Science

A constellation of tiny satellites carrying detectors that use synthetic tracking could improve our searches -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
Snake fang sharpness involves exquisite geometry. Nick Carne reports. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Researchers suggest shorter washing time can prevent bacterial spread. Nick Carne reports. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Cosmos Magazine
Researchers gain first image of a distant but important part of the Milky Way. [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Cosmos Magazine
One of the things I like about science is how — if you know your tools well and are clever enough — it allows you to solve a problem that would otherwise seem impossible. Even more fun is when the method itself feels like a Rube Goldberg machine *. Here's the [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Bad Astronomy
Showers of interstellar debris could speed up the assembly of worlds around young stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Scientific American Space
MERMAIDs offer a cheap way to "x-ray" Earth from remote places [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Science / AAAS
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Antares rocket from Virginia with Northrop Grumman's 11th operational Cygnus resupply flight to the International Space Station. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. NASA TV Wallops Clean Feed [...]
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
A closer look at lightning reveals needle-like structuresA closer look at lightning reveals needle-like structures, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01178-7Structural features have been identified on positively charged lightning channels that are not present on negatively charged ones. The discovery could explain why these two types of channel have different [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
Electrifying skyrmion bubblesElectrifying skyrmion bubbles, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01139-0An electrical analogue of the magnetic-skyrmion bubble — a swirling arrangement of magnetic moments — has been unveiled in an artificially layered oxide material, raising prospects of new physics and applications. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
Neurocranial development of the coelacanth and the evolution of the sarcopterygian headNeurocranial development of the coelacanth and the evolution of the sarcopterygian head, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1117-3Micro-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of a growth series of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae traces the ontogeny of the brain and [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
Observation of room-temperature polar skyrmionsObservation of room-temperature polar skyrmions, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1092-8Chiral polar-skyrmion bubbles are observed in superlattices of titanium-based perovskite oxides at room temperature. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
Part-revived pig brains raise slew of ethical quandariesPart-revived pig brains raise slew of ethical quandaries, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01168-9Researchers need guidance on animal use and the many issues opened up by a new study on whole-brain restoration, argue Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and Charles M. Giattino. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortemRestoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortem, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1099-1A specialized technology can restore and preserve microcirculation and cellular functions hours post-mortem in an isolated pig brain. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
‘Friendly' reviewers rate grant applications more highly‘Friendly' reviewers rate grant applications more highly, Published online: 17 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01198-3Swiss funding agency banned applicant-nominated referees after a 2016 study found evidence of bias. Those results are now being made public. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Nature
The spectacular AZURE experiment is the latest of several missions probing the interface of Earth and space over the Arctic. The post Sounding Rockets Spark Dramatic Arctic “Aurora” appeared first on Sky & Telescope. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Sky and Telescope Astronomy News
File photo of a Cygnus supply ship departing the International Space Station on Northrop Grumman's 10th cargo mission Feb. 8. Credit: NASAThe next Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station set for liftoff Wednesday from Virginia's Eastern Shore will introduce new capabilities for the commercial cargo freighter, including a [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
A two-stage Northrop Grumman Antares rocket rolled out of its horizontal integration facility Monday for the mile-journey south to launch pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia, where liftoff on a space station resupply mission is scheduled for Wednesday. Riding a self-propelled transporter/erector along a two-lane road, the Antares [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now
British data finds fishing industry a major contributor to marine plastic pollution. Nick Carne reports. [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Cosmos Magazine
The Falcon Heavy's core booster is seen moments after landing on SpaceX's drone ship Thursday. Credit: SpaceXThe core booster from the Falcon Heavy rocket that launched Thursday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida tipped over in rough seas after landing on an offshore drone ship, SpaceX officials said Monday. The [...]
Mon, Apr 15, 2019
Source: Spaceflight Now

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