Roberta Bondar reflects on spaceflight, nature and the cake she almost didn't have
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Mixed messages? How end of Covid plan B rules could change behaviour
On January 22, 1992, Dr. Roberta Bondar blasted off on the space shuttle Discovery, becoming the first Canadian woman in space. Since then, she has become a renowned nature photographer and an inspiration to a new generation of Canadian...
False banana: Is Ethiopia's enset 'wondercrop' for climate change?
Analysis: Experts say when the rules are relaxed there tends to be a gradual erosion of protective behavioursAll plan B measures in England will be lifted next week, meaning an end to compulsory mask-wearing in shops, vaccine certificates for entering venues, and guidance to work from home. But are the public ready to embrace these freedoms just weeks after Covid cases in the UK hit a record high...
Virgin Orbit California rocket launch paves way for UK lift-off
The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people, according to research.
Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle 'new narcotics' of waste crime
Rocket strapped to wing of 747 takes off from California space port to launch site above PacificVirgin Orbit has conducted its third successful commercial launch using a rocket strapped to the left wing of a modified 747 aircraft. The flight took off on 13 January from the Mojave Air and Space Port, California, at 1339 PST (0939 GMT). It then flew to the launch site above the Pacific, about 50...
Bionic eye implant enables blind UK woman to detect visual signals
Illegal dumping of rubbish is on the rise as criminals exploit flaws in the system.
Breakthrough offers hope of restoration of sight to people suffering vision loss because of dry AMDAn 88-year-old woman has told of her joy at becoming the first patient in the UK to benefit from a groundbreaking bionic eye implant that enabled her to detect signals for the first time since going blind.The woman from Dagenham suffers from geographic atrophy. The condition is the most common form...
THURSDAY 20. JANUARY 2022
Long-sought Great Lakes projects get funding under new law
'Rough' words feature a trill sound in languages around the globe
A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infrastructure package, officials said Thursday.
Marine sponge cells in 3D could ramp up production of drug compounds
In languages spoken around the world, words describing rough surfaces are highly likely to feature a "trilled /r/" sound—a linguistic pattern that stretches back over 6,000 years, a new study reveals. The international team of researchers from the University of Birmingham, Radboud University, and the University of British Columbia has published its findings in Scientific Reports.
Are you a 'busy explorer' or 'quality time seeker?' Study splits travelers according to time use, environmental impact
There are more than 9,000 species of marine sponges (Phylum Porifera) worldwide, which are a source of novel natural products. They contain promising chemical agents that may be useful in combatting cancer, COVID-19 and antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus bacteria. These chemicals interact with molecules that have been conserved throughout evolutionary history and are involved in human disease...
Experiment with turnstiles of single electrons shows way towards new power standard
Younger travelers in full-time work who feel the pressure to make the most of their holiday time are more likely to engage in activities that make their trips less sustainable, according to research led by Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.
Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS Data
The world's most commonly used system of measurement, the International System of Units (SI), was redefined in 2019. Since then, units have needed to be defined in terms of the constants of nature—that is, nature's rules that are fixed and of no uncertainty, such as the speed of light—and not in terms of arbitrary references.
Citizen Scientists Spot Jupiter-like Planet in NASA TESS Data
Body: Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system.
Highly eccentric black hole merger discovered
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system.
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Is Vesuvius taking an extended siesta?
Scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. This can help explain how some of the previous black hole mergers are much heavier than previously thought possible.
NASA solar sail mission to chase tiny asteroid after Artemis I launch
Located near Naples, Italy, Vesuvius last had a violent eruption in 1944, towards the end of the Second World War. It could be a few hundred years before another dangerous, explosive eruption occurs, finds a new study by volcano experts at ETH Zurich.
Motor proteins haul precious cargo in neurons. How can we control their movement?
Launching with the Artemis I uncrewed test flight, NASA's shoebox-size Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will chase down what will become the smallest asteroid ever to be visited by a spacecraft. It will get there by unfurling a solar sail to harness solar radiation for propulsion, making this the agency's first deep space mission of its kind.
New measuring method reveals there may be more plastic on than in your salad
Inside neurons, motor proteins haul precious cargo, moving essential goods along thread-like roadways called microtubule tracks.
Researchers develop novel microscopic picoshell particles
It's now possible to measure how many plastic particles there are in our food. Chinese scientists and Leiden University professor Willie Peijnenburg applied their new method to lettuce and wheat. Their results were published January 20 in Nature Nanotechnology.
Analysis of bankruptcy data reveals patterns that underscore broader social, economic trends
Production of high-energy fats by microalgae may provide a sustainable, renewable energy source that can help tackle climate change. However, microalgae engineered to produce lipids rapidly usually grow slowly themselves, making it difficult to increase overall yields.
Disease predictions can be improved by factoring in mosquito predators
A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign expert who studies consumer credit issues provides the first comprehensive overview of bankruptcy filers in more than 30 years, shining a spotlight on the economic stressors faced by U.S. debtors.
Scientists recommend system of checkpoints to help guide climate engineering research
The way mosquitoes react to predators should be included in disease models, say researchers behind a new study.
Research into engineering techniques that might one day be employed to artificially cool the planet poses some of the thorniest questions facing society today. For climate scientists, that tension is compounded by the lack of a broadly accepted oversight framework to guide their research.