A Virgin Orbit rocket carried seven small satellites into space on Thursday. A 747 launched the LauncherOne rocket in-flight. It took off with the satellites. They company later confirmed that they were successfully deployed. (Jan. 14)
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'Star Wars' fan and Russian YouTuber Alex Burkan was recognized by Guinness World Records for creating the world's first retractable lightsaber.
Octopuses are from space. I know, that sounds like the opening line of a cheesy science fiction movie from the black and white days of Hollywood. But it’s actually the main part of the argument behind a research paper published in an actual peer-reviewed journal. The paper was published in the journal Progress in Biophysics … The post New scientific paper claims octopuses are actually aliens from outer space appeared first on BGR.
A new radio image of our Milky Way captures it like never before. This space image is both beautiful and contains important scientific insights. The post Magnificent Image of Milky Way’s Core Reveals New Space Insights appeared first on Nerdist.
Scientists have been trying to explain the different mysteries of black holes for decades. One such mystery that astronomers have been scratching their heads over is how we get glimpses of the universe around the edges of black holes. Other mysteries include black holes giving birth to new stars. According to Albert Sneppen, a Danish … The post A decades-long mystery surrounding black holes was finally solved appeared first on BGR.
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What is the best mask for COVID-19? A mechanical engineer explains the science after 2 years of testing masks in his lab
Not all masks offer the same level of protection for you and those around you. Martin Barth/EyeEm via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidelines about masks and respirators a number of times over the past two years and gave its most recent update on Jan. 14, 2022. The update states that cloth face coverings offer the least protection from the coronavirus compared with surgical masks or N95-style masks. Christian L'Orange is a mechanical engineer who has
Way back in 2018, scientists discovered the Martian south pole. It was an incredible find. At the time, it garnered a lot of hope that the surface of the planet could still house groundwater. Unfortunately, the new study may have dashed those hopes. A new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters reports that the … The post One of our most incredible discoveries on Mars might just be a mirage appeared first on BGR.
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Astronomers observed a mysterious object in the Milky Way that periodically releases a giant burst of energy. The object could be a magnetar, a type of neutron star.
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Sonic booms reverberated across the Space Coast on Thursday, signaling yet another successful Falcon 9 launch that began and ended at Cape Canaveral.
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Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyThe dystopian television show Black Mirror has begun to feel less like fantasy as Elon Musk’s brain-implant startup, Neuralink, gears up for human trials. Soon the coin-shaped devices could allow patients to operate computers using only their thoughts.But in spite of the never-ending momentum for the world’s richest man, scientists are worried about the company’s oversight, the potential impact on trial participants, and whether society
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Researchers at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California were able to spark a fusion reaction that briefly sustained itself — a major feat because fusion requires such high temperatures and pressures that it easily fizzles out. A team of more than 100 scientists published the results of four experiments that achieved what is known as a burning plasma in Wednesday’s journal Nature. With those results, along with preliminary results announced last August from follow-up experiments, scientists say they are on the threshold of an even bigger advance: ignition.
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The latest discovery has "expanded the definition of a potentially habitable world in our solar system and beyond," scientists say.
Iowa's soil in the right-of-way of the Dakota Access Pipeline is still recovering roughly six years after the project was installed.Why it matters: Three companies are proposing new pipeline projects that would cross Iowa to capture carbon dioxide from ethanol and fertilizer plants.Environmental impacts and the future of agriculture in the area are under debate.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThreat level: During the two crop se
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Space Force forecasters are expecting favorable conditions for the Thursday launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
Before humans can settle off-Earth, scientists need to figure out how — or even whether — people can reproduce in space.Why it matters: Powerful figures in the space industry like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have dreams of a future where millions of people live in space, which would naturally require a self-sustaining population of humans somewhere other than Earth. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free."It has been [more than] 20 years since the last systematic
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The undersea volcano that erupted near Tonga earlier this month was "hundreds of times" more powerful than the Hiroshima nuclear explosion, according to NASA.
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‘The Enigma’ is a 555.55-carat diamond, heavier than both the Great Star of Africa and the Golden Jubilee
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A middle-aged spread may be a sign a person has “lucky” genes which protect against some diseases, according to a new study.
Our ability to understand Britain's history is at risk, warn archaeologists.
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Thirty days after launch, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is going into orbit nearly 1 million miles from Earth. After a series of adjustments and calibrations it will be ready to begin exploring the most distant stars and galaxies in the universe. CBS News' Lana Zak has details.
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The undersea volcano that erupted off the coast of Tonga this month was “hundreds of times” more powerful than the nuclear bomb that hit Hiroshima in World War II, according to NASA. The Jan. 15 blast of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, which triggered tsunami waves which stretched to the Pacific Coast in the U.S. The eruption, which spewed ash across the many of Tonga islands, was heard ...