Tiny NASA spacecraft snaps its first view of Mars

Tiny NASA spacecraft snaps its first view of Mars

NASA’s MarCO-B CubeSat sees Mars. The planet is circled in this image. NASA/JPL-Caltech A red pinpoint marks a big milestone for a small spacecraft. One of NASA’s twin MarCO CubeSat spacecraft took a landmark image of Mars as it heads ever closer to the Red Planet. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shared the image on Monday, […]

'Novel 3D bioprinting tech to create artificial blood vessels, organ tissue'

'Novel 3D bioprinting tech to create artificial blood vessels, organ tissue'

By: PTI | Washington | Published: October 22, 2018 12:26:59 pm (Representative/Illustration) Scientists have developed a 3D printing technique that can recreate the complex geometry of blood vessels, and could one day be used to produce artificial arteries and organ tissues. A study, published in the journal Nature Communications, outlines a layer-by-layer printing method that […]

Look to the sky overnight Sunday-Monday as meteor shower expected to peak

Look to the sky overnight Sunday-Monday as meteor shower expected to peak

If the forecast cooperates enough, stargazers should be treated to the beautiful Orionid meteor shower overnight Sunday, Oct. 21 into Monday morning.  This meteor shower is caused by Earth passing through a portion of space that is littered with debris from Halley’s Comet. NASA says patience is a key in fully enjoying the Orionids as it […]

BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?

BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?

The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday (Oct. 19, Oct. 20 GMT), but now, the mission’s engineers and admirers have to endure a seven-year wait before the project’s science begins in earnest. The BepiColombo mission has such a long cruise time because it’s actually really difficult to successfully […]

Newly Detected Vibrations Show Earth's Inner Core Is Solid

Newly Detected Vibrations Show Earth's Inner Core Is Solid

Researchers report that they’ve observed seismic waves traversing the Earth’s inner core, allowing them to figure out what it’s like: solid, but softer than previously thought. Scientists predicted that the Earth has a solid inner core and liquid outer core 80 years ago, based on measurements inconsistent with just one single core. The solid core […]

What is BepiColombo? Mercury Mission to Probe Mysterious Planet

What is BepiColombo? Mercury Mission to Probe Mysterious Planet

The European Space Agency (ESA) will launch its BepiColombo mission to the planet Mercury from its spaceport near the equator in Kourou, French Guyana, on October 20. My involvement in the mission means that I will be anxiously following the journey as the spacecraft carries out a series of tricky manoeuvers, culminating in its final […]

The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things, study finds

The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things, study finds

Imagine an egalitarian society that treats women and men with equal respect, where both sexes are afforded the same opportunities, and the economy is strong. What would happen to gender differences in this utopia? Would they dissolve? The answer, according to a new study, is a resounding no. The findings, published Thursday in Science, suggest […]

Virtual reality can boost empathy

Virtual reality can boost empathy

Virtual reality could be used to boost empathy, new research suggests. The tool could be used to encourage tolerance and acceptance of marginalized groups. Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to other perspectives, thoughts and emotions of others. Studies show higher levels of empathy are linked with altruistic behavior. For research purposes, behavioral […]

School students identify sounds caused by solar storm

School students identify sounds caused by solar storm

Dr. Martin Archer (second from the right) with students from Eltham Hill School and Professor David Berman from Queen Mary University of London. Credit: QMUL School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth’s magnetic shield, as part of a Queen Mary University of London research project. The findings, by […]

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