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Sunday, August 14, 2022

First brain-computer interface implanted in a human patient

August 3, 2022 3:02:58 pm

A brain-computer interface (BCI) from endovascular BCI company Synchron was implanted in a human patient for the first time in the United States.

Earth sets record for shortest day as it speeds up rotation

August 4, 2022 2:34:21 pm

On June 29, the Earth completed one rotation in 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours, marking the shortest day ever since scientists began measuring the rotation of the Earth using atomic clocks.

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James Webb Space telescope uncovers Cartwheel galaxy previously shrouded in mystery

August 3, 2022 1:41:20 pm

The Cartwheel galaxy has previously been observed by other telescopes including Hubble, but the James Webb Space Telescope's ability to dettect infrared light has helped scientists uncover more details about the galaxy shrouded in dust.

Hotter summers mean Florida’s turtles are mostly born female

August 2, 2022 4:41:14 pm

Recent heat waves have caused the sand on some Florida beaches to get so hot that nearly every turtle born was female.

New research on oldest studied dark matter could break standard cosmological model

August 2, 2022 3:56:14 pm

A collaborative study has observed the composition of dark matter as it existed 12 billion years ago;

Hubble image of galactic trio captures complexity of multiple galaxies

August 2, 2022 3:58:01 pm

NASA's Hubble Telescope has captured an image of three galaxies that tells us how complex galactic classification is.

NASA will send more helicopters to Mars

August 1, 2022 7:24:48 pm

The trip back to Earth would take a few more years, landing in a small capsule in 2033.

AI predicts the shape of nearly every protein known to science

July 31, 2022 1:02:10 pm

DeepMind has released predictions for nearly every protein known to science.

Chinese Space rocket debris crashes back to Earth over Indian Ocean

July 31, 2022 12:00:03 pm

The US Space Command said that the Long March 5B (CZ-5B) rocket re-entered over the Indian Ocean at approximately 12:45 pm EDT Saturday (16:45 GMT).

Science news weekly recap: Chinese rocket debris, ISS robots, and more

July 31, 2022 10:49:45 am

From Chinese rocket debris to robots in the International Space Station, here is our weekly space news recap.

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Digging Deep: How mangroves are affected by climate change

July 29, 2022 4:24:58 pm

Mangroves are tropical forest ecosystems that occupy shallow, warm water in the intertidal region between land and sea. Like many plants that rely on water-based seed-dispersion, they're also affected directly by rising temperatures.

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There are holes on the ocean floor, scientists don’t know why

July 29, 2022 9:27:42 am

The question the scientists are posing, to themselves and to the public in posts on Twitter and Facebook, is: What is creating those marks on the ocean floor?

Hidden Menace: Massive methane leaks speed up climate change

July 28, 2022 3:00:46 pm

Massive amounts of methane is venting into the atmosphere from oil and gas operations across the Permian, a 250-mile-wide bone-dry expanse along the Texas-New Mexico border

China closely tracking debris of its most powerful rocket

July 28, 2022 2:11:15 pm

Debris from a large, newly launched Chinese rocket, the Long March 5B, is expected to streak back through the atmosphere this coming weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry.

NASA robots work together for the first time on International Space Station

July 28, 2022 1:42:16 pm

For the first time ever, two Astrobee robots have begun working independently on the International Space Station, side by side with humans.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 flight jacket fetches $2.8 million

July 27, 2022 3:49:51 pm

The jacket front displays NASA's logo and the Apollo 11 mission emblem, which is slightly below Buzz Aldrin's name tag.

Research finds bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

July 27, 2022 3:30:06 pm

Some naturally-occurring freshwater bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than they do on plant matter like leaves and twigs.

Researchers recycle CDs by turning them into inexpensive flexible biosensors

July 27, 2022 12:57:52 pm

The researchers found an inexpensive method to upcycle CDs by turning their thin metal layers into flexible biosensors that can be used to monitor lactate, glucose, pH and oxygen levels, as well as electrical activity in the human heart and muscles.

Scientists defend T. rex as only species of mighty Tyrannosaurus

July 27, 2022 12:13:57 pm

T. rex has been the single species of the genus Tyrannosaurus recognized since the dinosaur was first described in 1905. A genus is a broader grouping of related organisms than a species.

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UAE’s Sultan Al Neyadi to be the first Arab astronaut to spend six months on ISS

July 26, 2022 4:24:44 pm

UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi has been selected to go on a six-month-long mission to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew-6 mission.

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Ancient rocks hold clues to how Earth can sustain life, avoiding a Mars-like fate

July 26, 2022 3:12:51 pm

Unlike Mars, Earth has a strong magnetic field that shields it from streams of solar radiation referred to as solar winds. Researchers uncover how Earth's magnetic field got restored by an event around 550 million years ago.

ESA’s Mars Express captures image of ‘Martian Grand Canyon’ bigger than the real thing

July 26, 2022 12:46:39 pm

The Valles Marineris is almost ten times longer, twenty times wider and five times deeper than the Grand Canyon here on Earth. It is 4000 kilometres long, 200 kilometres wide and up to 7 kilometres deep.

Shakin’ bacon? Belgian researchers study pigs’ response to music

July 26, 2022 12:04:47 pm

Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer's claim that different styles of music affect the behaviour of his pigs.

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Nasa on building a nuclear reactor in space and what’s next

July 26, 2022 2:58:32 pm

Here is how NASA plans to build a nuclear fission surface system on the moon to pave the way for long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Space news weekly recap: China space station module launch, Webb’s ‘purple swirl’,’ and more

July 25, 2022 8:53:10 am

From China's launch of the second module of the Tiangong space station to a beautiful 'purple swirl' of a galaxy captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, here is our space news weekly recap.