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Fossils Reveal Pterosaur Relatives Before They Evolved Wings

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:05
An artist's rendering shows two Scleromochlus taylori reptiles, which are small and almost birdlike and. A life reconstruction of Scleromochlus taylori, discovered in Scotland in the early 1900s. It has proved difficult to ...

DeepMind's game-playing AI has beaten a 50-year-old record in computer science

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:04
The new version of AlphaZero discovered a faster way to do matrix multiplication, a core problem in computing that affects thousands of everyday computer tasks. By. Will Douglas Heavenarchive page. October 5, 2022. " ". Ms Tech | Envato.

A new route to evolution: How DNA from our mitochondria works its way into our genomes

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:00
Scientists have shown that in one in every 4,000 births, some of the genetic code from our mitochondria—the 'batteries' that power our cells—inserts itself into our DNA, revealing a surprising new insight into how humans evolve.

DeepMind AI finds new way to multiply numbers and speed up computers

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:00
Matrix multiplication – where two grids of numbers are multiplied together – is a fundamental computing task used in virtually all software to some extent, but particularly so in graphics, AI and scientific simulations. Even a small ...

JWST and Hubble teamed up to take a stunning image of two galaxies

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:55
By combining data from NASA?s James Webb Space Telescope and NASA?s Hubble. An elliptical galaxy (left) and a spiral galaxy (right) seen by JWST and Hubble. NASA, ESA ...

A Stellar 'Light Switch' Orbiting a Black Hole

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:27
Out in the center of a distant galaxy, a star is being torn apart as it circles the drain around an enormous black hole! Today's paper reports on the re-emergence of X-ray and UV emission from a star orbiting a supermassive black hole (SMBH).

Nobel prize for three chemists who made molecules 'click'

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:11
Americans Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless, and Danish scientist Morten Meldal were cited for their work on click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions. "It's all about snapping molecules together," said Johan ...

Collision may have formed the moon in mere hours

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:08
Most theories claim the moon formed out of the debris of this collision, coalescing in orbit over months or years. But on October 4, 2022, NASA announced a new simulation that puts forth a different theory.

Did magnetism shape the universe? An epic experiment suggests it did

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:01
THERE are few places on Earth where conditions get as extreme as they do at the National Ignition Facility near Los Angeles. At its heart, 192 lasers are trained on a gold cylinder roughly the size of an AA battery. As the beams converge, ...

SpaceX Will Launch Its First Russian Astronaut: How to Watch

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 14:22
The launching of NASA astronauts on SpaceX rockets has become routinely commonplace, but a Russian astronaut has yet to travel aboard the company's Crew Dragon capsule. That will change on Wednesday when the Crew-5 mission takes four astronauts to the ...

SpaceX, NASA to launch 3 astronauts and 1 cosmonaut to the ISS. Here's everything you need to know

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:13
The four crew members — astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada of NASA, astronaut Koichi Wakata of JAXA, or Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and cosmonaut Anna Kikina of Roscosmos — are on track to launch aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at 12 ...

What Can Zircons Tell Us About the Evolution of Plants?

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:05
Zircon contains zirconium, silicon, and oxygen. Other elements, like uranium and hafnium, can also sneak into its structure; uranium isotopes are radioactive and decay to lead, providing geochronologists with a way to date nearly every zircon crystal.

Molecule-Building Innovators Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:02
Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless have been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry. Click chemistry revolutionized the options available to chemists for creating the ...

Dino-killing asteroid caused global tsunami

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:00
Oceanographers at the University of Michigan said on October 4, 2022, that the asteroid that struck Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs – 66 million years ago – also triggered a vast, global tsunami. The great wave started out as more than a mile (1.6 ...

Giant planets on parade, fall meteor shower: October skywatching tips

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:04
The October night skies have a few tricks and treats in store for stargazers over the coming weeks. The giant planets Jupiter and Saturn will shine brightly this month, starting each evening in the southeast portion of the sky and then moving slowly ...

Nicole Mann will become first Native woman to go to space with latest SpaceX mission

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:00
SpaceX is scheduled to launch its fifth crewed space mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday. On board and heading the expedition as mission commander will be Nicole Mann — the first Native American woman to go to space.

See the partial solar eclipse on 25 October 2022

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 09:39
The Moon will pass in front of a part of the Sun on the morning of 25 October 2022, an event that will result in a partial solar eclipse. Advertisement. This solar eclipse will be visible from much of Europe, as well as north Africa, the Middle East ...

Asteroid smacked by NASA spacecraft now has a debris trail more than 6000 miles long

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 09:26
This plume is accelerating away from the harmless asteroid, in large part, because of pressure on it from solar radiation, said Matthew Knight of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, who made the observation along with Lowell Observatory's Teddy Kareta ...

Nobel physics winner wanted to topple quantum theory he vindicated

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 09:05
American physicist John Clauser won the 2022 Nobel Prize for a groundbreaking experiment vindicating quantum mechanics—a fundamental theory governing the subatomic world that is today the foundation for an emerging class of ultra-powerful computers.

October stargazing: What's in the sky this month?

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 07:54
It's named named after the constellation Draco - meaning the Dragon - just like your favourite Harry Potter baddy Draco Malfoy! Meteor showers are caused when the Earth meets a cloud of debris forma comet. In this case comet 21 P/ Giacobini-Zinner.