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The SpaceX spacesuit Elon Musk just revealed looks absolutely nothing like his competitor's - Washington Post

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:55:21 GMT

Astronauts traveling aboard Elon Musk's Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest to launch crewed ...

Missed the solar eclipse? You won't have to wait too long for the next one. - Washington Post

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:28:55 GMT

The 2017 solar eclipse is now history. If you missed the big event or, like me, regret not traveling to the path of totality to watch the sun go completely dark, not to worry — you'll have another chance in less than seven years. The United States ...

Antares: astronomers capture best ever image of a star's surface and atmosphere - The Guardian

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:00:20 GMT

Astronomers have produced the most detailed ever images of a star other than the sun. The red supergiant, called Antares, is known as the heart of the Scorpius constellation because of its rosy hue, discernible to the naked eye, and location in the ...

Gravitational waves are helping us crack the mystery of how pairs of black holes form - The Conversation UK

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:31:00 GMT

Ilya Mandel receives funding from STFC, and acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. NSF PHY11-25915. Partners. University of Birmingham provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK.

Cyborg bacteria can harvest solar energy to produce fuel - Zee News

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:14:00 GMT

To enable humans to capture more of the Sun's energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful compounds. . PTI| Last Updated: Thursday, August 24, 2017 ...

The bizarre toothless dolphin that used its snout to vacuum up fish and squid 30 million years ago - Daily Mail

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:10:00 GMT

Researchers have uncovered a fossil of an extinct dolphin species along the South Carolina coast. The toothless dolphin, which lived 28-30 million years ago, used suction-feeding and preyed on fish and squid. The researchers say that the finding ...

Two newest astronauts moonstruck as Canada looks beyond space station - TheSpec.com

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:49:11 GMT

Canada's newest astronauts Joshua Kutryk and Jennifer Sidey are already looking beyond the International Space Station as they begin two years of intense basic training. - Sean Kilpatrick,The Canadian Press. MONTREAL — It's a far-out dream that ...

Ultra-small antennas point way to miniature brain implants - Nature.com

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:20:19 GMT

A new design could make bulky antennas — here shown in a cellular phone tower — up to one hundred times smaller. Metal antennas that send and receive TV signals and radio waves could soon be replaced by tiny films up to one hundred times smaller, ...

Martian Weather Kicks into High Gear at Night - Scientific American

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:00:00 GMT

When night arrives on Mars, plunging temperatures can lead to weather much worse than researchers previously thought was possible on the Red Planet. Snowstorms can spring up with whipping winds that could create problems for missions to the planet, ...

Turning human waste into plastic, nutrients could aid long-distance space travel (video) - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:00:19 GMT

IMAGE: Astronauts could someday benefit from recycling human waste on long space trips (photo illustration). view more. Credit: American Chemical Society. WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool ...and more »