Month: March 2019

A mix of limestone gravel, minerals and additives are mixed into a slurry. After a test sample is hardened and tested, workers pour it into pre-made molds. | 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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NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing
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History was supposed to be made Friday with the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. On Monday, NASA announced it was scrapping that plan because it didn’t have enough space suits designed for smaller frames that typically characterise the female body. To be clear, the number of medium-size spacesuits needed was two. NASA
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Getty Royalty Free Finding a clean and safe apartment is often a daunting task. Bedbug infestations can induce more than just itching and disgust. They can cause rashes and allergic reactions, as well as contribute to sleep loss and anxiety. They can even trigger asthma attacks. These bloodsuckers infest approximately one in nine dwellings in Philadelphia and
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WASHINGTON — A day after Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to return humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told members of Congress that this goal was “very aggressive” and would require additional funding for the agency to achieve. Bridenstine, testifying before the commerce, justice and science subcommittee
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Scientists have uncovered the fossil motherlode – an incredible mash-up of fish, animals and plant life that was flash-preserved in the moments after the asteroid impact that probably killed the dinosaurs. At a site called Tanis in North Dakota’s Hell Creek Formation, a team of palaeontologists from the University of Kansas unearthed the remains, so
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With the help of Adam Savage, Jesse, Valerie, and Rachel try to run through a human-sized roach motel that features a giant glue trap! Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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This article was first published in the SN Military.Space newsletter. If you would like to get our news and insights for national security space professionals every Tuesday, sign up here for your free subscription. The trade association that represents small satellite manufacturers is making a fresh push on Capitol Hill to ensure funds are included in the Pentagon’s
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The design for SpaceX’s Starship (aka. Big Falcon Rocket) is really starting to come together! Over the holidays, sections of the Starship Hopper (a miniature version of the Starship) were photographed being put together at the company’s South Texas Launch Site. By mid-January, the parts were fully-integrated, forming the body of the stainless-steel prototype that
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Researchers at SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, have used the Faint Object infrared Camera (FORCAST) to study a giant celestial cloud called W51 . Celestial clouds are birth places for stars and are formed after a huge cosmic explosion known as a supernova. Supernovae
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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators has reintroduced legislation designed to reform commercial launch and remote sensing regulations, this time without a provision that led to the bill’s defeat last year in the House. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced March 28 the introduction of the Space Frontier Act. The bill is scheduled to be
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The latest Martian water hypothesis suggests that groundwater could exist across a broad geographical region, bubbling up from a deep active system. Scientists have had various ideas about what causes the characteristic recurring slope linea on Mars, those features on craters that look like dried stream beds and sent many researchers hunting for water in
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WASHINGTON — Scisys Group, a formerly British company involved in the European Union’s Galileo satellite program, says its change of headquarters from Chippenham, England, to Dublin, Ireland, was immediately positive for its space business. Scisys is a subcontractor to Thales Alenia Space France and Spain’s GMV on the ground segment of the Galileo navigation satellite
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Adam Savage and a team of the best and brightest put duct tape to the ultimate test and investigate if the miracle material can be used as a viable parachute. Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters Jr.: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-jr/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow
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Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan, stars of 20th Century Fox’s Film “The Martian”, got a tour from Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. News media followed the tour taking a peek at what NASA’s “Real Martians” are working on. For more videos of the visit: Space Station Crew Members Talk to Cast of The Martian
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Nestled between Saturn’s rings are a collection of mini-moons that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft skimmed past in 2017. On Thursday, for the first time, astronomers and scientists are detailing their findings about the moons in the US journal Science. Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora and Epimetheus each measure between eight and 116 kilometres (five to 72 miles)
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A salesman watches Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing to the nation, on TV screens inside a showroom in Mumbai, India, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Election Commission said it had directed a committee of officers to examine Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of an anti-satellite test on Wednesday, after opposition
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If you love music, but can’t carry a tune, you can blame it on subvocalization. Subvocalization is the act of moving vocal and facial muscles as if you were making the actual sounds. For example, it’s what people do when they’re reading a very complex sentence (or are just learning to read), and quietly mouth
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This article originally appeared in the March 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. U.S. Strategic Command was handed the responsibility last fall to solve one of the Defense Department’s most sensitive and complex technology problems: the modernization of the nation’s nuclear command, control and communications system, known as NC3. This job previously belonged to the
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Forget mutant turtles. Kangaroo rats are the true ninjas of the animal kingdom. A series of four high-speed videos has recently captured these little fighters flipping and kicking in mid-air as they artfully dance around their arch nemesis, the hungry sidewinder rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes). It’s a battle between two extreme athletes, and the result is a lightning
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