(Reuters) – For decades, scientists have been perplexed by the marvelous preservation of bronze weapons associated with China’s famed Terracotta Warriors, retaining shiny, almost pristine surfaces and sharp blades after being buried for more than two millennia. FILE PHOTO: Terracotta warriors and horses, which were unearthed during the first excavation from 1978 to 1984, stand
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It took a coordinated international effort to get Kohn out of Nazi Germany safely. Google Friday’s Google Doodle honors physicist Hedwig Kohn, born on April 5, 1887. Before World War II, only three women were qualified to teach physics at universities in Germany, and Kohn was one of them. But in 1933, the newly-powerful Nazi
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WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed SES’s first-generation O3b constellation April 4 with the Soyuz launch of four satellites. The rocket lifted off at 1:04 p.m. Eastern from Europe’s Guiana Space Centre near Kourou, French Guiana. The 700-kilogram satellites, designed for broadband connectivity services, separated from the Russian-built rocket two at a time, the
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Sure, you might think your average acorn-chomping grey squirrel is sort of cute. But seriously, it’s never going to be giant rainbow squirrel from India level of cute.  It’s not just our opinion either. When amateur photographer Kaushik Vijayan posted some pics of Malabar giant squirrels (Ratufa indica) on Instagram, they quickly wowed the internet.  Vijayan took
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Deposit Photos Introduction For any nation, the energy ecosystem is fundamental to its progress and development. Since the energy industry drives economic growth, the power grid has always had a profound impact on a nation’s economic survival, security, and sustainability. Now, supported by advances in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) said on Wednesday it has halted collaborations with Huawei Technologies and ZTE over US federal investigations of the Chinese technology companies’ alleged violations of sanctions. “MIT is not accepting new engagements or renewing existing ones with Huawei and ZTE or their respective subsidiaries due to federal investigations regarding violations of sanction
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#HowItsMade //www.sciencechannelgo.com In the early 19th century, an English nobleman hired two chemists to recreate a sauce he tasted while traveling through India. The resulting concoction was unpalatable, so the chemists left it in a basement only to be discovered years later. Over time, the sauce had matured and became delicious. Over 170 years later,
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The NASA Evolutionary Xenon Thruster or NEXT is an advanced Ion propulsion system developed at Glenn Research Center. Its unmatched fuel efficiency could give a real boost to future deep space exploration missions — extending the reach of NASA science missions and yielding a higher return on scientific research.
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SAN FRANCISCO – HawkEye 360 unveiled RFGeo, its first radio frequency signal mapping product. Initially, RFGeo will help customers identify and geolocate maritime VHF radio channels, marine emergency distress beacons and vessel Automatic Identification System signals, the company announced April 4. “Many countries want better visibility of the oceans surrounding their territories,” Adam Bennett, Hawkeye 360 marketing director, said
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“I fully support the standup of a Space Force underneath the Air Force,” Raymond said in front of the House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subcommittee. WASHINGTON — In his first appearance on Capitol Hill since being nominated to run U.S. Space Command, Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command,
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By implanting transparent skulls into mice, scientists think they may be able to glean new insights into how the brain works as a whole – research that could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other brain disorders. “This new device allows us to look at the brain activity at the smallest level zooming in on specific neurons while
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Amelia, which has been described as the market’s “most human and comprehensive” AI platform and virtual worker developed by IPsoft, side by side with her human counterpart, model and entrepreneur, Lauren Hayes. (Source: IPsoft). IPsoft Let’s face it, not unlike other industries the field of IT is very male denominated and one doesn’t have look
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This version features a chocolate truffle base under a layer of marble cheesecake. The decoration on the top is known as a napoleon design. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science //www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: //bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. //bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: //testu.be/1ndmmMq
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NASA has made it clear they want astronauts back on the Moon in 2024, and now, they are zeroing in on the Red Planet – the US space agency confirmed that it wants humans to reach Mars by 2033. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, said Tuesday that in order to achieve that goal, other parts of
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WASHINGTON — Boeing confirmed April 2 it will delay the uncrewed test flight of its commercial crew vehicle, citing a tight schedule and conflicts with another launch. In a statement to SpaceNews, Boeing said the first flight of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft, called the Orbital Flight Test, is now scheduled for August on a United
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The ideal ‘Earth 2.0’ will be an Earth-sized, Earth-mass planet at a similar Earth-Sun distance from a star that’s very much like our own. We have yet to find such a world, but even if we do, we must take care that we distinguish between what we think of as biosignatures, like oxygen, produced by
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York Space Systems’ S-CLASS spacecraft platform. York Space Systems CubeSats have opened up low Earth orbit in ways that we couldn’t have imagined since the first ones launched in 2003. They’ve ushered in a revolution of small spacecraft, each optimized to carry out a specific mission using small computer components and electronics. For months or a
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WASHINGTON — Aircraft tracking company Aireon initiated service with its space-based sensor network April 2, starting global monitoring of aircraft location and velocity on a near real-time basis. “Today is when we start generating revenue,” Aireon CEO Don Thoma said at a news conference here. Air traffic regulators from Canada and the U.K. have started
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HOW DO THEY DO IT? Mondays 9:30p on Science Baklava is the strudel’s ancestor. Phyllo dough used to make baklava is named after the greek word for “leaf” since the dough needs to be “as thin as a leaf.” Watch full episodes: //www.sciencechannelgo.com We rarely consider many of the objects that make up the modern
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As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions, we prepare to take the next giant leap, with sustainable lunar missions that pave the way for eventual journeys beyond. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: //images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0205_Celebrating_Apollo_as_We_Push_Forward_to_the_Moon.html
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The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists Monday confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet as well as where it might have come from. In the 15 years since a European probe reported traces of the gas in the Martian atmosphere, debate has raged over the
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Nobody likes a know-it-all, but new research shows that people who are able to admit that their own knowledge and views might not be correct, are actually more knowledgeable. The new study, led by first author and psychologist Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso from Pepperdine University, examines the concept of intellectual humility, which can be characterised as
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