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Tiny Brazilian frogs are poor jumpers because their ear canals are too small

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 14:00
In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes their study of the inner-ear anatomy of nearly 150 frogs and toads. The researchers believe that the inner ear canals of pumpkin toadlets are too small to allow them to land ...

Nasa rover sighting reignites fears about human space debris

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 12:41
Nasa's Perseverance rover typically beams back evocative images of bleak dusty landscapes, red-hued sandstorms and Martian rock samples. So its operators were surprised to receive an image on Monday of a shiny silver object resembling a discarded crisp ...

See a rare alignment of all the planets in the night sky

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:02
This rare alignment includes the five planets easily spotted with the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Each is bright enough to be seen even in light-polluted city skies, with brilliant Venus being the brightest and Mercury the ...

Artemis 1 rocket faces huge test this weekend as NASA preps for launch around the moon

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 11:00
NASA officials held a call with reporters on Wednesday (June 15) to give an update ahead of those tests, which together comprise a launch simulation known as a "wet dress rehearsal.".

'Cosmic cannibalism': Astronomers observe dead star ripping up an entire planetary system

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 09:20
This cosmic phenomenon is the first time that astronomers have observed. The white dwarf star is consuming the rock-metallic and icy material, both of which are the “ingredients of planets”.

A new ESA giant in Australia

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 09:06
Construction has begun in Australia on ESA's fourth deep-space antenna, which will help fill a gap in supporting communications and data download for upcoming missions exploring our Solar System, studying our Universe and protecting Earth from solar ...

Look to insects if you want to build tiny AI robots that are actually smart

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 07:35
Intel's neuromorphic chip, Loihi, for example, powered a spiking neural network model to control a flying robot. The end goal, however, isn't necessarily running today's complex software on new hardware, the researchers argued.

Soft corals more resilient than reef-building corals during a marine heatwave

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 07:23
Soft corals, the penned, fanned and tentacled corals, of Lord Howe Island appear more resilient to coral bleaching than their hard coral cousins, a team of marine biologists led by UNSW Science finds. Hard, reef-building corals appear to be less ...