridge for zero gravity that operates in different orientations and just as well as the one in your kitchen, giving astronauts access to longer-lasting ...

Utah State's Space Dynamics Laboratory Wins NASA Solar Radiation Instrument Contract

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:58
SDL will develop the new instrument, named Libera, under the supervision of Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Pilewskie from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Libera is named after ...

NASA satellite data could detect volcanic unrest years before eruptions

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:57
Although there are already recognizable signals that a volcano is likely to erupt, including seismic activity, changes in gas emissions and sudden ground deformation, accurate predictions are tricky. In addition, ...

4000-Year-Old Carved Stone Slab is Europe's Oldest Known Map

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:52
The 4,000-year-old stone slab found in France. Image credit: Nicolas et al. The Bronze Age stone slab measures 3.86 m long and 2.1 m wide, and dates from between 2150 ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: When To See Fireballs In Wellesley

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:50
WELLESLEY, MA — One thing we've all learned in Wellesley over the last year is the enjoyment of simple pleasures like nights spent under a canopy of stars. It's even better when fireballs blaze across the sky — the brighter-than-normal shooting stars that ...

New evidence suggests gender-based labour division as farming spread in Europe

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:49
A new investigation of stone tools buried in graves provides evidence supporting the existence of a gender-based division of different types of labour at the start of the Neolithic period. The new findings were laid out in a new paper published recently in the ...

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