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NASA Will Test a High Stakes Re-Entry Maneuver With Artemis 1 on Sunday

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 12:01
The crew of Apollo 8 had a lot of things on their minds when they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Dec. 27, 1968, after becoming the first humans to orbit the moon—and one of the biggest was the matter of the sharks. The spacecraft hit the water ...

Lasers show spread of germs every time you flush your loo

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 11:16
The spread of germs from flushing your toilet has been revealed in a series of experiments. Scientists say the 'invisible plume' - containing microscopic particles of urine, faeces and whatever else was in the loo at the time of flushing - is a health ...

Watch the moon eclipse Earth in stunning video from Artemis 1's Orion spacecraft

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 11:00
NASA shared yet more of this eye candy on Wednesday (Dec. 7), in a Twitter post that celebrated another famous moon mission.

NOAA asks for help guiding US carbon capture research

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration explores 11 ways of trying to mitigate climate change. Members of the public are being asked to review a series of strategies for mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions that have ...

Commercial toilets emit energetic and rapidly spreading aerosol plumes

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:08
Using laser light to illuminate ejected aerosols we quantify the kinematics of plumes emanating from a commercial flushometer-type toilet, and use the motion of aerosol particles to compute velocity fields of the associated flow. The toilet ...

CU scientists shine a light on what comes up when you flush

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:07
Thanks to new CU Boulder research, scientists see the impact of flushing the toilet in a whole new light—and now, the world can as well. Using bright green lasers and camera equipment, a team of CU Boulder engineers ran an experiment to reveal how tiny ...

Splashdown! Here's how NASA will recover the Artemis I Orion capsule in the Pacific Ocean

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:05
Now, the ocean engineering and marine sciences assistant professor has reported to the Navy amphibious transport ship USS Portland in San Diego. On Sunday, he'll help forecast and analyze wave dynamics to guide NASA officials ...

'Jousting ankylosaurs' whacked their peers with their 'sledgehammer-like tails'

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 10:00
Equipped with massive tails studded with spikes, ankylosaurs were heavily armored herbivores that could do real damage in a fight. Paleontologists once thought that these tank-like dinosaurs used their tail clubs solely to fight off predators ...

Dubai sky: Meteor shower to rain over UAE, astronomy group says

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 09:39
The Geminids meteor shower will be visible in UAE skies on the night of December 14. It is expected to be the last meteor shower of the year, also the biggest. According to the Dubai Astronomy Group, residents will have a chance to see this phenomenon ...

Researchers say meteorites could have paved way for life on Earth. Here's how

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 09:23
If the initial space debris had included carbonaceous chondrites a class of meteorite whose members contain significant amounts of water and small molecules, such as amino acids then it could have contributed to the evolution of life on Earth.

Working in extreme heat puts strain on foetus

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 07:43
The first study of pregnant manual workers shows the impacts heat stress can have on foetuses.

Remarkable space blast identified as black hole collision

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 06:09
A "remarkable" astronomical explosion is thought to have been triggered by the collision of stars with a black hole, scientists have said. The event, a gamma-ray burst, was detected by a space telescope and a NASA observatory.

Oldest known DNA offers glimpse of a once-lush Arctic

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 03:15
In the permafrost at the northern edge of Greenland, scientists have discovered the oldest known fragments of DNA, offering an extraordinary look at an extraordinary ancient ecosystem. The genetic material dates back at least 2 million years — that's ...

New branch on Tree of Life contains organisms unlike any others on Earth

Google Science Feeds - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 02:05
Scientists have discovered a completely new branch on the tree of life. This “supergroup” contains an incredibly diverse range of predatory microbes that are extremely different genetically from any other form of life on Earth. The tree of life is a ...

‘Doctors fitted a contraceptive coil without my consent’

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 00:05
A Danish investigation will look at a historic scandal in Greenland, but women tell the BBC of recent involuntary contraception.

'A&E is absolute chaos - I spent 15 hours on a trolley'

Health News BBC - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 00:02
A shortage of beds is causing severe overcrowding in A&E and putting patients at risk, doctors warn.

NASA's most requested photo, the 'Blue Marble', turns 50

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 23:22
The so-called "Blue Marble" photo was taken 50 years ago on December 7, 1972 during the last Apollo mission to the moon. The Apollo 17 crew – Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Jack Schmitt – were five hours and 18,000 miles into their trip to the moon when ...

Why NASA landed Apollo 17 at Taurus-Littrow valley

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 22:08
The knowledge gained from these missions — primarily from the rocks and soil the astronauts returned — was nothing short of revolutionary. And since the first lunar samples were returned to Earth in July 1969, the story of the Moon's birth and evolution ...

Watch Mars be eclipsed by the moon tonight in free webcast

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 21:56
Jump to: See Mars in person; Lunar occultation; Mars at opposition; Moon occulting Mars at opposition; Mars at opposition; Lunar occultation.

Changing the intrinsic behavior of neurons

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 12/07/2022 - 21:36
Optogenetics, the use of light to either stimulate or inhibit neurons, has long promised to revolutionize the study and treatment of neurological conditions that are caused by the over or under excitability of neurons. However, current optogenetic ...

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