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One Satellite Has Successfully Serviced Another for the First Time Ever

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 21:09
Space vehicles, once launched, generally don't get brought into the shop for maintenance. The one exception to this rule has been the Hubble Space Telescope, and even then, we were only able to repair and restore that specific piece of equipment because ...

East-Central announces 14th coronavirus case

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:54
News Release: [Columbus, NE] – East-Central District Health Department (ECDHD) has confirmed an additional case of COVID19 within its jurisdiction, in Colfax County. This brings the total number of cases in the ECDHD four-county service area to 14 and ...

Want to Help Save Earth's Coral Reefs? NASA Creates Video Games to Protect Oceans!

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:50
Researchers are trying several distinctive methods to save endangered coral reefs from dying off due to ocean pollution, climate change, and numerous factors. Reef. (Photo : Pixabay). Researchers have been using sophisticated instruments and ...

Chemists create faster-degrading plastic for marine uses

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:49
To address the plastic environmental crisis, Cornell chemists have developed a new polymer with ample strength in a marine setting that is poised to degrade by ultraviolet radiation, according to research published March 30 in the Journal of the American ...

Can the coronavirus be spread through farts?

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:49
The smell may be hell but the mist could leave you pissed. Two Australian doctors are weighing in about the spread of the coronavirus “down under” — whether it can be spread through farts, that is. During Friday's episode of the Australian Broadcasting ...

Self-powered X-Ray detector to revolutionize imaging for medicine, security and research

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:20
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., April 20, 2020—A new X-ray detector prototype is on the brink of revolutionizing medical imaging, with dramatic reduction in radiation exposure and the associated health risks, while also boosting resolution in security scanners and ...

Strange ingredient in interstellar Comet Borisov offers a clue to its origins

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:06
Astronomers have revealed the unusual chemical composition inside 2I/Borisov, the interstellar comet that visited our solar system last year. A strange ingredient has provided new clues about where this traveling space rock originated. 2I/Borisov was ...

Picking the Right Smoker for You

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:04
Have you been in a butcher shop recently? Ever notice how the smoked meats cost substantially more than the non-smoked meats? Sure, smoked meats taste delicious, but man, it sure can be a hard pill to swallow when it comes time to pay the bill. Smoking ...

When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:01
Some 400 million years ago, animals emerged from the ocean for the first time and began to thrive on land. But after eons of evolutionary experimentation, some lineages peaced out of the terrestrial world and embraced a full-time life at sea again.

NASA telescope sees a massive planet vanish from view

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 20:00
Fomalhaut b... smashed to smithereens? NASA/ESA/A. Gaspar/G. Rieke/University of Arizona. Fomalhaut b is a ghost with a complicated history. In 2004, Paul Kalas, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, made a surprising find. Using NASA's ...

Lyrid meteor shower, the best night sky show for months, is about to peak

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 19:53
The 2012 Lyrid meteor shower as captured by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. NASA. The annual Lyrid meteor shower officially started up Thursday and will remain active for about 10 days, with the peak viewing night coming late ...

Coronavirus the musical: US scientists turn virus into melody to aid research

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 19:40
(Reuters) - From tinkling harmonies as the virus disarms cells to clashing and stormy as it replicates, U.S. scientists have translated the novel coronavirus' spiked protein structure to music in an effort to better understand the pathogen. FILE PHOTO: The ...

Releasing herds to the Arctic could help combat climate change

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 19:13
Herds of horses, bison, and reindeer can play an important role in saving the world from accelerating global warming. This is the conclusion of a recent study showing how grazing herbivores can slow the melting rate of the Arctic permafrost. A study-a ...

Coronavirus: Babies, survivors and 'floored' NHS staff

Health News BBC - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 19:09
The BBC filmed at a Lanarkshire hospital as staff cared for Covid-19 patients young and old.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peak: A Cosmic Diversion To Watch In Mahwah

Google Science Feeds - Mon, 04/20/2020 - 18:50
The Lyrids, the first of the spring and summer meteor showers called "Old Faithful," offer a chance to get outside our homes in Mahwah. By Payton Potter, Patch Staff. Apr 20, 2020 1:50 pm ET. Reply. 0. The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Tuesday night and ...

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