Science news 23 Feb, 2021
NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’ - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The footage was so good _ and the images so breathtaking _ that members of the rover team said they felt like they were riding along.
Elon Musk says there is a 'good chance' SpaceX's Starship SN10 will launch this week - Daily MailDaily Mail
SpaceX could launch its latest Starship prototype, SN10, this week following the FAA close an investigation into the root cause of the SN9 explosion earlier this month.
Second shipment of Pfizer vaccines lands in Sydney - Sky News AustraliaSky News Australia
A second shipment of Pfizer vaccines has landed in Sydney overnight as Australia’s vaccination rollout enters its second day. It is unclear how many doses were on the plane, with 142,000 doses transported in the country's first shipment. Australia is expec…
NASA Supply Ship Arrives at ISS - Sierra Leone TimesVOA News
A NASA unmanned resupply ship docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday carrying more than 3,600 kilograms of research equipment and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. The spacecraft, built by aerospace company Northrop Grumman, was bolted…
Can the laws of physics disprove God? - QriusQrius.com
Could God travel faster than the speed of light?
All high-energy cosmic neutrinos are born by quasars, claimed scientists - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
Neutrinos with energies of more than a trillion electronvolts (TeV): all of them are born near black holes in the centers of distant active galaxies' powerful radio sources.
A 29-year-old woman who survived cancer as a child was just selected to fly to space aboard SpaceX's rocket - Business Insider IndiaBusiness Insider India
29-year-old childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is set to board a SpaceX flight later this year. Arceneaux will be joined by three others as part of
Neuroscience: Artificial 'brain in a dish' is created that matures 'just like a human brain' - Daily MailDaily Mail
Extensive genetic analyses of the so-called 'organoids' - which were allowed to grow in experimental dishes for up to 20 months - was conducted by US researchers.
NASA's Webb Telescope Will Show Us More Stars at Higher Resolution - NASANASA
The combination of high resolution and infrared-detecting instruments on NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope will reveal stars that are currently hidden even from the powerful Hubble Space Telescope.
Supercomputers (and a few humans) create stunning sky map of 25,000 supermassive black holes - The Next WebThe Next Web
Astronomers have used a combination of low-frequency telescopes, supercomputers, and algorithms to create a vast sky map of 25,000 supermassive black holes. The map shows thousands of twinkling dots that look like stars, but are actually enormous black holes,…
The human genome at 20: How biology's most-hyped breakthrough led to anticlimax and arrests - Phys.orgPhys.Org
When President Bill Clinton took to a White House lectern 20 years ago to announce that the human genome sequence had been completed, he hailed the breakthrough as "the most important, most wondrous map ever produced by humankind." The scientific achievement…
Study reveals microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars - WIONWION
Some microbes found on Earth may temporarily survive on the surface of Mars, according to a study that could be vital for the success of future missions to the Red Planet.
Microbes from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars: Study - The Siasat DailyThe Siasat Daily
Washington, Feb 22 : As NASA's Perseverance rover touched down on Mars last week, a new study by scientists at the US space agency and German Aerospace Centre has found that some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive on the surface of the Red Planet.The…
Rapid evolution in species may help them adapt to climate change, competition - ANI NewsANI News
Washington [US], February 22 (ANI): The findings of a new study suggested that species on earth can rapidly adapt to an invader, and it is this evolutionary change in them that can affect how they deal with a stressful climate or competition.
42,000 Year Old Tree Captured Evidence Of Earth’s Magnetic Field Flipping - India TimesThe Times of India
A few years ago, workers digging to create a power plant in New Zealand discovered a 60-ton trunk from a kauri tree, and now according to researchers, it has captured the last collapse of Earth’s magnetic field. ScienceMagThe massive t…
If Deserts are Meant to Be Scorching Hot, Why Does Sahara Get Freezing Cold at Night? - News18News18
When you think of deserts, you probably think of excessive heat accompanied by sweat and exhaustions and heat-strokes.
Vaccination May Not Be Enough for Densely Populated Cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Finds New Study - News18News18
The last week in India saw a surge in Covid-19 cases again.
First black hole spotted in 1964 is much more massive than researchers expected - FirstpostFirstpost
The Cygnus X-1 black hole may be the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever found, at 21 times our sun's mass.
The Connection Between Your Android Phone, Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips And Mars - News18News18
If you thought your new Android smartphone isn’t already cutting edge, you’d be very wrong.
Technical University of Munich: Artificial intelligence deciphers genetic instructions - India Education DiaryIndia Education Diary
With the help of artificial intelligence (AI) a German-American team of scientists deciphered some of the more elusive instructions encoded in DNA. Their neural network trained on high-resolution m…
LAC disengagement: India, China conducted 10th round of military talks - Times NowZoom
The tenth round of military talks between the senior commanders of the Indian and Chinese army was held between 10 AM and lasted for about 16 hours yesterday at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The discussions in…
Engineers Place Thousands of Nanoscale Molecular Devices in Precise Orientation - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
Proof-of-concept project paves the way for the integration of molecules with computer chips. Engineers have developed a technique that allows them to precisely place microscopic devices formed from folded DNA molecules in not only a specific location but also…
Airbus Uzay Teknolojisi Mars’a Ulaştı - RaillyNewsRaillynews.com
Airbus Space Technology Reaches Mars | NASA's Perseverance spacecraft relies on weather station and communications antenna built by Airbus NASA's Perseverance spacecraft Thursday
AS IT HAPPENED: UAE Hope probe enters Mars' orbit - Arab NewsArab News
DUBAI: The UAE’s Hope probe has entered the orbit of Mars after a six-month-long voyage into outer space. There were cheers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center when mission control received information that the manouver had been success. Abu Dhabi Crown P…
Elon Musk targets telecom for next disruption with Starlink internet - ETTelecom.comThe Times of India
SpaceX has told investors that Starlink is angling for a piece of a $1 trillion market made up of in-flight internet, maritime services, demand in China and India -- and rural customers.
Isro’s MOM captures image of the Mars’ biggest moon Phobos - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
According to ISRO, “the violent phase that Phobos has encountered is seen in the large section gouged out from a past collision (Stickney crater) and bouncing ejecta.”
Gujarat Engineer Claimed He Connected with SpaceX, NASA Says It's False: Report - News18News18
Elon Musk’s SpaceX created history last weekend by flying its first-ever human spaceflight mission.
Novel CO2 capturing tech may cut vehicle emissions by 90% - ETAuto.comThe Times of India
The whole process takes place within a capsule placed above the driver's cabin.
WATCH: Soyuz spacecraft carrying the UAE's first astronaut Hazza Al-Mansoori dock with International Space Station - ArabnewsArab News
MISSION CONTROL, Moscow: The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft carrying the first Emirati astronaut docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching into space six hours earlier from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hazza Al-Mansoori from t…
Record-breaking NASA astronaut coming back to Earth - Arab NewsArab News
WASHINGTON: A record-shattering NASA astronaut is set to return to Earth on Saturday, finishing a 288-day mission that put her over the top as the American who has spent the most cumulative amount of time in space. Peggy Whitson, 57, is also the oldest female…
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…
Russian, North American astronauts to return to earth - Arab NewsArab News
ALMATY, Kazakhstan: The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia’s space program is set to return to earth Tuesday. NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko of…
INNOVATION: Novel device creates electricity from snowfall - ETEnergyworld.comThe Times of India
The device designed by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.
First plants on moon, China says it has done the job - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Pictures sent back January 12 showed plant shoots growing well nine days after the experiment was initiated, Chongqing University, which led the biological project, said in a briefing .
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.
Stephen Hawking: 10 memorable quotes from his books that will inspire you - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Here is a short selection of his many famous observations from his books and interviews.
Hidden Below New Zealand, Zelandia May be Earth's Eighth Continent - News18News18
A hidden realm as big as the Indian subcontinent that is submerged under the Pacific Ocean deserves to be recognised as a new continent 'Zealandia', according to a new study released on Friday.