Science and Technology   Tue 26 May 22:06 GMT

Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer

Space debris: Smart solutions sought to make orbital traffic safer

The UK Space Agency is seeking novel ideas to track all the pieces of debris now moving in orbit.

BBC News - an hour ago

Supercomputer simulates the impact of the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs

Supercomputer simulates the impact of the asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs

A team of researchers has managed to run 3D models from the moment that the comet hit the surface of the Earth, until the 110-mile wide crater was fully formed.

ZDNet - an hour ago

SpaceX raised more than the $500 million it was seeking in its most recent funding round

SpaceX raised more than the $500 million it was seeking in its most recent funding round

SpaceX raised well over the $500 million it was seeking in its most recent funding round, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal.

CNBC - an hour ago

Why astronomers now doubt there is an undiscovered 9th planet in our solar system

Why astronomers now doubt there is an undiscovered 9th planet in our solar system

Planet Nine is a theoretical, undiscovered giant planet in the mysterious far reaches of our solar system.

phys.org - an hour ago

SpaceX manned launch: Elon Musk has a lot riding on this rocket

SpaceX manned launch: Elon Musk has a lot riding on this rocket

Billions of dollars later, Elon Musk is ready to launch the first privately owned manned spacecraft.

Vox - 3 hours ago

New Sex Hormone Discovered by Biologists

New Sex Hormone Discovered by Biologists

New hormone that stimulates sexual functions in fish could lead to novel infertility treatments in humans. When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functi…

SciTechDaily - 3 hours ago

The rise of Elon Musk's SpaceX

The rise of Elon Musk's SpaceX

Overcoming long odds, SpaceX is on the brink of making space history. Mark Strassmann looks at the company's rise.

+Tribeca Film Festival - 3 hours ago

Massive, Never-Before-Seen Star System Puzzles Scientists

Massive, Never-Before-Seen Star System Puzzles Scientists

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists announced the second detection of a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. The event, called GW190425, is puzzling: the combined mass of the two neutron stars is greater than a…

SciTechDaily - 4 hours ago

Researchers discover new sex hormone

Researchers discover new sex hormone

When University of Ottawa biologists Kim Mitchell and Vance Trudeau began studying the effects of gene mutations in zebrafish, they uncovered new functions that regulate how males and females interact while mating. We sat down with senior author Professor Tru…

phys.org - 4 hours ago

Astronomers spot blue 'beast' of an explosion in the universe

Astronomers spot blue 'beast' of an explosion in the universe

Astronomers observed a bright burst coming from a tiny galaxy about 500 million light-years from Earth. Now, they know it was a new type of explosion in the universe, which blasted out gas and particles at more than 55% the speed of light.

CNN - 4 hours ago

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

BBC News - 4 hours ago

SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: what to expect from the company’s first human mission to space

SpaceX Crew Dragon launch: what to expect from the company’s first human mission to space

On May 27th, SpaceX is slated to launch its first human passengers to space on the company’s new Crew Dragon spacecraft. The mission is a critical test flight for NASA as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, aimed at getting private companies to crea…

The Verge - 5 hours ago

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at 'deadliest possible' angle

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs hit at 'deadliest possible' angle

The city-size asteroid that hit Earth 66 million years ago and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction came from the northeast at a steep angle, maximizing the amount of climate-changing gases unleashed into the atmosphere, a new study has found.

CNN - 5 hours ago

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Novavax starts phase I/II clinical trials, here's all you need to know about the...

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Novavax starts phase I/II clinical trials, here's all you need to know about the...

Named NVX‑CoV2373, Novavax’s vaccine is created using recombinant protein nanoparticle technology.

Firstpost - 6 hours ago

McLaren Group to lay off 1200 employees amid restructure

McLaren Group to lay off 1200 employees amid restructure

McLaren is to make around 1200 staff redundant across its automotive, technology and racing teams as part of a major restructuring of the business.

motorsport.com - 6 hours ago

Mission Update: NASA and SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

Mission Update: NASA and SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

One day prior to NASA's mission with SpaceX to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft, officials wil...

+Tribeca Film Festival - 6 hours ago

They discover that penguin feces cause gas for laughter

They discover that penguin feces cause gas for laughter

Within the research published in Science of The Total Environment, the guano of these animals stimulated the production of carbon dioxide and nitrogen in this...

explica.co - 7 hours ago

Scientists see through glass frogs' translucent camouflage

Scientists see through glass frogs' translucent camouflage

Glass frogs are well known for their see-through skin but, until now, the reason for this curious feature has received no experimental attention.

phys.org - 8 hours ago

Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain

Unique insight into development of the human brain: Model of the early embryonic brain

Stem cell researchers from the University of Copenhagen have designed a model of an early embryonic brain. The model will increase our understanding of how the human brain develops and can thereby accelerate the development of stem cell treatments for brain d…

phys.org - 8 hours ago

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

Wild Cockatoos Are Just as Smart as Lab-Raised Ones

Previous research suggested that spending a lot of time with humans might make animals more innovative. These birds had another idea.

New York Times Australia - 8 hours ago

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity threatens billions of years of evolutionary history, researchers warn

Human activity could drive extinction and destroy billions of years of evolutionary history, which has produced remarkable creatures such as the punk-haired Mary River turtle, the yellow eyed Aye Aye lemur and the Chinese crocodile, researchers have warned.

CNN - 8 hours ago

How to Watch SpaceX Launch Astronauts to the ISS

How to Watch SpaceX Launch Astronauts to the ISS

The occasion will mark the first time a private company blasts NASA astronauts into space. Here's everything you need to know.

Wired - 8 hours ago

There's so much 'green snow' in the Antarctic, you can see it from space

There's so much 'green snow' in the Antarctic, you can see it from space

Algae blooms are turning huge tracts of Antarctica into green spaces.

Mother Nature Network - 8 hours ago

Remember Last Year's Solar Eclipse? Malaysians Can See A Partial Eclipse This 21st June!

Remember Last Year's Solar Eclipse? Malaysians Can See A Partial Eclipse This 21st June!

Nature is full of wonders. Last year on 26th December, we were blessed with the sight of a full solar eclipse. On that afternoon, the skies turned dark and for a lot of us, a total solar eclipse is something that we have never experienced before prior to last…

WORLD OF BUZZ - 9 hours ago

Unexplained anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field is EVOLVING and SPLITTING in two, warn scientists

Unexplained anomaly weakening Earth’s magnetic field is EVOLVING and SPLITTING in two, warn scientists

The ESA has deployed its constellation of satellites to investigate unusual weaknesses in Earth’s magnetic field. It appears that the strange anomaly believed to be responsible is now evolving and splitting in two.

RT - 10 hours ago

Why is our galaxy’s black hole blinking at us?

Why is our galaxy’s black hole blinking at us?

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is blinking at us, and scientists think they know why. In a new researcher paper, astronomers explain that a disk of material surrounding the black hole may be producing flashes due to “hot spots” that form within it…

BGR - 10 hours ago

Elon Musk, SpaceX, & NASA Are Taking The 2nd Step Toward Mars 🚀🚀

Elon Musk, SpaceX, & NASA Are Taking The 2nd Step Toward Mars 🚀🚀

Elon Musk, SpaceX, and NASA are hand-in-hand taking that next step into the direction of Mars while making history and dreams come true. Beautiful.

CleanTechnica - 11 hours ago

Human COVID vaccine trials begin in Australia

Human COVID vaccine trials begin in Australia

US biotechnology company Novavax says a proven vaccine could be ready by the end of the year.

7news.com.au - 11 hours ago

China is officially going to Mars

China is officially going to Mars

China’s Mars mission is scheduled for July as the country ramps up its space exploration efforts Chinese space group CASC is sending an orbiter and rover to the Red Planet in the hopes of finding evidence of past or present life. China is also planning to bui…

BGR - 13 hours ago

Tencent to invest US$70 billion in 'new infrastructure'

Tencent to invest US$70 billion in 'new infrastructure'

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings will invest 500 billion yuan (US$70 billion) over the next five years in technology infrastructure including cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, the company said Tuesday.

CNA - 13 hours ago

Elon Musk realizes his mistakeWants to take back some of the tweets made during COVID-19 lockdown

Elon Musk realizes his mistakeWants to take back some of the tweets made during COVID-19 lockdown

Elon Musk created a controversy after tweeting about the lockdown amidst the pandemic.

Digital Information World - 13 hours ago

Telstra trials 5G mobile phone technology that could be up to eight times faster than 4G

Telstra trials 5G mobile phone technology that could be up to eight times faster than 4G

Trial marks the next step in 5G in Australia, as telco prepares to build a higher-speed network across the country in 2021

The Guardian - 13 hours ago

A Spreadable Interlayer Could Make Solid State Batteries More Stable and Improve Density Tenfold

A Spreadable Interlayer Could Make Solid State Batteries More Stable and Improve Density Tenfold

Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. Scientists at Chalmers and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China now present a new way of taking this promising concept closer to large-scale application. An interlayer, made of a spread…

SciTechDaily - 14 hours ago

SpaceX's first astronaut launch threatened by stormy weather

SpaceX's first astronaut launch threatened by stormy weather

Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.

Fox News - 14 hours ago

Animal Crossing’s museum is impressive, even to real-life museum professionals

Animal Crossing’s museum is impressive, even to real-life museum professionals

Real-world museum professionals praise Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ attention to detail.

Polygon - 15 hours ago

Coronavirus vaccine from Novavax undergoes human trials in Australia

Coronavirus vaccine from Novavax undergoes human trials in Australia

A US biotechnology company is beginning human trials in Australia of a coronavirus vaccine with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

PerthNow - 17 hours ago

This is an Actual Image of a Planet-Forming Disc in a Distant Star System

This is an Actual Image of a Planet-Forming Disc in a Distant Star System

We have some new images of baby planets forming around a very young star. And those images support some long-standing theories.

Universe Today - 17 hours ago

Weather outlook improves somewhat for historic SpaceX launch

Weather outlook improves somewhat for historic SpaceX launch

After heavy rain Monday, the forecast has improved for Wednesday's launch of American astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

CBS News - 17 hours ago

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico

Remains of 60 Mammoths Found in Mexico

Archaeologists said the remains found near the site of a former lake could suggest the animals were hunted after they got stuck in mud.

New York Times Australia - 19 hours ago

Astronomer confirms that humans aren't a miracle and Earth would've always evolved life

Astronomer confirms that humans aren't a miracle and Earth would've always evolved life

Sorry guys. Astronomer David Kipping has crunched the numbers, and he's here to confirm that humans ain't that great. Life would've evolved on Earth anyway.

Happy Mag - 19 hours ago

US company starts human trials in Australia in the search for a coronavirus vaccine

US company starts human trials in Australia in the search for a coronavirus vaccine

US biotechnology company has begun trials for a coronavirus vaccine after finding one that's effective on animals.

stuff.co.nz - 19 hours ago

How to spot Comet SWAN this week alongside constellations and whirlpools

How to spot Comet SWAN this week alongside constellations and whirlpools

Comet SWAN, which has a tail stretching 11 miles long, is believed to be the brightest comet we’ll see in 2020.

Daily Record - 19 hours ago

SpaceX, NASA give final 'go' for historic astronaut launch Wednesday

SpaceX, NASA give final 'go' for historic astronaut launch Wednesday

But there's a 40% chance of bad launch weather.

space.com - 21 hours ago

Argentine residents want more done about spike in neighborhood violence

Argentine residents want more done about spike in neighborhood violence

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Just like any community, the Argentine neighborhood has its share of problems. However, Argentine resident Ann Brandau feels those issues are usually ignored.  “For several months now there’s been very little response to community outcry a…

WDAF FOX4 Kansas City - 21 hours ago

What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space? | TheHill

What does Joe Biden believe about NASA, space exploration and commercial space? | TheHill

Joe Biden owes it to Americans, who are deciding whom to vote for, to reveal what he intends to do in space should he be elected.

The Hill - 21 hours ago

Scientists Find Hope For Reefs Battered By Climate Change: Bahamas Coral That Survive Hot Seas

Scientists Find Hope For Reefs Battered By Climate Change: Bahamas Coral That Survive Hot Seas

A team of scientists looking for coral that can better survive global warming have identified a hardier Caribbean coral in the Bahamas.WLRN is here for you

usf.edu - a day ago

The Coast of Antarctica is Starting to Turn Green

The Coast of Antarctica is Starting to Turn Green

Parts of Antarctica are turning green with algae blooms as the climate warms. But it's not just climate change that's causing it. It's penguins, too.

Universe Today - a day ago

“This is a golden opportunity that needs to be seized”—covid-19 and greening the economy

“This is a golden opportunity that needs to be seized”—covid-19 and greening the economy

Also on the daily podcast: the military path to American citizenship narrows and contemplating sport without spectators

The Economist - a day ago