Science news 26 Feb, 2021
Was T-Rex the Apex Predator? Carnivore May Be Reason Why Middle-Sized Dinosaurs Disappeared - News18News18
If you've seen any of the Jurassic Park movies, you'd know that the most feared dinosaur among the other others is actually the carnivore, the T-Rex.
Countries should focus and invest in space research: NASA scientist 'Vandi' Verma who drove Perseverance to Mars - India TodayIndia Today
The Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18. And the woman behind the remarkable feat is none other than Punjab-born Vandana 'Vandi' Verma.She is is the Chief Engineer for Robotic Operations for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. India Today spoke to…
Australian skies light up with space debris by Chinese rocket launched in 2019 | Watch - Republic TVRepublic World
Skies above Queensland, Australia lit up with flashing lights, on February 25, as debris from a Chinese rocket flew past the Australian state.
Hubble spots comet that found ‘temporary parking place’ near Jupiter. Watch - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
“Fantastic,” wrote an Instagram user while commenting on the post.
NASA Parker Solar Probe Captures Amazing Close-up Of Venus - PragativadiPragativadi.com
Florida: While on a journey to study the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus.The mission, which launched in 2018, is intended to study the sun and reveal some of its mysteries. Over the course of seven years, t
Astra bags launch service contract for NASA's TROPICS mission - DevdiscourseDevdiscourse
Astra, a California-based launch vehicle company, has bagged a USD7.95 million launch service contract for NASA's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission to study storm proc…
NASA’s next spacewalk is on Sunday. Here’s how to watch - Digital TrendsDigital Trends
Two astronauts on board the International Space Station are gearing up for a spacewalk on Sunday, February 28. And you can watch it live online.
NASA renames Washington headquarters to honour 'hidden figures' scientist Mary Jackson - LokmatLokmat.com
NASA has renamed its Washington headquarters after 'hidden figures' Mary Jackson, the administration's first African American female engineer.In a ceremony, NASA on Friday formally named the agency's headquarters building in Washington in Jackson's honour.Jac…
China offers preview of first moon samples brought back to Earth in more over 45 - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
China shared a preview of the first moon samples to be brought back to Earth in more over 45 years old. The lunar regolith was collected by the Chang'e 5
Memory Without a Brain: How a Single Cell Slime Mold Makes Smart Decisions - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
How a single cell slime mold makes smart decisions without a central nervous system. Having a memory of past events enables us to make smarter decisions about the future. Researchers at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and …
B.5 LWS Science final text and due dates - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
NASA ROSES-21 Amendment 4: B.5 LWS Science Final text and due dates Situation report From: NASA Science Missions Directorate Posted: Friday February 26
Meteorites remember the conditions of stellar explosions - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
IMAGE: Artist's illustration of the formation of the solar system, capturing the moment when radioactive nuclei got incorporated into solids that would
NASA’s call for abstracts for the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) has been extended until March 5, 2021 - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
NASA's call for abstracts for the 72nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) has been extended until March 5, 2021 Situation report From: NASA
China offers glimpse of the first moon samples brought back to Earth in more than 45 years - Daily MailDaily Mail
China has shared the first images of moon samples its Chang'e 5 mission returned to Earth in December, which are the first to come back to our planet in more than 45 years.
Cerium sidelines silver to make drug precursor - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Save your silver! It's better used for jewelry than as a catalyst for drugs.
Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials - Phys.orgPhys.Org
In recent years, engineers have found ways to modify the properties of some "two- dimensional" materials, which are just one or a few atoms thick, by stacking two layers together and rotating one slightly in relation to the other. This creates what are known …
New insights into an ancient protein complex - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Extensive collaboration between five VIB groups resulted in a better understanding of the machinery that plants use to regulate the protein composition of their outer membrane. This discovery, published in <i>Science Advances</i>, enhances our basic knowledge…
Brazil's first homemade satellite will put an extra eye on dwindling Amazon forests - Science MagazineScience Magazine
The long-awaited launch of Amazonia-1 is a major test for Brazilian science
Changes in Atlantic currents may have dire climate implications for the next century - The GuardianThe Guardian
Without modifying human behaviour we run the risk of violent weather swings, says oceanographer Andrew Meijers
'Fingerprinting' dust: New study sheds light on what may have killed dinosaurs - EastMojoEastMojo
This theory was recently tested through a full chemical ‘fingerprinting’ of the asteroid dust found within the crater
Placental Stem Cells (PSCS) Market to Witness High Growth in Near Future Forecast to 2027 – NeighborWebSJ - NeighborWebSJNeighborwebsj.com
NASA’s Perseverance begins searching for signs of past life on Mars; here’s what we know - CNBCTV18CNBCTV18
After taking off on July 30, 2020, NASA’s Perseverance landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. NASA has released the first audio recorded by the rover, a 10 second clip of wind gust on Mars. CNBC-TV18’s Parikshit Luthra spoke to Vandana Verma, Chief Engineer Rob…
Chinese rocket debris creates fireball above Queensland - Republic WorldRepublic World
A huge fireball was seen in the sky above Queensland, Australia, late on Thursday night. Social media users shared videos of the space debris burning up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere.Professor Jonti Horner, an astronomer and astrobiologist at the Un…
Woman who beat bone cancer as a kid is now headed into space. Here’s her story - Hindustan TimesHindustan Times
Hayley Arceneaux will go into space as a crew member on SpaceX's Inspiration4, the world's first all-commercial astronaut mission to Earth's orbit.
Scientists use Doppler to peer inside cells - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Doppler radar improves lives by peeking inside air masses to predict the weather. A Purdue University team is using similar technology to look inside living cells, introducing a method to detect pathogens and treat infections in ways that scientists never hav…
NASA's Webb Telescope's Powerful Capabilities Unveiled - Science TimesScience Times
Early observations with this Webb Telescope will exhibit its capability of distinguishing the stars' individual light in the local universe making the most of the powerful capabilities of such a device.
Comet That Has Travelled for Billions of Kilometres Makes Surprise Pit Stop Near Jupiter's Asteroids | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com - The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
The comet is expected to have another close encounter with Jupiter in about two years, during which the giant planet will kick the comet out from the system and push it along for its journey to the inner solar system. - Articles from The Weather Channel | wea…
China’s Tianwen-1 lowers its orbit around Mars to prepare for the rover’s landing - BollyInsideBollyinside.com
The Chinese spacecraft Tianwen-1 has reduced its orbit around Mars to allow the spacecraft to analyze the chosen landing region on the red planet. After
Elon Musk is Dreamy about His Mission to Mars. Here's How He's Waiting to Meet His 'Babe' - News18News18
Elon Musk is pretty focused on his mission Mars and to send humans to the red planet by 2026.
Malaria Treatment Market to Witness Robust Growth in Coming Years – SoccerNurds - SoccerNurdsSoccernurds.com
New method helps study the effects of receptor clustering in living cells - News-Medical.NetNews-Medical.Net
Our body consists of 100 trillion cells that communicate with each other, receive signals from the outside world and react to them.
For The First Time, Physicists Have Filmed The Oscillation of a Time Crystal - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
For the first time, physicists have captured an enigmatic state of matter on video.
Liar birds? Male lyrebirds mimic threat call to woo females - WIONWION
When assessing a threat, birds cry out loud. But male lyrebirds are using this cry to fool their female counterparts to have sex.
To Mars with hope, and why it matters - MENAFN.COMMENAFN.COM
The Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars this month, marks a new leap towards answering fundamental questions about our solar system, including where else we might find DNA. The rover will roam the surface of Mars looking for signs of life, make its own o…
Martian meals: Food could be grown on Mars to sustain a human colony - Study FindsStudy Finds
Researchers from the U.S. and Germany say fungi, yeast, and soil bugs are hardy enough to be successfully transported to Mars from Earth.
NASA warns of 'stadium-sized' asteroid near Earth | Asteroid | Space | NASA | Science | Science News | Malayalam Technology News - SwordsToday.ieSwordstoday.ie
Scientists say a stadium-sized asteroid named 2020XU6 will orbit closer to Earth this week. The asteroid is currently traveling at a speed of 8.4
New, more inclusive journal policies ease author name changes on published papers - Science MagazineScience Magazine
The shift will help researchers who change their names midcareer, including transgender scientists
Imaging space debris in high resolution - EurekAlertEurekAlert
Researchers have introduced a new method for taking high-resolution images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low Earth orbit. They created an imaging process that first utilizes a novel algorithm to estimate the spe…
Harnessing the power of proteins in our cells to combat disease - Medical XpressMedical Xpress
Over many decades now, traditional drug discovery methods have steadily improved at keeping diseases at bay and cancer in remission. And for the most part, it's worked well.
Ghost particle that crashed into Antarctica traced back to star shredded by black hole - CNETCNET
A black hole gobbled up a star in deep space and flung a high-energy subatomic bullet at the Earth. Don't worry, the planet's doing fine.
Dinosaur 'teenage terrors' crowded out the competition - DevdiscourseDevdiscourse
The Mesozoic Era was the geological time span often called the age of dinosaurs. Juveniles of North American Cretaceous megatheropods like Tyrannosaurus and Albertosaurus were relatively light and agile, Schroeder noted, making them well-suited to hunt diffe…
Freshwater outflow from Beaufort Sea could alter global climate patterns - EurekAlertEurekAlert
The Beaufort Sea, the Arctic Ocean's largest freshwater reservoir, has increased its freshwater content by 40 percent over the last two decades, putting global climate patterns at risk.
Singapore invents flexible X-ray sensor for next-gen medical applications - BSA bureauBiospectrumasia.com
Ultra-high-resolution X-ray imaging technology may provide a solution for imaging highly curved 3D objects and enable the development of point-of-care X-ray detectors and flexible X-ray mammography devices
Snakes insert their heads into living frogs' bodies to swallow their organs (because nature is horrifying) - Livescience.comLive Science
The encounters left frogs absolutely gutted.
New SpaceX Starship prototype SN10 rocket could fly as soon as Monday - CNETCNET
The latest version of Elon Musk's Mars rocket is on the launch pad in Texas.
Skeleton Dating Back to 4.4 Million Years Ago Gives New Insights into Human's Locomotive Evolution - News18News18
The theory of human evolution postulates that modern homo sapiens’ ancestors were ancient apes.
“Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Detected by Gravitational Waves Might Actually Be a Boson Star Merger - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
An international team of scientists led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics and the University of Aveiro, including an undergraduate from the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has proposed the collision of two e…
Pompeii: Scientists use lasers to remove stains on 2,000-year-old fresco in the House of the Ceii - Daily MailDaily Mail
Poor maintenance since the house was dug up in 1913-14 saw the hunting fresco and others deteriorate, particularly at the bottom, which is more vulnerable to humidity.
Bizzare Migration of Earth's Poles Could Have Triggered Extinction of Neanderthals, Giant Animals 42,000 Years Ago | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com - The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
The magnetic field is important as it prevents the Sun’s harmful charged particles from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Without the protective bubble of the magnetic field, the solar winds can easily affect the entire Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere. - Arti…
RepescaPlas wants to achieve products frommarine litte - RECYCLING magazineRecycling-magazine.com
After closing its third year with the collection of 4.2 tonnes of marine litter and excellent results in terms of recovery of this litter through chemical recycling, the RepescaPlas project has entered its fourth phase, in which it is expected to strengthen t…
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Spots Asteroid Impact on Jupiter - ExtremeTechExtremeTech
There's a lot to see on and around Jupiter, like the asteroid impact that Juno captured in 2020.
Earliest primate fossils documented by researchers that sheds light on the rise of mammals - EdexLiveEdexLive
The researchers, including those from the University of Washington in the US, analysed several fossils of Purgatorius -- the oldest genus in a group of the earliest-known primates called plesiadapifor
Ghost particle travels 750 million light-years, ends up buried under the Antarctic ice - Livescience.comLive Science
Why so late, little neutrino?
As private companies erode government’s hold on space travel, NASA looks to open a new frontier - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Space enthusiasts, including NASA, see enormous benefit in the shift — a new era of space exploration that will usher in a more capable and efficient space industry. But the changing dynamic also has left NASA with an uncertain role.
Are all the needles going to be that big?! - Global TimesGlobal Times
People view monuments encouraging citizens to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Daegu City, South Korea, on Thursday. South Korea shipped its first doses of coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday, transferring AstraZeneca vaccines from a production facility in the countr…
Dark matter could have formed supermassive black holes, study - Tech ExploristTech Explorist
A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving ‘normal’ matter, supermassive black holes could i…
CRISPR could turn genes on and off with help of nanobodies - LokmatLokmat.com
Researchers from Stanford during an experimental combo designed to extend the efficacy of two promising molecular tools, attached biological nanobodies to the CRISPR DNA editing tool. The genetic tool, CRISPR has been likened to molecular scissors for its abi…
NASA releases landing video of rover ‘Perseverance’ on Mars, netizens wowed - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The space agency shared the footage on Twitter, days after the rover, made its historic landing on the red planet.
Astronomers discovered the squashed stellar core that was left behind by a well-known supernova - The Times HubThetimeshub.in
In 1987, astronomers captured the primary supernova named Supernova 1987A (or SN 1987A for brief). Since then, astronomers are looking for the squashed stellar core that ought to have been left behind. Supernova 1987A sparked nice pleasure amongst scientists …
NASA confirms Perseverance rover has landed on Mars - Arab NewsArab News
WASHINGTON DC: NASA said Thursday that the Perseverance rover has touched down on the surface of Mars after successfully overcoming a risky landing phase known as the “seven minutes of terror.” “Touchdown confirmed,” said operations lead Swati Mohan at around…
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 …
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.
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.”