Layer of nanoparticles could improve LED performance and lifetime
on August 8, 2020 at 1:12 pm
Date: August 7, 2020; Source: Imperial College London; Summary: Adding a layer of nanoparticles to LED designs could help them produce more light for the same energy, and also increase their lifetime. Share: FULL STORY ...
SpaceX's toasted Crew Dragon returns home after historic NASA astronaut splashdown
by Amy Thompson on August 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule cruised into its home port Friday evening (Aug. 7), secured to one of the company's recovery vessels. Onlookers gathered at Jetty Park (while social distancing) in anticipation of the Crew Dragon's ...
CCMI Research Director Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
on August 8, 2020 at 11:49 am
The Central Caribbean Marine Institute's Director of Research, Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley has been awarded a grant from the United States National Science Foundation for a collaborative project with Tali Mass of Haifa University in Israel on “Assessing ...
Scientists measured the global magnetic field of the solar corona
by Amit Malewar on August 8, 2020 at 11:42 am
Using observations from the Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP), an international team of solar physicists has recently measured the global magnetic field of the outermost layer of the Sun's atmosphere, the solar corona. Until now, routine ...
Facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech: Evaluation
on August 8, 2020 at 11:10 am
Using inexpensive and widely available tools, scientists have developed a simple approach to visually evaluate how effectively different types of masks prevent the spread of droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, according to a new study.
Look: NASA Satellite Maps Extent of Beirut Explosion
on August 8, 2020 at 11:01 am
The world was shocked to hear the news of the explosion in Beirut caused by 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in the city's port. The explosion has claimed at least 100 lives and injured thousands of people. The explosion has also caused many to lose ...
The Perseid Meteor Shower's Peak Is Just Days Away!
on August 8, 2020 at 10:31 am
Every August marks the beginning of the Perseid meteor shower, lighting up the night sky with up to 100 shooting meteors per hour. From the 11th up to the 13th, the Perseids are expected to peak alongside the half-full moon. Depending on where you are in ...
NASA sounding rocket discovered helium structures in the solar corona
by Amit Malewar on August 8, 2020 at 9:09 am
Solar abundances have been historically assumed to be representative of cosmic abundances. However, our knowledge of the solar abundance of helium, the second most abundant element, relies mainly on models and indirect measurements through ...
Murphy: Finding some reasons to smile
by Dee Dee Murphy on August 8, 2020 at 8:19 am
Success and hope make me smile. I watch favorite movies over and over. I can't get enough of whatever the feeling is that makes them my favorite. It might make me happy, or inspire me, or make me wish I was that hero who saved the day. At the top of the list ...
No strong evidence that face coverings prevent aerosol spread of Covid-19: Hancock
by Gillian Halliday on August 8, 2020 at 7:53 am
The Health Secretary has admitted that evidence for the wearing of non-clinical masks in preventing the aerosol spread of Covid-19 is "weak". Matt Hancock was referring to a rapid review conducted by Public Health England (PHE). He was responding to a ...
NASA releases weird-looking shape of our solar system
on August 8, 2020 at 6:47 am
The scientists have not been able to figure out the shape of our solar system's heliosphere because its closest edge is more than ten billion miles from Earth. By: Tech Desk | Published: August 8, 2020 12:17:03 pm. Next. nasa solar system bubble, solar ...
NASA to remove offensive names from planets and other heavenly bodies
by Jack Hobbs on August 8, 2020 at 6:36 am
Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames. In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies ...
Mars Shows Eerie Green Aura at Night in Images Taken by NASA's MAVEN Orbiter
by CJ Robles on August 8, 2020 at 3:50 am
Mars is known as the Red Planet. However, NASA recently saw it turned green at night. According to Daily Mail, this strange phenomenon cannot be seen with human eyes, but with ultraviolet light. NASA captured the images through the Mars Atmosphere ...
Bizarre 'Fast Radio Burst' Resurfacing After 30000 Years Triggers Alarms It's Now Closer to Earth
by Isaiah Alonzo on August 8, 2020 at 3:49 am
Observatories detect a 'fast radio burst' (FRB) all around the world on April 28, 2020, emitting a powerful combination of radio and x-ray energy surges that is believed to be coming from a dead star that produced the same occurrence 30,000 years ago.
This mind-controlling fungus turns cicadas into 'aroused' zombies, manipulates them to infect more
by ANGIE MACIAS on August 8, 2020 at 3:47 am
Researchers at the West Virginia Univerisity have discovered the 'Zombie cicadas'. These cicadas 'possessed' by a mind-controlling fungus drench spores that cause the same infection. Looking at this behaviour, the scientists nicknamed the cicadas as the ...
Beirut Explosion as Seen From the Space: NASA Maps Eerie Extent of the Damage
by Giuliano J. de Leon on August 8, 2020 at 3:01 am
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed how serious the explosion that occurred in Beirut by mapping the extent of the damage. According to CNET's latest report, the space agency revealed the location where the worst damage ...
NASA mocked for discarding 'Eskimo Nebula,' 'Siamese Twins Galaxy' as 'actively harmful' terms
by Sam Dorman on August 8, 2020 at 2:51 am
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has come under fire for taking part in ongoing efforts to rid the federal government and other entities of "systemic discrimination and inequality." The agency announced on Wednesday that it would ...
NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere
on August 8, 2020 at 2:50 am
ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2020 08:19 IST. Washington [US], Aug 8 (ANI): Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists are not sure just how much there actually is in the Sun's atmosphere, where it is hard to measure.
This extensive old reptile possessed a back that eludes illustration– BGR
by Mariella Frostrup on August 8, 2020 at 2:43 am
Researchers have actually reconstructed the bone tissues and also the lifestyle of a historical varieties of reptile that possessed an exceptionally lengthy back. Tanystropheus hydroides possessed a back that used up nearly half its own body system duration, ...
North Austin man plants one flag in his yard for every Texan life lost to COVID-19
by Amanda Ruiz on August 8, 2020 at 2:26 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A North Austin artist is showcasing the deadly impact COVID-19 is having on the State of Texas by placing one flag for every Texan killed from the virus. “I started this around four months ago, we were at just under 1000. In four months' time, ...