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Dundee Satellite Receiving Station: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory


The Register - Published

A chaos found only on Mars

a chaos found only on mars
 The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.
ESA - Published

ESA expertise to support Portugal’s launch programme

esa expertise to support portugal’s launch programme
Portugal is developing the infrastructure for a national spaceport on one of the islands of the Azores archipelago, Santa Maria, a European launch and landing location for small satellites.
ESA - Published

Enormous prehistoric bird that weighed the same as polar bear is discovered in Crimean cave

Giant creature lived alongside similarly large Ice Age carnivores like giant cheetahs, hyenas and sabre-toothed cats
Independent - Published

Tory hopefuls told not to squander UK science progress

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are urged to make a pledge to put scientific research at the heart of their economic policy.
BBC News - Published

It's 50 years to the day since Apollo 10 blasted off: America's lunar landing 'dress rehearsal'


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Chinese fireworks, Indian orbits, and NASA names Maxar as maker of its first Moon module


The Register - Published

Box shifting on the Moon? Lunar payloads on Amazon Prime


The Register - Published

NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB


The Register - Published

Monster magnet in my pocket: Boffins' gizmo packs 45.5-tesla punch and weighs just 390g


The Register - Published

Bats benefit from protected farmland hedgerows

Leaving hedgerows untouched offers an important lifeline for night-time biodiversity, such as insect-eating bats, a study says.
BBC News - Published

Keeping active or becoming more active in middle and older age linked to longer life

Keeping physically active or becoming more active during middle and older age is associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of past activity levels or existing health conditions, suggests a..
Science Daily - Published

ALS patients may benefit from more glucose

A new study has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease.
Science Daily - Published

Corals can survive in acidified ocean conditions, but have lower density skeletons

Coral reefs face many challenges to their survival, including the global acidification of seawater as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. A new study shows that at least three..
Science Daily - Published

These Nootropics Are at the Cutting Edge of Boosting Human Brainpower

these nootropics are at the cutting edge of boosting human brainpower
Nootropics have been getting a lot of press recently, but not always for the right reasons. A lot of companies have been putting these so-called “smart drugs” in all sorts of supplements and making..
Futurism - Published

Scientists: Entangled Radiation May Help Build “Quantum Internet”

scientists: entangled radiation may help build “quantum internet”
For the first time, scientists used a mechanical object to produce entangled radiation — a move that could help connect future quantum computers to bigger networks. Like particles, forms of radiation..
Futurism - Published

“Aggression Detectors” Monitoring Students Don’t Really Work

“aggression detectors” monitoring students don’t really work
At what point does a shout indicate anger, does a scream indicate fear of danger? And can the fine line between them be pinpointed by a microphone on the ceiling? ProPublica co-published a detailed..
Futurism - Published

A Neural Net Used a Viral Meme to Learn to Navigate

a neural net used a viral meme to learn to navigate
Robots are learning how to navigate rooms better than ever before, thanks to thousands of videos of people doing the viral “Mannequin Challenge” meme, in which they hold a pose as still as possible..
Futurism - Published

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Instead of the typical bell-shaped curve, the fossil record shows a fat-tailed distribution, with extreme, outlier, events occurring with higher-than-expected probability. Using the same mathematical..
Science Daily - Published

Honeybees infect wild bumblebees through shared flowers

Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to..
Science Daily - Published

What made humans 'the fat primate'?

How did humans get to be so much fatter than our closest primate relatives, despite sharing 99% of the same DNA? A new study suggests that part of the answer may have to do with an ancient molecular..
Science Daily - Published

Learning from experience is all in the timing

Animals learn the hard way which sights, sounds, and smells are relevant to survival. New research in flies shows that the timing of these cues plays an important role in how mental associations arise,..
Science Daily - Published

Scientists developing way to help premature babies breathe easier

Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most..
Science Daily - Published

New knowledge on the development of asthma

Researchers have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like inflammation of the airways. Their results suggest that the synthesis and breakdown of fats plays..
Science Daily - Published

A hidden truth: Hospital faucets are often home to slime and biofilm

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets according to..
Science Daily - Published

Soft robots for all

Each year, soft robots gain new abilities. They can jump, squirm, and grip. Unlike hard robots, they can handle tomatoes without bruising the fruit, resurface unscathed after being run over by a car,..
Science Daily - Published

Robot arm tastes with engineered bacteria

A robotic gripping arm that uses engineered bacteria to 'taste' for a specific chemical has been developed by engineers. The gripper is a proof-of-concept for biologically-based soft robotics.
Science Daily - Published

Understanding what makes captive gorilla hearts tick

We've known for some time that heart disease is prevalent in captive gorilla populations and is a leading cause of death. This is why, in 2010, the Great Ape Heart Project based at Zoo Atlanta..
Science Daily - Published

New unprinting method can help recycle paper and curb environmental costs

Imagine if your printer had an 'unprint' button that used pulses of light to remove toner, curbing environmental impacts compared with conventional paper recycling.
Science Daily - Published

Who the Hell Is Using the World’s 5,000 Crypto ATMs?

who the hell is using the world’s 5,000 crypto atms?
The world’s first cryptocurrency ATM opened for business in a Canadian coffee shop on October 29, 2013, and by the end of the day, 81 people had visited the novel machine to trade their cash for..
Futurism - Published

This Minuscule Robotic Bee Only Uses Solar Energy to Fly

this minuscule robotic bee only uses solar energy to fly
Researchers at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab have come up with the latest version of their astonishing Robobee. Introducing: the RoboBee X-Wing — that’s the robot’s nickname. The RoboBee is a..
Futurism - Published

Has a Space War Between US, China, Russia Already Started?

has a space war between us, china, russia already started?
America, Russia, China, and now India, all have the capability to fight a war in outer space, and may have already started to do so. While there’s been no declaration of World War III or anything of..
Futurism - Published

This NASA AR Space Mug Lets You View Earth From on Board the ISS

this nasa ar space mug lets you view earth from on board the iss
Space: Many of us are fascinated by it, but few of us will ever get to visit for ourselves. The budding space tourism industry notwithstanding, those of us who’ve been bitten by the space bug but..
Futurism - Published

SpaceIL Kills Second Moon Landing Attempt, Teases New “Objective”

spaceil kills second moon landing attempt, teases new “objective”
SpaceIL didn’t seem too discouraged after its first attempt to land a spacecraft on the Moon ended in disaster, announcing just two days later that it would make a second attempt. But now that the..
Futurism - Published

Bees kept for honey are killing wild species by spreading disease, study suggests

Nineteen per cent of flowers sampled near domestic beehives had viruses on them
Independent - Published

Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools

Archaeologists working in two Italian caves have discovered some of the earliest known examples of ancient humans using an adhesive on their stone tools -- an important technological advance called..
Science Daily - Published

The first AI universe sim is fast and accurate and its creators don't know how it works

For the first time, astrophysicists have used artificial intelligence techniques to generate complex 3D simulations of the universe. The results are so fast, accurate and robust that even the creators..
Science Daily - Published

Newly defined cancer driver is fast, furious and loud

A new study finds that the gene FOXA1 overrides normal biology in three different ways to drive prostate cancer. They refer to the three classes as FAST, FURIOUS, and LOUD to reflect their unique..
Science Daily - Published

Widespread disease diabetes: Why do beta cells refuse to release insulin?

One in 11 adults worldwide suffers from diabetes, and the number of diabetes patients is rising rapidly. Diabetes is worldwide one of the most widespread diseases. In the most common form of diabetes,..
Science Daily - Published

Shell increases versatility of nanowires

Nanowires promise to make LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. That is, provided that the tiny semiconductors convert electric energy into light, and..
Science Daily - Published

Thunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting

Scientists discover a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. The research suggests that in certain conditions, weak gamma-ray glows from..
Science Daily - Published

Professors need to be entertaining to prevent students from watching YouTube in class

Students think it is instructors' responsibility to ensure they don't surf the web in class, according to a new study.
Science Daily - Published

More than 50 newly discovered lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers have discovered 56 previously uncharted subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet bringing the total known number of lakes to 60. Although these lakes are typically smaller than..
Science Daily - Published

ALMA pinpoints the formation site of planet around nearest young star

Researchers found a small dust concentration in the disk around TW Hydrae, the nearest young star. It is highly possible that a planet is growing or about to be formed in this concentration. This is..
Science Daily - Published

Astronomers Model How Humanity Could Colonize the Milky Way

astronomers model how humanity could colonize the milky way
Winners were recently announced for a bizarre contest that asked contestants to figure out how humanity could ship out and colonize the entire Milky Way galaxy. The contest, the 10th Global Trajectory..
Futurism - Published

San Francisco Moves to Ban Sale of E-Cigarettes

san francisco moves to ban sale of e-cigarettes
In a landmark move, San Francisco just became the first U.S. city to ban e-cigarettes last night. The bill will go into effect 30 days once the mayor signs it — mayor London Breed has already..
Futurism - Published

Scientists May Have Created Metallic Hydrogen—For Real this Time

scientists may have created metallic hydrogen—for real this time
A team of French physicists may have finally figured out how to condense hydrogen into a metal. Over the years, many scientists have incorrectly claimed to have pulled off the feat, which could give..
Futurism - Published

Facebook to Identify Hate Speech-Spouting Users for France

facebook to identify hate speech-spouting users for france
Facebook just made a first-of-its-kind deal with France. The social media giant had previously given French courts data, such as IP addresses, to help them identify users suspected of carrying out..
Futurism - Published

New Theory: Marsquakes Could be Caused by Frozen Groundwater

new theory: marsquakes could be caused by frozen groundwater
NASA’s InSight Mars lander has been closely listening to the activity inside the core of the Red Planet. And something is stirring deep beneath the surface — earlier this year, the rover recorded..
Futurism - Published

Sydney Is in a State of Emergency to Fight Climate Change

sydney is in a state of emergency to fight climate change
On Monday, the city council of Sydney, Australia, unanimously voted to put enter a state of emergency over the looming threat posed by climate change. The decision — making Sydney the first major..
Futurism - Published

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