Month: May 2019

The widespread adoption of pasteurisation and refrigeration means we’re now used to a shelf life of two to three weeks for milk, but scientists working at Australian company Naturo just announced they’ve extended that to more than 60 days. Allegedly, Naturo’s technique doesn’t involve the heat treatment that comes with pasteurisation, and apparently “retains its
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WASHINGTON — Loft Orbital, a company preparing a constellation to carry payloads for customers who don’t want to operate their own satellites, has filled up its first satellite and booked a January 2020 launch through Spaceflight Industries. San Francisco-based Loft Orbital will carry five customer payloads on its first mission, designated YAM-2, Alex Greenberg, Loft
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Armed with CRISPR gene-editing technology, scientists are trying to move away from performing experiments on common model organisms, like fruit flies and zebrafish, which have long defined biological research – by crafting new ones at the genetic level. But scientists who are gene hacking new animals for their research are running into logistical problems, according
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One of the most recognisable star formations in our galaxy could be harbouring an intergalactic fugitive.  Hiding in the Ursa Major constellation, home of the Big Dipper, astronomers have recently ousted a strange star unlike any other in the Milky Way. Officially known as J1124+4535, this bizarre celestial body appears to have an unusual chemical signature and, incidentally, origin.
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WASHINGTON — The two contenders to build Telesat’s constellation of broadband satellites have nearly finalized their designs and will submit proposals in the coming months, Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg said May 2. Airbus Defence and Space and a Maxar Technologies-Thales Alenia Space team are competing for a contract worth an estimated $3 billion. Goldberg said
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Workers start with melted alluminum alloy that is then shaped and coated multiple times to create the perfect non-stick finish. | http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Watch full episodes: http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Artificial intelligence (AI), despite being able to process petabytes of data, has long been mocked for its inability to appreciate poetry and comprehend the true meaning behind literary pieces. Google plans to change that perception with an AI algorithm that can write poetry and then overlay it over a portrait (a selfie) with some beautiful
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After a lengthy investigation, NASA has finally pinned down the reason two science missions failed to launch. A supplier had been sending faulty aluminium for rocket parts – after fraudulently altering test results and falsifying certifications. The supplier was Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI), an Oregon-based aluminium extrusion manufacturer, and it had been perpetrating its fraud
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Remember when Orson Welles’ 1938 radio show called “The War of the Worlds” fooled people into thinking that Earth was actually being invaded? That was fun. Now, the ESA (European Space Agency) is tempting fate by live-tweeting the hypothetical approach of the hypothetical asteroid 2019PDC and hypothetically planning a hypothetical response to this hypothetically destructive
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(Reuters) – “It’s a challenge to describe that noise,” says Reuters senior photographer Mike Blake, after witnessing his first rocket launch. Photographer Joe Skipper sets up remote cameras near launch pad 39A prior to the uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 1,
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Leahy is best known in defense technology circles as the “father of the X-45.” WASHINGTON — Former Air Force program manager and Northrop Grumman executive Mike Leahy will replace Fred Kennedy as head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Tactical Technology Office, the agency’s director said. Mike Leahy Leahy will be joining the agency
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Hollow wooden surfboards are making a comeback. These artisanal boards are made from carefully chosen, eco-friendly wood cut into many different parts, assembled and finished by hand. Watch full episodes: http://www.hulu.com/how-its-made http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. The 12-day mission
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WASHINGTON — While the administration continues to work on a revised budget request for carrying out the new goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, the technical plan for doing so is starting to take shape. In a presentation at a joint meeting of the Space Studies Board and Aeronautics and Space Engineering
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Extraterrestrial life, that familiar science-fiction trope, that kitschy fantasy, that CGI nightmare, has become a matter of serious discussion, a “risk factor”, a “scenario”. How has ET gone from sci-fi fairytale to a serious scientific endeavour modelled by macroeconomists, funded by fiscal conservatives and discussed by theologians? Because, following a string of remarkable discoveries over
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WASHINGTON — A power problem on the International Space Station has postponed the launch of a SpaceX cargo spacecraft by at least two days, pending an effort to fix the issue. NASA announced April 30 it had asked SpaceX to delay the launch of a Dragon cargo spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket that had
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