Spitzer telescope to be decommissioned after 16 years
by Laurel Kornfeld on January 21, 2020 at 1:44 am
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which has studied the universe in infrared light since its launch in August of 2003, will be decommissioned on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The space-based observatory has been a real trooper and has operated more than ...
Self-healing bacteria bricks could help us build on the moon or Mars
by Leslie Katz on January 21, 2020 at 1:34 am
Scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder shaped their material made of sand, bacteria and gel into various shapes to show its versatility. CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science. Future buildings may be teeming with bacteria, with ...
NASA Warns 5 Asteroids To Approach Earth Tomorrow
by Inigo Monzon on January 21, 2020 at 1:07 am
NASA's automated asteroid tracking system has detected a cluster of five space rocks that are currently headed for Earth. Based on the data collected by the agency, all five asteroids will enter Earth's vicinity tomorrow. According to NASA's Center for ...
Extreme Arctic melting has a new suspect: The same powerful gases screwing over the ozone
by Brittany Levine Beckman on January 20, 2020 at 11:51 pm
They were once abundant, in our hairsprays, bug sprays, and refrigerators. And then scientists figured out these substances ripped a hole in the ozone layer, leading to a 1987 plan to phase them out that over time would be agreed to by every country in the ...
The 11 mega disasters that could kill us all at any moment from supervolcanoes to a mega hurricane
by April Roach on January 20, 2020 at 11:42 pm
AFTER mega storms and relentless bush fires devastated Australia's wildlife killing more than 25 people, many around the globe are wandering what the next catastrophe could be. From the Australian bush fires to an erupting volcano in the Philippines, some ...
SpaceX completed its last test before bringing astronauts to space
by Rose McLaughlin on January 20, 2020 at 10:48 pm
SpaceX, Elon Musk's private aerospace company, successfully completed its final test flight at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule brings the company one step closer to launching astronauts into ...
SpaceX exhibit opens at Museum of Fine Art
by Nubia Reyna on January 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm
The Brownsville Community Foundation in partnership with the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art invites the community to the Boca Chica to Mars exhibit, a photographic chronicle featuring the official photography of SpaceX and various local photographers.
321 Launch: Space news you may have missed over the past week
by John McCarthy on January 20, 2020 at 8:52 pm
SpaceX cleared the last major hurdle before launching astronauts in it Crew Dragon capsule. The company nailed the in-flight abort, or IFA, test Sunday when shortly after lift off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, the Crew Dragon capsule shot away ...
Lexus Designers Draw Up Some Sweet Moon Whips
by Alyse Stanley on January 20, 2020 at 8:50 pm
Even if NASA does somehow end up making its 2024 Moon landing deadline, it still has another big problem to reckon with: How to get its astronauts around in style. Because let's face it, Boeing's bare-bones moon buggy of yesteryear is so mid-century ...
The infertility treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period 2018-2024
on January 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm
NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --. The infertility treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period 2018–2024. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05839999/?utm_source=PRN. The growing ...
Young beetles engage in sibling rivalry when competing for parental attention just like children, scientists say
by Jonathan Chadwick on January 20, 2020 at 8:03 pm
Sibling rivalry is not just commonplace in human families, but in beetles too. Advertisement. A new study suggests young beetles of the common sexton beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides) compete with each other when it comes to receiving care from their ...
Ancient Australian Crystals Unlock History of Earth's First Magnetic Field
on January 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Tiny crystals in Australia are helping scientists unlock the ancient history of our planet's first magnetic field, which disappeared hundreds of millions of years ago. And the crystals show that this field was a lot more powerful than anyone believed. That, in turn ...
New research provides evidence of strong early magnetic field around Earth
on January 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Deep within Earth, swirling liquid iron generates our planet's protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is vital for life on Earth's surface: it shields the planet from harmful solar wind and cosmic rays from the sun. Given the importance of the ...
Tipping mechanisms could spark societal change toward climate stabilization
on January 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees C requires a decarbonized world by 2050 at the latest, and a corresponding global transformation of the energy and land use systems of societies around the world. To achieve this goal of net-zero carbon by ...
Building Better Forecasts for Floods, Stocks & Other Chaotic Systems From Suboptimal Predictors
on January 20, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc. have introduced a method for enhancing the power of existing algorithms to forecast the future of unknown time series. By combining the predictions of many suboptimal forecasts, they ...
According to NASA, 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record
by Evan Gough on January 20, 2020 at 7:43 pm
NASA and the NOAA just announced that 2019 was the second hottest year on record. It barely edged out 2016, the previous warmest year. And both 2019 and 2016 are part of the global warming trend: the last five years have been the warmest five years on ...
'PigeonBot' unveiled and will bend its wings like an actual chicken
by Jack Paulson on January 20, 2020 at 7:42 pm
May just pigeons be the model for a brand-new era of flying robotics? That's what the scientists that evolved PigeonBot, a robotic pigeon with actual feathery wings, seem to be wagering. Having birdlike wings can assist air-borne equipments make a long way ...
'PigeonBot' unveiled and can bend its wings like a real bird
on January 20, 2020 at 7:38 pm
Could pigeons be the version for a brand-new generation of flying robotics? That's what the scientists that developed PigeonBot, a robot pigeon with real feathery wings, appear to be wagering. Having birdlike wings can aid air-borne equipments make far ...
lexus designs space vehicles for humans on the moon
by kieron marchese on January 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm
the design team at lexus has unveiled a series of lunar vehicles intended to help future residents on the moon. one concept – which carries a single rider – is called zero gravity, and inspired by the brand's LF-30 concept and electrified vision. lexus designs ...
Faking Emotions at Work Does More Harm Than Good
on January 20, 2020 at 7:07 pm
The adage "Fake it until you make it"—the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits—often backfires when used with coworkers, according to a study led by a University of Arizona researcher. Instead, researchers say, making an ...