Science news 13 Feb, 2021
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Perseverance rover, powered by ORNL technology, to touch down on Mars - India Education DiaryGoogle News
China Tianwen-1 spacecraft sends back Mars video footage for first time - Jagran JoshJagran Josh
In the released video, white craters are visible on the planets surface, which fades from white to black as the probe flies over one Martian day.
Astronomers discover three planets orbiting younger Sun-like star - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
Washington, An international team of astronomers has discovered a trio of hot worlds larger than Earth orbiting a much younger version of our Sun called TOI
Asteroid Apophis approaches Earth, scientists have their eyes set - WIONWION
Asteroids are beautiful things as long as they put on a stellar show while burning to dust in Earths atmosphere. Asteroids that are a bit bigger leave space rocks on Earths surface for scientists to study. Anything bigger than that, well, ask dinosaurs what h…
Study sheds light on how coronavirus may hijack human cells - Republic WorldRepublic World
Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified parts of human proteins which the novel coronavirus could be using to hijack host cell processes, an advance that may lead to the development of new drugs for treating COVID-19.
Science, climate change and arctic amplification - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
As the world searches for solutions to the global climate crisis, many eyes are turning north - to the Arctic Ocean. Climate scientists say arctic regions
The scientists who lit the path to the Enlightenment - Financial TimesFinancial Times
Two books on remarkable 14th-century peasant John Westwyk and Dutch visionary Christiaan Huygens remind us of the dark ages that could still follow
Aggressive Nuclear Propulsion R&D Effort Needed To Send Humans to Mars in 2039 - SpacePolicyOnline.comSpacePolicyOnline.com
Posted: February 12, 2021 11:56 pm ET | Last Updated: February 13, 2021 12:22 am ET | A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that if the goal is to send humans to Mars in 2039, an aggressive nuclear propulsio…
Meet Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, selected for Nasas SpaceX Crew-4 mission - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Additional crew members for the project will be assigned as mission specialists in the future by Nasas international partners.
ExoMars Mission Helps Scientists Decipher Water Loss in Martian Atmosphere | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com - The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has revealed some crucial details, indicating that loss of water could be linked to the seasonal changes. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com
New Technique Used to Spot Possible Super-Earth in Alpha Centauri's Habitable Zone - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
Astronomers using a new technique may have not only found a super-Earth at a neighbouring star, but they may also have directly imaged it. And it could be nice and cozy in the habitable zone around Alpha Centauri.
Surprisingly mature galaxy in infant universe suggests galaxies are forming faster than we thought - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
A distant galaxy in the newborn universe essentially looks like an adult adult when it should just look like a small child, with new findings suggesting
SIC Notices | Mars New Year and Stars Jewelry Box: The best pictures of the week from space - haveeruonlineHaveeru.com.mv
The world 1 / 10 A new year on Mars began on February 7, 2021. The picture on the left was taken on February 6 and on the right on February 7. They were
Lemurs Prove There Is No Single Formula For Lasting Love - Phil Sports NewsPhilsportsnews.com
There are probably several different ways in which monogamy is instantiated within the brain, and it depends on the animals we are looking at. More things are happening than we originally thought, ”says Grebe.
Fact check: Heavily edited viral image of sun's surface wasn't taken by NASA - USA TODAYUSA Today
A photo shared by users across social media claiming to show the closest image of the sun's surface is heavily edited and was not captured by NASA.
'Colder and deeper’: Scientists close in on spot to drill Antarctic ice core 1.5m years old - The GuardianThe Guardian
Australian Antarctic Division will drill 3,000 metres deep in bid to improve ancient climate records and future models
Cannibalism May Be Key for These Cockroach Couples - MoneycontrolNew York Times
Newly mated pairs of one species, Salganea taiwanensis, take turns chewing each other’s wings down to stubs after they move into the homes where they will jointly raise babies. Scientists say this unique behavior may have evolved because of the roaches’ truly…
Hopes evaporate for the superheavy element flerovium having a long life - Science MagazineScience Magazine
In quest for stable superheavy elements, focus shifts from atomic number 114 to 120
Listen to haunting notes from an 18,000-year-old conch shell trumpet - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Archaeologists in 1931 assumed the shell was only a broken drinking cup.
University of Tübingen: Nanospheres for measuring strength with cell motors - India Education DiaryIndia Education Diary
Motor proteins generate the forces for mechanical processes in our cells. On a scale of nanometers, i.e. a millionth of a millimeter, they drive our muscles or, among other things, transport substa…
Scientists Use Whale Songs To Reveal Hidden Features Of The Sea Floor - IFLScienceIFLScience
We know famously little about the ocean floor, but now scientists are getting a little help learning about it from a most unexpected direction – fin whales
A faint object discovered in 2018 is indeed the most distant object - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
A faint object discovered in 2018 and nicknamed “Farfarout” is indeed the most distant object yet found in our Solar System.
Did Mars have a dense atmosphere for the first 400 million years or so? - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
It is not yet entirely clear whether Mars started out as a hot and humid planet that evolved into the current cold and dry body or if it has always been
Earth to Voyager 2: After a year in the dark, we can talk to you again - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
“I think there was probably a big sigh of relief there,” Mr. Nagle said. "And we were very happy to be able to confirm that the spacecraft was still
NASA’s Hubble Telescope Uncovers Concentration of Small Black Holes - Mashable IndiaMashable
NASA has revealed that its Hubble telescope has uncovered a concentration of small black holes at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 639.
China's Mars Probe Sends Back Video Of Red Planet - NDTVNDTV News
China's space agency released video footage from its spacecraft circling Mars on Friday, two days after it successfully entered the planet's orbit in Beijing's latest ambitious space mission.
On Thin Ice: RPS Science Photographer of the Year winners unveiled - BBC Focus MagazineBBC Focus Magazine
The photography competition announcements are coming thick and fast. We bring you the Royal Photographic Society's winners of their prestigious Science Photographer of the Year Competition
New research tackles a central challenge of powerful quantum computing - Phys.orgPhys.Org
To build a universal quantum computer from fragile quantum components, effective implementation of quantum error correction (QEC) is an essential requirement and a central challenge. QEC is used in quantum computing, which has the potential to solve scientifi…
Moon exploration: Intuitive Machines unveils new command center before its November mission - KHOU 11Google News
Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75 - The New York TimesNew York Times
As the space agency’s first female payload specialist, she conducted experiments about the impact of weightlessness on astronauts’ immune systems and loss of bone mass.
Amazed Scientists Using 'Time Machine' Find Young Galaxy Near The 'Big Bang' That Defies Explanation » TechnoCodex - TechnoCodexTechnocodex.com
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SPA'S President and CEO, William Vantine, Appointed to Another Term as a Member of NASA's International Space Station Advisory Committee - Space RefSpace Ref
SPA'S President and CEO, William Vantine, Appointed to Another Term as a Member of NASA's International Space Station Advisory Committee - SpaceRef
Striking NASA animation reveals the harrowing descent to Mars that the Perseverance rover is about to attempt - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
NASA's Perseverance rover is set to plunge to Mars and land in an ancient lake bed on February 18. The spacecraft must weather a fiery 12,000-mph plunge, deploy
NASA Mars Perseverance rover: What to expect on landing day - CNETCNET
On Feb. 18, NASA's latest Mars rover will try for a dramatic touchdown on the red planet.
Teaching an old spacecraft new tricks to continue exploring the moon - Phys.orgPhys.Org
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has far exceeded its planned mission duration, revealing that the Moon holds surprises: ice deposits that could be used to support future lunar exploration, the coldest places in the solar system in permane…
Dust of dead Earth-like planets found in atmospheres white dwarfs - Daily MailDaily Mail
The dust of dead Earth-like planets has been discovered in the atmosphere of nearby white dwarfs for the first time. The vaporized crusts consist of lithium, potassium and calcium.
How a single gene alteration may have separated modern humans from predecessors: Novel study used brain organoids genetically modified to mimic now-extinct Neanderthals - Science DailyScience Daily
Researchers discovered a single gene alteration that may help explain cognitive differences between modern humans and our predecessor, and used that information to develop Neanderthal-like brain organoids in the lab.
New AI technique allows robots to detect human touch by analyzing shadows - The Next WebThe Next Web
Scientists from Cornell University have developed a way for robots to identify physical interactions just by analyzing a user’s shadows. Their ShadowSense system uses an off-the-shelf USB camera to capture the shadows produced by hand gestures on a robot’s sk…
Astronomers Detect Another Possible Exoplanet Right Next Door - ExtremeTechExtremeTech
A project called Near Earths in the Alpha Center Region (NEAR) has just spotted tantalizing signals that could point to a planet in the habitable zone of Alpha Centauri, which is a mere 4.37 light years away. That's right next door in astronomical terms.
Huge Trove of Roman Silver Coins Unearthed in Turkey | Archaeology - Sci-News.comSci-News.com
Hundreds of silver coins dating to the first century BCE have been unearthed by archaeologists from Pamukkale University.
Europa Clipper: Nasa's ocean world mission gets launch date - BBC NewsBBC News
A mission to study a moon that could be home to extra-terrestrial life has been given a launch date.
Capturing free-space optical light for high-speed wifi - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Visible and infrared light can carry more data than radio waves, but has always been confined to a hard-wired, fiber-optic cable. Working with Facebook's Connectivity Lab, a Duke research team has now made a major advance toward the dream of ditching the fibe…
Biosensors can monitor plant health in real time • Earth.com - Earth.comEarth.com
Researchers at Linköping University have developed biosensors that can monitor the health of plants in real time.
Halogen gas discovered in atmosphere of Mars, scientists call it a major milestone - Republic TVRepublic World
ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft detected the first halogen gas on Mars, shedding new light on the history of the Red Planet.
HUGE 'potentially hazardous' asteroid to skim past Earth in March - Daily MailDaily Mail
The asteroid, named 231937 (2001 FO32), is unlikely to hit the Earth as it will be 1.2 million miles from the planet - five times further out than the Moon.
Einstein, His Driver, And The Oreo Cookies - Phil Sports NewsPhilsportsnews.com
Otherwise, if it were not a third approximation to reality, Albert Einstein would not have agreed to be imitated by his driver in a historical conference that is already part of the bulk of urban legends attributed to the scientist.
New technology can get inside your head. Are you ready? - Science News for StudentsScience News for Students
New technologies aim to listen to — and maybe even change — your brain activity. But just because scientists can do this, should they?
Vibrating 2D materials - Science DailyScience Daily
Two-dimensional materials hold out hope for many technical applications. An international research team now has determined for the first time how strongly 2D materials vibrate when electronically excited with light.
Mars: Second of three missions to reach the Red Planet today - here's what you need to know - Sky NewsSky.com
NASA eyes obtaining additional Soyuz seat for its astronaut this spring - TASSTASS
In case of a launch delay or a premature return of US spacecraft, "NASA risks not having a U.S. crew member aboard the International Space Station"
Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program - ETTelecom.comThe Times of India
The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 10 a.m. EST from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. It flew south along the eastern coast of Florida on its way to space, the company said.
400 million km within 163 days, China’s Mars probe heads for red planet - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
According to the CNSA, the probe is functioning stably and is scheduled to slow down before entering Mars orbit in more than a month and preparing itself to land on the red planet.
China plants its flag on moon as lunar probe takes off for earth - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The Chang’e, named after the Chinese moon goddess, is also scheduled to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades. China is now the third nation in the world, after the United States and the Soviet Union, to collect lunar samples for scientific purpo…
NASA maps damage caused by Beirut blast using satellite data - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
On the map, dark red pixels – like those present at and around the Port of Beirut – represent the most severe damage.
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.
Delhi’s Chhatarpur temple to remain open during solar eclipse - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Several temples across the country have announced that they will remain shut down during the eclipse today. A rare celestial event, annular solar eclipse, which is popularly known as the “ring of fire” eclipse, will be visible this Sunday in India.
SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule launch postponed to Saturday due to bad weather - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Risk of a postponement to Saturday remained high, with rain and thunderstorms persisting since morning.
Pune telescope helps detect biggest explosion since Big Bang - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The explosion is estimated to release five times more energy than previous record holder and came from a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy hundreds of millions of light years away
Mysterious circular DNA linked to pediatric cancer: Study - ETHealthworld.comThe Times of India
Chromosomes are threadlike structures of DNA and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, and carry genetic information in the form of genes.
Mysterious fast radio bursts discovered from deep space ‘could be aliens’ - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Some scientists also believe that the fast radio bursts emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away. However, the source of these signals, originating from far outside our Milky Way galaxy, are not well understood.
Fight air pollution and save your lungs with this plant which can clean indoor air - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The concentration of pollutants like chloroform and benzene decreased due to the presence of the modified version of a common indoor plant - pothos ivy.
Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study by Indian Institute of Science - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
An international team of scientists studied the effects of wind turbine use in the Western Ghats, a UNESCO-listed range of mountains and forest spanning India's west coast region and a global "hotspot" of biodiversity.
‘Indians are so good at mathematics and physics’: When Stephen Hawking came to India - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Scientist Stephen Hawking made a 16-day trip to India in 2001, visiting Mumbai and New Delhi. During the visit, he met then president KR Narayanan.
Nothing existed before Big Bang: Stephen Hawking - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The Big Bang theory proposes that a tiny speck of matter and energy began to grow, bringing about the birth of our universe about the universe billions of years ago.
Elon Musk releases blooper reel of failed SpaceX rocket landings and huge explosions - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Titled ‘how NOT to land an orbital rocket booster’, the video is described as showing “the sordid history of how the SpaceX Falcon 9, the first fully reusable, orbit-class booster rocket”.
Indian scientists discover ‘Saraswati’, a supercluster of galaxies - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The scientists from Pune stated that previously only a few comparatively large superclusters have been reported, for example the Shapley Concentration or the Sloan Great Wall in the nearby universe, while the Saraswati supercluster is far more distant one.
UAE announces 100-year plan to finish building ‘first city on Mars’ by 2117 - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will build the first city on the Red Planet as part of the 2117 Mars project in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.