Month: May 2020

Preparing to ‘Launch America,’ a cargo spacecraft arrives at the space station, and the detective capabilities of our next Mars rover … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Preparing%20to%20Launch%20America%20into%20a%20New%20Era%20of%20Space%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20May%2029,%202020
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Sonya Carp and her husband own two short-term rental properties in Florida, and they have decided to list one for sale as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Courtesy of Sonya Carp Consolidation is hitting the market for short-term home rentals as the coronavirus pandemic has curtailed travel dramatically this year. Small landlords and venture-backed
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Hydroxychloroquine has had a controversial history during the coronavirus pandemic.Credit: George Frey/AFP/Getty A study suggesting that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is dangerous to people with severe cases of COVID-19 is sowing confusion among researchers — and halting clinical trials that are crucial to finding out whether the medication is effective at treating people infected with
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FILE PHOTO: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken lifts off during NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Just under 19
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WASHINGTON — A Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station May 31, less than a day after making history as the first human orbital spaceflight from the United States in nearly nine years. The spacecraft, named Endeavour by its crew of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, docked with the station’s Harmony
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Credit: Adapted from Getty This week’s been tough. That swine, reviewer 2, reached out his long arm and slapped down one of my grants. This was a big application that had taken six months to bring together. Rejection under normal circumstances is grim. Rejection on top of everything else at the moment is brutal. The
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Archaeologist Miomir Korac looks at 9 metre-long front section of a wooden Roman ship dated to the 3rd century AD, at the ancient city of Viminacium, near Kostolac, Serbia, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica BELGRADE (Reuters) – As the sun sank over a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Serbia earlier this month, a small
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump used a speech after the successful SpaceX Crew Dragon launch May 30 to tout his administration’s accomplishments in space, some of which predate his time in office, rather than announce any new initiatives. Trump spoke inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center a little more than
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Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that is associated with childbirth and breastfeeding. It is frequently called the “love hormone” because oxytocin levels increase during hugging and sexual activity. This hormone has many health benefits, including the treatment of several conditions such as anxiety, depression, and even intestinal problems. This neuropeptide is a hormone released by the
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A fossil of a 425 million-year-old millipede called Kampecaris obanensis and unearthed in Scotland is shown in this undated handout photo released to Reuters on May 27, 2020. British Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living
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29 May — Battling the coronavirus ‘infodemic’ For researchers who track how information spreads, the COVID-19 pandemic is an experimental subject like no other. Misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories have spread widely online, and researchers are scrambling to track and analyse these falsehoods in the hope of understanding where such information comes from, how it
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WASHINGTON — The first crewed orbital launch from the United States in nearly nine years took place May 30, placing a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with two NASA astronauts on board into orbit, bound for the International Space Station. A Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at
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It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S.
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A recent study has demonstrated the capacity of infectious or pathogenic bacteria to survive on an “extra-terrestrial diet” in space. There is again a surge in interest regarding space exploration. The last decade has seen increased public interest and increased awareness regarding new moon missions, news about space, and even the advances in knowledge about
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FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19,
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An alternative approach to harnessing entangled photons (artist’s impression) could help to provide a highly accurate form of radar. Credit: LAGUNA DESIGN/SPL Quantum physics 29 May 2020 Entangled photons can be used to make quantum radar that delivers a target’s location. The precision and efficiency of radar might be improved by harnessing quantum entanglement, the
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WASHINGTON — Intelsat is asking its bankruptcy court for authorization to modify a $50 million loan to Spaceflight Industries’ Earth-observation business BlackSky that could become a snag in Spaceflight’s sale of its launch rideshare business.  Intelsat signed the BlackSky loan Oct. 31, about two weeks before it was publicly announced, according to a bankruptcy document.
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A study has found that female chimpanzees play a crucial part in their group’s territory protection and expansion. An international research team has conducted an extensive survey of several neighboring western chimpanzee groups, and they found that not only females but the whole group play essential roles in intergroup competition. This contradicts previous beliefs among
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The U.S. has suffered from devastating wildfires over the last few years as global temperatures rise and weather patterns change, making the otherwise natural phenomenon especially unpredictable and severe. To help out, Stanford researchers have found a way to track and predict dry, at-risk areas using machine learning and satellite imagery. Currently the way forests
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The COVID-19 crisis has disastrous human and economic consequences, revealing our system’s exposure to a variety of risks. The call for a more resilient, circular and low-carbon economic model has garnered support from a growing number of businesses and governments over the past few years, and appears today more relevant than ever. Identifying opportunities, keeping
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The latest embedded software technology moves hardware into an almost magical realm Adam Benzion 7 hours Adam Benzion Contributor A serial entrepreneur, writer, and tech investor, Adam Benzion is the co-founder of Hackster.io, the world’s largest community for hardware developers. Aluminum and iconography are no longer enough for a product to get noticed in the
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An ozone layer erosion that occurred 360 million years ago has resulted in mass extinction. The said event that is characterized by a damaging burst of ultraviolet radiation has killed off many of the Earth’s freshwater animals and plants. Researchers from the University of Southampton have found evidence that intense ultraviolet radiation has destroyed the forest ecosystem
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VALLADOLID, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish archaeologists may have uncovered the final resting place of an Irish nobleman whose bloody 16th-century rebellion almost toppled Ireland’s English rulers. A view shows human remains found in an archeological dig, during the search for Irish nobleman Hugh O’Donnell in Valladolid, Spain May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina With some Spanish
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX has received a license from the Federal Aviation Administration allowing the company to carry out suborbital flight tests of its Starship next-generation launch vehicle. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation published the launch license May 28 for what it calls the Starship Prototype Launch Vehicle. The license allows SpaceX to conduct
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The planet’s “largest all electric commercial aircraft” has completed its maiden flight, the latest example of a zero-emission form of transport taking to the skies. The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan took off from an airport in Moses Lake, Washington, on Thursday and used a 750-horsepower all-electric motor developed by a Redmond-headquartered company called magniX. Work
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