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Low-Cost Soft Robot Muscles Can Lift 200 Times Their Weight and Self-Heal - Singularity Hub

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:26am

Singularity Hub

Low-Cost Soft Robot Muscles Can Lift 200 Times Their Weight and Self-Heal
Singularity Hub
Jerky mechanical robots are staples of science fiction, but to seamlessly integrate into everyday life they'll need the precise yet powerful motor control of humans. Now scientists have created a new class of artificial muscles that could soon make ...
Self-healing robots with biological muscles are bridging the human-robot gapIndia Today
Soft, Self-healing Devices Mimic Biological Muscles, Point to Next Generation of Human-like RoboticsRobotics Tomorrow (press release)

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NASA Selling Tickets To Watch Missile-Detecting Satellite Launch - International Business Times

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:21am

International Business Times

NASA Selling Tickets To Watch Missile-Detecting Satellite Launch
International Business Times
Most Americans don't get a chance to see a satellite that's purpose is to detect missiles, but NASA and the Kennedy Space Center are giving people that rare chance next week. The United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch the SBIRS GEO-4 to space ...
Watch live: ULA set for second attempt at spy satellite launchUPI.com
Missile warning satellite moving to Atlas V rocket for launch next weekFlorida Today
Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a secret satellite to spaceThe Verge
PR Newswire (press release) -NBC Southern California
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A peek into the life and work of NASA astrophysicist Dr Mansoor Ahmed - DAWN.com

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 8:50am

DAWN.com

A peek into the life and work of NASA astrophysicist Dr Mansoor Ahmed
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"I believe the effort to instil within students love for science needs to start at the early stages of education." Saadeqa KhanPublished about 14 hours ago. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the alluring night sky, the glittering moon and ...
Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient HubNewswise (press release)
NASA's upcoming space telescope to explore nearby stars, find life on other planetsThe Indian Express
Mini-Hubble will scan dim stars to see if they can support lifeYahoo Finance UK

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Space Coast to honor NASA legend John Young - Central Florida News 13

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:33am

Central Florida News 13

Space Coast to honor NASA legend John Young
Central Florida News 13
A remembrance ceremony is being held for astronaut John Young, who died Friday at the age of 87. Young grew up in Orlando and he did just about everything for NASA. He walked on the moon and commanded the first space shuttle mission. In fact, he was ...
Obituary - John Young, pioneering astronaut who commanded the first space shuttle flightHeraldScotland
Ex-astronaut John Younger, who walked on the moon, diesKaplan Herald
RIP John Young: NASA's longest-serving 'naut explores final frontierBrinkwire (press release)
Aviation Week
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The Earliest Galaxies Spin Just Like Our Milky Way, Defying Expectations - Forbes

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 7:31am

Forbes

The Earliest Galaxies Spin Just Like Our Milky Way, Defying Expectations
Forbes
Starts With A Bang The Universe is out there, waiting for you to discover it Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Ethan Siegel , Contributor. Amanda Smith, University of Cambridge. In the present-day Universe, spiral-shaped galaxies ...
Whirlpool movement similar to our Milky Way detected in young galaxiesThe TeCake

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Extraterrestrial stone found on Earth - News24

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:13am

News24

Extraterrestrial stone found on Earth
News24
A small (one centimetre long) fragment of the Hypatia stone, cut, polished and mounted for microprobe and scanning to determine the mineral content. The cracks are filled with minerals that formed in the soil after the stone had landed. It's been ...
'Strangest stone ever found may be from outside solar system'Independent Online
Mysterious stone found in Sahara desert contains minerals unknown on EarthYahoo News UK
This mysterious alien stone spotted in Egypt came from another world (Video+)Science Examiner
Huffington Post South Africa (blog) -Brinkwire (press release) -Infosurhoy
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What Happened to Zuma Satellite After SpaceX Launch? - Tech Times

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:29pm

Tech Times

What Happened to Zuma Satellite After SpaceX Launch?
Tech Times
SpaceX said suggestions that the spy satellite Zuma has been lost are categorically false. Future launches will proceed as scheduled, including the much-anticipated maiden flight of Falcon Heavy. ( Pixabay ). The Zuma mission satellite is not lost or ...
SpaceX denies losing spy satelliteThe Keene Sentinel
SpaceX failed mysterious Zuma mission, what does company president say?International Business Times, Singapore Edition

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Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago - BBC News

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 8:02pm

BBC News

Meet the butterflies from 200 million years ago
BBC News
Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany. The find pushes back the date ...
Scientists discover rare 200 million-year-old butterfly fossilsDaily Sabah

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'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse - WFLA

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 7:22pm

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'Super blue blood moon' to take place during lunar eclipse
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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Look to the sky Jan. 31 for a rare celestial event, the “super blue blood moon.” Why the name, you ask? A blue moon is when there is a second full moon in a month, which is an uncommon event itself. A blue moon happens once every ...
Here's what you need to know about the total lunar eclipse in BCVancouver Sun
When you can see a once-in-a-lifetime lunar trifectaThe Sunshine Coast Daily
The Lunar Eclipse Vs. The Solar Eclipse Actually Have A Lot In Common SpirituallyElite Daily
Hit 107 -Yellowhammer News -HelloGiggles -Daily Mail
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The Youngest Galaxies in the Universe Spin Like the Mature Milky Way - Seeker

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 5:56pm

Seeker

The Youngest Galaxies in the Universe Spin Like the Mature Milky Way
Seeker
Astronomers observed two 13-billion-year-old galaxies spinning in whirlpool motions, which was thought to be characteristic of mature galaxies like ours. By Nancy Atkinson. Published On 01/10/2018. 5:56 PM EST. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article ...
Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxiesPhys.Org
Earliest galaxies in the universe spin like the Milky WayUC Santa Cruz (press release)
Astronomers Discover Universe's Earliest Galaxies Were Organized WhirlpoolsInternational Business Times
International Business Times UK -SYFY WIRE (blog)
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How a FedEx employee discovered the world's largest prime number - Popular Science

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 4:15pm

Popular Science

How a FedEx employee discovered the world's largest prime number
Popular Science
Jon Pace, a longtime FedEx employee, has loved math since high school. Today, he's a flight operations finance manager with the Memphis-based delivery behemoth—and is also now credited with discovering the largest prime number currently known. It's a ...
New largest prime number would take weeks to write downNewburgh Gazette

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Giant Extinct Bat Walked on Four Legs Through New Zealand's Prehistoric Forests Millions of Years Ago - Newsweek

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:46pm

Newsweek

Giant Extinct Bat Walked on Four Legs Through New Zealand's Prehistoric Forests Millions of Years Ago
Newsweek
A massive bat was discovered near a historic mining town called St. Bathans in New Zealand's South Island. The 16- to 19-million-year-old bat's body mass is just 40 grams, a weight of .08 pounds. But the bat's teeth and bones were three times the size ...
Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New ZealandEurekAlert (press release)
Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New ZealandBBC News
Extinct giant burrowing bat fossil found in New ZealandTimes LIVE
International Business Times -BGR -Radio New Zealand -The Sydney Morning Herald
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Scientists cool water to ungodly temperatures without freezing it - ZME Science

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:24pm

ZME Science

Scientists cool water to ungodly temperatures without freezing it
ZME Science
Water just got weirder. This unique liquid, incredibly simple and yet incredibly complex at the same time, has managed to surprise us once again. Two teams working independently managed to cool liquid water to -42.55 degrees Celsius (-44.59 degrees ...

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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way - Phys.Org

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 3:20pm

Phys.Org

Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way
Phys.Org
A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip—complete with a 360-degree view—to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This project, made using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, allows viewers to ...
Stunning 360-degree visualisation allows you to explore the darkest depths of the Milky WayMirror.co.uk
Nasa's X-ray telescopes take you to the centre of the Milky Way in this 360 degree movieInternational Business Times UK
NASA Offers 360-Degree Tour Of Milky Way Galaxy's CenterInternational Business Times
The TeCake -DailyDemocratNews
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'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds - NPR

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:33pm

NPR

'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds
NPR
A modern moth with a proboscis, the organ adapted for sucking up fluids such as nectar. Newly discovered fossil evidence suggests ancestors of such animals exists before flowering plants, raising questions about what ancient butterflies and moths used ...

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'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds - NPR

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:33pm

NPR

'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds
NPR
A modern moth with a proboscis, the organ adapted for sucking up fluids such as nectar. Newly discovered fossil evidence suggests ancestors of such animals exists before flowering plants, raising questions about what ancient butterflies and moths used ...
Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinateWashington Post
Earliest evidence of butterflies poses an intriguing mysteryBrinkwire (press release)

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Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinate - Washington Post

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:03pm

Washington Post

Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinate
Washington Post
The two paleontologists dissolving rock cores more than 200 million years old were looking for vestiges of freshwater algae. Instead, tiny fragments of insect scales caught their eye — remnants that a report published Wednesday identifies as the ...
New study reveals about evolution of proboscis in butterfliesThe News Recorder
Butterflies are more ancient than flowers, claims new studyInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition
Earliest evidence of butterflies poses an intriguing mysteryBrinkwire (press release)

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Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinate - Washington Post

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:03pm

Washington Post

Exquisite fossils show butterflies appeared before there were flowers to pollinate
Washington Post
The two paleontologists dissolving rock cores more than 200 million years old were looking for vestiges of freshwater algae. Instead, tiny fragments of insect scales caught their eye — remnants that a report published Wednesday identifies as the ...
Finding the Oldest Fossils of Butterflies Using a Human Nose HairNew York Times
'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study FindsNPR
Triassic Butterfly Park?Scientific American
Phys.Org -The Boston Globe -Newsweek -Live Science
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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth - Phys.Org

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Phys.Org

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth
Phys.Org
Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain ...
Building blocks of life found on ancient meteoritesSky News
Organic matter in extraterrestrial water-bearing salt crystalsScience Advances
Essential compounds for life have been found in crystals from two meteors that have been on Earth for nearly TWENTY ...Daily Mail

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Researchers Probe Origin of Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space - Space.com

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 1:09pm

Space.com

Researchers Probe Origin of Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space
Space.com
The Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico recorded highly polarized signals from the fast radio burst source FRB 121102, twisted by an extreme region of magnetized plasma. Credit: Image design: Danielle Futselaar - Photo usage: Brian P. Irwin/Dennis van de ...
Scientists zoom in on fast radio bursts, the most mysterious signals in spaceWashington Post
Mystery space radio pulses explained by astronomersBBC News
Mysterious radio signals may come from a zombie star lurking near a supermassive black holeThe Verge
Los Angeles Times -Gizmodo -Scientific American -CNET
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