Science and Technology   Thu 4 Jun 19:36 GMT

New SpaceX launch: Starlink closes in on 800 internet-beaming satellite target for US service

New SpaceX launch: Starlink closes in on 800 internet-beaming satellite target for US service

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites after asking the US for permission to launch 30,000 second-generation units.

ZDNet - 33 minutes ago

Groundbreaking Israeli microscope can change the face of tech — scientists

Groundbreaking Israeli microscope can change the face of tech — scientists

Professor Ido Kaminer says he has given the electron microscope the ultimate upgrade — from a machine that takes 'stills' to one that 'makes movies'

The Times of Israel - 33 minutes ago

One-of-a-kind microscope enables breakthrough in quantum science

One-of-a-kind microscope enables breakthrough in quantum science

Technion Professor Ido Kaminer and his team have made a dramatic breakthrough in the field of quantum science: a quantum microscope that records the flow of light, enabling the direct observation of light trapped inside a photonic crystal.

phys.org - 2 hours ago

Two lefties make a right, if you're a rare garden snail

Two lefties make a right, if you're a rare garden snail

A scientific journey that began with a lovelorn snail has provided new information regarding the cause of that snail's rare shell. Its shell coiled counterclockwise to the left instead of the right, which made it a sinistral snail.

CNN - 3 hours ago

Kerry-based firm Fexco to lay off up to 150 staff

Kerry-based firm Fexco to lay off up to 150 staff

Kerry-based financial services and technology company Fexco is to cut its workforce in Ireland by at least 150 people.

RTE - 4 hours ago

Asteroid as large as Empire State Building to zoom past Earth, NASA says

Asteroid as large as Empire State Building to zoom past Earth, NASA says

Asteroid 2002 NN4 is estimated to be 820-1,870 feet in diameter and is expected to fly by Earth this weekend.

CBS News - 4 hours ago

Expanded programme to place and train 3000 Singaporeans in tech jobs over next two to three years

Expanded programme to place and train 3000 Singaporeans in tech jobs over next two to three years

SINGAPORE: An existing government programme will be expanded to place 3,000 Singaporeans in technology-related jobs and train them over the next two to three years, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on Thursday (Jun 4).

CNA - 4 hours ago

The Extraordinary Sample-Gathering System of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

The Extraordinary Sample-Gathering System of NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

Two astronauts collected Moon rocks on Apollo 11. It will take three robotic systems working together to gather up the first Mars rock samples for return to Earth.

NASA - 5 hours ago

Black holes? They are like a hologram

Black holes? They are like a hologram

According to new research by SISSA, ICTP and INFN, black holes could be like holograms, in which all the information to produce a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface. As affirmed by quantum theories, black holes could be incredibly…

phys.org - 5 hours ago

Toy dinosaur that joined astronauts on SpaceX flight extinct at most stores

Toy dinosaur that joined astronauts on SpaceX flight extinct at most stores

Tremor the Apatosaurus has left the Earth.

CNET - 6 hours ago

Rapid evolution is making red foxes more like dogs in 1 distinct way

Rapid evolution is making red foxes more like dogs in 1 distinct way

Foxes in London are evolving rapidly to become better suited to living among humans, new research shows. This may prime them for domestication.

Inverse - 6 hours ago

Scientists Create Synthetic Red Blood Cells That Mimic Natural Ones, Plus Have New Abilities

Scientists Create Synthetic Red Blood Cells That Mimic Natural Ones, Plus Have New Abilities

Scientists have tried to develop synthetic red blood cells that mimic the favorable properties of natural ones, such as flexibility, oxygen transport and long circulation times. But so far, most artificial red blood cells have had one or a few, but not all, k…

SciTechDaily - 6 hours ago

SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink internet satellites, pushes total to nearly 500

SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink internet satellites, pushes total to nearly 500

The sixth Starlink launch this year moves the company closer to initial space-based internet service

CBS News - 7 hours ago

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Suffers Its Most Extensive Coral Bleaching Event

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Suffers Its Most Extensive Coral Bleaching Event

If global warming trends continue, the Great Barrier Reef will be destroyed.

HuffPost - 7 hours ago

NASA InSight lander finally pushes its burrowing 'mole' into Mars

NASA InSight lander finally pushes its burrowing 'mole' into Mars

The next steps will be critical for the struggling heat probe.

CNET - 7 hours ago

Study of 200000 Galaxies Reveals the Entire Universe Might Have Been Spinning in One Direction Early On

Study of 200000 Galaxies Reveals the Entire Universe Might Have Been Spinning in One Direction Early On

A new study finds evidence that the universe as a whole is rotating, and that could have big implications for cosmology.

Universe Today - 7 hours ago

Ultra-bright X-ray source awakens near a galaxy not so far away

Ultra-bright X-ray source awakens near a galaxy not so far away

A new ultra-bright source of X-rays has awakened in between our galactic neighbors the Magellanic Clouds, after a 26-year slumber. This is the second-closest such object known to date, with a brightness greater than a million Suns. The discovery is published …

phys.org - 10 hours ago

NASA solar spacecraft captures comet Atlas streaking past the sun

NASA solar spacecraft captures comet Atlas streaking past the sun

Atlas shrugs off talk of disintegration in magnificent video, using images from the Stereo-A spacecraft.

CNET - 10 hours ago

Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Was a Worst-Case Scenario; Timely as Asteroids Head Towards Earth

Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Was a Worst-Case Scenario; Timely as Asteroids Head Towards Earth

Scientists believe that the dinosaur killing asteroid hit earth at an angle of 60 degrees, wich significantly increased the amount of climate-changing gases released into the atmosphere, blocking sunlight, rapidly cooling down the climate and killing off phot…

News18 - 12 hours ago

Eye, robot: Artificial intelligence dramatically improves accuracy of classic eye exam

Eye, robot: Artificial intelligence dramatically improves accuracy of classic eye exam

But critics caution the online test isn’t quite ready for prime time

Science Magazine - 12 hours ago

Scientists SUCCESSFULLY transplant mini HUMAN livers into RATS

Scientists SUCCESSFULLY transplant mini HUMAN livers into RATS

Researchers have successfully tested potentially revolutionary technology which could spell the beginning of an organ-donor-free future – after they successfully grew and transplanted miniature human livers… into rats.

RT - 12 hours ago

SpaceX Prepares to Launch Starlink Satellites Tonight

SpaceX Prepares to Launch Starlink Satellites Tonight

Latest bunch of 60 satellites will join hundreds of others

News 13 Orlando - 14 hours ago

Life on Mars? Meet the new rover built to give us the answer

Life on Mars? Meet the new rover built to give us the answer

Perseverance may help answer one of the biggest questions in science.

space.com - 16 hours ago

China takes rivalry with US into space

China takes rivalry with US into space

The rivalry between China and the United States will heat up this summer as the two countries send rovers to Mars. It appears that China’s trek to the red planet is not being hampered by the Covid-…

Asia Times - 16 hours ago

How Some Crops Replenish Their Own Fertilizer Through Bacteria in Their Roots – A Surprisingly Complex Interaction

How Some Crops Replenish Their Own Fertilizer Through Bacteria in Their Roots – A Surprisingly Complex Interaction

Plants need nitrogen in the form of ammonium if they are to grow. In the case of a great many cultivated plants, farmers are obliged to spread this ammonium on their fields as fertilizer. Manufacturing ammonium is an energy-intensive and costly process — and …

SciTechDaily - 18 hours ago

Moderna to begin phase 3 trials in July, Oxford to test Chadox1 on children: All you need to know about...

Moderna to begin phase 3 trials in July, Oxford to test Chadox1 on children: All you need to know about...

About 14 vaccine candidates in India have shown promise, said Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary of Department of Biotechnology

Firstpost - 18 hours ago

SpaceX is launching its latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor

SpaceX is launching its latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor

Less than a week after launching two astronauts, SpaceX is slated to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from the Florida coast on June 3rd. The company is launching the latest batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites for its ever-growing Starlink constellation, in…

The Verge - 18 hours ago

Discovery of ancient super-eruptions indicates the Yellowstone hotspot may be waning

Discovery of ancient super-eruptions indicates the Yellowstone hotspot may be waning

Throughout Earth's long history, volcanic super-eruptions have been some of the most extreme events ever to affect our planet's rugged surface. Surprisingly, even though these explosions eject enormous volumes of material—at least 1,000 times more than the 19…

phys.org - 18 hours ago

Rare snail makes science history thanks to international hunt for a mate

Rare snail makes science history thanks to international hunt for a mate

New research confirms the legacy of Jeremy the snail, a gastropod with a rare left-spiraling shell. Scientists say the trait happens by accident, not genetics.

Inverse - 18 hours ago

First optical measurements of Milky Way's Fermi Bubbles probe their origin

First optical measurements of Milky Way's Fermi Bubbles probe their origin

Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles are two enormous outflows of high-energy gas that emanate from the Milky Way and the finding refines …

phys.org - 19 hours ago

Why coronavirus hits men harder: sex hormones offer clues

Why coronavirus hits men harder: sex hormones offer clues

Data on prostate cancer patients, bald men suggest existing drugs could fight COVID-19

Science Magazine - 20 hours ago

What Is the Insurrection Act?

What Is the Insurrection Act?

Introduced in 1807, the Act affords the president the power to intervene in state law enforcement efforts. But debate rages over when it's appropriate to do so.

Mental Floss - 21 hours ago

Remnant of world's largest 'lava lamp blob' found off New Zealand coast

Remnant of world's largest 'lava lamp blob' found off New Zealand coast

New Zealand's Hikurangi Plateau was once part of a gargantuan volcanic mountain that covered 1% of Earth's surface.

Live Science - 21 hours ago

City foxes are becoming more similar to domesticated dogs as they adapt to their environment

City foxes are becoming more similar to domesticated dogs as they adapt to their environment

Urban red foxes are becoming more similar to domesticated dogs as they adapt to their city environment, according to a new analysis.

phys.org - 21 hours ago

Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean 'snot palaces'

Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean 'snot palaces'

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from...

Associated Press - a day ago

Astronomers watch a dead star 'power up' for the first time

Astronomers watch a dead star 'power up' for the first time

A pulsar gobbling up its companion star gives scientists an unprecedented look at some of the universe's most bizarre phenomena.

CNET - a day ago

Why the first SpaceX astronaut launch marks a crucial leap for NASA's ambitions

Why the first SpaceX astronaut launch marks a crucial leap for NASA's ambitions

SpaceX launched astronauts to space for first time on Saturday, heralded by NASA leaders as beginning a new chapter in human spaceflight.

CNBC - a day ago

The asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit at worst possible angle, study finds

The asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit at worst possible angle, study finds

Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid larger than Mt. Everest ripped through the atmosphere of Earth, striking our planet at the Yucatán Peninsula, on the southeastern coast ...

The Next Web - a day ago

Are Red Foxes Becoming Smaller as They to Adapt City Life?

Are Red Foxes Becoming Smaller as They to Adapt City Life?

The skulls of urban red foxes are getting smaller as they adapt to their city environment, according to a new analysis.

Al-Bawaba - a day ago

Urban fox evolution 'suggests how dogs became domesticated'

Urban fox evolution 'suggests how dogs became domesticated'

Dogs may have been subject to some of the same environmental factors that foxes encounter before they became domesticated.

sky.com - a day ago

CES will be held in-person in Las Vegas next year

CES will be held in-person in Las Vegas next year

The Consumer Technology Association announced plans to hold CES in person in Las Vegas in January 2021, despite concerns around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Verge - a day ago

Urban foxes may be self-domesticating in our midst

Urban foxes may be self-domesticating in our midst

City living may have set the animals on the road to doglike features

Science Magazine - a day ago

“A Leap in Our Understanding of the Universe” –Existence of Quark Matter

“A Leap in Our Understanding of the Universe” –Existence of Quark Matter

Physicists at University of Helsinki’s have found evidence from recent gravitational-wave discoveries for the presence of exotic quark matter –QCD or quantum chromodynamic QCD matter — refers to any of a number of phases of matter inside the cores of the larg…

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel - a day ago

Why a rocket launch can’t unite us right now

Why a rocket launch can’t unite us right now

SpaceX’s historic launch over the weekend occurred as police broke out in violence across the country, against protestors who took to the streets to make a stand against the killing of George Floyd. NASA and the space industry have tried to stay in a celebrat…

The Verge - a day ago

Carbon dioxide stored in Earth's mantle could be released into atmosphere with potential long-term effects for climate change, say scientistsFolio

Carbon dioxide stored in Earth's mantle could be released into atmosphere with potential long-term effects for climate change, say scientistsFolio

Shifting continental plates in Eastern Africa have the potential to release significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new research by an international team of scientists including University of Alberta geophysicist Claire Currie.…

Folio - University of Alberta - a day ago

Sexy, stinky corpse plant blooms to life on live stream (watch here)

Sexy, stinky corpse plant blooms to life on live stream (watch here)

Streaming video offers a stink-free view of the notoriously malodorous plant

Live Science - a day ago