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Synthetic growth lets soft robots grow like plants

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:30
A group of scientists and engineers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities who work in different fields came up with a plant-inspired extrusion process that makes it possible for synthetic materials to grow. With this new ...

Moon viewing event Saturday

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 08:07
The International Dark Sky Discovery Center, the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association and Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration will host a public “International Observe the Moon” evening in Fountain Hills.

Nasa, SpaceX study Hubble telescope re-boost mission

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:24
Nasa and the SpaceX rocket company are to study the feasibility of running a private astronaut mission to extend the life of the Hubble telescope. The orbiting observatory, one of the greatest instruments in the history of science, is gradually losing ...

15694 Pounds of Human Trash Have Already Been Left on Mars

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 07:14
In order for humans to explore and research the planet, we have sent 14 different missions to Mars. These missions, sent by several nations, have equated to thousands of pounds of discarded hardware, and inactive or crashed spacecraft.

RSV in children: Parents warned over signs of virus

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 06:33
Respiratory syncytial virus is the most common cause of bronchiolitis in children aged under two.

Cosmic radiation backgrounds from primordial black holes

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:41
Recent measurements of the cosmic X-ray and radio backgrounds (CXB/CRB, respectively) obtained with Chandra and ARCADE2 report signals in excess of those expected from known sources, suggesting the presence of a yet undiscovered population of emitters.

'Choosing between heat and nappies is my biggest worry'

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 03:30
With the energy price cap set to rise, BBC News talks to Kezia, who struggles on a prepayment meter.

New Asteroid Strike Images Show Impact Much Bigger Than Expected

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:39
The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected. The world's telescopes turned ...

Record number of nurses quitting the NHS

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 02:31
Experts call for urgent action to stem brain drain of staff as 40,000 walk away from health service.

NASA May Let Billionaire Astronaut and SpaceX Lift Hubble Telescope

Google Science Feeds - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 01:28
If you've got a telescope in danger of falling out of orbit, who are you going to call? The United States Space Force? Nope. NASA? Maybe not. Billionaires? Apparently, that is indeed a possibility. The billionaires in question are Elon Musk, ...

What is Ebola and why is Uganda's outbreak so serious?

Health News BBC - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 01:19
It is proving more difficult to deal with as vaccines are not available for a rare strain of the virus.

Fish fossils found in China include the oldest teeth ever discovered, never-before-seen species

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 23:32
Paleontologists unearthed fish teeth that are 14 million years older than any other teeth found from any species – and the discovery could rewrite our understanding of early evolution. Four studies published Wednesday in the peer-reviewed journal ...

Scientists in Minnesota uncover possible meteor crash site from 500M years ago

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 22:13
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have discovered the site of a massive meteoroid crash from about 500 million years ago. It was supposed to be a typical geologic re-mapping of Dakota County, but instead, ...

3 Russian cosmonauts return safely from Intl Space Station

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 21:49
Three Russian cosmonauts returned safely Thursday from a mission to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft carrying Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergey Korsakov touched down softly at 4:57 p.m. at a designated site in the ...

Scientists May Have Discovered Remnants of the Universe's First Stars

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 21:46
Astronomers may've found chemical proof of the universe's first stars, also known as Population III stars, lurking in a distant quasar. Why it matters. Population III stars have never been seen by humanity, but they could be key for understanding the ...

Liquid Water Below Mars Ice Cap? Scientists Offer New Evidence

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 20:08
White swirls of ice look like cappuccino foam with dark red and brown surroundings on the. ESA's Mars Express captured a swirling view of Mars' frigid south pole. ESA/DLR/FU ...

Webb telescope spies a celestial sparkler among the universe's earliest galaxies

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 19:52
Webb's first image shows SMACS 0723, where a massive group of galaxy clusters act as a magnifying glass for the objects behind them. Called gravitational lensing, this created Webb's first deep field view that includes incredibly ...

Discovery of 'fingerprint' confirms alarming predictions of Greenland ice sheet melt

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 19:13
The discovery confirms and adds confidence to the sea level changes forecast by computational models. They are critical for understanding the consequences of climate change and preparing for future hazards. It is now more than clear that the ...

News at a glance: Earth science satellites, Global Fund's haul, and Neptune's rings

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 19:07
Harmony's two satellites will carry infrared sensors and radar receivers to observe the turbulent waves, winds, and eddies that govern the interchange of heat and gases between the oceans and atmosphere. Scientists know oceans soak up more ...

Biomarkers used to track benefits of anti-aging therapies can be misleading, suggests the 'Lifespan Machine'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 09/29/2022 - 19:01
Individuals could use a biomarker of aging to track their biological age over time, measure the effect of diet, exercise, and drugs and predict their effects to extend lifespan or improve quality of life. Medicines could be designed and identified based on ...

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