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Scientists Discover Chemicals Needed for Life on Venus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:47
Not only that, but Rakesh Mogul and other researchers from Cal Poly Pomona suggest "biologically relevant chemicals" exist in the air surrounding Venus. Here on Earth, phosphine, of course, is ...

It now seems likely that Starliner will not launch crew until early 2022

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 23:03
The primary issue is the availability of space station docking ports fitted with an "international docking adapter," which are used by SpaceX's Crew Dragon, Cargo Dragon 2, and Starliner vehicles. There are presently two ...

Three virus patients die at a hospital in Romania after its oxygen supply malfunctions.

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 22:01
It was also another fatal setback for Romania's ageing and overwhelmed health care system, which has suffered two fires in Covid-19 wards in recent months, killing at least 15 people. Ventilators shut down at ...

Physicists On Verge Of Discovering New Subatomic Particle

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:58
Recent experiments conducted in Illinois show the potential for particles that are not predicted by the Standard Model, the system used to classify known particles and forces of nature. Los Alamos Scientist William Louis says Standard Model particles make up ...

See Fireballs In Danville Amid Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:50
The Lyrids peak is a perfect start to Earth Day in Tri-Valley. Known for fireballs, the meteor shower overlaps with the Eta Aquariids. Courtney ...

Scientists turn spider webs into otherworldly music

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:43
“The spider lives in an environment of vibrating strings,” says principal investigator Markus Buehler, Ph.D., in a media release. “They don't see very well, so they sense their world through vibrations, which have different frequencies.”.

5200 tons of cosmic dust fall to Earth each year

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:22
As you can imagine, it's tricky to quantify extraterrestrial dust. But researchers in Antarctica developed a method that allows them to track the quantity of space dust in snow, which they extrapolated to estimate the yearly output of space dust.

Reducing ocean acidification by removing carbon dioxide: Two targets for cutting-edge research

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:03
It is now widely recognized that in order to reach the target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels (as the objective of the Paris agreement), cutting the carbon emissions even at an unprecedented pace will not be sufficient, but ...

Engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:01
So says UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi. His new research, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over speed bumps poses a danger for ...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy picked to deliver lunar rover to moon's south pole

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:55
Falcon Heavy's second launch, in 2019. SpaceX. A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will take on its most dramatic mission yet when it launches a lunar lander to the moon in 2023. Pittsburgh-based space robotics startup Astrobotic announced Tuesday it had ...

Meet the SpaceX Dragon Crew-2 team: ESA's Thomas Pesquet

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:44
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — What started out as a cardboard spaceship and some encouragement from his parents became a real-world career for Thomas Pesquet, one of France's most famous astronauts.

Neanderthal kids were just as obnoxious as human children

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:36
Neanderthals don't exist anymore, and while there is a lot of debate over how they died out and what role our species of human ancestors might have played in their demise, as we learn more and more about how they lived, we're realizing that they were a lot ...

UBCO engineer cautions pregnant women about speed bumps

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:06
Slow down. Baby on board. So says UBC Okanagan researcher and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hadi Mohammadi. His new research, conducted in collaboration with Sharif University of Technology, determines that accelerating over ...

Simple genetic modification aims to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:54
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: eLife; Summary: Altering a mosquito's gut genes to make them spread antimalarial genes to the next generation of their species shows promise as an approach to curb malaria. Share: FULL STORY ...

Let us now listen to the music of the spiders

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:46
The humble spider has always been well represented in the musical world, from Ziggy Stardust and No Doubt to The Who, Wilco, and Lil B's amateur arachnology. For too long, though, we've refused to let the little multi-limbed creeps relate their experiences ...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch moon lander with NASA water-hunting rover

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:44
The Griffin-1 lander will be carrying NASA's water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration, known as VIPER. Astrobotic was selected by NASA in 2020 to deliver VIPER to the south pole of the moon under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services ...

Spotting Early Signs of Lewy Body Dementia

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:44
Lewy Body can lead to several problems with body movement, thinking, mood, and behavior. Dr. James Galvin, a professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine joins Gayle Guyardo ...

Fireball meteor burns up over South Florida

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:40
A sparkling fireball zoomed across the sky near West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday night (April 13), and local news teams and home security systems caught footage of its dramatic descent. @CoralTap Just saw this in the sky from Parkland at 10:16PM.

NASA satellites detect signs of volcanic unrest years before eruptions

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:34
This is, in part, because no two volcanoes behave in exactly the same way and because few of the world's 1,500 or so active volcanoes have monitoring systems in place. Under the best of circumstances, scientists can accurately forecast an eruption of a ...

Surprisingly, humans recognize joyful screams faster than fearful screams

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:13
Screams of joy appear to be easier for our brains to comprehend than screams of fear, a new study suggests. The results add a surprising new layer to scientists' long-held notion that our brains are wired to quickly recognize and respond to fearful screams as ...

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