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How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien 'asteroid' 'Oumuamua - Scroll.in

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 9:07am

Scroll.in

How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien 'asteroid' 'Oumuamua
Scroll.in
One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else. At first we thought it was a comet, then an asteroid, and now the International Astronomical Union has reclassified it as ...
Where Did Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Actually Come From?I4U News
The 5 craziest things we learned about the universe in 2017Luxora Leader
Gigantic cigar-shaped asteroid in OUR solar system branded SPACESHIP by stunned astronomerObserver

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Department Of Defense Wants Bat-Like Drones Powered By Lasers - International Business Times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 7:00am

International Business Times

Department Of Defense Wants Bat-Like Drones Powered By Lasers
International Business Times
The United States Department of Defense announced it is offering grants to build bat-like drones that can be powered by lasers as part of its Defense Enterprise Science Initiative. The opportunity is open to submissions through Feb. 28 as the Pentagon ...
Pentagon introduces laser-powered bat drones, designed to navigate battlefield without humansInternational Business Times, Singapore Edition
US Military Wants Bat Drones With Lasers, Because Life Is Apparently a 'Black Mirror' EpisodeInfosurhoy

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Astronomy buffs gather to view meteor shower - The Star Online

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:34pm

The Star Online

Astronomy buffs gather to view meteor shower
The Star Online
THE surreal experience of watching multiple meteors during the Geminid meteor shower had stargazers gasping in joy throughout the night. Astronomy enthusiast Marcus Ch'ng, nine, could not contain his excitement of witnessing the shower for the first ...
Meteor Streaks Across Night Sky In Police Dash Cam VideoInternational Business Times
An Arkie's Faith: Geminid Meteor ShowerThe Mena Star
Bemidji police officer captures meteor showerFergus Falls Daily Journal
MENAFN.COM -The Quint -The TeCake -Newburgh Gazette
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Scientists Studying 11500-Year-Old DNA From Alaska Discover Completely New Native American Population - The Inquisitr

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:11pm

The Inquisitr

Scientists Studying 11500-Year-Old DNA From Alaska Discover Completely New Native American Population
The Inquisitr
The 'Sunrise girl-child' has revealed an incredible history of a forgotten people known as the Ancient Beringians. Ancient DNA taken from an 11,500-year-old girl in Alaska revealed a new Three Lions / Getty Images Science · 0 · 0 · 0 · Kristine Moore ...
Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To AmericaBrinkwire (press release)
New study recounts discovery of 'ancient Beringian' ancestors of indigenous peoplesAlaska Public Radio Network
An Infant's Remains Suggest Who Exactly Migrated to North AmericaBig Think (blog)
webcenter11 -WENY-TV -Mental Floss
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Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars - Space.com

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:55pm

Space.com

Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars
Space.com
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity captured this image on Jan. 2, 2018, with its Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). Using an onboard focusing process, the robot created this product by merging two to eight images previously taken by MAHLI, which is located on the ...
NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Mysterious Weird Squiggles On PlanetInternational Business Times
A Mars rover could discover life on the Red Planet – here's what it would take to prove itInternational Business Times UK
NASA has shared an amazing new product for mission to Marswww.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
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Cheddar Afternoon Business Report 1/5: US economy, Apple, SpaceX - News 12 New Jersey

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:39pm

News 12 New Jersey

Cheddar Afternoon Business Report 1/5: US economy, Apple, SpaceX
News 12 New Jersey
The U.S. economy added 148,000 jobs last month - a lot less than expected. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent. The biggest gains came from the health care and construction industries. Retail jobs fell by about 20,000. A heads up for people ...

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut will be epic, one way or another - CNET

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:28pm

CNET

SpaceX Falcon Heavy debut will be epic, one way or another
CNET
After years of waiting, it's going to be at least a couple of more weeks before SpaceX debuts the world's new most powerful rocket, dubbed Falcon Heavy. The demonstration launch has been pushed back to late January, company founder Elon Musk said ...
SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Debut May Be Delayed After Falcon 9 Launch With Mysterious Zuma Payload Pushed ...Tech Times
SpaceX to Launch NRO's Secret 'Zuma' PayloadMilitary.com
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Looks Giant on its Launch PadOuter Places
WFTV Orlando -News 12 New Jersey -Yahoo News -Business Insider Australia
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Get ready to see the first 'blue moon' eclipse in 150 years - WRAL.com

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:48pm

WRAL.com

Get ready to see the first 'blue moon' eclipse in 150 years
WRAL.com
From a Supermoon to Harvest and Beaver moons to the solar eclipse, 2017 was a pretty good year for sky watchers. But 2018 is starting out even stronger, as the biggest full moon of the year happened on New Year's Day. Soon, we'll all be treated to ...
The Super Blue Blood Moon will rise on Jan. 31NOLA.com
'Lunar trifecta' to adorn morning sky on Jan. 31KOB 4
Mark your calendars: The 'super blue blood moon' and more sky-watching events in 2018WLS-TV
ZME Science -Tillamook County Pioneer -WNC News -Futurism
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Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones - Nextgov

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:26am

Nextgov

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones
Nextgov
A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Robots · Drones · DOD. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next ...

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Alien Megastructure Debunked - Astronomers Finally Explain the Weirdest Star in the Universe - Big Think

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:23am

Big Think

Alien Megastructure Debunked - Astronomers Finally Explain the Weirdest Star in the Universe
Big Think
Among the most recent promises of extraterrestrial contact, the so-called “alien megastructure” has been one of the most exciting. It's a star that inexplicably dims and brightens, prompting the Penn State astronomer Jason Wright to famously theorize ...
We Haven't Found Alien Megacities... YetDaily Beast
There's No Alien Megastructure: Tabby's Star Is Surrounded By DustValueWalk
Studying Tabby's Star, the 'Most Mysterious Star in the Universe'Edgy Labs (blog)
International Business Times, India Edition -Nerdist -Science Friday -ChristianToday
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NASA Goes for 'GOLD' to Scan the Border of Earth and Space - Space.com

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 7:19am

Space.com

NASA Goes for 'GOLD' to Scan the Border of Earth and Space
Space.com
NASA's GOLD mission, riding to space with the SES-14 communications satellite, will study Earth's upper atmosphere from 22,000 miles above the planet. Credit: NASA. A new NASA mission, the first to hitch a ride on a commercial communications satellite ...
Scientists have suggestions on how to study the Earth from space — if Congress will let themThe Verge
NASA earth science needs a $350 million mission line, National Academies adviseScience Magazine
NASA launches a mission to study Earth's final frontier—the edge of spaceArs Technica
The Guardian -SpaceNews -Nature.com -Popular Mechanics
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Oxygen Is Disappearing from the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace - Newsweek

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 6:00am

Newsweek

Oxygen Is Disappearing from the World's Oceans at an Alarmingly Rapid Pace
Newsweek
The ocean is running out of oxygen at a rapid speed—and the depletion could choke to death much of the marine life these waters support. A sweeping review published Thursday in Science documented the causes, consequences and solutions to what is ...
Animals Originated Before Earth's Atmosphere, Oceans Were Rich In OxygenInternational Business Times
Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal watersScience Magazine
In broadest view yet of world's low oxygen, scientists reveal dangers and solutionsPhys.Org
ScienceAlert -The Inquisitr -National Geographic -RT
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Previewing 2018's Year of Spectacular Mars Using Mobile Apps - Space.com

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:23pm

Space.com

Previewing 2018's Year of Spectacular Mars Using Mobile Apps
Space.com
2018 will be the year of Mars! The Red Planet will encounter deep sky objects and planets in the night sky, and it will approach close enough to Earth this summer that you will be able to see Mars' southern polar cap and largescale features on the ...
NASA's MAVEN mission providing insights into life on distant worldsSpaceFlight Insider
NASA rover spots strange 'stick-like figures' on MarsCNET
Could you build a snowman in our solar system? Winter conditions in the space explainedExpress.co.uk
NewsChannel5.com -MENAFN.COM -The Daily Galaxy (blog) -Outer Places
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New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back - Ars Technica

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:13pm

Ars Technica

New measurement confirms: The ozone is coming back
Ars Technica
The Montreal Protocol, which went into effect in 1989, is a rare instance of a global agreement to solve a global problem: the release of vast quantities of ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere. In the decades since, however, changes in ozone ...
First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole RecoverySpace Ref (press release)
Ozone Layer Hole Slowly Recovering, Research ShowsInternational Business Times
Earth's ozone is recovering thanks to decades-old chemical ban, scientists sayChron.com
The New Daily -JSTOR Daily -Verdict -SlashGear
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Your guide to commercial space travel in 2018 - CNNMoney

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:12pm

CNNMoney

Your guide to commercial space travel in 2018
CNNMoney
It's is a good time to start tuning into the business of space. The months ahead could bring some monumental developments in the booming commercial space industry. Here's a look at what's on the calendar this year. Note that this industry is ...
Boeing, SpaceX progressing towards first crewed missions in 2018: NASABusiness Standard
Indiana Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space StationPR Newswire (press release)
NASA Closer To Launching Astronauts From US Once AgainWMFE

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Why Our Oceans Are Starting to Suffocate - Smithsonian

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:10pm

Smithsonian

Why Our Oceans Are Starting to Suffocate
Smithsonian
O2.jpg. “O2.jpg”. Low oxygen caused the death of these corals and others in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The dead crabs pictured also succumbed to the loss of dissolved oxygen. (Arcadio Castillo/Smithsonian). By Ryan P. Smith. smithsonian.com. When it comes ...

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New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry - Science Magazine

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:04pm

Science Magazine

New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry
Science Magazine
Robots are wielding a new kind of soft power. Researchers have outfitted them with a new class of muscles, which—like our own—offer both strength and sensitivity. By not overpowering and damaging the objects they're manipulating, the muscles could ...
The next generation of strong, self-healing robots are being created in a basement at CU BoulderBoulder Daily Camera
A Clever New Robotic 'Muscle' Seriously Lifts, BroWIRED

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New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry - Science Magazine

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:04pm

Science Magazine

New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry
Science Magazine
Robots are wielding a new kind of soft power. Researchers have outfitted them with a new class of muscles, which—like our own—offer both strength and sensitivity. By not overpowering and damaging the objects they're manipulating, the muscles could ...
The next generation of strong, self-healing robots are being created in a basement at CU BoulderBoulder Daily Camera
A Clever New Robotic 'Muscle' Seriously Lifts, BroWIRED

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New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry - Science Magazine

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:04pm

Science Magazine

New robot 'muscles' are strong enough to lift a baseball—and nimble enough to pluck a raspberry
Science Magazine
Robots are wielding a new kind of soft power. Researchers have outfitted them with a new class of muscles, which—like our own—offer both strength and sensitivity. By not overpowering and damaging the objects they're manipulating, the muscles could ...
The next generation of strong, self-healing robots are being created in a basement at CU BoulderBoulder Daily Camera
A Clever New Robotic 'Muscle' Seriously Lifts, BroWIRED

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