Science

The Library of Congress has your back -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Scientific American News
Artist Kelly Murphy provides a peek behind the scenes, and describes how she developed an illustration for the December 2017 issue -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Scientific American News
A spaceship brings supplies to the International Space Station. [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Mass evacuations after nuclear power plant failures are expensive and don't really save lives, safety analysts suggest. Andrew Masterson reports. [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Cosmos Magazine
With a large enough sample, photons average the same distance regardless of obstacles. Andrew P Street reports. [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Office of Research Integrity Director Kathy Partin moving to 90-day detail at another agency [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Science / AAAS
London's loss, as a result of Brexit vote, is lamented by U.K. researchers [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: Science / AAAS
Nature advance online publication 20 November 2017. doi:10.1038/nature24641 Authors: Kuangbiao Liao, Thomas C. Pickel, Vyacheslav Boyarskikh, John Bacsa, Djamaladdin G. Musaev & Huw M. L. Davies The synthesis of complex organic compounds usually relies on controlling the reactions of the functional groups. In recent years, it has become possible to carry out [...]
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Source: Nature AOP
Credit: ULA/Walter Scriptunas IIA United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket climbed into space Saturday from California with a $1.6 billion polar-orbiting weather satellite for NOAA, the first of four upgraded observatories designed to keep vital meteorological data flowing to forecasters for the next two decades. The government-owned weather sentinel was deployed [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Source: Spaceflight Now
'David and Goliath' weather eyes launched into orbit [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Source: Science / AAAS
NOAA's new JPSS 1 weather satellite deployed from its Delta 2 launcher in an orbit more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) above Earth nearly one hour after blasting off from California. Fully fueled with a launch mass around 5,025 pounds (2,280 kilograms), the JPSS 1 satellite is beginning a seven-year mission [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Source: Spaceflight Now
A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket lifted off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with the JPSS 1 weather satellite, the first in a new line of polar-orbiting observatories for NOAA. The 128-foot-tall (39-meter) rocket climbed into the sky from Space Launch Complex 2-West at 1:47:36 a.m. EST [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Source: Spaceflight Now
A portrait of the world's most recognizable person, Jesus Christ, painted by an icon whose renown doesn't trail too far behind, Leonardo da Vinci, on Wednesday sold at auction for $450.3 million, setting a new record for artistic largesse. Only a handful of authentic da Vinci paintings exist today, and Salvator [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Discover Magazine
Antarctica, a land of near-lunar desolation and conditions so bleak few plants or animals dare stay, was once covered with a blanket of lush greenery. The conception of the ice-coated continent as a forested Eden emerged in the early 1900s when Robert Falcon Scott, a British explorer, found plant fossils during [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Discover Magazine
The Atlas bipedal robot made by Boston Dynamics just showed off its new move: a perfectly executed backflip. And the humanoid robot stuck its landing better than most professional gymnasts—no hesitation, no wobble, nothing. Boston Dynamics, which was acquired by Alphabet (Google's parent company) in 2013 and then sold this year, [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Discover Magazine
National Science Foundation will look for partners to provide extra financial support for Puerto Rico facility -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Scientific American Space
Charles Darwin was a busy man. When he wasn't advancing his groundbreaking theory of evolution by natural selection, he could be found carefully analyzing the contents of bird vomit and droppings. No, this wasn't an obscure hobby. He was getting his hands dirty to stack up more evidence to support one [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Discover Magazine
The habitable volume of the Apollo lunar module was just 160 cubic feet. That might sound like a lot for two men, but when you consider that it was filled with the bulky lunar EVA suits and life support systems, rocks collected from the surface, and all the other things [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Discover Magazine
Living in low-oxygen waters eventually led to surprising innovations in animals [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Science / AAAS
Q&A with Stanford University bioengineer Manu Prakash [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Science / AAAS

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