Science news 09 Mar, 2021
A better way to measure acceleration: Researchers rely on a light touch - Science DailyScience Daily
Addressing the increasing demand to accurately measure acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices, researchers have developed an accelerometer a mere millimeter thick that uses laser light instead of mechanical strain to produce a signal.
Research pinpoints unique drug target in antibiotic resistant bacteria - Science DailyScience Daily
Researchers have identified a critical mechanism that allows deadly bacteria to gain resistance to antibiotics.
Mind your head: scientists discover incredible self-decapitating sea slug - Guardian AustraliaGoogle News
Rare meteorite chunk traced by scientists to Gloucestershire driveway - The GuardianThe Guardian
‘Dream come true’ to locate first carbonaceous chondrite seen in UK, part of fireball that caused sonic boom
Lights on for silicon photonics - NanowerkNanowerk
The demonstration of electroluminescence at terahertz frequencies from a silicon-germanium device marks a key step towards the long-sought goal of a silicon-based laser.
Neanderthals disappeared from Europe earlier than thought, says study - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Neanderthal fossils from a cave in Belgium believed to belong to the last survivors of their species ever discovered in Europe are thousands of years older than once thought, a new study said Monday.
How fast is the universe expanding? Galaxies provide one answer. - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Determining how rapidly the universe is expanding is key to understanding our cosmic fate, but with more precise data has come a conundrum: Estimates based on measurements within our local universe don't agree with extrapolations from the era shortly after th…
Northern Hemisphere summers may last nearly half the year by 2100 - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Without efforts to mitigate climate change, summers spanning nearly six months may become the new normal by 2100 in the Northern Hemisphere, according to a new study. The change would likely have far-reaching impacts on agriculture, human health and the envir…
We Have a Chance to Keep the Tropics Habitable - GizmodoGizmodo.com
If we can hit the most aggressive targets set by the Paris Agreement, we could stave off the worst health impacts for people living in one of the most climate-vulnerable areas on Earth.
Growing cannabis indoors produces a lot of greenhouse gases – just how much depends on where it's grown - SourceColostate.edu
CSU researchers found that growing pot indoors leads to higher emissions in the Mountain West, Midwest, Alaska and Hawaii than on the coasts.
Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Tiny fluorescent semiconductor dots, called quantum dots, are useful in a variety of health and electronic technologies but are made of toxic, expensive metals. Nontoxic and economic carbon-based dots are easy to produce, but they emit less light. A new study…
Arecibo Observatory telescope cleanup could cost up to $50 million, NSF reports - Space.comSpace.com
Squids' ability to tune color and brightness of their iridescence comes down to subtle mechanism - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Squids have long been a source of fascination for humans, providing the stuff of legend, superstition and myth. And it's no wonder—their odd appearances and strange intelligence, their mastery of the open ocean can inspire awe in those who see them.
Brain activity data may improve stock market forecasts, study shows - The GuardianThe Guardian
US research suggests scans offer better price predictions than the actual choices investors make
A giant, sizzling planet may be orbiting the star Vega - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Astronomers have discovered new hints of a giant, scorching-hot planet orbiting Vega, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
Establishing the origin of solar-mass black holes and the connection to dark matter - Phys.orgPhys.Org
What is the origin of black holes and how is that question connected with another mystery, the nature of dark matter? Dark matter comprises the majority of matter in the Universe, but its nature remains unknown.
"The end of the world is very long" - Nintendo-PowerNintendo-power.com
In his new book "Towards the End of Time" (Ed. Flamorian), Brian Green, a global expert on string theory and a professor at Columbia University in NY,
NASA is Considering a Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon - Universe TodayUniverse Today
The University of Colorado Boulder and Lunar Resources Inc. have just won NASA funding to study the possibility of building a radio telescope on the far side of the Moon. The project, called FarView, would harvest building materials from the Lunar surface its…
This is the best place and time for life in the Milky Way (and it’s not where we live) - Yahoo India NewsYahoo Entertainment
Researchers from Italy's INAF national astrophysics institute and University of Insubria reached the conclusion after analysing gamma-ray bursts and...
Study: Moral outrage is attractive among long-term relationship seekers - EurekAlertEurekAlert
University of Arkansas psychology researcher Mitch Brown finds that people who express moral outrage, and act on their convictions, are more attractive as long-term mates.
Research shows we're surprisingly similar to Earth's first animals - Phys.orgPhys.Org
The earliest multicellular organisms may have lacked heads, legs, or arms, but pieces of them remain inside of us today, new research shows.
Scientists Think Tectonic Activities Predicted in Exoplanet are Larger than Earth - News18News18
Tectonic activities are movements and distortions in a planet’s crust.
Fruit bats are the only bats that can't use echolocation. Now we're closer to knowing why - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Scientists have found another piece in the puzzle of how echolocation evolved in bats, moving closer to solving a decades-long evolutionary mystery.
Most distant source of radio emission discovered, holds clues about ancient universe - Down To Earth MagazineDown To Earth Magazine
It took 13 billion years for the quasar’s light to reach earth
Strict environmental laws 'push' firms to pollute elsewhere: Study highlights need for global cooperation on policies - Science DailyScience Daily
Multinational companies headquartered in countries with tougher environmental policies tend to locate their polluting factories in countries with more lax regulations, a new study finds. While countries may hope their regulations will reduce emissions of carb…
Comets may have seeded Earth with life-supporting carbon - EngadgetEngadget
A snapshot of a comet carrying carbon as it zipped past Earth in 2016 is helping NASA learn more about the origins of life.
The Tide Is High–and Getting Higher - WIREDWired
A trove of historic records show that dredging and sea level rise are making nuisance high tides worse along the US coasts.
Harry and Meghan: Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union among celebrities to react after Oprah interview - The IndependentIndependent
Many stars defended the couple on social media
Scientists Say: Egg and sperm - Science News for StudentsScience News for Students
An egg or a sperm cell contains half of the normal genes an organism needs. They fuse together to form a new individual.
Women on NASA's Mars mission hope to inspire girls to get into STEM | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahDaily Sabah
Sally Ride, Vandi Verma, Swati Mohan and many more ... These are the women inspiring a new generation to pursue a career in space, one of the many sectors...
NASA’s Hubble captures incredible image of big, blue, beautiful galaxy 100 million light-years away - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The NGC 2336 which was discovered more than a century ago in 1876 by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel can be seen in a high-resolution image released by NASA
What is space hurricane? Here is everything you need to know - Republic TVRepublic World
Scientists from China discovered a space hurricane for the first time ever. Previously, it was believed, space hurricanes were a theoretical phenomenon.
Nvidia and Harvard develop AI tool that speeds up genome analysis - VentureBeatVentureBeat
Nvidia and Harvard researchers say they've developed an AI tool that can dramatically speed up genome analysis.
International Women's Day: Ladies who graced outer space and changed it forever - WIONWION
As countries step up their attempts at controlling space while expanding exploration, at the helm of these pursuits have been women. On International Women's Day, we bring to you a list of many firsts - all courtesy of the talented and ambitious women who wan…
NASA Grows Radishes In Space In Pursuit Of Food For Future Astronauts - India TimesThe Times of India
As space agencies aim for deep space human exploration in their future missions, major research is being done towards establishing a proper food source for the astronauts expected to live in space during the mission course. In the latest development towards t…
Study reveals physical phenomena relied by oocytes to grow big - News-Medical.netNews-Medical.Net
Egg cells are by far the largest cells produced by most organisms. In humans, they are several times larger than a typical body cell and about 10,000 times larger than sperm cells.
Scientists may have discovered the first evidence for tectonic activity on exoplanet - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The LHS 3844b is an exoplanet that is tidally locked to its star which means that one side of it is permanently facing the star while the other faces the space.
Extinct Atom and a Clever Trick Reveals the Long-Kept Secrets of the Solar System - BrinkwireBrinkwire.com
Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, Co-founder and CEO of Superblue, and Mikolaj Sekutowicz – NeighborWebSJ - NeighborWebSJNeighborwebsj.com
TWIRL 3: Rocket Lab to attempt launch of delayed mission - NeowinNeowin
There are four planned rocket launches this week, two from SpaceX, one from Rocket Lab, and another from the Chinese National Space Administration. Rocket Lab's mission was delayed from last week.
How quarantine opened Mars for humans — RTD - RTRT
How governments and corporations share the burden of planetary protection
Space Hurricane: “ Why March is a Wild Month for Space Weather - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
It's barely a week into March and there are already reports of bright auroras, coronal mass ejections and a so-called 'space hurricane'. It's hard to
Comet Catalina’s Glowing Tail Indicates Comets Delivered Carbon to Rocky Planets - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
In early 2016, an icy visitor from the edge of our solar system hurtled past Earth. It briefly became visible to stargazers as Comet Catalina before it slingshot past the Sun to disappear forevermore out of the solar system. Among the many observatories that …
Science advances in its search for life outside the solar system - Sunday VisionSundayvision.co.ug
Looking for traces of life on Mars, as NASA is currently doing, is one thing. But scientists are looking further: Is it possible to find life outside our
Earth’s oxygen will be gone in 1 billion years - EarthSkyEarthSky
A billion years from now, as the sun heats up, the warmer atmosphere will break down carbon dioxide, killing off plant life, which in turn will shut off Earth's source of oxygen.
China's Tianwen-1 probe captures stunning images of Mars | See Pictures - India TodayIndia Today
Mars-bound Tianwen-1 probe has sent back high-resolution images of the Red Planet, China's national space agency CNSA said in a statement.
Mount Etna's fiery eruptions seen from space (satellite photos) - Livescience.comLive Science
Thar she blows!
Estimation of the transmissibility and impact of the B.1.1.7 line of SARS-CoV-2 in England - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
Abstract A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, VOC 202012/01 (lineage B.1.1.7), appeared in the south-east of England in November 2020 and is rapidly spreading
Video "Perseverance" robot moves to the surface of Mars for the first time - SwordsToday.ieSwordstoday.ie
The U.S. space agency "NASA" announced on Friday that the probe "Perseverance" had succeeded in traveling a few meters on Mars for the first time since it
Space Fans In France Told To Look Out For An Apricot-Sized Meteor That Fell To Earth - India TimesThe Times of India
Last weekend, an apricot-sized meteorite fell to Earth in France and now space fans are being urged to find it. The space rock is estimated to weigh 150 gm and was captured plunging through the atmosphere by cameras at an astronomy education facility in Maura…
Viral: Massive flock of starlings form perfect bird shape as they fly over an Irish lake [WATCH] - Times NowZoom
Crombie added that he had to take between 400 to 500 shots before finally capturing the perfect pictures.
Link Tank: Why You Need to Watch This Black Hole Documentary on Apple TV - SunrisereadSunriseread
“Between 1551 and 1558, Swiss doctor and naturalist Conrad Gessner published his magnum opus, the five-volume, 4500-page Historiae animalium, which became the period’s most widely read natural history collection. Combining the work of those who came before hi…
64 full human genomes sequenced at high-resolution - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Two decades after the successful completion of the Human Genome Project, an international group of researchers has now sequenced 64 human genomes at high resolution.
How the UAE's Mars mission can be the Arab world's springboard to the future - Arab NewsArab News
SHARJAH: The successful entry of the UAE’s Hope probe into orbit around Mars is a historic event on the scientific, educational, and strategic levels. Indeed, for the first time ever, an Arab nation has gone beyond applied space science and technology (satell…
China's space probe Tianwen-1 enters Mars orbit - Arab NewsArab News
BEIJING: A Chinese spacecraft entered Mars orbit on Wednesday on a mission to land a rover and collect data on underground water and possible signs of ancient life, state media said. “China’s probe Tianwen-1 successfully entered the orbit around Mars on Wedne…
What We Are Reading Today: Extraterrestrial by Avi Loeb - Arab NewsArab News
Extraterrestrial is a provocative and fascinating book written by American theoretical physicist and Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in …
Parts of South America set to experience total solar eclipse today, NASA shares post - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
If you are a space enthusiast and planning to catch the event, then you may find this post helpful.
All you need to know about the Geminid meteor shower which is set to reach its annual peak - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
he Geminids are nearly 200 years old, according to known records and are considered one of the best meteor showers every year because the individual meteors are bright and fast.
Innovation: Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, water: Study - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
The device, developed by a team from the University of Cambridge in the UK, is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis - a process mimicking the ability of plants to convert sunlight into energy
Meet Sarah Al-Amiri, woman scientist in charge of leading UAE’s mission to Mars - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Amiri expressed her nervousness and said that team has invested more than six years into the mission that primarily aims to find out more about the Red Planet.
NASA develops high-pressure ventilator to fight COVID-19 - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
The device, called VITAL (Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally), passed a critical test this week at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York, an epicentre of COVID-19 in the US, NASA said.
'Ghost' ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious human species - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Scientists examining the genomes of West Africans have detected signs that a mysterious extinct human species interbred with our own species tens of thousands of years ago in Africa, the latest evidence of humankind's complicated genetic ancestry.
Did it keep its flavour? Stone-age ‘chewing-gum’ yields human DNA - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The Stone-Age sample yielded enough information to determine the source’s sex, what she had last eaten and the germs in her mouth. It also told them she probably had dark hair, dark skin and blue eyes.
Stephen Hawking: Extraordinary life of the man who explained the universe - Arab NewsArab News
PARIS: In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek. As slowly as a word per minute, Stephen Hawking used the twitching of the muscle under his right eye to grin…
Rectangular Iceberg Goes Viral - The Maritime ExecutiveThe Maritime Executive
A scientist with NASAs Operation IceBridge survey program recently spotted a rectangular iceberg flo...
Ancient human remains, Ice Age animal bones found in giant Mexican cave - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
A group of divers recently connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.