Science and Technology   Mon 3 Aug 09:36 GMT

Planet pairings and Perseids!

Planet pairings and Perseids!

August 1, 2020 – What’s Up for August? This month brings a bunch of opportunities to see the Moon posing with the planets, plus here come the meteors! On August 1st, the Moon makes a lo…

YubaNet - 22 minutes ago

Hubble Space Telescope Sees Near and Far

Hubble Space Telescope Sees Near and Far

The barred spiral galaxy known as NGC 4907 shows its best side from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the northern hemisphere. This is a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the face-on the galaxy, displaying its beau…

SciTechDaily - 25 minutes ago

LOOK UP: International Space Station will be visible next couple nights

LOOK UP: International Space Station will be visible next couple nights

You will need to look quickly because it will only be visible for two minutes on Sunday.

FOX19 - 39 minutes ago

Learn the SEO and social media tactics to build a truly thriving online business

Learn the SEO and social media tactics to build a truly thriving online business

TLDR: The SEO and Social Media Ads Certification Bundle explains how to market, grow audiences, and convert sales in the online world. If you don’t feel 100 percent comfortable ...

The Next Web - 2 hours ago

“Zombie cicadas” infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West VirginiaWIVB.com

“Zombie cicadas” infected with mind-controlling fungus return to West VirginiaWIVB.com

(CBS NEWS) – Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to the psychedelic chemicals found in magic mushrooms. “Zombie cicadas” — under the influence of a parasitic fungus — have reemerged in West Virginia to infect their friends, and now scientists have a bette…

wivb.com - news 4 - 2 hours ago

Scientists Study Chernobyl Fungus as Protection against Space Radiation

Scientists Study Chernobyl Fungus as Protection against Space Radiation

Researchers are investigating whether a fungus that grows in high radiation areas could possibly protect humans traveling in space.

VOA News - 2 hours ago

SpaceX splashdown replay: See NASA astronauts safely return to Earth

SpaceX splashdown replay: See NASA astronauts safely return to Earth

The historic Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission makes a clean water landing in the Gulf of Mexico and the crew exits the capsule.

CNET - 4 hours ago

Nuclear fallout fungus that survived Chernobyl and eats radiation could turn into cosmic ray shields for astronauts

Nuclear fallout fungus that survived Chernobyl and eats radiation could turn into cosmic ray shields for astronauts

Something that devours radiation and survived a nuclear holocaust sounds like it should have its own comic series. Maybe it should, because it actually exists.

SYFY WIRE - 4 hours ago

Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Attivo Networks on deception prevention

Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Attivo Networks on deception prevention

Attivo Networks is a US-based technology vendor in the cybersecurity space. The company focuses on threat detection and deception.

securitybrief.co.nz - 4 hours ago

Off-grid Hybrid Power System Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Pric

Off-grid Hybrid Power System Market by Technology, Solutions, Application, Pric

The global Off-grid Hybrid Power System market has been analyzed by the researchers for a definite forecast period of 2020 to 2027. This analysis was conducte

aeresearch.net - 5 hours ago

Family pleads for community help in finding 18-year-old drowning victim

Family pleads for community help in finding 18-year-old drowning victim

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A heartbroken family is pleading with the community to help search crews recover their 18-year-old loved one who drowned in the Chatfield Reservoir Friday afternoon.  “I wish people would have the decency to choose not to go t…

FOX 31 Denver - 6 hours ago

The Best Meteor Shower of the Year, the Perseids, Will Peak in Early August

The Best Meteor Shower of the Year, the Perseids, Will Peak in Early August

The Perseids are especially bright, so you won’t want to miss this one!

prevention.com - 7 hours ago

Boaters greet SpaceX capsule after splashdown, catching officials off guard

Boaters greet SpaceX capsule after splashdown, catching officials off guard

Recreational boaters got up close and personal to the SpaceX capsule carrying two US astronauts after it landed in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday — catching NASA officials off guard. “That wa…

New York Post - 7 hours ago

Telstra to extend 5G footprint despite takeup concerns

Telstra to extend 5G footprint despite takeup concerns

Telstra boss Andrew Penn says the telco needs to push 5G technology into more suburbs as quickly as possible to build a decisive lead over its competitors.

The Sydney Morning Herald - 8 hours ago

Good-bye Comet NEOWISE: Glimpses of Rare Cosmic Visitor as It Takes Its Leave for Next 6,800 Years (PHOTOS)

Good-bye Comet NEOWISE: Glimpses of Rare Cosmic Visitor as It Takes Its Leave for Next 6,800 Years (PHOTOS)

Once it disappears, NEOWISE will only revisit the future generations of Earth after about 6,800 years.

The Weather Channel - 14 hours ago

Caught on camera: Astronomers snap ‘space butterfly’ pic from thousands of light-years away

Caught on camera: Astronomers snap ‘space butterfly’ pic from thousands of light-years away

(CNN) — Thousands of light-years away, there’s a “space butterfly” colored with brilliant blues and clouds of purple and red. It’s an image we’ve never seen in this much detail before. So named for its resemblance to the winged insect, the “butterfly” is actu…

fox8.com - 14 hours ago

Congress and technology: Do lawmakers understand Google and Facebook enough to regulate them?

Congress and technology: Do lawmakers understand Google and Facebook enough to regulate them?

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google were grilled by a House subcommittee. Should we be concerned that lawmakers don't understand big tech?

USA Today - 16 hours ago

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Carrying First Spacesuit Materials to Mars – Here’s Why

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Is Carrying First Spacesuit Materials to Mars – Here’s Why

In a Q&A, spacesuit designer Amy Ross explains how five samples, including a piece of helmet visor, will be tested aboard the rover, which was launched on July 30. NASA is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the Moon, part of a larger strategy t…

SciTechDaily - 16 hours ago

Nasa SpaceX mission: How we got to this point

Nasa SpaceX mission: How we got to this point

Why is SpaceX carrying astronauts to space and back for Nasa?

BBC News - 16 hours ago

House passes spending bill with flat NASA funding

House passes spending bill with flat NASA funding

The House passed a spending bill July 31 that includes $22.6 billion for NASA, making no major changes to what appropriators previously approved.

SpaceNews - 16 hours ago

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts prep for splashdown from historic mission, despite tropical storm

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts prep for splashdown from historic mission, despite tropical storm

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — is slowly maneuvering closer to Earth and preparing for a splashdown later today in the Gulf of Mexico.

CNN - 18 hours ago

44 cats seized from home in Schuylkill County

44 cats seized from home in Schuylkill County

Officials say it was a hoarding and neglect case.

wnep.com - a day ago

Powerful Photon-Based Processing Units Enable Complex Artificial Intelligence

Powerful Photon-Based Processing Units Enable Complex Artificial Intelligence

Using photons to create more powerful and power-efficient processing units for more complex machine learning. Machine learning performed by neural networks is a popular approach to developing artificial intelligence, as researchers aim to replicate brain func…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

See the 'space butterfly' astronomers captured from thousands of light years away

See the 'space butterfly' astronomers captured from thousands of light years away

The European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile recently captured a vibrant image of a planetary nebula resembling a "butterfly."

CNN - a day ago

Eid-El-Kabir: Nigerians witness many cases of PoS payment failure due to network disruptions

Eid-El-Kabir: Nigerians witness many cases of PoS payment failure due to network disruptions

It appears internet users may not heave a sigh of relief anytime soon, as network disruptions and technology glitches eat deep into their operations. The users that were recently affected the most are bank customers and Point of Sales terminal operators, espe…

Nairametrics - a day ago

Apple's Taiwan suppliers, Samsung apply for India's smartphone scheme

Apple's Taiwan suppliers, Samsung apply for India's smartphone scheme

Apple Inc's Taiwan contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron Corp and Pegatron Corp have applied for funds from India's US$6.65 billion scheme to boost smartphone manufacturing, the technology minister said on Saturday.

CNA - a day ago

Did Lake Regional Contradict Health Department Over Covid Concerns? Hospital CEO Clears The Air

Did Lake Regional Contradict Health Department Over Covid Concerns? Hospital CEO Clears The Air

“We work really closely with public health… we depend on them a lot.” Dane Henry, CEO of Lake Regional Health System, says he wants the Lake of the Ozarks community

lakeexpo.com - a day ago

Earthquake hits Nasa facilities during Mars launch

Earthquake hits Nasa facilities during Mars launch

The earthquake has not caused a delay to the launch

Independent - a day ago

NASA reveals how Perseverance is doing as it hurtles toward Mars

NASA reveals how Perseverance is doing as it hurtles toward Mars

Less than a day after NASA's Perseverance rover began its seven-month voyage to Mars, the space agency has given its first full update on the mission.

Digital Trends - a day ago

The Stars That Time Forgot: Remnant of Strange Dismembered Star Cluster Discovered at Galaxy’s Edge

The Stars That Time Forgot: Remnant of Strange Dismembered Star Cluster Discovered at Galaxy’s Edge

Led by PhD student Zhen Wan and his supervisor Professor Geraint Lewis, an international team of astronomers has found a shredded globular cluster on the edge of the Milky Way, the remnant of a type of ancient structure that no longer exists. https://youtu.be…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

ISRO checks claim of Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan remnants on Moon

ISRO checks claim of Chandrayaan-2's rover Pragyan remnants on Moon

Chandrayaan-2’s Pragyan Rover is intact on the Moon’s surface and has rolled a few metres from the remains of moon lander Vikram, tweeted space enthusiast Shanmuga Subramanian, who located moon lander Vikram’s debris after touchdown and then disintegrated due…

Deccan Herald - a day ago

Apple buys Montreal startup to turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple buys Montreal startup to turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple Inc. has acquired Mobeewave Inc., a Montreal-based startup with technology that could transform iPhones into mobile payment terminals, according to people familiar with the matter.

Montreal Gazette - a day ago

Human Sperm Swim Like 'Playful Otters,' New Study Finds

Human Sperm Swim Like 'Playful Otters,' New Study Finds

Sperm cells are wobblier and wonkier than we ever imagined.

HuffPost - a day ago

Tesla is willing to help other automakers, but ask nicely

Tesla is willing to help other automakers, but ask nicely

Earlier this week, I wrote an article talking about the German car companies and their obsession with mentioning Tesla. Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW are all gunning for Tesla in terms of electric vehicle technology and manufacturing. While the three German giant…

Teslarati - a day ago

Scientists discover new class of semiconducting entropy-stabilized materials

Scientists discover new class of semiconducting entropy-stabilized materials

Semiconductors are important materials in numerous functional applications such as digital and analog electronics, solar cells, LEDs, and lasers. Semiconducting alloys are particularly useful for these applications since their properties can be engineered by …

phys.org - a day ago

How to watch two NASA astronauts journey home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule

How to watch two NASA astronauts journey home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule

Beginning at 5:15PM ET on Saturday, August 1st, NASA will provide live coverage of the return of two astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. Coverage will follow them as they undock from the International Space Station an…

The Verge - a day ago

This Leading Renewable Energy Producer Is Already Looking Beyond Wind and Solar

This Leading Renewable Energy Producer Is Already Looking Beyond Wind and Solar

NextEra Energy is excited about this emerging technology.

Motley Fool - a day ago

Best Place on Earth to See Stars – Where They Can Finally Be Seen Without Their Twinkle

Best Place on Earth to See Stars – Where They Can Finally Be Seen Without Their Twinkle

Stars viewed from a place called Dome A in Antarctica can finally be seen without their twinkle – which means in much greater detail. Have you ever wondered why stars twinkle? It’s because turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere makes light emitted from the star…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

New printing process advances 3-D capabilities

New printing process advances 3-D capabilities

More durable prosthetics and medical devices for patients and stronger parts for airplanes and automobiles are just some of the products that could be created through a new 3-D printing technology invented by a UMass Lowell researcher.

phys.org - 2 days ago

How Woody Vines Do the Twist

How Woody Vines Do the Twist

Slowly, scientists are learning how lianas quickly climb.

New York Times - 2 days ago

Two Arctic ice caps have vanished as NASA reveals shock satellite images of global warming

Two Arctic ice caps have vanished as NASA reveals shock satellite images of global warming

Satellite analysis has revealed two ice caps in the Arctic have completely disappeared. They’re victims of human-caused warming, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Mark Serre…

New York Post - 2 days ago

Extremely rare 'space butterfly' captured by ESO telescope

Extremely rare 'space butterfly' captured by ESO telescope

The nebula has two central stars, which is responsible for its rare symmetry

Independent - 2 days ago

NASA Just Launched Its New Perseverance Rover to Mars

NASA Just Launched Its New Perseverance Rover to Mars

The new rover is its biggest, most autonomous yet and may lead us to the first signs of ancient life on the Red Planet.

Wired - 2 days ago

How to Use the Photopills for Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower

How to Use the Photopills for Photographing the Perseid Meteor Shower

August is the time for photographing the annual Perseid meteor shower. It is one of the most spectacular ones, and definitely worth photographing. If you want to get the best pictures, some preparations have to be made. Every year in August, the Earth moves t…

Fstoppers - 2 days ago

US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown return in SpaceX capsule

US astronauts pack up for rare splashdown return in SpaceX capsule

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken said they’ll have seasick bags ready to use if needed during Sunday’s slated splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico.

New York Post - 2 days ago

NASA's Webb Telescope will study Jupiter, its rings, and two intriguing moons

NASA's Webb Telescope will study Jupiter, its rings, and two intriguing moons

Jupiter, named for the king of the ancient Roman gods, commands its own mini-version of our solar system of circling satellites; their movements convinced Galileo Galilei that Earth is not the center of the universe in the early 17th century. More than 400 ye…

phys.org - 2 days ago

With powerful LED flashlights, humans are upping their jungle kills

With powerful LED flashlights, humans are upping their jungle kills

New technology could threaten tropical animals

Science Magazine - 2 days ago