A fully optical attoclock to image tunnelling wavepackets
Attoclocks, or attosecond clocks, are instruments that can measure time intervals on the attosecond scale by measuring the time it takes for electrons to tunnel out of atoms. The attosecond procedure ...
NASA calls on other companies to build a better lunar lander than SpaceX
NASA is calling other commercial space companies to compete with SpaceX is a part of its plans to establish a sustained presence on the Moon.
NASA to develop second Moon lander, alongside SpaceX’s Starship
Washington: As NASA makes strides to return humans to the lunar surface under Artemis, the space agency has announced plans to create a second Moon lander
NASA puts out call for competitors to SpaceX's Moon lander
NASA is turning to the spirit of healthy competition to boost its chances of success in establishing a presence on the Moon, today outlining plans for a commercially-developed sidekick to SpaceX's lander. The announcement calls for private space companies to develop a second lander to take astronauts from lunar orbit down to the surface, forming a key pillar in what the agency hopes will become a recurring transportation service for both crew and cargo.
NASA looks beyond SpaceX for future lunar landers
NASA says it’s welcoming lunar lander concepts from commercial companies other than SpaceX, which already has a contract to land astronauts on the moon.
Mysterious Vortex Waves Discovered on The Sun Hint at New Solar Physics
A new type of high-frequency acoustic wave discovered propagating on the Sun seems to be defying expectations.
NASA announces plans to develop second Moon lander, alongside SpaceX’s Starship
NASA is going with its original plan.
NASA to discuss Artemis moon lander plan for astronauts today. How to listen online.
NASA plans to use SpaceX's Starship to land the next astronauts on the moon.
Dense bones allowed Spinosaurus to hunt underwater, study shows
Spinosaurus is the biggest carnivorous dinosaur ever discovered—even bigger than T. rex—but the way it hunted has been a subject of debate for decades. It's hard to guess the behavior of an animal ...
Physicists report on first programmable quantum sensor
Atomic clocks are the best sensors mankind has ever built. Today, they can be found in national standards institutes or satellites of navigation systems. Scientists all over the world are working to further ...
'Unthinkable': Scientists shocked as polar temperatures soar 50 to 90 degrees above normal
Scientists expressed shock and alarm this weekend amid extreme high temperatures near both of the Earth's poles—the latest signs of the accelerating planetary climate emergency.Temperatures in parts of Antarctica were 50°F-90°F above normal in recent days, while earlier this week the mercury soared ...
2 geomagnetic storms will lash Earth today, but don't worry (too much)
Auroras could be seen as far south as Idaho and New York, according to NOAA.
3 tonnes space junk likely to hit moon at 5,800 mph
The moon is about to get walloped by 3 tonnes of space junk, a punch that will carve out a crater that could fit several semitractor-trailers.
61% of Hawaiian coral exposed to warming conditions, survive
In an optimistic study of Hawaiian coral, researchers find they may adapt well to warmer and more acidic oceans
A Dead Rocket Is About to Crash Into the Moon, and Scientists Can't Wait
Our natural satellite has never experienced space junk quite like this before.
A Dead Rocket Just Crashed Into the Moon, and Scientists Are Thrilled
The impact likely obliterated the chunk of space junk in a white hot explosion.
A Rocket Is Going To Crash Into The Moon – The Accidental Experiment Will Shed Light On The Physics Of Impacts In Space
On March 4, 2022, a lonely, spent rocket booster will smack into the surface of the Moon at nearly 6,000 mph. Once the dust has settled, NASA’s Lunar Reco
A hotter planet means a hungrier planet, climate report warns
Simultaneous crop failures in the world's breadbaskets and livestock deaths from extreme heat are just a few of the disasters that may befall the world's food system.
A nanoscale look at coronavirus infection
A human cell being infected by a coronavirus is a crowded place as the virus turns its host into a virus-replicating machine. Now, for the first time, Stanford scientists have used super-resolution light ...
A nanoscale look at coronavirus infection
Using super-resolution microscopy, scientists uncovered new details about the location of viral molecules in a cell after coronavirus infection.
A peptide hydrogel for efficient production of cell spheroids
Prof. Zhimou Yang, who has wored in the research field of peptide self-assembly biomaterials for more than 15 years, has designed a peptide hydrogel for cell spheroids production. "Supramolecular hydrogels ...
A possible new COVID-19 vaccine could be accessible for more of the world
A new protein subunit vaccine may offer an inexpensive, easy-to-store, and effective alternative to RNA vaccines for COVID-19.
A rocket crashing into the moon is a good thing for physics
On March 4, 2022, a lonely, spent rocket booster will smack into the surface of the Moon at nearly 6,000 mph.
AI-Designed Protein Awakens Silenced Genes, One By One
By combining CRISPR technology with a protein designed with artificial intelligence, it is possible to awaken individual dormant genes by disabling the chemical "off switches" that silence them. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle describe this finding in the ...
Acoustic propulsion of nanomachines depends on their orientation
Scientists have now found answers to central questions which had previously stood in the way of acoustic propulsion of nanoparticles.
Aerial antenna for Venus mission test
How can you accurately test a space antenna down here on Earth when it has been scaled up to penetrate the subterranean depths of another planet? This was the question faced by SENER in Spain, currently designing a candidate antenna for ESA's EnVision mission, which will explore Venus from its inner core to outermost cloud layers. To solve it they lifted their prototype skyward with a balloon.
After another Starlink mission, SpaceX on pace for one launch per week this year
Another batch of 47 internet satellites launched Thursday on a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, heading into the sky to join SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network on the company’s ninth mission in nine weeks, keeping pace with a goal of around 50 Falcon flights this year.
After mistaken identity and confusion, a piece of space junk slams into the Moon
The rocket met its predicted doom.
All-optical attoclock for imaging tunnelling wavepackets
Physicists can study the possible time delays of light-induced tunneling of an electron from an atom after conducting measurements of time delays when cold atoms tunnel through an optically created potential ...
An out-of-control rocket could have just smashed into the moon
Evidence seems to point to the rocket coming from China
Ancient ancestors evolved to be strong and snappy, study finds
Researchers led by the University of Bristol show that the earliest jaws in the fossil record were caught in a trade-off between maximizing their strength and their speed.
Antarctic Marine Life Adapted to the Cold. Now the Ocean Is Heating Up
These swimmers evolved to brave the icy seas but, as waters warm, they are under threat.
Archaeologists discover innovative 40,000-year-old culture in China
When did populations of Homo sapiens first arrive in China and what happened when they encountered the Denisovans or Neanderthals who lived there? A new study in Nature by an international team of researchers ...
Artificial intelligence paves the way to discovering new rare-earth compounds
Artificial intelligence advances how scientists explore materials. Researchers from Ames Laboratory and Texas A&M University trained a machine-learning (ML) model to assess the stability of rare-earth ...
Astrolab unveils Artemis lunar rover design
A California startup has developed and tested a prototype of a lunar rover that it plans to offer to NASA for use on future Artemis missions.
Astronaut Blood Could Reveal Space Flight Risks
“Our groups have proven that you can use the old samples and get very important information about the effects of spaceflight,” said David Goukassian, a professor of medicine and cardiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and lead project scientist on the study.
Astronauts prep for new solar arrays on nearly seven-hour spacewalk
Astronauts Kayla Barron and Raja Chari floated out of the International Space Station airlock for a spacewalk Tuesday, installing brackets and struts to support new solar arrays to upgrade the research lab’s power system on the same day that crewmate Mark Vande Hei marked his 341st day in orbit, a U.S. record for a single spaceflight.
Astronomers see massive debris cloud in space after 2 objects collide
Astronomers had the chance to observe a massive, star-size debris cloud as it passed in front of a nearby star and blocked some of its light. This observation revealed evidence of a collision between two celestial bodies likely the size of giant asteroids or mini planets, the scientists said.
Atlas 5 launches GOES-T weather satellite
An Atlas 5 successfully launched the latest in a series of geostationary weather satellites March 1, exactly four years after its predecessor's launch.
Bacteria-shredding insect wings inspire new antibacterial packaging
Inspired by the bacteria-killing wings of insects like cicadas, scientists have developed a natural antibacterial texture for use on food packaging to improve shelf life and reduce waste. The lab-made ...
Building the first experimental payload to make oxygen on the moon
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced it has chosen a team to make oxygen on the moon.
Carbon dioxide could be stored below ocean floor, research shows
Scientists are searching for new technologies that could help the world reach carbon neutrality. One potential solution is to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions in the form of hydrates under ocean floor sediments, kept in place by the natural pressure created by the weight of the seawater above. Now researchers have demonstrated experimental evidence of the stability of carbon dioxide hydrates in oceanic sediments -- an essential step in making this carbon storage technology a viable reality.
Cheaper, more efficient ways to capture carbon
Researchers have developed a new tool that could lead to more efficient and cheaper technologies for capturing heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere and converting them into beneficial substances, like fuel or building materials.
Chemical reaction design goes virtual
Researchers aim to streamline the time- and resource-intensive process of screening ligands during catalyst design by using virtual ligands.
China launches test satellites for broadband constellation
China  launched a set of commercial satellites Saturday for testing broadband services, on-orbit networking and integrating communications and remote sensing technologies.
Climate simulations redefine causes of North American monsoon
On average, western Mexico and the American Southwest receive half their rainfall for the year between July and September. The deluge is due to the weather pattern known as a monsoon—but according to ...
Corals can be 'trained' to tolerate heat stress, study finds
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that corals that underwent a stressful temperature treatment in the laboratory ...
Cosmic particle accelerator reaches theoretical limit
With the help of special telescopes, researchers have observed a cosmic particle accelerator as never before. Observations made with the gamma ray observatory H.E.S.S. in Namibia show for the first time ...
Crew Successfully Completes ‘World’s Most Challenging Shipwreck Search’
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Developing ultrathin films for stretchable and sturdy bioelectronic membranes
UCLA researchers have developed a unique design of ultrathin films for highly flexible yet mechanically robust bioelectronic membranes that could pave the way for diagnostic on-skin sensors that fit precisely ...
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