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This giant isopod lives in the crater of a dinosaur-killing asteroid

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:33
Researchers have discovered a new species of the mysterious deep-sea isopod Bathonymus in the famous underwater crater. Called Bathonymus yucatanensis, or B. yucatanensis for short, these crustaceans dwell in the deepest part of the ocean called the the ...

Apul leds NASA-backed research using nanobubbles for water treatment to support space exploration

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 18:05
Onur Apul, an assistant professor of environmental engineering at University of Maine, will lead a $1.1 million multi-institutional investigation backed by NASA to explore whether nanobubbles can support space exploration, including water treatment on ...

August full moon may be another big, bright supermoon. Here's when to see it.

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:04
The timing will be bad for anyone trying to view the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is scheduled to reach its peak overnight Thursday and overnight Friday — the same two days the moon will be full. As a result, the bright moonlight will cut down on ...

The Earth spun faster than usual on June 29 and triggered climate anxiety — here's how to cope

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:01
For many, these new findings — coupled with the severe heat we've been experiencing around the world and the extreme flooding in Kentucky and Missouri — are triggering feelings of climate anxiety.

Violent supermassive black hole with twisting jet may help Milky Way observations

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 17:00
The Event Horizon Telescope, in collaboration with two other radio-telescope arrays, has imaged the powerful, near-light-speed jet of a blazar, and found it to be twisted, possibly as a result of one black hole orbiting another.

A new shortcut for quantum simulations could unlock new doors for technology

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:42
A new study from three University of Chicago scientists suggests a new way to work with the complex mathematics behind quantum phase transitions, which could help lead to new discoveries and technologies. Copyright Tamara Kulikova/ ...

Direct evidence for phosphorus limitation on Amazon forest productivity

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:33
The productivity of rainforests growing on highly weathered tropical soils is expected to be limited by phosphorus availability. Yet, controlled fertilization experiments have been unable to demonstrate a dominant role for phosphorus in controlling ...

Giant impacts and the origin and evolution of continents

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:18
Earth is the only planet known to have continents, although how they formed and evolved is unclear. Here using the oxygen isotope compositions of dated magmatic zircon, we show that the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia, Earth's best-preserved ...

NASA Studies Find Previously Unknown Loss of Antarctic Ice

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:17
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing. The greatest uncertainty in forecasting global sea level rise is how Antarctica's ...

Sea sponges launch slow-motion snot rockets to clean their pores

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:02
The next time you spot a sea sponge, say “gesundheit!” Some sponges regularly “sneeze” to clear debris from their porous bodies. As filter feeders, sponges draw in water through inlet pores — called ostia — and strain it through an internal canal ...

Antarctica's 'sleeping giant' risks melting, threatens spike in sea levels

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 16:01
Scientists say the window for protecting the world's largest ice sheet from significantly shrinking is narrowing, with troubling new predictions that it has the potential to unleash sea level rises of up to 16½ feet over the long term if greenhouse gas ...

Student payloads to fly on RocketStar suborbital test flight

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 15:54
The UCF payload is designed to simulate asteroid particle activity during the suborbital flight. Students, who have flown a similar payload on the International Space Station, are investigating particle collisions inside a device they developed.

Astronomers May Have Found the Galaxy's Youngest Planet

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 15:08
Over the last 30 years, astronomers have found more than 5,000 exoplanets, an eclectic menagerie of worlds far from our stellar neighborhood. The latest may be a mere infant. In the journal The Astrophysical Journal Letters, scientists on Tuesday ...

37000-year-old mammoth butchering site may be oldest evidence of humans in North America

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:51
An excavation of the Hartley site revealed the incomplete remains of two mammoths, believed to be an adult female and a juvenile. Most of the bones were grouped in a large pile, with the adult female's skull lying on top.

Minoo Rathnasabapathy Speaks on BBC and ABC News Australia about Space Sustainability

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:03
Dr. Minoo Rathnasabapathy was recently featured in two major news outlets to discuss space sustainability and her work with the Space Sustainability Rating project. BBC CLICK. BBC CLICK, a weekly flagship technology show of BBC World News recorded a ...

Saturn at opposition: See the Lord of the Rings at its best this month

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 14:00
If you step outside on Thursday (Aug. 11) and look toward the east-southeast horizon shortly after 9 p.m. local time, you'll see the August full moon slowly ascending the sky. And as you watch, take note also of a bright yellow-white "star" shining to the ...

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:32
A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined. Such new principles may have applications in new forms of locomotion without ...

New Molecular Editing Method Expands Drug Design Possibilities

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:06
A powerful new approach for the precise, flexible modification of a broad class of chemical compounds called bicyclic aza-arenes—which are commonly used to build drug molecules—has been developed. The approach is expected to be readily adopted by the ...

For Some Dolphins, the Key to Mating is Rolling With a Tight, Noisy Crew

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 13:00
A pair of studies show that male bottlenose dolphins rely on wingmen when wooing mates—and that they cultivate these friendships by being vocal. Full Transcript. Karen Hopkin: This ...

Tonight is the last chance to see a beautiful supermoon in the UK sky this year

Google Science Feeds - Wed, 08/10/2022 - 12:52
For the fourth and final time this year the moon will be larger and brighter than usual as it reaches its closest distance to Earth during its orbit. The good news for stargazers and anyone else ...

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