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New approach to centuries-old 'three-body problem'

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:01
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Summary: The "three-body problem," the term coined for predicting the motion of three gravitating bodies in space, is essential for understanding a variety of astrophysical processes as well as ...

New method for putting quantum correlations to the test

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:01
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: Swansea University; Summary: An international team of physicists has identified a new technique for testing the quality of quantum correlations. Quantum computers run their algorithms on large quantum systems by creating ...

Molecular assembly line to design, test drug compounds streamlined

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 19:01
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: North Carolina State University; Summary: Researchers have fine-tuned the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis. Share: FULL STORY ...

Small Jurassic Pterosaur Had an Opposed Thumb

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:57
Life reconstruction of Kunpengopterus antipollicatus in the Tiaojishan paleoforest; opposed pollex depicted as being utilized in handling food items (a palaeontinid) and in clinging to trees (a ginkgo). Image credit: Chuang Zhao.

Atom interferometry demonstrated in space

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:53
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz; Summary: A team of scientists has managed to successfully perform atom interferometry in space - on board a sounding rocket. Share: FULL STORY ...

Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:53
Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping ...

Common drug could be used to prevent certain skin cancers

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:53
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Summary: New data suggests that an oral drug currently used in the clinical setting to treat neuromuscular diseases could also help prevent a common form of skin cancer caused by ...

Study Examines Evolution of Human Brain Organization

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:53
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—According to a Science News report, a new study of early human skulls suggests that more modern human–like brain structures began to evolve about 1.7 million years ago. It had been previously thought that such brain structures ...

Deep earthquakes within the Juan de Fuca plate produce few aftershocks

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:47
In the Cascadia subduction zone, medium- and large-sized “intraslab” earthquakes, in which the slip happens within the oceanic plate and below the continental plate, will likely produce only a few detectable aftershocks, according to a new study from the ...

Robotic ankle restores abilities for people with prostheses

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:31
A new study shows that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a ...

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

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:28
The 2012 Lyrid meteor shower as captured by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. NASA. After a long break, meteor season is back with the annual peak of the Lyrid meteor shower. The first three months of most years represent a ...

Now the “Doomsday Glacier” is melting – with dramatic consequences: – It's simple physics

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:27
The Dwights Glacier, sometimes referred to as the “Doomsday Glacier” or “Doomsday Glacier”, is unusually wide and very large in Antarctica. Over the years, researchers have measured the size of the glacier and can predict when and how the world's oceans ...

Did you see it? Meteor lights up night sky in Orange County

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 18:03
“Our #GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) appears to have captured the bright meteor as it burned up off the coast.” The meteor was designated as 2021 GW4, according to EarthSky ...

Study cements age and location of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:33
In doing so, the researchers also found two new specimens at the site—likely the earliest pieces of the Homo erectus skeleton yet discovered. Details are published today in the journal Nature Communications.

Super 'pink moon' will grace the night sky this month

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:31
Look! Up in the sky! The moon! NASA. Super pink moon. Pink supermoon. Whatever you want to call it, we'll be in for a visual treat when the full moon rises in the night sky on Monday, April 26. There are two notable components to this moon. It's known as the ...

Age of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus determined, new specimens discovered

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:26
Date: April 13, 2021; Source: American Museum of Natural History; Summary: A new study verifies the age and origin of one of the oldest specimens of Homo erectus -- a very successful early human who roamed the world for nearly 2 million years. In doing so ...

Novel theory addresses centuries-old physics problem

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:24
The 'three-body problem,' the term coined for predicting the motion of three gravitating bodies in space, is essential for understanding a variety of astrophysical processes as well as a large class of mechanical problems, and has occupied some of the world's ...

Researchers streamline molecular assembly line to design, test drug compounds

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:23
Bacteria—such as E. coli—harness biosynthesis to create molecules that are difficult to make artificially. "We already use bacteria to make a number of drugs for us," says Edward Kalkreuter, ...

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to deliver an Astrobotic lander and NASA water-hunting rover to the Moon in 2023

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:44
The launch is currently set for later in the year, and this would be Falcon Heavy's first Moon mission if all goes to plan. It would not, however, be SpaceX's first lunar outing, since the company has booked missions to launch lunar landers as early as 2022 on ...

NASA again postpones historic Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:23
Initially, NASA's “Wright Brother's moment” was slated for Sunday but was pushed back to Wednesday after the space agency discovered an issue with the aircraft's rotors. Then, late Monday, NASA said it's pushing the launch back again to modify and reinstall ...

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