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WATCH: How NASA's Roman Space Telescope Will Uncover Lonesome Black Holes

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 05:07
One of the mission's planned surveys will use a quirk of gravity to reveal thousands of new planets beyond our solar system. The same survey will also provide the best opportunity yet to definitively detect solitary small black holes for the first time.

Black phosphorus coating kills superbugs then self-destructs

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:53
Bacteria are becoming more and more dangerous, as they evolve resistance to our best drugs. New weapons against these so-called “superbugs” are desperately needed. Now, researchers at RMIT have developed a coating that quickly kills bacteria and ...

Look: SpaceX Crew 2 Astronauts Officially Enter Quarantine Period for April 22 Launch

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:16
An update from the Commercial Crew: the four remarkable astronauts that are scheduled to launch this April 22 on NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission have officially entered their guaranty period. This is a regular routine and part of the final preparations for ...

This week in sky: the 'Occultation' of Mars

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:10
During the phenomenon, the moon will hide Mars behind it — very much like an eclipse — on the evening of April 17. The last time the occultation was visible from India was in 2008. Representation pic ...

Breathtaking cave paintings may have been caused by a lack of oxygen

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 02:36
NEW YORK, April 14 — How should we explain strange motifs in prehistoric paintings on the walls of some of Europe's caves? A recent Israeli study has come up with a surprising theory: the Paleolithic artists responsible for these masterpieces were suffering ...

5200 tons of cosmic dust fall to Earth each year

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 02:27
(NEXSTAR) – Cosmic dust falls to Earth each year, and now scientists have estimated just how much of the tiny particles from comets and asteroids make it to the green planet. According to a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science ...

Researchers create SmartFarm device to harvest air moisture for autonomous, self-sustaining urban farming

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 02:14
SmartFarm was developed by researchers from the NUS Department of Materials Science and Engineering: (left to right) Asst Prof Tan Swee Ching, Mr Qu Hao, Ms Yang Jiachen and Dr Zhang Xueping.

Mary Agyapong: Pregnant nurse’s family yet to get GoFundMe money

Health News BBC - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:54
More than £186,000 was raised on a GoFundMe page set up after Mary Agyapong died with Covid-19.

Experts Make Light Waves That Penetrate Opacity

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:40
Utrecht University and TU Wien (Vienna) researchers have developed unique light waves that can infiltrate opaque materials as if they didn't exist. A light beam will travel through a blurred medium and project the same image onto a detector that would be ...

'Mix and match' UK Covid vaccine trial expanded

Health News BBC - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:18
Using different shots for the first and second doses might give better protection, say experts.

A pink super moon will be visible across Australia this April

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:16
The second supermoon is occurring on Wednesday, May 26. This supermoon is notable because it will also be a total lunar eclipse, which will turn it into a super blood moon. The eclipse begins at 6.47pm AEST and will peak at 9.18pm.

Coronavirus Traced To Connecticut Dog That Died Unexpectedly

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:16
STORRS, CT — A 3-month-old puppy from Connecticut that died unexpectedly has tested positive for the virus that can be traced to a cause of the coronavirus, according to researchers at the university. The announcement was made Tuesday and the finding ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: When To See Fireballs In Palo Alto

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:03
LOS GATOS, CA — One thing we've all learned in Los Gatos 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 the ...

Scientists discover Mars underwent an oxygenation event

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:55
islamabad - Both Earth and Mars currently have oxidizing atmospheres, which is why iron-rich materials in daily life develop rust (a common name for iron oxide) during the oxidation reaction of iron and oxygen. The Earth has had an oxidizing atmosphere for ...

2021 Lyrid meteor shower becomes active this week: How to watch the show

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:50
The 2012 Lyrid meteor shower as captured by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. NASA. Meteor season is back with the annual peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. The first three months of most years represent a relative dry spell for ...

Listen to the music of a spider's web. Tell me what do you hear?

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:24
(Reuters) - It is an eerie, foreboding, reverberating tune, enough to send a tingle down your spine. Slideshow ( 3 images ). This is what a spiderweb sounds like. From communication to construction, spiderwebs may offer an orchestra of information, says ...

Covid: 'Israel may be reaching herd immunity'

Health News BBC - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:17
A leading doctor describes it as the "only explanation" for cases falling as restrictions are eased.

Noise Pollution Could Stop Forests from Growing

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:07
Researchers found fewer tree seedlings on noisy plots in a pinyon-juniper woodland, likely because the sound drove away animals that disperse seeds. Image. Colorado pinyon pine seedling.

Cascading effects of noise on plants persist over long periods and after noise is removed

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:00
Though noise may change moment by moment for humans, it has a more lasting effect on trees and plants. A new Cal Poly study reveals that human noise pollution affects the diversity of plant life in an ecosystem even after the noise has been removed.

These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance to Become Queen

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:54
The Indian jumping ant, Harpegnathos saltator, has many talents. This inch-long arthropod, found in flood plains across India, has a four-inch vertical leap and the ability to take down prey nearly twice its size. If that wasn't enough, these amazing ants can also ...


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